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Founding Engineer

$100k – $150k • 1.0% – 2.0%
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**The Company**

At Swoop, we’re on a mission to revolutionize group mobility. While much of the recent development focuses on the solo traveler, Swoop believes there’s another, often overlooked, challenge to solve: Groups. Today, vehicle utilization for group vehicles is at just 4.9%. We’re tackling this head-on by centralizing the $20B group mobility industry so groups from any type of event (wineries, venues, experience destinations, corporations) can instantly book a trip from a local operator.

Over the past year, we’ve worked hard to build an exceptional team and provide thousands of rides to groups in cities all over the U.S. Through Swoop’s mobility marketplace, customers can choose from hundreds of unique nearby vehicles, while operators can earn extra money to help fuel their small businesses.

Swoop’s founders are transportation and technology experts. Founded and based in Los Angeles, we’re looking for passionate, mission-driven people to join our team.

We're backed by top SV early-stage investors and growing fast.

**Job Description**

We’re hiring our Founding Engineer. This person is passionate about using their expertise and creativity to make group mobility more seamless. In this role, you’ll be in charge of engineering and lead the development of our operator, customer, and administrative products. You’ll report directly to Swoop’s CEO and work alongside a team of 7.

**Technical Challenges**

We’re growing quickly and we need to develop a product that scales with the company. You’ll be working on solving challenges across three broad domains:

Consumer Experience: We make it easy for any group to explore and book group transportation. This involves building a great application experience all while having a seamless backend for our operators.

Scale: As we scale to cities throughout the U.S. this year, we want to ensure that users have instant access to real-time availability and pricing information without any humans in the process. We are building a marketplace that provides simplicity for any sized group or any vehicle operator.

Data Intelligence: Instant book and pricing are just two of many features to make it easier for customers to purchase from Swoop. You’ll work to develop predictive pricing, instant availability, and methods to increase vehicle utilization.

Additionally, you'll support the CEO in recruiting, interviewing and building the initial technical team.


• Lead the team to make practical and intelligent technical decisions
& Work across our stack of React and NodeJS
• Partner with product, design, and ops teams to create and build simple and scalable products
• Become a domain expert in mobility


• You have 3+ years of software development experience
• You have experience and understanding of the entire stack (front-end to database)
• You demonstrate a desire for modular, readable, performant code
• You have extensive experience with React, NodeJS


• Help solve meaningful problems, many of which have never been considered before
• Join and early start-up at the beginning of hypergrowth
- WeWork Office in the heart of Silicon Beach
• Flexible working culture
• Competitive salary + equity
• Full benefits (medical, dental, vision)
• Smart (and fun) co-workers