Backend Engineer – Remote, US

Flight Centre Travel Group
Industry : Travel Agent or Tour Operator
Sector : Travel Agent (Retail/Leisure)
Function : Corporate & Group Travel, Information & Technology
Type : Full time

Job Description

WhereTo (now part of Flight Centre Travel Group) is looking for a passionate, motivated and skilled Backend Engineer to join our growing Engineering team. This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the team leading the return to travel and work with some of the largest and most powerful travel programs in the world.
We are looking for a self-motivated team player who is also willing to mentor others and contribute to our culture of engineering and operational excellence.  
As a Back-End Engineer with WhereTo, you will be responsible for creating high quality user-focused software while working in a cross-disciplinary fast-moving team.
You will partner with product-leaders to shape the future of the platform
You will help define, implement, and reinforce architectural and implementation best practices
You will build pipelines that handle billions of transactions per day
You will live and breathe asynchronous I/O. Typed JavaScript and horizontal scalability 
6+ years of professional software development experience (internships and personal projects not included) 
2+ years experience with Node.js
Experience with building and architecting high quality software from scratch
Strong JavaScript skills (ES6, Babel) – experience with TypeScript and/or FlowType is a bonus
Strong understanding of asynchronous I/O
Excellent software architecture skills and a passion for maintainable, organized code
Experienced with AWS, EC3, S3, RDS, CloudFront/CDNs
Expert with Linux, Ubuntu/Debian (Bash scripting a plus)
Experience with CI platforms (Jenkins, CircleCI, Travis, etc)
Experience with REST-based Web Service API implementation
Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL (or similar) and understanding of how they work internally
Experience with Algorithms and Data Structures
Experience with NoSQL databases is desirable (i.e MongoDB, Cassandra)
Experience with memory cache systems (Redis, Memcached)
Experience with other systems programming languages is a bonus (Go, C/C++, Rust, etc), and/or scripting languages (Python) and/or JVM-based languages (Scala, Java, Groovy)
Experience with pure functional programming and/or functional programming libraries and concepts is a bonus (Haskell, Scala, F#, Ramda, Lo-Dash FP, etc)
Strong experience in designing and implementing highly horizontally-scalable architecture 
Strong understanding of Git fundamentals
Travel industry experience
What Flight Centre Travel Group can offer you:
Strengths based culture
Relaxed dress attire
In-house travel planner to book discounted hotel & air
National/International Award Nights
Diversity & Inclusion initiatives
Benefits including vision, medical, and dental after one full month of employment
401K program
Generous paid-time off policy 
Free and confidential access to our in-house financial advisor (401K, Stock Plan)
Life Insurance, Short/Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Health Advocate and MD Live
Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform through the Flight Centre Foundation and Brighter Futures program supporting nominated charities through Workplace Giving, Volunteering and Fundraising.
Employee giving program
Annual Charity Trip
Office Environmental Program
1 Volunteer Day per Calendar Year

Location: Remote, US
FCTG USA is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer searching for talented people who have a desire to build a rewarding, fun, and exciting career with a company that loves to celebrate your success!

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