Senior Backend Engineer at Gordian Software (W19)
APIs for selling airline add-ons such as seat selection and baggage.
Remote
Full-time
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: Bellevue, WA or Remote

JOB TYPE: Full-time

ABOUT GORDIAN

Gordian is building the operating system for the airline industry and taking the friction out of travel. We started on an unsolved problem: empower travel sites to upsell seat selection, baggage and other upgrades. We’ve signed huge customers like Priceline, Hopper and Trip.com to our unique API.

Our traction speaks for itself.  With twenty-five people, we have annualized revenue of over $13m, backing from investors including Y Combinator, the ex-CEO of Skyscanner and the founders of Plaid, and our rapid growth is accelerating. 

We move fast, have a high impact culture, and work in a great hybrid-remote environment.  Get to know our culture and values here. Join our team to create the future of air travel.  

MISSION

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to architect, build and scale APIs and our data layer, and solve customer problems with code on a daily basis to deliver our services to more than one million passengers per day. You’ll be an integral part of a fast-moving, extremely focused product team where you will be able to lead large and impactful projects and you will guide the technical decisions of engineers around you, ensuring that not only do solutions meet our immediate needs, but that they will be secure and stable at 5X growth. We hold each other to high expectations and empower everyone to create a massive impact from day one.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience, with any modern tech stack (we use Python/Postgres/React)

  • Confidence independently building new products from scratch

  • Ability to understand and articulate the customer needs your work addresses

  • Interest in working with customers directly to define solutions

  • Proven ability to manage high complexity projects

  • Motivated by a fast-paced, high impact environment

  • Proactive and comfortable operating amidst ambiguity

  • Clear communicator with a bias to collaborate

  • High alignment with our values of Freedom, Impact, and Ownership

HYBRID REMOTE ENVIRONMENT

We have a system for hybrid work called 7+1.  Read about it here.  Our remote teammates travel to Bellevue, WA for a full week once every two months.  We think it combines the best of remote and in person environments and it requires everyone not working from Bellevue to travel 6x per year.

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.

Technology

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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