Software Engineer - UI

  • 600 University Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Zen Planner serves over 7,000 businesses in the boutique fitness, yoga, martial arts and affiliate gym space, providing business owners everything needed to run a successful gym, school or studio. Zen Planner was acquired by Daxko in 2017 and our best-in-class software is backed by team of nearly 100 likeminded fitness fanatics, outdoors enthusiasts and techies. Zen Planner has received several recognitions for its incredible culture, including Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work five years in a row, Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado and Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, to name a few.

Job Description

Do you code in your dreams at night? Are you a zealous student of both the art and science of creating software? Do you love to bring out the technology passions of your teammates in order to collectively bring compelling products to life?

If you’re ready to be challenged to take these amazing skills to the next level, then Zen Planner is the place for you.  


  • Solve challenging software engineering problems with expertise in front-end
  • Deliver world-class software based on modern React applications and microservices architectures
  • Become a member of a truly self-organizing Agile team, participating in all activities from ideation to deliver
  • Be ready to supply bottom-up innovation to the Product team on “what’s possible”
  • Create software designs, code, and test automations that keep simplicity in the forefront
  • Participate in team/peer reviews regarding architecture, designs, and code to drive engineering practices and consistency
  • Deliver as a team, verifying that completed user stories meet business expectations and are backed by automated regression tests
  • Embrace collaboration as a “no ego” team member
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of ZP’s development processes, architecture, and tools
  • Work closely with Test Engineering and DevOps on continuous delivery progression
  • Provide support on troubleshooting production systems when issues are escalated with a commitment to excellent customer service
  • Be prepared to work hard, but also pause to celebrate inevitable victories
  • Revel in making end-users’ lives better with the software the team produces
  • Strive to constantly grow, improving as an engineer, leader, and person
  • Anticipate and prevent problems and roadblocks before they occur, and present technical issues and their impact to leadership


  • 3+ years of experience developing commercial software
  • Strong mentoring and team leadership skills
  • A solid background in a SaaS delivery platform for a high-availability environment
  • Strong React skills
  • Extensive experience with fast-paced, growth environment
  • Solid understanding of UX and UI design with an emphasis on usability and the user experience
  • Experience in designing and developing rich and responsive UI interactions
  • Solid markup skills utilizing JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Experience in integrating with RESTful APIs
  • Strong software engineering process knowledge, including re-factoring, test-driven development, and continuous integration
  • Extensive experience in automated testing practices, including unit testing, integration testing, and/or performance testing
  • A strong foundation in scientific method and general analytical skills
  • A knack for working collaboratively with other engineers, testers, and product owners
  • A passion for front end development
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CS or related field is nice, but aptitude and experience trump. We find that the best software engineers come from many diverse backgrounds

Experience that would be a plus:

  • Experience with Node / GraphQL
  • Responsive user interfaces using Material UI 
  • Microservices, Docker,Kubernetes
  • Writing UI automation tests with Selenium, Cypress
  • Exposure to various MV* architectures such as Angular, Ember, React or Backbone
  • Modern frontend engineer workflow and build tools such as npm, webpack, etc.
  • Git, GitHub, GitLab, and/or Jira
  • Continuous Integration experience with Jenkins, GitLab or similar
  • Public cloud APIs and hosting
  • Passion for fitness or sports: e.g.CrossFit, Martial Arts, or Yoga
  • Prior experience developing or integrating with a CRM

Additional Information

Zen Planner is dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. We are committed to diversity in the broadest sense, including thought and perspective, age, ability, nationality, ethnicity, orientation and gender. The skills, perspectives, ideas, and experiences of all of our team members contribute to the vitality and success of our purpose and values.

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