Hipmunk Jobs

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

We're a series C 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-2015@hipmunk.com.

Engineer (frontend, backend, or full stack) - 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!


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Have built non-trivial applications.
  • Familiar with the entire web stack: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, 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.


  • 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 iOS engineer. Our iOS team is small: only three people do all the development, design, and maintenance of our app. We want you to join this team!


  • 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.


  • 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. We have received a number of accolades over the past year: Editor's Choice, Best Apps of 2014, AndroidNiceties, and at least half a dozen other Google Play featurings. Our Android team is small: two developers design, build, and maintain our app. We want you to join this team!

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


  • Have built and published mind-blowing Android apps
  • Strong programming skills and high standard for clean code
  • Curiosity, 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


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

Site Reliability or DevOps Engineer - San Francisco, CA

We pride ourselves in the great customer experience we provide, and that means apps that are speedy and available. This is even more important as we grow the number of customers we have, size of our development team, and platforms we support. We're looking for someone to take charge of this.

You'll drive proactive projects to reduce risk or make our systems and engineering lives easier to manage. You own, based on your specific experience, our deployment tools & processes, configuration management, performance testing and tuning, security, capacity planning, logging systems, DBA & sysadmin duties, test environments, and technical operations strategy & processes.

In addition, you'll ensure we react to incidents appropriately:

  • Implementing appropriate monitoring and alerting to shorten the mean time to response and recovery (MTTR)
  • Responding to and resolving issues we encounter
  • Learning from and addressing the root cause(s) in order to avoid similar issues in the future
  • Communicating to key folks during and after the incident informing them of the incident, impact, and resulting plans & actions

You won't be expected to fix everything yourself but it's important you become the person we can look to with confidence to take charge and drive the issues to the ground.

We're hosted in Amazon Web Services (EC2) & our server stack includes Python, Redis, PostgreSQL, HAProxy.

We have lots of things to do, and we can't do them all at once, so we also want someone who has good judgment on where to best invest their time and is a very good communicator.


  • Have performed technical operations duties for a high-traffic, transactional site or platform.
  • Know your way around a unix shell and are confident in your scripting abilities.
  • Familiar with the entire web stack: frontend, the application layer, caching, and databases.
  • Experienced with monitoring & alerting tools and techniques to reduce mean time to recovery (MTTR).
  • Experienced with configuration management, CDNs, load balancers.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Startup experience.

Director of Business Development - San Francisco, CA

Hipmunk is looking for a Director of Business Development to join our growing team in San Francisco, California. The Director of Business Development will manage relationships with a variety of partners including airlines, hotels, and OTAs. This position offers a breadth of challenges along with the opportunity to have a measurable impact on our growing business. You will be joining an established team within Hipmunk and will work both independently as well as be mentored by your teammates as necessary. This position offers exposure to multiple teams across the company and requires frequent interaction with the CEO.


  • Passion for building a great company that is a leader in the travel sector
  • Ability to sell and develop partnerships with the world's largest travel companies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including one-page pitches
  • Strong financial modeling and comprehension
  • Ability to travel often and broadly – a passport is a must
  • Detail-orientated and a perfectionist at heart
  • Able to provide thought leadership and direction to a cross-functional team
  • Located in the Bay Area or will self-relocate
  • Project management of partner implementations


  • Previous work experience in technology, consumer internet, and/or travel sector(s)
  • Tactical experience with contracts, business development and negotiations
  • Self-reliant, assertive, inventive and persistent
  • Have 5+ years of relevant professional experience or equivalent education (such as a JD or MBA)
  • Some leadership experience and success working on small teams
  • History of measurable success throughout your career
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization

Product / Interaction Designer - San Francisco, CA

Hipmunk is looking for someone to join the Product Design team. We are looking for a talented, highly passionate designer with a strong foundation in visual design as well as a solid understanding of user experience, interaction and product design. You will have the opportunity to design across multiple platforms (desktop, tablet, and mobile) for a company that is continually recognized in the travel industry for their outstanding user experience.


