User Acquisition Engineer

| Greater Boston Area
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. 
Take off with us!
As a User Acquisition Engineer, you will help deploy a multi-million dollar marketing budget to generate millions of installs every month. You’ll help improve the Hopper Ads Engine, our in-house marketing automation system built on top of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Pinterest marketing APIs. You will shape the technical side of our user acquisition operations, and help us acquire users efficiently at scale. 
You might be a great fit for our team if you are excited about solving the technical challenges behind creating large-scale digital advertising campaigns, tracking and analyzing performance data, and adjusting strategy in real-time to optimize results. 


  • Build and improve the Hopper Ads Engine, our in-house marketing automation platform built on top of Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter, Appsflyer and Pinterest marketing APIs
  • Help launch large-scale campaigns and deploy multi-million dollar marketing budgets by building infrastructure to automate and scale our user acquisition efforts
  • Help create robust tracking of our campaigns, by combining data from ad networks, internal databases and analytics tools to build LTV and cohort analysis reports
  • Find creative ways to quickly run experiments that uncover growth and optimization opportunities in our marketing
  • Work with a cross-functional team of marketers, designers and engineers
  • Find effective ways to simplify and communicate analyses to a non-technical audience


  • 2+ years of experience with general-purpose languages like Python and JavaScript and experience with databases/SQL
  • A focus on speed and efficiency, with an ability to find the balance between high-quality code and getting a project shipped
  • Experience working with growth marketing teams, or running growth marketing projects
  • Knowledge of marketing concepts like LTV, payback, CAC, etc.
  • The ability to work with minimal guidance, be proactive and to handle ambiguity and the challenge of quickly evolving goals
  • The ability to communicate complex technical work to non-technical audiences within the company
  • Interest in the travel industry and startups; you should be comfortable working in a small team and a fast-paced environment


  • Experience in mobile user acquisition or in the travel industry
  • Knowledge of MMPs (AppsFlyer), Amplitude, Smartly, Google Analytics
  • Experience using Google BigQuery
  • Experience with Scala
  • You’ve built your own side projects, written blog posts, or otherwise showcased your skills outside of your full-time roles

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)

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Boston, MA

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.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
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
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 1 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
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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