Principal Software Engineer - Hotels / Commercial Enablement

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About the job

Do you want to substantially impact the future of Hopper's travel technology?

We're hiring a Principal Software Engineer to join our Hotel team and help us innovate the evolution of travel selling and booking technology. Hotel contributes to 70% of the company's overall revenue.

As a Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for crafting, implementing, and deploying the sophisticated backend systems that power Hopper’s award-winning user experience.

We’re seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our team to help us grow and mature our hotel stack.


What would your day-to-day look like:
  • Planning, investigating, or scoping out an upcoming project that you own.
  • Mentoring other team members, either through pair programming or asynchronously through Slack.
  • Writing code, reviewing code, and improving code.
  • Learning about a new technical concept, service, or GCP feature that provides value to our team.
  • While Hopper has a low-meeting culture (no one has more than 10 hours of meetings scheduled at the start of a week, including managers), we find value in regular meetings to discuss ongoing projects with the team and plan work for upcoming sprints.

An ideal candidate has:
  • Experienced in full-stack development, with a strong emphasis on backend skills.
  • Proficient in Scala or other JVM languages (like Java), with demonstrated experience in a production setting.
  • Solid understanding of system architecture, focusing on designing scalable and maintainable solutions.
  • Skilled in various service communication methods, including gRPC, pub/sub, and REST.
  • Knowledgeable in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and cloud-native development best practices.
  • Experienced in deploying infrastructure using Terraform or similar tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver complex, multi-month projects from inception to production.
  • Committed to enhancing system quality and reliability, showcasing excellence in software engineering practices.
  • Professional background in the travel with an understanding of their specific challenges and requirements.

Perks of working with us:
  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
  • Hopper covers 100% of the premiums for private Health, Dental and Optical coverage.
  • Hopper offers private health insurance that covers a number of preventative and specialized care options.
  • Please ask us about our very generous parental leave, much above industry standards!
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Carrot Cash travel stipend
  • Flexdesk All Access Pass AND 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



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