  • Design exceptionally beautiful product interfaces with a clear focus on usability
  • Understand product requirements as they relate to business goals and create design solutions to solve these
  • Think through extensive user flows and consider all edge cases when developing designs
  • Design well thought-out solutions for usability challenges across platforms (desktop, tablet, and mobile)
  • Clearly communicate reasons behind your designs
  • Collaborate with other designers, developers, and product manager on product concepts and designs
  • Perform user testing as appropriate


  • Previous work or internship experience in a consumer internet or mobile company
  • Curiosity and passion for crafting amazing experiences
  • Strong portfolio highlighting your interaction, UX, and visual design skills and knowledge of product
  • Interaction design expertise, including wireframe creation and prototyping
  • UX expertise, including user interviews and testing
  • Visual design expertise, including creating pixel perfect mockups
  • Solid proficiency in Abobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Strong ability to communicate, justify your design decisions, and consider feedback from multiple teams within the company
  • iOS / Android / mobile / responsive web design experience a plus
  • Technical skills in HTML & CSS a plus

Director Retention Marketing - San Francisco, CA

We're looking for a bright, enthusiastic individual who has experience in all key areas of Retention Marketing. This role reports to the Vice President of Marketing. Key functions of this role include: 1) managing all retention channels including email and push notifications 2) developing and executing retention strategies and associated revenue targets 3) working cross-functionally to define product requirements.

This is a cross-functional role that interfaces with other key areas of the business. It requires strong communication skills and data-driven decision making. We are growing rapidly and this role needs someone who can think creatively and continuously iterate on the most effective strategies to increase traffic from retention channels.


  • Self-starter with ability to develop strategy, execute and monitor performance
  • Ability to think creatively about how to increase traffic from retention channels
  • Results oriented with experience owning and managing retention programs and outcomes
  • Ability to scope and document product specifications to build new functionality resulting in increased engagement
  • Managing vendor relationships to maximize output from services and tools
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively with cross functional teams to influence consumer experience and drive engagement
  • Desire to move fast and shift priorities based on business needs
  • Identifying resources required to grow and evolve retention channels


  • 8-10 years experience in a Retention Marketing role
  • Experience managing email programs at scale (transactional & marketing)
  • Experience managing retention programs for cross platform product (web & mobile) a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • High level of competence in Excel or other similar tool to develop scenario models
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Consumer web/mobile experience a plus

Product Manager (All Levels) - San Francisco, CA

We are seeking innovative product managers with a proven track record of building compelling consumer products on web and/or mobile. The position requires a self-starter who enjoys working with cross-functional and collaborative teams, has a strong analytical mind, is a great contributor, and is passionate about consumer experiences and Hipmunk. The individual will be responsible for planning, defining, and executing on a product roadmap for multiple features on Hipmunk's web product and/or mobile apps.


  • Provide product direction and improve product strategy to accelerate company growth
  • Use fresh thinking to create new product plans in an established industry
  • Work with Engineering, Design, and Marketing to deliver innovative ideas and specifications
  • Conduct and lead data analysis for product initiatives
  • Present findings to the product management and the leadership team


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in product management in consumer web or mobile products
  • Ability to create product specifications and wireframes
  • Strong project management skills and ability to present work to leadership team
  • Exceptional data analysis skills
  • Outstanding written/oral and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be a self-starter, a team player, and driven
  • Ability to motivate a team, provide clear direction, and give insight on industry trends
  • Previous startup experience is a strong plus
  • Past experience in mobile products is a strong plus
  • Passion for travel and creating compelling travel user experiences a plus
  • BA/BS degree required, CS/EE/Engineer degree a plus
  • Managing A/B testing a plus

SEO Coordinator - San Francisco, CA

Hipmunk is looking for a talented person who has heavy content marketing and analytical experience to work alongside our SEO lead. The ideal candidate is content-oriented yet analytical, and will help us aggressively scale our content marketing efforts. He/she will manage partners, work alongside our content vendors, and analyze the link building efforts of our competitors to come up with new strategies. Additionally, the individual will also be responsible general SEO reporting and analytics. If you are interested in all things content and are passionate about travel, this is a great position within an awesome company.


  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in SEO and Social Media Marketing
  • Experience using SEMRush, SEOMoz, aHrefs, and other tools to perform keyword research and backlink analysis
  • Experience using Buzzstream and performing at scale outreach for content placement
  • Experience using advanced Google search queries for research purposes
  • Experience creating advanced segments in Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of various link building strategies
  • Great writing and editing skills; must have a passion for writing
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in manipulating large data sets in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS and website administration
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Must be a self-starter, a team player, and driven

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with technical SEO tools, such as Splunk, ScreamingFrog, etc
  • Google Adwords & Bing bidding experience
  • Experience with Conversion Rate Optimization, using tools such as CrazyEgg & Optimizely
  • Experience working with CMS and building/administering content in CMS environments
  • Experience creating infographics
  • Previous startup experience
  • BS/BA degree preferred

Recruiter - San Francisco, CA

Hipmunk is looking for an In-House Recruiter to join our growing San Francisco based team! We are looking for someone who is passionate about people, extremely efficient at multi-tasking, and able to communicate our culture and vision to all potential employees. As a part of our HR team you will have the opportunity to work closely with Hipmunk's hiring managers to deliver great candidate experience and help grow our team. You will be challenged to meet time sensitive deadlines and encouraged to enhance all aspects our hiring process. This position will initially be on a contract or part-time basis.


