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Senior Software Engineer
Backend, Remote
Posted on 1/20/2023
Remote • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience building and managing multiple external API integrations
  • Experience and strong ability to design APIs
  • Professional experience developing data-heavy platforms or APIs
  • Experience working with gRPC/Protobuf and GraphQL strongly preferred
  • Functional programming experience strongly preferred (Java, Scala, Haskell, F#, etc…)
  • Kubernetes knowledge and experience strongly preferred
  • A strong understanding of distributed systems and how architectural decisions affect performance and maintainability (concurrency, non-blocking IO, performance tuning)
  • Thrived in backend engineering positions and delivered user experience at scale
  • A passionate focus on quality, writing testable code that performs and scales
  • Excelled in cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Mobile Engineers, and other highly skilled specialists
  • Experience working in the travel industry would be a plus
  • Hopper sold around $4 billion in travel and travel fintech in 2022, up nearly 3X over 2021. In 2022, Hopper increased its revenue 2.5X year-over year
  • The company's bespoke fintech products, such as Flight Disruption Guarantee and Price Freeze, now represent 30-40% of Hopper's total app revenue
  • Given the success of its fintech products, Hopper launched a B2B initiative called Hopper Cloud in late 2021. Through this partnership program, any travel provider (airlines, hotels, banks, travel agencies, etc.) can integrate and seamlessly distribute Hopper's fintech or travel inventory. As its first Hopper Cloud partnership
  • Hopper partnered with Capital One to co-develop Capital One Travel, a new travel portal designed specifically for cardholders
  • Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by Fast Company four years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 80 million times and continues to have millions of new installs each month
  • Hopper has raised over $700 million USD of private capital and is backed by some of the largest institutional investors and banks in the world. Hopper is primed to continue its acceleration as the world's fastest-growing mobile-first travel marketplace
  • Build and operate robust and performant infrastructure that supports millions of bookings per year
  • Solve complex technical and software architecture problems
  • Ship your first code in days, iterating on features in an agile manner
  • Leverage and contribute to a rich microservice architecture system
  • Execute on big opportunities, helping Hopper rise to the top of the travel industry
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of people, giving and receiving feedback for growth
  • Thoughtfully assist with the evolution and automation of our operational processes
Desired Qualifications
  • Solid understanding of microservices architecture and ability to autonomously develop Scala and Go-based microservices (Scala or Go knowledge is a plus but not strictly required, some experience with the JVM is strongly preferred)
  • Solid understanding of Cloud Platforms (AWS or GCP knowledge is a plus)

1,001-5,000 employees

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