Senior Software Engineer, Java / Big Data

| Austin

HomeAway continues to grow and has multiple teams hiring for Senior Software Engineers experienced in developing Java based web applications on big data / streaming platforms. You will have a unique opportunity to develop software solutions that capture data in real-time from a variety of sources and make data available programmatically to multiple stakeholders. You will be working on cutting-edge technologies to solve problems of scale and speed.

About Us:

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? 

That is what we do here at HomeAway.com, an Expedia Inc. company. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace, and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

Technologies we use: 

Java 8, AWS, Docker, Jenkins, Mesos Drop Wizard, Elastic Search, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Samza 

Responsibilities:

  • Own new features from design to production release
  • Develop techniques to process and analyze events on a real-time streaming platform
  • Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable REST APIs leveraging HomeAway standards
  • Develop features that will drive our business through event-driven, microservices programming model
  • Work with QA, product management, and operations in an Agile environment
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions
  • Conduct peer code reviews and act as a go-to person for other developers needing technical advice

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of professional Java software development experience
  • Experience with AWS-EC2, Beanstalk, Terraform, EMR and other AWS stack
  • Experience with Big Data streaming platforms and tools (Cassandra, Hadoop, Kafka, etc)
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment chaining using Docker & Jenkins
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple departments
  • An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high quality user experience 

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
  • Casual dress
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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
Game Room
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
Stocked Kitchen
Vision
Volunteering Opportunities
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