Software Engineer, Full Stack

| Greater NYC Area

Paperless Post is seeking a software engineer to help build the systems that will allow our best-in-class digital events platform to scale beyond our current user base of over 100 million. As a member of our Software Action team, you’ll work across the entire stack in order to push both new and existing code to a state-of-the-art platform. You will develop and hone skills across a wide swathe of programming languages and paradigms and be an integral voice in solving major technical challenges across the organization.

The Software Action team is a highly focused engineering team dedicated to overcoming large technical challenges across a variety of software engineering disciplines. Examples of projects we’ve worked on include on-demand image rendering pipelines, porting production applications to Kubernetes and creating tooling to reimagine and greatly improve developer workflow within the wider engineering team.

Our team is entirely comprised of engineers who love working across the stack. The challenges we face can vary widely, which provides plenty of opportunity for learning and growth. We collaborate often in order to effectively overcome these challenges together. Members of our team are willing to dig in and debug any system necessary in order to understand how it works and what we can do to make it better.

A little about the engineering team

The PP Engineering team, a highly collaborative group of developers and technologists, is charged with building and refining a consumer-facing product that millions of people interact with each month. Our individual feature teams each focus on a unique piece of the user experience and are made up of engineers, product managers, QA, and product designers. We prioritize creativity and continuing education, and our ongoing commitment to quality code shows in our pragmatic but brave approach to technology.

What you'll do here

  • Design and develop maintainable, reliable, scalable and testable software.
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams across the org in order to drive initiatives and projects to success
  • Deploy regular code releases to production and test environments in Agile release cycles.
  • Improve your understanding of modern full-stack systems operating at scale

You have

  • Interest in full-stack web engineering - from JS/HTML/CSS to server deployment
  • Curiosity and willingness to dig into, understand, and debug existing systems
  • Ability to articulate reasoning for decisions. What are the trade-offs? Why did we choose this over that?
  • Desire and aptitude to learn new technologies.
  • Experience developing some or all of a user facing full stack project as part of a small team
  • Experience with docker and containerization technologies
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, Golang, Unix, JavaScript/React


Company-wide we enjoy an amazing ecosystem of an even gender split and a balance of engineers and designers. Because Paperless Post isn’t supported by ad revenue, we can focus our efforts on creating and improving on the ideal version of our platform, product, content, and partnerships for our users.

We are proud that Paperless Post helped over 80 million people connect in the real world last year. Our product is global, and we are committed to being a company where everyone belongs. We encourage people of all backgrounds, races, genders, and abilities to apply!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

115 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

An Insider's view of Paperless Post

What are some social events your company does?

On the regular, we'll have meetings over food that allows for a moment of chit chat. We also organize movie nights and launch parties for our achievements. To top it off, we have raffles for pottery classes or exercise passes for cycling or boxing. Some events have become a tradition like having a rooftop summer pizza party.

Rick

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Paperless Post has been a great place to grow my career, as they really care about my individual interests and goals. In my four years here, I grew from executive assistant to the co-founders into a role in merchandising, and now onto the brand & marketing team. Paperless nurtured my ambitions and helped me grow my skill set.

Elizabeth

Program Manager, Brand & Marketing

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance is definitely one of the strongest aspects of the company. Your personal time is respected; we're not a hustle culture of over-working. We're encouraged to be healthy, stay balanced, and do your best work.

Spencer

Product Designer

What are Paperless Post Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
This year, our team developed a Diversity Sensitivity training that focuses on 1) building an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and 2) models of allyship.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We have flexible hours.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
10 days of paid sabbatical after 5 years and 15 days after 8 years.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We have annual summer and holiday parties and teams have their own "fun" budget.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide bagels every Monday and treats for company-wide meetings.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We have dedicated education budgets for employees and 3 extra days of PTO to use towards conferences and workshops.
Lunch and learns
We have employee-led talks on tech, design, data, and more.
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