Software Engineer

Engineering | Park City, UT, United States

Backcountry is seeking talented Software Engineers for both the front end and back end to create elegant customer experiences enabling new ways for our customers to discover and buy premium outdoor gear. Our Software Engineers develop cross-platform web-based applications that look beautiful and perform at blazing speed. We work with Spring MVC, Play, Solr, and Node.js and assist the product teams to identify feasibility of experiences to thrill our customers.   

About Backcountry

Our mission at Backcountry, why we exist, is to connect people to their passions. is the leading online retailer of premium outdoor gear. We create remarkable customer experiences through the best selection of outdoor product, a flawless shopping experience, the expertise or our gearheads, the lightning speed of our fulfillment, and the shared knowledge of our Community. We operate eight online specialty stores – Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Dogfunk, Bergfreunde, SteepandCheap, WhiskeyMilitia, and Chainlove.

We offer the opportunity of a lifetime where you can connect your career with your passions. Our mission – connect people to their passions - begins with our team members. We live and breathe the outdoor lifestyle, whether on land or water, snow or sand, road or trail.  We seek out and hire the most amazing talent we can find to come be innovative, fresh, and inspiring to take us to the next level of being THE global leader in outdoor specialty retail.

About the Engineering Team

The Engineering Team focuses on building awesome technology that makes shopping for gear as thrilling as using it. We work in small, empowered teams that rapidly deliver features to customers, measure results and iterate. We value and reward hard work, passion for great consumer product, and a get it done attitude. We feel you should be doing your life's best work at Backcountry.

In engineering we are obsessed with the customer experience, take ownership of our work, value learning new technology, are self-critical, and have high standards and expectations for ourselves individually and as a team.

About the Job

As a Software Engineer you will provide technical leadership in the area of web-based software development and design scalable solutions to complex user experience problems.

  • Build great software products to delight customers. Period.
  • Develop cross-platform web-based applications using leading-edge technologies and frameworks such as Spring MVC, Play, Solr, and Node.js.
  • Raise the bar. Share your ideas and experience with other engineers, and advocate for best practices, great usability and exceptional quality.       
  • Work with product managers to understand the customers, their requirements and design scalable solutions to thrill customers.

About You

Are you the kind of engineer who automates everything and loves to see the results of your work in production quickly? Do you have a passion for the outdoor retail customer and desire to make a direct impact in customer experience on our site wowing them with our user interface?

Does this describe you?

  • 3+ years designing and building software in various object oriented and dynamic languages (Java, C++, C#, Perl, Ruby, Python, etc.)
  • 3+ years using various data storage mechanisms (Relational DB, Cloud Storage, NoSQL, etc.)
  • Familiar with various web architectures, platforms, and frameworks
  • Experience building APIs within an SOA environment
  • Passion for test driven development, modular designs, and shipping quality code
  • Prior success in implementing continuous delivery is preferred

We Use the Gear We Sell

We offer an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision and 401k with a company match! And… have we mentioned the perks yet? We USE the GEAR we SELL. All team members are eligible for our amazing discount on gear – on Backcountry and our other sites, via pro forms, and through local retailers and partners in all of our locations.

We're a casual dress, fun, thriving dot-com with a great work environment and plenty of growth in our future for us and for you. Yes, there is more. A gear closet to fuel your passion to try new things before buying the gear yourself, adventure contests and leave to go explore, gold point recognition program with redemptions ranging from gear gift cards to ski passes. Lunchtime trail runs, group rides, powder mornings when based in Utah, and more. Does that appeal to you? It’s about a lifestyle, not just a job, and we support our team members in as many aspects of life as possible all while connecting them to their passions so we may better connect our customers with their passions.

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We are an Equal Opportunity & E-verify Employer.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background check and drug screen (for distribution center employees).