Hipmunk Jobs

If you long to build something great, we're the right place for you!

We're a series B funded startup located in San Francisco dramatically improving how people plan travel. We make it dead simple, intuitive, and fun! Millions of people search for and book hotels and flights on Hipmunk and we've developed great press, a loyal following, and are on a huge growth curve.

Join the company that has been named:
  • Best Apps and Websites of 2013, Travel + Leisure
  • 50 Coolest Websites, TIME Magazine
  • Best Travel Websites and Apps, Today Show
  • Top 30 Startups to Watch, Entrepreneur
  • 50 Best iPhone & iPad Apps, TIME Magazine
  • 2013 Webby Award winner for Best Travel Website

If Interested

If you're interested in any of our positions, please email jobs-2014@hipmunk.com.

VP Finance | San Francisco CA

Hipmunk is looking for a Vice President of Finance to join our San Francisco based team.This full-time position will report to the Chief Executive Officer. This is an important cross-functional role that will allow you to work alongside all of Hipmunk's teams including Operations, Commerce, Marketing, and Engineering. The VP of Finance will operate and manage Hipmunk's financial accounting systems, maintain fiscal records, create budgetary controls and procedures, and prepare financial and statistical reports for the CEO, team leads, and Board of Directors. In this role you will serve as a key member of the leadership team and serve as a key interface between finance and senior management. The VP of Finance will manage and develop the accounting team as well.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Ongoing operating/financial plan review, forecasting, and variance analysis
  • Manage account, compliance, reporting and planning for the Company
  • Coordinating the annual audit and preparation of regulatory reporting (including 409a)
  • Manage and develop our current staff accountant
  • Manage all accounting operations including payroll, billing, A/R, A/P, GL, cost accounting, and revenue accounting. A/R work includes monthly billing to airlines, hotels, and OTA's.
  • Develop and implement operational and accounting processes and procedures

Requirements:

  • Experience with start-ups and technology is very desirable
  • CPA/CMA and 8-10+ years of accounting/reporting experience
  • Strong financial modeling experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. Must possess the ability to interface and communicate effectively with all levels of management and functional areas of the company
  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work. Proven ability to effectively plan, organize, and complete multiple complex activities, priorities, and assignments on a timely basis
  • Strong analytical skills including advanced knowledge of Excel (Pivot tables, v-lookups, database management) and QuickBooks
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be a great team player.
  • Manage relationships with all external advisors such as auditors, banks, etc.
  • Must love traveling and Hipmunk!

Engineer - San Francisco, CA

We are looking for well-rounded engineers to join us. We have a close-knit team and unusually challenging work to do! We have beautiful experiences to build, scalability & performance to … um … make, and lots of data to dig through. You could be responsible for developing new features-- frontend or backend (or both!), implementing airline, hotel, and other partners' APIs, or sys-admining. Generally, you should be competent at all things technical and love this stuff.

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! (When you join us you have a pre-built Thanksgiving dinner network!)

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Have built non-trivial applications.
  • Familiar with the entire web stack: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Memcached, the application layer, and databases.
  • Know your way around a unix shell.
  • Good taste. You don't have to be a designer, but you should take pride in your work and have a high bar.
  • You're curious, humble, and able to learn.
  • Exceptionally strong communication & interpersonal skills.
  • You're a winner. You deeply care about being the best and producing the best, have an extremely high sense of accountability, and love huge challenges.

Nice-to-haves

  • Experience with Python and/or JavaScript/CoffeeScript.
  • Startup experience.
  • Contribute to open source.
  • Functional programming experience.

iOS Engineer - San Francisco, CA

We're looking for a talented and experienced mobile engineer. Our mobile team is small: only two people do all the development, design, and maintenance of both our Android and iOS apps. We want you to join this team!

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Have built non-trivial iOS apps, or incredibly compelling mobile sites.
  • Strong C programming skills. You shouldn't be afraid of pointers.
  • Good taste. You don't have to be a designer, but you should take pride in your work.
  • You're curious, humble, and able to learn.
  • Exceptionally strong communication & interpersonal skills.
  • You're a winner. You deeply care about being the best and producing the best, have an extremely high sense of accountability, and love huge challenges.

