Software Engineer

| Austin

Expedia

Vrbo is building a marketplace consisting of traveler and partner apps. The traveler apps help travelers plan, book and enjoy their dream vacation while the partner apps enable partners to seamlessly manage their vacation rental businesses. You will play a vital role in furthering our partner-facing apps.

What You'll Do:

As a backend engineer of the Vrbo partner team, you will ensure that the services you engineer, and the experiences those services provide, are well-constructed, performant, tested, monitored, secure, and maintainable.

You will love this role if you’re looking for an environment:

  • That challenges you to think deeply about software architectural choices
  • That encourages you to invest time into your craft and self-improvement, including time for reading books and attending conferences
  • Where the best tool for the job is the right tool for the job, and you’ll have the opportunity to influence these decisions
  • Where UX design is not an afterthought
  • Where smart risk-taking is encouraged
  • Where processes exist only to help the team progress
  • Where you have a tangible opportunity to impact people’s lives and businesses in a positive way
  • Where diversity is valued, where empathy is offered, and where an individual’s needs are treated with the utmost respect

You will be taking the reins of services that run feature sets that include:

  • Marketplace feed that ensure partners are always up to date with the most relevant, contextual information for their listings and travelers
  • Partner opportunities clearly surface relevant actions partner’s need to take to optimize their listings and revenue
  • Dashboard that adapts to users’ needs as they use it and provides quick widgets for common actions
  • Partner information architecture the navigation and core functionality of our web and native apps

Successful contributors on the partner team exhibit more than just extraordinary technical prowess; they will possess uncanny product intuition, the ability to communicate effectively and they strive to be respectful and empathetic to everyone.

Technologies we use

  • Intellij, Java 8/Dropwizard, git and GitHub, Zeplin, Jenkins, Spark, Kafka, New Relic, Datadog, Cassandra, MongoDB, Node and GraphQL

Who You Are

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience developing Java backend services
  • Experience shipping services to hundreds of thousands of customers
  • Ability to collaborate and drive for results cross-team in a complex working environment

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on Vrbo.com.
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

Why join us

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

About Vrbo

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of HomeAway and the Expedia Group family of brands and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.

    Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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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

    Vrbo has six offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters now open in the Domain.

    An Insider's view of Vrbo

    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 Vrbo 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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