Principal Front End Engineer

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Join a fast-paced, innovative, data-driven startup named 2021 Best Tech Startups In Chicago, that is changing the Supply Chain industry through real time tracking and end-to-end visibility.

The Principal Front End Engineer will lead the front end development practice at FourKites. This is a hugely transformational role working with the product, user experience and engineering teams across the company. You will act as a coach and player to create the best supply chain platform that users across 100 countries cannot get enough of! 

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Architect solutions and execution through design, prototyping & hands-on development
  • You will help build a design system and front end frameworks to span our product family.
  • You will lead by example and inspire engineering to rise to the next level
  • Collaborate with a UX/UI designer and other front-end and middle-tier engineers to design, prototype, and build complex cloud-based security applications

About the team: 

Our global Engineering team is passionate, curious, and innovative. We work across two geographically distributed cities on two separate continents to collaboratively deliver industry disrupting solutions, offering Fortune 1000 customers real-time visibility, predictive intelligence, advanced analytics, and many more exciting products to power their transportation world. Our innovative team is composed of full stack and back end developers, and the Principal Front End Engineer will be a driving force behind our future design and front end initiatives. 

Who You Are:

  • Strong experience in designing & architecting complex user interfaces. You’ve been there, done that. This is not your first rodeo.
  • 12+ years of experience building highly scalable, high performance, responsive web/SPA applications.
  • Deep understanding of Design Patterns and applicability.
  • CI/CD is a done deal. Experience in TDD, BDD etc. You were convinced testing was important a decade ago and are rolling your eyes this is still a thing in the JD.
  • Hands on experience with the following technologies:
    • JavaScript: React JS, Angular, JQuery, NodeJS
    • Build stack Grunt, Gulp, Yeoman, Bower, Webpack, Node, NPM
    • CSS: Bootstrap/Foundation/Materialize/Semantic UI
    • Experience visualizing data or generating charts/graphs
  • You thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Full stack development is a big plus.
  • Having customer facing experience is a plus.

FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal, last mile and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.

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Location

Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located next to Union Station, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FOURKITES

How does your team reward individual success?

At FourKites, we LOVE tacos! We love them so much we use a recognition taco bot in slack to reward and recognize great work across all 3 offices. At the end of the month, the taco winner gets a gift card to get tacos somewhere in Chicago!

Amanda

Director, Talent & Development, Talent Acquisitions

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

Ashley

Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our career pathing has flexibility which allows me to leverage my strengths and career goals. This combined with a culture of open, honest communication has driven me to explore new leadership opportunities and collaborate with teams across the globe! Knowing that I have support from my teammates keeps me motivated, intrigued and excited.

Lauren

Talent & Development Manager, People Operations

What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!

Jenny

Senior Talent & Development Manager

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits and wellness programs, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of global culture & connection programs and committees, such as DEI Employee Councils, FourKites Pride, and FourKites Women's groups.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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