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

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.

 

WHO WE ARE:

 

GigMasters was founded in 1997, so technically we're not a startup, but the fun atmosphere, fast-paced work environment and regular happy hours kind of make us feel like one. We're a tight-knit group. We hold regular company events, and we believe in celebrating company milestones.

 

GigMasters, recently acquired by XO Group, is the marketplace for every event, providing party planners and hosts with an online tool to find entertainment and event services of all kinds. We’ve helped facilitate over 300,000 bookings and have over 70,000 event vendors, ranging from musicians and photographers to impersonators and magicians. GigMasters empowers people to make a living doing what they love, and we take pride in being able to do so.

 

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATE SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

 

GigMasters, a subsidiary of XO Group, is looking to hire an Associate Software Engineer to join an exciting and motivated team. The right engineer will enjoy building scalable applications and amazing consumer experiences in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines with 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.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • Familiarity with C# , Java, or similar server-side technology
  • Experience with SQL
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with React 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 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.

 

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Knot’s local vendor marketplace is an ~$80 million (and growing) business within XO Group.  Our mission is to connect our local business partners with the right couple to plan and book their wedding.  We believe in creating performant, elegant user experiences while balancing the needs of a two sided marketplace.

 

As the manager, you will be responsible for managing engineers of all levels, partnering with product and design to solve user problems, and driving the technical architecture in concert with our broader team.  This position will be highly technical but also have strong demands to participate in product and business discussions on an ongoing basis.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to a team of talented, technical, full-stack engineers.
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to align on technical architecture and direction.
  • Actively participate in strategy sessions with product, business, and marketing partners.
  • Participate in an Agile development process to build and ship new features as well as balance technical debt.
  • Continually optimize the team’s AWS footprint to ensure it is right-sized.
  • Monitor the team’s technical KPI’s to ensure we are on target or addressing issues as needed.
  • Stay up to date on current technologies and innovations in the field and be interested in sharing lessons learned outside of XO.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Firsthand experience supporting a sizable customer facing business with an established set products.
  • 5+ years of experience as a professional software engineer building beautiful, scalable, and highly visible web applications.
  • 4+ years of experience managing highly performing software development teams.
  • 3+ years of experience using Node, Ruby on Rails, Python or comparable language.
  • 2+ years of experience using React.
  • Experience with various data storage solutions such as ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis, Postgres and/or others.
  • Hands-on experience with TDD and testing frameworks as part of the development workflow.
  • Proven firsthand examples of successful product development following Agile principles.
  • Experience with Github, Jenkins, and continuous deployment pipelines.
  • Comfortable with infrastructure and AWS.
  • Communicates well, love to share knowledge, always willing to learn from everyone.

 

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven Lead Engineer to lead The Knot Wedding Websites 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. The products you will be working on contribute 45% of The Knot’s traffic: what you build will be used by millions of couples and their guests. The Lead Engineer will be responsible for managing a team of 4-6 talented engineers while working closely with Product and Design Leads to collaborate and iterate on product features. Our Product and Engineering teams work closely together at every phase of product development from research and inception to release and maintenance.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a 4-6 person talented team of full-stack and mobile engineers
  • Provide mentorship to all members of the team, coaching team members on their personal and career development
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap
  • Work closely with business stakeholders to deliver value to users and business partners
  • Lead and facilitate decision making during technical meetings
  • Spend at least 30% time producing well-tested, extensible code that stands up to 5M+ requests per day
  • Ensure technical KPIs around application maintenance, performance and resiliency are met
  • Drive technical roadmap, contribute to the development of codebase and infrastructure
  • Promote best practices and ensure the continuous improvement of engineering and product processes

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 6+ years of overall engineering experience
  • 5+ years hands-on proven track record implementing full stack applications
  • 2+ years of experience using React or other modern frontend framework
  • 2+ years of experience using Ruby on Rails or similar technology
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience - working with AWS or a similar cloud platform
  • 2+ years managing engineers
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment
  • Experience building and maintaining scalable REST APIs
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Mastery of design patterns and anti-patterns
  • Pair programming experience is a plus
  • 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 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.

 

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Planning and Inspiration zone is responsible for a variety of products that help couples articulate their wedding vision, find the perfect wedding dress, guide them through the entire wedding planning process and create a personalized wedding day timeline.

 

You will have the opportunity to lead several dynamic and agile engineering teams tackling challenging technical problems on web and native mobile.

 

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

 

As the senior engineering leader for the Planning and Inspiration Zone, you will be responsible for ensuring high quality engineering execution through mentoring and managing several engineering teams, hands-on involvement in technical and product discussions, and collaborating with other functional leaders (product, marketing, business development, exec) to set the strategy for the zone.

