Software Engineer, Services

| Greater NYC Area

Paperless Post is seeking software engineers to help build the services architecture and API gateway framework that support best-in-class discover and shopping experiences for a complex network of over 100 million users. As a key member of our growing Services team, you’ll help craft new core services and iterate on existing ones in Golang. You’ll work on all parts of the development cycle and in many different areas of code as part of a deeply collaborative team with a robust development process.

A little about the team

The PP Engineering team, a highly collaborative group of developers and technologists, is charged with building and refining a consumer-facing product that millions of people interact with each month. Our individual feature teams each focus on a unique piece of the user experience and are made up of engineers, product managers, QA, and product designers. We prioritize creativity and continuing education, and our ongoing commitment to quality code shows in our pragmatic but brave approach to technology.

What you’ll do here

  • Design and develop maintainable, reliable, scalable, and testable enterprise-level, services-based software.
  • Author and champion architectural standards around the development of services in an SOA environment.
  • Define design patterns that ensure performance, scalability, operability, and maintainability and hold feature teams accountable to their correct use.
  • Investigate ways to build scalable and sound service-oriented architectures that are decoupled from our Rails application and allow cross-functional feature teams to build quickly, release and experiment iteratively, and quickly detect and resolve production issues.
  • Design and implement consistent, high-throughput, low-latency APIs, making thoughtful trade-offs between consistency and availability when both are not possible.
  • Deploy regular code releases to production and test environments in Agile release cycles.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior developers.

What you bring to the table

  • Passion for building massively scalable systems and experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, performance analysis, and/or large-scale data processing.
  • Strong understanding of frameworks and design patterns and working knowledge of AWS.
  • Extensive knowledge in developing RESTful APIs with a strong foundation of maintaining SLAs.
  • Experience building internal and external APIs and understanding of how APIs communicate with one another.
  • Expertise in an event-driven language or extensive experience in PHP, Ruby, Scala, or Python.

Company-wide we enjoy an amazing ecosystem of an even gender split and a balance of engineers and designers. Because Paperless Post isn’t supported by ad revenue, we can focus our efforts on creating and improving on the ideal version of our platform, product, content, and partnerships for our users.

We are proud that Paperless Post helped over 70 million people connect in the real world last year. Our product is global, and we are committed to being a company where everyone belongs. We encourage people of all backgrounds, races, genders, and abilities to apply!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

115 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

An Insider's view of Paperless Post

What are some social events your company does?

On the regular, we'll have meetings over food that allows for a moment of chit chat. We also organize movie nights and launch parties for our achievements. To top it off, we have raffles for pottery classes or exercise passes for cycling or boxing. Some events have become a tradition like having a rooftop summer pizza party.

Rick

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Paperless Post has been a great place to grow my career, as they really care about my individual interests and goals. In my four years here, I grew from executive assistant to the co-founders into a role in merchandising, and now onto the brand & marketing team. Paperless nurtured my ambitions and helped me grow my skill set.

Elizabeth

Program Manager, Brand & Marketing

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance is definitely one of the strongest aspects of the company. Your personal time is respected; we're not a hustle culture of over-working. We're encouraged to be healthy, stay balanced, and do your best work.

Spencer

Product Designer

What are Paperless Post Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We have flexible hours.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
10 days of paid sabbatical after 5 years and 15 days after 8 years.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We have annual summer and holiday parties and teams have their own "fun" budget.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide bagels every Monday and treats for company-wide meetings.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We have dedicated education budgets for employees and 3 extra days of PTO to use towards conferences and workshops.
Lunch and learns
We have employee-led talks on tech, design, data, and more.
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