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Software Engineer

| Greater Boston Area
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.
Our platform is micro-service oriented built in Java/Spring-Boot behind a suite of web apps in Rails leveraging modern javascript frameworks like React. Our infrastructure is hosted in AWS natively while leveraging our CI/CD pipeline. Our production release velocity is weekly and accelerating. While our tech stack is modern, we always welcome new ideas. Feel free to check out a more granular breakdown of our tech stack here: https://stackshare.io/placepass.

Technical Requirements:

  • 2+ years of software engineering experience
  • Back-end technologies such as Java
  • Cloud and web technologies
  • Writing and/or implementing RESTful architecture
  • JavaScript and frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue
  • Experience writing unit tests

Bonus Points:

  • ElasticSearch
  • MongoDB
  • Apache Nifi
  • Spring-Boot
  • 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
  • 401k 
  • 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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Location

Located in the heart of Downtown Crossing! Steps away from South Station, great eats, and fun spots!

What are PlacePass Perks + Benefits

PlacePass Benefits Overview

We are proud to offer our employees a list of some of the greatest benefits offered in the start up community. We continue to recruit and invest in the best people we can find!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Culture and fun committees, to name a few.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Yes!
Vision Benefits
Yes!
Health Insurance Benefits
Yes!
Onsite Gym
Yes!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Yes!
Company Equity
Yes!
Performance Bonus
Yes!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Yes!
Flexible Work Schedule
Yes!
Family Medical Leave
Yes!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Yes!
Generous PTO
Yes!
Paid Volunteer Time
Yes!
Sabbatical
Yes!
Paid Holidays
Yes!
Paid Sick Days
Yes!
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Yes!
Casual Dress
Yes!
Company Outings
Yes!
Game Room
Yes!
Stocked Kitchen
Yes!
Some Meals Provided
Yes!
Happy Hours
Yes!
Recreational Clubs
Yes!
Relocation Assistance
Yes!
Fitness Subsidies
Yes!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yes!
Tuition Reimbursement
Yes!
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