TripActions is the fastest-growing global business travel platform loved by the world’s most innovative companies. We are an end-to-end travel platform making business travel as easy and delightful as possible for road warriors. With 97% traveler satisfaction, learn more about why innovative customers across various industries, including Dropbox, Lyft, Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, Stella & Dot and the ACLU trust TripActions to support their business travel at www.tripactions.com
Back-end Engineer - Special Projects San Francisco, CA, United States or Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Backend Core San Francisco, CA, United States or Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Principal Engineer San Francisco, CA, United States or Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Security Engineer Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Senior Android Engineer San Francisco, CA, United States or Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Why join us?
Unicorn status: valued at $4B with backing from Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SGVC and Zeev Ventures.
Company growth: in 2018 alone our headcount grew 770% . We now have over 800 employees in 7 offices globally, with more growth planned in 2020.
Total market value: Corporate travel is a $1.5T market and we've barely scratched the surface. We have over 1,000 customers including brands like WeWork, Dropbox and the ACLU but there is so much more room for growth.
Engineering at TripActions
We have a team of about 50 engineers. Our main office is in Palo Alto, and we also have engineers in San Francisco and Amsterdam. We follow agile principles, running on a weekly sprint cycle; but we focus on getting things done rather than strictly following any processes.
We move fast (we do daily releases to production) but do not sacrifice quality for speed, we always focus on customer satisfaction first.
We do a quick rough planning on Monday for the week, engineers work very closely with product managers and designers to discuss product requirements and review designs before they are finalized.
One category of challenge is about reliability, performance and scalability. We want our customers to have the best possible experience, which means for us they they should have access to an extensive inventory of travel options (flights/hotels inventory) at all time, and have a great user experience in terms of the flow and speed of the apps. We need to guarantee large inventory available at all time and optimized search speed while integrating with many external system providing those inventories; this involves being very creative on using caching, parallel processing for example (on backend and frontend).
Another category of challenge is about re-thinking the travel user experience completely, we constantly innovate on travel booking experience, challenge the industry standards, come up with product features that no other services offer in the travel industry.
Work on improving the speed of hotel search by 200%, making it faster than other apps in the industry.
Rebuild the flight search flow to offer a completely innovative way for users to book flights.
Re-architect the backend app code into a set of microservices.
Working at TripActions
As we grow rapidly (averaging 700% YoY!), we want to continue to focus on what’s most important –– our people. We do this by prioritizing our culture as a core part of our business.
Our company values: It’s about the user –– all of them Challenge the status quo Do the smart thing Always raise the bar Focus on what actually matters We grow with direct and thoughtful feedback
Take advantage of our unlimited vacation policy.
Enjoy free catered lunch in our Palo Alto office Monday-Friday.
Reimburse 50% of your fitness expenses, up to $250/month.
We are a travel company and encourage our employees to travel! Reimburse up to $2000 annually for your own personal travel.
$1000 annual commuter stipend to help you get to/from the office. Company shuttle provided to help you get to/from Caltrain in Palo Alto.
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