Business Automation Engineer at Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services. As a third-party logistics provider, we simplify transportation management for our clients and carriers, handling crucial tasks so they can focus on what they do best. From coast to coast, dock to dock, and across all major transportation modes, Echo connects businesses that need to ship their products with carriers who transport goods quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.

Position Overview:

The Business Automation Engineer on the Echo Global Logistics Data Team is responsible for creating and maintaining a digital workforce using a Robotic Process Automation tool.  In this role, you will build and maintain software robots that will assist in the automation of key business processes.  In addition to the technical aspect of this role, you will also work closely with business stakeholders to gather and document requirements. 

Essential Position Functions

You...

  • See technology as a passion, not something you just do between 9-5
  • Have strong fundamentals to combine attention to detail, science and technology to test new products which will accomplish solid business gains
  • Possess the ability to test innovative solutions; we operate on a web based platform and constantly facing unchartered waters
  • Are curious intellectually and excited to learn several new business concepts and technologies
  • Are a proactive thought leader; you recognize new opportunities and bring valuable ideas to the table, fix things before they break, mentor others
  • Enjoy communicating and connecting with other technologists and non-technical colleagues

We…

  • Value passionate engineers, technologists, and go-getters, who never stop seeking ways to improve quality and processes
  • Have a high focus on career development and the runway to get you there
  • Work hard and smart, period
  • Offer competitive compensation, benefits, 401k, challenging projects, company-wide events, coworkers and leaders who will push you to get better, a sense of community not found elsewhere

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product Owners, Business Sponsors, Engineers, QA and Architecture
  • Develop deep expertise of Echo’s internal and client-facing technology product lines
  • Document complex software functionality
  • Identify and Optimize current business practices, workflows, and systems
  • Utilize internal systems to automate redundant processes through development
  • Manage and transfer data using in-house software applications
  • Leverage SQL to extract and query data
  • Analyze data and provide reports for various internal departments and management to increase efficiency and effectiveness of data provided
  • Provide mentorship to teammates
  • Work to continuously advance your skill set
  • Ability to prioritize projects from competing stakeholders and manage client expectations

 

 

Position Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in:  Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics/Mathematics, Analytics, Logistics/Supply Chain, or Business
  • 1-3 years Systems Analysis, Automation or Logistics experience
  • Proficient in SQL
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Very organized and detailed oriented
  • Proven record of accomplishment in working in a fast paced environment

 

What's in it for you?

  • Help career growth by joining an industry leader and continuing to advance Echo proprietary technologies
  • Working for an organization with intelligently defined strategic goals, sophisticated products and steady growth
  • Experienced mentors to learn and adopt new practices
  • Ability to introduce your own views and takes on our product offerings
  • Work in the full software delivery life-cycle
  • Ability to constantly enhance and improve applications
  • Have a clearly defined career growth track with enough flexibility to pave your own way

Work environment/physical demands summary:

This job operates in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office with an open seating floor plan. The employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.
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An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Sr. Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Product Director

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Fitness Subsidies
Gympass!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 800 sales representatives hustling to move over 16,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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