Engineering Life’s Scalable Moments

Crafting technology for these critical life stages is tougher than you think. By building out an engineering culture that supports multiple progressive open source technologies, TDD and pair programming;

We have designed and fun and challenging environment that promotes working together to solve intense problems.

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JOB OPENINGS / Software Engineering

Why We Love Working at XO Group:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

About the Associate Software Engineer role and Our Team

XO Group is looking for a highly motivated associate software engineer with a passion for doing things right and meticulous in the details. The individual's primary role will be to support and develop applications and backend ETL systems to support our business groups and our internal sales, compensation and financial systems.  The candidate will work in an Agile environment, working with a team of Product Managers and a highly talented team of engineers all working to provide the best in class systems to our business stakeholders. The person will be expected to to have a good understanding of relational databases, highly adaptable to new technologies and software development concepts and loves to work within a collaborative team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Product Managers to understand business requirements
  • Collaborate with team members on best practices for software development
  • Develop and maintain SQL processes for our financial systems
  • Develop and maintain system resource stacks for our enterprise applications and services
  • Create/Maintain documentations for our systems
  • Develop and support self-monitoring, robust, scalable systems,  ETL/ELT processes  and data RESTful API service
  • Work with JIRA, our project and issue tracking system
  • Manage database supporting elements including schemas, tables, views, indexes, stored procedures, scripts and  declarative integrity constraints
  • Provide production support to our business users
  • Participate and attend sprints to achieve our business objective and goals

 Skills & Experience

  • MIS/CIS/CS Degree or 3+ years relevant experience with software development
  • 2+ years working with relational databases
  • Familiarity with HTML, Javascript, CSS
  • Familiarity with .NET, JAVA, python or other OOP or procedural languages
  • Experience with writing and troubleshooting  advanced SQL and aggregate queries
  • Must display strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all levels along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with integration to salesforce.com a plus
  • Experience with NoSQL databases a plus
  • Experience with Postgres a plus

Benefits & Perks:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, free drinks and snacks, learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentorship program.

Things you’ll love!

  • Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation, weekly happy hours, transparent and approachable executives

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER & TESTER, iOS:

As an associate technical project manager/qa tester, you will play a critical role across all of our squads that contribute to our Wedding Planner iOS app. As one of the first members of our technical project management team, you will get the opportunity to help define & shape your role as well as the growing role of project management at XO. You will collaborate with Engineers, Designers, & Product Managers to drive team processes that ensure quality testing & release of The Knot Wedding Planner app. Part of this role will also entail working with product & engineering as our first on-site mobile QA tester to ensure our product meets our high standard for quality. Our mobile app teams are growing, and this is an exciting opportunity for someone to get in on the ground floor.

  • You are a proactive self-starter.
  • You are an excellent communicator, capable of presenting your ideas clearly.
  • You are detail-oriented and constantly yearning to understand more.
  • You are interested in partnership and collaboration with your product, design, and engineering counterparts.
  • You demonstrate technical aptitude.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Define our iOS mobile app testing strategy from start to finish through involvement from feature inception to release (i.e. what, how, when, & why)
  • Maintain our iOS manual testing suite with help from product managers & engineers
  • Write test cases based on user stories
  • Identify and log defects, work with developers to resolve, and verify fixes when implemented
  • Coordinate QA & release cycles by collaborating with 5+ development teams (and growing) as well as remote QA teams, holding us to high standards of quality while minimizing risk
  • Handle submissions to the Apple App Store

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of experience in Manual QA for a technology company
  • Experience in mobile app testing
  • Ability to write test cases based on business requirements and user stories
  • Ability to anticipate and identify edge cases
  • Knowledge of developer branching, build, & deployment strategies  
  • Experience in test case management tools
  • Experience with project management software such as Pivotal Tracker, JIRA, Asana, etc.
  • Experience in a Project Management role a plus
  • Experience in test automation such as XCUITest, Xamarin, Appium a plus

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is expanding its data warehouse platform and is looking for a highly skilled Data Warehouse Engineer who loves working with data.  The primary role will be to support and to accelerate the expansion of the data warehouse focusing on Marketing data.  In addition, support outbound  integration to our email marketing platform.  This position requires a highly organized, self-directed and highly data focused team player with strong analytical, development and data warehousing skills with the ability to work in an Agile BI environment.

