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Software Engineer

Come be a part of the team transforming music technology!

MakeMusic has an opening for a Software Engineer in our Boulder, CO office

Join our open and collaborative environment, using lean agile software development processes and methodologies. Tackle hard, customer facing and internal operational problems along the full stack of web based applications. Develop with automated operations built-in starting with CI/CD to production monitoring and usage. Own the software you develop end-to-end, from inception to the customer.

Our engineers work in small self-directed teams working cross-functionally, responsible for daily work as well as driving improvements related to technology and process. MakeMusic is an industry leader in interactive music learning, notation software and virtual instrument technology--our engineers share a passion for development, learning, self-improvement and technology.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated with a strong passion to learn and grow your craft in software engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or Engineering OR comparable work experience AND coursework/education

  • 2+ years of experience developing modern web technologies, front and back end

  • Technical proficiency in a modern back end language and tooling

  • Technical proficiency in web technologies, APIs, SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Working knowledge of CI/CD principles and technologies

  • Ability to work with and actively participate with a small highly motivated team

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in C# and ASP.NET or .NET core

  • Experience with RDBMS and SQL

  • Familiarity with Javascript, HTML, CSS

  • Familiarity with git, GitHub

  • Familiarity and understanding of unit testing

  • Understanding of OO and SOLID principles, refactoring, design patterns

Our Current Stack:

  • C# .NET, .NET Core, Python, Javascript, SQL

  • TeamCity, NUnit, XUnit, pytest

  • Git using GitHub for pull requests and reviews

  • Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSql

  • Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, Editor of your choice

  • Traditional and micro-service based web applications and APIs

  • AWS hosting and services including S3, Lambda, SES, SQS, etc.

 

Our Story:

MakeMusic joined companies TrainingPeaks and TrainHeroic under umbrella company Peaksware in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.  Peaksware has been recognized as one of Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work" six years in a row. Through a unique approach to deliberate practice, each company within Peaksware develops software solutions and provides services focused solely on their respective markets to help guide people along their own journey of improvement and skill development.

 

Our Philosophy:

  • DevOps - We want developers to have insight and ownership over code in production, integration tools, infrastructure, and deployment process. Developers should always ask what it takes to support their systems/code in production. We value The Phoenix Project as a reference guide.

  • Product Efficiency Is Achieved Upstream - The further down the development pipeline we have to fix bugs or rework features, the more expensive it is.

  • Small, Cross-Functional Teams - QA, Dev, Design, CI, and Product work on a focused and shared vision.

  • Complexity - It's easy to make something complex, but difficult to make it simple. We should always be fighting complexity. Can we deprecate systems/code? Do it. Does the system need to be that complicated? Do we build vs. buy?

  • Small Batch Sizes - Constantly work towards shorter release cycles as a means to shore up quality, helping to ensure we are working on the right things at the right time, stabilize operations, and cut down on waste.

  • Performance Matters - We value engineers that know not to over-optimize solutions, but who always think about how code will perform at expected scale.

  • Minimum Process Necessary - We strive to be pragmatic. Some process is necessary, but don’t forget the fundamentals of Agile.

  • Managing Technical Debt - The vast majority of work is maintenance. Engineers need to have practical philosophies on refactoring. We like the theory of Broken Windows, YAGNI, and refactor as you go. We appreciate Clean Code, Working Effectively with Legacy Code, and Pragmatic Programmer as reference guides.

  • Data Driven - Let’s use the data to help inform what to work on, what is causing performance issues, who is using our features... Ultimately it's the objective plus the narrative that produces great product.

 

Benefits and Perks:

  • 100% company paid medical plan for employees with buy-up options as well as dental and vision insurance for employees (dependent coverage available)

  • $1,200/year fitness reimbursement to purchase any items related to healthy living

  • 3 weeks of PTO for all new hires. Increases in PTO at various years of service

  • 4 week paid sabbatical for all employees after 7 years of employment

  • Stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks

  • Dog friendly office

  • Music Studio for all to practice, jam, and record

  • On-site workout area access: treadmill, bike trainers, rowers, and full weight lifting gym with CrossFit equipment, with changing rooms and showers and towel service

  • Corporate discounts on gym memberships and top-brand gear

  • Beautiful North East Boulder, CO location

  • Flexible work schedule in a culture of trust with option of working remotely 1-2 days/week

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