Senior Frontend/React Engineer (Lake Forest, IL) at Mastery Logistics Systems

| North Suburbs
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About Us
Mastery Logistics Systems is reimagining the technology that moves goods from one place to another. We are building an intuitive, efficient, comprehensive solution that brings cutting edge technology, the power of data and AI, and user experience to the forefront. For those that know the jargon and the logistics industry, we are building the next generation of technologies to allow large brokers, 3PL’s, and shippers to benefit from the progress of technology and connectivity. Our initial offering - a TMS built for freight brokerages - targets large, distributed brokerages and 3PL’s, with follow-on shipper TMS available in the future. If you don’t know the industry (yet!), that’s cool – we want your voice and perspective to help us break out of established patterns and truly innovate. 
The problems in this industry are big and exciting! There’s also a lot of low hanging fruit where other industries and types of applications have found solid solutions. We are tackling everything from fast and efficient data input (Natural Language Processing? Voice? Better forms?) to ingesting large amounts of data and applying AI to looking at blockchain to securely digitize paperwork. If you are passionate about humanizing an industry, automating in innovative ways, building for quality and scale, helping make people's lives easier, touching every part of our economy or all of the above then this is the place for you. 
Mastery Logistics Systems is committed to providing a great, inclusive working environment by challenging our team members while being respectful of your time and the needs of your personal life. That’s why we encourage time exploring innovative ideas alongside more standard daily tasks. We have a 4-day work week (with 1 Friday a month reserved for company meetings) and require employees to schedule at least one week off every four months. 
Our team has the domain knowledge and connections to make an impact, and we’re looking for experienced and thoughtful people to help. We need people who are flexible problem solvers, collaborate consistently and know how to communicate their solutions well. We are small and nimble, and each member of the team can make a tremendous impact both technically and culturally. While a start-up, we are well-funded, have an initial paying customer with which to test and launch, and are founded by top experts and veterans in the logistics industry. Join us and help make something great. 
About the Role
Logistics is a rich, complex industry requiring professionals to understand, parse, and compose large quantities of data as quickly and accurately as possible. The current ecosystem of software doesn’t provide the kinds of interfaces they need to be efficient -- We’re going to change that. In this role, you’ll be building slick, intuitive interfaces for a variety of users in freight management. 
We are looking for candidates in the Lake Forest area. To apply to jobs in other locations or full-time remote, please see the job site and apply to the appropriate position. Flexible schedule and part-time remote are available, supported and widely used in all physical locations.


  • Collaborate with the Product Manager and other developers to design and build the React UI for our real-time freight management system
  • Ensure interfaces function quickly and beautifully across devices
  • Write clean, maintainable, and well-tested code
  • Engage in the full development life-cycle including architectural design and testing
  • Be a force-multiplier on the velocity and quality of your team
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest in frontend engineering, and know when to apply it
  • Maintain a high bar for quality and performance of your product with vigorous attention to detail and automated testing
  • Continuously improve how we design, build, and ship software as a highly functional team


  • Practical experience with front end web development including responsive web applications
  • Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (ES6 or TypeScript)
  • Experience with React or similar frameworks
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs and SaaS application development
  • Experience with GraphQL a plus
  • Knowledge of accessibility best practices
  • Ability to understand complicated problems and craft into simple solutions that can be maintained by the rest of the team
  • Ability to train and mentor junior engineers
  • Strong communication skills
  • Compassion and empathy


  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Collaborative and casual work environment
  • One Friday per month for all-employee company meetings
  • Pay transparency and focus on inclusion and diversity
  • $2,000 annual training budget for opportunities for professional growth.
  • Comprehensive benefit package including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage - Mastery covers 90% of premium costs.
  • Company paid life insurance for 1x salary
  • Legal, Accident, Additional Life and other options
  • Mastery's philanthropic partner is St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mastery is honored to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by donating 5% of our profits.

Women, non-binary people and those with marginalized genders, people of color, LGBTQIA+ folks, veterans, differently-abled people, and other under-represented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please apply to a "Remote" position if you are not located in or willing to relocate to NE (Omaha area) or IL (Chicago or Champaign areas). Remote jobs are in time zones UTC-4:00 - UTC-8:00 (Atlantic to Pacific US time).

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Our office in Chicago is on the near west side - close to all major transit + restaurants & coffee shops. The Lake Forest office is directly downtown.

An Insider's view of Mastery Logistics Systems

What does your typical day look like?

What's exciting about this phase of Mastery is that every day we're both pushing forward our initial product as well as building out the company itself. So a typical day involves defining upcoming features, prototyping, interviewing candidates, and working with the team to establish our processes. Everyone gets to contribute in multiple ways.

Chris Wallace

Director of Product Management

What are Mastery Logistics Systems Perks + Benefits

Mastery Logistics Systems Benefits Overview

Mastery Logistics Systems is committed to providing a great, inclusive working environment by challenging our team members while being respectful of your time and the needs of your personal life. That’s why we encourage time exploring innovative ideas alongside more standard daily tasks. We have a 4-day work week (with 1 Friday a month reserved for company meetings) and require employees to schedule at least one week off every four months.

Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Mastery offers dental insurance plans.
Vision Benefits
Mastery offers vision insurance plans.
Health Insurance Benefits
Mastery offers several health plans for individuals and families.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Mastery provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan, matching up to 4%.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Mastery has a 4-day work week (with 1 Friday a month reserved for company meetings).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Mastery offers employees a $2000 annual training budget.
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