Director of Engineering Posted on 3/10/2016

HomeAway, Inc

HomeAway is building a secure, pervasive, communications system to keep our travelers and property owners safe when booking Vacation Rentals. This core infrastructure powers the day to day vacation rental management activities of customers with mobile, tablet, and desktop experiences. As a leader at HomeAway, we expect you to explore and pioneer new development patterns and technology and share with other product development teams. In this role you are ultimately responsible for the delivery of mission critical products and services with high quality, working closely with Product Managers, UX designers, system architects and Operations teams.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop product roadmap that maximizes adoption and develops compelling long-term value for customers
  • Build high performance teams capable of both innovation and operational excellence that is needed to scale with the rapidly growing business
  • Define and execute against meaningful performance and operational SLAs that capture the customer experience
  • Set and meet aggressive development & customer adoption goals


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher, preferably in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 10 + years of hands-on software development experience in a technology-focused company; 5 + years of engineering management experience
  • Demonstrated ability for building large systems for scale, maintaining systems at scale and resolving issues only seen at scale
  • Proven experience in Java web applications development, especially building consumer applications
  • Prior development experience with secure communication or instant messaging technology desired
  • Has driven or been deeply involved in developing product roadmaps, from product strategy through prioritization and staffing
  • Proven track record of success with software engineering processes such as Scrum, automated testing, continuous deployment and release management
  • Experience creating focused, collaborative and results-driven teams in a high growth environment. A talent magnet
  • Highly adaptive and able to inspire the organization to change
  • Extremely high energy level, fast paced; driven to succeed
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills
Position: Open Position
Salary: Negotiable

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