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Lead Software Engineer - Microservices

Hopper
33 Irving Pl, Office 2036
New York, NY 10003

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 drive team members towards an inspiring vision, yet stage work to deliver value incrementally
  • Deliver fast user experience for our customers, leveraging Scala and technologies like HBase, Spark, etc.
  • As a hands-on lead, you will work closely with our team of software engineers and product managers to deliver rapid value.
  • Collaborate directly with the company’s technology leadership on insuring Hopper’s success
  • Mentor and coach technical team members

A perfect candidate has:

  • Thrived in complex microservices ecosystem and written robust and well-performing web services.
  • A drive to iterate architecture in harmony with an agile workflow
  • Designed and developed new microservices in an environment fueling the actions and experience of millions of users.
  • Experience leading an Agile development team
  • A love of learning and teaching

About the team

Our engineering team cares deeply about the growth and success of Hopper, and tries to deliver the best possible experience we can to our more than 25 million users. Work on an award winning product that our customers love and continue to find exceptionally useful in a market and space that is continually growing every year.

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 accolades such as Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company in Travel 2018, the Google Play Award for Standout Startup of 2016, and Apple’s App Store Best of 2015.

Benefits

  • Well-funded and proven startup with larger ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
  • Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business
  • Access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, all on us
  • In Cambridge, work in a historic factory building near Kendall Square; in Montreal, work in an artist’s loft in the Mile End
  • Easy commute with a paid-for public transportation or paid parking
  • IATA Travel Agent Card for discounts in the travel industry
  • Fully stocked kitchen with: coffee/tea, beer, bagels and healthy snacks
  • Team lunches, off-site activities and much more!
Category: Software Engineering/QA
Full-time

See What It's Like To Work Here

Hopper is the award-winning mobile app that doesn't just let you book flights from your phone: It also tells you when is the best time to buy. No spam. No ads. No popups. No time wasted. Just the confidence that you're booking smart and saving money.

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