( Remote) Software Engineering Manager - Payments


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About the jobAt Hopper, we’re on a mission to build the most customer-centric travel company on earth. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing mobile first travel marketplace - one that enables our customers to save money and travel better. 
The vision of the payments team is to provide a magical and frictionless payment experience to our customers. We will do this by supporting all the major payment methods (‘unlocking choice’), optimizing our payment stack (‘frictionless payments’) and unifying and powering all payments flows at Hopper (Flights, Hotels, Homes, Rental Cars, Attractions & more) as well as our Hopper Cloud offering (Whitelabel solution). 
Our long term vision is to remove any financial barriers to travel and truly make travel accessible to everyone. It’s cheaper, better and easier to purchase travel with Hopper!
Responsibilities Manage performance and development of a diverse team of engineersCollaborate with team members across disciplines to define an inspiring product vision focused on our customersWork hands-on alongside a talented team of software engineers to rapidly deliver clean, fast, and scalable solutions in Scala, Swift, and KotlinCollaborate with leadership to develop a culture promoting technical excellenceManage, mentor and as needed, hire technical team members
Minimum qualifications3+ years experience leading an engineering team - mentoring, hiring, and managing performanceExperience defining technology roadmaps and goals for platforms that empower other teams to deliver value quicklyExperience gathering business requirements, formulating metrics, and building reportsDemonstrated experience architecting secure, reliable systems to power innovative in-app experiences at scaleClose collaboration with software engineers (backend and mobile), product managers, data scientists and designers to deliver rapid value to end-usersSuccessfully championed documentation, operational excellence, clean code, and testing practices to promote system reliabilityManaged technical debt and feature development to continuously deliver user value without compromising technical quality
Preferred qualifications Backend experience with Scala, Google Cloud, KubernetesExperience developing B2C mobile products with millions of MAUExperience in the consumer payments domain
Despite the pandemic’s impact on the travel industry, Hopper has emerged stronger than ever. As the travel industry continues to rebound, Hopper has seen its valuation more than double since early 2020, reflecting the strength of our mobile-only marketplace and the value customers are deriving from our proprietary suite of fintech offerings. 
Here are just a few stats that demonstrate our recent growth:
- Hopper’s valuation is now over $3.5B, reflecting the strength of its mobile-only marketplace and value customers are deriving from the company’s proprietary suite of fintech offerings.
- Based on its current run rate, Hopper is pacing towards 330% revenue growth compared to last year, and it has already surpassed its pre-pandemic revenue peak from Q1 2020 by over 100%.
- Hopper has over 60 million downloads, consistently ranks as one of the most downloaded travel apps, and now has a larger air travel market share in North America than it did before the pandemic (source: MIDT). 
- The company is on track to surpass $1.5 billion in travel sales this year, with 40% coming from the hotel and car rental categories. 
- Hopper’s fintech offerings, such as Price Freeze and Rebooking Guarantee, now represent 50% of its revenue. 
- Given the success of its travel fintech, Hopper recently launched a B2B initiative called Hopper Cloud, where any travel provider can unlock a totally unique revenue stream by seamlessly integrating and offering Hopper’s travel fintech. The industry opportunity for Hopper Cloud is enormous as projections estimate that if all travel distribution channels offered travel fintech, it could increase the total consumer spend for the sector by $200 billion annually.
All this recent growth is just the beginning. There are still so many new opportunities we’re excited to tackle in the next year!
Job perks/benefits: Career development
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific
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