Senior Software Engineer - Full-stack, Homes in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description

As a Senior Fullstack Engineer on the Homes team, you’ll work on the vacation home rentals product within Hopper’s $2B+ travel ecosystem. You will help build out all the services we need to support our hosts, while designing systems that will enable us to move quickly ensuring a high standard of code quality and scalability. You’ll work alongside an experienced team of developers, designers, and travel industry experts to bring Hopper’s travelers the best price, selection, convenience, and booking flexibility in vacation home rentals.

As the newest travel category at Hopper, Homes is a fast-growing product that is at the beginning of its journey. This is an opportunity where you will have a massive impact on the definition and evolution of the business.


    • Build amazing consumer experiences, taking responsibility for code quality, scalability, reliability and performance
    • Help build the technical team for Hopper Homes, assist in interviews and onboarding of new team members
    • Quickly prototype new ideas and run experiments to identify features that customers love
    • Help shape the systems design for the homes vertical and how it integrates with our microservices architecture
    • Collaborate with a diverse group of people, giving and receiving feedback for growth
    • A passionate focus on quality, writing testable code that performs well for our consumers
    • A desire to help our team continuously improve

Minimum qualifications

    • Love for building customer centric software
    • 4+ years professional experience in full stack development
    • Deep comfort with at least one server-side stack
    • Excelled in an environment with cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Software Developers, and other highly skilled specialists
    • Ability to quickly iterate on Web interface UI/UX and related design

Preferred qualifications

    • Thorough understanding of Web system architecture and design, at scale
    • Experience with, or willing to learn, distributed system development in Scala
    • Proven track record of leading less-experienced engineers in building stable and scalable code
    • Proven ability to build prototypes and take a data-driven approach to product development, testing and measuring new ideas very quickly
    • The ability to bring leading industry techniques and technologies to the table

Our tech stack

    • We have a microservice architecture with over 200+ services.
    • Mostly Scala on the backend with some Python.
    • 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.
    • We are driven by data so Amplitude, Big Query and Datadog will be your buddies.


    • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
    • Unlimited PTO
    • WeWork All Access Pass OR Work-from-home stipend
    • Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
    • Open communication with management and company leadership
    • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact
    • 100% employer-paid telemedicine, medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
More about Hopper

At Hopper, we are on a mission to become the world’s best — and most fun — place to book travel. By leveraging massive amounts of data, advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper combines its world-class travel agency offering with proprietary fintech products to help customers spend less and travel better. Ranked the third largest online travel agency in North America, the app has been downloaded nearly 80 million times and continues to gain market share globally.

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

- Hopper sold around $4 billion in travel and travel fintech in 2022, up nearly 3X over 2021. In 2022, Hopper increased its revenue 2.5X year-over year.

- The company’s bespoke fintech products, such as Flight Disruption Guarantee and Price Freeze, now represent 30-40% of Hopper’s total app revenue.

- Given the success of its fintech products, Hopper launched a B2B initiative called Hopper Cloud in late 2021. Through this partnership program, any travel provider (airlines, hotels, banks, travel agencies, etc.) can integrate and seamlessly distribute Hopper’s fintech or travel inventory. As its first Hopper Cloud partnership,

- Hopper partnered with Capital One to co-develop Capital One Travel, a new travel portal designed specifically for cardholders.

- Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company four years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 80 million times and continues to have millions of new installs each month.

- Hopper has raised over $700 million USD of private capital and is backed by some of the largest institutional investors and banks in the world. Hopper is primed to continue its acceleration as the world’s fastest-growing mobile-first travel marketplace.

Come take off with us!

About Hopper

  • Hospitality

  • Montreal, Canada

  • 200 - 500


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