Full-Stack Developer

| Chicago

About This Opportunity

We're looking for a talented full-stack web software developer to join our team. The ideal candidate is a motivated, curious, service-minded engineer with advanced web development skills and prior specialization in our core toolset and technology stack. Past exposure to mobile application development is also a huge plus. Once brought up-to-speed on our portfolio of client projects, you will work collaboratively with our agile production team to scope, plan, code, test, and optimize custom software applications.

Position Requirements

  • Advanced-level experience using PHP and the Laravel framework
  • 3+ years of experience in a professional development operation
  • Bachelor's in computer science, engineering, MIS/IT, or equivalent professional training and experience
  • Capable of working productively in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to clearly document work and communicate effectively

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary with opportunities for performance bonuses
  • Clean, comfortable, and newly-remodeled workspace in Chicago's Deep Loop
  • Generous monthly allowance to purchase a health insurance plan
  • Flexible, family-friendly schedules with weekly opportunities to work remotely
  • Unlimited paid vacation (two weeks minimum)

Company Values

  • Engage in lifelong learning
  • Treat clients, employees and their families with respect
  • Communicate frequently and honestly
  • Practice emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Leave everyone in a better place than we found them

To Apply

Interested applicants should complete our Google Hire form, or send their resume (PDF) and/or LinkedIn profile (URL) to [email protected], along with a brief personal introduction and links to a portfolio or hosted collection of recent professional work.

Note: Earlybird does not accept resumes from staffing or recruitment agencies. Please do not forward sponsored candidate resumes to any employee alias. Earlybird is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

In line with our values, we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, martial status, family status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


We're located in Chicago's Deep Loop, just blocks from Millennium Park, The Art Institute, all CTA train lines, and many great restaurants.
218 South Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604

Insider's spotlight

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

Very balanced. Each week is broken up with a “Work From Home Wednesday” and remote time beyond that is super relaxed as well. I love having the freedom to choose my own office hours, shaping a schedule that helps me be more productive. Results are treated as more important than time spent at a desk, which I know the parents working here appreciate.


Senior Developer

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

Our industry is ever-changing, with new frameworks, new languages, and new tools emerging all the time. It’s up to us to stay on top of these changes and suggest what’s best for the client, their project, and our team. There are risks to these decisions, since old framework versions or outdated languages can become more difficult to support.


Senior Developer

How does the company support your career growth?

Over the last six years, the company has grown and evolved in step with the interests and passions of the team. People who have shown interest in new fields are given the opportunity to pitch ideas to prospective clients and lead development on new projects. This gives all of us the chance to grow as developers and consultants.


Senior Developer

Our clients rely on us to help them innovate, so we do a lot to promote a growth mindset and drive innovation internally. I love how our team has embraced the monthly lunch-and-learn presentations we host, but we’ve also sponsored ongoing coursework, paid for attendance to conferences, and even supported team members launching startups on the side.


Co-Founder and CEO

There’s a lot of acknowledgement for individual successes, but I personally love that we dedicate a few minutes at the end of our weekly all-company meeting to allow for public appreciations, recognizing the acts of kindness people perform on a daily basis. It’s a small but meaningful manifestation of how our team rewards supporting one another.


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Perks of working here

Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Flex Work Hours
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Tuition Reimbursement
Unlimited PTO
Volunteering Opportunities
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