Associate Software Engineer, GigMasters
XO Group, Norwalk, Connecticut
XO Group Inc. guides people through life's biggest moments
WHAT WE DO MATTERS:
Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing 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.
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 300,000 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.
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATE SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:
GigMasters, a subsidiary of XO Group, is looking to hire an Associate Software Engineer to join an exciting and motivated team. The right engineer will enjoy building scalable applications and amazing consumer experiences in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines with product and user experience.
- Leverage skills and experience to implement product features that are well architected, tested, and understandable.
- Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap.
- Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
- Familiarity with C# , Java, or similar server-side technology
- Experience with SQL
- Excellent communication skills
- BS in Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent experience
- Experience with React a plus
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:
You love our users. 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 do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
You debate it. 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 own your outcomes. You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
You get better every day. You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.
WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:
You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.
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 XO Group's website.
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