Lead Software Engineer, Backend

Project Description

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? We work with the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than 1 million online bookable listings and millions of travelers visiting our site per year.

As for engineering, we're looking for people capable to solve problems of scale and work on cutting edge and open-source technologies. Our culture is one that strives on solving difficult problems focusing on product engineering based on hypothesis testing to empower people to come up with ideas.

Challenges you can work on:

- Scale services to more than 60k requests per second

- Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable payment engines that will process billions of dollars per year

- Use realtime data to understand customers' needs before they do

- Develop features that will drive our business through real-time feedback loops

- Develop a smart service layer that will allow for in-session personalization based off user behavior and data

- Scale our public API to allow other partners to leverage HomeAway services & experiences on third party sites

- Simplify core booking and listing workflow to enhance our travelers & suppliers experience


- Provide hands on technical leadership and participate in architectural decision-making

- Own new features from design to production release

- Create and maintain quality software using best-in-class tools

- Work with QA, product management, and operations in an Agile environment

- Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions

- Grow a performant production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly reliable

- Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences

- Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers

Skills Required

- BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

- 8+ years of professional software development experience

- High quality software development skills principally in Java and Java frameworks like Spring, Guise, Dropwizard.

- Design Patterns, Java 8, ESS, AWS, jMVC, Guava, Slick/Akka, Sling, GraphQL, Mockito. highly preferred

- Experience in designing and developing RESTful API and WebServices

- Knowledge of application performance monitoring tools like New Relic, JConsole, Splunk or JProfiler.

- Experience with distributed streaming (Kafka - desired, Activemq, JMS).

- Understanding of reactive architectures

- Experience in Agile/Scrum software development methodology

- Excellent algorithmic and problem solving skills

- Ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple department

- Any Certifications (Java, Spring, Oracle, etc...), highly preferred


Guadalajara, MX
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