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Aptitive is a Chicago based modern data and analytics consulting firm that sets strategy and develops technology to automate the delivery of key information that our clients use to drive their business.

Our consultants work directly with c-level executives on both the IT and business side of the organization to understand their business goals, create a strategy and roadmap to address these goals, and architect and develop end-to-end technology solutions.

Why Aptitive

At Aptitive, you’ll have the freedom to use your technical background and creative problem solving skills to make a direct impact on our clients. Exceptional client work is rewarded with fast-paced growth opportunities. Our annual review process and mentorship program ensures that top performing consultants are recognized and  promoted. We also offer a generous training stipend to further support our employee’s growth. 

Flexible schedules are just small indications of our commitment to work-life balance. Aptitive offers unique benefits, like our helping hand program and unlimited PTO, to help you do what you love.

Job Summary

As an Aptitive Custom Application Developer, you’ll work closely with our clients, technology partners, and team to develop tech-forward solutions for our client’s unique business challenges. Typical projects focus on areas such as:

  • Data Strategy
  • Data Modernization & Warehousing
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Application & Data Integration
  • Data Science & Machine Learning

What You'll Do

  • Provide data and analytics solutions to business and technical leaders at our clients
  • Learn and work with cutting-edge technologies
  • Gain knowledge about industries such as healthcare, retail, insurance, manufacturing, etc.
  • Lead teams to help design and architect robust data and analytical solutions for our clients 
  • Work directly with clients to understand and document their business needs and technology requirements
  • Design, code and test data centric solutions
  • Be involved from the beginning to the end of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Mentor and help grow the careers of others
  • Assist in the sales process and help develop new business

Our Ideal Candidate

General Attributes

  • You’re curious and love to explore new technologies
  • You have strong analytical thinking and creative problem solving skills
  • You’re an effective communicator that’s comfortable presenting to executive clients
  • You have the ability to think independently while working in a collaborative environment
  • You have a passion for personal growth and continuous learning
  • You can quickly adapt to new situations and are comfortable being uncomfortable
  • You have architected and implemented data solutions
  • You’re excited to share knowledge and expertise with other Aptitive software innovators and architects


  • Experience as a team lead or senior developer
  • Experience working with clients or customers
  • Experience in one or more of the following technologies:
    • Application development languages and frameworks
      • Javascript frameworks such as Vue, Angular, React
      • Front-end development: HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
      • Development languages such as ASP.NET, C#, Java, Python
      • Frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, .NET Entity Framework
    • Change management and deployment
      • Experience with web and application servers such as Apache, JBoss, WebSphere, Tomcat
      • Setting up and use of change management tools such as TFS, GIT, SVN, CVS, Azure DevOps
      • Experience with build tools such as TFS or Bamboo
    • Experience implementing authentication solutions (Auth0, Ping Identity, etc.)
    • Strong SQL skills and familiarity with the following database management systems
      • Oracle
      • Snowflake
      • SQL Server
  • Strong ability to identify the root cause of application bugs and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Experience developing and consuming REST services
  • Experience with all phases of the SDLC
  • Polished communication skills
  • Ability to share knowledge and expertise with other Aptitive software innovators and architects
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science or comparable major
  • Aptitive will not sponsor visas for this position. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis
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20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 4000, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Aptitive

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

Work/life balance is simple at Aptitive. Do what it takes to get the job done and do what you need to keep yourself happy and healthy. Work schedules allow the team the flexibility to do their work without sacrificing friends, family, or the things they love.


Marketing Content and Campaign Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We work full end-to-end data solutions; everything from ingestion to advanced analytics! Great atmosphere for building your technical chops.


Principal Consultant

What makes someone successful on your team?

The successful team members are generous with providing help and are genuine in their interactions and providing feedback. We celebrate each other's successes, large and small, and are always there to pull each other up when needed.


Managing Consultant and Analytics Practice Lead

What is your vision for the company?

We founded this company based on the idea that people are our greatest asset. You want talent? These people are incredibly smart, but they are also nice to work with and a ton of fun. That kind of talent is hard to find.



What are some things you learned at the company?

I've strengthened my skills in data warehousing and analytics. I've also learned how to work in smaller teams and balance internal work with my client facing work.


Senior Consultant

What are Aptitive Perks + Benefits

Aptitive Benefits Overview

We bring you a career in technology consulting without the typical life trade-offs found in the industry.

Volunteer in local community
Pre-Covid, we had quarterly volunteer events at Inspiration Corporation, hosting tech workshops. We also do other volunteer events throughout the year with organizations that our employees support.
Partners with Nonprofits
We have worked with organizations like Ruff Luck Dog Rescue, Inspiration Corporation, Blessings in a Backpack, The Greater Chicago Food Depository, and others to raise money for their causes.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aptitive has a culture committee that helps plan events like company happy hours, +1 events, and other fun activities throughout the year.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Aptitive offers FSA's for Dependent Care and Medical.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of premiums.
Vision Benefits
Our vision benefits plan covers 100% of premiums.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our health insurance policy covers 100% of premiums.
Life Insurance
Aptitive offers a Life Insurance policy at no cost to our employees.
Wellness Programs
Our "Apt-fitive" group plans fun wellness challenges and quarterly fitness outings.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Aptitive's team fitness initiatives include sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Aptitive offers a Roth 401(k) option as well as a traditional 401(k) option for all employees.
401(K) Matching
Aptitive provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan. We match 100% of contributions up to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay. 401(k) matches are vested on day one.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We offer a Dependent Care FSA to help with the cost of child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Aptitive provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after their first five years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Aptitive hosts quarterly company outings with your significant other or a +1. Examples: rock climbing, brewery tour, Topgolf, cooking class, baseball game, etc.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Aptitive offers employees professional development opportunities and provides a $3,000 annual stipend for training and continuous learning.
Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition reimbursement is included in our annual training stipend.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 mentoring for all employees.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
We cover 100% of expenses toward certifications in our industry.
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