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Enterprise Systems Architect

| 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:

We are seeking an architect to join our Enterprise Systems team. As an Architect on this team, you will work with a talented team of Product Managers, Designers, and Developers to continually improve our process, design choices, platforms and technical standards as applied to our internal applications supporting Finance, Commerce, Customer Experience and Partner Success organizations.

You are highly experienced with modern cloud, web technologies, machine learning, SOA and Javascript frameworks. You should 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 a creative mind, rigorous analytical skills and a keen eye for simple and elegant technical solutions.

Challenges you can work on:

  • Engineer smart services that will allow for in-session personalization and programmatic responses based on user behavior and data
  • Create extraordinary features by leveraging realtime user behavior feedback data loops and A/B testing to better understand our customer's’ needs before they do
  • Share your work with your peers and participate in our Internal Open Source by delivering high quality code that levels up your team and the entire organization
  • Build component based web UI architectures with modern JavaScript libraries (Hapi.JS, React.JS, Node.JS)
  • Dockerize our apps and services for cloud deployment
  • Scale our APIs and services to enable other HomeAway teams, products and partners.
  • Apply machine learning models to provide insight to customer interactions.
  • Develop fast, highly available and reliable applications and services by scaling them to more than 60k requests per second

Technologies we use:

  • Java 8, Node.JS, Linux, Jetty, Dropwizard, SQLServer, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Mongo, AWS, Mesos, Docker, Hadoop, Kafka, Samza, KStream, SQL and NoSQL data stores.

Requirements:

  • 12+ of experience developing highly available enterprise web applications and services with state of the art Java and services technologies, embracing REST and service-oriented architecture
  • Experience with mico-application / micro-service designed architecture running in AWS cloud environment.
  • Experience with large scale streaming systems like Kafka
  • Experience with multiple SQL and NoSQL data storage mechanisms like Cassandra or Mongo
  • An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high-quality software
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies a must.
  • 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 multi-functional partnerships and drive strong, organization results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well cross-functionally with multiple departments in English
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for the overall system integration design and execution by establishing relationships with other architects, engineering teams, DevOps and product management
  • Grow a performant production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly reliable
  • Responsible for compliance, performance, availability and security by defining and promoting premiere design and coding standards
  • You will lead and participate in architectural decisions and reviews
  • Provide hands on technical leadership, code review and contribution
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions
  • Manage the technical debt by finding opportunities to reduce it whenever possible.
  • Provide strategically critical inputs to the organization and drive the technical vision and roadmap
  • Evaluate, select and implement new technologies that will be technical accelerators for the entire engineering community
  • Promote software quality excellence using best-in-class tools in a continuous integration and delivery lifecyle: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar, Jenkins and TeamCity
  • Participate in our inner source culture (Internal Open Source)
  • Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences
  • Attend conferences to better understand the industry and trending methodologies.
  • Influence the software development organizations to promote excellence and push world-class best practices
  • Mentor Senior and Staff software engineers in order to grow the other team members excellence

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

Location

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.

Amanda

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.

Juliana

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.

Sharon

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.

Marisela

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,

Andrew

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
Sabbatical
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
Parking
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!

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