Rise Interactive is a digital marketing agency, specializing in media, analytics, and customer experience. The agency is a strategic partner, helping marketing leaders make smarter investment decisions, grounded in data insights. Rise manages enterprise-level analytics and campaigns across all channels of digital marketing.

Senior Software Engineer - Contract at Rise Interactive

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer

Overview:

Rise Interactive (http://www.riseinteractive.com), a rapidly growing full service interactive advertising agency, is looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer into the Customer Experience team. We are seeking a detail-oriented, highly motivated individual contributor that is excited about joining the growing Customer Experience department and contributing professionally to an entrepreneurial company with an expanding Fortune 500 client base.

 

Summary and Scope:

A Senior Software Engineer should have enough experience to understand a wide variety of approaches to systems/application design. Given a mission like "figure out how to move our application from AWS to Azure" or "create a new CMS-enabled web application that integrates with X systems", should be able to put the entire systems together and come up with end-to-end solutions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of custom technology solutions that solve the business needs of our clients
  • Collaborate heavily with fellow developers, designers and analysts to solve problems and aid in the implementation of the solution
  • Develop complete front-end stack of projects using HTML/CSS and Javascript frameworks
  • Develop back-end, server-side code using languages such as C#/.Net, Java, and/or PHP
  • Integrate front-end UI with backend and/or third party data layers
  • Develop RESTful APIs to consolidate and normalize data across systems
  • Assist in integrations with various client and third-party systems, including CMS, CRM, and ERP systems
  • Set and follow coding standards
  • Debug cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Help mentor other team members on relevant technologies
  • Aid in the estimation of client projects and determining scope of client engagements
  • Aid in development and optimization of development processes to bring efficiencies to the team
  • Occasionally interface with clients either on the phone or in person
  • Bring fresh, creative ideas on how to continuously improve our team and service offerings

 

Required Skills:

  • Smart, high aptitude to learn new things and sense of urgency to get things done
  • Pro-active self-starter that is able to accomplish goals with little to no “hand-holding”
  • Significant real-world experience developing real products or custom responsive websites at large scale
  • 4+ years experience building highly-scalable interactive web applications
  • Strong programming skills in JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 and server-side web technologies such as ASP.NET MVC, C#/.NET, PHP, etc.
  • Experience writing object-oriented code
  • Experience working with database technologies (MSSQL, MySQL, Document Databases)
  • Some experience with several Content Management System systems from both a development and administration perspective (Sitecore, AEM, Kentico, WordPress, etc.)
  • Experience with source control (Git, SVN, TFS) and bug tracking software
  • Team player – demonstrated experience on a team that shipped a product
  • Practical-minded – chooses stability/reliability/maintainability over shiny new objects
  • Passionate about technology – ideally you build things outside of work for fun
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration within and across multiple teams.
  • Test-driven development and Agile experience highly desired


Rise is a fast growing company with an expanding list of Fortune 500 clients. We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, a casual work opportunity, and a tremendous opportunity for growth. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, are excited about finding smarter ways to do things and have a strong desire to be a part of winning team, we want to meet you.

 

Company Reviews

"A culture of innovation is not just encouraged, it's contagious."
Jess K.
Internet Marketing Associate, Social Media
at Rise Interactive
“The main differentiator at Rise is the people and the passion they bring to the job. Everyone comes here every day to give 100% and provide the best possible experience for our clients."
Jocelyn S.
Senior Account Executive
at Rise Interactive
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Why work with us
Currently, we’re over 200-strong and growing. Our extensive recruiting process, which includes a pre-interview analytics exam, ensures our agency is filled with smart, data-driven individuals. We know that having a committed, and curious team is key – and we strive to provide a nurturing, energizing workplace. We’ve been recognized with many accolades for our culture, including the National Best & Brightest Places to Work For list three years in a row. Along with our dedication to hiring Chicago’s most tech-savvy and quantitatively-minded talent, we also love being part of the city’s technology community. We’re proud to have been recognized by Built in Chicago as a Top 100 Digital Employer for the last five years. We’re also a Chicago Innovation Award winner, and our CEO has been named to Techweek100’s list twice. To top it off, Rise is located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, with close proximity to public transportation, and convenient access to stores and restaurants.
Culture
As a fast-growing company, our commitment to culture runs deep and continues to grow and evolve based on employees’ needs. We know that a healthy, positive culture results in an innovative and productive team, and we invest in making Rise a top place to work. We are committed to providing ongoing training and development opportunities, both inside and outside of the office. We also offer employees an open and collaborative environment, providing a workspace that has no true barriers, and that really fosters the creativity of each individual. From celebrating award wins and agency accomplishments, to arcade games and Beer Fridays, and frequent team-building events in our office lounge, we always encourage collaboration and camaraderie among our employees. Risers believe in working hard and playing hard – and it shows in our ability to deliver top results for our clients, while having fun.
Perks & Benefits
Quarterly Happy Hours
Beer Fridays
Casual Work Environment
Robust health, vision, and dental benefits
Paid Time Off & Company Holidays
Alternative Seating & Work Spaces
Training & Development Resources
Volunteer Opportunities
Comprehensive Savings Program

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