Say Yello to Yello! Yello is reinventing recruiting by replacing outdated practices with innovative solutions.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.

Vice President, Software Engineer at Yello
Company Description:

Yello’s talent aquisition 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:

As Yello’s VP of Software Engineering, you will lead the architecture, design and implementation of our web and mobile platforms. You will help development teams deliver high-performing, secure and high-quality software, while contributing to Yello’s product strategy and the product roadmap.


You will:

  • Work with the DevOps team to build automated test and deployment pipelines

  • Work effectively with product managers, project managers, development team leads and senior management to allocate development resources, while balancing current client needs with the long-term product roadmap

  • Take responsibility for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects spanning Android, iOS and web development, third-party integrations and back-end services

  • Implement processes and metrics to ensure the software development teams are efficient, and track progress to goals

  • Investigate and and take firm steps to resolve software quality issues

How You'll Make An Impact:
You will lead and inspire a team of highly-skilled software engineers who are changing the way enterprise companies recruit new talent, and motivate and inspire development teams to find new ways to solve challenging problems.

What We're Looking For:

You are passionate about building complex, secure and high-quality software. You are able to work effectively across multiple disciplines, possess an open and collaborative work style and can translate business objectives into functional and nonfunctional requirements.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • 10+ years professional software development experience and 5+ years of experience managing software developers

  • Must possess the ability to effectively manage upwards by instilling confidence in executive leadership and communicating the appropriate information at the right time

  • Must have experience in planning, architecting and delivering mission-critical enterprise-grade systems and solutions

  • Expert skill level in one or more object oriented programming languages; Ruby is strongly preferred

  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to complete long-term projects, and prioritize competing or conflicting requests

  • Familiar with AWS and reference architectures for web applications

  • Demonstrate knowledge of information security and its role in web and mobile applications

What You Can Expect From Us:
In addition to managing a team, this role will work closely with senior leaders to empower the broader organization. Together, we’ll implement processes and tools that lead to a faster delivery of an even better product.  

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 qualified 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, full time, for any employer.

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
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
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
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!
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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