Software Engineer, Backend
Duffel
London
9h ago

We are making travel effortless. Join us.Whether it’s to visit the people closest to us, starting an exciting adventure, or a career-defining business trip, travel is an essential part of our lives.

Yet we've all experienced the aches and pains of getting to our destination. Today, more than 4 billion airline passengers rely on technology that hasn't kept up with the expectations of the modern connected traveller.

That’s why we’ve started to rebuild the infrastructure that underpins the travel industry. We’re on a mission to unravel travel simplifying systems and building the tools that will make the future of travel effortless.

We were part of Y Combinator S18's cohort and we are backed by Benchmark, Blossom, Index Ventures and Kima Ventures. A fantastic set of investors that has helped build some of the world's largest companies.

Our team in London is growing and we’re looking for talented people to join us on our journey.Engineering at DuffelWe're a small team building tools to simplify travel distribution, search and booking.

What does this actually mean? It's one common and seamless API. This brings huge technical challenges as we need to design and build a beautiful API before integrating to hundreds of airlines.

Along with that we need to navigate through the differing needs and systems of each airline whilst building a fantastic developer experience to go with it.

The tools used on the team include Elixir, Phoenix, Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform.

What we're looking for in you

  • A passion for designing and building fantastic API's, delivering great developer experiences to go with it.
  • An interest in working with Elixir, this is what we mostly work with. Previous experience isn't necessary and learning on the job is absolutely fine.
  • What's more important is your general engineering ability rather than your knowledge of a particular language or framework.

  • A high bar in code quality and API design.
  • Opinions on what good engineering standards and processes look like as we define ours at Duffel.
  • Big picture thinking - you can make trade offs on technical work streams against business impact.
  • Fantastic communication skills. You're able to articulate what you're working on and why to the team in a clear and structured way.
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment. You believe in your own methods but keep an open mind, taking suggestions and feedback onboard as well.
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