Senior Engineer at BenchPrep (Chicago, IL)

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We are a small group of driven, ambitious individuals committed to changing the landscape of education.

We work hard, eat well, and have lots of fun. We work at BenchPrep because we love it. We are looking for talented and motivated professionals who are excited about the chance to leverage technology in order to impact the lives of millions of students. Our clients include ACT®, HRCI, Hobsons and many other educational companies.


Our current situation is very exciting. You will join a small team in a profitable start-up, building green-field projects as well as improving upon existing top-of-the-line products.

You should:

  • Be a web developer with solid knowledge of algorithms and data structures.
  • Have 4+ years of experience developing web applications.
  • Have solid knowledge of our technology stack (Ruby, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Redis, nginx).
  • Have experience in a full stack environment.
  • Have experience leading, owning products and solving problems.
  • Have experience with dynamic languages.
  • Be curious about ever-changing technology.

You should also expect to provide guidance and mentoring, own products with real user impact, and be in a great team of passionate engineers in a fun and engaging environment. We won't list perks, since a great company culture is so much more than that, but one of my personal favorites is that lunches are always free and shared as a team.

If you want to know more, we will be happy to talk details.

Direct candidates only please.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • vue.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM


We are located next to the Willis Tower, right in the heart of downtown Chicago.

An Insider's view of BenchPrep

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

For the last 4 years I have been with BenchPrep, the company has given me everything I need to find balance in my life. Having the freedom and control over the hours I work, while still meeting agreed-upon deadlines and work expectations is extremely important. BenchPrep does an amazing job at prioritizing a flexible and inclusive work environment.

Zheni Mihaylova

QA Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Everyone is very passionate about others succeeding and are so helpful when you come to them with a question, whether it’s about functionality, process, how something works or anything in between. I have never felt like I have asked a silly question, and everyone always makes time for others.

Nicole White

Senior Technical Product Owner

How does the company support your career growth?

BenchPrep has supported my career growth not only by considering or discussing my developmental goals but going a step further and forming a new role where I can work every day towards achieving them. I am excited to ramp into this role and grateful to my manager for allowing me the opportunity to chase this avenue of professional growth!

Meghan (Smith) Aguilar

Customer Growth & Success Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

As a learning organization, we believe that continually learning about new techniques encourages us to find innovative ways to be as resourceful as possible. We have weekly meetings to share in roundtable fashion, our learning resources and new things we have discovered. These efforts help maintain a learning culture that encourages innovation.

John Gill

Senior Engineering Manager

What are some social events your company does?

At BenchPrep we always put people first. We make social functions a priority because our community is the core of our company. Whether it’s cheering on the Cubs on a Wrigley rooftop, devouring some deep dish, going curling, or even hosting mixology and art classes over Zoom, we are always focused on staying connected.

Sam Lebewitz

Senior Accountant

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