Software Engineer (.NET)

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Note: At PerkSpot, the safety and wellness of our employees is our top priority. To provide our employees with the support they may need to maintain their personal health and wellness, our office is open and available for those employees who are interested in using it. Our long term goal is for PerkSpot employees to return to our Chicago office, however working remotely will be an option until everyone is comfortable, and it is 100% safe for all to return.

Hi, welcome to PerkSpot. We’re looking for multiple strategic and analytical Software Engineers to join our growing tech team and impact some of the largest employers and companies in America.

Our tech is at the forefront of what we do here at PerkSpot. As a Software Engineer, you will work with the engineering team to improve the technical functions of our application through complex data-centric back-end development. You’ll work along-side others in developing design solutions for individual business needs and requirements, while identifying and resolving bugs and code defects. Your work will serve to improve the usability and effectiveness of the tool for all users.

About PerkSpot

PerkSpot is an employee benefits company that works with America’s top employers to offer exclusive discounts, rewards, and recognition to millions of employees. These exclusive perks and savings are a great recruitment and retention tool that allows employees to take advantage of unique opportunities and feel great about the company they work for. We help employees from over 1,000 companies like Spotify, Walgreens, McDonald's, and Lyft save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.

Profitable and growing, our company was founded in 2006 by good people with a great vision, and we’re carrying on the work they started. In 2018, our company was proud to announce an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. As we continue to grow, we’re excited about our leadership position in the industry, but we’re also committed to doing more - developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. Our passion is to make every place a great place to work, starting with our own. We’re a big platform, but a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than you’d have anywhere else and invest in your success and growth more than any other employer.

Meet the Technology Team

PerkSpot’s Technology team is made up of Software Engineers, QA Analysts, and DevOps Engineers with one goal in mind - to keep PerkSpot moving and improving. We work collaboratively to optimize our application, making it work as efficiently and user-friendly as possible. Because of our fast-moving, project-based structure, the team allows for significant opportunities for learning, growth, and diversity of work - you’ll certainly never get bored here. Our work directly impacts the PerkSpot platform, and therefore our partners and their hardworking employees as well.

Life as a Software Engineer:

  • Taking on the complex design and development of software solutions within all aspects of the PerkSpot tool
  • Coding software integrations in partnership with third parties
  • Creating new feature sets that adhere to the established SDLC, emphasizing Unit Testing and Release Procedures
  • Identifying potential code defects and collaboratively strategizing corrections
  • Continuously working with QA team members to test and meet requirements of the application, both functional and non-functional
  • Predicting user needs and designing application features to meet them
  • Regularly attending team meetings and brainstorming new features, solutions, and programming ideas
  • Adhering to deadlines and requirements of assigned projects; working with additional departments as needed to meet the overall needs of PerkSpot

What we’re looking for:

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in .NET software development, specifically c# and ASP.NET
  • Demonstrated background in various aspects of web development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience working within JavaScript frameworks such as Knockout, Angular, and React
  • Familiarity with cloud-based PaaS and IaaS providers such as Rackspace, Azure, and AWS; experience working within virtualized systems including application servers, databases, and networking infrastructure
  • Past examples of relational database design, development, and maintenance, as well as experience with SQL server and entity framework
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills and a desire to learn and grow
  • Proven ability to adhere to deadlines and understand project limitations
  • Understanding of user experience as it relates to the application design and development
  • Positive attitude and a thoughtful approach to all work

What will REALLY help you stick out:

  • Past focus on a test-driven development and experience with one (or more) major testing framework
  • Experience designing, building, and testing REST-ful APIs
  • Knowledge of NoSQL data structures like ElasticSearch, MongoDB, etc.
  • Knowledge of SOLID and object-oriented design
  • Understanding of the Agile process, specifically LEAN, emphasizing Stories and Points

Your First Few Months:

As a member of the Tech team, you will undergo training to familiarize yourself with the entire software engineering process, including QA and DevOps. Under the direction of a Senior Engineer and other team members, you will learn the basics of the PerkSpot platform, Git repositories, Azure environments, etc. You will then be expected to assist with various high-priority projects, eventually establishing a minimum of ten story points per week of code-complete tasks. You will also help incorporate advanced technology into the PerkSpot platform for the betterment of its users while becoming a collaborative contributing member of our robust team.

The Perks of Working at PerkSpot

We’re a big platform, but still a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, and invest in you more. You’re going to grow – a lot. We work out of our office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When we are in the office, we dress how we like, encourage flexible hours and an open time-off policy, stock a good beer selection, and we’re pretty obsessive about our coffee. Most of all, we welcome good people with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, a generous parental leave policy, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage, a private gym, and a shower on-site.

We hold weekly company get-togethers where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. Every week at PerkSpot, we aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week.

Because we consider every member of our team to be a fundamental part of our success, we encourage everyone to be invested in our success, regardless of their position. We want every one of our employees to think like an owner, by putting in the effort to exceed expectations, solve problems before they come up, and always go the extra mile. It’s this drive to succeed that makes PerkSpot such an interactive and fulfilling place to work.

How to Apply

All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!

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Technology we use

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Location

320 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of PerkSpot

What's something quirky about your company?

We get to bring our furry friends to keep us company and remind us that there is always someone looking up to you.

Levi

Accounting Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects that excite me most are ones where I collaborate with different departments to create something that really effectively markets our company, both internally and externally. These projects are always the ones that help deepen my understanding of our company and how we work, which is vital for a marketing professional.

Amy

Content Marketing Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful PerkSpot AM takes pride in providing superior customer service to our clients and is dedicated to being their partner-in-crime throughout their efforts to inspire employees. A love for rescues is also a must.

Becky

Head of Client Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The tech team has a lot of influence over how solutions are implemented, leading to scalable, reliable solutions which provide great value to our users. Ultimately these design decisions help grow the business by providing a great user experience!

Chris

DevOps Engineer

How does your team reward individual success?

Each week a member of our team is recognized as the PerkSpot "Star" of the week. They recieve a big trophy to position on their desk for the week and receive credits to spend in our gift card platform. This person has gone above and beyond to help the company and/or support multiple teams on a special project or initiative.

Anthony

Senior Account Executive

What are PerkSpot Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot Benefits Overview

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and showers on-site.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
PerkSpot
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games, Darts.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
PerkSpot allows one pet per day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday's
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot offers free Financial Advisory services to all our employees from an outside Financial Advisory firm.

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