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Software Development Engineer

| Seattle
Yapta's mission is simple: To give our customers confidence in travel. To that end, we are one of the world’s leading companies for fare transparency and cost savings. We analyze billions of rates every month, and turn all that data into meaningful notifications and reports. We provide automated services for corporate travelers to save money, by tracking prices on airline tickets and hotels, and sending alerts when prices drop.
We were recently named to Deloitte’s Fast 500, are highly profitable, and have grown 400% in the past 4 years. Our team is fast paced and focused, but we maintain a healthy work/life balance and have fun. We value integrity, flexibility, accountability, drive, and collaboration.
Are you excited about the convergence of technology and travel? Do you want to be a part of a cohesive agile team? Do you love to write and debug code? You can help us build the FareIQ and RoomIQ price tracking optimization platforms – solutions used by some of the biggest brands in the world.
How you’ll succeed on the team:
  • You're passionate about clean code and simple solutions
  • You continually improve by learning from others, and you jump in when a teammate could use your help
  • You care about your customers, and understand how your code contributes to the goals of the business
  • You have an agile mindset, and are comfortable refining vague requirements
  • You can sense miscommunications among team members, and do your part to improve understanding
  • You thrive in and contribute to a positive work environment, where everyone shares constructive thoughts and suggestions
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional software development experience
  • Experience with modern server-side languages (such as Python, Java, or similar)
  • Strong fundamentals, including OO design, data structures, algorithms, and concurrency
Preferred Experience:
  • Frameworks like Django or Spring MVC
  • SQL databases
  • Microservices and/or service oriented architectures
  • Cloud infrastructure and technology (AWS RDS, DynamoDB, ansible, etc.)
  • Scalable, performant, and reliable distributed systems
  • Travel industry and/or Global Distribution Systems (GDS) technologies
  • Working in an agile environment such as Scrum
What we offer:
  • Fun, collaborative environment
  • Optional work-from-home Wednesdays
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 5 weeks of PTO and 10 paid holidays (total 7 weeks)
  • 401k
  • Stock options
  • Commuter benefits
  • Stocked kitchens, with coffee, soda, and snacks
  • Regular team activities, including Mariners games, ping pong tournaments, movies, etc.
This position is based in Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle. Candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Between other innovative companies and the sports stadiums, Pioneer Square is bursting with energy and activity to cater any interest and craving.

An Insider's view of Yapta

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Yapta encourages a healthy work/life balance. We have an optional Work From Home Wednesday benefit. We also accrue up to 5 weeks PTO, plus 10 Company Paid Holidays (7 weeks total). I do not feel guilty for having a life outside of work.

Hannah

HR Generalist

What are Yapta Perks + Benefits

Yapta Benefits Overview

Yapta pays 100% of premiums for medical, dental, vision, Life and Disability. Up to 5 weeks PTO, plus 10 Company paid Holidays. Work from Home Wednesdays, Ping Pong Tournaments, Darts, occasional catered lunches, professional development opportunities, fully stocked kitchens, and more!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Yapta administers an FSA Healthcare and FSA Dependent Care account for employees to use pre-tax money to pay for eligible healthcare expenses.
Disability Insurance
Yapta pays 100% for every full-time employee to receive Short Term and Long Term Disability insurances.
Dental Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee dental insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Vision Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee vision insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Health Insurance Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee medical insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Life Insurance
Yapta pays 100% for every full-time employee to receive up to $75,000 of Life Insurance.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Yapta offers a 401(k) plan to all full-time employees.
Company Equity
Yapta may offer stock options upon hire or promotion.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Yapta provides the option to Work From Home on Wednesdays.
Family Medical Leave
Yapta follows FMLA guidelines for all eligible U.S. employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Eligible full-time employees (0-5 years of service) accrue 17 days. Eligible full-time employees (5+ years of service) accrue 22 days.
Paid Holidays
Yapta observes 9 Company Paid Holidays, and provides an additional Floating Holiday.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
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