Durham NC

Software Engineer, Backend / DevOps - Durham

Smashing Boxes is looking for an experienced software engineer with knack for problem solving and a love of bleeding-edge web technology. As a software engineer at Smashing Boxes, you will work as part of a small, multi-disciplinary team to brainstorm and build compelling experiences for the web. This technical leader role requires a person with a background in software development with a mix of operations. The emphasis of this role is to both do hands-on implementation and to influence and guide the platform development to be highly operable and efficient – for both development of new features and core operations. Your efforts will help advance how our clients use technology to improve their businesses or bring to life something entirely new.

Your typical week might include:

  • Planning new features
  • Writing code and unit tests
  • Reviewing others’ code or pair programming
  • Steering technical direction of projects
  • Having someone give you a shout out for doing great work


We have a few core requirements, they are:

  • 4 - 10 years relevant work experience in software development
  • An understanding of cloud technologies - ideally has deployed more than one solution on the cloud
  • Locally based or willing to relocate - in house position

We want you if you’re good at:

  • Writing quality code with test coverage
  • Communicating and working in a close-knit team
  • Integrating with 3rd Party APIs
  • Having familiarity with Github and agile processes
  • Staying curious, constantly learning, bringing new ideas
  • Distributed systems, ideally in a cloud environment
  • Understanding underlying internet protocols as they impact front end development choices
  • Networking and complex networked software systems

Even better if you:

  • Have experience programming across the stack (React, Angular, Node, React Native, etc)
  • Are familiar with Kubernetes and container technologies
  • Have experience with Docker and Ansible, exposure to automation tooling (chef/puppet/salt/etc)
  • Have client facing experience
  • Love learning and mentoring
  • Have a good sense of humor
  • Are in this to build really cool stuff


Creativity and innovation are fueled by a little R&R. We value work-life balance above all else and bake it right in with benefits like:

  • 10 paid holidays (includes your birthday off!)
  • 15 days of paid vacation accrued your first year, 20 days after three years, and 25 days after five

We are a family and families take care of each other. We prove it with benefits like:

  • Health and dental coverage with 100% of employee premiums paid by Smashing Boxes
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid bonding leave for new parents
  • Flexible work schedule including work from home options

Plus we've got all the basics covered; and then some:

  • Simple IRA with 3% company match
  • Coffee, snacks, beer on tap from local breweries
  • Innovation time every Friday afternoon
  • Ongoing learning opportunities and support

Thank you.
We’ll be in touch soon.

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