Lead Software Engineer, Back End Java

HomeAway   •  

Austin, TX

8 - 10 years

Posted 269 days ago

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About Us

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? 

That is what we do here at HomeAway.com, an Expedia Inc. company. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travelexperiences together. 

And Engineering?  Well, we solve problems of scale and work on cutting edge and open-source technologies. Our culture is one that strives on solving difficult problems focusing on productengineering based on hypothesis testing to empower people to come up with ideas.

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:

  • Java8, AWS ecosystem, Docker, Mesos, Spring Boot, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka and the Hadoop ecosystem


  • 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
  • An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high quality user experience


  • Deliver tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed environment
  • Develop quality scalable, tested and reliable applications using industry best practices
  • Commit to ruthlessly rewriting, refactoring, and perfecting code
  • Play an instrumental part in our design and architecture processes
  • Attend and guide code reviews
  • Mentor other team members
  • Work cross-functionally with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions