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Vacasa // vacation rental management
Portland, OR    Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019
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Why Vacasa

We started with just one home & an idea: to bring homeowners & renters together with smart technology & caring local teams. Today, were the largest full-service vacation rental company in the US thanks to the people who give us their best every day. Youll fit right in here if youre curious, entrepreneurial, & thrive in a rapid-growth environment.

Why Software Engineering at Vacasa?

We build the tools that allow other departments to succeed. Were constantly experimenting & fine-tuning our products. We value stability, security, & scalability. Our favorite word is autonomywe want everyone to have a voice.

What were looking for

At Vacasa, we live in the cloud (AWS) & are actively evolving our architecture--from monolith to services-based architecture--to support dramatic growth in both our business & our engineering organization. We strive for a heterogeneous architecture which empowers our teams to pick the right tech stack for the job.

The goal of our architecture practice at Vacasa is to enable & accelerate those teams by providing patterns, recommendations, & technical expertise.

This is the first dedicated role of its kind at Vacasa.

What youll do

  • Be a strategic leader & voice, advocating for & driving forward the architecture roadmap
  • Create, distill, articulate, & demonstrate cloud-native architecture patterns to be used by our Engineering teams, helping propel their architecture efforts & avoid common pitfalls
  • Provide expertise & recommendations to individual Engineering teams on which patterns to use where, particularly with respect to serverless models, asynchronous messaging patterns, & data storage models & technologies
  • Explore emerging AWS offerings, vet them for viability within our ecosystem, & make recommendations for adoption to our Engineering teams
  • From time to time, embed with individual Engineering teams to support them in key architecture transformation efforts

Skills youll need

  • Proven experience as a software architect working with distributed systems, web services, messaging architectures, & various data storage models & technologies.
  • 5+ years designing such systems, preferably in AWS.
  • Experience designing greenfield systems as well as evolving legacy systems into modern architectures.
  • Excellent written & verbal communications.
  • Exceptional ability to express infrastructure & software architectures visually.
  • Track record of encouraging & supporting development team collaboration, mentoring, open discussions, & software development best practices.
  • Experience with & passion for automation, continuous integration, & continuous delivery practices.
  • Strong technical intellectual curiosity & ability to focus that in the best interest of the Engineering organization.

What youll get

  • Health/dental/vision insurance100% covered
  • 401K retirement savings plan with up to a 6% company match
  • Vacation time
  • Paid sick leave & holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts
  • All the equipment youll need to be successful
  • Great colleagues & culture
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