June 30, 2011 08:00 ET

Got Software Engineering Talent?

Boston-Based Offers Free Vacation Rentals to Top Software Engineers

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - FlipKey, a leading vacation rental website based in Boston, today announced a campaign aimed at attracting top software engineering and web development talent in a highly competitive job market. FlipKey's offer will provide a no-strings-attached weeklong stay in the vacation home of choice listed on to all new junior and senior engineers.

"We come to work every day seeking ways to make it easier for travelers to find and book the perfect vacation rental," said FlipKey co-Founder and CEO TJ Mahony. "Our goal with this campaign is to attract top junior and senior engineers who share our passion in helping vacationers find the perfect rental home and can solve the large, complex engineering problems that come from creating a world-class vacation rental website."

FlipKey features a near endless selection of over 100,000 vacation homes around the world including Obama's Hawaii Winter Rental, MTV's Key West Real World House, a Modern Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse in Costa Rica, and Frodo's Hobbit Hut.

Forget cover letters and everything you know about the traditional job application. To apply, simply send an email with the following information:

  • Your resume
  • The house you would like to stay in
  • An explanation of why you chose it
  • One thing about the site you'd recommend FlipKey improves or builds

Those hired will get to stay in their vacation rental of choice for a week. For free. No restrictions.

"FlipKey is experiencing exponential growth and we need more engineers -- top engineers -- to pursue the level of innovation we feel we can bring to the vacation rental and travel market," said Mahony. "We hope people have fun hunting down the perfect vacation home and we look forward to sending them there after they are hired."

For more information about employment opportunities at FlipKey, visit the FlipKey Careers page or email

About FlipKey
FlipKey is a leading vacation rental website featuring the world's largest collection of authentic vacation rental guest reviews. FlipKey currently has more than 100,000 vacation rental properties around the world, which offer travelers great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home. FlipKey is majority owned by TripAdvisor, LLC and powers the vacation rental experience on TripAdvisor, which is the world's largest travel website.

FlipKey has been named a "Top Vacation Rental Site" by Travel + Leisure Magazine and has been mentioned across a wide variety of top tier media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, SmartMoney, and the LA Times.

Contact Information

  • Contact information:
    Jennifer Conway
    Dotted Line Communications for FlipKey
    Email Contact