Principal Software Engineer

The Core Business team at RetailMeNot is responsible for the flagship www.retailmenot.com consumer website across the desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms. We help over 40MM visitors per month save money and discover great deals at their favorite retailers.
Are you someone that loves solving real user problems, building robust systems, and delivering compelling user experiences? Do you want to work on applications that help people in their everyday lives? If so, we need skilled engineers to join our team. We're looking for someone to continue evolving the architecture of our platform, advancing our already diverse technology stack.
We are constantly evolving both the software and the teams that deliver it. If you’re someone who enjoys taking on new challenges, working in a rapidly changing environment, learning new skills, and applying it all to solve large and impactful business problems, then we want you to be a part of the team.

Who You Are

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent STEM field.
  • You have 10+ years of experience developing services and other web technologies.
  • React, GraphQL expertise preferred.
  • You take pride in mentoring junior and other senior engineers and consider the progress of your team members a key indicator of your performance.
  • A strong desire to learn new technologies and methods, staying up to date on modern frameworks and libraries.
  • You love solving big problems at scale.
  • You collaborate with others to deliver successful solutions.
  • You have made mistakes along the way, but you learned from them.
  • You bring a deep understanding and application of computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, and design patterns.
  • You don't limit yourself to one end of the development stack.

What You'll Do

  • You will participate in the overall system design and architecture.
  • You will recommend technologies and tools that best fit the team and organization.
  • You will contribute to our microservice architecture by developing self-contained, containerized backend services.
  • You will be a mentor to team members.
  • You will advocate to continually improve quality and engineering practices.

Who We Are

  • We believe our technologists should make technology decisions. We give engineers a great deal of freedom to make technical choices and to collaboratively define our technical roadmap.
  • We believe the role of engineering leadership is to create and maintain an organization that empowers engineers to thrive and build efficiently
  • We devote a ton of effort and resources to hiring and retaining a team of excellent engineers because we believe that extraordinary engineers are happiest when they have a supportive and equally exceptional team helping them to succeed and grow.
  • We are a polyglot company that utilizes dynamic and static languages, some functional, and others object oriented.
  • We use the newest service offerings of public cloud providers, as well as important open source technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.

Rewards*
We offer an opportunity to be an integral part of a company that eagerly pursues disruption in its space to continue to drive innovation and lead the competition. Benefits of being an employee of RetailMeNot, Inc. include, but are not limited to the following:
 
- Competitive base & bonus packages; salary negotiable
- Long Term Incentive Plan
- Performance based rewards & recognition for your hard work and service
- Very competitive benefits packages, including best-in-class parental leave
- Open & flexible PTO
- Cell phone & gym membership reimbursements
*Some rewards do not apply to contract workers or interns.
 
About Us
RetailMeNot, Inc. is a leading savings destination bringing people and the things they love
together through savings with retailers, brands, restaurants and pharmacies. RetailMeNot
makes everyday life more affordable through online and in-store coupon codes, cash back
offers, and the RetailMeNot Deal Finder™ browser extension. Savings are also provided in
consumers’ mailboxes through the RetailMeNot Everyday™ direct mail package, and at the
pharmacy with RxSaver by RetailMeNot.
RetailMeNot is a Vericast business. To learn more, visit http://www.retailmenot.com/corp or
follow @RetailMeNot on social media.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Information
At RetailMeNot we celebrate difference. We are committed to ensuring an environment of mutual respect for every employee and proud to be an an equal employment opportunity employer who does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace is central to our success and actively seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse pool of candidates. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us align with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • PHPLanguages
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    • WordpressCMS

Location

From the fun decor and outdoor patio to our weekly happy hours, there’s a place for everyone in downtown Austin, Texas.

An Insider's view of RetailMeNot, Inc.

What are some social events your company does?

RetailMeNot hosts a variety of community-building events to keep things lively and fun. Events range from annual family-friendly picnics to quarterly all-hands meetings to weekly happy hours and board game matches, providing a way for everyone to unwind have a good time. We also bring in speakers from the community for an outside perspective.

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Sr. Director, Culture and Engagement

