Uptake is a platform of answers built for industry, with industry. We are looking for smart, curious and insanely talented people who can help us break into new territory, take on massive problems and build fast. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Software Engineer at Uptake

What we do:

Uptake harnesses the power of underutilized data to empower businesses to make informed decisions. We partner with industry leaders to build a predictive analytics software platform that grows smarter in one industry because of what we learn in another. The result is a powerful platform that identifies problems before they happen, ultimately saving money, time and lives.

What you’ll do:

As a Software Engineer, you’ll help build and expand a complex predictive analytics platform that is already changing the way large industrial companies manage their assets. Software Engineers work with cutting-edge technologies in the fields of distributed systems, data ingestion and mapping, and machine learning, to name a few. Uptake engineers are creative, self-driven and are always looking to innovate and improve, and we are committed to providing them with the necessary resources to take their skills to the next level.

Responsibilities:

As a Software Engineer, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create interactive visualization tools and dashboards
  • Build a highly scalable framework for ingesting, transforming and enhancing data at web scale
  • Develop a web services based platform that can grow with the business
  • Implement machine learning models that enable customers to glean hidden insights from their data

Qualifications:

  • 1-6+ years of experience programming in a modern object oriented programming language
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
  • Solid object-oriented programming and design skills
  • Outstanding programming and problem solving skills
  • Strong passion for technology and building great systems
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work using Agile methodologies
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Understanding of SQL and noSQL database technologies
  • Understanding of structure and usage of RESTful web services
  • Experience using Spring’s open source tools

Preferred skills:

These are skills that we value but are not required for this role:

  • Masters or PhD in related field
  • Being an open source contributor
  • Experience with Akka, stream processing technologies and concurrency frameworks
  • Experience with noSQL solutions: Cassandra, HDFS and/or Elasticsearch
  • Experience with Data modeling
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt or equivalent
  • Experience with Docker, Mesos and Marathon
  • Experience with distributed messaging services, preferably Kafka
  • Experience with distributed data processors, preferably Spark
  • Experience with Angular, React, Redux, Immutable.js, Rx.js, Node.js or equivalent
  • Experience with Reactive and/or Functional programming
  • Understanding of Thrift, Avro or protocol buffers

If you think you would be a good fit for this role, and are interested in joining the best engineering team in Chicago, please provide your resume with a cover letter.

Company Reviews

What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
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Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
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