Lead Software Engineer, FrontEnd Developer

| Chicago

About Showpad

At Showpad, personalities and cultures connect across oceans to create something extraordinary. As a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5,000 Europe list, Showpad is changing the game when it comes to sales enablement. Our employees create the engagement and impact that drives our success as we expand globally.
In the morning, we’re drinking San Francisco cold brew coffee with a side of Portland doughnuts – English scones for afternoon tea, and in the evening we’re toasting success with Belgian tripel Westmalle to a Chicago house tune.

About the position

As a Senior Web Frontend Developer, you will have a big impact on the Showpad product as you control how our various web applications, look, feel and how they are developed and deployed. Using cutting edge technology, you allow our web application development process to mature. Furthermore, more and more hybrid technologies are used so web applications are also used inside the mobile application space. We aim to be at the top in terms of quality and are proud to say the latest deployment went out bugfree.

Key responsibilities as a Sr. Web Frontend engineer at Showpad

  • Improve the Showpad user experience with great UI's and clever use of technology
  • Maintain and improve the Showpad platform
  • Contribute to improving our development processes and environments
  • You will do research and development by experimenting with and implementing the latest technologies in one of the most faced-paced areas in software engineering
  • Working in software teams where code reviews and pair programming are part of our strong engineering culture
  • Use and volumetry. Everything you do will have an impact on 100.000 users globally
  • Work closely with and incorporate feedback from Product Management, Interaction Designers and other Engineers
  • These are some of the technologies we currently use: Angular4, react, Redux, RX, Webpack, NPM, ES2017, asynchronous programming,...

Skills and Qualifications we are looking for

At the minimum

  • A degree in Computer Science oriented study or an equivalent through experience
  • 5 years+ experience in frontend web development 
  • Expertise in modern Javascript framework (Angular, react,...)
  • The ability to learn new frameworks in a small amount of time, you want to work with the latest technologies and take initiatives to improve our platform
  • Good understanding of browser compatibility
  • A natural eye for detail
  • Passion for life and programming
  • The will to have a maximum impact on Showpad
  • The desire to grow yourself, your team and the company
  • Drive the current frontend roadmap and align with the Chief Architect on technical decisions
  • Provide technical directions and guidance to the current frontend team as a natural thought leader and coach them to deliver more impact

Skills needed:

      • HTML5/CSS3, Heavy Javascript, JQuery
      • Angular, Backbone, Bootstrap
      • SQL, JSON, Microservices/API’s, Ajax
      • Jest, GitLab, Git, Docker, CI/CD Automation

What you can expect from Showpad

Focus on Impact and Growth

We are building the future in sales and marketing where every sales person is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment, and focus on impact and growth.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • WordpressCMS
    • SageCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


Centrally located in the Loop and easily accessible for all commuters with tons of options for lunch.

An Insider's view of Showpad

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our Chicago office is unlike any other startup I've ever been a part of. Everyone is smart, humble and effective. Even though we are all busy, everyone is always willing to offer help or guidance - even if it outside of their wheelhouse. We all genuinely enjoy each other's company and want to see our teammates succeed.


Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is absolutely key for my team, since we’re tasked with bringing many different groups together. And as an international organization, we’re building relationships not only across departments, but across the world too. The key for us is to show how we provide value and prove how our collaboration impacts both revenue and culture.


Head of Global Business Development and Alliances

What is your vision for the company?

We’re building the future of sales & marketing success, by empowering sales & marketing teams to sell the way buyers want to buy. We’re delivering a better buyer experience, intelligent sales content and an analytics-powered platform that’s smarter than traditional sales enablement.


President & COO

What are Showpad Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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