Backend Java Engineer

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Catsy is rapidly gaining international recognition with our easy-to-love cloud platform for brands to manage product content that helps them win market share in eCommerce. 

The ideal candidate is excited about working in an open, collaborative environment and is eager to contribute to the shape and culture of our developmental process. You are creative, flexible and enjoy having impactful input to every aspect of the development life cycle.

We are looking for a Software Engineer responsible for well-designed, maintainable, and testable code both on the client-side and the server-side of our cloud application. The primary focus for this role will be to implement our backend in Java with a focus on architecture.

Why Catsy?

Before Catsy, we were on the other side of the challenge as users trying to upload product content into eCommerce sites. It was a painful process that involved spreadsheet gymnastics and a lot of mind-numbing cut & paste. In search of a solution to this challenge, we started Catsy. 

At the end of our day, our purpose is simple: Empower people to do what they love and be useful along the way. At Catsy you will be involved in making professional lives more manageable for users who have to deal with the challenges of content management in Excel. 

The ideal candidate will have:
- At least 5 years of professional experience with Java and SQL database development.
- A sample portfolio (code or public facing web build). 
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills The ability to shift gears quickly and multi-task The ability to ask great questions and are naturally solution-oriented: you excel at solving problems, particularly in team settings

What You’ll Do
- Implement back-end components in our Java server with SQL database.
- Optimize our database and performance tune queries. 
- Collaborate with the development team to create and follow best practice coding principles
- Think fast, work hard, and laugh a lot
- Add to the culture and change the trajectory of our growth


What does the product do?

Catsy simplifies content management by centralizing all data management activities and digital asset management activities departments within an organization. Teams within an organization like operations, marketing, creative and e-commerce can centralize their workflow and create efficiencies and eliminate spreadsheets, folders, Excel and google sheets.

Our Culture: 
Collaboration is key to the Catsy Home Team. Our culture is to be useful and to be kind. We like being useful because when our users get use out of our hard work, our days become very interesting. And we like kindness for its own sake. We have weekly team lunches and monthly activities. Together, we curate an open environment and encourage constant feedback to create great experiences for our users and guarantee success for our clients. We live and breathe our values and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

The Benefits:
- Competitive salary + stock options
- Opportunity for product ownership, and control
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Ability to make a significant impact on the business
- Great opportunity for personal and professional growth
- Ability to implement new ideas
- Ability to be a part of something big with the future being extremely bright for Catsy

Why should you drop us a line?
* Top benefits
* Excellent Learning opportunities - you can try out new implementations
* We are a quickly growing company that is looking to expand our development team.
* We were also recently recognized for Fall 2019 by G2Crowd as one of the emerging 50 B2B Tech companies in Chicago.

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Our office is located in River North neighborhood and two blocks away from Merchandise Mart, Brown Line and Red Line.

An Insider's view of Catsy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe at Catsy is pretty awesome as we all work as one big team helping each other out in order for us all to succeed. It's a super rewarding place to work because of that.


Customer Success Manager

What does your typical day look like?

I love listening to our customers, to help them get fast answers to their questions, and to close the loop by presenting their feedback as a driver for Catsy's improvement.


Customer Support

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s been a constant state of learning here at Catsy; I absolutely love it. We’re an industry growing with recognition each day. Such a booming vertical is exciting and requires adaptation, as no two days are the same. Being surrounded by a group so passionate about our product has taught me to look forward to each new day and the future overall.



How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I am here to serve all members of our team and our clients. Anything I can do to be useful to help the team succeed, I'm here and always accessible.



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our customers have a lot of digital assets and a tremendous number of attributes per product. We are making it easy for customers to manage this content using a variety of scalable technologies.


Software Engineer

What are Catsy Perks + Benefits

Catsy Benefits Overview

We want you to join our team and be part of our success. Catsy promises the following:
* To compensate, reward, and treat our employees fairly based on a relationship of trust, integrity, and mutual respect.
* To foster a work environment that embraces diversity, builds camaraderie, and promotes quality of life.
* And, to give our employees the opportunity to grow, advance, and achieve professional goals and aspirations.

Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $3000.
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We know you’ll love your job, but we also know that work isn’t your entire life. We care about work-life balance. Our team works hard, and we all hold one another to a high standard. So we will provide Employee assistance program with confidential access to professional counseling to ensure the well-being of you and your family.

We work hard to ensure that we are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the diversity among us. We embrace one another’s uniqueness and actively seek to increase our diversity. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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