We believe that we are better together, and at Tripadvisor we welcome you for who you are. Our workplace is for everyone, as is our people powered platform. At Tripadvisor, we want you to bring your unique identities, abilities, and experiences, so we can collectively revolutionize travel and together find the good out there.


Tripadvisor’s global cruise business includes Cruise Critic, the world’s largest cruise reviews and information site, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers which covers audiences from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. Cruise Critic features more than 350,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest online cruise community. Our tight group works to inspire memorable experiences through passion and excellence in editorial content, technology and industry relationships. At Cruise Critic and Tripadvisor, we believe that we are better together and we welcome you for who you are. Our workplace is for everyone, as are our people powered platforms.


As part of Cruise Critic Engineering you can expect to solve challenges of scale, user engagement and traffic growth for cruisecritic.com as well our UK and AU points of sale. You can also expect to collaborate in a fast-paced, globally distributed team to address business and technological initiatives, working with cutting-edge technology to deliver the best user experience, coupled with sustainable tooling, test harnesses and documentation.

Cruise Critic is looking for a strong Senior Software Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will help us build, upgrade and sustain cruisecritic.com along with its supporting suite of tools and processes that enable the success of our business. Our engineers work on all areas of our diverse stack, including a growing list of new technologies, and we favor decisive, collaborative action in all that we do.


What You'll Do:

  • Code! Most of our engineer's release code to production every few days and we have an as-needed release cycle to accommodate our fast-paced goals.
  • Take responsibility for the quality of the code produced by you and the team Operate across our evolving technology stack - you'll be working with Typescript, React, NextJs, GraphQL and more.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of software engineering - design, implementation, QA/CI, and maintenance. Touch code at every level – from the UI, through backend services and down to the database.
  • Collaborate closely with Product, design teams and other business stakeholders to define feature specifications and develop high quality deliverables for our customers.
  • Partner with other members of the engineering team and participate in the code review process.


Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years experience building large-scale web applications
  • Solid knowledge in Next.js and Typescript
  • Development of GraphQL/REST services
  • Solid knowledge in React and JavaScript
  • Database management with MySQL or similar relational databases
  • Repository version control using Git
  • Experience in responsive web design, browser compatibility and multiple support to devices
  • Follows good practices in development (unit tests, documentation, etc)
  • Strong communication skills primarily using video conferencing and chat software


Additional desired skills:

  • Experience with PHP or similar OOP language
  • Experience with Tailwind CSS
  • Experience with ChatGPT or AI implementation
  • Previous work on a travel or e-commerce site
  • Understanding of SEO best practices
  • Experience with Adobe Analytics or similar web tracking software.




We strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please make sure to reach out to your individual recruiter or our team at recruitment@tripadvisor.com.








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