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Away // travel brand & luggage
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, July 11, 2022
 
   
 
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Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products & content that inspire people to get away more. In support of our mission, we are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our Engineering team. 

Want to help us transform the travel industry? The ideal candidate will be a passionate, forward thinking thought-leader that is adept at creating elegant, future-facing experiences & technologies. This person should be comfortable mentoring more junior engineers & having ownership over projects from development to release. They will be developing technology solutions, working closely with a variety of stakeholders including our Digital Product & User Experience teams. You will report into our Engineering Manager & be based in our New York City office.

As a company that values diversity, equity, & inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds & experiences to apply for this opportunity. Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, Anti-racism training & bias prevention initiatives, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with talented designers, product managers, & fellow engineers to build & plan new features for web properties, including both e-commerce & editorial experiences
  • Write robust, scalable, well-designed software that delivers great value to the business, is easy to maintain, & well tested
  • Push & refine our technology, user experience, & creative practices
  • Create online experiences our customers love that seamlessly tie in with our retail experiences
  • Help us transition our front-end from Backbone to React, Redux, & next.js
  • Extend our Solidus based (Ruby on Rails) backend application

Who you are:

  • Minimum 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages
  • Proficient with Javascript, HTML, & CSS or equivalent coding experience 
  • Skilled at RESTful API design
  • Experience with Ruby & Ruby on Rails, React, Redux, modern Javascript/ECMAScript, Spree and/or Solidus
  • Experience with Azure, AWS, Heroku, or similar IaaS or PaaS providers
  • Experience with data streaming platforms like Apache Kafka
  • Hard working with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced & ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about travel (but thats a given!)

Youll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. Youll have generous PTO to explore new places & access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And once youre here for three years, youll earn a sabbatical & a bonus to take a well-deserved trip.
  • Were not just employees. Were people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, & dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, generous & inclusive parental leave, & a kitchen stocked with organic snacks & coffee.
  • Well invest in your career. Our companys growing quickly, & well give you the opportunity to do the same. Youll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the companys evolving needs.
  • Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, & more, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table, & believe that fair & equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more! You can bring your dog to work. We organize ways to give back to our local communities.
 
 
 
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