Business Operations Manager at Gordian Software (W19)
APIs for selling airline add-ons such as seat selection and baggage.
Bellevue, WA / Remote
1+ years
About Gordian Software

Gordian Software builds APIs for travel websites to sell airline add-ons such as seat selection and baggage. It serves more than 10 million passengers per month and grew 1,500% in 2021. Launched in 2017, Gordian’s customers include two of the three largest travel websites in the world. It is backed by Y Combinator and other leading investors.

About the role

LOCATION: Remote or Bellevue, WA

JOB TYPE: Full-time

EXPERIENCE: At least 2 years of high impact general business or operations experience

About Gordian Software

We are building the operating system for the airline industry - a platform that connects all participants and integrates the information and complexity of hundreds of systems that go into delivering air travel.

In 2017, we launched with this mission and started on an unsolved problem: empower travel sites to upsell seat selection, baggage and other upgrades. Through a simple and unique API and widget, we’ve signed huge customers like Priceline, Hopper and and work with industry leaders. We have annualized revenue of over $7m and grown 5x from to 2019, despite headwinds from one of the worst modern travel environments.

Our traction speaks for itself and we’re growing rapidly to expand our offerings. Our work has earned us backing from investors like Y Combinator, Localglobe and the founders of Skyscanner and Plaid.

We come from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and we are united by our culture. It is our most important asset. We have a strong sense for who we are: we are fast movers and operate with freedom, impact and ownership.

Join our team to create the future of air travel.

About the role

You will lead the command center for Gordian’s newest product, Sprout Travel. We have leveraged our travel expertise to create a seamless experience for distributed businesses - like ourselves - where we use tech solutions to remove a huge amount of travel admin complexity for our customers. You’ll be in charge of owning the customer experience, managing our service, and making trips happen for companies that have decided to use Sprout. You will be the quarterback for the logistics, planning and operating challenges as we scale, and own the overall results of various service providers, contractors, tech features and your personal contributions.

You will be on the leading edge of complex problems and work closely with our product team to scale our offering to companies. You will be a lynchpin of our small dynamic team that’s focused on this product, including our CEO, with total exposure to building a new business. This is an evolving and fast paced environment and we’re looking for someone who can grow into a leadership position and scale with the business.

Recent examples of problems you might solve:

  • Design a process to ensure all airline or hotel notifications are properly actioned and communicated to customers
  • Setting up local support in a new country to ensure a great experience for our travellers
  • Build a robust post-trip customer feedback and referral program
  • Manage trip logistics on-site for a high priority customer

You will personally lead large and impactful projects. We hold each other to high expectations and empower everyone to create massive impact from day 1.


  • 2+ years of high impact business or operations experience
  • Curious with demonstrated ability to learn quickly and thrive in new environments
  • Comfort in rapidly changing, highly complex domains
  • Motivated by a fast paced, high impact workplace
  • Proactive and comfortable operating amidst ambiguity
  • Clear communicator with a bias to collaborate
  • High alignment with our values of Freedom, Impact and Ownership

Gordian Software is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and/or expression, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.


We use Python/Postgres/React.

Some interesting problems we're solving:

  • Tracking complex financial flows between travel companies and airlines for millions of dollars
  • Integrating 15-30 APIs in parallel using automated testing, good software design and processes
  • Anomaly detection across airline/travel website pairs. Many times we tell airlines they are down before they know
  • Data modeling to provide a simple, clean API format across 90 airlines' different product sets.

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