About the Outdoorsy team

At Outdoorsy, we believe that you don’t need a journalist (Apple Watch or Ralph Waldo Emerson) to tell you that “spending time in nature makes you happier, less stressed, healthier, and even slows down the aging of your brain.” You know what else slows down the aging of your brain? S’mores. Next to an open fire. With your dog, your kids, your partner, or your BFFs close by.

We are the leading global RV rental platform (and one of Forbes Best Startup Employers for 2022) BUT our “product” is what happens to you when you step outside. We host a growing marketplace that connects hundreds of thousands of guests to millions of days in front of fire pits, beside alpine lakes, in national parks and at family reunions or music festivals. We are proud to be doing this in partnership with thousands of passionate RV owners and entrepreneurs who we also support with leading insurtech and fintech product offerings.

We believe that ‘the outdoors is a part of human nature’ and we are on a mission to ‘restore our relationship with the outdoors and each other’. The Outdoorsy team is dedicated to activating this mission by breaking down barriers and creating more opportunities for everyone to ‘bring the outside in’. If you’re passionate about sharing the transformative benefit of time spent outdoors with others, join us!

About the Role

You will be a member of our engineering team designing, building, improving, and maintaining our core products. In this role you will work on a cross-functional team on projects with varying levels of collaboration to deliver winning software solutions for our customers.

Your work at Outdoorsy:

  • You collaborate with your engineering, design, and product team members to produce high quality, resilient, useful, and secure products
  • You may lead team rituals like grooming, planning, estimating, and team retrospectives
  • You Ensure delivery of team commitments via leadership, mentoring, and individual execution
  • Write tests for your code and perform code review for your teammates
  • Create specs, diagrams, and decision documents
  • Communicate with a vendor to troubleshoot an existing integration
  • Make architectural decisions with an eye towards scalability, reuse, security, performance, and availability


What you will bring to the table:

  • Creative problem solver with a bias towards action
  • 7+ years of experience
  • Small company or startup experience is a plus
  • Previous team leadership is a plus
  • Experience with Backend technologies: Golang is highly preferred, but open to Java or Scala or Python experience
  • Extensive experience with relational databases (e.g. Postgres or MySql)
  • Experience leveraging AWS or GCP
  • Experience with messaging/event based systems
  • Experience consuming and implementing REST APIs
  • Understanding of modern web architectures and patterns (Twelve-Factor, SOLID, ACID, etc).
  • Experience with Frontend technologies: React is preferred, but open to Next.js and Typescript
  • Experience building global consumer facing apps that are accessible.
  • Experience consuming REST API and GraphQL.

    Impact plan
    • Quickly demonstrate proficiency in the relevant technologies and tools in our products and development environment
    • Consistently deliver on personal and team commitments
    • Strengthen the team by being a good mentor, communicator, and contributor
    • Design complex systems with many components.
    • Mentors other engineers in component and system level designs. Leads architecture and design discussions
    • Proactive and forward looking. Pre-grooms work in the backlog to resolve ambiguity and flesh out poor requirements. Effectively guides others in the process of planning and estimating complex work
    • Demonstrates skills in coding techniques such as data structures, design patterns, algorithms, existing software reuse, automated testing, and integration with other software and systems relevant to our products
    • Understand and follows our processes and teaches them to others


Benefits & Perks:

  • Opportunity to help build company from early stage
  • Competitive salary
  • Equity in one of the world's fastest growing companies
  • Comprehensive health and welfare benefits
  • 401(k) Match
  • Flexible PTO
  • Annual RV rentals - we believe in balance and taking the time to nourish mind, body, and soul


    $160,000 - $180,000 DOE

    The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with potentially applicable laws. The final agreed-upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience, and geographic work location. The total annual compensation package may consist of a base salary and bonus dependent upon position.
    It is the policy of Outdoorsy Holdings, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities.