Stride climate

CTO/Director of Engineering

About Stride Travel

Stride is an investor-backed startup that is changing the way travelers find and book their perfect trip.

Located in the heart of SoMa, we are the first meta search marketplace for all organized travel, including multi-day guided group tours, adventure travel packages, and river cruises. Think of Stride as the TripAdvisor of organized travel.

Stride’s leadership and advisory board consists of travel industry and e-commerce veterans, with experience at top companies like Kayak, Hipmunk, JetBlue, Viator, and Intrepid Travel.  


As our first local CTO/Director of Engineering, you'll work directly with the CEO, head of product and others to implement consistent and flexible interfaces in PHP, HTML and CSS, and use JavaScript to bring them to life with responsive, data-driven interactivity. You'll be part of a small team with big ambitions: delivering a delightful and engaging product that makes it possible to seamlessly find a traveler's perfect adventurous vacation and explore every corner of the world. Ultimately, you will manage and motivate your team of front and back-end engineers.     

What you'll do:

    - Develop easy and reliable user experiences

    - Build new and engaging features

    - Collaborate with off-shore developers maintaining and building api connection

    - Collaborate on design, tasking, and scheduling

Skills and Qualifications

    - 5 years minimum building websites from ground up

    -  Knowledge & experience of the full software stack (LAMP stack) and integrating them for

       great user experience

    - Some experience writing PHP

    - Good working knowledge of building sites with SEO best practices in mind

    - HTML/CSS production experience on data-driven websites

    - Experience managing high-performing teams

    - Passion for learning, creative problem solving and rapid iteration

Preferred Skills and Experience

    - Meta search or marketplace experience

    - BS in Computer Science or related

    - Magento platform experience

    - Startup working experience

    - Advanced search experience

    - API connectivity experience

    - Passion for travel


Why Work With Stride? 

We are a small but growing team in the dynamic and exciting travel tech industry. Working alongside the Co-founders, you will influence key decisions during a very pivotal time for our company and have an impact from day one. You will help grow our business while knowing that you are improving the travel planning experience for all of our customers.

We Also Offer:

   - Market compensation package with generous stock options

   - Flexible work schedules

   - An open, collaborative and conveniently located office at an awesome co-working space in
     the heart of SoMa, San Francisco

   - The chance to be an early employee at a growing startup & work directly with
     the Co-founders

To apply, please drop us an email with:

   - a brief description of why you want to join Stride. Please also tell us what your favorite

     travel experience has been and why.

   - your resume



Tours & Operators on Stride Awarded and Featured by:

  • National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure
  • Outside, The New York Times
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