Backend Engineer - Remote

San Francisco, CA /
Engineering/Product – Backend /
Peek is the leading software platform for tours, activities and rentals (e.g., hot air balloon rides, boat rentals, ziplining, cooking classes). More than 8 million activities lasting over 1.4 billion hours have been booked through the Peek platform. 

Peek’s engineering team takes pride in balancing the fast pace of a startup with the needs of a mature B2B SaaS business. We have a modern tech stack, built with Elixir, Ruby, Ember. js, and Swift. We love GraphQL and Kubernetes, and deploy on AWS and GCP. 

Peek is 100% remote, and our team of over 120 Peeksters is distributed throughout the Americas.

We believe that adventures are for everyone. Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for delightful new experiences, you will find a home at Peek.  

PS: Peek just made the 2021 Forbes America's Best Startups Employer list!

The Role

Are you passionate about distributed systems and Elixir? Want to work on interesting technical problems around booking management and payments? Peek is looking for a backend engineer to join its platform team in Seattle. The ideal candidate has 2+ years of backend development experience with Ruby and Elixir and some experience using message queues. Additional experience with service-oriented architectures, GraphQL, and/or mobile backend systems is also desired but not required. In this role, you will have the opportunity to take a lot of ownership, learn new technologies and influence the technical direction of the Peek platform.

Examples of projects built by backend engineers at Peek:
- Payment processing
- Supplier payments
- Real-time availability
- Fraud detection
- Integrations with Google, Expedia, TripAdvisor, and Groupon
- Standardized activity booking API for the travel industry

 See details about Peek’s tech stack here

We work collaboratively, move fast, and we value technical quality. If you are excited about the challenge of building an incredible product while working alongside a great engineering team, we’d love to hear from you!

Our team is 100% remote, however, we prefer candidates in the same time zones as the greater United States (UTC-10 to UTC-4). English is our business language, and fluency is required.

Your responsibilities will include:

    • Review product documentation and designs to understand feature requirements
    • Accurately estimate time to complete deliverables
    • Work with product managers and fellow engineers to prototype and implement backend components
    • Build shared services used across all Peek applications
    • Build integrations with distribution partners
    • Deliver production-quality code with adequate automated test coverage
    • Maintain and scale the Peek platform

The ideal candidate has:

    • 2+ years developing backend services for web applications
    • Have contributed code to at least one shipped software application
    • Experience with Ruby, Elixir, or Python
    • Some experience with message queues such as RabbitMQ
    • Some experience with relational and/or non-relational databases
    • Knowledge of software design patterns
    • Exposure to unit and/or integration test frameworks

Personal Attributes

    • Strong interpersonal communication skills: we work collaboratively to solve problems, and value team success over individual achievement. We love working with people who can ask hard questions, offer unusual solutions, and are willing to compromise when solving challenging problems on a deadline.
    • Comfortable working remotely: we are 100% remote, and rely on Slack, email, Signal, and Zoom to stay connected.
    • Well organized and self-motivated: we work in a fast-paced environment, our teams are growing, and our priorities shift on a quarterly basis as we move into new markets.
    • Advocate for self-care while managing a high workload: we want you to show up as your best self, and to speak up for what you need to stay healthy and engaged.
Peek Travel Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or another legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in Peek!