Fixing the travel industry one price at a time


COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5




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

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).

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

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)

Our tech stack

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