 

Out technology stack is Ruby/Rails. Node.js, React, iOS/Swift, Mongo DB, PostgreSQL, AWS.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruit, retain, and manage multiple teams of talented engineers and engineering managers
  • Hold your own in technical and architectural discussions, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
  • Help team members develop new skills and advance their careers
  • Collaborate with product and design partners to define and influence broader product strategy
  • Evaluate buy vs build and negotiate contracts with vendors
  • Lead by example, by setting the right context, and by helping teammates do their best work
  • Encourage a healthy work environment that’s both supportive and challenging
  • Lead and support new technology initiatives that influence the entire XO Engineering organization (200+ engineers)

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven track record of leading productive and happy engineering teams
  • Excited about solving challenging problems of all kinds (technical, product, business, or organizational)
  • Strong technical experience and ability to engage in architecture and product discussions
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain top-tier engineering talent
  • Track record of pragmatic decision making based on business needs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excitement to work in a diverse and multicultural office setting
  • Iterative mindset

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.






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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:

You are a passionate, versatile, full-stack engineer who loves a good problem to solve. Maybe you have some startup experience; maybe you’ve built some of your own stuff on the side; you definitely enjoy building software products that will be used by (quite literally) millions of people. You will hit the ground running and can’t wait to start shipping code.

You’ll be joining the Gift Registry team at The Knot.  This is an existing product that is getting a major upgrade.  We are ambitious, scrappy, and operate with a startup mentality.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with engineers, designers, product managers and other product teams to meet shared goals.  
  • Create scalable, highly available software architectures.
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap and Agile planning.
  • Provide mentorship and advice to junior members of the team.
  • Promote best practices around software design, testing and architecture.
  • Be positive, optimistic, and engaging in a fast paced (occasionally high stress) environment.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5-10 years of experience working in a full-stack role, preferably at a product company.
  • 5+ years working with Node.js.
  • 2+ years working with React.js.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Proponent of TDD or other testing methodologies.
  • Enjoy working closely with other team members.
  • Knowledge of AWS/Cloud architecture components.
  • Understand (and are motivated by) explicit KPIs and goals.

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.

 

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

 

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to join The Knot Guest List 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. The apps you will be working on contribute 45% of The Knot’s traffic: what you build will be used by millions of couples and their guests. You will be building tools with a broad set of features, which means that you will be constantly met with unique technical challenges at every layer of the stack. Our users are demanding and our roadmap is aggressive, but the broad nature of our products means that quality is critical. You should be be interested in and have the ability to build complex features whilst also taking care to produce quality code; and guiding those around you to do the same. What you build will change lives - it is extremely rewarding to receive feedback from passionate and overjoyed couples when they use our apps.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Serve as a software engineer on the Guest List team helping develop The Knot’s suite of planning tools that a couple uses to connect and engage with their guests.
  • Produce well-tested, extensible code that stands up to 5M+ requests per day.
  • Participate in the Agile development process to help architect, build and ship new features.
  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations to junior engineers on the team.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Minimum 4 years experience as a software engineer building beautiful, scalable and high visibility web applications.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack - preferably with Ruby on Rails and React - although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Strong FE development skills, track record of implementing beautiful user experiences
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.
  • Communicate well, love to share knowledge and are also always willing to learn from others and constantly strive to improve the quality of your code.

 

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.

 

 

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.

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 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.

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to join The Knot Wedding Websites 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. The products you will be working on contribute 45% of The Knot’s traffic: what you build will be used by millions of couples and their guests. You will be building tools with a broad set of features, which means that you will be constantly met with unique technical challenges at every layer of the stack. Our users are demanding and our roadmap is aggressive, but the broad nature of our products means that quality is critical. You should be be interested in and have the ability to build complex features whilst also taking care to produce quality code; and guiding those around you to do the same. What you build will change lives - it is extremely rewarding to receive feedback from passionate and overjoyed couples when they use our products.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a software engineer on the Wedding Websites team helping develop The Knot’s suite of planning tools that a couple uses to connect and engage with their guests.
  • Produce well-tested, extensible code that stands up to 5M+ requests per day.
  • Participate in the Agile development process to help architect, build and ship new features.
  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations to junior engineers on the team.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 4 years experience as a software engineer building beautiful, scalable and high visibility web applications.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack - preferably with Ruby on Rails and React - although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Strong FE development skills, track record of implementing beautiful user experiences
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Familiarity with AWS/Kubernetes/Docker concepts and technology is a plus
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.
  • Communicate well, love to share knowledge and are also always willing to learn from others and constantly strive to improve the quality of your code.

 

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.

 

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 SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join an exciting and motivated team.  The right engineer will enjoy building scalable applications and amazing consumer experiences in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines with 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.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc..

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years overall engineering experience.
  • 3+ years hands-on proven track record implementing JavaScript frontend applications.
  • Experience using React, Redux and Node.js. 
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment.
  • Familiarity with AWS/Kubernetes/Docker concepts and technology is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Pair programming experience is 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