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Senior Technical Recruiter

| 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 hiring for a solution oriented talent adviser comfortable working across multiple functions including Product Management, Software Engineering, Cloud, Data Science & IT Operation business units. At HomeAway, our recruiting team is a trusted partner to the business and our candidates alike; consistently facilitating continuous value and a best-in-class recruitment experience from top of funnel to hire.

You’ll be a part of a dynamic recruiting organization tasked with finding and hiring the best talent in the market. But before you go “heads down” to start sourcing and recruiting…we’re seeking more than just another recruiter to add to the team.

We’re a data driven organization and you should be also. Additionally, we’re looking for a recruiter who is an extraordinary communicator, who can coach new and existing hiring managers to develop and improve their current hiring methods. We work in a strategic, focused method, so we’d like you to be organized and process driven as well. As we seek to deliver a consistent experience across all business units and geographies.

Our Values: Scientific mindset, Openness, One Team, Participation, Mastery.


  • Develop strategic and scalable solutions demonstrating market data and various sourcing channels for end to end talent solutions
  • Foster and lead key executive and manager relationships communicating trends and competitive intelligence
  • Strategize around the business unit's evolving requirements (what does and will the business need) and executes against that strategy
  • Assess and analyze competitor and industry trends to understand, use and share talent pool insights
  • Translate data into insights to influence senior leadership decision-making and mentors others to do the same
  • Develop and/or implement new and globally scalable practices, systems and processes as a role model for high-quality execution
  • Contribute to broader Recruiting function, taking ownership of projects, driving operational efficiencies, etc.
  • Demonstrate real passion for HomeAway's diversity goals aspiring to present diverse candidate slates on all positions


  • 5+ years of full life cycle technical recruiting experience; some corporate recruiting experience required
  • Process oriented growth mindset with ability to analyze and influence decisions using data
  • Subject matter expertise in at least one domain expertise, such as Software Engineering, Product Management, Data Science & Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, etc.
  • Ability to use recruiting marketing and social networking sourcing platforms to deliver diverse passive candidates ensuring balanced talent pipelines
  • Continuous learner, that is highly adaptable and thrives with change
  • Ability to prioritize, stay organized, set clear expectations and drive the hiring process while delivering expert support and results
  • Understanding of Agile processes and how to apply them to the recruiting process is a plus

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!