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Senior Front End Engineer

| Chicago

project44 is revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry by applying cutting edge technologies to automate the entire lifecycle of freight shipments including quoting, scheduling, and real-time visibility. project44’s network of APIs is capable of optimizing the shipment lifecycle, empowering companies to deliver the best customer experience possible, and provide up to date data while cutting costs along the way.

We are looking for a Senior Front End Engineer to join the Project44 team in Chicago! You will work in a fast-paced Agile team to design and implement Javascript applications. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop or maintain Javascript application including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and deployment as needed
  • Recommend new technologies and methodologies to management for meeting business needs
  • Provide technical advice and assist in solving programming problems
  • Comfortable in a modern software engineering environment using the latest technologies and tools
  • Ability / Skill-set to use the best tool to get the job done
  • Review the work done by other team members to make sure it adheres to the standards
  • Possess the ability to create new solutions; we operate on a cloud-based platform and are constantly facing unchartered waters
  • Strong desire to build products that will have a daily impact on one of the World’s largest industries
  • Play an influential role in growing project44 to the industry leader in technology

Requirements & Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field
  • Comfortable in a modern software engineering environment using the latest technologies and tools
  • At least 5 years of experience in Software Engineering (software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and support)
  • 3+ years of development in JavaScript
  • Stickler for clean, clear and concise code
  • Intellectual curiosity to pursue the unknown and to continuously learn
  • Ability / Skill-set to use the best tool to get the job done
  • Ample experience architecting and shipping performant customer-facing single-page Javascript applications (with or without frameworks, such as React, Angular, or Ember.js)
  • Enjoy working with designers to create and maintain style guides & CSS standards across different applications
  • Desire to play a critical role in helping drive internal technical initiatives to enhance end-user and developer experience
  • Passion for functional programming, Redux, React, CSS Modules, etc. (We’re looking for someone to nerd out with.)
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness when it comes to solving problems
  • Knowledge of Web Services (REST, SOAP)
  • Experience working with TypeScript is a plus
  • Experience working with Java is a plus
  • Experience working with a SaaS product is a plus
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud provider is a plus
  • Experience with Elasticsearch is a plus
  • Good sense of humor is a big plus

Tools We Work With

  • React, Redux, SASS, Elasticsearch, ANT
  • Java, JavaScript (ES5 and ES6), TypeScript, Groovy, Python
  • AWS
  • Ansible for configuration management and remote orchestration
  • Linux (Ubuntu), Tomcat, Nginx, Spring Boot
  • Kafka, Zookeeper, ELK stack, Aurelia
  • Postgres, Redis, DynamoDB
  • Zabbix, Grafana, New Relic
  • Git, Confluence, Jira, Zeplin, Jenkins, Artifactory, Slack
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks


Located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart on the Chicago river and central to high energy restaurants, retail, and accessible public transit.
How project44 makes the world run faster, one global network at a time

What are project44 Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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