Full Stack Web Developer at Punchkick Interactive

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Want to build apps for the world’s biggest companies? At Punchkick Interactive, we transform our clients into leaders of the mobile space. We do everything—from strategy, to design, to development—in-house in a highly collaborative atmosphere. We’re looking for experienced web developers who want to join our team and help us build beautiful, easy-to-use, cutting-edge websites and web apps.


DESCRIPTION

Come work with a team of ultra-talented and incredibly authentic designers, developers, strategists, UX architects, and tech visionaries. We build products that we’re incredibly proud of—for clients that we deeply respect—all within a team of great friends and colleagues. Punchkick Interactive has an unmistakable culture of excellence and we seek out folks who feel alive and thrive in this type of environment.

Punchkick has doubled in size each of the last three years, landed on the Inc. 5000, and was voted the best place to work in Chicago by the Chicago Business Journal. To date, Punchkick has worked with 18 of the Fortune 500. And we’ve only just begun to hit our stride.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The Full Stack Web Developer position requires an energetic and proactive generalist who will work as a key team member alongside other application developers and support staff. We want a decisive individual who possesses the skill set to manage multiple initiatives, spanning new software development projects as well as application maintenance and support.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 3 years development experience with both frontend and server-side web development.
  • Background in writing APIs or websites with server-side frameworks in PHP, JavaScript, or .NET Core.
  • Exposure a variety of front-end JavaScript libraries and frameworks like Angular and React.
  • Solid knowledge of ES2015 syntax, a working knowledge of module-based JavaScript development.
  • Experience writing clean, structured, CSS using preprocessors like Sass or Less.
  • Familiarity working with Git version control in a collaborative team environment, creating pull requests and performing code reviews.
  • Strong knowledge of relational databases and ability to write performant queries using SQL.
  • Working knowledge of software design patterns, experience writing automated tests.

NICE TO HAVES

  • Experience using automated build tools such as Webpack, continuous integration/deployment.
  • Skill in working with clients, explaining complex requirements and concerns to a variety of different audiences.
  • Background in mobile app development.
  • General knowledge of a lot of different web development frameworks and tools and the ability to weigh the pros and cons of each for a given problem.
  • Experience with Linux-based web servers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading architecture and development of web applications.
  • Coordinating with strategy, internal and external stakeholders, and design during various project stages.
  • Being a core contributor to codebases across many projects and clients.
  • Working with cross-platform (native) team members to coordinate, and in some cases drive, feature functionality and implementation.
  • Promote good team practices, such as regular code review and pair programming.
  • Assisting the client support team using your technical background.
  • Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations and approaches.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • ZendFrameworks
    • .NET CoreFrameworks
    • ASP.NET CoreFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • KissmetricsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AfterEffectsDesign
    • Adobe xDDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

We're located in a River North Novel Coworking space, conveniently near the Chicago Brown Line stop.
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An Insider's view of Punchkick Interactive

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

As a new mom, juggling being a parent and my career, seemed intimidating. But I was wrong. Punchkick is supportive of my new schedule and encourages me to focus on my family. Their support not only motivates me to work harder, but gives me confidence that I’ve chosen the right place to call my work home.

Sarah Hertzberg

Director of Client Success, TUX

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

At Punchkick, the spirit of teamwork means a lot. It’s important to the projects we are tasked with, and even more important to career growth in a flat organization. Punchkick runs lean and projects are agile, so I’m proactively forced to self-assess and look into the aspects of growth where I lack proven expertise.

Collette

Quality Assurance Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The best ideas at Punchkick come from within our team, and one of the best things I can do to foster creativity is to actively help Punchkickers surface their ideas and run them through our internal advice channel. Getting feedback and support for big ideas or sweeping change can seem intimidating to some, but it definitely doesn’t have to be.

Zak Dabbas

Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

Punchkick offers the opportunity to work with so many different technologies. No one project or client is the same. As a result, you get to work with numerous frameworks, languages, and tools throughout the year. I really enjoy the fact that I get to learn something new every day I come into work.

Gary Sperka

Full Stack Developer

What are Punchkick Interactive Perks + Benefits

Punchkick Interactive Benefits Overview

Punchkick runs flat, meaning that we have no managers, and individuals and teams support each other in making decisions. While we have core business hours, we support our team members in their personal and professional lives through comprehensive benefits like medical, vision, and dental coverage, FSAs, dependent care credits, commuter benefits, work-from-home Fridays, annual cost-of-living salary increases, and 401(k) matching with immediate vesting.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have an ongoing Party Planning Committee that focuses on company and cultural events, as well as one-off groups of Punchkickers to plan any internally created initiatives and events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Employees have several health insurance options to choose from.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our office building includes a gym that employees gain complimentary access to for a one-time fee, as well as corporate rates with Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Punchkick offers 3% matching with immediate vesting on 401(k)s.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Our core hours are 9am–4pm with work-from-home Fridays and one additional floating day. We also support remote work when life demands it.
Remote Work Program
Every Friday our employees are free to work from home.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We offer a company-paid Thanksgiving celebration every year. It's one of our most fun and most-loved culture events at Punchkick.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Generous PTO
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Paid Holidays
Punchkick observes all major holidays and supports observation of all religious holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
We have board games available for team members, and sometimes host game nights in our office.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Employees are encouraged to use our advice channel to seek out professional development opportunities.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
We try not to block employees for 40 or more full hours of billable client services work, and encourage them to use their free time for personal and professional development.

Additional Perks + Benefits

The perks we have in place have been established with a lot of employee input and feedback. We regularly update our Best Practices guide—the Punchkick version of an employee handbook—based on conversations and decisions that are made as a wider team. As a small, close-knit company, we believe in the value of supporting each other to put out our best work and live our best, balanced, professional lives.

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