Join the Guidesty Team: Backend Engineering Opportunity

We're a compact team making significant waves in the travel industry.

If you haven’t yet checked out our AI-driven travel planner on our website, we encourage you to explore how we're dedicated to providing a seamless, superior user experience for every traveler. This commitment has earned us high praise and recognition in the travel domain.

At Guidesty, we're driven by innovation, striving to evolve our platform into the ultimate travel planning tool. Our work has not only attracted attention but has also set new standards in digital travel planning.

With a proud past and an even more promising future, your impact here starts on day one, directly influencing the travel experiences of users worldwide.

Your Role at Guidesty

Here’s what you can expect from your day-to-day journey with us:

  • Collaborate with product teams, project managers, designers, and fellow engineers to refine and expand Guidesty's features and functionalities.
  • Take on significant technical projects that focus on scalability, stability enhancement, reducing technical debt, and overall platform improvement.
  • Develop and maintain our main API and related services, ensuring robust support for our web-based applications globally.
  • Enhance our development process through effective code reviews, optimized meetings, and proficient asynchronous communication.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to prioritize tasks, align with quarterly and annual goals, and elevate the developer experience under the guidance of our Tech Lead.

What You Bring to the Team

Skills and experience you’ll need:

  • At least 7+ years in developing complex backend systems for web platforms, with strong expertise in Python and familiarity with additional languages such as Ruby or Go.
  • Deep knowledge in relational databases (we use PostgreSQL), messaging queues (e.g., Celery, RabbitMQ), and asynchronous programming.
  • A thorough understanding of the web stack.
  • A pragmatic problem-solving approach, adept at quick fixes and long-term solutions.
  • A team player mindset, valuing collaboration over competition.
  • Fluent in English, both in written and spoken communication.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with FastAPI.
  • Experience managing AWS stacks.

Perks of Working at Guidesty

  • Annual surprise trip to expand your horizons.
  • A high-quality MacBook to work your magic.
  • Flexible hybrid working—split your time as you see fit between home and our centrally located office in Amsterdam.
  • Extensive home office setup.
  • 30 vacation days to enjoy however you like.
  • Two paid Cultural Days for significant personal events.
  • The flexibility to work remotely from another country for up to eight weeks each year.
  • A personal development budget to support your continuous learning.
  • A comprehensive pension plan to support your future.
  • Regular company celebrations and team outings.
  • Free Guidesty travel guides to capture your adventures.

Embark on your next career adventure with Guidesty, where we're redefining the way the world travels, one journey at a time!