Lead Software Engineer - Social Impact

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Growth with a Purpose 

ShoppingGives began in 2015 as an organization to do good and make an impact.  We build products to address the expectation for change.  We exist to create impact on every purchase, and we believe that micro-actions lead to macro impact.  Every day we help retailers, no matter how large or small, give back to the causes that their customers are passionate about. Through everyday purchases, we get to watch the world around us become better one transaction at a time, and we think that’s pretty incredible.  Our impact is enormous and why we are growing with a purpose.  We know it’s best to Invest in Tomorrow, Today.  That means we don’t skip any steps while planning or default to the solutions we are comfortable with - we research tomorrow's leading technologies and how they can benefit our products. 

The bottom line at the top - we make the world a better place with the tools we build. Would you like to join us and help by building and supporting your AWS environment?

Let's define "Lead Software Engineer" as we see it. You love to and are great at:

  • Computing, networking, storage, and database AWS services.
  • Coding in Python or .NET / NodeJS / C++) and deploying to the AWS Linux environment.
  • RDS Databases on Aurora/mySQL/PostgreSQL/DynamoDB
  • API Gateway & AWS Lambda
  • Creating API platforms using REST, experience with different styles or flavors (REST, GraphQL, Flat) a plus on API designs with microservices and Serverless environments
  • Agile Development Methodology
  • Unit testing, debugging, and documenting API or Source code.
  • And a good amount of the things in the “What you bring to the team” section below… so keep reading! 

Now that you know what we’re looking for. Let’s speak about what you’re looking for. Do you...?

  • Want to contribute and have a voice at the company that just beat Google and Adobe for “Best Emerging Technology” at the 2021 Codie Awards?
  • Know you’re ready to break through from a Software Engineer to a Lead Software Engineer?
  • Desire to use your brilliant engineering skills to implement not just good products but products that do good?
  • Thrive in environments where accountability is prioritized and would love to own the output for a whole team?
  • Want to do cool stuff like creating and managing an AWS environment to support customers and your teammates to create Impact (...around here, capital “I” Impact means actions that create good in this world.)
  • See into the future to understand what structures we need to build now for our future to serve the future?
  • Have two definitions for SDLC - one of them being SimpleDurableLastingCode, and the other is something you’d love to own at a company?
  • Invest in tomorrow, today, by fixing tomorrow’s problems, yesterday?
  • Believe in the value of documentation - and kinda love it?

If you answered yes to those questions - this might be the role for you. 

What you bring to the team:

  • Years working as a hands-on developer
  • Desire to mentor developers
  • You might have had one of these titles in the past: AWS Solution Architect / AWS Software Engineer / Senior API Developer
  • Practical experience managing a sprint/task
  • Hands-on experience (with most or all of these: API, REST, GraphQL, AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway, NodeJS, Python, C++, Linux, PostgreSQL)
  • Deep experience in AWS
  • .Net is great, Python is better!
  • Bring a good amount of the stuff listed in our definition of an Lead Software Engineer (above)

Let's be transparent: This job isn't for everyone.

  • Our mission drives our team to do good.
  • We work hard and deliver fast - we have lots of customers to keep on our platform.
  • Willy Wonka doesn’t work here - so we don’t sugarcoat.
  • Mistakes are forgivable, and inactivity is not. 
  • We're accountable to you because you'll be accountable to us. 
  • We understand that to grow our business. We must develop our people - so we're looking for learners, teachers, and in this instance, one talented Lead Software Engineer. Is that you?

Like what you see so far, apply now. Need more info, keep reading.

Your mission:

You support ShoppingGives AWS Environment in delivering products with AWS a well-architected Framework to support our customers’ success. 

Our mission:

Create Impact on every purchase. 

We do this by enabling our retail partners to fund a donation to any charity of their customer's choice. But what good is all our good work if our technology breaks? That’s where you come in.

If you think you're a fit or want to know more - apply right now!

Read this if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements:

OK, friend. Can we call you a friend yet? We hire people. People apply to work here, and people work here. People bring diverse experiences to jobs. We love that. So if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements, that’s ok. Apply if you’d be thrilled to wake up and do this job. We know that people aren’t unicorns, and we expect to have to train, upskill, grow, cover, and teach into some of these responsibilities. We just don’t know which responsibilities we’ll need to give that extra support until we meet you. 

Why work at ShoppingGives?

  • - You can use your skills and time to make a positive Impact every day.
  • - The pay for this role is $140k - $175k annually
  • - This role is Chicago or US based remote only
  • +++ Everyone is an owner - equity options come with this role.
  • -  401k, medical, dental, 
  • - Volunteer Time Off (Cause we eat our own dog food)
  • - We’re outcome-driven, so you’ll get goals and the ability to execute autonomously with support. 
  • - You'll create every day. We're around 25 people - so you'll have influence 
  • - We speak over ten languages, including Gujarati, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Hindi, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Cantonese, Korean, and Nepali. And English - we're pretty good at English.

But seriously, apply right now.

Compensation and Benefits

Shopping Gives offers full or partial benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance. Three weeks paid vacation, 401k, Financial Advisors, Paid Volunteering --- and if you’ve read this far - Employee Options are part of every full-timer’s compensation package. We offer an Employee Assistance Program, Transit, and Identity Theft benefits - even a discount for your Pet’s Health Insurance. Just like most startups - we game, work out, happy hour, and take in the occasional sporting event together.  

Our office is conveniently located in downtown Chicago within a couple of blocks of Union Station and a short walk from every EL line.

EEOC Statement: Shopping Gives is an equal opportunity employer. Shopping Gives does not discriminate against any applicant for employment due to age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
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    • InVisionDesign
    • JIRAManagement
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Location

212 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607

An Insider's view of ShoppingGives

How does your team reward individual success?

Every Monday we give our game bull (like a game ball) to an employee who had an accomplishment and "grabbed the bull by its horns" the past week. We do this to share our triumphs and show our appreciation for our peer's dedication and hard work, and it's a great opportunity to share each other's accomplishments across the entire team.

Samantha

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What are ShoppingGives Perks + Benefits

ShoppingGives Benefits Overview

- Competitive Health Plan
- PTO
- Flexible WFH
- Casual environment
- Office Crocs

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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