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Staff Engineer, Backend – Distributed / Remote

The Position

Do you have experience in a fast-paced startup style environment? Do excel when faced with product-focused challenges and care as much about building great user experiences as you do writing high quality code?

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join to play a vital role in shaping the evolutionary vision and strategy for our current backend infrastructure. We seek an inidual with expertise in database design and optimization to champion performance, delivery, stability, and security of our platform. Your focus will be on driving continuous enhancements that impact the entire application lifecycle.

Our technical team is made up of hard-working engineers that share a common interest in building a beautiful consumer website by developing sophisticated algorithms and highly available systems to offer best in class services to our customers. You will help build the frontend and backend systems that deliver our services, scale those systems for growth, and continuously improve our engineering practice. Above all, your work will impact the way rewards points are maximized, and help people travel better!

What You’ll Do

  • You’ll take the lead on directing and implementing solutions to significantly complex, unscoped problems
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product, and design to build high-quality, scalable solutions
  • Make effective tradeoffs that consider business priorities, user experience, and a sustainable technical foundation
  • Promote and coach on sound engineering practices, which drive technical excellence (examples not limited to: automated testing, code reviews, and wanting to always leave the code better than you found it.’)
  • Facilitate design discussions with key stakeholders at various levels which empower engineers to focus on business goals
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development
  • Your work will extend to many parts of a domain, and can influence the entire organization
  • Be a technical mentor and leader for other engineers and take steps to support the growth and continued success of your teammates
  • Partner closely with other engineering leaders to define a cohesive, end to end, executable plan

Who You Are

  • An experienced software professional with a combined 8+ years of hands on knowledge
    • Building and maintaining scalable, reliable backend services using object-oriented programming languages such as Java, Ruby, Scala, GoLang, Python
    • Possess exceptional coding skills in popular JS frameworks and libraries, including React, Next.js, Node.js, Formik, Material UI, Recoil, and Stripe
  • Experience architecting, implementing and operating large-scale, highly available applications in AWS cloud environments
  • Experience building production web applications ideally using Agile, Lean and/or Continuous Delivery approaches such as TDD, continuous integration, pairing, and infrastructure automation
  • Someone who has demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • A teammate who thrives in a collaborative environment and provides feedback consistently and well, with an open mind and willingness to continuously improve
  • Ability to internalize the best ideas from across the organization, and set a vision that others are excited to get behind
  • A degree in Computer Science or related, or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience working with travel booking systems, especially airlines is preferred, but not required

The Tech Stack

  • Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot, Node.js
  • JavaScript, Tailwind, React.js, Next.js, Recoil
  • Microservices, REST APIs
  • Docker, Postgresql, Cypress
  • AWS – ECS, Kubernetes, EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, VPC, IAM
  • Figma, Storybook, Shortcut, Slack, Google Workspace
  • Github, Github Actions, Gradle, IntelliJ IDEA, AWS CI/CD
  • Auth0, Stripe, Hubspot, Looker Studio
  • MacOS


Join our growing team! Here at we believe in taking care of our team, so that our team can take care of our customers. All employees are offered the following:

  • Competitive salaries and meaningful equity
  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • A 100% distributed workforce, so you can contribute from wherever you prefer
  • An open vacation policy, with a minimum of 15 days off each year
  • Team trips and outings

Given the nature of our business, we anticipate that all team members will be traveling from time to time, including company trips and off-sites, or meeting with strategic partners. As such, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment at We’ll ask you to send us a copy of your vaccination card in advance of your first day.

We are hiring multiple candidates ranging from Software Engineer I to Staff Software Engineers. The anticipated salary range is $105k to $190k; specific compensation will be determined based on your level of experience.