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Room Key is a hotel search engine founded by six of the world's leading hotel companies. Join our dynamic team and enter the exciting and challenging world of online travel!

Room Key has the culture and practices of an agile start-up. We move fast, work hard and have lots of fun along the way. But unlike your typical start-up, we are backed by huge names in the hotel industry, all of whom have a vested interest in our success. You may have heard of one or two of them ;-)

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This makes Room Key a unique place to work. We are able to offer the positive aspects of working for a start-up with the job security of a much larger company.

Charlottesville Openings

If you are familiar with Charlottesville, you will already know why it is consistently voted one of the best places to live and work on the East coast.

If not then let us introduce you to a beautiful and historical city, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Less than two hours south of Washington D.C., Charlottesville is the proud home to two World Heritage Sites: the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

The Room Key offices are located downtown, in a fantastic space with panoramic views, just off the historic downtown mall with its restaurants, free concerts and an eclectic arts, culture and growing tech community right on the doorstep.

Add to this the opportunity for outdoor adventure, numerous local vineyards, breweries, superb restaurants, amenities you would only expect to find in much bigger cities and a unique mix of urban sophistication and spectacular rural beauty and you’ll immediately fall in love with this very special place.

Want to know more about whether Charlottesville is the place for you? Here are a few things you might want to take a look at:

Back End Developer (Clojure)

Room Key is looking for a software engineer with strong server-side web development experience - preferably with Clojure - to join our backend web development team in Charlottesville, Virginia (sorry, no remote work available).

Solve interesting problems! At scale! Using Clojure! Room Key's website regularly handles over 500,000 unique visitors per day.

The environment is fun, friendly, collaborative, and is really fast-paced: schedules are measured in days, not weeks, and our team is obsessed with delivering a world-class set of software products and services.

Benefits:

  • Learn from and contribute to a highly talented team
  • A world-class location in historic Charlottesville, VA
  • Cutting edge Clojure/Clojurescript/Javascript tech stack
  • Excellent compensation, bonus scheme and benefits, including medical, dental & pension
  • Agile working practices
  • Open vacation policy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Travel related perks
  • Attend your annual choice of tech conference
  • Highly competitive office Mario Kart

Ideally you have:

  • Phenomenal testing principles (and perseverance), incl. perhaps a grounding in basic stats
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Willingness to fulfill multiple roles
  • BS in Computer Science (but equivalent real-world experience is even better)
  • Experience with Clojure or other functional programming languages
  • Experience with several database types: object stores (redis), relational (postgres)
  • Experience with JVM-hosted development
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (the more the better) and Kafka
  • Experience with GIS and spatial analysis
  • 5+ years professional software development experience
  • 5+ years professional web experience
  • Experience with service oriented architectures
  • Demonstrated interest/experience in high performance, scalable systems
  • xkcd in your daily-read list
  • Enthusiasm, team-contributor mindset and obsessive attention to detail

Don't be shy! If you are enthusiastic but only have a subset of our ideal qualifications, we still want to hear from you.

How To Apply

E-mail your resume to jobs@roomkey.com. Please also include a recent code sample relevant to our technology stack and representative of your best work.

Front End Web Applications Developer

Roomkey.com requires an experienced Javascript developer with a deep understanding of large-scale front-end web applications. Knowledge of established frameworks such as Backbone.js is expected as well as a demonstrated interest and awareness of where the latest client-side technologies are heading, for instance functional reactive programming and ES6. A strong understanding and passion for what constitutes good UI/UX is essential. A rigorous approach to testing is expected along with knowledge of the latest client-side development tooling.

