Senior Software Engineer
WHO WE ARE
Kapow, now a Cvent company, is an industry-leading event platform that allows companies to find, book and manage memorable, scalable and essential corporate events. We help companies grow revenue quickly by combining 10,000+ unique, pre-packaged experiences, national partnerships with restaurants, retailers and other special event venues, and the service and expertise of local event experts. Kapow empowers customers to drive stakeholder collaboration, boost attendance, fill pipeline, measure success and produce bottom-line results from their event programs. Based in Chicago, we operate all over the U. S. and in select international markets.
Here is where you come in. We are looking for talented engineers that want to be part of something big. If you are a self-starter looking to carve out a niche at a high-growth company, Kapow is the place for you.
WHAT WE OFFER
A culture of ownership, a fun workspace with a built-in bar, a prime Chicago location on the river at Wacker & Wells (just steps from the CTA and Metra), weekly team lunches (and we take snack requests), the latest engineering tech, fun off-site adventures, and an opportunity to change corporate events forever.
Developing features for the Kapow platform on a Mac using Ruby on Rails with MySQL backend
Using source version control tools with multi-branch management
Collaborative code reviews with programming peers
Doing cloud based deployments
Working in 2-week sprints and you’ll be participating in all Scrum activities
Designing and architecting software features
Enjoying one of the top rated office spaces in Chicago!
5+ years of relevant software engineering experience on an app framework like Rails, Spring, Django, Express,...etc.
Comfortable developing API’s (GraphQL, RESTful, JSON)
Familiarity with third party API integrations
Experience working in cloud environment like AWS (EC2, S3, Elasticsearch, ElasticBeanStalk, CloudFormation)
Proficient with SQL and databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL,...etc.
Fluent in Unit Testing (RSpec, Cucumber, or equivalent in your favorite language)
Experience with continuous integration environments and deployment tools (Jenkins, Travis CI...etc.)
Scaling applications and platforms to larger scale with server/application performance optimization
Best practices around system security and encryption schemes
Programming structures (multi-thread, single thread,...etc.)
Fluency in Agile principles and core manifesto thinking.
Prior experience working with ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) tools such as JIRA, Rally (CA Agile Central), VersionOne, TFS
You are a problem solver and an executor who can thrive in an agile environment
NICE TO HAVE
Experience with Ruby on Rails
Experience developing microservices
Experience with e-commerce transactions and related security
Experience with A|B and Multivariate testing methodologies and techniques
Experience developing and improving e-commerce platforms
Application architecture principles (Kruchten 4+1, UML, TOGAF ADM, C4, DDD, XP, Continuous Design)
Experience with distributed systems