Software Engineer, Connectivity & Integrations, Homes at Hopper

About the job

A stellar opportunity to make a massive impact: push the boundaries for how Hopper customers find the best possible vacation rental for their trip. Our Supply Connectivity team is responsible for reliably connecting our customers to diversified sources of vacation rental home inventory so that we can always offer the best possible deal to our users at the best possible price.
As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for scaling, improving and operating our direct integrations platform with large channel managers, property management systems, OTAs, and other partners across the board.
You’ll work with a highly skilled team of technical, data and product-focused individuals, whose mission is to consistently find and deliver the best vacation rental home deals and inventory for our customers. We are looking for team members with strong backend engineering, API, and analytical skills. Everything we do is focused on customer experience, data measurement and delivering value at speed. You’ll be responsible for making that a reality.

Minimum Qualifications

    • 3+ years professional experience building and maintaining systems at scale.
    • Experience building and managing multiple external API integrations.
    • Professional experience developing data heavy platforms or APIs.
    • Thrived in backend engineering positions and delivered user experiences at scale.
    • Ability to bring leading industry techniques and technologies to the table.
    • Excelled in cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Mobile Engineers, and other highly skilled specialists.
    • Passionate about quality and writing testable code that performs and scales.
    • Professional programming experience with Java, Scala, Python or Go.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Responsibilities

    • Build, own and generally maintain our vendor API integration microservices.
    • Evolve and maintain our architecture, including monitoring and alerting systems.
    • Contribute to improvements in a microservices architecture system.
    • Deliver your first code in days, iterating over the product in an agile way.
    • Collaborate with a diverse group of people, giving and receiving feedback to foster growth.
    • Seize great opportunities, helping Hopper rise to the top of the vacation rental home and travel industries.

Benefits

    • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
    • Unlimited PTO
    • WeWork All Access Pass OR Work-from-home stipend
    • Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
    • Open communication with management and company leadership
    • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact

Despite the pandemic’s impact on the travel industry, Hopper has emerged stronger than ever. As the travel industry continues to rebound, Hopper has seen its valuation more than double since early 2020, reflecting the strength of our mobile-only marketplace and the value customers are deriving from our proprietary suite of fintech offerings.
Here are just a few stats that demonstrate our recent growth:
  • Hopper’s valuation is now over $3.5B, reflecting the strength of its mobile-only marketplace and value customers are deriving from the company’s proprietary suite of fintech offerings.
  • Based on its current run rate, Hopper is pacing towards 330% revenue growth compared to last year, and it has already surpassed its pre-pandemic revenue peak from Q1 2020 by over 100%.
  • Hopper has over 60 million downloads, consistently ranks as one of the most downloaded travel apps, and now has a larger air travel market share in North America than it did before the pandemic (source: MIDT).
  • The company is on track to surpass $1.5 billion in travel sales this year, with 40% coming from the hotel and car rental categories.
  • Hopper’s fintech offerings, such as Price Freeze and Rebooking Guarantee, now represent 50% of its revenue.
  • Given the success of its travel fintech, Hopper recently launched a B2B initiative called Hopper Cloud, where any travel provider can unlock a totally unique revenue stream by seamlessly integrating and offering Hopper’s travel fintech.

The industry opportunity for Hopper Cloud is enormous as projections estimate that if all travel distribution channels offered travel fintech, it could increase the total consumer spend for the sector by $200 billion annually.
All this recent growth is just the beginning. There are still so many new opportunities we’re excited to tackle in the next year!

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