A little bit about Sonder

Passionate about innovation, hospitality, and hard work?

To build the first alternative lodging brand for the next generation of travelers, we need to assemble an outstanding global team. In just three years, we've grown from a pair of friends managing a few apartments in Montreal to a quickly expanding company that manages hundreds of locations worldwide. And we're only getting started.

When you travel with Sonder, you get an authentic local experience plus the comforts of hotel hospitality. Sonders are located in one-of-a-kind, explorable neighborhoods, and each home is equipped with a Neighborhood Guide full of local wisdom about the best places to eat, drink, shop, and relax in the area. Though Sonders come in all shapes and sizes, inside each one you’ll find the same consistent standard of quality: crisp linens, professional cleaning, high-speed Wi-Fi, and 24/7 concierge service. It’s travel made tranquil.

We Believe

We believe that travel has the potential to be a truly transformative, life-changing experience.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire these unforgettable moments of discovery and joy.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build the future of hospitality.

We are hospitality.

We are overachieving.

We are together.

We are resourceful.

We are passionate

We are scientific.

We are entrepreneurs.

We are kaizen.

Working at Sonder

As a Software Engineer at Sonder, you will face an incredible breadth of problems, such as:

  • Building internal tools to help our Operations teams on the ground
  • Crafting immersive booking experiences on our public facing website
  • Supporting our Data Science team in designing a data infrastructure to aid in developing mathematical models for forecasting revenue

You'll have the opportunity, from day one, to dive deep on a variety of projects that you find interesting. We need engineers who aren’t afraid to attack deep technical challenges as well as have a meaningful role in product development.

Our backend infrastructure is primarily built in Rails with some projects written in Javascript and Python. but we're really just looking for the brightest engineers to contribute to our high-performance culture.

Great software is made with great tools. Here are a few of those we rely on:

We'd love to hear from you if:

  • You have experience with Rails, ES6, or React.js/Redux
  • You love solving difficult product problems
  • You're empathetic to the needs of others
  • You have a history of being a fast-learner
  • You take pride in your work
  • You are prepared to assert your opinion, but not let your ego interfere with the goals of the team

Our Growth

At Sonder, we have a strong track record of growth.

  • Grew from 10 to over 700 locations in 3 years
  • We have always made money; were generating revenue before we had an engineering team
  • Over 10 markets across North America and Europe
  • Ask us about are stellar investors :)

Our Beautiful Office

Sonder's San Francisco headquarters is located in Hayes Valley. We've proud of our beautiful space designed by our own Interior Design team. It's a fantastic place to work.


Building the future of hospitality.


We have cozy nooks on our mezzanine.


We have a cafe area in the office where we enjoy our catered lunch.


Escape your desk if you need a change of scenery.


Our waiting area, where we'll greet you.


Enjoy an afternoon ping-pong session.

Ready to find out more?

If you’re up for the challenge, drop us a note. We’ll get back to you quickly.