Getaway is democratizing a $3.6T asset class that has historically only been accessible to the 1%. Our mission to democratize vacation rental ownership for the next generation. With Getaway, members can:
Own: Buy a slice of premier vacation rentals in markets you believe in, for as little as $1,000
Earn: your portion of potential rental income every month, then make even more when we sell the property in 5-10 years
Enjoy: Vacation like a VIP at any Getaway property, with members-only rates and trip amenities
On Your Terms: Tap into the most powerful asset class for building wealth, without lifting a finger
We're well funded with backing from Cowboy Ventures (Dollar Shave Club, Ironclad, DocSend), XYZ (Anduril, Newfront Insurance), and Night Ventures (founded by Mr. Beast), among others such as leaders of Robinhood, Affirm, Ramp and Divvy Homes. Democratizing vacation rental investing is just the start, and we’d love to have you join us to build the future of investing.
Real estate ownership has been one of the biggest wealth creation engines over the past century. With the soaring costs of housing, that engine is becoming out of reach for most. The majority of us can’t afford a primary residence let alone have the capital or the time to invest in vacation rentals, one of the highest yielding real estate asset classes. Over the past year, the top vacation rental markets have appreciated in value at 2x the national rate (30% YoY) and in parallel, vacation and lodging demand has gone up 35%.
This is a full-time, fully-remote position as a Backend Engineer. While we're very much still a startup in the sense that you may be asked to help with a variety of problems, in this role you can expect to spend most of your time working on the code and systems that power Getaway.
You'll write code needed to power financial products for our customers.
Beyond specific product/application-related tasks, you will design new tooling and systems as needed to support our application's needs.
Real estate as a tradable asset is fundamentally a new problem -- you'll develop familiarity with our business and help us explore the solution space. Ideas come from everywhere in our company; as a backend engineer, you will have a unique perspective on what kind of products are feasible and valuable.
As an early team member, you will contribute significantly to our team culture.
Frontend: React, Next.js, Typescript, REST
Backend: Node.js, PostgreSQL, BigQuery, Google Cloud Platform
You do not need to have prior experience with any of these technologies, most of us have learned on the job. We believe great candidates are capable of learning new tools and we provide mentorship and guidance as needed.
We try to adopt tools that are a delight to use, and that help us be productive. We have a strong focus on always maintaining and improving developer productivity. We experiment frequently, but pragmatically, with new technology.
We are looking for talented engineers with some experience in a similar role. Specifically related to Backend Engineering:
You are experienced with web backends, databases, ETL pipelines and/or developer tools.
You have built, deployed, and maintained real systems in the real world.
In general, to be an engineer at Getaway:
You want to join an early-stage growing startup and make an impact.
You want to be part of an engineering team that holds each other to high standards.
You want to make things better for yourself and others.
You have a good sense of engineering fundamentals, and are passionate about building high quality software.
You take end-to-end ownership of your work and are comfortable making code changes across the stack when needed.
You can collaborate with non-engineering stakeholders to unblock yourself and make sure you're building the right thing.
You put users first and empathize with how they'll use Getaway. Your work reflects this.
You have strong written and verbal communication skills.
You want to work in an environment that recognizes excellence.
Importantly, we do not care for any specific length or tenure of experience. You do not need to have a specific title or certificate or degree. You do not need to live in a certain location. We believe talent comes from anywhere, regardless of background. If you believe you are a good fit for this job, we would like to hear from you. Pipe is an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate. Inclusion is important to us and we hope it is to you, too.
Real estate ownership has been one of the biggest wealth creation engines over the past century. With the soaring costs of housing, that engine is becoming out of reach for most. The majority of us can’t afford a primary residence let alone have the capital or the time to invest in vacation rentals, one of the highest yielding real estate asset classes.
In 2021, the top vacation rental markets have appreciated in value at 2x the national rate (30% YoY) and in parallel, vacation and lodging demand has gone up 35%. Getaway is democratizing a $3.6T asset class that has historically only been accessible to the 1%. Our mission to democratize vacation rental ownership for the next generation. With Getaway, members can:
💰 Invest in luxury vacation rentals for as accessible prices
📈 Earn from cash flow, price appreciation, and tax benefits
🌴 Vacation in SuCasa homes around the world at discounted rates
Getaway was founded by Silicon Valley product leader Amr Shafik (product and data leader at Bungalow, Thumbtack) and growth and real estate leader Ali Nichols (Bungalow, Uber). We’re a proudly remote team with people located worldwide from Miami to Toronto to Buenos Aires 🌎
World-class investors including Cowboy Ventures, XYZ Ventures and Night Ventures alongside world-class operators from iconic companies such as Robinhood, Plaid, Ramp, Divvy Homes, Uber, and Masterclass.