Cogo Labs: Software Engineer - 2020 Grads
One Kendall Sq, B2101
Cambridge, MA 02139


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A big part of building successful companies is reaching the right audience. At Cogo Labs we build reliable, scalable, and customizable tool chains that allow our businesses to find and attract users who will become loyal customers. We are looking for 2020 graduates to join our Platform Team as Software Engineers to contribute on key initiatives and systems that support our incubating teams and companies in their high growth efforts. You'll work with engineers and analysts to understand requirements and deliver high quality solutions on time to your customer base. Ownership and accountability are core to how we build successful teams and as a Software Engineer on the Platform team you will enjoy a high degree of autonomy as we continue building some of Boston's fastest growing startups.

How we work:

Our core systems are written in Go, containerized using Docker, and managed using Kubernetes; we are obsessive about using Git to track not only our code, but also manage projects, prioritize user requests, and keep our work transparent across the company, all the way down to planning speakers for our various monthly meetings. We run our own state of the art compute and storage systems, managed by our Sysops team, and meshed with cloud services for maximum efficiency and flexibility. We favor Kafka for queuing solutions, high availability MySQL and ElasticSearch clusters for database needs, and Airflow for job and data pipeline orchestration. On the cloud side we make extensive use of DynamoDB, Redshift, S3, Presto, and EMR services.

We are big believers in sharing knowledge & expertise internally, with code reviews as standard practice and monthly engineering-focused meetings where we share learnings and best practices. Tech conferences such as DockerCon and GopherCon help us make sure were leveraging the best the community has to offer, and our engineering teams love sharing and applying new developments that can accelerate growth.

On your first day you should expect to:

  • Be up and running on GitHub, TravisCI, Codecov, Sentry, and Docker
  • Start looking at others code and providing guidance
  • Learn about the business to help make better decisions

After that you should expect to:

  • Add new features to tools and services that support businesses under incubation
  • Streamline existing processes that are painful or time consuming
  • Upgrade existing systems to take advantage of new technologies
  • Support analysts who use your tools in production workflows
  • Build monitoring infrastructure that makes sure systems and campaigns are running smoothly
  • Maintain and improve existing libraries, APIs, and services that analyst teams and incubating companies depend on daily to grow their businesses

Things that would help you succeed in this role:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science required with an expected graduation of 2020
  • Fluency with at least two of the following languages: Go, Python, Java or C
  • Familiarity with SQL and database design
  • Working knowledge of HTML, Javascript and CSS.
  • Experience working with macOS or Linux development tools
  • A desire to work with and solve problems related to the warehousing of large data sets
  • Ability to thrive in an agile, team-oriented environment

About Cogo Labs:

  • Were a venture accelerator - we employ data-driven, analytical methodologies to build profitable large-scale consumer internet businesses
  • Our work is challenging and dynamic; our environment is fun and supportive
  • Our company is profitable and established - startup culture without startup anxiety
  • We offer competitive salaries and benefits, along with substantive participation in the success of the companies we incubate
  • The Cogo team is an interesting and diverse group with passions and hobbies outside of work - we are musicians, athletes, filmmakers, gamers, authors, beer brewers, and whatever you are!

Employee Testimonials

Nina Huynh
Senior Manager, Compliance & Contracts

There are smart people everywhere, but when you have a company full of them, complete with great personalities, it makes for a fantastic work environment. Cogo is composed of people from all over the world who all have different perspectives and interests. Not only does this make for great conversation, it helps to boost creativity.

Brian Frake
Senior Analyst

I have never experienced such a fast-paced, challenging work environment. Right from the start, I was learning the intricacies of the business and getting familiar with the tools that would allow me to efficiently face any—and every—problem. Most importantly, within a month I felt like the projects I was working on were having an immediate and tangible effect on the business.