Nice-to-haves

  • Startup experience.
  • Contributions to open-source projects.
  • Know your way around a shell.
  • Functional programming experience.

Android Engineer - San Francisco, CA

We're looking for a talented and experienced Android engineer. Our Android team is small: one developer and one designer build, design, and maintain our app. We have received a number of accolades over the past year: Editor's Choice, Best Apps of 2013, AndroidNiceties, and at least half a dozen other Google Play featurings. We want you to join our team!

Take a look at our app in the Google Play Store.

Requirements

  • Have built and published mind-blowing Android apps
  • Strong programming skills and high standard for clean code
  • Curiousity, humility, and ability to learn
  • Exceptionally strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • High accountability--you own your projects and take personal pride in doing them well
  • Good taste. You don't have to be a designer, but you should care about your customers

Nice-to-haves

  • Startup experience
  • Functional programming experience
  • Comfort with Git
  • Familiarity with a shell

Office Manager | San Francisco CA

Hipmunk is looking for an Office Manager to join our San Francisco based team! We are looking for an energetic self-starter to make our office function at its absolute best and to support our dynamic team. We are looking for someone to be the face of Hipmunk, who is eager, passionate, patient, and able to think on his or her feet. This person will work to create a wonderful work environment for our employees as well as make all of our visitors feel comfortable and welcome. This is a full-time position. This person will report to Brit Malinauskas, Operations & HR Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and host all in-office visitors
  • Maintain a positive, helpful, and inviting attitude
  • Complete administrative tasks (i.e. scan documents, ship packages, etc.)
  • Help set-up new employees work stations and maintain / improve certain vendor accounts
  • Keep the office fully stocked with supplies and snacks by ordering items and working with our suppliers
  • Maintain a clean and organized office at all times
  • Manage our catered lunch orders (delivery and cleanup)
  • Receive and distribute all mail and packages
  • Schedule and monitor any required or routine maintenance
  • Help with space planning, growth, and making our office an overall wonderful place to work
  • Send out swag packages to users, investors, and friends of Hipmunk
  • Help plan monthly and special events
  • Help with customer service tasks, specifically our online chat
  • Other projects as they arise

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous administrative and/or operations experience
  • Humility, patience, persistence, passion, flexibility, and good humor
  • Stellar attention to detail and organization skills
  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work
  • Desire to make your passion for travel, tech, and Hipmunk contagious

Nice-to-haves:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Start-up experience

What we offer

  • Big, audacious challenges. Disrupting the travel industry and dramatically changing the customer experience is fun! Consumer scale & big data ... more fun!
  • Culture. Aside from having the energy almost inherent in SF-based startups, we value an open, trusting, collaborative, fun culture. We're family. (assuming you like to hang out with your family)
  • Happy tummy. Lunches every day plus a fully stocked pantry with breakfast, snacks (healthy and unhealthy), and 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. A few blocks from Caltrain, AT&T Park, freeways, restaurants, bowling, the bay, and tons of other startups.
  • Compensation. 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 and we pay for you to take a break. We take care of parking, Caltrain, Bart, Muni tickets (and probably other commute options we haven't thought of) and we give everyone money once a year to take a vacation! Travel is our business after all...

About Hipmunk

We are a small team in San Francisco doing our best to take agony out of travel search. Our website, iOS apps, Android app, and hipmunk are all beloved by our users.

We are located at 434 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA, 94107.

Hipmunk was founded in 2010 by Steve Huffman, co-founder of reddit.com, and Adam Goldstein, founder of Booktour.com and O'Reilly's youngest published author, with the aim of making online travel search less painful.

Hipmunk has funding from Ignition Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Webb Investment Network, Erik Blachford, Simon Breakwell, Rob Glaser, Jim Hornthal, Rich Barton, Paul Buchheit, Ashton Kutcher, Raymond Tonsing, Matt Mullenweg, Sam Altman, Geoff Ralston, Sizhao Yang, Amitt Mahajan, and Gabor Cselle.

If Interested

If you're interested in any of our positions jobs-2014@hipmunk.com.

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