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Software Engineer

| Austin
What we’re looking for:

Modernize is looking to hire a Software Engineer that is self-driven, is a critical thinker, and likes to have fun building products! Our downtown office space has an open floor plan that encourages collaboration and pushing each other to be our best. We take care of our team as well, with a solid benefits package, quarterly bonuses, regular company outings, free coffee, beer, snacks, music, and great co-workers--these are all included with employment at Modernize.

In this position, you will research, design, build, test, deploy, and maintain web and backend applications that leverage large-scale marketing data to optimize web-based user experiences. Your knowledge of databases, programming languages, and scalable web architectures will be put to the test as you build out applications that optimize the experience of millions of online users. Working in a tight-knit team environment, you will participate in architecture discussions, code reviews, sprint planning, and deployments. Our current code base is primarily LEMP stack in a distributed AWS environment, so we seek applicants that have experience in a similar ecosystem.

What you’ll do:

  • Translate business requirements into software

  • Implement software modules, database schemas, deployment and migration scripts

  • Define new features ensuring a high performing and scalable user experience in the cloud

  • Collaborate with peers on technical design, work estimation and feature implementation on data model, business logic, and user interfaces

  • Participate in sprint planning by understanding the effort, risk, and priority of remaining work committed to a software release

  • Perform peer code reviews and collaborate with team to improve overall code quality

  • Contribute ideas for continually improving the team's productivity, release quality, and job enjoyment

  • Develop procedures for testing existing and new software releases in both staging and production cloud environments

  • Create, execute, and maintain manual and automated tests

  • Test user stories for incomplete information or incorrect assumptions and conclusions.

  • Document and communicate testing procedures and results

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to prioritize and resolve issues

What you need:

  • 2+ years experience in software development (PHP required; Python or Javascript a plus)

  • Solid grasp of common design patterns and object oriented design

  • SQL experience (MySQL preferred)

  • Experience working with large transactional datasets and combining transactional data with web, social and mobile data

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and translate complex information to internal teams

  • Experience with performance tuning and memory profiling

  • Experience building automated unit, integration tests and test driven development

  • Experience with source control systems (Git preferred), and continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) methodologies.

  • Basic *NIX and web server (Nginx or Apache) administration skills

  • Stellar written and verbal communication skills

  • Extremely detail oriented

  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal communication skills

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced Agile environment

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with and designing for a cloud environment (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google)

  • Experience building systems from AWS components (e.g., EC2, RDS, SNS, SQS, Lambda, etc.)

  • Experience working with Vagrant

  • Experience working with Docker

  • Written or designed API’s

Who you are:

  • Loves to solve problems

  • Motivated, driven, and works well independently and with a team

  • Always researching a better more efficient way to fix something

  • Looking for the opportunity to join a fast-growing engineering team

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • HTMLLanguages
    • CSSLanguages
    • SASSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • PreactLibraries
    • VueJSLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • EloquaEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We are located in the heart of downtown Austin, right up the street from the capital with a rooftop patio overlooking Congress Ave.

An Insider's view of Modernize

What's something quirky about your company?

One of our core values is "Authentic, fun, and a little weird". Our employees here at Modernize are celebrated for their diverse backgrounds and experiences that make them each uniquely valuable to our company as a whole.

Christina Wells

Director of People Operations

What does your typical day look like?

Getting the opportunity to work on strategic projects and build projects from scratch. It's always really exciting when your executive team puts that level of faith in you to work a project from nothing to something very impactful to the business.

Ryan DuCharme

Enterprise Sales Director

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Modernize gives all employees an opportunity to develop and grow at a pace that suits them while encouraging us to design our own path. I was hired as an Account Manager and showed interest in wanting to learn more on the marketing side, so they created a role for me and helped with the transition. A year later I couldn't be happier.

Barry James

Email Marketing Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I foster an open environment where both problems and solutions can be openly discussed. I embrace a management philosophy called Radical Candor which encourages the team to care personally and challenge directly. By putting Radical Candor at the forefront of our team culture, we bypass non-productive behavior while focusing on growing Modernize.

Alan Godfrey

EVP Corporate Development/Customer Success

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It’s easy to cite that Modernize is stellar for our puppy policy, catered lunches, and unlimited PTO, but it is our culture that truly sets Modernize apart. Employees are thoughtfully set up to thrive and grow in our creative, collaborative, quirky community.

Cassie Morien

Senior Content Strategist

What are Modernize Perks + Benefits

Modernize Benefits Overview

The Modernize family is aware of just how much value each of our employees brings to our company. Because of this, we want to take care of our employees in return. We offer a plethora of perks and benefits to not only ensure our employees feel taken care of but also to create a fun and dynamic work environment that keeps them excited to come to work every day!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Catered lunches 3 times/week
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
$100 tax free monthly parking stipend
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexible Open PTO. FREE Food! Kegs on Every Floor. Catered Lunch 3 times/week. Flexible Hours. Company outings & Family Events. Full Shower Facilities. Career Development Focused.

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