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Software Engineer (JavaScript)

| Chicago

Rocket Travel, Inc., a subsidiary of Booking Holdings, is seeking a skilled Software Engineer (with a JavaScript focus) to join our core product team in our West Loop, Chicago office.

You will be involved in all facets of the software development process from inception to deployment. You should enjoy building new products, researching and developing new technologies, and coming up with new ideas. We are looking for a customer- and product-focused engineer.

You'll be an integral member of one of our emerging product teams, helping to build travel-focused web applications. Your goals will include developing and improving our web applications, designing and implementing A/B tests, building new features, and contributing to the experience our customers have come to expect from Rocket Travel and our partners. You’ll be working with our front-end builds (Angular and other frameworks), and our back-end REST API’s (built in JVM languages).


  • You communicate clearly and effectively.
  • You are interested in sharing ownership and product direction for our customer-facing web applications.
  • You are passionate about learning and helping your teammates learn.
  • You know the fundamentals of JavaScript extremely well.
  • You have developed and deployed one or more large-scale Angular projects.
  • You have worked with consuming/calling REST API's.
  • You have experience with JavaScript unit testing.
  • You have experience with JavaScript build tools such as Webpack, and deployment to cloud environments such as AWS.
  • You are familiar with agile programming methodologies.
  • You are authorized to accept employment in the US from any employer.
  • You are available to start within three weeks of accepting an offer, and are willing to work from our Chicago office.
  • Benefits

    • Having ownership in our products and our customers' experiences, building features that can be implemented and deployed in a matter of hours.
    • Learning and growing professionally while being set up for success, collaborating closely with experienced business/design/technology teammates.
    • Working with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record of delivering great products.
    • Developing software using AWS, GitHub, modern development practices, and the best tools available.
    • Receiving a competitive compensation package, including bonus, health/dental insurance, and 401k matching.
    • Choosing your own computer/gear.
    • Receiving a monthly cell phone stipend.
    • Enjoying unlimited vacation, with free travel credits.
    • Working remotely as needed, in a team with a remote-friendly culture.
    • Learning at bi-monthly engineering lunch-and-learns for professional development.
    • Enjoying free snacks, drinks, and coffee at our dog-friendly Chicago office in the West Loop.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    No recruiters, please.

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    641 W Lake, Chicago, IL 60661

    What are Rocketmiles Perks + Benefits

    Friends outside of work
    Eat lunch together
    Open office floor plan
    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Team workouts
    Rocketmiles' team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K) Matching
    Performance Bonus
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Remote Work Program
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Unlimited Vacation Policy
    Paid Sick Days
    Perks & Discounts
    Beer on Tap
    Casual Dress
    Company Outings
    Rocketmiles hosts company outings Monthly.
    Game Room
    Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
    Stocked Kitchen
    Happy Hours
    Pet Friendly
    Rocketmiles' pet policy is dog friendly daily.
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Lunch and learns
    Cross functional training encouraged
    Promote from within
    Mentorship program
    Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    Vacation credits • Flexible work schedules • Competitive salary and bonus structure • Monthly cell-phone stipend • Stocked kitchen, keg and fridge • Work with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record for building new businesses from scratch • Frequent professional development opportunities, happy hours, live-band karaoke, Smash Brothers competitions, and ping-pong tournaments.

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