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Pricing Engineer

Travelport LP
United States, Colorado, Englewood
November 14, 2022

Travelport is a place of opportunity. It's our incredible team that makes our company great - our people drive our winning culture.

What's Travelport?

Travelport is a worldwide travel retail platform that provides easy ways for businesses like airlines, hotels, and car rental companies to connect through personalized content to agencies and travelers. The world is changing, and our industry must change with it. We're leading the change; we are the change.

We are on a mission to power the future of travel; come join us.

What does a great Performance Engineer do?

Travelport's performance engineers develop solutions that provide industry-leading travel solutions enabling our customers to search, compare and buy travel. Our search products handle requests at a massive and ever-growing scale. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas including data construction and consumption, performance optimization and testing, pattern development and machine learning. To work in this demanding area, we need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems as the features and technology continue to evolve in the exciting travel industry.

As a performance engineer, you will work on one of the world's most unique and powerful systems processing billions of sub-second transactions per year. We are delivering on a next-generation marketplace that connects buyers and sellers that share our passion for exceptional travel experiences. Are you ready?

Responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain hardware/software simulators to enable faster evaluation of options and solutions.
  • Build tools to extract metrics from running workloads and perform data analysis to identify areas of improvement.
  • Maintain benchmarks, and study product roadmaps for upcoming impacts while collaborating with other teams to improve the end-to-end flow and results.
  • Analyze system software to identify bottlenecks and improve performance or cost (TCO).
  • Collaborate with an internationally distributed team with members representing Customer Experience, Enterprise Architecture, Software Engineering, Product Owners, Information Security, and outside vendors.
  • Generate and socialize ideas, then take swift action to improve overall system design and performance, and to streamline the delivery of new features.
  • Understand search technologies and their interactions with adjacent systems. Design new features with an emphasis on the long-term performance and scalability of the system database.
  • Establish and enforce best practices and enterprise-level development standards through mentoring, consulting, design sessions, whiteboarding, risk mitigation, appropriate work delegation, and code reviews.
  • Provide technical leadership to agile development teams by providing design guidance, feature decomposition, and assisting in identifying solutions.
  • Optimize algorithms for the air travel pricing and search platform.
  • Deliver high quality code and optimized solutions on time and to specification.
  • Design efficient and iterative test processes to ensure the performance and accuracy of the system and its result set.
  • Support the production system and be available to resolve customer incident escalations in an "always on" global travel industry.

Who we are looking for in this role:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience in Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering.
  • 7 years of software development experience, or 5 years with an advanced degree.
  • Experience with software development using C, prolog, assembler or other lower-level programming language.
  • Experience with algorithms, performance analysis, and computer architecture.
  • Experience with performance analysis and debugging - improving performance of single node or multi-node (distributed) systems is preferred.

Our ambition is to hire for potential not just experience, and you're likely to succeed if you:

  • Are always ready to give it your all and deliver high quality work
  • Are excited to use your creativity and innovative thinking to try new things
  • Take responsibility and own your work
  • Are courageous and ambitious to challenge what's been done before

Benefits of working at Travelport

We believe all employees contribute to the success of the company and should be able to share in that success, which is why all jobs are eligible to participate in our bonus program with any payouts being subject to individual and company performance. We offer a comprehensive benefit program that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, a competitive 401(k) match.

We make health and wellness a priority and offer a generous paid time off policy as well as contributing to our communities with an annual volunteer day off.

Salary Target: $110,000.00 - $120,000.00

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

Interested? We'd love for you to get in touch!*

*Please note that if your application is progressed, you may be asked to complete a self-recorded video interview, at a time that works best for you. This is your chance to bring your skills & experience to life in your own words and style. Ensure you keep an eye on your junk folder just in case our invitation finds its way there.

We are an equal opportunities employer and will consider all qualified applicants purely on their skills and abilities. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation, if needed.