Senior Engineer II, DevTools

| Chicago
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SpotHero is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer who will automate the engineering operations of and provide tier-2 operational support to our product engineering teams. You will partner with your engineering manager to ensure requirements are defined correctly and collaborate with other engineers across the organization to define solutions, ensure project deadlines are successfully met and effectively communicate with product and engineering team members and internal stakeholders. We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity and constant learning.


Who we are: SpotHero is one of Chicago’s hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve a convenient, affordable parking on-the-go or in advance, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.


Our Stack is: Monolith using Django/Python, the Frontend is React. We are starting to extract specific domains to Services currently using Java, Kotlin and Go. Our Database is Postgres and Redis for caching. We also use Docker, Kubernetes and Kafka.


What kind of person are you?

  • Curious and a hungry learner
  • A Problem Solver
  • Tenacious
  • Ability to collaborate
  • You own your work

What you will be doing: 

  • Developing software and scripts in Bash, Python, or Go using development best practices such as DRY, KISS, and TDD.
  • Participate in resolving production incidents by providing Tier-2 support to our product engineering teams and troubleshoot issues in a distributed system.
  • Automate the provisioning of new infrastructure for new applications or systems and when scaling to meet system demand.
  • Build internal tooling and libraries that helps other engineering teams build new business value faster and better
  • Support business-critical operations tooling to help our team build, deploy and monitor their applications in a complex production environment
  • Make broad changes across multiple code bases efficiently and without disruption to other teams to implement new cross-cutting concerns

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning
  • You work well in complex environments by learning new programming languages, engineering concepts and whatever else helps you get your job done well.
  • Some understanding of “infrastructure as code,” “cattle vs. pets,” immutable architecture or Cloud-Native methodologies
  • Experience with small teams that move fast -- all members are expected to be able to achieve maximum results with minimal direction
  • You have at least 7 years of hands on experience as an Engineer across multiple environments.
  • You can write complex Bash scripts. You can quickly learn Python and/or Go.
  • You are familiar with container platforms and orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Mesos, or Docker Swarm
  • You are an expert in one of the three major cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure. Preferably AWS since we use that today.

Nice to haves are:

  • Kubernetes and/or Mesos experience
  • Kafka, Kinesis, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ experience
  • Cassandra, Elastic, Redis and/or Couchbase experience 
  • Postgres, MySql and/or Oracle experience
  • Open source contributions to a few major projects 

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast-growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover up to 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, 401k retirement savings plan + matching, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Genius Companies of 2018, ranked on Built In Chicago’s 100 Best Places To Work In Chicago in 2020 & 50 Companies With The Best Benefits In Chicago In 2020 , plus our Diversity & Inclusion initiatives!

NOTE:

  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.
  • We are considering applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago. However, you must be able and willing to travel to Chicago on a quarterly basis.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • BrazeCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • Oracle ResponsysEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our brand new, custom built office is located in the heart of the Loop, close to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Lines.

An Insider's view of SpotHero

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a lot of collaboration and positive energy throughout the entire day at SpotHero. There are a lot of funny people that work at SpotHero; it's hard to get through the day without a few genuine hearty laughs, which is a really fun way to take a break from being nose deep in a project.

Michelle

Account Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s so much room to grow at SpotHero. From the very beginning, I was encouraged to think about my career goals and steps I could take towards achieving them. I recently made the transition to a new team, and everyone has been incredibly supportive as I learn a new skill set and look to further grow my career!

Maggie

Digital Marketing Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

I joined SpotHero to contribute to the future of mobility as I imagine walking down the street with my pre-school aged children one day and being able to point out aspects of the mobility ecosystem that I played a role in building. In this vein, I believe SpotHero will emerge as the platform that powers the last quarter mile of mobility.

Paolo

VP, Vertical Business Teams

What are SpotHero Perks + Benefits

SpotHero Benefits Overview

We offer our employees a way to find community through Employee Resource Groups. We currently have six different established groups and evaluate offerings on a semi-annual basis.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SpotHero participates in local volunteer activities such as installing art galleries in elementary schools with I Paint My Mind and building homes with the House That Tech Built.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through our monthly bake sales we partner with nonprofits such as C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, Center on Halsted, and ALIVE rescue.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SpotHero has culture committees that promote wellness and diversity and inclusion.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
We cover Short Term Disability at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Our competitive Dental plan is through Guardian. Our plan has a unique rollover benefit to encourage plan use. In addition to child orthodontia, we are proud to offer adult orthodontia coverage!
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan is through Guardian through VSP Choice Network. Our plan has a low co-pay for your annual exam and includes an annual stipend for lenses or frames.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our medical plans are through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we offer a High Deductible Health Plan with no employee payroll contribution required. We also contribute to HSA accounts on your behalf.
Life Insurance
SpotHero covers Life & AD&D coverage, up to 100% of your salary, at no cost to you.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
SpotHero sponsors an annual fitness challenge where employees can participate in hydration, sleep, and fitness challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of traditional and Roth savings options with financial advisers at Fidelity Investments who are ready to assist with your retirement planning.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide three months of parental leave for all employees.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
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
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fantastic Eats - Take a break and enjoy some grub with the team, catered weekly from your favorite Chicago spots. For a midday pick me up, choose from our endless variety of snacks or our cold brew on tap. • Team Events - From WhirlyBall and ice skating to rooftop happy hours and spontaneous ice cream parties - we're always looking for new ways to have fun together! • Casual Work Environment - Be comfortable while you work. Take a nap if you need it or squeeze in a few yoga poses between meetings. • Employee Wellness Program. We encourage work/life balance through financial wellness talks, meditation sessions, and mind & body nutrition education. Plus, we encourage our team to get out and give back to our local community. • Professional Development. We support personal and professional development through mentorship programs, diversity & inclusion trainings, and learning how to work with one another based on our personality types.

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