Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to plan travel. Our website, mobile app and chat bots help save time and money by comparing top travel sites to show the perfect flight or hotel at the cheapest price.
Hipmunk offers the most comprehensive travel search, from commercial flights, trains, and charter flights to hotels and vacation rentals through Airbnb and HomeAway. The unique display makes it easy to visually compare results to choose the best option.
Since our acquisition by Concur in late 2016, we have expanded our offerings to include a new integrated travel and expense offering for business travellers: https://www.concur.com/en-us/concur-hipmunk
We continue to innovate on our products to adapt to new trends in the travel industry. For example, we recently revealed an overhaul of how we display flights to account for the increasing amount of diversity in flight options. https://www.hipmunk.com/tailwind/hipmunks-new-flight-search-design-shows-more/
We have a small, tight-knit team of 20-odd engineers, and we organize them into groups of 3 to 6.
We have a strong culture of quality, and we employ best-practices such as design review, code review, unit and integration tests. We deploy to our live site multiple times a day, using our state-of-the-art canary deploy system. (Curious? I'd love to tell you more!).
You'll use the latest technologies like React, Redux and ES6 here.
As we're increasing interfacing with services using chatbots, we have a lot of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and AI problems to work on.
It's crucial that we build our infrastructure robustly and minimize downtime. This requires carefully managing all of our partner integrations, making sure no single partner can take down the rest of Hipmunk.
Circuit Breakers was a project that we built to adapt to the outages of our partners while minimizing downtime and reducing the necessity for human intervention. Read more about it at https://hipmunk.github.io/posts/2017/Jun/05/distributed-circuit-breakers/
We built our Discover product, which caches fares to recommend when the best time to travel is. We then made it blisteringly fast using a sharded database—see the details here:
We have free in-office catering 4 days a week, and feature more-than-ample snacks!
Our offices are located in the award-winning AirBnB building in the heart of SoMa.
We encourage all our engineers to attend workshops and conferences on a regular basis.
Our engineering team has explicitly blessed Tuesday as a meeting-free day to enable those who so desire to work from home. Additionally, we don't have hard-and-fast rules of when you need to be in the office as long as you're making all of your meetings and getting your work done.
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