Lead Engineer

About Us

Tripping is the leading search engine for vacation rentals (think: Kayak for Airbnb). We have the richest data set in the industry and our team is building an industry-changing metasearch engine on top of it. And we’re looking for a hands-on Lead Engineer to help us build Tripping into a billion dollar company.

  • Oversee technical aspects of the company
  • Establish technical strategy and lead all aspects of technology development
  • Attract, recruit, and retain a world-class engineering team
  • Define, architect, and execute the organizational and infrastructure plan
  • Evolve and manage the development process and release schedule
  • Work with the management team to lead strategic planning
  • Work with the development team to set and deliver aggressive goals
  • Work as a hands-on leader and do some of the actual coding yourself

  • 5+ years overall experience as a software developer and architect - specifically for scalable, high-growth, elegant web or mobile products. Extensive project management and agile development experience preferred.
  • Hands-on coder. Love to roll up your sleeves and write great code.
  • Analytical genius. Data-driven approach that delivers outstanding results.
  • Consummate recruiter. Able to attract and retain world-class engineers.
  • Passionate leader. Inspire team to deliver code on time and on budget.
  • Team player. Work well with designers, product managers, and business folks.
  • Accomplished Architect. Strategic approach to defining architecture and choosing the stack and tools.
  • Experience with one or more of the following (the more the better): HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, Ruby on Rails, Python, PHP/Zend, MySQL, AWS, Big Data, Search Technologies.

Related Skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to work independently and under very tight deadlines
  • Self-driven, with a good approach to working efficiently and effectively
  • Organized, detail-oriented and able to set (and meet) realistic deadlines
  • True passion for creating clean, functional and well-designed code
  • Obsession with new technologies and trends

  • Been a lead engineer at an early stage start up
  • BS, MS or experience in quantitative field (eg math, engineering, econ, etc)
  • Intense desire to build something successful from the ground-up
  • A good sense of humor, an open mind & a high level of integrity
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with travel, ecommerce or marketplace businesses
  • Love of travel, especially backpacking or visiting remote destinations

  • Awesome culture (we’re a tight team - we work hard and play hard)
  • Extra week of vacation to travel anywhere in the world
  • San Francisco headquarters, easily accessible by public transit
  • A fun team environment with retreats to Tahoe, Big Sur and Yosemite
  • Health insurance

  • Compensation and equity commensurate with experience.

How To Apply
  • Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to us at jobs@tripping.com. Thanks!

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