Software Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

A big part of building successful companies is reaching the right audience. At Cogo Labs we build reliable, scalable, and customizable tool chains that allow our businesses to find and attract users who will become loyal customers. We are looking for a Software Engineer on our Platform Team to contribute on key initiatives and systems that support our incubating teams and companies in their high growth efforts. You'll work with engineers and analysts to understand requirements and deliver high quality solutions on time to your customer base. Ownership and accountability are core to how we build successful teams and as a Software Engineer on the Platform team you will enjoy a high degree of autonomy as we continue building some of Boston's fastest growing startups.

How we work:

Our core systems are written in Go, containerized using Docker, and managed using Kubernetes; we are obsessive about using Git to track not only our code, but also manage projects, prioritize user requests, and keep our work transparent across the company, all the way down to planning speakers for our various monthly meetings. We run our own state of the art compute and storage systems, managed by our Sysops team, and meshed with cloud services for maximum efficiency and flexibility. We favor Kafka for queuing solutions, high availability MySQL and ElasticSearch clusters for database needs, and Airflow for job and data pipeline orchestration. On the cloud side we make extensive use of DynamoDB, Redshift, S3, Presto, and EMR services.

We are big believers in sharing knowledge & expertise internally, with code reviews as standard practice and monthly engineering-focused meetings where we share learnings and best practices. Tech conferences such as DockerCon and GopherCon help us make sure we’re leveraging the best the community has to offer, and our engineering teams love sharing and applying new developments that can accelerate growth.

On your first day you should expect to:

  • Be up and running on GitHub, TravisCI, Codecov, Sentry, and Docker
  • Start looking at others code and providing guidance
  • Learn about the business to help make better decisions

After that you should expect to:

  • Add new features to tools and services that support businesses under incubation
  • Streamline existing processes that are painful or time consuming
  • Upgrade existing systems to take advantage of new technologies
  • Support analysts who use your tools in production workflows
  • Build monitoring infrastructure that makes sure systems and campaigns are running smoothly
  • Maintain and improve existing libraries, APIs, and services that analyst teams and incubating companies depend on daily to grow their businesses

Things that would help you succeed in this role:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science required
  • Fluency with at least two of the following languages: Go, Python, Java or C
  • Familiarity with SQL and database design
  • Working knowledge of HTML, Javascript and CSS.
  • Experience working with macOS or Linux development tools
  • A desire to work with and solve problems related to the warehousing of large data sets
  • Ability to thrive in an agile, team-oriented environment

About Cogo Labs:

  • We’re a venture accelerator - we employ data-driven, analytical methodologies to build profitable large-scale consumer internet businesses
  • Our work is challenging and dynamic; our environment is fun and supportive
  • Our company is profitable and established - “startup culture” without “startup anxiety”
  • We offer competitive salaries and benefits, along with substantive participation in the success of the companies we incubate
  • The Cogo team is an interesting and diverse group with passions and hobbies outside of work - we are musicians, athletes, filmmakers, gamers, authors, beer brewers, and whatever you are!
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SparkFrameworks

Location

One Kendall Square Building 200, Cambridge, MA 02139

An Insider's view of Cogo Labs

What are some social events your company does?

Every year we have a Cogo cruise where we take the day off from the office and take a cruise around the Boston harbor. In addition, we have monthly women's dinners, LGTBQ centered events and much more!

Braden

Brand Marketing Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

My top priorities are hiring for Senior level talent, looking into the recruiting funnel data to identify roadblocks, managing my team to help execute on goals, and continuing to build an efficient recruiting function to support Cogo as we scale.

Emily

Talent Acquisition Lead

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve always felt that my input is valued here, but also that I’m encouraged to use my voice and to make a difference in the growth of the business – whether that’s developing new partnerships or improving and owning new processes. People here are supportive, intelligent and kind. And fun. I’ve also enjoyed grabbing a drink with a colleague!

Claire

Account Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

One of the most exciting things about working at Cogo is the incredible variety I see in the career paths of my peers. As an employee becomes more experienced their responsibilities shift to follow their interests, whether in building cool stuff, analyzing crazy amounts of data, or managing a team.

Nate

Lead Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

I have never worked in an environment where individual contributors have been appreciated and encouraged as much as they are here, and it shows people’s energy and optimism. This success is also fueled by Cogo’s commitment to transparency and easy access to our leaders who consistently make organizational goals clear."

Pete

HR Coordinator

What are Cogo Labs Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Cogo Lab's offers group meditation sessions, yoga sessions and encouragement for working out together outside of the office!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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