Senior Software Engineer
XO Group, Norwalk, Connecticut
XO Group Inc. guides people through life's biggest moments
WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:
Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives. Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special. We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture. Connect yourself to work that matters!
ABOUT THE SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:
You are an experienced software developer with a passion for technology. You are focused on writing clean, well-tested code for a high-traffic web environment.You can not only implement a feature but be involved with the project definition and be willing to innovate. You embrace the use of new technologies and don’t use the same tool for every job.
Our work environment is fast-paced, high energy, and highly collaborative. Developers are expected to work cohesively with the Product team to help determine feature sets, scope, and the best possible solutions to problems – and then implement them. We use GitHub and take Pull Requests seriously. We develop real-world projects in phases within a defined process and ship often with our automatic build server and deployment process.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
- Deep knowledge of C# .NET , Java, or similar server-side technology
- Experience with SQL
- Excellent communication skills
- BS in Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent experience
- A drive to get things done
- iOS or Android development experience a plus
WHO WE ARE:
GigMasters was founded in 1997, so technically we're not a startup, but the fun atmosphere, fast-paced work environment and regular happy hours kind of make us feel like one. We're a tight-knit group. We hold regular company events, and we believe in celebrating company milestones.
GigMasters, recently acquired by XO Group, is the marketplace for every event, providing party planners and hosts with an online tool to find entertainment and event services of all kinds. We’ve helped facilitate over 275,000 bookings and have over 70,000 event vendors, ranging from musicians and photographers to impersonators and magicians. GigMasters empowers people to make a living doing what they love, and we take pride in being able to do so.
BENEFITS & PERKS:
Things you’ll like a lot! Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, free drinks and snacks, guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.
Things you’ll love! Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), weekly happy hours, transparent and approachable executives
About XO Group
XO Group Inc. helps people navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments, together. Our family of multi-platform brands guide people through transformative lifestages, from getting married to moving in together and having a baby. Our brands include The Knot, the number one wedding planning resource and marketplace, The Bump, the definitive voice for millennial parents and parents-to-be, and The Nest, the go-to guide for all things home for new couples.
Want to learn more about XO Group? Visit http://xogroupinc.com/
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