Sr. Software Engineer

Friday December 28, 2012

179 Lincoln Street, Suite 405
Boston, MA 02111

Do you want to create systems that are used by millions of travelers across the world every month? Is your code tight enough to power aspects of the largest travel site in the world (TripAdvisor)? Would you prefer to work in an office with unofficial office hours, featuring a kegerator instead of a water cooler? If you answered “yes” or “I think so”, you should probably apply to FlipKey.

FlipKey is looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our growing company. FlipKey engineers work across the breadth of our organization, touching front-end, back-end and everything in between, with the primary focus on software development in Python and other open source technologies.

Backed by TripAdvisor, FlipKey is an independent startup looking to shake up the fast-growing travel niche of vacation rentals. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a strong, entrepreneurial minded developer interested in helping create a breakthrough online service to help consumers find and book the ideal vacation rental. FlipKey’s offices are located in downtown Boston.

- Minimum of 5 professional years of experience.
- Web Development experience using LAMP technologies.
- Familiar with Python, or eager to learn.
- Strong SQL, shell scripting, unix hacking, etc. skills.
- A deep appreciation for Open Source technologies and a passion for the Internet.
- Good communication, writing, and teamwork abilities.
- A desire to be a key part of building an industry leading service.
- Extensive database experience, MySQL preferred.
- Pluses: ETL and/or data munging experience, XML/SOAP knowledge, NoSQL.

FlipKey is a leading vacation rental website featuring the world's largest collection of authentic vacation rental guest reviews. FlipKey currently has more than 160,000 vacation rental properties around the world, which offer travelers great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home. FlipKey is owned by TripAdvisor, LLC and helps power the vacation rental experience on TripAdvisor, which is the world's largest travel website. We have been named a "Top Vacation Rental Site" by Travel + Leisure Magazine and have been mentioned across a wide variety of top tier media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, SmartMoney, and the LA Times. FlipKey offers competitive salaries and benefits, including attractive health/dental and vacation plans, and a fun, collaborative team environment.

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