What are RetailMeNot, Inc. Perks + Benefits

RetailMeNot, Inc. Benefits Overview

At RetailMeNot, we aim to take care of our employees in all aspects. We offer comprehensive health benefits as well as a 401(k) plan with generous matching. We have free downtown parking (and if you don’t have a car, we pay for your public transit choice), cell phone and gym reimbursement, on-site free fitness classes, catered lunch four days a week and breakfast twice a week, unlimited coffee from an on-site barista, snacks on every floor, and yes - a beer keg on tap. For our employees well-being, we offer an open PTO plan, robust wellness program with monthly challenges and related prizes, and secure local wellness and health related discounts. For families, we we have policies in place to help with the adjustment to parenthood. When a child joins the family, caregivers can be granted up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave. New parents also receive a generous baby bonus.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
At the company and department level, our teams are committed to Austin. We regularly organize volunteer outings with Austin Parks, Central Texas Food Back, Community First and more.
Partners with Nonprofits
RetailMeNot supports any organization that matches one of our seven company giving priorities: families, environment, arts, wellness, education, STEM, and LGBTQA+.
Intracompany committees
RetailMeNot has eight employee resource groups (ERGs).
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
RetailMeNot's FSA helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2700 annually.
Disability Insurance
RetailMeNot offers both short term and long term disability insurance. Employees also have the option to purchase extra coverage.
Dental Benefits
We offer dental insurance through Delta Dental PPO.
Vision Benefits
We offer vision insurance through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer three plan options through BCBS, a PPO, EPO and HDHP. In addition, these plans come with company-funded HCA or HSA accounts.
Life Insurance
RetailMeNot offers group-term life insurance with a payout of 2x an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment. We also offer additional voluntary life insurance.
Wellness Programs
Our employees' well-being is very important to us. We have a variety of perks that help promote physical mental and financial wellness.
Onsite Gym
Free membership to the gym in our building plus onsite fitness classes (yoga, spin, bootcamp).
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
RetailMeNot encourages and helps you plan for retirement. Employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan after 30 days.
401(K) Matching
RetailMeNot matches 100% on the first 3% that you defer and 50% on the next 2% you defer for a total of 4%. Matched contributions are immediately vested.
Performance Bonus
We offer semi-annual bonuses and a long term incentive plan, designed to reward employees for helping achieve long-term company goals.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We subsidize your childcare provider search and also offer a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account which helps employees cover childcare expenses with pre-tax contributions of up $5000/year.
Generous Parental Leave
RetailMeNot offers up to 16 weeks of paid parenting leave a flexible return-to-work schedule. New parents also receive a generous baby bonus.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
RetailMeNot offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We believe that taking time off leads to happier, healthier and more engaged employees. We offer an “open” Personal Time Off (PTO) program.
Paid Volunteer Time
Employees can get involved individually or department-wide with volunteer opportunities, and the company also supports with volunteer opportunities and financial giving.
Paid Holidays
RetailMeNot has 11 paid holidays per year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
RetailMeNot has a different craft beer on tap every week, and a wide variety of adult beverages available for our weekly happy hours.
Casual Dress
Of course we have a casual dress - this is Austin:)
Commuter Benefits
We offer a $100 per month transportation stipend if you choose not to take advantage of our free downtown parking
Company Outings
Events range from annual family-friendly picnics to quarterly all-hands meetings to weekly happy hours and a holiday party, providing a way for everyone to unwind and have a good time.
Free Daily Meals
RetailMeNot provides catered lunch four days/week and breakfast two days/week. We offer several meal choices each day, including options or vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets.
Game Room
RetailMeNot has a game area with a pool table, fuse ball, ping pong, gaming stations, electric keyboard and a bunch of board games.
Stocked Kitchen
We have well-stocked micro-kitchens on every floor, including unlimited beverages such as Waterloo sparking water, gourmet coffee, tea and sodas.
Some Meals Provided
Foodie alert! On Fridays we have Fooda cater lunch. They bring Austin's famous food truck scene to us in the form of onsite pop up restaurants.
Happy Hours
We have weekly happy hours with craft beer and wine.
Parking
We provide paid parking for all of our full-time employees. If you’d rather walk, bike, or take public transportation to the office, you are eligible for a transportation stipend every month.
Relocation Assistance
RetailMeNot offers financial assistance to new hires when they relocate to Austin.
Fitness Subsidies
In addition to our free onsite gym, RetailMeNot offers up to $40/month for fitness reimbursement. This can include gym memberships and other fitness activities, like race entry fees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer robust learning and development options, including leadership training and funded external professional development. We also use Udemy,which offers curated learning content for our employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
RetailMeNot will pay the education costs, up to $5,250 per calendar year, for courses directed toward obtaining an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or other postsecondary degree.
Diversity Program
RMN is serious about diversity and inclusion, and we’re dedicated to creating paths in our company for every perspective and style. Our ERGs support talent development, community and networking.
Cross functional training encouraged
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

What are great perks without a cool space to work? We have five floors in the heart of downtown Austin, with themed conference rooms and open workspaces. Each of the five floors are playfully designed in themes of retail categories including consumer electronics, games and toys, sports, music, travel, and books, and incorporate vibrant, bright colors to inspire creativity. Central in the reception area is a company timeline of major milestones on one side and company values on the other side. It’s important to remember where we came from and how we built RetailMeNot as a team, one milestone at a time. On the opposite side, we display the values we rally around as a company. We also have a photo booth to capture the fun memories we make. Employees and guests both delight in the novelty. Finally, our reception desk is actually a full-service coffee bar with baristas at the ready. Our baristas source some of the best coffee from local vendors bringing an Austin vibe to our favorite beverages.

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