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Senior Software Engineer - Virtual Interlining

Hopper

Hopper

Spain · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
Virtual Interlining offers customers additional travel options by combining together multiple individual travel segments through self-transfers. These unique itineraries unlock new destinations, save customers time and money, and offer customers increased selection when they are booking travel. Hopper has developed its own Virtual Interlining engine and has been selling this content within our OTA business for several years. More recently, we’ve started to offer this type of content to other businesses selling travel. The HTS Connect team is responsible for getting Virtual Interline content to our partners via APIs or direct SDK integrations, as well as writing and maintaining solutions for white label portals that we build for our partners.
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help design and scale our forward distribution systems and deliver content to our partners. We use a mix of strategies to accomplish this so you will work on our forward facing API’s improvising them and making them scale both on the number of requests per second but also to respond properly no matter where the partner is located.

What would your day-to-day look like

  • You will be a hands-on contributor helping to design, build and scale our backend distribution architecture. You will get the opportunity to see your work in partner production websites and assist in solving new provider specific problems. You will ensure a consistent handoff of technical issues between teams in different time zones and help drive problems to resolution.

An ideal candidate has

  • Worked with external facing APIs previously, particularly around scaling and supporting those systems.
  • Pragmatic Scala experience or strong development skills in Java.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively communicate with a larger team and stakeholders.
  • Takes ownership of the products they create, creating good reusable patterns for other engineers in the team to emulate and follow.

Perks of working with us:

  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary, upsides of pre-IPO equity
  • Monthly cash allowance to cover gym membership (100€) or telework (50€)
  • Hopper covers the cost of employee premiums for private medical and dental coverage via Cigna.
  • Coverage includes: primary medical assistance, dental care, nursing care, specialties, hospitalisation,
  • maternity, preventative medicine and ambulatory services, and is available to extend to dependents.
  • Hopper also offers private life and accident coverage via Surne.
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Puzl coworking 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
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More about Hopper
At Hopper, we are on a mission to become the leading travel platform globally – powering Hopper’s mobile app, website and our B2B business, HTS (Hopper Technology Solutions). By leveraging massive amounts of data and advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper combines its world-class travel agency offering with proprietary fintech products to bring transparency, flexibility and savings to travelers globally. We have developed several unique fintech solutions that address everything from pricing volatility to trip disruptions – helping people travel better and save more on their trips.
The Hopper platform serves hundreds of millions of travelers globally and continues to capture market share around the world. Ranked the third largest online travel agency in North America, the Hopper app has been downloaded over 120 million times and has become largely popular among younger travelers – with 70% of its users being Gen Z and millennials.
While everyone knows us as the Gen Z and Millennial travel app, Hopper has evolved to become much more than that. In recent years, we’ve grown into a global travel agency and travel fintech provider that powers some of the world’s largest brands.
Through HTS, our B2B division, the company supercharges its partners’ direct channels by integrating our fintech products on their sites or powering end-to-end travel portals. Today, our partners include leading travel brands like Capital One, Nubank, Air Canada and many more.
Here are just a few stats that demonstrate the company’s recent growth:
Hopper sells billion worth of travel and travel fintech every year. In 2023, over 1.3 billion trips were planned through the Hopper app and our HTS partnerships.
Our fintech products – including Price Freeze, Flexibility for Any Reason and Flight Disruption Assistance – have exceptionally strong CSAT because the terms are always clear, and customers receive instant, no-questions-asked resolutions.
Almost 30% of our app customers purchase at least one fintech product when making a booking; and consumers are 1.6x more likely to repurchase if they add fintech to their booking vs if they booked just travel.
Given the success of its fintech products, Hopper launched a B2B initiative, HTS (Hopper Technology Solutions), which represents more than 50% of the business.
Through HTS, any travel provider (airlines, hotels, banks, travel agencies, etc.) can integrate and seamlessly distribute Hopper’s fintech or travel inventory on their direct channels. As its first HTS partnership, the company partnered with Capital One to co-develop Capital One Travel, a new travel portal designed specifically for cardholders. Other HTS partners include Air Canada, Uber, CommBank, Nubank, Flair Airlines with many more in the pipeline.
Featured in Apple’s Best of the App Store list of Essential Travel Apps in 2023 and recognized by the likes of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Hopper has been downloaded over 120 million times and continues to have millions of new installs each month. Hopper is now the #3 largest online travel agency in North America and 70% of our app customers are Gen-Z and millennials travelers.
Hopper has raised over $750 million USD of private capital and is backed by some of the largest institutional investors and banks in the world. Hopper is primed to continue its acceleration as the world’s fastest-growing mobile-first travel marketplace.
Come take off with us!