Senior Full Stack Software Engineer at Meetup

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Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, and chance encounters become lifelong connections. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities. Show up. Change lives.

Meetup’s mission is to help people grow and achieve their goals through human connections. We truly believe that we are stronger when we live this mission together. This influences how we approach software engineering in a very particular way:

  • We embrace social coding practices. If you like pairing, mobbing, trunk-based and test-driven development, Meetup is for you.
  • We think that remote is the future of development, and we want to work with you wherever you live. We’re building a remote-friendly culture that’s positive, close-knit, and helps us build on our mission of connecting people around the world.
  • We’re passionate about making engineering choices that lead to faster feedback loops. We’re fond of Extreme Programming but not dogmatic. 
  • We build full-stack teams, and love it when people pick up new skills along the journey; we’re committed to a vision of Meetup as a place where people explore cross-disciplinary software challenges in every part of our codebase.
  • We write new code almost exclusively in serverless technologies like AWS Lambda and strive to ensure that our platform serves our engineers, not the other way around.

As a full-stack software engineer, you will work as part of a tight-knit, cross-disciplinary team focused on Meetup’s core business challenges.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Designing and growing the next generation of Meetup software on our backend and web user-facing experiences.
  • Pursuing software craft practices like practicing social (paired/mobbed), test-driven, and trunk-based development.
  • Learning from and mentoring others in a people-focused environment.

You're our ideal team member if you:

  • Have experience in Agile/XP practices (TDD/Pairing/Continuous Integration) and interest in mentoring others in them.
  • Have knowledge and experience in agile/evolutionary architecture and patterns for resilient distributed systems.
  • Genuinely enjoy moving between platforms and programming languages in pursuit of rapid delivery of new features to production.
  • Have built and maintained systems written in at least two of the following programming languages: Java, Scala, JavaScript, Typescript, Python, Kotlin, Swift, Ruby.
  • Have experience building production systems that are decoupled, resilient and observable.
  • Love writing quality code driven by tests, and leaving the codebase better than how you found it.

Our teams use Typescript, Java, and a bit of Scala, and predominantly deploy to AWS on Lambda and Fargate. We write our web services in Gatsby. We find that it is much easier to teach new technologies than it is to teach passion about learning and growing together. If you are excited to learn, we don’t mind if you’ve never used these technologies.

Our team is bold, supportive, and passionate about bringing people together in real life to create community for everyone. We care about moving fast, real-world change, and building diverse, dynamic teams. You in?

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12 East 49th St, New York, NY 10017

An Insider's view of Meetup

What does your typical day look like?

As an engineer at Meetup, my mission is to build things that help product teams focus on our users and develop our product faster and with better quality. My team mob programs or pair programs by default, which works great for us because it increases code and architecture, knowledge sharing, focus, productivity and team bonding.

Jaclyn Jiménez

Senior Full Stack Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I created my own professional development path by participating in the Employee Resource Group and Diversity & Inclusion council. Participating and organizing these company initiatives allowed me to stretch my leadership muscles, understand the value of empathizing with my colleagues, and appreciate the ability to use my voice to influence change.

Lee Upshur

Pro Support Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

Meetup empowers personal growth through real human connections because we see a future built on deep trust and collective effort. We are creating a world where people can turn to each other to improve their lives. We believe that real, human connection drives real change.

David Siegel


What's something quirky about your company?

What I enjoy the most about working at Meetup is the people. As a mission driven company with a focus on building community, our community sets a great example. I consider myself incredibly lucky to work amongst such incredible individuals. I feel seen, supported, and empowered to not only be my unique self, but to make the changes I know I can.

Irina Demchenko

Senior Support Specialist

What are Meetup Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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