Backend Developer

| Chicago

Description

Jiobit, which develops the next generation of location-based wearables, is seeking an experienced software development engineer that thrives in the chaotic startup world. Given the importance of this role for the long-term success of the company, equity compensation will be available for the right candidate. This position is available in Chicago, IL.

You’ll be responsible for:

- Development and support of the backend solution for Jiobit products.

- Design, documentation, and implementation of backend features from scratch to production-ready state.

- Collaboration with different teams (product, firmware, mobile, e-commerce, customer care) to define requirements for backend features.

- Constantly improving existing codebase quality and delivering new high-quality code.

Why we want you:

- Advanced knowledge of Java and backend frameworks (Spring Boot, Spring).

- Advanced knowledge of Google Cloud Platform and/or Amazon Web Services (experience with both preferred).

- Experience with AWS IoT platform will be a plus.

- Experience in developing/supporting web solutions based on PHP, Python, and JavaScript is extremely welcomed.

- Hand-on experience of unit-tests and integration tests implementation, an understanding concept of code mocking.

- Good understanding of scalable web application design patterns and architecture principles.

- Good knowledge of Linux / UNIX based systems.

- Infrastructure / DevOps experience (continuous integration setup, deploying and running applications in a test and production environment etc.)

- Good knowledge of Agile development practices and the software development lifecycle.

Why you want to work with us:

We like people who take risks, big and small. At Jiobit, we’re motivated every day because we do meaningful work that solves real problems. We support one another in our current roles and career aspirations, encouraging each other to learn new skills and dive deeper into our expertise. We believe in you working the way you want to; if you have an idea, do it, we support you. We celebrate our successes (big and small) and make memories at bi-annually off-sites and team building events (kayaking, karaoke-ing, Cards Against Humanity-ing). And last but not least: Great benefits, flexible vacation policy, and the opportunity to build and influence our brand, portfolio, and culture from the ground up. That’s a risk worth taking. We are looking to hire a full-time employee for this position. However, all new team members start as a contractor during the onboarding process for the first few weeks before being converted to W2 employees based on performance. Equity will be offered at the initial start date.

Jiobit Benefits:

- Flexible work hours and location

- Company retreats every 6 months

Additional Benefits at W-2 Conversion:

- Unlimited PTO policy

- Paid Holidays

- Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance (including 50% contribution for dependents)-

 STD/LTD offered

- Basic Life Insurance- 401(k)

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Embedded CLanguages
    • GoLanguages
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AWSFrameworks
    • GCPFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WebflowCMS
    • MailChimpEmail
    • SendGridEmail

Location

Heart of loop, an easy walk from both Metra train stations and nearly every El line. Quick stroll to the river or Millennium Park for an outdoor walk.

An Insider's view of Jiobit

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Jiobit has enabled all of us the freedom to express our ideas, feedback, and to create projects within an open and trusting environment. This level of transparency has shaped and developed us to grow in a multitude of ways and pinpointing our niches or passions with the company as well as soaring to achieve them!

Kaylee

Customer Experience Consultant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We’re still a small team, so it feels more like people, not departments, working together to get projects done. I work with the customer experience team members to make improvements for individual customers as well as taking inspiration for improvements for all of our devices.

Ben

Sr. Firmware Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Designing, building, and having ownership on resilient and high availability systems. I have full ownership of various parts of SW that has provided new perspectives on how to approach problems which need to be tackled. The decisions made to solve those problems directly impact our customers use and trust of our product and service on a daily basis

Adam

Sr. Cloud Engineer

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

The customer experience (CX) team is not only the voice of the customer but also the voice of Jiobit. Each day we share ideas & make decisions to improve the customer's experience with our product and service. Our feedback impacts all areas of our business including our roadmap, how we position our product, and how we focus our engineering team.

Lindsay

Director of Customer Experience

What are Jiobit Perks + Benefits

Jiobit Benefits Overview

We celebrate our success with quarterly off-sites and team building events (kayaking, karaoke-ing, Cards Against Humanity-ing). We offer great benefits, flexible vacation policy, and in-office snacks and beverages.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
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