Software Engineer at PlacePass
Greater Boston Area
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Play an active role in building the next generation of PlacePass’s e-commerce platform for travelers around the world.
Who You Are:
You are someone looking for an opportunity, not a job! You are highly self-motivated, proactive, and excited to tackle new challenges every day. You have a true passion for building, and a desire to grow your full stack engineering skills. You are excited by the opportunity to wear many hats and are prepared to drink from a firehose, yet still be thirsty after! You thrive in environments where you are challenged to creatively navigate your way through unchartered territory, and you appreciate not being micromanaged, but understand how to effectively leverage the resources around you. Lastly, you are a true team player - you love to share your knowledge with others, not lord it over them!
There is much work to be done here, so we are not interested in candidates who prefer taking a back-seat and hiding in the cracks. Let’s talk if you are ready to overflow your plate, and still be hungry for seconds!
What You’ll Do:
Join our small, yet highly skilled and motivated engineering team to build a world-class e-commerce platform. In this role, you will be given meaningful ownership over a variety of projects that span the tech stack and will have a direct impact on company outcomes. On a given day, you can be working on projects ranging from handling big data to improving site load times or implementing new features on the front-end (e.g. “favorites”, “recently viewed”, “share”) and everything in between. You’ll work in small agile pods, and we will look to you to drive innovation by delivering new product features and functionality.
Who We Are:
PlacePass is a team of 25+ diverse individuals united by a single vision: to connect people to great experiences, all over the world. Boston-based but globally-minded, we celebrate the power of travel to inform, educate, and empower people.
Over the past two years, we have built the world’s largest online marketplace for in-destination experiences (tours, activities, attractions), the third largest ($150B+) and fastest growing segment of the travel industry. We not only operate PlacePass.com, but also extend our platform to the world's largest travel companies, including Marriott and Hertz. PlacePass is backed by an amazing group of investors and is well-positioned to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the tour & activity space.
- 2+ years of software engineering experience
- Back-end technologies such as Java
- Cloud and web technologies
- Writing and/or implementing RESTful architecture
- Experience writing unit tests
- Apache Nifi
- Ruby on Rails
- Experience working with Geo Data
- Working in containerized environments
- Prior travel or startup experience
PlacePass Benefits & Perks:
- Equity ownership in a well-funded and fast-growing startup
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Unlimited vacation policy
- $500 credit for tours and activities on PlacePass.com annually
- Free Global Entry
- Free onsite gym access
- Locked bike storage
- Catered weekly lunches
- Friday happy hours (stocked with beer on tap, cold brew, and kombucha)
- Company-wide trips and outings (skiing, boating, camping, bowling… to name a few)
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