Director, Engineering - Sales and Support Tools

| Austin

About us:

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in vacation rentals with more than 2 million unique places to stay in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands.

HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation rental homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. 

The Opportunity:

We are seeking an individual to lead software engineering for our suite of Customer Experience and Partner Success tools as we drive to develop innovative micro applications, enabling our internal customers and delighting them along the way with unexpected capabilities. In this capacity, you will be responsible for leading, managing, mentoring, and evolving extremely talented software engineering teams to deliver game changing solutions. 

You must be highly experienced with modern cloud, web technologies and Javascript frameworks (Node, React, Redux), and simultaneously have the technical chops to ensure that we build compelling, stakeholder oriented solutions that are delivered on time with a high degree of quality. You should bring an innovative mind, a proven track record of on-time delivery, rigorous analytical skills and a keen eye for simple and elegant technical solutions.

If you are a true technologist at heart with the ability and business acumen to partner with business and product teams in a way that inspires them to challenge the status quo and provide an inspiring and compelling working environment that allows your engineering teams to push the digital boundaries; read on!

Your teams contribute by:

  • Building NodeJs frameworks enabling micro application based web UI architectures with modern JavaScript libraries (React.JS) to enable other HomeAway products and teams.
  • Leveraging real-time event streams and models to understand customers’ needs before they do.
  • Dockerize our apps and services for cloud deployment.
  • Developing micro applications that will drive our business through real-time feedback loops.
  • Developing a smart service layer that will allow for in-session personalization and programmatic responses based on user behavior and data.

Technologies we use:

Node.js, React.js, Backbone.js, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, AWS, Mesos, Docker, Linux, Jetty, Kafka, Java8, NoSQL

Responsibilities:

  • Manage applications & software engineering to deliver technology solutions in support of business strategy and growth.
  • Manage a broad portfolio of technology projects to provide web, micro application, services, and integration solutions.
  • Recruit, motivate, mentor and lead the application engineering talent.
  • Lead with technical expertise in the development of systems and solutions.
  • Evolve an agile delivery model.
  • Collaborate with product owners and business stakeholders to identify and define the next opportunities and drive a game changing strategy, driven by technology, to deliver those capabilities.
  • Effectively manages third party vendors and suppliers.
  • Understanding of technical architectures, capacity plans, tools requirements, automation plans, and product implementation plans and other deliverables.
  • Research new tools and technologies for use within the team.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or related area preferred.
  • 10 years’ experience in software development and engineering.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience leading and guiding teams, including developing and implementing processes.
  • Experience architecting, building and delivering technology solutions.
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies a must
  • Strong experience and familiarity with processes, tools & technologies such as JavaScript, node.js, java, SQL & NoSQL databases, agile project management, AWS and CI/CD.
  • Demonstrated success in being a change agent, with a vision to transform internal systems and operations as needed to fully support our internal business users.
  • Strong executive presence and leadership resulting in the ability to forge cross-functional partnerships and drive strong, organization results.
  • Ability to plan and manage concurrent tasks, assignments, projects, and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and creatively, learn quickly, and solve complex problems in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both verbal and written formats.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and documentation skills.
  • Experienced leader that can manage dynamic teams/portfolios, solve problems and empower employees to achieve success in a fast-paced organization.
  • Sales and Customer Support experience is a plus.

Benefits:

  • 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.

“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
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

HomeAway has five offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.
11800 Domain Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

HomeAway has the best work-life balance out of any company I've worked for. Not only are you given plenty of vacation time, they actually encourage you to use it. Around here, we call it a "whole vacation" because you're supposed to enjoy your time away from work and return recharged.

Kayla

Employer Brand & Digital Media Specialist

What projects are you most 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.

Juliana

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned to always be flexible and always question all assumption to a logical conclusion.

Dottie

Partner Success Account Manager

Passion for the business. When you genuinely believe in our mission and the unique value we offer owners/travelers, our clients feel your enthusiasm and want to work with you.

Nevo

Regional Sales Manager

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Dental Benefits
Game Room
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
Stocked Kitchen
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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