MakeMusic has an opening for a Backend Software Engineer in our Boulder, CO office
Join our open and collaborative environment using lean agile software development processes and methodologies. Drive technology and solutions that tackle hard customer-facing and internal operational problems. Help architect and implement performant microservices that scale. Develop with and promote best practices and build in automation and operations, starting with CI/CD to production monitoring and usage. Own the software the team develops end-to-end, from inception to the customer in production.
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. As a software engineer on a small self-directed cross functional team, you will stay up to date with the latest technologies and patterns for building scalable services, contribute and drive improvements in technology and process to help your team ship software.
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
5+ years of experience developing and shipping modern web applications and APIs
Experience shipping in multiple programming languages and tooling
Experience refactoring and improving legacy code
Experience shipping software to production in multiple languages, utilizing varied toolsets
Experience using CI/CD principles and solutions including testing
Experience and deep understanding of OO and SOLID principles, refactoring, design patterns
Experience mentoring developers with various experience levels
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Experience with the following technologies: C#, ASP.NET, or .NET core
Experience with Python
Experience with git, GitHub, pull requests and code reviews
Experience with AWS and AWS services
Experience building production systems on top of container orchestration solutions
Our Current Stack:
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.
MakeMusic joined companies TrainingPeaks and TrainHeroic under umbrella company Peaksware located 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.
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? Let’s 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