Principal Software Engineer

Boston, MA
Engineering – Engineering Team
As a core leader on the engineering team, you will help oversee the design and implementation of the Golang and Spring Boot containerized microservices that power our core platform.

About PlacePass:
Founded in 2016 and located in the heart of Boston, PlacePass is building a world-class tours, activities, and events marketplace to transform the way people discover the world. Our team takes pride in making it easier for people to access and book great things to do. In addition to the consumer brand, our white label platform powers co-branded websites for the world’s top travel companies across hotel, air, and car sectors.

In this role you will:

    • Be responsible for architecting new services running in Kubernetes hosted in AWS
    • Leading and mentoring a team of full stack engineers
    • Using Golang and Spring Boot to write GraphQL and RESTful as well as background jobs
    • Working extensively with containers from local Development through to Production

Desired background:

    • 10+ years of development experience in a language like Golang, Ruby, Python or Java
    • 3+ years experience working with a major cloud provider AWS, Google Cloud or Azure
    • Worked in an Agile environment and used TDD / BDD methodologies
    • Built distributed systems using a message brokers like Kafka, RabbitMQ or SQS
    • Hands on experience working with both SQL and NoSQL types of database
    • Practiced continuous delivery and worked in environments practicing Infrastructure as Code (a bonus)

PlacePass perks & benefits:

    • Equity ownership in a well-funded and fast-growing startup
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • FSA + Dependent Care FSA
    • 401k
    • Tax-advantaged commuter benefits
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • $500 annual credit for tours and activities on
    • $500 annual professional development budget
    • Global Entry & TSA Pre✓ reimbursement
    • Free onsite gym access
    • Free locked bike storage
    • Catered weekly lunches
    • Friday happy hours (stocked with beer on tap, cold brew, and kombucha)
    • Company-wide trips and outings (skiing, boating, camping, bowling… to name a few)