Senior Software Engineer

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.



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About the Role

Rocket Travel  is seeking an experienced and passionate Senior Software Engineer, full stack to join our growing engineering team. This is a full-time position. As a key contributor, you will be part of a dynamic group working across the full software development lifecycle to ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and efficient backend solutions. 

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).
  • Receive a competitive salary based experience. 
    • The starting point for this role is $120,000 with a target bonus of 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 Senior Software Engineer at Rocket Travel, you will: 

  • Actively participate in all facets of the software development process, from inception through deployment.
  • Architect, design, develop, and maintain advanced software systems, focusing on full-stack development from React-based front-end applications to backend solutions in Kotlin and Scala.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our architecture, promoting code modularity, testability, and resilience.
  • Enhance customer experience through A/B testing and user-centric development.
  • Engage in daily deployments to high-availability applications, ensuring stability and performance.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and departments to achieve organizational goals.
  • Provide technical mentorship within the team, promoting learning and innovation
  • Take ownership of the full product lifecycle, maintaining a balance between business needs and technological choices.


About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a relevant technical field.
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in full-stack development, with significant expertise in React for front-end design and development.
  • Advanced-level proficiency with JVM languages, with at least 4 years of Kotlin experience and a solid background in Scala.
  • Experience leading projects and/or teams with a track record of successful delivery.
  • Proficient in deploying applications on cloud platforms (e.g., AWS) and working with DevOps applications (GitLab, Jenkins).
  • Strong grasp of data processing systems (OLTP, OLAP)
  • In-depth understanding of agile methodologies
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.

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. We can also not accept C2C candidates as well.


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