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Software Engineer

| Austin

Your Team:

We’re an award-winning business, recently voted Best Small Companies in Austin! Brightpearl exists to automate retail so merchants can spend their time and money growing the business.

Brightpearl is designed for retailers and wholesalers and enables omnichannel merchants to manage the heart of their business easily from one single system. Over 1,200 businesses in 26 countries use our platform and we manage over 10m transactions and $3b of business a year. Brightpearl is a cloud platform which typically gets retail businesses up and running in less than 60 days - twice as fast as our competitors. We are increasing our investment across the teams to take us to the next level and we’re looking for proactive self-starters to hit the ground running on our Engineering team.

Brightpearl’s US headquarters is in the heart of downtown Austin with a global headquarters in Bristol, UK.

About You:

A good team player capable of delivering quality results under pressure and to strict deadlines; An attitude of continual improvement, lifelong learning and an interest in new technologies. The ability to assess the relative merits of different languages and technologies according to requirements and be motivated to create high quality products within the eCommerce domain.

About the Role:

We are looking for talented, experienced software engineer to join our polyglot language team in Austin building SaaS applications for online retailers. Our core languages are PHP, Java, Go, JS and SQL in a diverse suite of services. You are a team player and people are generally better off having you on their team!

Your Day-to-Day Life:

This role is primarily focused on integrating our services with leading platforms like BigCommerce, Shopify, Amazon and more. It will involve the use of many of our implementation languages and technology stacks. Many of our current integrations process thousands of messages an hour! Some of your regular responsibilities might include:

  • Work in a small cross-functional team to deliver new features, improve existing features, prototype new applications, improve our SaaS infrastructure, develop in-house tools or integrate with partner services.
  • Design, implement and test new components, products and integrations.
  • Diagnose problems seen in production and advise on solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers, quality analysts, performance analysts, system administrators, product managers, customers, and partners.
  • Work in a virtualized environment using docker and kubernetes to create, evolve and port the provisioning of the services.

Requirements

Your Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years experience in one of our core languages (PHP, Java, Go or JavaScript)
  • Knowledge of object oriented design
  • Experience building web applications end-to-end and optimizing them for production
  • Good understanding of relational databases and SQL
  • Good understanding and experience of web services and REST API design best practices
  • A robust understanding of automatic code testing and development in CI and CD contexts
  • Experience in refactoring and improving existing legacy platforms
  • Ability to work with a variety of languages and technologies day-to-day

Additional Skills Preferred:

  • Experience with multiple languages is going to be considered a plus: PHP, JavaScript (front-end and back-end), Java, Go, Ruby
  • Writing integrations using the APIs of web store or marketplace providers (e.g. BigCommerce, Shopify, eBay, Amazon, etc)
  • Using Cucumber or equivalent for end to end testing
  • Knowledge of Laravel or Symfony frameworks
  • Front-end build tools (e.g. Gulp, Grunt, Webpack)
  • Linux command line, basic administration and shell scripting
  • Background in high scale systems development
  • Experience with queuing technologies (e.g. RabbitMQ)
  • Understanding of performance tuning and optimization
  • ELK / monitoring experience
  • Experience with docker and Kubernetes

Benefits

Brightpearl Perks:

  • Join one of Austin’s Best Places to Work 2018
  • Competitive compensation package: salary, stock options, medical benefits, 20 days of annual PTO and 12 Holidays
  • Stocked Kitchen with snacks and beer on tap
  • Work downtown Austin in an open and vibrant workspace
  • Enjoy frequent Company events, team building activities and after hour socials
  • We’re an energetic, driven organization who believe in promoting a healthy work-life balance and support remote working with management approval.

Check us out on Built In Austin to get more of an insight on what it’s like to work with us!

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Location

Located on 7th and Brazos, there's a great selection of lunch spots and coffee shops. We're also a short walk to the train stop!

An Insider's view of Brightpearl

What are some social events your company does?

The Company is transparent with employees offering weekly stand up meetings, monthly all-hands meetings & Friday happy hour in the office. In addition, we have monthly lunch-and-learns, volunteer opportunities & friendly departmental competitions. Holiday parties & group team building activities are an optional way to get to know your colleagues!

Sarah

Head of HR US

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Brightpearl has given me an amazing opportunity to see creative collaboration, support, and teamwork across departments where even the execs aren't afraid to dive in to assist and support our customers. I am so proud of my company for getting on the Built in Austin's Best Places to Work list, it was well deserved.

AJ

Professional Services Project Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

You have to be a self starter and vocal about what you need. Management wants you to be successful and will help you along the path to success, so don't be shy.

Nikki

Office & Operations Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's great to be a part of a company where your contributions are recognized and encouraged. From day one, I've felt support from the team and have consistently been provided insight on Brightpearl's trajectory. I'm incredibly excited for both the future of my career here, and the future of Brightpearl.

EJ

Account Manager

What are Brightpearl Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Company offers paid volunteer opportunities annually for employees to work together on a community project.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Brightpearl offers the opportunity for employees to save money on a pre-tax basis for things that they are already paying for on medical, dependent care and commuter expenses.
Disability Insurance
Brightpearl pays 100% of the cost for Short-term and Long-term disability benefits.
Dental Benefits
Brightpearl's dental plan pays 100% of the cost for preventive care 2x in a 12 month period. The employee premium is covered at 100% by the Company.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan is through one of the largest network of providers. Brightpearl pays 100% of the employee premium for this benefit.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have two Medical plans. A High Deductible Plan with a HSA option which the Company contributes to every pay period. Also a traditional PPO plan. Both employee premiums paid 100% by the Company.
Life Insurance
Brightpearl pays for 1x base annual salary for every employee.
Onsite Gym
Our Austin office has access to an onsite fitness facility for all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Our 401K plan is currently through Vanguard and offers a wide selection of funds to choose from to round out your saving options. We also offer a ROTH choice as well.
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Our PTO plan gives employees 120 hours of time to use for vacation or personal reasons.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Brightpearl offers 12 holiday days including the employee's birthday!
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Brightpearl focuses and the work that the employees contributes and supports each employee to come to work in a casual office dress.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Brightpearl has team-building events, Company-wide holiday parties, a BBQ family-friendly event and many opportunities for happy hour as well.
Stocked Kitchen
Brightpearl has a stocked kitchen with coffee, tea and snacks.
Some Meals Provided
The Company will host frequent lunch and learn opportunities for the employees.
Parking
Parking is reimbursed up to $150 per month for parking in Austin.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

The Company also pays for a College Assistance Program which offers free access to professionals to help you with college planning and debt related to education. Also, Brightpearl has an Employee Assistance Program which provides free and confidential counseling and financial advice.

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