Wheel the World

Software Engineer (Junior) in Wheel the World


Santiago (temporarily remote) — Full time

Programming | Junior

Relocation offered

Equity offered

Apply now Requires applying in English
Wheel the World is a social startup with the purpose of making the world accessible. By building a cutting-edge model of accessibility data, which extracts, organizes, and displays on www.gowheeltheworld.com, we allow people with disabilities to find and book accessible travel experiences including hotels, tours, and activities with the accessibility information they need in the most amazing destinations in the world.
We are an international team, passionate about accessibility, and we love what we do. We believe in humility, friendship, and collaboration, and we are in constant pursuit of creativity and innovation. Our commitment is to provide detailed and accurate accessibility data of travel products and services, so we can allow millions of travelers with disabilities to explore the world.

Job functions

Your mission
Your mission will be undertaking the general development of a renewed gowheeltheworld.com experience, working closely with the Head of Engineering and a growing team in Engineering as well as implementing best practices in software architecture and data modeling. At WTW we want to delight people when using products under the gowheeltheworld.com domain, and you will be the one making this happen.
  • Deliver quality code for each product you work on
  • Setup unit testing where applicable and quality assurance over your deliverables
  • Work closely with the product team to fulfill business goals
  • Take full advantage and best practices from external contributors
  • Main Wheel the World website and blog development
  • WTW’s Accessibility Mapping System development
  • WTW’s Partner Collaboration System development

Qualifications and requirements

Candidate Profile
You will be expected to propose ideas, as well as to be open to other’s perspectives, and whichever the situation, to deploy new products and features rapidly.
All Wheel the World employees are expected to speak English fluently.
Personality and Motivation
● You believe in our mission
● You are result-driven and resourceful
● You are autonomous and need minimum guidance, and yet you are able to follow instructions and open-minded when being mentored
Required Technical skills
  • 2+ years hands-on experience with Typescript and serverless solutions

Desirable skills

  • Experience in Agile Methodologies
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform products is considered an asset (App Engine, Firebase, Cloud Functions, etc.)


Besides all the benefits of working at an Impact Company with an enthusiastic, international team, you'll have the chance to contribute to a meaningful project, empowering people with disabilities to explore the world without limits.
Additionally, there will be opportunities to travel with the team as we open new destinations.

Accessible An infrastructure adequate for people with special mobility needs.
Relocation offered If you are moving in from another country, Wheel the World helps you with your relocation.
Equity offered This position includes equity compensation (in the form of stock options or another mechanism).
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Internal talks Wheel the World offers space for internal talks or presentations during working hours.
Paid sick days Sick leave is compensated (limits might apply).
Partially remote You can work from your home some days a week.
Speaker travel If you speak at a conference, Wheel the World will cover your expenses.
Company retreats Team-building activities outside the premises.
Personal coaching Wheel the World offers counseling or personal coaching to employees.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.
Vacation on birthday Your birthday counts as an extra day of vacation.
Parental leave over legal Wheel the World offers paid parental leave over the legal minimum.

Remote work policy

Temporarily remote during COVID-19

Position is remote only during COVID-19-related quarantine measures.

About Wheel the World

Wheel the World is a tech startup with the purpose of making the world accessible. Through gowheeltheworld.com, people with disabilities and their families can find and book accessible travel experiences including accommodations, tours, and activities. — Wheel the World's full profile

Software Engineer (Junior)
Wheel the World • Santiago (temporarily remote)
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