Senior Front End Engineer

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

As FourKites continues to scale and build our tech teams across the globe, we are excited to bring on a Senior Front End Engineer in Chicago who will be working on developing applications using ReactJS, and AWS to revamp our Core Tracking platform. You will partner closely with our global UX team and will be an integral part of guiding our vision to provide intelligent logistics technology that fuels end-to-end supply chain visibility for our Global 1000 customers.

What you'll be doing:

  • Designing & developing best-in-class user interface components
  • Collaborating with UX/UI designers and other engineers to design, prototype, and build complex cloud-based applications
  • Contributing to FourKites the implementation of FourKites Design System
  • Architecting solutions and execution through design, prototyping & hands-on development
  • Providing leadership for front-end architecture and development while designing and building new features
  • Producing high quality code and helping to define best practices and coding standards
  • Staying up to date on industry trends and new technology to provide guidance and help us stay ahead of the game with innovation 

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience building highly scalable, high performance, responsive web applications
  • Expertise in front end architecture and design as well as API integration
  • Comfortability with Agile methodology and TDD
  • Experience with build systems, pipelines, and dependency management
  • Curious and passionate about new technology
  • Strong desire to create scalable, maintainable, and high-performing front end systems

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 1K 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 Senior Front End Engineer will be a driving force behind our future design and front end initiatives. You’ll have exposure to technology such as Ruby, Python, Java, GoLang, and NodeJS, as well as ElasticSearch, Cassandra, and MongoDB to sharpen your big data skillset.

Named one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, FourKites is on a mission to transform the world’s supply chains with the most powerful technology on the planet. With a customer base that includes 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies and nine of the top-10 CPG companies, the company combines the largest network of real-time logistics data with machine learning to help its customers lower costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. We are a customer-obsessed organization, wholeheartedly committed to helping our customers succeed and drive long-term value. 

The empathy we exhibit with our customers applies internally, as well. At FourKites, a positive work culture is a priority, and team members benefit from structured employee development plans, mentorship and training programs, quarterly review and promotions processes, affinity group memberships and competitive benefits packages. Click here to learn more about our team and our corporate values.

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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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