Software Engineer

  • 9325 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, 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 product 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 either front-end, back-end, or full-stack
  • Deliver world-class software based on modern JavaScript single-page application 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
  • Maintain style/component libraries and code for optimal reuse
  • 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 human



  • 3+ years experience developing commercial software
  • A solid background in a SaaS delivery platform for a high-availability environment
  • Extensive experience with fast-paced, growth environment
  • Extensive experience with object-oriented programming and design
  • Extensive experience with web services, service-oriented architectures, and APIs
  • Experience with modern, client side single page application development and/or experience with Java & Spring/Hibernate
  • Experience with Java and/or JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Strong software engineering process knowledge, including re-factoring, unit testing, test-driven development, and continuous integration
  • A strong foundation in scientific method and general analytical skills
  • A knack for working collaboratively with other engineers, testers, and product owners
  • 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

  • Modules and component design using AMD/RequireJS, CommonJS or similar
  • Responsive design using Bootstrap or similar
  • Lightweight view template binding design using KnockoutJS, Angular or similar
  • Microservices, Docker, Kafka
  • Writing integration tests and UI automation tests with Selenium or similar
  • Java Spring / Groovy / JUnit / Spock
  • Web analytics and SEO techniques
  • Exposure to various MV* architectures such as Angular, Ember, React or Backbone
  • Efficient SQL query writing
  • Modern front-end engineer workflow and build tools such as npm, grunt, gulp, ant etc.
  • Git, GitHub, and/or Jira
  • Continuous Integration experience with Jenkins or similar
  • Native mobile development for iOS and/or Android
  • 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.