(Remote) Principal Software Engineer, International
San Jose
hace 5 días

Minimum qualifications

  • 5+ years professional experience building and maintaining systems leveraging complex modeling and data at scale.
  • Thrived in large engineering organizations working in cooperation and influencing other engineering teams.
  • Excelled in cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Mobile Engineers, and other highly skilled specialists.
  • Experience launching products in international markets and solving associated problems.
  • Experience building back-end services, platforms and tools to serve other developers.
  • Exposure to iOS, Android, Web, and server internationalization best practices, libraries, and tools.
  • Exposure to app localization processes, tools, and best practices.
  • Recent hands-on experience coding and reviewing code, and designing and architecting systems and APIs.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills and experience documenting and presenting to technical and non-technical audiences. Preferred qualifications
  • Professional programming experience in mobile (iOS, Android) and back-end development (Scala, Java).
  • Experience with AWS or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with a TMS, CLDR, ICU, or similar. About the Job A stellar opportunity to make a massive impact as a founding member of a new team focused on helping the company scale internationally.
  • We will build the foundational platform that all verticals (e.g. Air, Hotel, Ground transportation) in the company will rely on for their geo-expansion efforts.

    As a Principal Software Engineer, you will also be responsible for scaling, improving and operational excellence of our fully automated continuous localization solution.

    You’ll work with a highly skilled team of technical, data and product-focused individuals, whose mission is to consistently find and deliver the best experience to our international customers.

    You have strong software, data modeling, analytical skills, and a passion and empathy for our international users. Everything we do is focused on customer experience, you’ll be responsible for making an awesome international user experience a reality.


  • Establish foundational localization workflows by crafting and sustaining a core automation framework.
  • Provide solutions and guidance on methodologies for globalization of applications and online services.
  • Perform analysis of new features and products to ensure they are world-ready.
  • Build innovative user experiences and services for international use cases.
  • Evolve and maintain our architecture, including monitoring and alerting systems.
  • Collaborate closely with a fast-growing team of business stakeholders and product leaders.
  • Ensure a highly available and resilient system and foster a culture of excellence.
  • Benefits

  • 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 medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
  • Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)
  • 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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