HomeAway, Inc., an Expedia brand based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 1.2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also owned by HomeAway.HomeAway also operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.

Sr. DevTools Engineer at HomeAway
Why work at HomeAway.com?
Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of billions 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. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than 1.2 million properties listed. We have over one billion visitors per year and serve more than one billion page views per month.

As for engineering, 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 product engineering based on hypothesis testing to empower people to come up with ideas.
Technologies we work with include: Cassandra, Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Samza, Kafka, Mesos, Splunk and Hunk, Docker, AWS (EC2, S3, Lambda, multi data center architecture), Java/EE applications, Linux CentOS, SQL Server

What You’ll Do:If you’re the right person for the job you will be joining the growing DevTools team within HomeAway’s ever expanding Development Infrastructure environment. As a DevTools leader, you will continue to drive HomeAway's culture of engineering empowerment. The DevTools team optimizes product delivery by automating the entire software delivery pipeline. The team consistently delivers, and has continually enjoyed a high customer satisfaction score as measured by HomeAway's engineers. You’ll also be helping to build the tools necessary to enable horizontal scaling, provisioning, graphing, monitoring and rapid deployment on our bare metal, public and private cloud environments.

What You’ll Get: As a leader you will be driving HomeAway's engineering culture, by building, evangelizing and supporting the continuous delivery pipeline used by all of HomeAway's engineers globally. You’ll have the chance to drive development tooling excellence with no chance of boredom. Our ever growing footprint will give you the opportunity to work at scale while being creative in an agile team. You’ll be joining a credible team where people go out of their way to help each other succeed. You’ll also get to work with stakeholders across the globe gaining international experience in a fast pace eCommerce industry all while working in an incredible office space!

Responsibilities:- Responsible for the overall development infrastructure and tooling and upkeep of the platform
- Working with our internal business partners to gather requirements
- Prototyping, architecting and implementing/updating the platform
- Developing unit tests and performing developer testing of code changes
- Performing peer reviews and code walk through
- Must have the ability to be a self-starter and work independently on technical projects but also work collaboratively with project team members through an agile development process that promotes constant team communication
- Must have excellent communication skills to assist in conducting user interview sessions, requirements gathering, and design reviews
 
Qualifications:- Development experience - Java Web Applications, Service Oriented Architecture and Micro-Services
- Hands-on administration, config management, monitoring of Software Delivery platforms - Jenkins, TeamCity, QuickBuilds, etc.
- Experience with Java and Ruby, Python, Go, Scala, etc.
- Experience with Mesos, Docker, AWS, Azure, VMWare, etc.
- Committed to Open Source Projects. Please provide Github links if appropriate
- Application clustering / load balancing concepts and technologies
- Experience with Splunk, ELK, Kafka, etc. preferred
- Experience with SQL Queries, performance tuning and management of map reduce jobs
- Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
- Experience working in an agile team environment
- Understanding of code promotion, DevOps, system administration, Puppet/Chef, and Platform as a Service Architecture
- Conduct code walk-throughs, peer reviews, and produce technical documentation

Benefits:

Great Medical & Dental Plans
Highly Competitive salary
Target annual bonus
Company stock (RSU's)
4 weeks paid vacation
Free vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
Ability to work up to two weeks in any of our offices around the world on a yearly basis
Free drinks & snacks
Weekly company update talks with our C-Team
Free listing on HomeAway.com
Stand-Up Desk

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Why work with us
Founded by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd in February 2005, the idea behind HomeAway was to revolutionize the historically-fragmented vacation rental industry and establish the company as the clear market leader. The entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers who created the very first vacation rental sites, many of which are now part of the HomeAway portfolio, fueled the early growth of the business and set the tone for the company culture that exists today. At HomeAway we work as a team, we work hard and we're competitive, but we always make time to celebrate our successes. From peer-nominated awards for those who have exceeded expectations with a free vacation, to company parties that celebrate holidays and achievements, we strive to maintain a culture where everyone's content and proud to call HomeAway their "home away from home!"
Culture
The HomeAway World Headquarters is located in downtown Austin, Texas. Employees love the proximity to restaurants, bars and retail — especially to the unofficial company cafeteria, the Whole Foods Market flagship store. The office space is also situated off of Lady Bird Lake, which has a fantastic hike and bike trail. HomeAway's four-story, 86,000-square-foot, mixed-use building was awarded Gold-level LEED certification in April 2010 for its use of eco-friendly materials. The design is vacation-themed and features a giant replica of the birdhouse from the HomeAway logo.
Perks & Benefits
Target Annual Bonus
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
4 Weeks' Vacation
Free drinks and snacks
Game room
Workout room/area, onsite showers and lockers, and bike lockers
Great medical, dental and vision plans

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