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Principal / Architect Software Engineer

Social Tables, Washington, DC

We envision a world where every face-to-face event achieves great things.


A best friend's wedding, a 10th anniversary party, BlizzCon, AWS re:Invent, The Grammys, a first concert, the opening of a new museum - we all have a favorite event.

Events and meetings make an impact that lasts a lifetime. And, as more and more of our lives are spent online, this time offline is truly rare. So, at Social Tables, now a Cvent company, our goal is to make it easy to bring great people together, face-to-face.

With more than 4.5 million successful events brought to life using our award-winning event management platform, we'd say we're well on our way. As we look to the future, we're focused on continuing to innovate and create the best technology to bring joy through the power of in-person connection. And that's where you come in!

If you want a job where there’s more enthusiasm than there is red tape, where ideas are sought after and celebrated, and where hard work changes the course of human history, then Social Tables may be the place for you!

At Social Tables, your role as a Principal Software Engineer will be be to lead the architecture of a major initiative to build our next generation software platform where you will be actively working on several exciting new products and features. You will be using cutting-edge tools and technologies.

You will be explicitly charged with vetting the technical rigor of our solutions, within their team and must be able to focus on both the breadth of our software, as well as scalability.

How you will be spending your time

  • Responsible for upholding technical rigor for multiple teams
  • Set and maintain standards
  • Provide mentorship and technical leadership to the engineers on your team
  • Work closely with engineers on multiple teams to contribute to and develop our technology roadmap and architecture
  • Work closely with the Engineering Manager, Product Manager, and Product Designer on breaking down problems into achievable chunks

What you will need in this position

  • 10+ years of experience planning, building, and scaling high-quality SaaS products.
  • Ideally 4+ years in JavaScript and Node.js. Though, we will also welcome proven engineering leaders who are eager to immerse themselves in mastering JavaScript.
  • Passion for writing code that is scalable, maintainable, reusable, and well-tested.
  • Experience leading a team through mentoring and technical guidance.
  • Comfort debugging large applications and refactoring them to well-tested components and services.
  • Ability to represent the business when speaking to customers or community members.
  • Ability to identify and proactively communicate infrastructure, product features, and technology issues that cut across multiple products.

Technologies we use:

  • We write full-stack JavaScript / TypeScript
  • We use Node.js on the server.
  • We prefer Restify for APIs, GraphQL for web apps.
  • We use LaunchDarkly for feature flagging.
  • We use React on the browser, and when we need more complex state management on the browser, we use Redux.
  • We use Three.js/WebGL for our 3D visualizations.
  • We build our browser assets with Webpack.
  • We use MySQL for our database storage.
  • We use AWS for our infrastructure, deploying services with ECS and Lambda.
  • We develop on our local machines, not in the cloud.
Our benefits set you up to do your best work, how you like to do it. We offer competitive salary packages, an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, annual bonuses, 401K Match, in office gym, and other great perks! And, we're committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply.

EEO[/AA]Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Social Tables and Cvent maintain a drug-free workplace

About Social Tables

Founded and headquartered in Washington, DC in 2011 by Dan Berger, Social Tables is the award-winning event-management platform with the largest community of hospitality and meeting professionals. Looking back, we’re so grateful DC chose us. As the capital of hospitality, events are a key part of DC’s economy. It’s a major destination for citywide meetings, and world-class restaurants are opening their doors every week. Beyond potential partners for us, including top hotel management groups and a variety of incredible event venues, top tier event planning firms, and many associations, DC is also home to students from world-class universities, and a strong investment community -- all of which have helped us build Social Tables into the company it is today. From our homebase in the heart of Metro Center, every day we work to make event management easier with cloud-based hospitality software that helps properties and planners collaborate. We’re thrilled to have won many industry awards including “Innovator of the Year” from Catersource and Event Solutions, and “Best Industry Innovation” from ILEA. But even more importantly, we’re thrilled to support planners and properties around the world in achieving their goals. And, we’re not stopping anytime soon. We’re committed to developing new ways to leverage our massive event library using advances in machine learning to fuel growth in the hospitality industry. We believe meetings and events that strengthen human connection hold more importance than ever before. At a time when we’re distracted by digital devices, facing a barrage of new information competing for our attention, and have introduced technology that removes emotional intelligence from the equation, face-to-face events stand out as a place for genuine connection; a place for collaboration. Together, we will achieve great things.

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Want to learn more about Social Tables? Visit Social Tables's website.