Senior Software Engineer, Mobile

Published on May 07, 2024

At Going, stuffy corporate jargon and the 9-5 rules aren’t for us. We’re not just a company that searches for flight deals, we’re travelers too, & we love sharing with our members and finding ways to connect because we’re always inviting the unexpected no matter when or where you work. We have big plans and our team is ready to grow!

About the Role
At Going, we're passionate about helping people travel and experience the world. As our member base grows, we're thrilled to expand our team with a Senior Software Engineer, Mobile to help us build, launch, and iterate on our recently released mobile app.
With your experience in mobile development, you'll play a crucial role in creating new ways for our travelers to experience Going. You'll collaborate closely with our product and design teams to build innovative features, squash bugs, and craft future functionality. Additionally, you'll work with our other engineering teams to implement cross-functional features and ensure a seamless user experience across all platforms.
This is a highly impactful role where you'll transform how our members interact with Going and, ultimately, how they travel and explore our world.
We will be closing applications on Monday, May 13th to ensure we can review and respond to all candidates that have applied.

In the short term, you will
  • Become familiar with our code base, code style, tech stack, development and deployment process, and our project management process
  • Partner with Design and Product to build a roadmap for our app
  • Help us determine our native app strategy.
  • Work with other product teams to establish APIs that support our mobile applications

In the long term, you will
  • Be an expert with our tooling: Sentry, PostHog, Braze, Instabug, and more. You will also identify and introduce new tooling to support our mobile ecosystem
  • Bring creative solutions to projects to support the continual improvement of Going
  • Take ownership of end-to-end feature and product development, and help scale our mobile application
  • Serve as an advocate for engineering best practices and help the team explore and implement new technology

What you know
  • Hands-on expertise with TypeScript and React Native, as well as native iOS/Android development—bonus points for experience with Expo
  • You have solid foundations in software design and implementing a feature end to end
  • Experience writing automated unit tests, with bonus points for integrated and functional testing experience
  • You care about performance, usability, and accessibility across all devices
  • Experience mentoring other engineers on a team or are looked to as an expert in components of your work
  • Empathy and passion for building production-ready features
  • Clear and earnest written and verbal communication skills
  • High standards for yourself and the code you write
  • Flexibility, open-mindedness, and willingness to learn
  • You’re legally authorized to work in the United States and are able to work US-hours.

Technologies we use
  • TypeScript is our language of choice, with React Native + Expo being our mobile frameworks
  • We’re looking into Swift and Kotlin development, and moving the app to a native framework.
  • Expo Application Services are used for deployments and infrastructure
  • Ruby on Rails is our primary server framework
  • React is our primary frontend development framework
  • Postgres and Redis are our primary storage engines
  • GitHub is our choice for source code management and continuous integration
  • Notion is for documentation and collaboration
  • Jira is our project management tool
  • Figma is our design tool

Who you’ll work with
  • You will report to Justin Kuo
  • You will work closely with the engineering team, as well as product and design.

Why you might love working here
  • The salary for this role starts at $148,732 + equity.
  • 100% remote work environment
  • Bi-annual team retreats, with past destinations including Vancouver, Punta Cana, and Mexico City. We're heading to Washington DC this fall!
  • Open vacation policy, with a 15-day minimum
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a 5% match
  • $700/quarter remote work and wellness stipend
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid family leave
  • Meetup stipend when you cross paths with a co-worker
  • Continuing education & development reimbursement
  • Challenging problems to solve and an awesome team to collaborate with every single day

We want you to bring your authentic self to work every single day. We accept you for who you are and consider everyone on an equal opportunity basis without regard to ancestry; age; appearance; color; gender identity and/or expression; genetics; family or parental status; marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status; mental, physical, or sensory disability; national, social or ethnic origin; past or present military service; sexual orientation; socioeconomic status; race; religion or belief. Going is an E-Verify employer.
‍If you require a reasonable accommodation or assistance for any part of the interview and employment process, please contact us at and let us know the nature of your request.

How to Apply

We will be closing applications on 13 May 2024 to ensure we can review and respond to all candidates that have applied.