Software Engineering Manager - Growth

| Greater Boston Area
ABOUT HOPPER
At Hopper, we’re on a mission to make booking travel faster, easier, and more transparent. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing travel app -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel more. With over $235M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its path toward becoming the go-to way to book travel as the world continues its shift to mobile.
Recognized as the fastest-growing travel app by Forbes and one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company two years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 40 million times and has helped travelers plan over 100 million trips and counting. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019, the Google Play Award for Standout Startup of 2016 and Apple’s App Store Best of 2015. 
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THE ROLE
As a Software Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of software engineers to innovate and solve challenging problems, impacting millions of users. You will be an influential technical leader, developing the technical strategy and leading the architectural design for your team. You will collaborate closely with product managers to drive the product direction, making sure we solve the right problems and find ways to delight our customers. You will lead your team to break down complex problems, and implement robust and scalable solutions. 
You will develop a culture of operational excellence and develop best practices for deploying reliable software quickly. You will develop effective hiring and onboarding processes, and providing feedback, coaching, and professional development for the team. You will develop processes to coordinate and deliver on projects in a timely manner.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Lead the team to make technical tradeoffs, system design, and buy-vs-build decisions
  • Develop processes that enable the team to quickly deliver high quality software that solves real user problems 
  • Set the technical direction for the team, partner with product management to prioritize and organize the roadmap
  • Implement development processes and own the operations for the services your team builds
  • Scale the team by establishing good processes, hiring and onboarding new developers, and developing an effective team structure
  • Providing coaching and mentorship
  • Manage requests from multiple stakeholders and competing priorities
  • Influence the strategic direction of the product

THE PERFECT CANDIDATE HAS:

  • 3+ years professional experience in commercial or web-scale system software development and delivery
  • 4+yrs experience in hiring and leading software engineering teams of 5+
  • Understanding of at least one modern programming language such as Scala, C++, Java, or Python
  • Demonstrated experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs
  • Demonstrated experience developing and deploying scalable machine learning systems
  • Strong business and product judgment and record of making the right decisions
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Passion for technology and technical leadership

BENEFITS
Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business
100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)
Easy commute with a paid-for public transportation or parking pass
IATA Travel Agent Card for discounts in the travel industry
Fully stocked kitchen with: coffee/tea, beer, bagels and snacks (both healthy and not-healthy)
Team lunches, offsite activities and much more!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

275 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

What are Hopper Perks + Benefits

Hopper Benefits Overview

Stay healthy
Full medical, dental, and vision benefits. Life insurance. Long and short-term disability plans. All on us.

Get paid
Competitive salary. Company stock options. Commuter benefits. 401(k) and RSP retirement savings plan.

We take food seriously
Catered lunches, Montreal bagels, kombucha on tap, craft beer, endless snacks, espresso machine

Learn something new
At-work French classes, book clubs, board game nights, forensic Fridays, lunchtime debates, table time

Be yourself
Casual work environment, loft-like workspaces, slack channels for every interest group

Take off
Flexible work schedule and vacation plan. Emergency travel assistance. IATA card.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Hopper's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses - plus we reimburse anything payed into the deductible!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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