Backend Engineer

Posted on Aug 01, 2021

Gordian Software

Bellevue, WA  |  #engineering


LOCATION: Bellevue, WA or RemoteJOB TYPE: Full-timeEXPERIENCE: 1+ yearsCOMPANY DESCRIPTIONGordian Software builds APIs for travel websites to sell airline add-ons like seat selection and baggage.

We serve millions of customers per month through our partnerships with Priceline, Hopper, Kiwi, and other travel companies.

We’re backed by Y Combinator and growing quickly (+925% growth in the past 6 months and profitable).Our goal is to build the new operating system for the airline industry, starting with add-ons because they are the key profit center for airlines.This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change the status quo in this industry.Come join us.ROLE DESCRIPTIONBackend engineers build the platform that drives millions of dollars in monthly revenue for Gordian’s airline and travel website partners.

You’ll need to understand how to build stable, scalable systems, while handling intense growth at the same time.

You’ll be working in an extremely complex business domain and shipping features that have a tangible impact on hundreds of thousands of travellers.From day 1, you’ll be given top priority business problems and be working directly with the founding team to solve them.

We’ll expect you to build deep knowledge of our customers and product so that you create the right technical solutions.You’ll join our 3 day sprint, The Plan.

Learn more about it here and here.Some example backend projects from the last 12 months:Design and build an airline API integration framework (went from 1 to 20 API integrations in parallel)Hot replace the primary DB key in production with no downtime (ran out of integers due to growth)Create a settlement engine for millions of transactions and tens of millions of dollars of airline product bookingsDesign, build and launch an API to standardize searching and purchasing any airline productOUR VALUESFreedom: High autonomy, high responsibilityImpact: Do the most important thing, all the timeOwnership: No pointing fingers, find a way to winROLE REQUIREMENTS2-8 years of software engineering experienceAbility to clearly articulate business value of your workAbility to grasp complex business domainsComfortable in a fast paced environmentHighly motivated by the impact of your workCreate solutions based on the situation, not dogmaProactive and comfortable with ambiguityProficiency in any modern tech stack and ability to ramp up on Heroku/Python/Postgres stack quicklyGordian 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.

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