Full Stack Engineer

Los Angeles /
Engineering Team /
Full-time
Swoop is a VC-backed mobility tech company headquartered in Los Angeles. Our mission is to make group transportation accessible, transparent, and affordable for everyone.

Founded by transportation gurus, design connoisseurs, and technology experts, we are committed to creating an experience that our customers love and our partners rely on. We are looking for underdogs who enjoy a fast-paced, hard-working environment of builders to join our team in Los Angeles. We have the resources and the appetite to conquer the $40b group mobility space and are in need of versatile hustlers to help us. If you are ready to get your hands dirty and make a real impact, apply to join the rocket ship.

As a managed platform, Swoop provides bus operators with technology and controls all rides to assure an outstanding experience and customer service. We help customers to navigate the highly fragmented industry by removing friction and complexity from the current user experience. Multinational clients such as PwC, Google, and Nike value our global presence and expertise in logistics for large and complex events. Learn more at swoopapp.com or reach out to info@swoopapp.com

Job Description

We’re hiring our Full Stack Engineer. This person is passionate about using their expertise and creativity to make group mobility more seamless. In this role, you’ll be in charge of engineering and lead the development of our operator, customer, and administrative products. You’ll report directly to Swoop’s CEO and work alongside a team of 15.

Technical Challenges

We’re growing quickly and we need to develop a product that scales with the company. You’ll be working on solving challenges across three broad domains:

Consumer Experience: We make it easy for any group to explore and book group transportation. This involves building a great application experience all while having a seamless backend for our operators. 

Scale: As we scale to cities throughout the U.S. this year, we want to ensure that users have instant access to real-time availability and pricing information without any humans in the process. We are building a marketplace that provides simplicity for any sized group or any vehicle operator.

Data Intelligence: Instant book and pricing are just two of many features to make it easier for customers to purchase from Swoop. You’ll work to develop predictive pricing, instant availability, and methods to increase vehicle utilization.

Responsibilities

    • Build high-performance, web-based applications with React.js, Next.js, Apollo, Material UI
    • Build secure, scalable APIs and real-time features using GraphQL, Node.js and PostgreSQL
    • Provide code reviews for fellow React and Node.js developers
    • Participate in design of database models
    • Architect and build scalable Frontend web solutions using JavaScript, Node, SPA frameworks (e.g. React), HTML, CSS, and other fundamental web technologies
    • Build application features in a fast-paced environment
    • Provide code reviews for fellow React and Node.js developers

Requirements

    • Minimum of 3+ years experience building web-based software
    • Preferred CS degree from top university
    • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Experience working with code and project management tools such as Git, NPM, Jira,
    • A passion for creating high quality software and user experience
    • B.S. in Computer Science or related program at an accredited college or university, or equivalent practical experience
    • An appreciation for the importance to strike a balance between getting code out quickly and following best practices. We move fast, but we like to build good software and manage risk carefully.
    • Excellent communicator: comfortable explaining technical problems in person and in writing.
    • Strong sense of responsibility and ownership; you will have come from an environment in which people are responsible for their own code.
    • Deeply understand what drives the business for which you are building software. We firmly believe that what separates a good developer from a great one is a deep understanding of the business that they are supporting.
    • Work on an elite and passionate team to create software that moves our business forward.
    • Evaluate emerging technologies to identify opportunities, trends and best practices that can be leveraged to strengthen our platform and development practices.
    • Willingness to take an active role in mentoring other developers.

    • You understand that change is the only constant in a startup, and you embrace it. You are excited about building a world class sales organization!

Personality Traits

    • Creative: Tailoring the right solution for a variety of engineering problems
    • Great Communicator: You are a clear, concise and compelling communicator. You have excellent written and oral communication 
    • Coachable: You know there's always room for improvement. You seek out constructive criticism and opportunities for growth
    • Excellent Attitude: Diligent and positive attitude, willing to go the extra mile risks while being a team player and you are resilient in the face of challenges
    • Self-starter: You're always looking for ways to do your job better and you never wait to be told what to do
Swoop Perks:
• Help solve meaningful problems, many of which have never been considered before
• Join and early start-up at the beginning of hypergrowth
• WeWork Office in the heart of Silicon Beach
• Flexible working culture
• Competitive salary
• Full benefits (medical, dental, vision)
• Smart (and fun) co-workers
• Free team lunch every weekday