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Software Developer

Engineering | Cambridge, MA | Full Time

Job Description

About Freebird:

Freebird empowers travelers to instantly and seamlessly get back on their way when life throws a wrench into their travel plans. Combining technology, data science, and a fresh take on travel UX, we’re tackling the age-old problem of flight delays and cancellations. With Freebird, travelers have the ability to rebook their disrupted flight in less than 30 seconds -- at no additional cost. Our product immediately notifies customers of travel issues on their itineraries, helps them find the best alternative flight/route in real time, and gives them the ability to instantly book a new ticket -- for free -- in just 3 taps.

We launched in August 2015 and raised $3.5MM in seed funding from General Catalyst, Accomplice, and Slow Ventures in November 2015.

About the Role:

We’re looking for a software engineer to join our growing engineering team in Boston, MA. You’ll be working with our data scientists and Scala consultants to build and maintain Freebird’s enterprise software platform, APIs and devops infrastructure. Your time will be split between learning the in’s and out’s of our platform to build and maintain new features that our multi-million (sometimes billion dollar) travel clients will use every day!

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop Freebird’s enterprise software platform and API suite for B2B partner integrations

  • Design, create, and maintain a responsive and scalable infrastructure

  • Learn Scala on the job and help maintain Freebird’s devops infrastructure

Sound like you?

  • You’ve spent the last 1-2 years working as a full-stack or back-end developer and are looking for a big challenge to tackle

  • You’re fluent in Python/Ruby/Java/Haskell but have a strong interest in learning Scala

  • You have an insatiable curiosity and are always reading blogs or experimenting with the newest technologies in your spare time

  • You have a successful track record of building and shipping products in a fast-paced startup environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related work experience

About Our Culture:

We’re a small team of product, technology, and travel enthusiasts that are passionate about building a delightful customer experience. We believe that empowering customers starts with empowering employees, and share common values of trust, transparency, empathy. If you’re an ambitious, smart, natural collaborator who likes learning new technologies and is interested in working with a small, core team, we’d love to talk to you about joining Freebird.

Interested? Send us your resume and a short note letting us know why you’d be a great fit for our team.