Director of Engineering

Hostfully • San Francisco, CA 94118


Job Description

Hello! We are looking for a Director of Engineering to join our team to make managing vacation rentals easier, more fun, and more profitable. We are looking for candidates who will build, manage and maintain our powerful API platform, which helps vacation rental companies automate and scale their business. This is a manager role that will be 50% focused on coding and 50% focused on managing sprints and the workflow of the engineering team. 

All experience levels welcome, as long as you have 2-3 years of experience working on a largish scaled engineering team or at a venture-backed startup

In this role, you will:

  • Shore up existing functionality in the product to increase performance and operability
  • Build expertise in the ins and outs of our API, connected APIs, and partnerships
  • Work closely with the small but mighty engineering team (currently 4 full time people)
  • Serve as liaison to customer and product teams, providing visibility and expertise to help manage priority of working on customer-centric features and releases
  • Report directly to the CTO (Stephan), who was formerly CTO and CPO at several VC-backed software platform startups in high growth mode including Intweetiv and Pitchbrite

Ideally, you are:

  • Experienced using our tech stack: REST APIs, SOAP, JSON / XML / HTML / Javascript / JQuery, Java, Linux System Administration, Backend Development, Apache Tomcat, AWS
  • Eager to learn and take on a big role where you have a lot of responsibility
  • Excited to learn: Systems, strategies, and operations
  • Data-focused; you love using data to find ways to improve
  • A self-starter and educator, wanting to try things out and immerse yourself in industry best practices
  • Collaborative and communicative. Our small team requires it!
  • Happy to learn the lessons from mistakes so that you can improve

We offer competitive compensation packages. If you're in doubt, please apply.

Job Details

Location:  539 2nd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

Employment Type:   Full-Time

Compensation:  $6,000 - $9,000  

About Hostfully

Our mission is to help vacation rental managers and their guests make the most of every stay. 

We are world travelers who believe travel should be personalized and memorable, and that it can help bring people closer together to lead more fulfilled lives. 

We're making vacation rental travel better by giving property managers the tools they need to automate their business, reach more customers, and deliver a 5-star guest experience. 

Our Property Management Platform and Guidebooks help vacation rental managers distribute their properties across Airbnb,, HomeAway and more. Managers automate manual tasks, and communicate with guests with the right message at the right time. We also have the most connected API in the industry so managers can take advantage of the best software and services to streamline their business and increase revenue. 

We have a small but mighty team and are rapidly growing, having doubled the team in 2019. The co-founders are based in San Francisco and the rest of the team is located in Southern California, Ottawa, Albuquerque, and Tokyo.

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