To apply email jobs@recess.is with resume, github profile, why you want to work at RECESS, and examples of products you have built

RECESS is an online marketplace connecting brands with event organizers that makes the buying and selling of access to event audiences a turn-key, efficient and data-driven process. We are hiring a hands-on technical leader working directly with the company founders to join us in executing on the company’s vision of becoming the largest live events sponsorship marketplace.

As our Lead Software Engineer, you will lead all engineering efforts to further development of our marketplace platform. You should be an experienced full stack engineer that is comfortable developing a great user experience across platforms catered at the unique needs of a dual-sided marketplace. You will juggle defining the long-term architecture and immediate engineering execution including breaking down work and delegating pieces as needed, impacting the business at all levels. You will own the architecture and full development of the existing codebase, develop compelling new features, and scale out the engineering and product team as we further execute on the company’s vision and raise additional growth capital to support our continued growth.


  • Manage backlog, time estimations, and lead sprint planning working in conjunction with the company founders

  • Contribute to the overall architecture of the application

  • Develop client facing full-stack software: back/front/ops

  • Own features from development to production

  • Work with engineering and product teams to support product demand


We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have excellent written and verbal skills

  • You have extensive experience in software development, scripting and project management

  • You are a senior full stack engineer with 5+ years experience

  • You have at least 5 years experience and proficiency with at least one of the following languages: GO, Java, Node, PHP, Ruby

  • You have Proficiency with any SQL based database

  • You have Proficiency with any NOSQL based database

  • You are comfortable in a unix shell environment

  • You are driven by craftsmanship and ownership with a strong engineering / CS background.

  • You are as comfortable on the frontend as the backend, in building full stack products.

  • You care about the details and quality of the products, and measure success by iteratively delivering high impact features at high quality and on schedule.

  • You have the ability to work independently

  • You have a track record of trying and learning new things.

  • You have a point of view but low ego.


Bonus points if:

  • You have experience working on dual-sided marketplaces.

  • You have mobile experience.

  • You have experience as an early engineer at a startup.

  • You have experience hiring and leading small development teams

  • You have experience with coding for the Unix Shell (BASH)

  • You have experience working knowledge of Amazon Web Services

  • You have experience with AWS CLI requirements and capabilities

  • You have experience with TDD/BDD environments



  • Competitive salary

  • Employee Stock Options

  • Unlimited vacation

  • Stipends available for continued career development


We build with (in no order)

  • React, Rails, mySQL, Redux, Nginx