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Full Stack Developer

| Chicago

As a Full Stack Software Development Engineer at FourKites, you will get an opportunity to work on features end to end (backend & frontend) using latest technologies such as Ruby, Ruby On Rails, AngularJS, Redis, PostgreSQL, etc.
As our first U.S. development team continues to grow, you will impact multiple products across a large suite of products. You will develop products that can change the logistics landscape and will be used by large Enterprise customers across the globe. You will develop integrations with our strategic partners to help expand our ecosystem. You will work closely with our US team and customers to develop features that help shape the logistics and supply chain industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new platform features and Backend REST API's following industry-standard best practices for software design, development and testing
  • Work on frontend Javascript MVC to implement UI features
  • Integrate a test suite of unit, functional and integration tests into new feature development
  • Determine areas for platform re-factoring
  • Critical issue resolution for emergencies & production issues
  • Software development and integration

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering or related field from a reputed institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Software Engineering and Web application development.
  • Minimum of 3 years hands on work experience with Ruby-on- Rails or Java, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 as a developer or software engineer.
  • Good understanding of software design, MVC architecture, object-oriented principles, and design patterns.
  • Experience building RESTful APIs backed by unit tests and QA testing tools
  • Experience in JavaScript MVC such as Backbone, Angular, or Ember is a major plus.
  • Strong knowledge of Git (branches, submodules, rebasing) and other Agile tools such as JIRA & Confluence.
  • Agile SDLC experience
  • Experience in Amazon Web Services or other cloud services is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

FourKites is the fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, backed by top-tier VC firms in Silicon Valley, Boston and Chicago, delivering real-time visibility and execution for Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes including ocean, rail, parcel and over-the-road. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security. We look for smart, agile, creative team players who are ready to roll up their sleeves and deliver for our customers.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located in the Ogilvie Transportation Building, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FourKites, Inc.

What are some social events your company does?

The team at FourKites makes sure to take time to get a little competitive. Happy hour at SPiN allowed the teams to bond over snacks, libations and some fierce ping pong skills.

Amanda

Talent Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

Ashley

Manager, Carrier Operations

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with FourKites as executive admin support & office manager. Several months into the role, I discussed growth opportunities with my manager and expressed an interest in moving into the HR function. The company supported my growth by sponsoring my SHRM certification and at my 1yr anniversary, I officially transitioned into a HR role!

Sara

HR Manager & Office Manager

What are FourKites, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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