Hipmunk

Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to plan travel!

  • Founded 2010
  • 51-200 Employees
  • 16-30 Engineers
  • Travel

About Hipmunk

Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, CA, Hipmunk offers customers the fastest, easiest way to plan travel. The site and mobile apps save you time by comparing top travel sites so you don't have to. The unique display makes it easy to visually compare results and choose what's best for you. Hipmunk offers the most comprehensive travel search, bringing in travel options ranging from commercial flights to trains to charter flights and accommodations ranging from large hotels to home and apartments rentals through Airbnb and Homeaway.

We are looking for well-rounded engineers to join us. We have a close-knit, high-standards team with unusually challenging work to do! We have beautiful experiences to build, scalability & performance to … um … make, and lots of data to dig through. We value being a top-notch engineering organization with the best people and environment, and take pride in our code. With the founding team from Reddit at Hipmunk, we have experience with consumer scale and data and a track record of building a winning product. We focus on getting stuff done and enabling you to do your best work ever, and we're more than just friends … we're family!

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Tech Stack
  • AWS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • iOS
  • Android

Perks
  • Belief and trust in you. We build our company with the mindset that the best way to succeed is to hire great people like you and enable them to do their best work. As such we're high on merit and low on risk-avoiding processes. We provide things like flexible work schedules + an open vacation policy + your own company card so you can take care of the things you need to to get the job done.
  • Big and audacious challenges (Disrupting the travel industry and dramatically changing the customer experience is fun! Consumer scale & big data ... more fun!).
  • Friends and family 1st. Aside from having the energy almost inherent in SF-based startups we value an open + trusting + collaborative + fun culture. We're a team of friends ... assuming you like to hang out with your friends.
  • Growth. Bored people are unproductive or quitting people. We support training + career development + time to be better engineers (foo Fridays and Nerd Training).
  • Happy tummy - lunches every day plus a fully stocked pantry with breakfast + snacks (healthy and unhealthy) + probably the best / oddest mix of drinks in the startup scene.
  • Tools - your choice of computer + peripherals. Usually a loaded Macbook Pro w/ Retina along with a Cinema display but if you really wanted a Lenovo you could get that instead.
  • Location is a few blocks from Caltrain + AT&T Park + freeways + restaurants + bowling + the bay + tons of other startups.
  • A very competitive salary and equity participation.
  • A healthy you (or at least we stack the odds that way). Full medical (PPO) + dental + vision for yourself & we pay a large chunk for your family too.
  • We pay for you to get to work. We take care of parking + Caltrain + Bart + Muni (and probably other commute options we haven't thought of).
  • We pay for you to take a break. We work hard but also value well-rested people. As such we give everyone money every year to take a vacation! Travel is our business after all…

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/401K Plan Retirement/401K Plan
  • Life & Disability Coverage Life & Disability Coverage
  • Catered lunch Catered lunch

Investors
  • IVP
  • Simon Breakwell
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Sizhao Yang
  • Ignition Partners
  • Rob Glaser
  • Raymond Tonsing
  • Amitt Mahajan
  • Y Combinator
  • Jim Hornthal
  • Matt Mullenweg
  • Gabor Cselle
  • SV Angel
  • Rich Barton
  • Sam Altman
  • Webb Investment Network
  • Erik Blachford
  • Paul Buchheit
  • Geoff Ralston
  • Oak Investment Partners


Investors
  • IVP
  • Simon Breakwell
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Sizhao Yang
  • Ignition Partners
  • Rob Glaser
  • Raymond Tonsing
  • Amitt Mahajan
  • Y Combinator
  • Jim Hornthal
  • Matt Mullenweg
  • Gabor Cselle
  • SV Angel
  • Rich Barton
  • Sam Altman
  • Webb Investment Network
  • Erik Blachford
  • Paul Buchheit
  • Geoff Ralston
  • Oak Investment Partners