Hopper: Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure

ABOUT HOPPER


At Hopper, were on a mission to make booking travel faster, easier, and more transparent. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the worlds fastest-growing travel app -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel more. With over $235M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its path toward becoming the go-to way to book travel as the world continues its shift to mobile.


Recognized as the fastest-growing travel app by Forbes and one of the worlds most innovative companies by Fast Company two years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 40 million times and has helped travelers plan over 100 million trips and counting. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019, the Google Play Award for Standout Startup of 2016 and Apples App Store Best of 2015.


Take off with us!


THE ROLE


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. Youll 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 systems, processes, and services by using containerization and technologies like Kubernetes
  • Drive our engineering culture by creating and improving internal tools (e.g. CI/CD)
  • Evolve monitoring, incident response, and on-call processes
  • Leverage public Cloud platforms (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS)
  • Expand disaster recovery options by leveraging cloud infrastructure
  • Help us develop our security policies and procedures as Hopper grows to a dominant global business

A PERFECT CANDIDATE HAS:

  • Experience managing distributed systems at scale
  • Familiarity with Linux or UNIX-like systems
  • Proficiency in at least one object-oriented or functional programming language
  • Experience working in a cross-functional, agile development environment
  • Experience developing a strategic partnership with product engineering teams, to define technology scope and solutions
  • A proven track record of incident response and on-call process improvements
  • Technical depth to help define infrastructural roadmaps
  • A knowledge of security best practices as they apply to production services

  • NICE TO HAVE:

  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with cloud (IaaS/PaaS) operations
  • Expertise with automation tools (e.g. Ansible, Puppet)


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 35 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.


BENEFITS


Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options

Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business

100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans

Access to a 401k (Boston) or Retirement Savings Plan (Montreal)

Easy commute with a paid-for public transportation or parking pass

IATA Travel Agent Card for discounts in the travel industry

Fully stocked kitchen with: coffee/tea, beer, bagels and snacks (both healthy and not-healthy)

In Cambridge, work in a historic factory building near Kendall Square; in Montreal, work in an artists loft in the Mile End

Team lunches, offsite activities and much more!

Full-time