Software Engineer - Full Stack

Rocket Travel (View all Jobs)

Chicago, IL USA

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Interview Process

1. Pair programming 2. Take home project (2-4 hours) 3. 3-4 hour final interview with mix of high level technical, product, and cultural/behavioral sessions.



Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, C#, Java

About the Role

Rocket Travel by Agoda is looking for a Software Engineer - Full Stack with a frontend focus (Javascript, Typescript, React) and an exposure to backend development (APIs, OO Programming concepts) to join our product engineering team. Remote employment is an option for this role.

Rocket Travel is a place where you:

  • Work with teammates across the globe who have a passion for finding solutions backed by data and strategy. 
  • Take moonshots by going above and beyond to hit and exceed our goals as a team.
  • Rise together by working collectively to elevate ourselves, supporting one another and catching each other when we fall. 
  • Own decisions and take action that can be implemented in a matter of days (or hours).
  • Get inspired and encouraged by vacationing faster, with an annual vacation stipend.
  • Receive a competitive compensation package, including bonus, 401k with match, flexible vacation time, maternity and paternity benefits, health, and dental insurance.
    • Total Compensation is based on experience - Salary: The starting point for this role is $105,000 + Bonus: up to 19%
  • Can have a flexible work schedule. We have great offices in Chicago’s West Loop and in NYC’s Empire State building, we have a hybrid team, and a flexible work environment
  • Share your passion for travel with equally adventurous and spontaneous teammates. 
  • Work within Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) group of companies to create travel solutions that build customer loyalty through customized value propositions for partners around the world 


As a Software Engineer - Full Stack at Rocket Travel, you will:

  • Be involved in all facets of the software development process from inception to deployment.
  • Build new products, research and develop new technologies, and come up with new ideas. We are looking for a customer- and product-focused engineer.
  • Be an integral member of one of our emerging product teams, helping to build travel-focused web applications.
  • Have goals that will include developing and improving our web applications, designing and implementing A/B tests, building new features, and contributing to the experience our customers have come to expect from Rocket Travel and our partners.
  • Be working mostly with React and .Net core, with the opportunity to learn and make contributions on the backend, too.
  • Stay on the leading edge of technical know-how, industry trends and drive technical innovations.

About You:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or quantitative field.
  • At least 3 years production experience developing web applications in client-side frameworks such as React, Angular, VueJS, etc.
  • Working experience with agile, analytics, A/B testing and/or feature flags, Continuous Delivery, Trunk-based Development.
  • Excellent HTML/CSS skills – you understand not only how to build the data, but how to make it look great too.
  • You have experience with JavaScript build tools such as Webpack.
  • Excellent understanding of object-oriented JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, Java, Kotlin or Scala.
  • Great communication and coordination skills
  • You are interested in sharing ownership and product direction for our customer-facing web applications.
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Interest in tackling large technical projects & problems, learning deeply about new technologies, and sharing skills & knowledge with other engineers.

It’s Great if you have:

  • Knowledge and experience building accessible web applications (including WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1, and WCAG 2.2).
  • Knowledge and hands on experience in CI/CD solutions would be a plus.
  • Strong experience in all aspects of client-side performance optimization.
  • Extremely proficient in modern coding and design practices. For example, Clean Code, SOLID principles, and TDD.
  • Experience in multiple front-end platforms including iOS, Android and Mobile Web.
  • Have worked on an app or internet company that is at scale with large numbers of users and transactions per second.
  • Have experience in a data driven company with experience analyzing and working with Big Data.
  • Worked on global projects serving world markets with distributed data centers and localization of the frontend and data.


About Rocket Travel by Agoda

Rocket Travel by Agoda is a travel technology company founded in 2012 under our flagship consumer facing product, Since then, we have evolved to partner with some of the largest consumer travel brands in the world creating white-label solutions that allow customers to earn and redeem miles and points for booking hotels, rental cars, flights and activities. Our global partnerships range from world-class airlines to international banks to large-scale shopping platforms.  We help our partners develop successful go-to-market strategies through marketing expertise and data to support their overall growth


We attract customers from every corner of the globe with a seamless user experience that's built in-house from ideation to finished product: our team includes front- and back-end developers, customer service, data analysts, designers, marketers, accountants, partnership sales, and managers. 


Rocket Travel by Agoda is dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where everyone has the opportunity to reach new heights in their career, and expand their knowledge working alongside talented, dedicated colleagues. We encourage all applicants with a touch of wanderlust to apply to our team, as we work toward helping our travelers reach the vacation of their dreams. 


Note on general employment requirements

Candidates should be authorized to accept employment in the US from any employer, should be willing to start within three weeks of accepting an offer, and should be able to work the same daily working hours as our Chicago office.

Equal Opportunity Employer  

At Rocket Travel by Agoda, we pride ourselves on being companies represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Rocket Travel by Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics. We will keep your application on file so that we can consider you for future vacancies and you can always ask to have your details removed from the file. For more details, please read Rocket Travel by Agoda’s privacy policy. 


A Final Word: 

To all recruitment agencies: Rocket Travel by Agoda does not accept third party resumes. Please do not send resumes to our jobs alias, employees or any other organization location. Rocket Travel by Agoda is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 


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