Senior .NET Software Engineer at Edovo

| Chicago
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The Company

At Edovo, our mission is to help everyone connected to incarceration build better lives. We’ve created a secure digital platform to expand education behind bars, reduce recidivism and to support the vocational, rehabilitation and communication needs of the 2.2 million people in jails and prisons. Users have access to thousands of hours of self-guided learning materials. Upon release, our learners have the option to continue their progress on the outside. Edovo offers courses in subjects ranging from basic literacy and GED to career exploration and cognitive behavioral therapy. We’re also building tools to keep people in touch with jobs, social services, friends, and family. Our team is committed to supporting opportunities for justice-involved people.


Don’t take it just from us. Awards, publications, grants, and partnerships all around the country are recognizing the momentum and impact of Edovo. A select few: Global EdTech Startup Champion in London out of 1,000+ competitors; GIIRS Platinum Rating for social impact; MacArthur Foundation Grant Award Winner; Forbes article feature; Chicago Community Trust grant award winner; Impact Engine portfolio member; SXSW Civic Tech Innovation Pitch Competition runner-up; Chicago Innovation "Up and Comer" Award winner; and so much more.


Check out a brief picture of our program from the perspective of the people who use it. Visit Edovo on Vimeo for more.

The Team


We’re a tight-knit bunch of software craftspeople with a passion for solving hard problems for the greater good.  We’re involved in every step of the product development process with deep ownership from first ideas through to delivery.  We’re seasoned Agile veterans who know the best teams pick from the many individual practices and tools over prescriptive methodologies.  We’re unafraid of new technology and happily evaluate each on its merits to the organization and our team. That said, we prefer simple solutions and tried-and-true technology over immature technologies.  


We’ve recently acquired a company operating in a highly complementary vertical to our own.  Adding a world-class video and voice telecommunications product to our portfolio is key to our organization's future success.  We’re looking for a seasoned technical leader who is excited to bring this system up to the engineering standards we have for the rest of our engineering organization and lead its evolution going forward.  


We believe that diversity of background and experience is key and work hard to build teams that reflect this.

The Role


  • Lead the re-architecture and modernization of Edovo’s Inmate Telephone System and associated applications.
  • Working closely with product and the CTO integrate modern, efficient development practices.
  • Wozk to seamlessly integrate video and voice services intro modern software solutions for our customers.  
  • Care for our systems by building automated test suites, monitoring, and alerting..
  • Take part in an on-call support rotation to triage and resolve outages 24 hours a day (typically one week on call over a six week period).  



  • Build revolutionary communications products that help the incarcerated keep meaningful connections with their loved ones without exploitative costs and fees.

  • Create administration and management tools enabling corrections officers to ensure a safe and secure environment for all parties involved.  

  • Scaling our systems as we grow to tens of thousands of devices and beyond.





  • 5+ years working in modern full-stack web-application development

  • Experience with .NET and related Microsoft development technologies for web applications

  • Experience mentoring software engineers   

  • Experience with sustainable engineering practices such as automated testing (TDD), continuous deployment, and monitoring / alerting.  



  • Experience with Java and the JVM

  • Experience with high-availability telecommunication systems, Asterisk preferred.

  • Deep knowledge of advanced HTML/CSS or Javascript (React.js, Material Design, Bootstrap, etc).

  • Experience with Android application development.  

  • Experience with real-time monitoring and alerting (Splunk)


  • Location: Chicago, IL

  • Salary: Competitive compensation commensurate with experience

  • Department: Product and Development, reporting to the Principal Engineer



Edovo is an impact driven private company. We offer our employees an exceptional workplace and fully paid benefits for team members and their families. We hire tenacious, innovative and passionate people and give them opportunities to grow and succeed.


Teams with bold missions need diverse ideas to generate the most impact. For that reason, Edovo is committed to building diverse and inclusive work spaces. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. And yes, we believe in second chances.

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Located steps from the Chicago Brown Line stop, Edovo's River North headquarters features a newly renovated office near dozens of bars and restaurants