Rome2rio are looking for a...

Backend Software Engineer

$70,000 - $120,000Full-TimeMelbourne, AU

At Rome2rio we’re busy helping people get from A to B around the globe. With 10 million unique monthly visitors, our multi-modal travel search and booking service is one of the top online travel resources used around the world.

We are looking for a Backend Software Engineer to join our growing team in Melbourne. We have a range of challenging projects, but also the flexibility to let you choose what you want to work on based on your skills and interests.

For example you might:

  • Optimize the accuracy and speed of our multi-modal search algorithm
  • Re-design our backend architecture to improve performance
  • Integrate new train, bus, hotel, rental car and attraction data from APIs and data feeds
  • Develop new features such as live fares integration or user accounts and search history
  • Build tools for our content team to add and maintain data in our system
  • Improve the accuracy of estimated fares displayed on the site
  • Automate parts of our toolchain
  • Work on dev-ops tasks and dashboards for site health, traffic and other metrics

Check out our company blog for an idea of what we are busy working on.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for somebody with a Computer Science or Software Engineering bachelor degree (or higher). Experience with a breadth of programming languages, a broad toolkit, the ability to thrive independently and a “get stuff done” attitude are important to us. Our codebase is C# and JavaScript. You do not need to be a C# or JavaScript expert, but you need to be the type of engineer that wants to quickly learn new languages and can work within an existing codebase.

You must be based in Melbourne.

About Rome2rio

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is busy helping people get from A to B around the globe. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location.

We have recently expanded our services to include on-site ticketing as we move to a hybrid search and booking model. We are a globally recognised, profitable start-up and pride ourselves on the can-do, engineering-centric culture built by our founders who are both developers themselves. The company has 23 staff based in Melbourne and is growing. Working at Rome2rio means that you will be immediately responsible for shaping a consumer focussed product used by millions worldwide alongside a deeply involved executive team that actively seek and listen to the opinions of staff to improve and expand our offering. Your work will have plenty of impact!

Pay and perks

We really value our engineers and aim to offer competitive salaries. We typically pay roughly between $70,000 and $120,000 per annum plus superannuation, depending on your skills and experience.

Rome2rio offers a suite of additional benefits including:

Five weeks annual leave A weekly team lunch A biennial travel fund of $2000 for European travel A biennial transport fund of $1000 for international transit expenses An annual winter company retreat somewhere warm Competitive maternity and paternity leave benefits Family-friendly flexible working hours in a casual environment

Our team is based at Inspire9, a coworking space in Richmond. The loft-style warehouse space is home to 200 creative and entrepreneurial people. Table tennis, a pool table, Friday night drinks and a plenty of weekly meetups make this a fun, creative and social space to work in.

Interview process

We employ a similar hiring process to US technology companies such as Microsoft and Google. The focus is on white-board problem solving and coding challenges and discussions with four to five members of our engineering team. It’s a fun day, and we will take you to lunch with the team. Expect a phone screen and chat at inspire9 to assess if we’re a fit before we proceed with the full day interview loop.

Interested? Send your CV and introduce yourself to Miles at jobs@rome2rio.com.