Senior Software Engineer - Internal Tools Team

Company: TalEx
Location: Washington, Washington DC, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 01.FEB.2024

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Senior Software Engineer - Internal Tools Chevy Chase, MD WHAT WE DO MATTERS: Here at The Knot Worldwide, we believe in doing work that matt...

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Senior Software Engineer - Internal Tools Chevy Chase, MD WHAT WE DO MATTERS: Here at The Knot Worldwide, we believe in doing work that matters. In 15 countries around the world, our leading family of brands (The Knot, WeddingWire, Bodas, GigMasters, The Bump, How They Asked, Lasting, and more) inspire, inform, and celebrate our communities as they move through life's 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:

  • Execute strategy surrounding code deployments and manage the foundation and framework for others to be effective throughout the release process.
  • Design, build and maintain high quality, scalable product deployments to backend systems and tools that are critical to internal team workflows. Will often involve integration with third party systems.
  • Work with teams to respond to, triage and resolve issues arising from customer and internal feedback.
  • Continue to advance personal skill set and domain knowledge while helping others progress through mentorship opportunities.
  • Work with "Back Office" team to evaluate and execute designs and improvements to internal tools that power admin interfaces, sales and contract management systems and billing integrations.
  • Evaluate requests and feedback, and design features that enable teams to be more efficient and successful.
  • Ensure that systems are maintained and scalable and that tech debt remains minimal during and after feature development. Technological choices should be made thoughtfully so their impacts do not hinder future development.
  • Participate in and provide technical insight on business discussions and decision making; facilitating productive conversations that drive positive business results.
  • Lead design and implement mechanisms to share data securely and efficiently between teams.
  • Assist in automating the developer toolkit to provide recurring value to the company over time; enabling quicker ramp times for new employees and more efficient internal transfers.
  • Automate the quality assurance phase of the development cycle through rigorous automation testing, ensuring quality remains high.
  • Enable and participate in a DevOps culture in the Product Development organization. Monitor system uptime, response times, and product quality.
  • Participate in and raise the bar for technical hiring across the Product Development organization. Inspire external developers to join the company and help raise the overall technical excellence of the team.
SUCCESSFUL SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER CANDIDATES HAVE:
  • A Bachelor's degree or 6-8 years of relevant engineering experience; hands-on coding is required
  • Professional experience and proficiency in coding and delivering product in PHP and at least one other interpreted web-friendly scripting language (Ruby, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Full knowledge of the web stack is necessary.
  • Experience in one or more of the technologies we use today: Ruby on Rails, React/Redux/ES6/Webpack, PHP, MySQL, Sphinx, Elasticsearch, Redis, Chef, Docker, Apache and NGINX
  • Managerial or technical lead experience is a plus
YOU ARE:
  • Driven to constantly delight customers and improve their experience with our products
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with all levels of management
  • Have a knack for prioritizing efficiently and multi-tasking
  • Self-directed with the ability to take initiative
  • Competent in maintaining confidential information
  • Enthusiastic with the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change
  • Enjoys working with cross-functional teams on internal tools to improve team and company efficiency
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:
  • 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 are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn't right, you say something.
  • 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 set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You aren't afraid to challenge the status quo and know that there's no such thing as failure if you learn from it.
  • You seek out feedback and never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.
WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US: The Knot Worldwide offers a unique employee experience and we are deeply proud of our award-winning culture. From flexible vacation and generous parental leave benefits to promoting wellness and giving back to our community, we believe in happiness above all else-in and out of the office. The Knot Worldwide provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, The Knot Worldwide complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. The Knot Worldwide expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

 
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