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Software Engineer, Training



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Who we are:
Want to make an impact? Join our pack and come work (and play!) with us.
We believe everyone deserves the unconditional love of a pet—and at Rover, our mission is to make it easier to experience that love. Founded in 2011, the Rover app and website connect dog and cat parents with loving pet sitters and dog walkers in neighborhoods across the US, Canada, and Europe. We empower our community of trusted pet sitters and dog walkers to run their own pet care businesses on Rover with the tools and security of a global company to back them.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we work closely with our teams in Barcelona, San Antonio, Spokane, and remote locations. We’ve got a reputation for being a great place to work, having been named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Seattle Business Magazine and Washington’s Best Workplaces in the Puget Sound Business Journal. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies.
At Rover, our furry coworkers are just as important as our human ones—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with making the joys of pet parenthood more accessible, we’re committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community of pet people—and that starts with our employees.
*This is a hybrid position that has the minimum expectation to work out of the Cambridge, MA office on Mondays and Thursdays.
Meet the Training team:
We are a passionate ambitious team rapidly building a new dog training product line within the Rover marketplace.

We're Looking for Engineers Who:

  • Enjoy seeing their own efforts have an outsized impact on the business and our customers.
  • Are eager to learn and improve their craft as a software engineer.
  • Are excited to learn new technologies and contribute across the stack.
  • Are passionate about building a deep understanding of how Rover’s systems behave and use that insight to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Analyze and understand production issues, dig into root causes, and make improvements to our systems.
  • Are able to take loose requirements, work with others to figure out what needs to be done, and drive a project forward.
  • Enjoy working across the technical stack, both frontend and backend.
  • Understand the needs of multiple stakeholders, from end users to internal teams such as tax and accounting
  • Get along well with others and thrive in a collaborative environment and your values align with Rover's Core Values
  • Enjoy being part of a great community of pet lovers.

Your Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience as a professional software developer.
  • Proficiency in working with React and a web framework (such as Django, Next.js, Rails, etc).
  • Familiarity with CSS.
  • Familiarity with relational databases and schema design.
  • Effective communication on design/engineering trade-offs to product managers/designers.
  • Intuition for when to call it "good enough", and when to put in the extra time to polish.
  • Passionate about automated testing, code quality, and engineering best practices
  • Rigor, attention to detail, curiosity, and always asking Why?
  • Bonus: Experience with large-scale consumer-facing websites.
  • Bonus: Typescript proficiency
  • Bonus: Python and Django proficiency or familiarity

Our Style:

  • We are proud to be professional software developers building high-quality, scalable, and supportable solutions.
  • We are curious and passionate about learning and providing the right environment and resources for professional growth.
  • We are committed to building, fostering, and maintaining a culture of inclusivity and diversity both on our teams and in our products.
  • We embrace progressive engineering practices, including automated testing and a continuous deployment pipeline.
  • We are serious about the quality of our production operation and have thorough system, application, and user interaction monitoring and anomaly detection.
  • We are passionate about data-driven decision-making.
  • We are friendly, supportive and respectful, and we pay attention to the impact and quality of our work as well as keeping work/life balance.

Benefits of Working at Rover

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401k
  • Flexible PTO
  • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your dog
  • Regular team activities performed in person
Rover is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive and inventive environment with the best employees. We’re driven by seeing our people succeed and grow, and we work to ensure everyone contributes to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are committed to work with you to look for reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.