The successful Data Warehouse  Engineer  must possess a firm grasp of data warehouse methodologies with a strong background in data integration from an eclectic array of data sources.  The Data Warehouse Engineer will be expected to take on the architecture and delivery of critical information by working with Product Leads and Analysts to analyze business requirements, design and develop BI solutions to ingest,  integrate and provision structured and semi-structured data.  Also required is the support of Python integrations to Third Parties.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with Product Lead and BI Analysts counterparts to understand business requirements and formulate solutions
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts
  • Develop dimensional model to satisfy business requirements
  • Develop Birst workspace utilizing live access to connections
  • Develop and support self-monitoring, robust, scalable ETL/ELT processes  and data pipelines
  • Develop logical and physical data models and maintain Entity Relationship Diagrams and related documentation
  • Manage database supporting elements including schemas, tables, views, scripts
  • Participate and attend development iteration meetings  to satisfy Business Intelligence and Data warehousing  objectives
  • Willing to learn new technologies

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • MIS/CIS/CS Degree or 5-8 years relevant experience
  • 3-5 years data modeling experience modeling Star Schema structures using Ralph Kimball methodology
  • Working experience with integration platforms such as SSIS, Talend and Informatica
  • Experience writing and troubleshooting  complex ELT integration SQL scripts
  • Working knowledge of Snowflake data warehouse platform desirable
  • Working knowledge of Birst BI platform desirable
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as  EC2, SNS,SQS, and Lambda highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of Python highly desirable.
  • Must display strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all levels along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

 

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, free drinks and snacks, learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentorship program.

 

Things you’ll love!

 

  • Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation, weekly happy hours, transparent and approachable executives

 

 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE ENGINEER MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven Engineer Manager to join our Enterprise Team.  The Enterprise Team is responsible for the overall success of our National/Local Sales team as well as our Finance organization.  You will be leading a talented and experienced engineeringteam, working on some of XO's most important initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a small team of talented, technical, Salesforce and Data engineers.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and motivation to the engineering team.
  • Leverage technical skills to drive architecture and technical direction, product and features, as well as infrastructure, process, and tool improvements and adoption.
  • Partner with cross-functional partners such as Product and Marketing to deliver quality features and products to our end users.
  • Work with Software Architect and other Technical Leads to add, improve, and maintain the current applications, architecture, and infrastructure.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 7+ years Salesforce engineering experience.
  • 3+ years SQL
  • 2+ years experience managing high performing software development teams
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment.  Testing FIRST!
  • Experience building a team via various methods of recruiting.
  • Experience guiding continuous improvement of technology, architecture, process, and productivity
  • Experience with eventually consistent data paradigms and distributed systems architectures
  • Experience with third-party systems integration
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, continuous flow development environment

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and company outings, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.

 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

About The Engineering Manager Registry Role and our Team:

The Knot’s registry product team is seeking an Engineering Manager to help lead one of the fastest growing and largest revenue generating products at XO. The Knot’s registry product is already the leading wedding registry product, used by a large percentage of brides in the US, and millions of guests. In 2018 we will be reinventing the product to maintain and increase our lead, and are looking for an incredibly strong engineering lead to manage one of the largest engineering squads at XO.

You will be joining a high-performing team with lean product and startup experience. Our product and engineering teams work closely together at every phase of product development from research and inception to release and maintenance.  

The ideal candidate is someone with a deep engineering background and management experience who enjoys driving results through empowering others just as much as delivering through his/her own individual contribution. The person has a passion for delivering value to users and the business through best-in-class engineering, product, and execution.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead an 8+ person talented team of full-stack and mobile engineers on the development of The Knot Registry
  • Will spend at least 30-40% time as an individual contributor directly writing and reviewing code 
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and other engineering teams at all stages of product development and launch
  • Work closely with business stakeholders to deliver value to users and business partners
  • Contribute to the development of codebase and infrastructure (Ruby on Rails, Node, React, AWS)
  • Lead and facilitate decision making during technical meetings
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of engineering and product processes
  • Coach team members on their personal and career development

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 6+ years production experience in full stack web development (Node / React are big pluses)
  • 2+ years managing engineers
  • A pragmatic programmer who takes pride in going the extra mile for a better user experience
  • Experience and comfort working with business stakeholders to help manage relationships with registry BD partners (retailers)  
  • Experience with TDD and agile development principles
  • Experience building and maintaining scalable REST APIs
  • Mastery of design patterns and anti-patterns
  • Team player, able to multitask, with a can-do attitude
  • B.S. in Computer Science a major plus

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE SR. SALESFORCE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must use inter-personal skills to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical partners within the organization. Candidate will have a solid understanding of best practices for software development lifecycle while working in a highly dynamic environment. The right candidate is smart, detail-oriented, productive and effective both as an individual contributor and as a team member.

