Platform Engineer, Hotels

San Francisco, CA
Product Development – Technology
HotelTonight makes it remarkably easy to book great hotels at amazing rates, for tonight, tomorrow and beyond. Our goal is to be the premier and most loved way to book a place to stay and we’re looking for a Platform Engineer to join the Hotel Product team and help do just that.

When you join HotelTonight, you'll work on our hotel-facing tool known as HTx that allows our partners to gain insights into their market and deliver great deals to our customers. You’ll work across our application stack to build a solid system and user interface that hotels can efficiently use to interact with our customers. You'll also help build and own powerful far-reaching internal tools that allow HotelTonight's Supply team to engage with our hotels and deliver quality insights.

We are on a mission to radically transform hotel bookings. Doing this requires us to think differently and to question conventional approaches, therefore it’s essential to have a diverse team of the very best people with all types of backgrounds and experiences to bring the best ideas to life. We are committed to maintaining an environment where all of our team members have the opportunity to be heard, to make an impact and to do the best work of their lives.


    • Understand the application stack that powers our hotel-facing tools
    • Assist the team in completing key features and addressing some bugs
    • Collaborate participate in our code review process


    • Develop and deliver features with the Hotels team
    • Contribute to the growth of our hotel facing products with new ideas and improvements that deliver measurable results for our customers, hotel partners and the company
    • Be able to jump in immediately when issues arise and help non-technical members of the company understand the workings of our Hotels Platform
    • Support critical production systems as part of our on-call rotation
    • Be highly invested in developing high performance code, instrumenting code at every chance


    • Be able to guide, contribute and develop end-to-end features for Hotels
    • Work with the rest of the team to help guide and shape the future of our hotels facing products and HotelTonight
    • Support critical production systems as part of our on-call rotation
    • Triage and fix issues you discover with the platform


    • 3+ years experience in software development working as a Backend Engineer with Ruby (or similar language: Python, Java)
    • Familiarity with frontend web application development using React, EmberJS or vanilla JavaScript
    • Working knowledge of relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
    • Experience with any of the following is a plus: ElasticSearch, Kafka, Docker, Golang, Redis
    • Experience building performance focused services
    • Dependable, hands-on problem solver
    • Detail-oriented but moves fast
    • You love working as part of a team and strive for continuous improvement


    • A highly collaborative and supportive team environment that values asking the right questions, building solutions, and respecting everyone we work with
    • We’ll help you create goals that drive you, take on projects that excite you, and learn things that will surprise you
    • Great SF office location at Market & 5th St. (If you live out of the area, move here!)
    • Excellent health, dental, vision and 401k plans, and stock options too
    • Fun stuff - quarterly travel stipend, unlimited vacation, catered meals, subsidized cell phone plans and fitness memberships, access to our very own hotel-inspired full bar, and the opportunity to spin the HT Roulette wheel to win a spontaneous weekend getaway!

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