Gordian Software

Building software to remove friction in air travel

Gritty Engineering Manager

$160K - $220K / 0.01% - 0.10%
Remote / Bellevue, WA, US
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

The Role

We need someone who can lead a group of talented engineers in a fast-moving, extremely focused product team, where you will be able to take charge of large and impactful projects. Sometimes the solution requires our EMs to roll up their sleeves and dive into the code. Other times, it requires critical prioritization: there are a thousand things to do every day, but you can only choose ten— prioritization will determine success.

Fixing the airline industry is a big job, and we work long hours. This is an entrepreneurial environment with lots of ambiguity and heavy lifting. But we are committed to each other and to our mission of removing friction for travelers.

The engineers you manage are talented, mission-driven, and low ego. They are looking for a leader who can coach them and help them grow, and one who embodies our values (freedom, impact, extreme ownership). If that’s you, let’s chat!

About Gordian

At Gordian, our mission is to create software that removes all friction from the traveler’s experience when planning air travel and flying. We started on an unsolved problem: empower travel sites to upsell seat selection, baggage, and other upgrades. We’ve signed huge customers like Priceline, Hopper, and Trip.com to our unique API. But we are just getting started.

Our traction speaks for itself. With ~30 people, we have annualized revenue of over $13m, backing from investors including Y Combinator, the ex-CEO of Skyscanner, and the founders of Plaid, and our rapid growth is accelerating. We move fast, have a high-impact culture, and work in a great remote + travel environment. Get to know our culture and values here.


5+ years of software engineering experience, with any modern tech stack (we use Python/Postgres/React) Proven track record of increasing the effectiveness of members of your team Ability to focus your team members on customer needs Proven ability to manage high-complexity projects Motivated by a fast-paced, high-impact environment Proactive and comfortable operating amidst ambiguity Clear communicator with a bias to collaborate High alignment with our values of Freedom, Impact, and Ownership

Remote + Travel

We have a unique system for remote work called 7+1. Read about it here. Our remote teammates travel to Bellevue, WA for a full week once every two months. We think it combines the best of remote and in-person environments and it requires everyone not working from Bellevue to travel 6x per year.

About the interview

Initial Call (25 min)

  • we'll explore your background and tell you about our mission

Technical Interview/Case Study (60 min)

  • evaluates the core skill of the role, think coding for an engineering role

Management Interview (40 min)

  • deep dive into how you handled a project, the decisions you made, and your leadership on this project

CEO Interview (45 min)

  • Stephen and another leader in the company will ask about your experience and motivations, then answer any questions you may have about the company

About Gordian Software

Gordian Software builds APIs that enable the world's leading travel organizations to increase revenue. Gordian’s customers include Priceline, Hopper, Trip.com, and many more leading global travel agencies and management companies. Gordian supports over 100 airlines including partnerships with Lufthansa Group, United Airlines, and Singapore Airlines. Gordian has grown rapidly, including 3.5x revenue growth in H1 2022 and serves more than 60 million passengers per month. Launched in 2017, Gordian is backed by Y Combinator, Accomplice, Vinyl, Kinnevik, DST Global Partners, Latitude, and Naval Ravikant.

Gordian’s growth is powered by its core values of Freedom, Impact, and Ownership. From 3 day sprints to our remote-friendly 7+1 onsites, each of our 30+ teammates are empowered to do their best work. Gordian is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

For more information, visit gordiansoftware.com

Gordian Software
Team Size:31
Location:Bellevue, WA
Stephen Grabowski
Stephen Grabowski