VP of Engineering, Platform at Hopper

| Greater Boston Area
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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. 
Take off with us!
THE ROLE
As Hopper’s VP of Engineering for our Platform, this role will ultimately oversee all of Hopper’s internal technology development for shared platform systems outside our product development operations for business units. It’s a single-threaded leadership role that will determine how we handle internal APIs in our microservice environment and build a strong technology ecosystem we can continue to leverage as we continue to massively grow and scale the business. Other aspects of overall development velocity will be taken into account, as well as site reliability, business intelligence, data platform and monitoring/performance engineering.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Develop mechanisms and strategies to ensure Hopper Technology runs smoothly and effectively.
  • Direct and establish Platform projects, and be the owner for the roadmap.
  • Monitor changes in the technology sector to discover ways the company can incrementally improve and develop.
  • Supervise platform operations and work with product development teams to infer needs and stay ahead of our emerging business.
  • Plan and direct the implementation of new technology systems to continue to scale Hopper.
  • Provide leadership coaching to more junior members of Hopper and champion our leadership principles.
  • Troubleshoot data or systematic issues.
  • Own our API development philosophy and ensure cohesion across the business.

A PERFECT CANDIDATE HAS:

  • Built large and diverse teams of exceptional individuals.
  • Technical Degree(s) in computer science, engineering or a related field.
  • Held leadership roles.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to use influence as effectively as direct control.
  • Past success analyzing data, drawing accurate conclusions, and adjusting strategy accordingly.
  • No ego, and a strong focus on doing what is right for the customer and the company.
  • The ability to interface with diverse teams from leaders in business units to individual engineers.
  • Experience in Travel or Mobile is a plus.

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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