Senior Software Engineer, Flights

Tuesday February 05, 2013

141 Needham St
Newton, MA 02464

The TripAdvisor Flights team is looking for a passionate, talented, and resourceful Senior Software Engineer to join us in our Newton, MA office. The Flights team is responsible for both the TripAdvisor Flights metasearch engine as well as We move quickly, and we're seeking individuals who thrive in this challenging environment.

Are you interested in building a cutting edge Web 2.0 product? When you browse websites do you find yourself thinking about how you could make them better? Would you like to work on a web-based product of some of the most visited travel publishing sites on the Internet? We work in a rapid development environment, creating the exciting feel of a start-up with all the resources and perks of stable, rapidly growing global company. So why TripAdvisor Software Engineering? To put it plainly, a career here means that the sky's the limit.

Desired Skills/Experience:
  • 6+ years software development experience
  • Passion for the web and desire to create and implement complex computer science solutions
  • BS/MS/PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience developing and maintaining high-volume software in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Expert level understanding of the Java stack, and mid-level experience with the LAMP stack
  • Familiarity with Object-Oriented design patterns and how they are used in software design
  • An understanding of XHTML, CSS, XML, MySQL and JavaScript
  • An understanding of AJAX and other Web 2.0 technologies
  • Passion for and experience developing great web products end-to-end

The successful candidate will communicate well, be committed to delivering quality work on an aggressive schedule, and must be able to function independently as well as part of a team. Must document code faithfully and take good coding practices seriously.

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 56 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 75 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors. TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, May 2012

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, May 2012

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