5 awesome jobs all devs in Chicago should check out

by Sam Dewey
June 14, 2016

Mark our words: Chicago is a flyover city no more. The city’s tech scene has never been hotter, and there are opportunities at awesome tech companies left and right for techies who go looking for them. Whether we’re talking established, decades-old companies or the city’s most exciting up-and-comers, there’s no dearth of tech options in the city.

Here are just five of those options for developers in Chicago tech, but be sure to check out our job board for more.

The position: Sr. Software Quality Assurance Engineer

What you’d be helping build: NowSecure is a trailblazer in the arena of mobile security and data protection. Working for them as a software QA engineer means building and designing system test methodologies, plans and cases for their software platform.

Who they’re looking for: For this gig, you’ll need four-plus years of software quality assurance experience, plus working knowledge of Internet protocols like IP, TCP, HTTP/S, DNS, FTP, and/or SSL. The ability to write code in Python and PHP is also a plus.


The position: Developer

What you’d be helping build: One North Interactive is a creative agency, so as a developer with them, you’d get to put your skills to the test working on wide array of projects for a variety of clients. With their team, you'd be using emerging technologies and cutting-edge ideas to shape what the future of web development looks like.

Who they’re looking for: One North developers utilize a host of different tech skills, including MVC, Node, Knockout, React, MongoDB, .NET/C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript/JQuery, CSS, SQL Server, GIT and Visual Studio, but they won’t ignore you if you’ve got other relevant experience in your cache (like Java, PHP experience, or Python).


The position: Senior Python Developer

What you’d be helping build: You'd be working with RedShelf’s team to tackle one of the most expensive problems facing college students today: soaring textbook costs. RedShelf’s technology makes it more simple for students to have access to affordable, digital course material.  

Who they’re looking for: Besides some prerequisite tech skills (Python, Django, Javascript and some of its frameworks, among others), RedShelf is looking for an experienced dev to take on a leadership role for the team. Techies with 10 or more years of industry experience are encouraged to apply.


The position: Software Engineer

What you’d be helping build: mLevel is one of Chicago’s most disruptive startups. They’re reimagining what corporate training and learning looks like, and their innovative platform is used by some of the largest corporations in the world (think Microsoft, Pearson, and JP Morgan Chase).

Who they’re looking for: You’ll need a B.S. in computer science or related field, plus four or more years of experience of web app development using the following languages: ASP.NET (MVC), C#, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. More than that, though, they’re looking for someone who's willing to spearhead innovation and creativity as mLevel continuously sharpens its tech vision.


The position: Java Developer

What you’d be helping build: Enfusion is one of the companies making Chicago a stronghold for fintech innovation. Their tech platform helps financial service professionals manage their portfolios from the cloud.

Who they’re looking for: Of key importance is having one to five years of Java development experience under your belt, but Enfusion is also looking for candidates who are comfortable with SQL and database concepts. Bonus points if you’ve got experience with EJB or other J2EE, Swing, Linux, Hibernate, Jidesoft, MySQL, and/or Subversion.

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