Software Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

PlacePass is the world’s largest marketplace for tours, attractions, and activities. We’re on a mission to transform the way people spend their time in-destination. We believe that every traveler deserves a great experience, whether they’re headed to Boston or Bangkok. The tour & activity space is the most dynamic and fast-changing part of the travel industry, and as a Series A startup backed by an amazing group of investors, we’re well-positioned to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

As a Software Engineer, you’ll help build, ship, and iterate amazing travel products. You’ll play an active role in designing and developing new features and improvements, and you’ll directly shape the next generation of our user interface. You’ll be part of a passionate, dynamic team committed to collaboration and mentorship. You’ll have plenty of challenges, room to apply your ideas, and significant growth opportunities.

Our API platform is a micro-service architecture built in Java/Spring behind a suite of web apps in Rails leveraging modern javascript frameworks like React. Our infrastructure is hosted in AWS natively and through Heroku’s PaaS offering for our UI, while leveraging Jenkins for our CI/CD pipeline.

Your objectives:

  • Become a fullstack engineer
  • Build consumer experiences that increase conversion and engagement
  • Implement responsive layouts for various platforms and browsers
  • Improve the quality, performance, and stability of our codebase
  • Optimize platform for performance and maintenance
  • Focus on testability and automated processes
  • Execute and deliver on business and technical objectives
  • Maintain and improve agile processes collaboratively with the teams, and enable new development techniques or processes to reduce complexity, promote quality, and increase velocity

We want engineers:

  • have a passion for building
  • love solving problems
  • aren't afraid to wear many hats
  • aren't afraid to ask questions
  • are prepared to drink from a firehose, and still be thirsty
  • want to be challenged
  • love to share their knowledge with others, not lord it over them
  • can respect the eternal battle between business objectives and technical perfection
  • look at us as an opportunity, and not a job


  • 2+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 2+ years experience with javascript and frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue
  • 1+ years experience in Java or .Net
  • Experience writing unit tests
  • Experience in writing and/or consuming Resftul APIs
  • Ability to deliver high-quality results under aggressive timelines
  • Computer Science degree

PlacePass Perks

  • Opportunity to work with an incredible team in a fast-growth environment
  • Competitive salaries
  • Health insurance
  • Tours and activities credit
  • Catered weekly lunches
  • Friday happy hours
  • Unlimited vacation policy
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    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


The heart of Downtown Crossing! Just down the road from South Station. Great location for lunch, happy hour, and public transport!
77 Summer Street, Suite 10, Boston, MA 02110

What are PlacePass Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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