Senior Full Stack Software Developer

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Senior Full Stack Software Developer

Caxy is a Product Development Studio that creates and delivers new digital products for our clients to open up new markets and revolutionize their businesses. As a Senior Developer at Caxy, you will have the unique opportunity to build something from the ground up as opposed to continually fixing or tweaking something built long before you arrived. As boring as it is, our strength is our process and our culture which together ensures that developer life is sane, productive and produces meaningful results. 

Driven by user-centered design, our Full Stack Developers pair a variety of open-source programming languages with disciplined industry standards to implement engaging and responsive experiences for our clients and their end-users. 

We strive to be on the frontlines, mastering the latest trends in technology. We’ve embraced the best javascript can offer with NodeJS and React and the world of AWS and DevOps. If it’s interesting work solving high-stakes problems, we are all in. Tech changes quickly - we do, too. If that sounds like you, then you might just be perfect for this role. 

You may be perfect for this role if you have... 

  • An ability to break down ideas and turn them into code quickly
  • A passion for agile development practices, open source values, and beautiful code.
  • A thirst for the “next big thing” and pride yourself on solving complex problems quickly
  • A desire for continual learning and professional growth.
  • A passion for pair-programming and an interest in working as part of a cross-functional team.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with people that have varying levels of experience with IT or web application development.

Our Senior Full Stack Developers exhibit these competences...

  • Proficient to expert in object-oriented programming 
  • Expert in CSS and HTML 
  • Proficient to expert in MySQL, MSSQL, or NoSQL
  • Proficient to expert in Javascript 
  • Proficient to expert in responsive web development. 
  • Proficient to expert at working with version control workflows (Git, SVN, etc…).
  • Proficient to expert at working in advanced Javascript frameworks like React, Angular, NodeJS
  • Proficient to expert at asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Proficient to expert FE build tools and CSS preprocessors (Gulp, Webpack, Grunt, SASS, LESS, etc…).
  • Nice to have - familiarity with JavaScript unit testing frameworks (Jasmine, Karma, etc.)
  • Nice to have - familiarity with usability / accessibility standards

Responsibilities for a Senior Software Developer include...

  • Solving the toughest problems
  • Building custom, often innovative sites, applications, and services for web and mobile in accordance with established success criteria.
  • Providing support for, and maintaining existing client applications and websites.
  • Creating high quality, well designed, efficient and testable code in accordance with current industry standards and company best practice guidelines.
  • Upholding company established code testing, review, and QA procedures and best practices.
  • Gathering specifications and product requirements with the support of a PM/Product Owner.
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive product documentation for client deliverables.
  • Contributing to estimation, technology considerations, architecture and product planning exercises for client deliverables.
  • Monitoring website performance with special focus on site usability - identify ways to resolve inefficiencies and optimize application for speed and scalability.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as requested.

We’re on a mission to improve the digital world...

For nearly 20 years, we’ve been the firepower that clients trust to revolutionize their markets. We’re open-source specialists and firm believers in an iterative approach to software development (#AgileLife). We are a team of talented developers who work in cross-functional teams with seasoned Product Managers, UX architects, and digital designers. We believe in the importance of our company culture and value the contributions and unique perspectives of each team member. 

We are inspired thinkers and dreamers committed to delivering value with every interaction and output. We combine thoughtful user experience, effective communication, engaging design, quality execution, and strong coffee… to create products that our clients and their end-users love. We’re on a mission to create digital experiences that tie brand experiences together, and we hope you’ll join us.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
    • CSSLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • NodeLanguages
    • ReactLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • GraphQLFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • KafkaFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • Next.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • OAuthFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • AWS RedshiftDatabases
    • BigQueryDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • FirebaseDatabases
    • MariaDBDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • NoSQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • GitHubServices
    • GitLabServices
    • Google CloudServices
    • New RelicServices
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • AbstractDesign
    • AxureDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • MiroDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HootsuiteCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • ZoomInfoLead Gen
    • Google HangoutsCollaboration
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration
    • TrelloProject Management

Location

Caxy's HQ is in the loop near the Sears Tower. Office is optional, but one of the draws is access to a lot of great lunch spots. Walkable from Metra (Union Station) and a number of L stops.

An Insider's view of Caxy

Caxy CEO Mike LaVista

What are some social events your company does?

We're trying what we can to create opportunities to get to know each other given that we're mostly in Chicago, but with many people around the US. The last 2 events we flew people in for so we could be together were at Ace Bounce for food and ping pong and then an end of year party where we bowled and did awards.
Caxy CEO Mike LaVista

Mike

CEO
Caxy Hannah

What does your typical day look like?

When it comes to approaching me and feeling like that will be successful, I work to make myself a partner in your solution -- which has yielded positive results. I believe everyone has bad days, everyone is capable of good ideas, and all things are figure-out-able. if something went wrong, we just fix it and move on.
Caxy Hannah

Hannah

Managing Director of Operations
Caxy Hannah

How does the company support your career growth?

We support growth informally through peer learning, project stretch skills, exposure to new technology, and a broad range of business verticals. We support growth formally through professional development plans, pair learning partners, semi-annual reviews, weekly or monthly check-ins toward goals, and opportunities to take classes / conferences.
Caxy Hannah

Hannah

Managing Director of Operations
Caxy Josh

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The technologies Caxy works in is constantly being evaluated and updated. We do a "State of the Stack" twice a year where we talk about the new things we're focusing on. Those ideas come from the team. We're not an "X" shop. We work in the technology that makes the most sense at the time. The latest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzX1eIvM9I4
Caxy Josh

Josh

Managing Director Technology
Caxy Mike

What is your vision for the company?

Caxy creates sustainable, breakthrough results with technology. For our people, that means we want to be a place to make a better life by growing your skills in technology. For clients it means that we help businesses make breakthroughs that wouldn't have been possible without technology.
Caxy Mike

Mike

CEO

What are Caxy Perks + Benefits

Caxy Benefits Overview

Caxy covers 100% of the health insurance cost. We offer 401k matching after 3 years. We have a very flexible work schedule and almost always say yes to flex time requests.

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Caxy actively searches for and hires a diverse set of people and backgrounds. We hope you see yourself here.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Match up to 5 percent after year 3.
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
15 PTO days up to year 3. 20 PTO days after year 3.
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Employees can get pre-tax dollars for public transportation if they choose to use the office (optional)
Company-sponsored outings
Caxy's hosts frequent happy hours in Chicago for local people and hosts a number of all- company events where we fly in remote employees. We all bowled together last month.
Free snacks and drinks
For in-office (optional) there is a wide array of drinks, coffee, and somewhat healthy treats from fruits to snacks.
Company-sponsored happy hours
The goal is to go out once a month for drinks and appetizers and get to know each other better.
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
We have numerous personal one on one training and subscriptions to training sites that employees are encouraged to use.
Lunch and learns
We have dev talks where developers will pick a topic to research and present. Open to anyone who has a topic they are excited about.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Everyone here has a charted career path. We have senior people attached to growing team members to help them level up.

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