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Lead Software Engineer, Backend (Java)

Austin, TX, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Lead
Challenges you can work on:
  • Scale our services to more than 60k requests per second
  • Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable payment engines that will process billions of dollars per year
  • Use real-time data to understand customers’ needs before they do
  • Dockerize our apps and services for cloud deployment
  • Develop features that will drive our business through real-time feedback loops
  • Develop a smart service layer that will allow for in-session personalization based off user behavior and data
  • Scale our public API to allow other partners to leverage HomeAway services & experiences on third party sites
  • Simplify core booking and listing workflow to enhance our travelers & suppliers experience
Technologies we use:
  • AWS, Docker, Mesos Dropwizard, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop, Samza, NoSQL, Java8
Requirements:
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of professional software development experience
  • Technical leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple departments
Responsibilities:
  • Provide hands on technical leadership and participate in architectural decision-making
  • Own new features from design to production release
  • Dedicated to delivering tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed SOA environment (our stack satisfies 10s of thousands of requests per second!)
  • Create and maintain quality software using best-in-class tools: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity
  • Work with QA, product management, and operations in an Agile environment
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions
  • Grow a performant production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly reliable
  • Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences
  • Participate in our innersource culture (Internal Open Source) by delivering high quality code that levels up not only your team but the entire organization
  • Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences
  • Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers
Benefits:
  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com.
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