Full Stack Engineer

| Chicago

About Sittercity

Sittercity’s mission is to make child care finally work. We pioneered tech enabled child care in 2001, and we connect millions of parents with babysitters and nannies every year. Recently recognized as a 2018 Chicago Innovation Award winner and one of the best places to work by Crain’s and Built in Chicago, we are building a platform that is radically simplifying the way we find, book and pay for trusted care. Headquartered in Chicago, we serve families and caregivers nationwide.

What You’ll Do

Sittercity.com is a monolith rails application, and while this architecture has served us well, we are now ready to take things to a different level with a brand new set of API’s and a new vision to push our products forward. As a full stack engineer you will bring your extensive knowledge of modern web technologies to architect and build a fast, responsive and intuitive web experience for our users.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a small team and be the person who decides how our new web experience is built. We can’t wait to see what you will achieve!

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with product managers, designers and various stakeholders across the business to conceptualize new features.
  • Brainstorm with fellow team members to estimate the feasibility and implementation strategies of deliverables.
  • Work within a Ruby/Rails environment to maintain and extend our current applications.
  • Design and develop API contracts to be consumed by stakeholder clients (e.g. mobile team).
  • Architect and build robust software using modern web technologies.
  • Provide front end support for existing products as well as evaluate solutions for marketing initiatives such as CMS, landing pages, email templates and A/B testing.
  • Optimize front-end code to ensure a consistent and fast experience for our users, both desktop and mobile web.
  • Mentor other engineers and help with code reviews.

About you

  • 5+ years experience building and debugging highly-scalable interactive web applications
  • Experience with modern browser technologies (HTML5, CSS, Javascript, etc.)
  • Firm knowledge of Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with modern front end frameworks (e.g. React, Preact, Vue, etc.)
  • Have strong opinions about web front end architecture but appreciate other team member’s feedback
  • Have a positive attitude and a desire to learn and teach

Benefits and Perks

  • Support for flexible and remote working environments
  • Food and healthy snacks throughout the day
  • Ping pong, foosball and on-site fitness center
  • Company events, social outings and volunteer opportunities
  • Open personal time off policy
  • Industry leading maternal and paternal leave
  • Subsidized use of Chime for personal childcare services
  • Great benefits package, including; health, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k)

Sittercity is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis as prohibited by federal, state or local law.

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • RxSwiftFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ClubhouseManagement
    • BrazeCRM

Location

In the heart of River North, our office boasts views of the Wrigley building and Marina Towers. Grab a drink or lunch at the great restaurants nearby!

An Insider's view of Sittercity

What are some social events your company does?

During the work day, break time can equal Mario Kart, coffee runs or ping pong. After work, we have had fun activities including Trivia Night and happy hour. For food lovers, we've had potlucks, a chili cook off, and cookie contest!

Josh

Operations Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Analytics is core to what we're building here. By leveraging data from social networks, family demographics, and existing users, we're creating a smarter matching experience for families and sitters. My team is making these data sources accessible to every team member, so we can make smarter business decisions and improve the user experience.

Michael

Director of Analytics

How does the company support your career growth?

Sittercity has allowed me to take on different projects and claim ownership in order to grow. They've supported my career decisions, like moving from operations to customer success. Every project I do matters and contributes to our overall success. Not only has Sittercity helped my career growth, they've helped me grow outside of work as well.

Justine

Customer Success Advocate

What are Sittercity Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We cater team lunch every Wednesday and have a fully stocked kitchen the rest of the week!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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