Java Backend Software Engineer (full time)

Hostfully • San Francisco, CA 94115

Posted 7 months ago

Job Description

We are looking for a Java Backend Software Engineer to join our team to make managing vacation rentals easier, more fun, and more profitable. 

We are looking for candidates who can take on some of the core product functionalities while maintaining and expanding our infrastructure. This is an individual back-end engineering role that can evolve into a Director role as the company grows.

In this role, you will:

  • Shore up existing functionality in the product to increase performance and operability
  • Build expertise in the ins and outs of our tech infrastructure, devising ways to optimize and scale
  • Work closely with the small but mighty engineering team (currently 3 full time people)
  • Report directly to the CTO (Stephan), who was formerly CTO and CPO at several VC-backed software platform startups in high growth mode including Intweetiv and Pitchbrite

Ideally, you are:

  • Experienced using our stack: Java, Linux System Administration, Backend Development, Apache Tomcat, REST APIs, JSON / XML / HTML / Javascript / JQuery, AWS
  • Eager to learn and take on a big role where you have a lot of responsibility
  • Excited to learn: Systems, strategies, and operations
  • Data-focused; you love using data to find ways to improve
  • A self-starter and educator, wanting to try things out and immerse yourself in industry best practices
  • Collaborative and communicative. Our small team requires it!
  • Happy to learn the lessons from mistakes (which are welcomed) so that you can improve

We offer competitive compensation packages. If you're in doubt, please apply.

(See screenshots of our product - cross-posted on AngelList Jobs

Job Details

Location:  San Francisco, CA 94115

About Hostfully

Our mission is to help vacation rental managers and their guests make the most of every stay. 

We are world travelers who believe travel should be personalized and memorable, and that it can help bring people closer together to lead more fulfilled lives. 

We're making vacation rental travel better by giving property managers the tools they need to automate their business, reach more customers, and deliver a 5-star guest experience. 

Our Property Management Platform and Guidebooks help vacation rental managers distribute their properties across Airbnb,, HomeAway and more. Managers automate manual tasks, and communicate with guests with the right message at the right time. We also have the most connected API in the industry so managers can take advantage of the best software and services to streamline their business and increase revenue. 

We have a small but mighty team and are rapidly growing, having doubled the team in 2019. The co-founders are based in San Francisco and the rest of the team is located in Southern California, Ottawa, Albuquerque, and Tokyo.

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