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Sr. Front End Developer (Hotwire - San Francisco)

United States - California - San Francisco


About Hotwire:

Hotwire is not your typical company! Launched in 2000 in San Francisco, Hotwire is one of the earliest innovators in the online travel arena. Just a few years later in 2003, we joined the Expedia Group family of brands that includes, HomeAway, Travelocity and more.

We have a creative proposition: our Hot Rate® Hotels, Hot Rate® Cars and Hot Rate® Flights offer travelers deep discounts if they wait to learn the name of the hotel until after they book and pay for it. Last year, more than 200,000 people visited every single day.

Our roots are in California, but we also have offices in Seattle along with an important and fast-growing product and technology presence in Gurgaon, India. Hotwire has the energy and pace of a startup, plus the stability and backing of the incredible Expedia family of companies. Hotwire’s culture centers around delivering value to customers and supply partners by being passionate about building great products with the latest and greatest technologies available. We pride ourselves on our organizational transparency, a bias for action and a customer centric approach to everything we do.

We are currently making substantial investments to our technology platform and our brand marketing strategy to enable our next stage of high growth. To make these endeavors possible, we’re on the hunt for people who are passionate about solving tough problems and are excited about the opportunity take on highly visible roles that will have an immediate impact on our business.

We want you to bring your techie skills to our agile environment as we move from revolutionizing the web to redefining the mobile travel experience. From testing the credit card processing, fraud scoring and booking functions, there is no shortage of technical innovation.

Who you are:

Do you want to make an impact? Would you like to see your work affect people's travel choices in real time?

We’re looking for a Sr. Front End Engineer who is passionate about technology, has experience building scalable and robust solutions and can set the direction of our front-end framework/platform. You will work with a talented group of engineers, designers and product managers and enable them to build new and innovative features for our travel platform.

Core Responsibilities:

  • You evaluate and recommend technology, tools, and frameworks.
  • You enable and support multiple front-end teams in the design and development of elegant and modern client-facing web solutions.
  • You communicate complex technical solutions to a variety of stakeholders.
  • You work with cross-functional teams to research and resolve production issues.
  • You mentor junior Engineers on the team.

Desired Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • A technical Bachelor’s degree in Science is required. A Master’s degree Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent is preferred. (BS or MS).
  • 7+ years professional experience in hands-on software development and engineering.
  • 2+ years' experience leading technical design and implementations.
  • Highly proficient in object-oriented JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS3, JSP and JSTL.
  • Experience with AngularJS (or similar JavaScript MVC framework), responsive web design, Bootstrap (or similar CSS framework).
  • Adept at maintaining cross-browser compatibility and debugging.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with shown ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Ability to write clean & coherent code and follow established coding conventions.
  • You are results-oriented and proactive with proven leadership skills.
  • Experience at other fast-paced Internet companies, especially Travel companies, is a huge plus.


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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function

United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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