Principal Software Engineer (Viator)



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

About Viator

Viator, a Tripadvisor company, is the leading marketplace for travel experiences. We believe that making memories is what travel is all about. And with 300,000+ travel experiences to explore—everything from simple tours to extreme adventures (and all the niche, interesting stuff in between)—making memories that will last a lifetime has never been easier. With industry-leading flexibility and last-minute availability, it's never too late to make any day extraordinary. Viator. One app, 300,000+ travel experiences you’ll remember.

What You’ll Do:

The Revenue Management team is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and analytical Principal Software Engineer to join the team on a mission to place Viator at the centre of the Experiences ecosystem by solving complex problems that span the traveller and operator sides of our marketplace. Working remotely from Poland, you will be part of a dynamic, fun, and energetic team where you can immediately make meaningful contributions and grow as a Principal Software Engineer.

In this role you will be responsible for building and supporting a world-class platform of complex business and machine learning services which are exposed through APIs to other teams within Viator in collaboration with our Data Science & Machine Learning team and various traveller experience teams. These services underpin and the Viator native apps, as well as business-to-business systems used by our suppliers and a wide range of third parties who carry our inventory, including Tripadvisor.

Within Viator we have a fun and friendly environment where the key objective is getting things done. Working closely alongside product managers and designers, our engineers are part of the full process from software design, to code, to test, to deployment and back again. Most of our engineers release code to production every few days and we have a daily release cycle.

This is a full stack role. Viator’s web stack includes Java, React, TypeScript, GraphQL, Kubernetes, SQL and NoSQL databases, and runs on AWS. You don’t need to have experience with everything listed but you do need to be hungry to learn. You will need to have experience of a statically typed, object-oriented language such as Java or Python.

What you’ll need:

  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English;
  • Evidence of defining and developing a successful API-based architecture;
  • Help Define Technology roadmap for a number of systems within Revenue Management area;
  • 8+ years of experience with the some of the following technologies: JavaScript, Java, Python, SQL and/or NoSQL data stores;
  • Master-level knowledge of software design patterns and standards, REST and interaction, and the software development life cycle;
  • Experience developing automated internal frameworks or developer tools to increase developer release velocity or improve code health;
  • A collaborative, flexible, positive mindset;
  • Exceptional troubleshooting abilities;
  • Strong knowledge of various design patterns;
  • 2+ years of experience in building web applications with React JS that have been successfully delivered to users;

Perks of Working at Viator

  • Competitive compensation packages, including base salary, annual bonus, and equity.
  • “Work your way” with flexibility to suit your lifestyle. We take a remote-friendly approach to collaboration, with the option to join on-site as often as you’d like in select locations.
  • Flexible schedule. Work-life balance is ingrained in our culture by design. Trust and accountability make it work.
  • Donation matching. Give back? Give more! We match qualifying charitable donations annually.
  • Tuition assistance. Want to level up your career? We love to hear it! Receive annual support for qualified programs.
  • Lifestyle benefit. An annual benefit to spend on yourself. Use it on travel, wellness, or whatever suits you.
  • Travel perks. We believe that travel is employee development, so we provide discounts and more.
  • Employee assistance program. We’re here for you with resources and programs to help you through life’s challenges.
  • Health benefits. We offer great coverage and competitive premiums.

Our Values

We aspire to lead; We’re relentlessly curious;... want to know more? Read up on our values:

  • We aspire to lead. Tap into your talent, ambition, and knowledge to bring us – and you – to new heights.
  • We’re relentlessly curious. We push beyond the usual, the known, the “that’s just how it’s done.”
  • We’re better together. We learn from, accept, respect, support, and value one another– and are creating something remarkable in the process.
  • We serve our customers, always. We listen, question, respond, and strive for wow moments.

We strive for better, not perfect. We won’t get it right the first time – or every time. We’ll provide a safe environment in which to make mistakes, iterate, improve, and grow.

Our workplace is for everyone, as is our people powered platform. At Tripadvisor, we want you to bring your unique identities, abilities, and experiences, so we can collectively revolutionize travel and together find the good out there.

Application process

  • 30 minute call with a recruiter to learn more about the role
  • 45 minute technical interview with someone from the Viator Engineering team
  • Three one-hour interviews with members of the team, covering technical topics - including some coding - and what you would bring to Viator.