  • Help create and review all job descriptions and manage online postings
  • Research and select our first ATS and run the implementation
  • Track all activity and candidate profiles and produce analytics to review with the team
  • Be the main point of contact for communication with all candidates
  • Schedule and coordinate phone and in-person interviews
  • Host candidates on-site between interviews, and create a positive interview experience
  • Collect feedback from Interviewers on how to improve our internal workflow
  • Support Hipmunk's hiring managers and communicate information and updates to all Interviewers
  • Analyze our current hiring processes, identify problems and offer suggestions for improvement
  • Conduct reference checks with professionalism and in a timely manner
  • Create resources for hiring managers and interviewers to ensure best practices
  • Work with HR to facilitate the transition from candidate to employee


  • 2-4 years of experience in a Recruiter or Recruiting Coordinator role
  • Desire to make your love of travel, tech, and Hipmunk contagious
  • Experience working with ATS tools
  • Proven track record of success in a similar position (start-up experience a plus)
  • Understanding of technical roles and fluency when communicating job descriptions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - must be able to clearly and professionally communicate with applicants as well as all levels of management
  • High attention to detail with a personalized touch
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction and as a part of a team
  • Be proactive, passionate, and responsive
  • Demonstrate initiative and deliver results
  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize tasks
  • Must handle confidential information in a professional manner

Accountant - San Francisco, CA

Hipmunk is hiring an Accountant/Finance Analyst to join our Finance Team. This is a full-time position at our San Francisco headquarters that will report to the Vice President of Finance. This individual will play a key role on the team and must be a motivated self-starter with high attention to detail. We are looking for someone who is a fast learner, has great communication, excel and technical accounting skills, and loves Hipmunk!


  • Review, code, and process all Accounts Payable check runs weekly
  • Record monthly revenues from various sources and create customer invoices
  • Manage payments against Accounts Receivables and assist in follow up of outstanding balances
  • Review and record expense reports for payroll processing
  • Import, review and record credit card disbursements
  • Maintain standard monthly financial KPI reports
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts monthly
  • Create and file 1099s
  • Assist with month-end Close with tight deadlines
  • Assist in General Ledger reporting and journal entries
  • Assist with the preparation of audit documents and account details
  • Complete various Ad hoc projects


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy, Finance or Equivalent
  • 1-3 years of accounting experience
  • Excel experience is a must
  • High attention to detail and ability to manipulate complex data
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks is a plus
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced start-up environment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Passion for travel

Live Chat Operator - San Francisco, CA

Hipmunk is looking for a Live Chat Operator to join our San Francisco based team! We are looking for someone who is eager, passionate, patient, and able to think fast and solve problems on their own. This role will allow you to work alongside and grow with all of Hipmunk's teams, including Operations, Commerce, Marketing, and Engineering. You will get a well-rounded insight into the company as a whole and be a vital part of our Customer Service team. This is a full-time, hourly position.


  • Chat with users in a kind and respectful manner
  • Respond to live chats and support emails
  • Build itineraries, share helpful travel tips, find and report bugs, and QA new products
  • Create data driven customer service reports to distribute to the team
  • Manage, communicate, and improve our customer service processes


  • Desire to make your love of travel, tech, and Hipmunk contagious
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail with a personalized touch
  • Customer service and CRM experience
  • Humility, patience, persistence, passion, flexibility, and good humor
  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize tasks
  • Passion for travel and knowledge to match

What we offer

  • 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, and your own company card so you can take care of the things you need to to get the job done.
  • Big, audacious challenges. Disrupting the travel industry and dramatically changing the customer experience is fun! Consumer scale & big data ... more fun!
  • Friends and team 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, and time to be better engineers ("foo Fridays").
  • 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. We take care of parking, Caltrain, Bart, Muni tickets (and probably other commute options we haven't thought of).
  • We pay for you to take a break. While we work hard, we also value well-rested people. As such we have an open vacation policy and give everyone money every 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, Oak Investment 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-2015@hipmunk.com.