As part of a high-performing team that tackles big challenges day to day, you will not get bored and always looking to solve big core issues that impacts our core end users that drive company revenue. This means that you will be working and collaborating with various groups throughout the company, innovating and delivering products that will impact all lines of business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, configure, and maintain Salesforce CRM
  • Configuration and creation of new custom objects or extensions
  • Trigger and workflow development
  • Visual Force pages and APEX development
  • Implement and maintain our SOA services 
  • Maintain our distributed and diverse environment
  • Code for performance, memory efficiency, scale, readability, maintainability and with security in mind
  • Work with our Product Managers, Project Managers and BSAs to deliver quality products

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of professional development experience in Salesforce
  • 3+ years experience with OOP
  • 2+ years experience developing RESTful services
  • 4+ years experience developing with web technologies (Javascript, HTML, CSS, JQuery)
  • 2+ years experience with Force.com development (APEX, Visual Force Pages, Triggers, Workflows)
  • Experience with Zuora as an Order Management system preferred
  • A pragmatic programmer who takes pride in going the extra mile for a better user experience
  • Experience with TDD and agile development principles
  • B.S. in Computer Science or similar

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation, generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and company outings, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office. 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire an experienced senior software engineer to join one of our most exciting, greenfield initiatives.  The right engineer will enjoy building scalable applications and amazing consumer experiences with an entrepreneurial mindset in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines to product and user experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leverage skills and experience to implement product features that are well architected, tested, and understandable.
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap and Agile planning.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc..
  • Provide mentorship to junior members of the team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years overall engineering experience.
  • 3+ years hands-on proven track record implementing JavaScript frontend applications.
  • 2+ years of experience using React.
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment.
  • Experience with production Node.js solutions.
    • Experience with Hapi.js and/or Next.js is a plus.
  • Experience with AWS concepts and technology.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Pair programming experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails is a plus.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From generous parental leave benefits to free snacks and company outings, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.

 

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE FULL-STACK ENGINEERING ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to complement our Registry team.

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding marketplace, providing our couples with a completely personalized experience that guides them through the entire wedding planning journey. Our registry business has had multiple consecutive years of growth, and we’re expanding our product and engineering focus to keep up with demand.

The Registry team builds the APIs, back-end services, and front-end tooling for couples that manage their registries through TheKnot. You will be a part of a pragmatic and agile engineering team that iterates quickly while building leading-edge product features for our industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce full-stack code using TDD in Javascript, Ruby on Rails, and Node JS for our various registry tools and APIs.
  • Participate in the Agile development process to help product and engineering build products that meet user demands.
  • Engage in cross-team engineering and technology initiatives at XO.
  • Continuously identify places we can improve and refine our products and focus.
  • Being proactive, comfortable with change, flexible, and self-starting as new priorities surface.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 4 years experience as a software engineer building beautiful, scalable and high visibility web applications.
  • Communicate well, love to share knowledge and are also always willing to learn from others.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack; preferably with Ruby on Rails and/or Node, although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Ability to produce new front-end features using a Javascript frameworks or component libraries (e.g. Backbone and React).
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Comfortable with agile principles and a strong believer of the importance of agile when producing high-quality software.
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.
  • Constantly strive to improve the quality of your code, you are able to break down larger problems into smaller, more manageable ones, and you enjoy finding ways to produce great code at a blazing pace.

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

 

  • Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.

 

Things you’ll love!

 

  • Amazing Coworkers, Unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), Weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives

 

 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.


ABOUT THE iOS ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire amazingly talented mobile engineers to join our development team. You will be responsible for transforming big ideas into real life products which will be enjoyed by millions.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be a top-notch engineer with a passion for their craft
  • Independent, highly motivated leader with a desire to win
  • Firm understanding of application programming and iOS architecture patterns
  • Proven real-world experience using Swift and Cocoa Successfully
  • Experienced in testing in the iOS environment
  • Understanding of Apple’s design principles and interface guidelines
  • A strong desire to build amazing consumer experiences
  • Hard working and dedicated
  • Great at problem-solving
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent

Bonus Qualities:

  • You also enjoy coding for Android
  • You love working in a fast-paced, entrepreneur media environment
  • Knowledge of UI test frameworks

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.