Travel Management Meets AI

Software Engineer (Backend)

$140K - $200K / 0.25% - 1.50%
New York, NY, US
Job Type
3+ years
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Kush Maheshwari
Kush Maheshwari

About the role

About SkyLink

SkyLink allows travelers to book and manage travel through chat or email as if they're talking to a corporate travel agent. Through recent breakthroughs in natural-language processing and generative language, our highly trained AI models are able to take colloquial English and handle complex travel itineraries and changes. We work with enterprises and Travel Management companies to drive productivity, increase booking throughput, and streamline operations. We are revenue generating and have customers.

We are backed by Menlo Ventures, Y Combinator, Human Capital, and Fortune 50 CEOs. Our board of advisor includes former CEOs of Global Travel companies.

About You

You are a rockstar engineer who loves to build complex products and systems from the ground up. You are a team player who enjoys collaborative environments but is not afraid to voice their opinion. You have a strong architectural sense and have a demonstrated ability to turn architecture into code. You thrive in ambiguous settings and know how to balance tech debt and "doing things right". You want to be part of a small, fast-paced, and energetic team looking to impact global travel.

About the role

We’re looking for our first founding backend engineer to help us build the best-in-class AI travel management platform. An ideal candidate has 5 years of software experience building nuanced technical systems and working in shared, collaborative codebases and environments.

A great fit:

  • Is scrappy, knows how to ship, and values progress over perfection
  • Has built scalable systems
  • Has strong security, relational database, and software design skills
  • Can manage infrastructure across dev, staging, and production environments
  • Wants to set, maintain, and adhere to great software engineering standards (comments, testing, documentation, high quality review)
  • Is just as excited to code and build as they are to architect and design software
  • Wants to deeply understand technical domains and work on large-scale challenges
  • Has experience with or interest in AI and large language models
  • Wants ownership and autonomy in a role that will supercharge your growth both professionally and personally

You will:

  • Create Unified Integrations and APIs on top of complex travel systems (Global Distribution Systems, SAP Concur, etc)
  • Design and implement database models that scale across our various customers and their systems
  • Implement algorithms to determine ideal travel itineraries for corporate travelers.
  • Implement travel purchases, rebookings, and cancellations
  • Integrate our chatbot into email, slack, teams, sms, and any chat platform that may come up
  • Architect an AI-driven platform to drive travel with LLMs
  • Maintain and manage AWS infrastructure and internal CI/CD

Tech Stack

  • Backend: Python, Django, Celery, Redis, Postgres
  • Frontend: React, Typescript
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Docker


  • Healthcare
  • New laptop of your choice.
  • 401(K) Plan
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Hybrid in New York City

About the interview

Introduction zoom chat with a cofounder

This is an informal call for us to meet each other and get to know one another. The conversation will cover some light technical discussion about your past projects and your ability to code and build fairly involved systems. We would like to hear details about those projects and both your product and technical decisions (good or bad) which show ownership and autonomy. We also want to understand what you are looking for in your next role and why you are interested in early-stage startups. You will get to ask us about the role and learn about what working at SkyLink will feel like.

Two technical interviews

These technical interviews will give you an ability to show off your system design and backend programming skills. We will evaluate your ability to critically think, create complex backends, and scale real world systems. Additionally, we will discuss your familiarity or interest in AI and Large Language models.


About SkyLink

SkyLink is an AI-based Travel Management Company

Team Size:4
Location:New York
Atyab Bhatti
Atyab Bhatti
Kush Maheshwari
Kush Maheshwari