Warning: if you're outside of the Americas timezones, unfortunately, we're only hiring for engineers with at least timezone overlap!
Wanderlog helps make leisure travel easier. We believe that travel makes the world better, and are building tools that lower the bar to it. Our first product is a Google Docs for planning travel and sharing recommendations. We're now the top-ranked app on the Android Play Store for terms like "itinerary" and "trip planner", and on Google for terms like "travel planner" and "itinerary planner". Even during COVID, we've seen our userbase grow.
Our founders are twin brothers. Peter worked as an engineer at Stripe and a consultant at McKinsey, and Harry as a product manager at Google. We’re an engineering and product-driven team: the founders studied computer science at Yale, and have built successful, bootstrapped travel companies (BookWithMatrix and All the Flight Deals) with products people love before starting Wanderlog.
We're now a team of 5... including Namphuong, a former Doordash designer, Catherine, an engineer previously at Workday, and Gabe, a current full-year Yale student intern.
We also love traveling. Whether it’s a short hop to Austin, Seattle, or New Orleans; or a longer jaunt to Australia, Hawaii, or Banff National Park (all places the team’s traveled to in the past year!), travel broadens our horizons, builds empathy, and challenges us to grow. We’re working to bring these experiences to more of the world.
What you’ll do:
We’re looking to hire a full-stack engineer intern to help us build out the future of travel planning. As an engineer, you will:
This position is a full-time role reporting to the cofounders at Wanderlog headquarters in San Francisco. It can be remote, though we’d want to work together in person for a few weeks when we start.
What you might work on:
You may be a good fit if you:
What’s it like to work here?
We’re an engineering and product-heavy team. Travel’s something everyone does, and we love using the tools we build. A typical week’s work involves talking to users, prioritizing tasks in Sheets, designing on Figma, and building and shipping them continuously.
We believe in work-life balance. We stop working and eat together for lunch. We work reasonable hours, and make time for working out, and enjoying life with friends and family. We love travel and believe it rejuvenates us and makes us better people, and have quarterly travel offsites where the goal is to just enjoy visiting a new place and use the tools we’ve built.
Our hiring process
We’ll chat with you about your past work in a short interview mostly based off your resume, and then work on a standard coding exercise on a laptop. We'll then do another coding interview; if that goes well, it's followed by a full-day onsite of the same process.
Peter Xu and Harry Yu are twin brothers. Peter shuttled between Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong as a consultant at McKinsey before settling down at Stripe as a full-stack engineer, where he worked closely with support teams to build tools that made support agents’ work more productive.
Harry worked at Google as a product manager for the past 5 years on Hotel Search, Chrome, and finally Google Assistant for the past three, where he was one of the early PMs on the team.
Before building Wanderlog, they had built Coursetable (featured in the New York Times) and travel sites All the Flight Deals (a flight deals aggregator) and BookWithMatrix (a power-traveler flight search tool), which together make over $600,000 in monthly flight bookings