Data & Software Engineer at Kazoo

| Austin
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Kazoo is an all-in-one Employee Experience platform that combines recognition, performance, and engagement in one powerful solution. By bringing together Real-time Recognition & Rewards, Continuous Performance Management, and Employee Engagement Surveys, Kazoo’s employee-first solution enables companies to build purpose-driven cultures while increasing productivity, retention, and revenue. With over 600 global customers, the Kazoo platform puts actionable analytics in the hands of business leaders, connecting them to what really matters.

Overview of the role:

We are looking for a full-time Data & Software Engineer with a passion for solving data problems and scaling platforms for reporting and analytics. In this role, you will be responsible for helping build the next iteration of our data services using Apache Spark, building out API layers that tie data together from multiple products, and diving into solving complex customer data needs.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with other team members to design, build, and deploy scalable data applications.
  • Write maintainable, extensible, performance-minded code (Python, NodeJS, and perhaps some Ruby on Rails).
  • Write reliable tests, review others' code, and be an advocate for engineering best practices.
  • Influence our product's direction with your ideas and technical expertise.
  • Support our customers by understanding their needs and improving our platform to meet them.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Knowledge of Apache Spark is a must, as are strong SQL skills. We work with both Postgres and Mongo, so familiarity with one - preferably both - is also required.
  • General experience (3-4 years or more) in software engineering/SDLC required, with solid knowledge one or more of Python, NodeJS/Javascript, or Ruby on Rails.
  • A strong desire to innovate, experiment, collaborate and learn High standards for quality and attention to detail.
  • Advocate for modern software engineering practices such as continuous integration, unit testing, and automated deployments In-depth understanding of web app scalability.
  • A proven track record developing production applications.
  • Good written and oral communications skills.
  • DevOps knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience in both creating and consuming GraphQL APIs is also a plus.


When you work at Kazoo, we provide competitive benefits to make your life better both in and out of the office, which include: health, dental and vision insurance; open vacation policy; flexible wfh policy; 11 paid holidays; 401k program; Stocked kitchen; Mac Laptop; Transportation/Parking Stipend; Generous Parental Leave; Fertility benefits; Breast milk delivery; EAP & more!

At Kazoo, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to how we grow and operate our business. We’re building a diverse workforce that cultivates and supports all individuals. We believe a culture of equality creates a stronger work environment for all employees and that we are all accountable for encouraging and celebrating diverse voices.  Kazoo commits to promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse membership.

We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Kazoo is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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206 E. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Communication is incredibly important in a distributed engineering organization. We rely heavily on collaborative practices like code review and paired-programming to get our work done.

Fearlessly diving into the arena "unknown unknowns" can be intimidating, but is required for some of the more difficult software problems a team is solving.


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What are Kazoo Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
ping pong, giant checkers, giant Jenga and video game hook ups
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks delivered every Monday
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
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