Swoop

sf
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Exited (Acquired)

Swoop has a vision to automate the roadside assistance industry. This means providing the car and insurance industry with a way to enter details about people who have broken down, then automatically determining the best quality and fastest response from thousands of towers and their nationwide fleet of tow trucks all running our towing app.

We were recently acquired by Agero, the market leaders in roadside assistance and are now focussed on expanding the team to reach some challenging and rewarding goals, from which everyone benefits.

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Why join us?
  • The number of roadside jobs handled per month has been increasing by 20% for the last 18 months

  • We were initially backed by Founder Collective, SV Angel, Slow Ventures some of the best names in Venture Capital

  • This is an opportunity to join a small engineering team going through high growth


Engineering at Swoop
Engineering team and processes

We have 3 engineers - Rails API backend, React Mobile/FE and Full stack.

We run a highly available, high performance system on Rails API, Postgres, Redis, React and React Native(iOS and Android).

We run extremely lean with three engineers and are looking to expand our engineering team over the next 6 months with an Architect, React Engineer and QA Engineer.

We're highly automated with Github, CircleCI, Heroku, New Relic and PagerDuty managing our Deployment, Operations and Monitoring.

Technical Challenges

When someone breaks down at the side of the road, the race is on to get that person the best help in the shortest possible time. We looks at the whole process to make sure the flow is as smooth as possible, including: UX during the first call and collection of event data; sub-second matching algorithms to include provider capabilities, performance, real-time location and estimated time of arrivals; real-time event tracking as the job progresses, syncing all people and platforms involved in the event.

We're doing this thousands of times a day with a 20% MoM growth rate and associated scaling challenges.

Developing the product needed to support the above, whilst maintaining uptime, security and maintainability is an on-going and iterative adventure!

Projects you might work on
  • Stripe Integration to allow the millions of dollars in invoices flowing through the system to go digitally.

  • An API to allow one of the largest auto-manufactures in the world to interface direct from their cars into our system.

Tech stack
PostgreSQL
Heroku
Ruby on Rails
React
React Native

Working at Swoop

We're a small team with big goals and proven record of getting things done. We're inventive, tenacious and hard working.

Beautiful Office

Moving into a beautiful office at 26 O'Farrell Street

401(k) Contribution

Matching up to 4% with a 6% contribution.

Health Insurance

Extensive Health Insurance coverage


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