Senior Data Engineer


Full Time Senior level / Expert
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Posted 3 weeks ago

At Hopper, we’re on a mission to build the most customer-centric travel company on earth. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing mobile first travel marketplace -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel better.
Hopper’s goal is to reduce traveler anxiety throughout all stages of the trip buying and taking process. By creating a transparent travel marketplace and unique, data-driven financial technology products focused on providing peace-of-mind, Hopper adds value along each step of the customer’s journey.
Hopper has launched several bespoke fintech products that leverage our immense first and third-party data to create products and value that do not exist elsewhere - including Refundable and Flexible Tickets and Price Freeze. Thanks to these offerings, Hopper’s revenue growth is up 112% despite the travel slowdown due to COVID-19.
With over $250M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its acceleration to becoming the world’s fastest-growing end-to-end customer-centric travel offering.
Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company three years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 50 million times and sees over 1 million new installs per month. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019. 
Come take off with us!
We’re looking for a customer-obsessed Senior Data Engineer in our nascent B2B partnerships team. You’ll drive the design and implementation of data pipelines, systems and API services both for internal reporting and analysis and for external integration with Hopper's new B2B partners.
You have strong software, analytical and project management skills. Everything we do is focused on customer experience, data measurement and delivering business value. You’ll be a senior technical contributor accountable for making that a reality.


  • Design, develop and deliver Hopper’s B2B data pipelines, services and APIs
  • Develop features and tools designed to streamline our partner integration experience and make our APIs a delight to use.
  • Contribute to the software design and development of a brand new B2B platform
  • Build highly scalable software to ensure the data quality and reliability of our microservices architecture
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of people, giving and receiving feedback for growth
  • Execute on big opportunities, helping Hopper rise to the top of the travel industry
  • Build robust and performant infrastructure that supports millions of dollars of revenue
  • Ship your first code in days, iterating on features in an agile manner


  • Experience with designing and building large scale data pipelines, services and APIs
  • Deep understanding of data architecture, access patterns, relational / non-relational database concepts, data modeling and API design
  • The expertise to bring leading industry techniques and technologies to the table
  • Experience coaching junior contributors and growing them as leaders and technologists
  • Excelled in cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Mobile Engineers, Backend Engineers, and other highly skilled specialists
  • A passionate focus on quality
  • A strong understanding of distributed systems and how architectural decisions affect performance and maintainability
  • A desire to help our team continuously improve
  • Establish, maintain and document high data quality standards.
  • Champion the Hopper Leadership Principles:
  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics or Statistics
  • Experience gathering business requirements, formulating metrics and building reports
  • Backend development experience with Scala, Java and / or Python
  • Web development using modern javascript frameworks
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Experience with AWS or Google Cloud Platform
• Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options• Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business• 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans• Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)
Job tags: AWS CAD Distributed Systems Engineering Java JavaScript Machine Learning Python Scala Travel
Job region(s): North America Remote/Anywhere
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