Java Tools Developer

| 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 handle bookings online.

The Opportunity:

Our HomeAway Monitoring and Operations Center (HAMOC) is looking for a Technical Duty Officer to aid in development projects to support our NOC initiatives. Identify problems and implement solutions that address site and infrastructure resiliency, availability and performance issues. Success in this role will be indicated by projects built to reduce the number of errors, drive down duration of incidents and improve our first to know (FTK) capabilities.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Working with the NOC Manager, you will work closely with development, DevOps, and others to forward a “quick to fix” and “first to know” agenda and balance multiple projects. Will work with Level 2 and Level 3 support organizations in understanding their technologies and facilitating knowledge transfer to lower level support teams.

You will understands the big picture and what it is like to work in a geographically spread out organization; we’re looking for someone who can craft simple and appealing solutions to complex problems. Your main focus will be in incident management and building a premier incident management program. Using their development and scripting skills, they are to build and maintain applications as envisioned by NOC management to bring improvement projects to life. Mentors others as necessary

The candidate has:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems), or similar work experience in a large scale, 24/7 NOC environment
  • We are seeking both a Developer and Operations specialist to round out the team.
  • Strong Java and at least one scripting language (Python preferred).
  • An in-depth understanding of the technology associated with operating multiple services, applications and platforms, including datacenters, systems, networks, load balancers, and relational databases
  • In depth experience support large-scale web applications as a technical incident manager, operations manager, or site reliability engineer.
  • Deep knowledge applications management, deployment philosophies, and is thoughtfully opinionated about how to handle a production environment.
  • Knowledge of both terrestrial and cloud based data center architecture and administration.
  • Significant understanding of core Internet technologies, DNS/Bind, TCP/IP, HTTP, Internet security, and carrier level network troubleshooting.

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)
  • Parental Leave (up to 20 weeks based on eligibility)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages, including breakfast on Fridays
  • 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
    • 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

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

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

What are HomeAway Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

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

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