Senior Software Engineer (Java)

| Chicago

PowerReviews is a fast-growing software company who partners with more than 1,000 global brands and retailers to help them improve product and shopping experiences. Through user-generated feedback like reviews, Q&A, and customer surveys, PowerReviews connects the entire shopping experience giving both businesses and consumers critical information for making informed decisions.

In your role as a Senior Software Engineer (Java), you will work with our scrum teams to provide technical leadership and build highly scalable Java functionalities in AWS that will continue to innovate on consumer feedback collection, display, and analysis.

About Our Team

We have a team-oriented culture, and you will find yourself working closely with other engineers of varying disciplines (DevOps, QA, Front-End ReactJS, Full-Stack Ruby, etc), product, data science as well as other parts of the organization. We build and maintain a scalable platform that evolves to ever changing business requirements, we learn from our experiences to always improve, and we have fun and celebrate our successes.

Our Tech Stack

We use AWS with many of our applications written in Java and using open-source technologies. Our engineers also look to adopt modern technologies to solve our business challenges.

  • Languages: Java 8 and 11, Python, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, and Elixir
  • Frameworks: Spring (Boot, MVC, Security, etc.), React.js
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, Neo4J Graph Database, ElasticSearch, Snowflake
  • AWS: DynamoDB, RDS, Redshift, S3, ElastiCache/Redis, EMR, Lambda, Cloudfront, SQS, SNS, CloudFormation, ECS/Docker, Linux
  • Developer/DevOps tools: Jenkins for Continuous Integration and Deployment, Sumologic, Datadog, Maven, Git

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of, architect, build and scale business critical services.
  • Collaborate with front-end, QA, product, DevOps and UX teammates in an agile development environment to identify and solve important technical problems.
  • Establish expertise on relevant business areas and components of our platform.
  • Promote high quality code both through leading by example and by mentoring engineers via pairing, design review, and extensive participation in code reviews.
  • Reduce the complexity of our code base, infrastructure, and production operations in order to get more done with less work.
  • Identify, learn, and apply a variety of technologies and working in the Java and AWS ecosystems.

Required Skills

  • Professional experience (7+ years preferred) with hands-on Java development, database modeling and design, and scalable web architectures.
  • Deep understanding of Java technologies and tools such as Spring Boot, Spring MVC, SQL, Hibernate/JPA.
  • Experience making architectural designs to deliver scalable, high-volume REST API's
  • Fluency working with Linux, SCM tools (Git), Maven, Intellij/Eclipse, and CI/CD methodologies

Other Requirements

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Perks

  • Casual work environment
  • Yearly training budget for learning and conferences
  • Unlimited vacation and flexible work from home policies
  • Company lunches provided weekly; snacks always available
  • On-tap wine, beer, kombucha, iced coffee and cold brew
  • Rooftop, on-site gym, and office events
  • Sports leagues and ping-pong tournaments

PowerReviews is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
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    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

1 N. Dearborn, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60602

An Insider's view of PowerReviews

What's something quirky about your company?

You've probably heard of Casual Fridays... here at PowerReviews, we hold Formal Fridays!?! This started out as a fun, small initiative that our Tech department started. It's since grown to several more participants at PowerReviews, including our CEO.

Who doesn't look good in a tux?!?

RJ

Sr. Customer Success Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

I believe that intellectual curiosity is the key to success on my team - not just identifying an issue and solving a problem, but truly understanding the root cause and implementing new process or controls that prevent the issue from happening again.

Jillian

Chief Financial Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In the past year our teams have collaborated to deliver over 14 differentiated products, features and capabilities to bring value and ecommerce best practices to our clients and most importantly, delight their customers.

Rachel

Director, Product Management

What are PowerReviews Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
PowerReviews' PowerFit team plans and organizes group fitness classes in our office!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Tuesdays
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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