101 - 250 employees
Series C
Consumer
eCommerce & Marketplaces
Mobile

Hopper Company Overview

Hopper is a new kind of travel company that is reinventing the way people plan travel and book flights by leveraging the power of mobile conversation and big data in the form of trillions of flight prices. Today, Hopper is one of the fastest growing travel apps ever, with over 20 million installs since our launch in 2015, and behind it all is a team of 120-some passionate developers, designers, data scientists, growth hackers, creatives, travel junkies — and one dog.

Hopper has been named one of the best apps by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, Vogue, Tech Insider, TIME, and more. The app has also received accolades such as Apple's App Store Best of 2015, the Webby Award for Best Travel App, and Google Play's Best Apps of 2016.

Hopper's team is based in Montreal, QC, and Cambridge, MA. Hopper is backed by Brightspark Ventures, Accomplice, OMERS Ventures, BDC Capital IT Venture Fund, Investissement Québec, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

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    New York
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever-expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Build innovative consumer experiences, setting standards for code and performance Have deep experience creating...
    Software Engineering/QA
    New York
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Lead future development and technical execution for our consumer facing, travel app Align and drive team...
    Software Engineering/QA
    New York
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Lead future development and technical execution for the services that drive our consumer travel app Align and...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever-expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Build innovative consumer experiences, setting standards for code and performance Have deep experience creating...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Lead future development and technical execution for our consumer facing, travel app Align and drive team...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Lead future development and technical execution for the services that drive our consumer travel app Align and...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members. In this role you will: Design and build the data pipelines processing massive amounts of data powering both our core machine learning...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Build innovative consumer experiences, setting standards for code and performance Ship your first code in days...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Software Engineer, you will be responsible for implementing many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Build innovative consumer experiences, specializing on our microservice or mobile development platforms Ship your...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
    UX & Design
    Cambridge
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
    Data Science / Machine Learning
    Cambridge
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
    Sales & Business Development
    Cambridge
    You will be a key contributor to our world-class engineering team to specify, design, build and support the core systems that enable Hopper to grow and scale as a global travel disruptor. You’ll work with our other engineers on continually optimizing our microservices architecture, building automated fault tolerance, and helping us expand beyond our data centers to the Cloud. Your deep technical engineering knowledge will enable us to continually automate our production operations and follow a true DevOps methodology. In this role, you will: Drive further automation of...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Principal Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, working on projects of exceptionally deep technical complexity, as well as helping us navigate our technical vision insuring we’re always continually setting a high standard for what we product. In this role, you will: Pioneer future development and technical execution for the services that drive our consumer travel app...
    Software Engineering/QA
    Cambridge
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
    Product Management
    Cambridge
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodations to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. Having grown the...
    Product Management
    Cambridge
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
    Sales & Business Development
    Cambridge
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
    Data Science / Machine Learning
    New York
    A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel.  As Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members. In this role, you will: Build innovative consumer experiences, setting standards for code and performance Ship your first code in days...
    Software Engineering/QA
    New York
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
    UX & Design
    New York
    About Hopper Hopper is the smart way to book travel on your phone. Combining massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper predicts and analyzes airfare and accommodation to save users money and enable them to travel more often. Since its launch in 2015, Hopper has become one of the fastest growing travel apps ever with over 25 million installs to date. It is now the most downloaded flights booking app in North America and travelers have booked hundreds of millions of dollars in flights and hotels around the world using Hopper. The app has received...
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    Why Work @ Hopper

    Hopper's goal has always been to empower travelers. It goes beyond just saving money on flights (although that's a big part of it). We give our users unprecedented access to big data. We design thoughtful, award-winning mobile products. We offer a seamless experience before, during, and after our users travel. Every part of our business is focused on creating a world where everyone can fly.

    Hopper learns and builds together. We've hired the most talented engineers, data scientists, marketers, designers, and leaders to accomplish these goals. But there's more work to do. More problems to solve. More travelers to inspire. And we'll need you to join us.

      Benefits & Perks

      At Hopper, we give everyone the flexibility to accommodate their lives outside of the office. Just as importantly, we make the workplace enjoyable, somewhere you actually want to show up on Monday morning.

      Everyone shares in the company's success, so we ensure that everyone feels valued. Here are some of the perks for the Hopper team:

      • Highly-competitive salary and stock options
      • 100% health care coverage (Blue Cross PPO in US)
      • Flexible work hours and work-from-home policy
      • In Cambridge, work in a historic factory building near Kendall Square; in Montreal, work in an artist's loft near the Rosemont metro station
      • Coffee, snacks, coconut water, beer
      • Team lunches, nights out and company outings

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      June 14, 2018
      I thought I understood this comment — by User Experience veteran Don Norman — until a recent project I designed taught me otherwise.“[…] never solve the problem I am asked to solve. […] Because, invariably, the problem I am asked to solve is not the real, fundamental, root problem.” — Don Norman in The Design of Everyday ThingsThe ability to narrow down flight search results by hiding undesirable flights was one of the most asked for features on the Hopper app for much...
      June 4, 2018
      The idea of measuring distance between different values of a cyclic feature suggests the concept of a preference distribution over such a feature. In figure 4, imagine that the user’s preferred origin is p and that q is the origin of a trip they’re considering. (Obviously the likelihood of switching origin from New York to Paris is usually low!) Now, just like the dot product of a full user preference vector and product feature vector produces a similarity score, the dot product p · q produ...
      April 24, 2018
      Cyclic features, like recurring time intervals such as time of day, or day of week, can be challenging to represent. Consider time of day on the 24-hour clock. If we use the natural continuous representation, we get a discontinuity at midnight, as we tick from 23:59 to 0:00. We could choose fixed buckets to make time of day categorical (e.g. morning, afternoon, evening, night) but this loses precision as well as the ordering between buckets.An alternative approach is to imagine a circular 24-ho...
      April 18, 2018
      Travel Recommendations at HopperIn this three part series, we’ll explore how to represent the travel preferences of Hopper users for use in machine learning (ML). We’ll first review how machine learning in travel differs from other large scale recommendation problems. In part two, we’ll review a nice approach for representing “cyclic” features like time of day by using two variables instead of one, which we can easily generalize to geographical features. Finally, in part three, we’l...
      January 11, 2017
      Values are aspirational. They are a reflection of what we deem meaningful in life. They confer importance and serve as signposts to guide our behavior. Over the years at Hopper, our product team has gained a pretty intuitive sense of what we value in our product’s design, but to date we have yet to make these tangible.As our company scales, we want to be sure that anyone coming in can benefit from this understanding and continue to make products that move us closer to our core values. Enter ou...