Golang Job: Senior Backend-Scala Engineer, LATAM - Remote

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We're looking for an amazing Backend Software Engineer to join Hopper's new LatAm expansion team! Our team is responsible for creating a delightful experience for our Latin American users enabling the worldwide expansion Hopper had begun.

As a Software Engineer in our LatAm expansion team, you will be responsible for improving some of our 200+ services or even creating new ones to support a better experience for our users, you may be involved in designing and coding both alone and with engineers from other teams, you'll be able to propose innovative solutions for our projects that will impact millions of lives.

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    • Build new services that support improvements in the user experience.
    • Design, discuss, propose and implement refactors to our backend.
    • Integrate new providers working with third-party APIs and partners.
    • Work in a complex dynamic environment with a rich API tierCollaborate with a diverse group of people, giving and receiving feedback for growth.
    • Execute on big opportunities, helping Hopper rise to the top of the travel industry
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    • Solid understanding of microservices architecture and ability to autonomously develop Scala-based microservices
    • Functional programming experience mandatory, Scala preferred but could also be Java, Haskell, etc…)
    • Experience building and managing multiple external API integrations
    • Professional experience developing data-heavy platforms or APIs
    • A passionate focus on quality, writing testable code that performs and scales
    • Thrived in backend engineering positions and delivered user experience at scale
    • A strong understanding of distributed systems and how architectural decisions affect performance and maintainability
    • Excelled in cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Mobile Engineers, and other highly skilled specialists
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    Our tech stack
    • We have a microservice architecture with over 200+ services
    • Mostly Scala on the backend with some Python and GoLang
    • Our UIs are Mobile first: Swift on iOS and Kotlin on Android
    • We mostly host our services on Google Cloud with some on-prem
    • We use things like HBase, Kafka, Pub/Sub, GCP Big Query, Cloud SQL, S3, Delos, Redis
    • GKE (K8), terraform
    • We are driven by data so Amplitude, Big Query, and Datadog will be your buddies

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    Perks of working with us:
    • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary, and stock options
    • Unlimited PTO
    • WeWork All Access Pass OR Work-from-home stipend
    • An entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
    • Open communication with management and company leadership
    • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact

More about Hopper

Despite the pandemic’s impact on the travel industry, Hopper has emerged stronger than ever. As the travel industry continues to rebound, Hopper has demonstrated significant outperformance with its category-leading mobile-only marketplace, delivering value to customers and supply partners with the company’s proprietary suite of fintech offerings .

Here are just a few stats that demonstrate the company’s recent growth:

  • Hopper’s valuation is now over $5B, which is more than triple our valuation from early 2020.

  • The company grew its revenue by more than 300% YoY in 2021. Hopper’s monthly revenues are now 375% higher than its pre-pandemic high point and Hopper Cloud, Hopper’s new B2B initiative, is already 15% of its revenues and growing.

  • According to Apptopia, Hopper was the #1 most downloaded OTA in the US in 2021. The app has over 70 million downloads.

  • Hopper’s recovery is faster than the market and its share of the air travel market in North America is now 300% higher than prior to the pandemic, according to MIDT. We are now the 3rd largest air travel agency in North America.

  • The company sells over $2B in travel and travel related financial services annually.

  • Hopper’s fintech offerings, such as Price Freeze and Rebooking Guarantee, now represent over 70% of its air revenue.

  • Given the success of its travel fintech, Hopper recently launched a B2B initiative called Hopper Cloud, where any travel provider can unlock a totally unique revenue stream by seamlessly integrating and offering Hopper’s travel content and fintech products. Hopper Cloud partners include Capital One, Kayak, Marriott, Amadeus, Trip.com , and MakeMyTrip.

The industry opportunity for Hopper Cloud is enormous as projections estimate that if all travel distribution channels offered travel fintech, it could increase the total consumer spend for the sector by $200 billion annually.

And all this recent growth is just the beginning. There are still so many new opportunities we’re excited to tackle in the next year!