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Tripadvisor // enabling travelers to plan & book trips
Engineering, Full Time    New York City, New York, United States    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022
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We believe that we are better together, & at Tripadvisor we welcome you for who you are. Our workplace is for everyone, as is our people powered platform. At Tripadvisor, we want you to bring your unique identities,  abilities, & experiences, so we can collectively revolutionize travel & together find the good out there. 

Want to be part of a team working on the worlds largest travel platform? Tripadvisor aims to make everyone a better traveler by creating products that help people around the world plan & have the perfect trip. As part of the team responsible for our Flagship apps, you get to work on products impacting many millions of monthly active visitors worldwide.

During the pandemic our engineering, product, & design teams went back to first principles & redesigned our Flagship native apps from the ground up, functionally & technically. As a result, our native apps & the services that drive them utilize a modern, innovative architecture that embraces component-based server-driven UI. Come help us build upon a sound foundation & drive our next wave of growth!

The Native Platform team comprises some of our most senior engineering talent. This team is looking for an engineering leader with extensive experience designing, building, & maintaining microservices at scale. This role will drive continued evolution of the microservices that power our native apps & improvement of the developer experience for backend engineers building native features. The ideal candidate would bring excellent communication skills, leadership, & technical acumen.

What youll do:

  • Develop services that drive our native apps across all our business lines (hotels, experiences, restaurants, etc.)

  • Help define, deliver, & continue to evolve our native platform services roadmap.

  • Identify any gaps in our existing architecture. Drive alignment on how to address such gaps & lead the delivery of high leverage solutions.

  • Provide feedback on technical designs & ensure native platform services are scalable, maintainable, & robust.

  • Mentor backend engineers at all levels.

  • Evangelize best backend engineering practices across the organization, especially to native product engineering teams.

  • Partner with various stakeholders to understand the needs of the business & define platform requirements.

  • Be a go-to person for complex backend development issues.

What were looking for:

  • Deep understanding of microservice architectures of large-scale applications.

  • Expert at designing systems at scale that are performant, fault tolerant, reliable, & secure.

  • Exceptional backend development skills & at least 5 years of experience with backend development at a senior level.

  • Extensive Java experience or familiarity with a JVM-based language & the ability to ramp up on Java quickly.

  • Experience decomposing codebases into modules or microservices & the ability to balance operational needs with strategic reorganization.

  • Proven track record of advising organizations on architectural best practices.

  • Passion for building scalable software & improving the developer experience.

  • Excellent communication & stakeholder management skills.

  • Knowledge of container services such as Docker or Kubernetes.

  • Familiarity with public cloud providers, such as AWS or GCP.

Nice to haves:

  • Domain experience supporting iOS or Android apps.

  • Experience with server driven UIs.

  • Working knowledge of AWS.

What youll get 

  • Highly competitive salary along with the following
    • Annual bonus
    • Generous Stock Award upon joining
    • Additional stock awarded annually
    • Excellent contributory pension
    • Full family private medical cover
    • Full dental cover
    • Flexible working hours
    • Flexible summer working schedule
    • Time off between Christmas & New Year (on us!)
    • Annual travel & wellbeing allowance ($1200+)
    • Critical illness plus full life cover
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Employee assistance program.

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