Senior Software Engineer, Site Reliability (SRE) (Remote)

United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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About the jobAs a Senior Software Engineer, Site Reliability you will be focused on the availability, reliability and operational excellence of Hopper's core Homes Marketplace services. We're looking for passionate engineers that enjoy partnering with product development teams to build, deploy and maintain solutions for our mobile app customers and SAAS business partners. You will leverage your understanding of public cloud architecture applied to Hopper's software stack, to design and implement solutions that are secure, scalable and operationally sound.
Are you ready to come help architect the future Hopper with us?
The perfect candidate will possess the ability to discuss complex technical concepts with a diverse audience across all areas of the organization. They will remain calm under pressure and always strive to add structure to high-pressure, fast paced tasks or projects.
Our tech stack• We have a microservice architecture with over 200+ services.• Mostly Scala on the backend with some Python.• Our UIs are Mobile first: Swift on iOS and Kotlin on Android.• We mostly host our services on Google Cloud with some on-prem.• We use things like HBase, Kafka, Pub/Sub, GCP Big Query, Cloud SQL, S3, Delos, Redis.• We are driven by data so Amplitude, Big Query and Datadog will be your buddies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Expertise with GCP and/or AWS
  • Experience monitoring services and infrastructure, log collection, analytics, and application performance monitoring (APM)
  • Experience using and supporting gRPC, OpenAPI or other frameworks to facilitate micro-service development
  • Experience running a mission-critical service at scale
  • Experience working with configuration, CI/CD and orchestration technologies (such as Kubernetes, Mesos, Ansible, etc)
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Strong background in Site Reliability Engineering, DevOps, Software Engineering or Systems Engineering
  • Worked in Agile delivery teams and environment
  • Experience creating automated solutions & eagerness to automate
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills and the ability to use influence as effectively as direct control
  • Develop software solutions to reduce latency and increase reliability and extensibility in our systems
  • Fluency in least one modern programming language (Python, Go, Scala, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise securing public cloud accounts
  • Working Knowledge of Terraform, Vault and other DevOps/Service tools
  • Experience with managing hosted services/SaaS
  • Experience mentoring and training other team members


  • Ensure the availability and reliability of all Homes Marketplace services.
  • Ensure adequate documentation and training on site reliability measures for all on-call engineers in Homes
  • Seek out opportunities for improving our customer experience by observing and monitoring our systems.
  • Identify parts of our system that do not scale or meet reliability requirements.
  • Provide short term and long term solutions to these shortcomings.
  • Understand customer impact of outages, handle escalations, troubleshoot and resolve incidents. (Participate in on-call rotation and travel as needed)
  • Collect and analyze technical troubleshooting evidence
  • Drive solutions that improve our core Homes booking infrastructure
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the product development team 
  • Act as the customer advocate for application quality and reliability
  • Collaborate with our Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams to drive high-quality production and respond to outages to minimize impact on customers. 


  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • WeWork All Access Pass OR Work-from-home stipend
  • Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
  • Open communication with management and company leadership
  • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
  • Access to a 401k 
More about HopperHopper is valued at $3.5bn making us the 5th most valuable travel business in the world.  We’re best known as a travel app and we just raised a further $175m from a funding round led by GPI Capital.  Our investors also include Goldman Sachs and Capital One for whom we exclusively power their travel portal.  
At 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. It’s cheaper to purchase travel with Hopper!
Hopper’s goal is to reduce traveler anxiety throughout all stages of the trip buying process. By creating a transparent travel marketplace and unique, data-driven financial technology products focused on providing peace-of-mind, Hopper adds value along each step of the customer’s journey.  
Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company three years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 60 million times and sees over 1.9 million new installs per month.   Our revenue growth is up 330% versus 2020 as we continue to outperform market recovery.
Now we're laying the groundwork for continued expansion in 2021 by adding great people to our team who can help us compete with the travel giants.  Come take off with us!
Job region(s): North America
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