All the functionality in the world won’t save your product if users can’t access it intuitively. Thankfully, Chicago tech has no shortage of highly skilled front-end devs who build solid and slick user-facing applications. If you’re one of them, and you’re looking for your next big opportunity, we recommend checking out the positions these companies have to offer.
Job: Senior Web Developer
What they do: A young, tech-backed trading firm, Akuna Capital specializes in making markets. The company designs and implements its own low-latency technologies, strategies and data-based models.
What you’ll do: Your job will be to create the tools used by traders, support personnel and fellow developers to keep Akuna competitive in the marketplace. That includes building risk visualization tools and monitoring applications for resource utilization, as well as providing support during releases.
What they do: A digital marketing agency that specializes in working with pharmaceutical brands, closerlook provides software, analytics and creative services to some of the world’s biggest companies.
What they do: The operator behind newsrooms like the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun, tronc is growing its technology team. That means more opportunities to refine its products and work on the infrastructure behind its integrated marketing and business services.
What you’ll do: This job involves working on the websites of publications like the Chicago Tribune, both on independent product and as support for software engineers, operations and vendors in troubleshooting.
More experienced?: Senior Software Engineer-Front End
What they do: A startup within OneMain, iLoan builds digital lending products that streamline borrowing for consumers. Its team enjoys startup perks like happy hours, flexible hours and daily catered lunches, along with the stability of working for an established company.
What you’ll do: Alongside writing client-side applications and staying up on new technologies, you’ll be part of the team that designs APIs and writes automated tests. If that sounds like your speed, you should pass along a link to your GitHub profile.
More of a UI engineer?: React UI Engineer
What they do: DRIVIN provides advanced analytics and user-friendly tools that help automotive dealers optimize and sell their inventories.
What you’ll do: Your primary responsibility will be to work closely with the data team, product owners and other developers in implementing and maintaining DRIVIN’s products.
Job: Lead UI Engineer
What they do: ShopRunner is a subscription service that brings free two-day shipping and returns to more than 140 online stores. The company also provides retailers with digital tools, scale and industry-wide data.
What you’ll do: You’ll be heading up the architectural design for ShopRunner’s partner integration kit, featured on the company’s partner websites. You’ll also be mentoring other members of the team, collaborating with back-end developers and evaluating new tech.
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