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Web Designer

| Austin

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

The Opportunity:

The HomeAway Software Web Designer is responsible for overseeing graphic design and website experiences across all HomeAway Software brand touch points. This position owns user experience, design and functionality across online properties, and ensures online activities continually drive toward overarching marketing objectives. This role will lead website design and maintenance duties with input and collaboration from the broader HomeAway Software marketing team. As a small marketing team, other duties such as general graphic design for marketing materials, production management, and event planning will also be required. To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of graphic design, styles and layout techniques. You should also have experience executing marketing projects from conception to production, including websites, brochures and product marketing materials.

Is this you?

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Graphic design: Oversee design projects from conception to delivery, design original pieces, including illustrations, infographics, ads and emails, and maintain brand consistency throughout all HomeAway Software marketing pieces. Manage outside design contractors, as needed.
  • Website maintenance: Coordinate with the marketing team to keep all published content up-to-date, add new content such as blog posts and landing pages, create and update forms, maintain links, and other changes. This position will maintain site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards, and manage presence of HomeAway Software partners on the website in conjunction with the Software Support team. 
  • Website design: Responsible for designing and building new web graphics, pages, forms and other site content. Create all web design along with sitemaps, wireframes and user flows for any new marketing websites or landing pages.
  • Manage developer contractors and internal developer teams, as needed, for backend CMS work

Growth opportunities:

This position is designed with several opportunities for growth. Although no past experience is required, the right candidate must be interested in developing in these areas:

  • Digital strategy, A/B testing and optimization, user experience best practices
  • Provide optimization recommendations by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Monitor, report and make optimization recommendations for software.homeaway.com SEO status and ranking
  • Continual professional growth to update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations.


  • Degree in Design, Visual Arts or relevant field
  • 2+ years professional website and/or graphic design experience
  • Proficiency in graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and other visual design tools
  • Proficiency in front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript
  • Good understanding of content management systems – experience with Jahia preferred
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Strong aesthetic skills with the ability to combine various colors, fonts and layouts
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with a team
  • Desire to continue to develop professionally and learn new techniques
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional portfolio with at least five designs for internal review

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM


HomeAway has six offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.

An Insider's view of HomeAway

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.


Director, B&B Sales and Supply

What projects are you most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.


Advertising Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.


Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Talent Acquisition team is always pitching innovative ideas at our 120-day planning sessions that directly impact the company and recruitment experience. It’s amazing to see how quickly we’re able to implement new ideas every 120 days and measure the results. We’ve seen everything from employee referral reform to self-defense classes in Austin.


Director, Global Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm on a team that's investigating the integration of react-native into our existing mobile app and my focus is primarily on bridging our existing native analytics packages into the react-native side of things. This allows us to adapt and improve based on what customers do while using our product,


Software UI Engineer

What are HomeAway Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HomeAway offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
9 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays you can take any time during the year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin!