Software Engineering Team Lead

at Hopper (view profile)
Location Boston, MA
Date Posted March 14, 2020
Category United States - H1B Visa Jobs
Job Type python



At Hopper, we’re on a mission to make booking travel faster, easier, and more transparent. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing travel app -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel more. With over $235M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its path toward becoming the go-to way to book travel as the world continues its shift to mobile.

Recognized as the fastest-growing travel app by Forbes and one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company two years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 40 million times and has helped travelers plan over 100 million trips and counting. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019, the Google Play Award for Standout Startup of 2016 and Apple’s App Store Best of 2015. 

Take off with us!


A stellar opportunity to have massive impact: join the rapidly growing team at a company continually redefining how people travel. As a Software Engineering Team Lead, you will be directly responsible for many of the innovative features we’ll be working on, whether collaborating with our outstanding design and product team or helping our data science group work on the bleeding-edge technology to personalize travel for our ever expanding population of members.


  • Lead future development and technical execution for our consumer facing travel app and the backend services that drive it
  • Align and drive team members towards an inspiring vision, yet stage work to deliver value incrementally
  • Deliver fast user experience for our customers, leveraging Swift, Kotlin, and Scala and technologies like HBase, Spark, etc
  • As a hands-on lead, you will work closely with our team of software engineers and product managers to deliver rapid value
  • Collaborate directly with the company’s technology leadership on ensuring Hopper’s success
  • Manage, mentor, and coach technical team members


  • Experience managing a cross functional team of mobile and backend engineers
  • A drive to iterate architecture in harmony with an agile workflow
  • Developed robust and well-performing apps and/or services at scale
  • Experience leading an Agile development team
  • A love of learning and teaching


Our engineering team cares deeply about the growth and success of Hopper, and tries to deliver the best possible experience we can to our more than 40 million users. Work on an award winning product that our customers love and continue to find exceptionally useful in a market and space that is continually growing every year.


  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options

  • Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business

  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans

  • Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)

  • Easy commute with a paid-for public transportation or parking pass

  • IATA Travel Agent Card for discounts in the travel industry

  • Fully stocked kitchen with: coffee/tea, beer, bagels and snacks (both healthy and not-healthy)

  • Team lunches, offsite activities and much more!

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