Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack



Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

We believe that we are better together, and at Tripadvisor we welcome you for who you are. 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.

The Trust & Safety Moderation and Fraud team is at the very heart of Tripadvisor. Our mission is to help build and maintain trust in our brand and preserve our brand integrity. We are responsible for developing and maintaining complex processing systems and UI tools that help do that.

We are looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our remote team of engineers. In this role, you will be leading and contributing to projects to build out new product features and modernize our platform and internal UI tooling on AWS (backend and frontend), while integrating and providing migration paths from the current system.

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you will independently develop solutions in support of our systems across all layers of the stack. You will actively collect and refine requirements to help turn ambiguous project statements into actionable plans. You will build application specification documents, draw flow charts and design application architecture. You will be responsible for designing databases, microservices, eventing systems and APIs. Through your work you will grow expertise in one or more technologies and share your learnings with your team. You will be responsible for testing the software you write and will maintain your features once released. You will actively provide code reviews to your peers, ensuring that team standards and best practices are adhered to. Similarly, you will actively seek feedback from your peers and promote a collaborative and fast-paced engineering culture. You will sometimes coordinate the work of other engineers, providing mentorship to help them succeed. Please note: this is a permanent employee position, not a B2B contract.

What you will do:

  • Lead design and implementation of complex technical systems, estimating scope of work, organizing and prioritizing work, communicating timelines, managing expectations, and providing timely status updates.
  • Work closely with stakeholders (e.g. product and data analysts) to define system requirements, weighing engineering and product trade-offs to recommend technical options that are extensible, scalable, robust, secure, and maintainable
  • Be responsible for the quality of code you ship, troubleshooting complex issues and driving them to resolution. Own and be accountable for the business-critical systems you deliver.
  • Mentor junior engineers and promote the success of the team by participating in design reviews, providing critical code review feedback, assisting and unblocking team members, contributing to and supporting team values and processes
  • Be responsible for all aspects of software engineering, from design to implementation, QA, operations and maintenance.

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of large scale, full life cycle development experience
  • Experience and skills in designing and building Java-based programs and applications
  • Hands on experience with SQL
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and OO design
  • Experience working in a tech lead capacity, designing as well as implementing complex software solutions and coordinating the work of other engineers on the project
  • Cloud Platform experience (AWS) and knowledge of some IaC framework (eg. CDK)
  • Experience with full stack web development with React or some other JavaScript based framework is required

Perks of Working at Tripadvisor:

  • Competitive compensation packages, including base salary, annual bonus, and equity.
  • Flexible schedule. Work-life balance is ingrained in our culture by design. Trust and accountability make it work, we take a remote-friendly approach to collaboration.
  • Donation matching. Give back? Give more! We match qualifying charitable donations annually.
  • Reimbursement benefit. An annual benefit to spend on yourself for:
  • Fitness & Wellness: Athletic Event Fees, Fitness Center/Gym Membership, Fitness Classes and Apps, Fitness Gear, Fitness Equipment (indoor and outdoor), Spa, Supplements
  • Family Support: Baby Gear & Accessories, Childcare Services
  • Personal travel perks. We believe that travel is employee development, use it for: Airplane, Train, Bus, Tickets, Hotel stays, Rentals, Tours
  • Lifestyle: Gaming Accessories and Consoles, Music & Video Streaming Services, Skill development classes
  • Remote Work: Equip and furnish your home office: Cables & Cords, Desktop Equipment, Personal Computers, Utility Bills
  • Pet Care: Pet Adoption Fees, Pet Supplies, Petcare
  • Employee assistance program + Worklife. 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.
  • Sitterstream. a virtual, on-demand babysitting, education and wellness company offering 30, 60 and 90 minute educational, fun, and engaging sessions for children and adults

We strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please make sure to reach out to your individual recruiter or our team at