We are a global lifestyle brand built on transforming the travel experience. In support of our mission, we are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our Engineering team. 

Our Engineering team develops digital experiences to transform ideas into products that form delightful human connections. We build and support the technologies that power the digital side of our business, from our customer facing website to order fulfillment.

Want to help us transform the travel industry? The ideal candidate will be a passionate, forward thinking thought-leader that is adept at creating elegant, future-facing experiences and technologies. This person should be comfortable mentoring more junior engineers and having ownership over projects from development to release. They will be developing technology solutions, working closely with a variety of stakeholders including our Digital Product and User Experience teams. You will report into our Engineering Manager and be based in our SoHo headquarters.

As a company that values inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for this position

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate with talented designers, product managers, and fellow engineers to build and plan new features for web properties, including both e-commerce and editorial experiences
  • Write robust, scalable, well-designed software that delivers great value to the business, is easy to maintain, and well tested
  • Push and refine our technology, user experience, and creative practices
  • Create online experiences our customers love that seamlessly tie in with our retail experiences
  • Help us transition our front-end from Backbone to React, Redux, and next.js
  • Extend our Solidus based (Ruby on Rails) backend application

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages
  • Proficient with Javascript, HTML, and CSS or equivalent coding experience 
  • Skilled at RESTful API design
  • Experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails, React, Redux, modern Javascript/ECMAScript, Spree and/or Solidus
  • Experience with AWS, Heroku, or similar IaaS or PaaS providers
  • Hard working with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about travel (but that’s a given!)

You’ll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We believe that getting away changes your understanding of the world around you. You’ll have generous PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And after three years with Away, you’ll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take an additional well-deserved trip.
  • We’re not just employees. We’re people. As a global company, our benefits and perks vary by region, but they align with our commitment to support our employees’ wellbeing both inside and outside of work. We offer insurance coverage, financial contributions for retirement, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with snacks and coffee to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • We’ll invest in your career. Our company’s growing quickly, and we’ll give you the opportunity to do the same. You’ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company’s evolving needs and grow your career along the way.
  • We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, company-wide trainings, and events, we’re building an inclusive environment where people can bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent and impact our team brings to the table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more… Dogs in the office, complimentary coffee with coworkers, weekly team lunches, quarterly team outings, and organized volunteer opportunities to give back to our local communities!

About Away:

Launched in 2016 by co-founders Steph Korey and Jen Rubio, Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel. By selling directly to customers both online and through retail stores, Away is able to eliminate retailer mark up and offer high quality, thoughtfully designed luggage and travel essentials without driving up the price. In just under four years, Away has already been twice named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” and one of TIME’s “50 Most Genius Companies”. Away is headquartered in New York City, with offices in London and Sydney. To learn more, visit awaytravel.com.

EEO Statement: 

Away is dedicated to hiring a diverse workplace that celebrates an inclusive culture and a sense of belonging. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability. 

Away is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at talent@awaytravel.com.

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