Senior Backend and/or iOS Engineer for Travel Startup

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Senior Backend and/or iOS Engineer for Travel Startup


Join us on our adventure!

We're a young startup on a mission to radically change the way travelers plan, track, and remember their adventures. Our fast growing Travel Tracking app is used by travellers all around the world to track their trips and share their adventures with their loved ones. We're now embarking on our next journey: making your trip planning a breeze. To get a feel of what we're building, you can download the Polarsteps app here (we've been featured in the WWDC 2017 Keynote and multiple times in the App Store).

We’re a fully funded, enthusiastic and multi-faceted team of 6 with a passion for travel, design and code, and you'll be working closely with us building a super awesome travel app that people genuinely love.

The challenge lying ahead of us is huge, but if we push the right buttons we'll forever transform the way people travel. Do you have what it takes?

Our ideal candidate

You’re a seasoned, professional and pragmatic developer with a feel for UI/UX. You love to travel and believe in metrics and stats as a means to understand our users' behaviour as much as you care about their explicit feedback. In addition to this, if you have iOS experience and successfully released one or more apps in the App Store, or if you have experience with large-scale backend platforms, then you’re the rainbow unicorn we’ve been looking for.

Benefits, perks, the cool stuff...

Does this description apply to you? Then check out these additional perks (specially the last one 😉), and click that Apply button already!

- Stock options!
Competitive salary
Work/life balance
Relocation assistance
The possibility to be part of a fun, international team
Awesome office in the center of Amsterdam, one of the most cosmopolitan and beautiful cities in the world
30 vacation days (25 ‘regular’ days + 5 Teleporter™ days, see below)

We believe that regardless of stock options and salary, what will really make you richer are your travel experiences. That is why once per year you’ll have the chance to use our Teleporter™: with the push of a button, the Teleporter™ will go through all of the locations logged by our users and select a random one that is at least 1.000km away from Amsterdam. This is where your next adventure will take place! The flight is on us (plus the 5 Teleporter™ days, naturally). Try it out here

P.S. As for our tech stack, we’re constantly aiming for the best possible setup based on our needs as we scale (we take over&under engineering mishaps very seriously!) - we’re hosted in Heroku, use Amazon S3 for media storage, python (Flask) in the backend/API, AngularJS in the frontend, and we have fully native apps in iOS and Android. We have single-command build&deploy tasks for production and staging, and we do automated testing with protractor on the web, XCTest on iOS and UI Automator on Android.