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Sr. Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023



Our mission is to empower 100,000+ travel-lovers, solo entrepreneurs, flexibility-seekers, freelancers & creators to be travel entrepreneurs: designing experiential trips, creating & leading trips, & selling hotels, houses & experiences.

We see an opportunity to rebuild the travel agency with fresh eyes: cool, community-driven, gig-economy enabled, Airbnb design, modern tools.

We're a team of entrepreneurs and technologists building something new—with travel advisors, creators and enthusiasts at the center.

Founded by three serial entrepreneurs—Henley Vazquez, Jake Peters & Evan Frank—our ambition is to build the next generational brand in travel together with a great team. We are fortunate to be backed by an incredible group of investors and now looking for more people to join our early team.

Read more about our mission here.


We’re looking for a seasoned Backend Engineer to join us as we continue to build Fora’s products and infrastructure. Our ideal candidate is someone who understands our mission & brand, is excited about what we’re creating, and is passionate about building high quality software! The work for this role will touch all aspects of our advisor portal, external-facing website, content and supplier systems, internal admin tools, and external integrations.

This person will report directly to our VP of Engineering.


  • Partner with Product Managers and Designers to define and prioritize the roadmap
  • Alongside your fellow engineers, build the travel advisors application that is responsible for new advisors on boarding, searching and booking travel, and manages the advisor’s itineraries and interactions with their clients
  • Focus on performance, architecture, clean design and clean code principles of development
  • Collaborate with other engineers in order to define end to end engineering solutions
  • Own epics and be responsible for the entire solution - design, implementation and delivery


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
  • 5+ years experience in backend web development
  • 3+ years experience with Python, using Django / Flask / Alternative
  • High API and distributed systems design skills
  • Experience with relational database ORMs
  • AWS experience, a plus
  • Kubernetes experience, a plus
  • Ability to be a team player, with strong communication and collaboration skills
  • An entrepreneurial mindset


  • The annual salary range for the engineering roles at Fora in NYC is $150,000-185,000. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer equity, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and a 401 (k) plan.
  • Flexible PTO
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Ability to book travel for yourself, friends and family and earn the commission like an advisor
  • Hybrid work environment, with two fully remote weeks encouraged
  • Regular travel-related team events



You must have authorization to work in the United States. Fora is unable to assist applicants with obtaining work authorization.


Fora is committed to an equitable hiring process and an inclusive work environment. BIPOC and traditionally underrepresented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We will not discriminate and will take action to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law.