Platform Engineer

San Francisco, CA
Product Development – Technology
Full-time
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 do just that.  

As a Platform Engineer on the Consumer team you’ll be working in one of our consumer teams to help improve the experience of searching and booking hotels that they’ll love. You’ll be working with teams of product designers, mobile and web application engineers, data scientists and product managers to deliver the truly best hotel booking experience in the industry.

WITHIN 1 MONTH, YOU WILL:

    • Familiarize yourself with the platform codebase and core components
    • Participate in code reviews of your code and others
    • Contribute to the development of a customer features

WITHIN 3 MONTHS, YOU WILL:

    • Participate in the brainstorming of ideas and features that the team will work on next
    • Work with Platform Engineers across other teams to maintain the integrity and reliability of the HotelTonight platform
    • Participate in on-call rotation to continue to meet our critical SLAs

WITHIN 12 MONTHS, YOU WILL:

    • Act as the engineering lead on a project, working from ideation to implementation to rollout
    • Evaluate and experiment with new technologies and techniques that can be added to our tech stack to solve the trickiest of problems
    • Mentor and support other engineers in the team and related teams

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN YOU:

    • 2-5 years experience with Rails or similar web application frameworks
    • Experience working with relational databases (MySQL, Postgres) and key/value stores
    • You've scaled and maintained high-traffic production systems in previous positions
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
    • Experience working on and building REST API's
    • Problem-solver - able to evaluate technical approaches to problems and provide viable alternative solutions
    • Design-oriented - empathetic to the end user experience and thoughtful about what we can do to make it better
    • Communicator - clearly and effectively communicate with leadership and others of varying technical levels

WHAT YOU'LL GET FROM US:

    • The opportunity to define mobile commerce and change the way people book travel
    • A people-focused organization dedicated to making sure you're challenged, learning, growing, and recognized for all the great work you do
    • The camaraderie of a driven, agile team that is building something disruptive
    • A beautiful workspace at Market & 5th St
    • Excellent health, dental, vision and 401k plans, and stock options too
    • Fun stuff — quarterly hotel credits, 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!
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.

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