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Lead Engineer

  • 6 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, 07054; Parsippany, New Jersey, United States of America
  • IT
  • Full time
  • Added


Here at Avis Budget Group we're more than just rentals—although over 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries has taught us a thing or two about that. We’re shaping the future of the mobility industry with our innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Budget Truck and Zipcar - connect people to more. This means more convenience, more options and more time on the road for our customers. But we also connect our employees to more: opportunities, benefits, support, collaboration and most importantly—power to change the future. Sound your speed? Come join our family.

The impact you’ll make:

We are looking for a talented and passionate lead engineer who has the desire to oversee development and maintenance for a subset of ABG backend web services.  These services support our mobile and web ecommerce products - the primary driver of $9B in annual revenue.

This role requires a resourceful individual, a persistent problem solver, and a strong hands-on engineer.

This is a great opportunity to have a big impact as part of a growing team who in the midst of technology and process transformation.

Watch our talk at a past AWS Re:Invent conference here .

What you’ll do:

  • Build a deep understanding of existing systems
  • Participate in, or lead design reviews with peers and stakeholders
  • Write code as needed, but also thoughtfully delegate coding tasks to team members
  • Review code developed by other developers, providing feedback on style, functional correctness, testability, and efficiency
  • Triage system-wide issues and identify root cause of incidents
  • Work with Principal Architects to plan and develop the Architectural Runway in support of new business features
  • Identify and resolve existing critical technical debt
  • Build transparent systems with proper monitoring, observability, and alerting
  • Plan for robust build, test, and deployment automation
  • Work with product stakeholders and frontend developers to understand the essence of requirements and to provide pragmatic solutions
  • Work within an Agile framework, yet with focus on results more than process

What we’re looking for:

  • 5 or more years of professional experience building/designing/supporting highly available web services
  • Strong knowledge within the Java stack, including the Spring framework and/or JBoss
  • Experience using headless CMS systems, like AEM.
  • Understanding of distributed systems – performance bottlenecks, fault tolerance, and data consistency concerns.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations
  • Experience with cloud environments
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Experience building mission critical, highly available systems running 24x7.
  • Desire to work with a team of engineers at all levels of experience
  • Desire to mentor junior developers, maximizing their productivity 
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Perks you’ll get:

  • Access to Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Eligible to elect other voluntary benefits including: Group Auto Insurance, Group Home Insurance, Pet Insurance, Legal Assistance, Identity Theft Protection, FSA, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, and additional life insurance coverages
  • Contribute up to $270 as a tax-free benefit for public transportation or parking expenses
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company matched contributions
  • Full training to learn the business and enhance professional skills
  • Employee discounts, including discounted prices on the purchase of Avis/Budget cars
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for services including counseling, financial and legal consultation, referrals for care service and more
  • Community involvement opportunities

Who are we?

Glad you asked! Avis Budget Group is a leading provider of mobility options, with brands including Avis, Budget & Budget Truck, and Zipcar. With more than 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries, we are shaping the future of our industry and want you to join us in our mission. Apply today to get connected to an exciting career, a supportive family of employees and a world of opportunities. 

The fine print:

Avis Budget Group is an equal opportunity employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled.

This advertisement does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment. This advertisement describes the general nature and level of this position only. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. This position may be with any affiliate of Avis Budget Group.

Avis Budget Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

ParsippanyNew JerseyUnited States of America


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How are we connecting you to more?

Whether it’s a leisure or business trip, we help people come together during those times that matter most to them. Avis Budget Group is the global leader in car rental services and home to Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network. No matter where customers are in the world, we can offer them a mobility solution tailored to their needs. Want to join us? Discover more of the moments that matter in a career with us.

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