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Backend Engineer

Engineering · Full-time · Seattle, United States

Gordian Software is a Y-Combinator company automating the airline industry through APIs.

We've grown ~85% monthly for the past 2 months (23x since 2018) and have major customers like Priceline, Ctrip and Hopper. We're way outperforming the airline industry recovery & are looking at 5-8x growth over the next year just from traffic recovery.

We've done all of this with 7 people, with the secret being our 3-day sprint approach. We're looking for talented engineers to join our high autonomy, full ownership team.

About Us

Gordian Software is a Y-Combinator-backed startup building an API for the airline industry. Our API makes it easy for travel companies to increase revenue by seamlessly connecting with hundreds of airlines and other travel vendors.

Our team is lean, entrepreneurial and moves extremely fast. We do 3-day sprint cycles and believe we all must take extreme levels of ownership to ensure we are successful together.

We are confident in our approach and have built a high level of revenue with minimal capital investment. We focus on what our customers actually want rather than following industry analysis.

About the role

Gordian Software is hiring full stack software engineers. We are open to various levels of seniority. Most of our work is backend. Our stack uses Python, Flask, React and Postgres. We’re open to candidates proficient in any programming language and believe the right candidate can pick up Python quickly.

You’ll be working with extremely capable engineers, including former founders, who understand the business context for every product and feature that we ship. We expect everyone on the team to be capable of making good choices and give wide latitude for our engineers to make decisions while executing on what customers need. This means you’ll be excited to release frequently and take total ownership of your code from writing to testing to deployment.


We base our requirements on our 3 core values: Freedom, Impact, Ownership

Freedom - You should be comfortable in fast paced and rapidly changing environments. You should be able to exercise autonomy rather than needing detailed direction.

Impact - This is a software engineering role. You should be capable of writing high quality code to solve business problems. We look for at least 1 year of professional experience in some type of business venture (i.e. a company, your own startup, or a project with live users). We value experience and aptitude over formal qualifications and education; our team ranges from self-taught hackers to computer science PhDs.

Ownership - You should be proactive and do whatever you think is necessary for the team to achieve our goal. If you want to avoid things that are “not my job”, this role is not a good fit.

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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.


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