Cloud Practice - Java/Spring Developer

| Chicago

Solstice is an innovation and emerging technology firm that helps Fortune 500 companies seize new opportunities through groundbreaking digital solutions. As strategists and consultants, we help organizations evolve their digital strategy to solve mission-critical problems. As designers and developers, we build incredible digital solutions that transcend a standalone product and transform an organization’s relationship with its customers. Solid communication skills, a servant leadership attitude, a love of learning and an analytical mind are a must to be successful at Solstice. Solstice is seeking a Java/Spring Developer to join our Cloud Practice on a full time or contract basis. 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Consulting with Fortune 500 clients in order to build enterprise grade cloud native applications
  • Supporting team members in order to deliver products to market in an efficient manner
  • Partnering with top-notch designers to create award winning user experiences
  • Bridging the gap between elegant front end design and existing enterprise backend architectures
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers to foster their career path and growth
  • Traveling to client site on a weekly basis to collaborate with client development team

Your Profile Includes:

  • Strong level knowledge of Java and Java web applications
  • Strong understanding of modern Spring frameworks (Spring Boot, Spring Cloud Services, etc)
  • Solid OOD and OOP skills are required
  • Previous experience delivering products in an Agile environment
  • Experience developing enterprise applications that support high traffic volumes
  • 3 or more years of professional software development experience
  • Exposure to modern software practices such as TDD, CI/CD, etc. is required
  • Previous consulting experience is a plus
  • Working experience with microservice architectures is a plus
  • Working experience with public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP) is a plus
  • Working experience with modern web application frameworks (AngularJS, ReactJS, etc) is also a plus
  • Previous exposure to Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a huge plus
  • BS in Computer Science or a related field
  • Open to a minimum of 80% travel required
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AngularFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • RallyManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're in a great tech-focused building right by Ogilvie and Union Station in the West Loop.

An Insider's view of Solstice

What are some social events your company does?

Solstice celebrates holidays with our office in Argentina - our US offices have introduced Argentina to Halloween, and the Buenos Aires office introduced the US to “Friends Day” in July. We also have a book club, a board game club, football and a Bachelor fantasy draft, co-rec sports, wine tastings and happy hours to celebrate new hires.

Andrea

Principal

What does your typical day look like?

No day is the same! The strategy team is the ideas hub within Solstice. We provide our clients with innovative digital approaches to their business challenges through hands-on ideation workshops as well as business, consumer and market insights. We partner closely with our cross-functional teams to drive and develop these recommendations.

Palak

Sr. Digital Strategist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful team members put their own needs behind the needs of their teammates. In practice, this often manifests as empowering, challenging and encouraging teammates to step outside their comfort zone. Team members who lead others to success are far more successful than those who work only to serve themselves.

Andrew

Technical Principal

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

As a digital innovation firm, creativity is in our DNA. We hold an annual 24-hour innovation blitz, to harness the creativity of our employees. We stop all client work and self-organize in teams centered around employee ideas for solving problems with emerging technologies.Many of these ideas have gone on to become tools that make our clients.

Kelly

CEO

What are Solstice Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
From sponsored 5Ks, Lunch & Learns, and a discounted gym membership, our Wellness Committee enables a workplace that encourages environmental and social support of a healthy lifestyle.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some of our favorites include our New Hire Happy Hours, our company-wide holiday party, our annual volunteer event (Pay It FWD), and team outings!
Game Room
Solstice's game room is decked out with snacks, a ping pong table, Wii games, a shuffleboard, and board games for all employees to use when they need a break.
Stocked Kitchen
Our Office Management team helps to ensure that we always have fruit, coffee (brewed & a fancy espresso machine!), tea, snacks available, and all of the flavored LaCroix that we can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Solstice celebrates our employee's birthdays with a monthly breakfast or lunch that the whole company is able to attend.
Happy Hours
Company-wide happy hours, as well as team happy hours are common at Solstice. The themes and locations differ, but they are always a good time!
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer a wide range of training programs like LinkedIn Learning, Solstice University, and a mentor program. All full-time employees also receive $5,000 annually to pursue professional development.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Solstice is committed to positively impact, promote, support, and raise awareness of diverse communities in the Technology industry with the leadership of our Diversity Committee.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have a variety of fun perks at Solstice, but our favorites focus on employee development! We know that investing in employee development is crucial to our success as a growing and forward thinking firm. All full-time employees have an annual personal training budget and time off. Employees will use this to take classes, buy materials, and go to conferences. We also have our internal training program Solstice U, a mentorship program, and knowledge sharing through discipline circles and Lunch and Learns!

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