About the Job As a Full Stack / Android engineer on the team, you’ll be building out the product, helping design and implement new features, and helping drive the product direction to make sure we solve the right user problems, and find innovative ways to delight our customers.
You’ll collaborate with an integrated team of talented engineers, designers, pms and data scientists to break down complex problems, experiment quickly, and build things at internet scale.
Our team is focused on accelerating Hopper’s user growth, which until now has been primarily through high-volume paid advertising.
Now, we’re looking to build new products in our app that will help us activate, retain and acquire new users at scale. We’ll be testing a wide range of new ideas, from redesigning the onboarding, to building gamification, flash sales, team buying, and other experimental features.
Overall, our goal is to pair Hopper’s world-class travel marketplace with the growth and retention mechanisms inspired by mobile games, super-apps, and category-leading retailers.
Deeply, directly, contribute to suite of Growth related products, services and infrastructure
Collaborate with a team of talented engineers, developing innovative solutions to challenging, impactful problems
Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of our microservices, and to feature implementation across our mobile apps and other other presentation layers, as may be required
Thoughtfully assist with the evolution of our ops processes, participating in the on-call rotation for Growth owned domains
Quickly prototype new ideas and run experiments to identify features that users love
Help evolve our mobile architecture to consistently improve development efficiencyInfluence the technical direction for the team and the strategic direction of the product
4+ years professional experience in native mobile development
Thorough understanding of Kotlin and the Android mobile API
Thorough understanding of working with microservices at scale, deep familiarity with at least one server side stack (Scala or pure functional stacks preferred)
Proven ability to build prototypes, and take a data driven approach to product development, testing, and iterative progress on ideas
A passion for building engaging user experiences
A passion for personal technical growth and collaboration
Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
$200 annual travel stipend (available in most countries)
WeWork All Access Pass OR Work-from-home stipend
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!