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Software Engineer

| Austin



Kazoo is the only all-in-one people management solution in the market that takes recognition, engagement, and performance and delivers them in one powerful platform. Through its Recognition & Rewards, Performance Management, and Surveys offerings, Kazoo is an award-winning, employee-first solution that increases productivity, retention, and revenue, and enables companies to build a purpose-driven culture of high engagement and high performance. With over 500 global customers, the Kazoo platform puts actionable analytics in the hands of business leaders, connecting them to what really matters. Kazoo is when work is working.

Our approach is employee-driven, not top-down.  We built our platform, and our company, with a promise to give employees what they need to deeply engage in their work and with their colleagues, and to drive results for the company.  Our focus is on building teams, cross-functional collaboration, and purposeful perks. We practice transparency, provide a culture of continuous feedback, and promote regular service to our community.

Overview of the role:

We're looking for a full-time experienced Software Engineer with a passion for collaboration, problem-solving, and software development to join our growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, building, and deploying features while working with our scrum teams to ensure we rapidly deliver excellent results. You'll be working with Mongo, React, Node, AngularJS, Express, and other modern technologies.



What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with other team members to design, build, and deploy scalable web applications
  • Write maintainable, extensible, performance-minded code (full stack)
  • 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:

  • A strong desire to innovate, experiment, collaborate and learn
  • High standards for quality and attention to detail
  • Minimum 4 years of application development experience required
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript
  • Strong abilities with HTML and CSS, knowledge of HTML5, CSS3
  • Server-side experience working with Node and/or Ruby on Rails
  • Modern front-end framework experience (React)
  • Experience with non-relational data stores such as Mongo
  • Experience with AWS, including S3
  • 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
  • Ability to lead technical projects and communicate technical problems concisely
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Experience with agile software development processes such as scrum
  • DevOps knowledge is a plus
  • Experience in both creating and consuming GraphQL APIs is a bonus

 

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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Location

206 E. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of Kazoo

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

Jeff

Engineer Director

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