Benefits

  • Learn from and contribute to a highly talented team
  • A world-class location in historic Charlottesville, VA
  • Cutting edge Clojure/Clojurescript/Javascript tech stack
  • Excellent compensation, bonus scheme and benefits, including medical, dental & pension
  • Agile working practices
  • Open vacation policy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Travel related perks
  • Attend your annual choice of tech conference
  • Highly competitive office Mario Kart

Responsibilities

  • Work as a key member of an agile development team in a relaxed, proactive environment.
  • Design and develop new user-facing features to enhance and grow a product already receiving 10-15 million unique visits a month.
  • Evolve an existing web application to take advantage of the latest and best practices.
  • Collaborate with back end developers in designing and maintaining the API consumed by our front end applications.
  • Translate UI/UX requirements into lightweight, performant and scalable code.
  • Keep abreast of the latest front end technologies and use them to develop new product ideas and concepts through hackathons and skunkworks projects.
  • Attend at least one yearly technology conference to keep your skills and enthusiasm sharp.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Expert-level understanding of JavaScript, preferably with at least five years’ experience in a commercial setting developing large-scale front-end web applications.
  • Excellent understanding of HTML5 and CSS3 along with higher level templating engines and CSS preprocessors.
  • Good understanding React/Preat, Redux, and other front-end technologies.
  • Experience with Javascript testing libraries such as Mocha, Chai and Sinon and associated tooling and technologies.
  • Enthusiasm for exploring a functional reactive approach to building client-side web applications using React/Redux or higher level languages such as ClojureScript.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript module loaders, such as Webpack and Browserify.
  • Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Grunt, Gulp and npm.
  • An understanding of the use of Node.js in a development environment.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • Good understanding of browser rendering behavior and performance across mobile and desktop platforms.

Bonus Points for Experience in Any of the Following:

  • ClojureScript!
  • UI design using Photoshop, Illustrator or similar
  • Developing browser extensions
  • Developing mobile applications
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Multivariate testing, metrics and statistics
  • Mario Kart Wii

What Next?

Interested? Please email a resume to jobs@roomkey.com. Please also attach a recent code sample representative of your best work.

Data Engineer

Room Key is looking for an experienced data engineer to join an upstart data team in Charlottesville, Virginia.

We have built a cutting edge web-analytics platform to analyze site performance, user behavior, run A/B tests and more. Business decisions at Room Key are data driven so you would be in a position to empower the growth of the company.

As a data engineer at Room Key you would be responsible for developing, maintaining and growing a cloud based, streaming data platform. Tasks could include:

  • Adding connections to new data sources
  • Incorporating new analytics into the platform
  • Building APIs so external users can access data
  • Scaling the platform as demand grows

The environment is fun, friendly, collaborative, and is really fast-paced: schedules are measured in days, not weeks, and our team is obsessed with delivering a world-class set of software products and services.

Benefits

  • Learn from and contribute to a highly talented team
  • A world-class location in historic Charlottesville, VA
  • Cutting edge Clojure/Clojurescript/Javascript tech stack
  • Excellent compensation, bonus scheme and benefits, including medical, dental & pension
  • Agile working practices
  • Open vacation policy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Travel related perks
  • Attend your annual choice of tech conference
  • Highly competitive office Mario Kart

Ideally you have:

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Willingness to fulfill multiple roles
  • Enthusiasm, team-contributor mindset and obsessive attention to detail
  • Phenomenal testing principles (and perseverance), incl. perhaps a grounding in basic stats
  • BS/MS in Computer Science (but equivalent real-world experience is even better)
  • Experience with Clojure or other functional programming languages
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL data stores; we use PostgreSQL and OrientDB
  • Experience with AWS; we primarily rely on Kinesis and Lambda
  • Experience with web analytics
  • Exposure to machine learning, data mining and data visualization
  • 2+ years professional data engineering experience

Don't be shy! If you are enthusiastic but only have a subset of our ideal qualifications, we still want to hear from you.

How to Apply

E-mail your resume to jobs@roomkey.com. Please also include a recent code sample relevant to our technology stack and representative of your best work.

Applicants must be willing to relocate to Charlottesville, Virginia and be legally able to reside and work in the United States.