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Senior Software Engineer - Hotels / Rates team

Hopper

Hopper

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024
About the job
Do you want to substantially impact the future of Hopper's travel technology?
We're hiring a Sr Software Engineer to join our Hotel team and help us innovate the evolution of travel selling and booking technology. Hotel contributes to 70% of the company's overall revenue.
As a Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for crafting, implementing, and deploying the sophisticated backend systems that power Hopper’s award-winning user experience.
We’re seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our team to help us grow and mature our hotel stack.

What would your day-to-day look like:

  • Planning, investigating, or scoping out an upcoming project that you own.
  • Mentoring other team members, either through pair programming or asynchronously through Slack.
  • Writing code, reviewing code, and improving code.
  • Learning about a new technical concept, service, or GCP feature that provides value to our team.
  • While Hopper has a low-meeting culture (no one has more than 10 hours of meetings scheduled at the start of a week, including managers), we find value in regular meetings to discuss ongoing projects with the team and plan work for upcoming sprints.

An ideal candidate has:

  • Experienced in full-stack development, with a strong emphasis on backend skills.
  • Proficient in Scala or other JVM languages (like Java), with demonstrated experience in a production setting.
  • Solid understanding of system architecture, focusing on designing scalable and maintainable solutions.
  • Skilled in various service communication methods, including gRPC, pub/sub, and REST.
  • Knowledgeable in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and cloud-native development best practices.
  • Experienced in deploying infrastructure using Terraform or similar tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver complex, multi-month projects from inception to production.
  • Committed to enhancing system quality and reliability, showcasing excellence in software engineering practices.
  • Professional background in the travel with an understanding of their specific challenges and requirements.

Perks of working with us:

  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary, upsides of pre-IPO equity packages
  • Hopper covers 100% of the premiums for the employee for a group insurance plan through Vitality Health.
  • Automatic contributions when you start with Hopper through Smart Pension (match up to 3%*)
  • Please ask us about our very generous parental leave, much above industry standards!
  • Flexdesk coworking All Access Pass AND Work-from-home stipend
  • Carrot Cash travel stipend
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
  • Open communication with management and company leadership
  • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact
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