Software Engineer II

Away

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/27/2021
  • Website: www.awaytravel.com
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About Away

What we believe
We believe all travel makes us better. At Away, it’s not only our job to make every one of those journeys more seamless, but our responsibility to make a positive impact on the world. We do this through our products, through the platform we have, and the community we create. In fact, before selling a single suitcase, we made it a priority to partner with organizations seeking to create a better world for everyone. Since then, we have worked with Global Giving, Peace Direct, International Medical Corps, God’s Love We Deliver, and the Trevor Project. If you’ve bought anything from Away, you’ve also contributed to their work. The world is a shared place - together, we can leave it better than we found it.

Job Description

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

Want to help us transform the travel industry? The ideal candidate will be a highly collaborative engineer, working cross functionally to build delightful experiences and help our platform better support our evolving business. You will report into our Engineering Manager and this position will be based in our SoHo office.

As a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for this position. 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 and mandatory bias training, we’re building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate with talented designers, product managers, and fellow engineers to build and design new features for Away web properties, including both e-commerce and editorial experiences
  • Connect our online experiences 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:

  • 2+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including: Ruby or Javascript
  • Experience working with two or more from the following: front-end web components, restful API design, data modeling, infrastructure, accessibility, performance, security 
  • Experience working with or building APIs from data modeling, to controller logic, to views/serializers in frameworks such as Ruby on Rails
  • Experience building componentized front-end web applications with modern web libraries, specifically with React, Redux, Javascript
  • Experience with e-commerce platforms, bonus for 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!)
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience

You’ll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We encourage you to take the time to recharge outside of the office. You’ll have four weeks of PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And once you’re here for three years, you’ll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take a well-deserved trip.
  • We’re not just employees. We’re people. We offer 401(k) match, insurance coverage (health, vision, and dental), tax savings plans for retirement, generous and inclusive parental leave, dependent care, commuter benefits, and reimbursements to incentivize you to work out.
  • 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.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent 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.

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.

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