HotelTonight makes it remarkably easy to book great hotels at amazing rates on your mobile device for tonight, tomorrow and beyond. Our goal is to be the premier and most loved way to book a place to stay and we’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help do just that.
We’re seeking teammates who want to set the standard, question the status quo, and want to keep learning. Part of the greater Product Development team, the Core Services team focuses on the back-end services and infrastructure that support iOS and Android features of the consumer facing app. We are a team of builders; we like to solve problems, take action, and work collaboratively with others to get stuff done.
This is a great opportunity for an engineer who is passionate about the product, thinks of the users, and wants to utilize the latest technologies to deliver industry-changing products. HotelTonight now allows users to book a hotel up to 100 days in advance - an exciting expansion for many reasons, but it’s also a significant change to our backend infrastructure. This means there are some big, challenging projects ahead for you and the rest of the Platform team to tackle.
You’ll have an immediate impact, ensuring that our APIs, infrastructure, and internal tools create a world class user experience and help HotelTonight on its mission to become the only hotel booking app you need on your phone.
Within 1 month, you will
Familiarize yourself with our development workflow, tooling and tech stack
Learn about the upcoming initiatives and projects you’ll be owning
Release bug fixes and feature improvements to our production environment
Actively participate in our code review process
Within 3 months, you will
Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, designers, and domain experts to iterate on and improve core business logic and user-facing features
Develop, modify, and maintain our e-commerce platform while optimizing for speed, user experience, and continued 99.99% availability
Support critical production systems as part of our on-call rotation
Leverage instrumentation to identify and diagnose performance bottlenecks
Own the delivery and deployment of the services you build into our containerized production cluster
Within 12 months you’ll do
Lead end-to-end development of mission-critical features
Work on managing and scaling the infrastructure that enables our services to process millions of requests per day
Evaluate and experiment with new technologies and techniques that can be added to our tech stack to solve the trickiest of problems
Work alongside other engineers to define the future of HotelTonight’s core services
Why this opportunity is cool
You’ll be able to directly contribute to and shape the systems that power HotelTonight’s marketplace
You’ll work alongside and be exposed to senior leaders across the company; an opportunity to learn and grow from those around you
You’ll work with other teams across the company on a wide range of projects, ranging from end-user-facing features to behind-the-scenes improvements to our bookings, payments, and notifications platforms
You’ll help implement and refine best practices for deploying, monitoring, alerting, and performance testing critical services
What you will need to be successful in this role
Extensive experience in software development working as a Backend Engineer
Strong expertise in Ruby and RSpec (or similar) and an interest in other languages (e.g. Golang, Elixir)
Working knowledge of relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL
Familiarity with any of the following is a plus: AWS, Ansible, Docker, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Packer, RabbitMQ (or other queueing systems), Terraform, Redis
Experience scaling and maintaining high-traffic, service-oriented production systems
Ability to tackle broad, challenging problems in an analytical, pragmatic way
Empathy for users, teammates, and other stakeholders
Love working as part of a team and continuously strive for self-improvement
Perks & Benefits
An official Best Places to Work (2 years running!)
The opportunity to define mobile commerce and change the way people book travel
A people-focused organization dedicated to making sure you’re challenged, learning, growing, and recognized for all the great work you do
The camaraderie of a driven, agile team that is building something disruptive
Excellent health, dental, vision and 401k plans, and stock options too
Fun stuff - quarterly travel stipend, flexible time off, subsidized cell phone plans and fitness memberships, and the opportunity to spin the HT Roulette wheel to win a spontaneous weekend getaway!