Yello is reinventing recruiting by replacing outdated practices with innovative solutions. Organizations from Fortune 500 companies to high-growth start-ups use our technologies to modernize talent acquisition processes. Our culture emphasizes collaboration and supports rapid professional growth. At Yello, employees have the opportunity to solve challenging problems and provide an immediate impact.

Senior Platform Engineer at Yello
Company Description:
Yello’s talent acquisition software helps companies reinvent how they recruit, to hire the right candidates at the right time. Our client-partners include more than 70 Fortune 500 companies and dozens more high-growth organizations.

We’re proud to be a 2016 Built in Chicago Moxie Award winner for Best B2B Company and an Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Award winner for Outstanding Technology Development. We continue to grow quickly, and we’re looking to hire people who believe nothing is impossible, love to learn and be curious, can be accountable for success, always enjoy the journey and will own their personality. If this is you, come grow your career with Yello.

About The Role:
You will play a pivotal role on a small agile team of talented engineers focused on building cloud-based, cutting-edge solutions for our client-partners. 

How You'll Make An Impact:
You'll have the opportunity to lead a team of highly skilled developers to build enterprise SaaS applications using Ruby on Rails and other modern web technologies.   You'll help your team focus on continuous improvement, code quality, good security, and software craftsmanship.  You'll also share your passion for web development with junior engineers.  As the lines between development and operations become more blurred you’ll collaborate closely with our Infrastructure and Security teams to  build code that is resilient, secure, maintainable, and performant.

What We're Looking For:
  • Minimum: 5 years of professional development experience using Ruby, Java, or other OO language
  • Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree
  • Relational database design as well as proficiency in SQL (preferably PostgreSQL)
  • Your drive for action and experience solving problems in a fast paced environment
  • Experience working through and on performance issues, tuning, scaling and security when working on the web.
  • RSpec or relevant testing framework
  • Object Oriented JavaScript and/or React
  • Use Agile methodologies to maximize developer productivity
  • Full Stack Development (RESTful API development would be considered a big plus)
  • Experience using non-relational data stores (Redis, Memcached, Elasticsearch, etc)
  • A desire to share knowledge and help others on your team grow
  • Ability to troubleshoot Linux OS related issues using common command line tools.
  • Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, etc)
  • Experience designing and deploying SOA or microservices architectures.
  • Experience leading technical teams
What You Can Expect From Us:
You can expect lots of mentorship and growth opportunities and professional advancement. Our team prides itself on its ability to practice continuous learning and development, constant collaboration and pushing traditional boundaries.  

Additional Information:

At Yello, we work together to improve the hiring experience and power recruitment programs. Every Yello team member is empowered to grow each day and achieve new career accomplishments, and we always make time to celebrate team members’ successes. Our Loop office is steps away from public transportation, overlooks Lake Michigan and our open concept office offers plenty of space to collaborate with colleagues, or to work independently. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, a competitive 401k match, a reimbursement for fitness memberships and support for ongoing learning. Above all, we look forward to coming to work each day to solve interesting problems and make the impossible, possible.

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
  • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States.

Company Reviews

At Yello, I’m able to solve problems, build great technologies and see projects through from start to finish. I feel like I’m part of a company where I make a difference and am rewarded for new ideas.
Derrick Neier
Engineering
at Yello
As a college intern with Yello, I attended the company’s annual conference and was able to see first-hand the impact Yello’s technologies have on some of the world’s biggest companies. That’s what drew me in and now, five years later, I still enjoy working to make a difference for our clients.
Danny Davidson
Product
at Yello
I wanted to have a big impact on a small company and really be part of its growth. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing at Yello. I genuinely have fun at work because I couldn’t ask for better colleagues, enjoy the work I do and learn something new every day.
Kerry McCourt
Marketing
at Yello
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Why work with us
We are trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate our achievements and milestones. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and employee ideas are heard from day one. At Yello, team members are genuinely interested in learning from one another and solving challenging problems. If you are looking for a company that has a start-up feel, as well as solid funding and stability, then you’re a natural for Yello!
Culture
Our Loop office is steps away from public transportation, overlooks Lake Michigan and our open office offers plenty of space to collaborate with colleagues, or to work independently. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, a competitive 401k match, a reimbursement for fitness memberships and support for ongoing learning. Above all, we look forward to coming to work each day to solve interesting problems and make the impossible, possible.
Perks & Benefits
You’re covered: Yello provides Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, as well as dental and vision insurance.
Plan for retirement: Yello offers a competitive 401k matching program.
Go on vacation: With unlimited vacation, you can take time off whenever you need it.
Keep active: Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Continue to grow: Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education.
Stay healthy: Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and a fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and snacks.

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