Lead SaaS Software Engineer

Austin, TX
Full Time

About CharterUP

We help promote environmentally friendly group transportation by connecting passengers and bus operators and creating an awesome online charter bus booking experience. We are taking on a large ($15B annually in the US and Canada) and antiquated industry, where bookings still mostly take place offline, with the goal of becoming the leading online charter bus platform in the world.

We are experiencing a period of hyper-growth as the charter bus industry has fully recovered from the impact of the pandemic. We are headquartered in Atlanta, GA, but operate a fully remote work environment.

About The Role

We are looking for a technically gifted and entrepreneurial coder to work closely with the Head of our SaaS division to build world-class products and teams. You'll be fully in charge of executing on our SaaS roadmap and will play a major role in accelerating our timeline with significant individual contributions and by further building and leading a world-class engineering team.

You will be working with our top-notch team of developers, taking the lead on creating elegant solutions to solve some of the biggest pain points in our complex industry. Think multi-day, multi-destination trips involving several buses at a time, and imagine the possibilities! We're converting difficult everyday tasks into seamless, automated features.

Our team employs Agile methodologies and is quick to adapt, using a wide range of languages and tools. Our latest products are finely crafted weblications that allow passengers to discover and book buses while empowering operators to manage their business smarter and reach more customers.

We believe in having fun while collaborating with highly-skilled, like minded people, to create exceptional user experiences powered by clean, sustainable code. Our industry provides plenty of challenges, and your contributions will be recognized and appreciated, while your skills sharpened.

Our stack includes Java Spring Boot, nodeJS, VueJS, MariaDB, and MongoDB.


  • $175,000 to $275,000 depending on experience
  • Material equity grant

What You'll Need

  • You are a coder that loves to be hands-on, leading the charge on complex projects
  • You have a deep understanding of software architecture, data modeling, and object-oriented programming concepts
  • You've earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar STEM degree from a top-ranked institution
  • You have 5+ years of experience as a full-stack developer
  • You are experienced in Java Spring Boot and Hibernate on the backend, and Vue, React, or Angular on the frontend
  • You have the ability to quickly develop expertise in any part of our tech stack where you have limited experience

What You’ll Do

  • Efficiently roll out technical features from concept to product
  • Build REST APIs
  • Collaborate with a team to develop our next generation travel platform
  • Develop tooling and processes to benefit and grow our team
  • Mentor junior engineers


  • Post pandemic, CharterUP will open optional, satellite hybrid offices in Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco, Austin, or Miami, where employees come in 2 or 3 times a week in during spring and fall (everyone is fully-remote during winter and summer)
  • Employees always have the option to live any city they choose

Application Process

  • Online application
  • Initial intro interview 
  • Team interviews
  • Technical evaluation 

CharterUP Principles

At CharterUP, we don’t compromise on quality. We hire smart, high-energy, trustworthy people and keep them as motivated and happy as possible. We do that by adhering to our principles, which are:

  1. Customer First
    • We always think about how our decisions will impact our clients; earning and keeping customer trust is our top priority
    • We are not afraid of short-term pain for long-term customer benefit
  2. Create an Environment for Exceptional People
    • We foster intellectual curiosity
    • We identify top performers, mentor them, and empower them to achieve
    • Every hire and promotion will have a higher standard
  3. Everyone is an Entrepreneur / Owner
    • No team member is defined by their function or job title; no job is beneath anyone
    • We do more with less; we are scrappy and inventive
    • We think long-term
  4. Relentlessly High Standards
    • We reject the status quo; we constantly innovate and question established routines 
    • We are not afraid to be wrong; the best idea wins
    • We don’t compromise on quality
  5. Clarity & Speed
    • When in doubt, we act; we can always change course
    • We focus on the key drivers that will deliver the most results
  6. Mandate to Dissent & Commit
    • We are confident in expressing our opinions; it is our obligation to express our disagreement
    • Once we agree, we enthusiastically move together as a team

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