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At Hopper, we are on a mission to become the world’s best — and most fun — place to book travel. By leveraging massive amounts of data, advanced machine learning algorithms, Hopper combines its world-class travel agency offering with proprietary fintech products to help customers spend less and travel better. Ranked the third largest online travel agency in North America, the app has been downloaded nearly 80 million times and continues to gain market share globally.
Here are just a few stats that demonstrate the company’s recent growth:
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Join a rapidly growing company that is continuously redefining how people travel! The Programmatic Merchandising is a relatively young team helping deliver the most relevant content to users when they open the app.
Within the Programmatic Merchandising business unit, our Mobile Landing Content team is focused on providing the tools and frameworks necessary to deliver content to users on the home screen. We’re building a server-driven UI framework, unifying analytics across the organization, and totally own the home screen, which is the first thing users see when they launch the Hopper app. As a senior backend engineer on the team, you’ll be responsible for improving existing high traffic services as well as creating new ones to support multiple teams, as well as designing innovative solutions to problems on a very important part of the app, the home screen. You’ll collaborate with a tight team of talented engineers to break down complex problems, experiment quickly, and build things at internet scale.
1. Intro call - A short call to have a high-level conversation about the role, its requirements and the candidate's experience. This is a great time for candidates to ask questions about the role to see if it is something they are passionate about!
2. Competency screening - We strive to ensure that our competency screenings align with the individual role very closely, if the candidate does not enjoy the assignment we recommend opting out of the process. Examples of screenings can be HackerRank tests, TripleByte screening quizzes, and technical screens with an interviewer.
We understand that technical screening is an investment of time and effort for our candidates so we offer $100 in Carrot Cash (Hopper’s in-app currency) to candidates who complete this step!
3. The interview loop - A full interview loop typically has 3-5 interviewers that meet with the candidate for up to an hour each. The goal of the loop is to gather further details about the candidate's competencies, first-principle thinking, and culture fit. The loop process is typically completed within 10 days of its start. While it requires a great deal of time, it has been extremely effective to determine if we are a mutual fit!
How to Ace Hopper’s Engineering Interviews:
4. The bar raiser - This is the final step in the process where candidates meet with a higher-level employee, who has passed Hopper’s internal Bar Raiser program. This step is a great opportunity for candidates to ask any remaining questions, especially about Hopper’s culture and business outlook as the Bar Raiser is a business leader. The intention of this step is to determine if the candidate will help Hopper “raise the bar” and hire the best talent out there.
TRUST THE PROCESS - Our goal:
It is a thorough process, but it works. At a glance, our success rates for interviews are approximately 3% from the intro call to hired and 20% from the loop to hired. Our goal is to provide candidates with as much information as possible regarding the interview process to ensure that there are no surprises. If you are currently interviewing and have any questions about this process please reach out to the recruiter or hiring manager!