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Away // travel brand & luggage
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
 
   
 
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We are a global lifestyle brand built on transforming the travel experience. 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 position. 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 & mandatory bias training, 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:

  • 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!)
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience

Youll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We believe that getting away changes your understanding of the world around you. Youll have generous PTO to explore new places & access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And after three years with Away, youll earn a sabbatical & a bonus to take an additional well-deserved trip.
  • Were not just employees. Were people. As a global company, our benefits & perks vary by region, but they align with our commitment to support our employees wellbeing both inside & outside of work. We offer insurance coverage, financial contributions for retirement, generous & inclusive parental leave, & a kitchen stocked with snacks & coffee to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • 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 & grow your career along the way.
  • 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, company-wide trainings, & events, were building an inclusive environment where people can bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent & impact 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 Dogs in the office, complimentary coffee with coworkers, weekly team lunches, quarterly team outings, & organized volunteer opportunities to give back to our local communities!

About Away:

Launched in 2016 by co-founders Steph Korey & Jen Rubio, Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel. By selling directly to customers both online & through retail stores, Away is able to eliminate retailer mark up & offer high quality, thoughtfully designed luggage & travel essentials without driving up the price. In just under four years, Away has already been twice named one of Fast Companys Worlds Most Innovative Companies, & one of TIMEs 50 Most Genius Companies. Away is headquartered in New York City, with offices in London & Sydney. To learn more, visit awaytravel.com.

EEO Statement: 

Away is dedicated to hiring a diverse workplace that celebrates an inclusive culture & a sense of belonging. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, & sexual orientation), national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability. 

Away is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities & disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at talent@awaytravel.com.

 
 
 
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