Volantio

Fixing the travel industry one price at a time

HEADQUARTER Atlanta, GA

COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $1M - $2M

TAGS Data Science, Online Travel, E-Commerce, Marketing Automation, Analytics, Mobile Commerce, Mobile, Ad Targeting, Big Data Analytics, YC Winter 2009

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

The travel industry is both massive and hilariously unoptimized. Airlines particularly have a huge opportunity for innovation but are extremely limited by their current technical capabilities and vendors.

If you've ever gotten an email or ad from an airline that says "Flights from $299" but then been unable to find that price? - We fix this (and more).

Technical challenges

1) Scale: Airline sites are pretty big (can easily get >10M searches/day) - add a few of them together and things start to get interesting

2) Integration: Airlines/travel industry use a wild mix of APIs for inventory/pricing - being able to query these intelligently and consistently is part of our magic

3) Working around extremely limiting legacy tech (what tricks can be done to skip the server-side and work out how to integrate entirely on the client)

4) Multi-dimensional optimization problems (availability vs pricing vs cost vs query-cost)

Why join us?

We’re a close-knit team and have a variety of challenging work on our plates. Our engineering roles are not just your typical coding-at-a-desk-in-perpetuity type positions. One day you might be knee-deep in stack traces, the next you could be flying to Bangkok to meet an airline.

More about us:

1) We've got some of the biggest airlines in the world as our customers and are growing fast
2) It's a largely "fresh" software stack - we're developing products as we go, so there's a great opportunity to create something from the ground up
3) Make a material difference in the largest ecommerce sector on the planet
4) We're a small team who all love travel

Our tech stack

  • Apache Spark
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • CoffeeScript
  • Amazon AWS
  • Python
  • Django
  • Javascript
  • backbone.js
  • Data Science