Lead Software Developer

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1 Dec 2021

A stellar opportunity to have a massive impact on the Hopper Fintech team! The Fintech team at Hopper has played a large part in helping to grow Hopper and more than doubling our valuation to $ 3.5B + in the past year. As a Lead Software Developer , you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative products we offer users, such as Price Drop Guarantee. You will work alongside our world-class product and data teams to deliver the bleeding edge in personalized travel to an ever-growing user base!

In this role, you’ll be leading a team of full-stack developers and working cross functionally with product, design, and data science to prioritize, estimate, and implement large scale projects in an Agile environment.

  • Responsibilities
  • Lead new architecture and implementation for customer-facing products and app experiences
  • Collaborate with team members across disciplines to define an inspiring product vision focused on our customers
  • Work hands-on alongside a talented team of software developers to rapidly deliver clean, fast, and scalable solutions in Scala, Swift, and Kotlin
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop a culture promoting technical excellence
  • Manage performance and development of a diverse team of developers
  • Minimum qualifications
  • 4+ years experience leading a team of 4+ cross-functional developers, including backend, mobile and full-stack work
  • Active experience coding and reviewing code, and designing systems and APIs
  • Close collaboration with software developers (backend and mobile), product managers, data scientists and designers to deliver rapid value to end-users
  • Demonstrated experience architecting secure, reliable systems to power innovative in-app experiences at scale
  • Successfully championed documentation, operational excellence, clean code, and testing practices to promote system reliability
  • Managed technical debt and feature development to continuously deliver user value without compromising technical quality
  • Backend experience with Scala, GCP, Kubernetes
  • Experience developing B2C mobile products with millions of MAU
  • Demonstrated contributions to hiring, onboarding, and performance management processes

Despite the pandemic’s impact on the travel industry, Hopper has emerged stronger than ever. As the travel industry continues to rebound, Hopper has seen its valuation more than double since early 2020, reflecting the strength of our mobile-only marketplace and the value customers are deriving from our proprietary suite of fintech offerings.

Here are just a few stats that demonstrate our recent growth:

  • Hopper’s valuation is now over $3.5B, reflecting the strength of its mobile-only marketplace and value customers are deriving from the company’s proprietary suite of fintech offerings.
  • Based on its current run rate, Hopper is pacing towards 330% revenue growth compared to last year, and it has already surpassed its pre-pandemic revenue peak from Q1 2020 by over 100%.
  • Hopper has over 60 million downloads, consistently ranks as one of the most downloaded travel apps, and now has a larger air travel market share in North America than it did before the pandemic (source: MIDT).
  • The company is on track to surpass $1.5 billion in travel sales this year, with 40% coming from the hotel and car rental categories.
  • Hopper’s fintech offerings, such as Price Freeze and Rebooking Guarantee, now represent 50% of its 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 fintech.

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.

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

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