Software Developer

| Seattle
About Geocaching HQ
We are the global headquarters for the game of geocaching. Our mobile apps and Geocaching.com website allow a global community of millions of people to join in a real-world treasure hunt. 

Our mission (and yours should you choose to accept it) is to inspire and enable adventure, exploration, and community. Basically, everyone’s job here is to enable millions of people to have fun outside. How cool is that?

What you’ll do:
As a contributing member of our engineering team, you will: 
  • Develop highly scalable and maintainable services
  • Write code that is fully supportive of modern unit and integration test patterns
  • Solve complex technical problems in a collaborative environment, providing guidance to others as appropriate
  • Follow an agile software development methodology using Kanban or Scrum
  • Adhere to the architectural design and patterns established by the team
  • Understand how implementation decisions impact performance on our infrastructure
  • Interact with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Proactively propose new technologies and/or practices

Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of professional experience as a hands-on developer using technologies such as C#, SQL and the .NET framework
  • Proficient with scalable service-oriented architectures, relational databases, queuing and caching solutions
  • Experience and dedication to quality programming practices and approaches
  • Experience in Agile environments using Kanban or Scrum methodologies
  • Willingness to adapt quickly to new and changing technical environments 
  • Passionate about sharing your knowledge and talents with the team
  • Experience and commitment to writing clean and testable code

Nice to Have:
  • Have an understanding of and capability to work with modern JavaScript UI frameworks
  • Experience with the latest cloud technologies
  • Industry experience working within an embedded team of Product, Designers, and/or QA
  • Experience working in a continuous integration/delivery environment
  • Bachelor’s degree with MIS or Computer Science emphasis, or equivalent experience

Behaviors:
  • Exemplifies our company values -- effectiveness, authenticity, passion -- in actions and behaviors
  • Superb communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exhibits tact and proper judgment under pressure and in sensitive situations
  • Desire to learn and a “quick study” with new concepts, systems, and technologies
  • Self-starting, self-directed, self-aware, and open to coaching/feedback
  • Regularly achieve consensus with peers

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for long periods of time. In this position you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualification for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.

Geocaching HQ embraces a diverse and inclusive workplace. Authenticity is one of our core company values and we strive to celebrate our differences. We encourage everyone to apply. 

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Location

837 N 34th St. , Seattle, WA 98103

What are Geocaching HQ Perks + Benefits

Geocaching HQ Benefits Overview

In addition to two hours of paid geocaching outings a month, employees enjoy a variety of benefits including a stocked outdoor gear closet, communal eating space with catered lunches and endless snacks, unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets, outdoor activity reimbursement, internal geocaching program with global travel opportunities, healthy work/life balance, and comprehensive health coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee fun committee (affectionately coined, Lackey Council), Encompass (diversity, equity, and inclusion focus), Green Team (to continue our environmentally-conscious practices), and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Geocaching HQ's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
0-2 years: 3 weeks (120 hours) 2-4 years: 4 week (160 hours) 4+ years: 5 weeks (200 hours)
Sabbatical
4-week paid sabbatical every seven years
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dog-friendly office, squad/club opportunities (cork squad, Green Team, keg squad, etc.), 4-week paid sabbatical every seven years, ping pong/foosball/shuffleboard tables, and commuter benefits.

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