Aug 30

Senior Software Engineer, Backend - Fintech


Do you want to make a substantial impact on the future of Hopper's travel technology? We're hiring a specialist in Backend Development to join our Fintech team and help us innovate the evolution of travel selling and booking technology. Fintech contributes to 70% of the company's overall revenue and as a Senior Software Engineer, you will be directly responsible for crafting, implementing, and deploying the sophisticated backend systems that power Hopper’s award-winning user experience.


  • Solve sophisticated technical problems that address scalability issues to improve the user experience

  • Work in a dynamic microservices' environment with a rich API tier and make important architectural decisions about core backend systems

  • Be empowered to drive innovation for our Fintech products (e.g Price Freeze, Hopper Cloud)

  • Ship your first code in days, iterating on features in an agile manner using Scala and technologies like GCP, Kafka, BigQuery, BigTable, HBase, Cloud SQL among others.

  • Collaborate with a diverse group of people, across Engineering, Data Science, Product and Leadership, executing on big opportunities and helping Hopper rise to the top of the travel industry!


  • Experience growing in dynamic backend environments, delivering user experience at scale.

  • Experience working with persistence technologies and the ability to bring leading industry techniques and technologies to the table

  • Experience mentoring and leading people at different stages in their career

  • Excels in multi-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Mobile Engineers, and other highly skilled specialists

  • A passionate focus on quality, writing testable code that performs well for our consumers


  • Well-funded and proven startup offering competitive salary and stock options

  • Unlimited PTO

  • WeWork All Access Pass OR Work-from-home stipend

  • Ambitious culture where pushing limits and trying new things is everyday business

  • Open communication with management and company leadership

  • Small, dynamic teams = substantial impact

  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans

  • Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)

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