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The Ultimate Travel Secret

Software Engineer

$110k – $160k • 0.0% – 1.0%
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HVN (pronounced ‘haven’) is a first-mover technology startup that’s defining a better way to travel. As the exclusive distributor of wholesale rates on short-term apartment and home rentals, we reach over 7 million business and leisure travelers through our private online marketplace.

We are currently looking for a talented software engineer fluent in Python to help design and build our current and next-generation backend infrastructure and scraping / data processing systems.


At HVN, we’re defining a better way to travel with a new category of stay: professionally-managed, residence-style accommodations that offer the best of both worlds – the¬¬¬ comfort of a home with the confidence of a hotel. As the sole distributor of wholesale rates on fully-serviced “havens,” we leverage exclusive private market channels to ensure travelers always have a haven to come home to, wherever their journeys may lead. It’s the ultimate travel secret – private havens at unbeatable prices in top destinations around the world.

Our team is comprised of travel industry experts and technologists with backgrounds in machine learning and computer science from Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Harvard. When you join HVN, you’ll join an extended family that deeply cares about your growth and have a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of travel innovation - redefining standards of service, quality, and access in this fast-growing space.


As a critical part of our technology team, your responsibilities may include:

• Developing and improving inbound and outbound API connections with inventory and distribution partners;
• Developing and improving algorithms, scrapers, and heuristics for comparison pricing and efficient integration with inventory partners;
• Improving the performance and scalability of our availability / pricing look-up and reservation systems;
• Designing load testing systems to ensure site reliability;
• Minor frontend work on partner-facing and guest-facing interfaces


The position is full-time in New York for immediate start; exceptional remote candidates may be considered. Candidates should be entrepreneurial, creative, naturally curious, and meet the following qualifications:

• BS or MS in computer science or a related field, with coursework or equivalent experience in data structures and algorithms
• Fluent in Python with 2+ years of experience coding in that language on nontrivial projects
• Experience working on software engineering problems related to large-scale web scraping, unstructured data, data quality, or data pipelines; exposure to applied machine learning and distributed systems (particularly related to concurrent database access) is a definite plus
• Familiarity with unit testing, source control, and good software engineering practices
• Django experience and/or experience scaling SQL-based database systems are a definite plus but not required
• Frontend experience of any kind is a plus; at minimum you should be familiar enough with web technologies to be effective from a web scraping perspective
• Ability to take high level tasks, plan steps to implement them, and complete those steps independently
• Strong English communication skills
• Should be authorized to work in the U.S.


Please submit your resume, cover letter, GitHub profile link, and a place you’ve always wanted to visit to careers@stayhvn.com with the subject line: “Software Engineering at HVN – [Your Name].”

Meet your team

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Megan Partridge-Paez

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Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer @HVN • VP @Belstone • Co-Founder @Pure Green • Founder @Deià • Engineering @Princeton University

Pablo Suero

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Software engineer at HVN

Brenton Partridge

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CTO at @HVN and @Belstone

Jason Paez

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CEO at @HVN and @Belstone, Chairman @Pure Green

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The Ultimate Travel Secret

HVN focuses on Technology and Travel. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.stayhvn.com

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