Careers

Smart Destinations is a growing e-commerce company that offers the only digitally-delivered multi-attraction pass.

Smart Destinations passes, including Go City Cards, Explorer Passes, and Go Select, provide admission to more than 500 attractions across 11 North American destinations.

Founded in 2003, Smart Destinations is conveniently located across the street from South Station in Boston, MA, and just a short walk from Dewey Square and it’s food truck bounty.

As an equal opportunity employer, Smart Destinations is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where all our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm’s values, mission, and strategies. We provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Smart Destinations is dedicated to creating great products, a great work environment, and a great place to grow your career. We offer competitive compensation, an outstanding benefits package, and employee stock options designed to reward those who contribute in significant ways to our success.

Open Positions

Front-End Web Developer

Smart Destinations, a leading attraction pass provider in 11 (soon to be 13) markets, is looking for a front-end web developer (HTML/CSS/Javascript).

You’ll be working closely with the rest of the dev team ( 2 other front-end, 6 total ), as well as with the marketing and operations teams, to plan, execute, and test new features and improvements to our e-commerce website and internal tools.

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Boston

Musts!

  • You write semantic HTML and lean CSS.
  • You strive for well-structured, organized, and well-commented code.
  • You have strong design skills and experience designing for the unique medium of the web.
  • You have a solid background designing and/or developing responsive websites or apps.
  • You can successfully manage your own time and projects.
  • You’re eager to add to your skillset and keep up with evolving best practices.
  • You express yourself well, work well with a team, and feel comfortable asking questions.
  • You pay attention to details, but can make appropriate compromises in light of business concerns.
  • You like a good laugh and a friendly, supportive work environment.

Make sure to provide code samples, an online portfolio, or links to websites you’ve worked on.

Nice-to-Haves

Experience with:

  • Quality assurance and cross-browser testing
  • Graphics production for the web
  • Front-end optimization & accessibility best-practices
  • Server-side and client-side templating
  • CSS preprocessing
  • CSS modularization
  • Cross-browser considerations ( to IE10 )
  • Version Control Systems
Technologies we use
  • Server – Java
  • Server templates – Velocity
  • CSS preprocessing – SASS
  • JavaScript – jQuery and Backbone
  • Build – Grunt
  • Testing – Mocha, Nightwatch, Browserstack
  • Blog – WordPress
  • Version Control – transitioning to Git currently
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Google Analytics & Tag Manager
  • Visual Website Optimizer

Responsibilities

  • Work with the dev and marketing teams to collect and understand objectives and priorities.
  • Create mockups and/or working prototypes of new features or page improvements.
  • Build out new pages and features in Velocity/HTML/CSS.
  • Make design decisions which fit with our brand and style guide.
  • Communicate ideas clearly to non-techie personnel.
  • Work with customer service and marketing to fix bugs and resolve issues.

Benefits

Health & dental benefits, flex spending, 3 weeks vacation, plus paid sick time. Perks include a nice new office in a bustling location in downtown Boston, great coworkers.

iOS Android Software Developer

Company:
BOSTON, MA — Smart Destinations is a rapidly growing, VC-backed e-commerce technology company in the leisure and travel sector. We are looking for a Sr. iOS and Android app developer who will report directly to the CTO. The position is conveniently-located in Boston, across the street from South Station.

 

Key Responsibilities:
You will be the mobile gal or guy here at Smart Destinations. We are looking for an excellent developer who can easily work cross platform between iOS and Android who knows the gotchas, pitfalls and best practices alike. We are looking for a hardcore dev but we also expect you can take design handoffs and incorporate those into your work. The initial focus of this role will be to leverage key mobile platforms (iOS and Android) to deliver a seamless attraction admission process. Think levelUP or Square for attractions. You will be working on and with some unique hardware not typically seen in the mobile development world, but it will be your job to get your head around it quickly and find solutions. We have a lightweight agile process so we want you to be able to work independently but we also have a super supportive team of devs with diverse backgrounds who will have your back if you need help.

 

Experience, Professional and Personal Skills:

  • 5-10 years writing apps for iOS and Android. Point us to your github or latest appstore submissions.
  • Ideally you could contribute on the backend as well leveraging your existing Android/Java skills to make the full loop from phone to server and back.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the desire to just figure it out. Given a new library you can figure it out, new protocol figure it out.
  • Ability to prioritize, execute and deliver projects on time
  • Willing to learn new technologies and pitch in wherever is needed.
  • Ability to work independently and creatively, learn quickly.

 

Smart Destinations is dedicated to creating great products, a great work environment, and a great place to grow your career. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding comprehensive benefits package.

We also offer a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. You’ll see suits and skirts as well as jeans and sneakers, and you’ll work with talented techies, designers and travel industry pros.