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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Information Services
Software Engineer-Web
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Guidebook | San Francisco, CA
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Job Description


Guidebook is a simple yet powerful mobile application builder that lets you create an app in four easy steps with no technical skills required.

Thousands of organizations use Guidebook to create mobile applications for their conference, corporate meeting, university campus, or other custom event-but it doesn't stop there. Our mission is to connect people with the places in which they spend their time. Forward-thinking professionals are using Guidebook's simple app builder to make interactive mobile guides for their student orientations, college campus tours, venues and corporate campuses, airports, and any other place where there's a lot going on.


We value communication, ownership, and execution. Our goal is to identify and develop each of our team member's individual strengths; we use those strengths to foster a culture of accountability and high-performance across our Engineering Organization.


In order for us to be successful, we need an simple, powerful, scalable, and intuitive system for managing their content and attendees.. We also need performant and well architected backend services for our apps to interface with. As a member of the Backend Team, your job will be to design and implement these server-side services.

Our backend hosts a RESTful API that powers our content management system and our native (Android + iOS) mobile applications. You will be using technologies including: Python, Django, Django Rest Framework, Elasticsearch, Redis, AWS, and Ansible.


* Begin writing code-almost immediately!
* Be embedded with one of our cross-functional feature teams.
* Familiarize yourself with the project management tools we use-JIRA and Confluence
* Develop and maintain new features in a core piece of our product, our CMS called Builder.
* Design and implement the APIs that communicate with our apps.


* Contribute major features to our CMS (Builder) and APIs.
* Learn how to facilitate some of our Agile rituals, such as our Sprint Planning and Retrospective meetings.
* Be working with a number of cross-functional team members across various stack disciplines to complete feature work.
* Begin to take an ownership stake in our process discussions, tooling decisions, and feature development process.
* Gain a deeper understanding of our product and our customers.


* Have a firm grasp of our core backend codebase and adjacent systems.
* Have begun to work with your manager to develop a career plan tailored to your strengths.
* Begin to make contributions to adjacent codebases and projects, such as our build systems, test infrastructure and mapreduce stacks.
* Advocate for backend technology initiatives (such as refactor projects, technical debt clean-up, dependency upgrades).


* 1-2 years of experience in backend web development
* Strong knowledge of RESTful API design concepts
* Effective communication-able to clearly convey both motivation and context for changesets introduced into the codebase.
* A professional but fun-loving person who wants to join a tightly knit engineering team that enjoys working together.


* 100% paid benefits: medical, dental, and vision
* Unlimited vacation time
* Stock options
* Awesome company retreats, aka Guidetrips to places like Tahoe and Yosemite
* Make your workstation yours: desk customization (fancy hydraulic standing desks; docks/stands; keyboards; whatever else you need to be productive)
* Fully stocked kitchens with every snack and drink your heart desires

About Guidebook

The Fredericksburg Guidebook has become a fixture in the Fredericksburg area, and is a proven success for advertisers. Our market coverage is growing on a weekly basis, and the demand for our books is so great that we have had difficulty meeting it. If you're a businessperson eager to maximize your marketing dollar, this is one bandwagon you need to be on. We here at the Fredericksburg Guidebook strive to offer local businesses a means to bring their goods and services to newcomers and locals. Our mission is to unite the region in marketing to their valued customers. Throughout the past 3 years we have been utilizing data collected from the Randall Travel Marketing survey of our area to aid in this quest. The survey found that the Fredericksburg area received an A- rating with 70.75% of the tourists polled saying that they would return to the area. These people also said that they visit the area to experience history, the arts and entertainment. On the local level, the city of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford are home to over 290,000 residents with median incomes from $30,000 to in excess of $60,000. All of these people, from near and far, are your existing and potential consumers. To our current supporters, we say thank you. To those of you who are not, we invite you to get involved with us, a community minded publication that aims to take your business to a new level. Our new slogan "Whether you're just stopping by, or staying a lifetime" helps our readers know who our market is right away. And that is for all people who want to know what is in Fredericksburg for them. I hope you enjoy finding out what we can do to help you.