Senior Software Engineer – Backend (JVM)

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Senior Software Engineer – Backend (JVM)

at Rocket Travel, Inc.


Chicago, IL USA or Remote

Rocket Travel, Inc., a subsidiary of Booking Holdings, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with experience with JVM languages like Java, Groovy, and Kotlin to join our engineering team.
The Rocket Travel team is based in Chicago’s West Loop, which is currently fully remote. Remote employment is an option for this role, but once it’s safe to travel and our office reopens, periodic trips to Chicago will be encouraged.

You will be involved in all facets of the software development process, from inception to deployment. You should enjoy building new products, playing with APIs and data, and discovering and exploring new technologies and ideas.

At Rocket, we encourage experimentation, so we’re not a one language/one framework shop. We hire people who know how to pick the right tool for the job and learn along the way. We regularly use domain-specific languages like Groovy and Kotlin in our daily work.

You will be helping our team pursue challenges including:

Adding visibility to critical applications and processes.
Evolving the Rocket toolkit by identifying and recommending the best tool for each task.
Creating A/B tests to bring our users a constantly improving experience.
Improving existing code to make it more testable, tested, and resilient.
Deploying daily to highly available applications.
Maintaining a sense of empathy for our customers and moving quickly where users are most acutely affected.

You have worked with JVM tools and languages in a professional context for at least 3 years at an advanced level.
You have used at least one other JVM language other than Java, for at least one project (Groovy, Scala, Kotlin or Clojure).
You have deployed applications to AWS or a similar cloud provider.
You are passionate about sharing ownership and product direction for our customer-facing products or internal applications.
You are passionate about learning and helping your teammates learn.
You are passionate about how your code translates into a better customer experience.
You are familiar with agile programming methodologies.

Having ownership in our products and our customers’ experiences, and take actions that can be implemented and deployed in a matter of hours.
Collaborating closely with experienced business, design, and technology teammates.
Working with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record for delivering great products.
Developing software using AWS, GitHub, modern development practices, and the best tools available.
Receiving a competitive compensation package, including bonus, health/dental insurance, and 401k matching.
Choosing your own computer/gear.
Receiving a monthly cell phone and ISP stipend.
Enjoying flexible PTO policy and free travel credits.
Learning at periodic engineering lunch-and-learns.
Enjoying free snacks, drinks, and coffee at our Chicago office in the West Loop (when it reopens).

Rocket Travel creates B2C and B2B2C travel solutions, and is part of the Booking Holdings (BKNG). We have many worldwide partners and a diversified business. Despite the world’s current situation, Booking Holdings has been rated the healthiest company in travel, and we’re using 2020 to prepare for the future. We’re solidifying our tech stack, our business capabilities, and our partnerships so that we’ll be ready to meet the world’s pent-up demand for travel when the time comes. We’d love for you to join us and help the world travel again!
Candidates should be authorized to accept employment in the US from any employer, should be willing to start within three weeks of accepting an offer, and should be able to work the same daily working hours as our Chicago office.

At Rocket Travel, we’re building a diverse team that values accountability, curiosity, and community. If you share these values and are interested in joining us, we’d love to talk with you even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements listed here. We don’t expect anyone to have all the answers, as long as they’re willing to learn and grow with us.

Rocket Travel is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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  • Total Jobs: 6 Jobs
  • Category: Others
  • Slogan: Transform travelers into heroes | Join the adventure
  • Location: Chicago
  • Pledges and Certifications:: Social responsibility Pledge (Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities), Pledge to Thrive ( Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being), Financial Security (Offers competitive compensation and benefits that support financial growth and security of employees)

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