Lead Application Developer, Custom Solutions at Jellyvision

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Jellyvision is hiring a Lead Application Developer

Who we are

We at Jellyvision are the proud parents of ALEX, a platform that saves employees and their employers money by making tricky decisions—like choosing and using employee benefits—less confusing and more enjoyable. The success of ALEX has exceeded our wildest work-related dreams, which is why we need an experienced Lead Application Developer to help us continue on our journey.

How you’ll help

Jellyvision supports many large customers (employers and partners) with our flagship platform, ALEX. These customers are the lifeblood of our company, representing billions of dollars in premium and benefits spending and millions of employees trying to navigate those benefits. These customers have many complex problems to solve and often look to Jellyvision to help them explain complex things simply and helpfully so that employees can make better decisions. However, sometimes these problems fall outside our SaaS offerings and don’t represent solutions we can or want to provide at scale. It’s important to us to continue to be helpful when our customers need us by creating custom solutions that are exciting, valuable, and cost effective (for both the customer and Jellyvision).

As a Lead Application Developer, you'll provide technical leadership for a newly emerging team, and help solve these tough problems our customers are asking for our help solving. You’ll use your experience to ensure the team is designing and building straightforward, maintainable solutions to unique customer problems. 

What you’ll do

As the Lead Application Developer for our brand new Custom Solutions team, you will:

  • Evaluate build vs. buy decisions and ensure we only build custom solutions when necessary
  • Collaborate with our Project Manager, Director of Custom Solutions, and customers to define high level system requirements
  • Implement and/or build reporting tools for customers and internal stakeholders
  • Design clean, straightforward solutions to problems
  • Think tactically as well as strategically, respecting what came before you while accounting for the future
  • Write maintainable, reliable, and performant code 
  • Coach and mentor less experienced team members
  • Give and receive constructive code review feedback
  • Foster an inclusive team environment
  • Collaborate with Jellyvision's non-tech teams (ex. designers, writers, producers)

Experience & skills you’ll need

We're looking for a Lead Application Developer with 5+ years of relevant experience, strong software design chops, and who is excited by unique and complex challenges. They should also have experience with the following:

  • An understanding of how to build and maintain web applications with a backend framework like Ruby on Rails, as well as a frontend framework like React
  • Committed to testing their code as a part of writing it
  • A passion for code quality and strong problem solver
  • An excellent giver and receiver of constructive code review feedback
  • Horrified at the thought of working without Source Control
  • Experienced with a relational database (ORMs are great, experience writing raw SQL is even better)
  • Experienced developing software with Git (familiarity with git-flow would be another bonus)
  • AWS, Docker, and DevOps skills (not required, but definitely a plus)
  • Some familiarity with reporting or bi tools (Tableau, Looker, Shiny, Dash, etc.)


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Instills Trust
  • Decision Quality
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Action-Oriented
  • Collaborates

Anything else?

Our credo is a simple one: be helpful. And we think we can be most helpful if our workforce is as diverse in thought, perspective, and culture as the people who use our products. We are looking to add amazing people to our team who will bring diversity across many lines, including race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, sex, and country of origin.

Thanks for your interest in Jellyvision!

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Our yard is the Chicago River and our porch is the Chicago Skyline - we know, it's awesome.

An Insider's view of Jellyvision

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

Jellyvision is a place where I truly feel like leadership wants me to be healthy/happy. They really show me they want you to have a work/life balance. The company does everything they can to avoid unwarranted stress with unlimited PTO, flexible Working From Home, emails reminding me to take care of myself, and ways to get help from my teammates.


Implementation Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

The product team is full of self-driven, curious, scrappy individuals. The most successful are the least afraid of jumping into ambiguity and getting creative in overcoming the numerous obstacles thrown at them every day. Their ability to adapt to change quickly while keeping their teams calm, cool, and collected makes the job look easy!


Principal Product Manager, New Concepts

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Implementation is a team of ballers, constantly impressing me with new ideas. Our most recent ideas are new classes around Professional Development and a pilot approach to quickly implement customers. These ideas came from folks on the team. When my coworkers have these ideas, my job is to give them the support and resources to run with them.


VP of Implementation

What are Jellyvision Perks + Benefits

Jellyvision Benefits Overview

We are currently redefining the way we will be returning to an office setting. To ensure the health and safety of our employees, Jellyvision will be working remotely until Summer 2021. Going forward, we will be focused on a “flexible first” approach where office space is available for those who wish to use it.

*5% Match on 401k

*Unlimited PTO

*Remote work stipend

*HSA & FSA Contribution

*14 Weeks Maternity Leave - 6 Weeks Paternity/Non-Gestational

*Gender Transition Assistance

*Education Reimbursement

*Medical, Vision & Dental - Multiple Plans

*Legal Services through RocketLawyer

*Hilarious Slack Channels/Community Engagement Groups

*Membership to the Jellyvision Band - they Rock! (pun intended)

*Weekly yoga and meditation classes

*Free Divvy Membership

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We have an HSA and a transit FSA!
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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