Full-Stack Senior Software Developer - Search and Messaging

TripAdvisor, Ottawa, CA

Know better. Book better. Go better.


TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world. We get millions of unique visitors on a monthly basis. To make that possible and to provide the best possible experience, we rely on great developers. For us, people who own their work, from start to finish, are integral. Our engineers are part of the process from design, to code, to test, to deployment and back again for further iteration. You can, and will, touch every level of the code depending on the day and what project you are working on.

The Search and Recommendations team is looking for a full-stack developer to help build the TripAdvisor search experience. Our team builds and maintains scalable platforms that TripAdvisor uses for content search, recommendations, and streaming data across applications.

Be a part of the search engine team, sifting through millions of Points of Interest and hundreds of millions of reviews to find the most relevant information to surface.


What you will do:

  • Write performant code serving thousands of search API requests every second.
  • Work with product designers to develop and analyze A/B tests to optimize the search experience for our users.
  • Develop our backend platforms for high-performance data streaming and recommendations.
  • You’ll be responsible for promoting high code quality on your team, and mentor more junior developers.


Qualifications - You have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience with full lifecycle development, building, shipping, and supporting software
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and OO design
  • In-depth technical experience with full-stack web application development, api design, and service design
  • Experience with big data systems, Elasticsearch, and Kafka are a definite advantage, as is familiarity with search and ranking problems


Come work in a clean and modern office in the heart of the Byward Market! Situated in the history Mercury Court building, and named one of Best Offices in Ottawa by Ottawa Business Journal (October 2017).


About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers, with 500 million reviews and opinions covering 7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features — checking more than 200 websites to help travelers find and book today's lowest hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average unique monthly visitors** in 49 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

Want to learn more about TripAdvisor? Visit http://www.tripadvisor.com