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Senior Software Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world, visited by over 455 million travellers each month.

Senior Software Engineer, Rentals and Experiences SEO 

If you’re looking to build something new, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and are eager to join a team working with some of the best minds in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - then we’d love to hear from you!

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site with over 450+ million travelers each month. As a member of the Rentals and Experiences SEO Engineering team, you will work on projects aimed at increasing the quality and amount of organic search traffic to TripAdvisor and our various Vacation Rental brands. In addition to traveler facing changes, you will also have the opportunity to enhance our internal tooling to help improve our understanding of search engine rankings and improve our daily lives with smoother processes.

Key Skills / Experience / Knowledge / Qualifications

Personal Qualities

  • Passion for software engineering and technology

  • Desire to work in fast paced environment and keep up with new platforms, technologies, and best practices

  • A love of travel is not required, but hey - why not?

Must Have

  • At least 4 years’ experience in a professional software development role

  • Understanding of what is required to build efficient, scalable, decoupled, testable and maintainable code.

  • Excellent coding skills, preferably in Java

  • Comfortable working with Java, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

  • Solid experience in back-end technologies like relational databases (MySQL, PSQL) and NoSQL

  • Detailed knowledge of web application architecture and infrastructure

  • Previous experience building and maintaining RESTful web services

  • Ability to work in a distributed development environment and handle dependencies across multiple teams and branches

  • Comfortable developing for a Linux server environment

  • Proven track record of strong leadership skills that shows ability to both drive projects to success and mentoring other engineers

  • Some prior experience investigating performance issues in enterprise applications

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with React, Redux and RxJS

  • Experience working in PHP and with Silex/Twig

  • Development experience using frameworks such as Spring MVC, Jersey and Hibernate

  • Knowledge of Tomcat and Docker

  • Travel industry experience

  • Basic SEO knowledge

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 661 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.7 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 456 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip.

TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

What you’ll get

  • Highly competitive salary along with the following
    • Annual bonus.
    • Excellent contributory pension.
    • Full family private medical cover.
    • Full dental cover.
    • Annual wellbeing allowance (e.g. gym membership)
    • Personal travel reimbursement.
    • Critical illness plus full life cover.
    • Childcare vouchers.
    • Cycle to work scheme.
    • Free shuttle buses from Oxford and surrounding villages.
    • Employee assistance program.


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