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Full Stack Software Engineer, Marketplace
Chicago, IL +1
Junior +1
Posted 4 months ago

Construction's First Parts Marketplace

In an industry where costs have doubled and margins are tight, there can be no lapse in productivity. With equipment downtime being a contractors largest cost, there is an enormous amount of productivity wasted due to the pains that come with parts procurement.

At Gearflow, we are on a mission to address construction's productivity problem, one that we have experienced first hand, by digitizing equipment parts procurement and eliminating the pains that come with it.

Empowering Industrial Entrepreneurship

We set out to empower all of the small and mid-sized businesses that make up the construction industry by building a marketplace that works for them.

  • A marketplace where vetted part suppliers can easily become an e-commerce enabled business and build their business's brand online.
  • A marketplace where equipment owners can find the parts they need from suppliers they can trust so they can get back to work.

Who Are We?

We are an eclectic, diverse group of thinkers that are all energized by this massive problem we are tackling for construction's underserved majority.

On the surface, we are all very different. And that is what makes our days so fun.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for someone who is excited about innovating in an "un-sexy" industry and wants to be involved building product at an early stage.

You're in the right place if you:

  • Enjoy building customer facing products and experiences.
  • Love working on customer problems, not features.
  • Are excited to collaborate with everyone on the team including those on the sales, marketing, and customer support side of the business.
  • Thrive in small, agile teams and have an interest in joining a fast growing startup.

We are fresh off of our $3M seed round to invest in growing our engineering team and we'd love for you to be a part of that!

What you will be doing

  • Be a key hands-on contributor to the design and development of the Gearflow platform with a focus on customer facing products and features.
  • Use all aspects of the PETAL stack to build seamless user experiences.
  • Maintain the codebase and ensure it runs consistently and effectively.
  • Help grow, develop, and shape our team and culture across all facets of our business.

The following experience is relevant to us

We’re looking for an experienced full stack developer to help build core customer facing elements to our platform.  We’re looking for someone with exposure to Elixir, as that is our chosen stack, but it is not a requirement.

  • 2+ years of full-stack development experience
  • Experience building and maintaining web applications, particularly in e-commerce or marketplace settings.

How to Apply

Does this role sound like a good fit? Email us at

  • Include the role's title in your subject line.
  • We'd love for you to tell us about something that you have built that you are most proud of or that is most relevant to what we are building at Gearflow.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get in touch?

You can email and one of us will be in touch asap!

Where do you stand on remote employment?

We are committed to a remote friendly work environment so if you prefer to work from home or while on the go, that is fine by us!

Where are you located?

We have an office in downtown Chicago for those who prefer to come into an office. We currently have employees in Boston, Chicago, and Detroit.

We have quarterly onsite meetings in our office in Chicago so you must be willing to travel at least quarterly.

Have you fundraised?

Yes. We raised an angel round of $1.6M at the end of 2019 and have just closed a $3M seed round of funding in June 2021.

What kind of suppliers are on Gearflow?

We primarily work with equipment part suppliers in the aerial, dirt, and material handling equipment categories.

Weren't you targeting equipment rental?

Yes. We were initially targeting equipment rental, equipment sales, parts, and everything in between.

However, after hundreds of calls from customers who were in need of parts to get their down piece of equipment back up and running we realized that we needed to focus everything on this parts problem. We found that across the board, there was an enormous amount of pain, productivity loss, and waste stemming from parts procurement so this is what we set out to solve.

Who are your customers?

We serve equipment owners and fleet managers across all kinds of businesses from airplane maintenance facilities to MLB ballparks to everyone in between.

However, our most common customers with the most urgent need are the small to mid sized construction and landscape contractors that make up the majority of the industry.

What is the long term vision of Gearflow?

We see ourselves as being in the productivity business and parts procurement is at the core of construction's productivity problem.

We're not here to "disrupt" the parts supply chain. Instead, we're here to build a tech layer on top of it to add much needed productivity and personalization to both sides of the marketplace.

What is your tech stack?

Our stack is Elixir/Phoenix, with a front end powered by LiveView, Tailwind and Alpine. [Read more about this combination here.] Our data sources are Postgres and Elasticsearch. Our stack was freshly re-written (early 2020) so there’s a lot of room to grow and expand.

Do you need experience in Elixir?

It depends on the role but for the most part, no you do not.
We are a construction equipment and parts marketplace of dealers, OEMs, contractors, and parts suppliers improving job sites across America.
Size:  1-10 employees
Funding Level:  Early-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  4.6 M
Year Founded:  2018
Newark Venture Partners
Liquid2 Ventures
Path Ventures
Harvard Business School Angels