Working at Whimstay

Whimstay is a dynamic start-up culture full of opportunity, challenges, and fun. There is never a dull moment and people who care for each other like family.

The company offices are based in Walnut Creek, CA and are a 5-minute walk from the BART. This makes for an ideal commute in the busy Bay Area.

Whimstay understands work-life balance in a modern world, providing innovative benefits, for happy and healthy employees.

Family Leave

Walk to BART

Free Monthly
Garage Parking

Health, Dental & Vision

401 K
Retirement Plans

On-site Gym

Current Job Openings

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Location: Walnut Creek, California

Whimstay is seeking a seasoned Java Developer to join our growing development team to work on a wide range of application services.

You are a self-motivated person who strives to build robust JAVA applications and frameworks.

You will be working with our engineers to develop and maintain high-quality applications.

Required Qualifications:

  • 8 + years software development experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree required, MS preferred
  • Experience in developing high performance, scalable and highly available web services using J2EE and frameworks such as RESTEasy and Jersey
  • Strong understanding of web services and SOA related standards like REST/OAuth/JSON and SOAP/WSDL
  • Comfortable using application server frameworks, for example, Tomcat & JBOSS
  • Strong at identifying performance bottlenecks and using coding patterns to avoid them in the first place
  • Knowledge of object-oriented design, design patterns, and programming skills
  • Hands on experience with implementing JUnit framework
  • Knowledge of rules engines such as JRules is a big plus
  • Experience in designing, developing, and delivering software and/or platforms for use by other developers
  • Should be a strong advocate of good coding standards and like the use of coding tools that will push to improve the delivered code like Sonar
  • Excellent knowledge of programming languages, especially Java
  • Proficiency with at least one scripting language (Perl, Python, Unix Shell Script, etc.)
  • Knowledge of SQL or PL/SQL and a good understanding of NoSQL databases
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with Java/J2EE Technologies like JDBC, JSP, Spring MVC, JSTL, Struts, Hibernate, SOAP, RESTful
  • Familiarity with GIT, Mock, Continuous Integration systems (Hudson/Jenkins) & Bug Tracking (Jira) tools
  • Proficiency with XML/XSL frameworks
  • Experience with using Agile/Scrum methodology for software development

Location: Walnut Creek, California

Whimstay is seeking a Mobile Developer to join us and ensure that our mobile app is well-designed and easy to use.

You are self-motivated person who strives to make elegant, easy-to-use mobile applications.

You will be working with our engineers to develop and maintain high quality mobile applications.


  • Produce fully functional mobile applications writing clean code
  • Gather specific requirements and suggest solutions
  • Write unit and UI tests to identify malfunctions
  • Troubleshoot and debug to optimize performance
  • Design interfaces to improve user experience
  • Liaise with Product Development & Marketing teams to plan new features
  • Ensure new and legacy applications meet quality standards
  • Research and suggest new mobile products, applications and protocols
  • Stay up-to-date with new technology trends


  • Proven work experience as a Mobile developer
  • Demonstrable portfolio of released applications on the App store or the Android market
  • In-depth knowledge and 5 plus of at least one programming languages like Swift, Java, Python, PHP, C# etc.
  • Strong knowledge of at least one mobile development framework.
  • Hands on experience of React Native
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Familiarity with OOP design principles
  • Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to perform in a team environment
  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field

Location: Walnut Creek, California

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Whimstay is seeking an Accounting Assistance to join us and ensure that our platform accounts are financially secure. In this role, you’ll have the chance to help us define and grow our finance function as we launch our new service. You are self-motivated, curious and outgoing person who enjoys helping others solve problems. You thrive in a busy environment and believe that keeping things organized is an essential part of getting anything done. You can communicate effectively via email, telephone and SMS.


  • Reconcile system and host accounts on a daily basis
  • Verify payouts to hosts and respond to question regarding host payouts
  • Research & settle credit card disputes and inquiries
  • Process host claims and traveler refunds


  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Experience with credit card processing system and reconciliation (e.g. Stripe) is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and detailed orientation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication ability particularly via email, telephone and SMS
  • Able to maintain the confidentiality of host and traveler data/interactions
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Bachelors Degree

Whimstay is a start up in the vacation rental market that provides amazing deals to last-minute travelers. We are located adjacent to the Walnut Creek BART. We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including stock options.