PlacePass: Senior Software Engineer - Back End
77 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110

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Leverage your backend engineering experience to help build out our core platform, extensively using Golang and Spring Boot containerized microservices.


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 placepass.com consumer brand, our white label platform powers co-branded websites for the worlds top travel companies across hotel, air, and car sectors.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the design and implementation of internal and customer-facing APIs
  • Build containerized microservices to be deployed within Kubernetes hosted in AWS
  • Use Golang to write both GraphQL and RESTful APIs as well as background jobs
  • Work with databases including Postgres, ElasticSearch and Redis
  • Mentor junior developers

Desired background:

  • 5-10 years of development experience in a language like Golang, Ruby, Python or Java
  • Worked in an Agile environment and used TDD / BDD methodologies
  • Built RESTful APIs for client and server-side applications, with GraphQL and gRPC experience a bonus
  • Comfortable working with cloud services provided by AWS, Google and Azure
  • Hands on experience working with both SQL and NoSQL types of database
  • Use of modern JS tooling and frameworks like Node / React / Redux a plus

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 PlacePass.com
  • $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)


Full-time