Senior Software Engineer

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Forager is growing. As the company grows, we need experienced engineers to help lead our technical design and implementation.

You will report to an Engineering Manager and work on a team of up to five other engineers. As a Senior Software Engineer you will be one of the team's technical leaders. Your teammates will rely on you to tackle difficult engineering problems, and to help them learn and grow.

All of our engineers are full-stack, using React, Node, JavaScript/TypeScript, Jest, PostgreSQL, and AWS. As a Senior Engineer, you will be expected to complete tasks independently across this entire stack, and to have at least one area of specialization in this stack.

Your Impact:

  • Leading by example with clean, efficient, standards-compliant code
  • Handling complex and/or ambiguous tasks that would be difficult for more junior engineers
  • Breaking down large stories into smaller tasks for yourself and others
  • Performing code reviews to ensure quality
  • Providing technical mentoring to other engineers
  • Helping us improve our technology, processes, and documentation

What You'll Bring:

  • Significant experience writing and shipping code in React, Node, and SQL
  • Experience making technical decisions (like which tool or library to use) and building consensus around a solution
  • A mentoring mindset expressed through modeling best practices and improving team processes
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Independence and self-sufficiency
  • Ability to learn and move quickly

The Interview Process:

  1. An introductory conversation with the hiring manager
  2. A 60 minute technical interview with a couple of engineers where we will spend most of the time on some coding exercises
  3. A 60 minute behavioral interview where you’ll get a chance to meet some more of the team and we’ll dive a little further into your past experiences, how you think, and how you work on a team
  4. An offer discussion with the hiring manager

Who we are:

Forager is a logistics tech startup with one goal: simplify cross-border freight with a combination of purpose-built technology and decades of industry experience. We're building an automated and collaborative marketplace that connects cross-border shippers (customers) with their optimal carrier (trucking companies) based on region, price, and service rating.

Forager is committed to keeping our employees, their families, and our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have made the decision to continue working remotely through the remainder of 2020. This means all new hires will be onboarded and trained remotely. In the future, this position will be expected to work onsite at our Chicago HQ, once it is safe to do so.

Forager is an equal employment opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected characteristics.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

2045 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

An Insider's view of Forager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's definitely lively! We have a great sense of camaraderie, so we're pretty casual overall. Whether we’re cracking jokes or putting our heads down and getting to work, we all share the collective goal of building something great.

Bobby

UX/UI Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

SaaS tools help a lot, but if I'm working with someone outside of Product, I always invite them out to lunch. Knowing someone on a more personal level helps you understand the context behind their ideas. You get more insight into their problems and that informs your solutions. I collaborate best over burgers!

Claude

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Empathy for sure. To be a successful software engineer, especially at a collaborative company like Forager, you have to view the world through a distinctly human lens. At the end of the day, we're not just writing code in a vacuum. We're writing code for other people.

Chris

Senior Software Engineer

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

Forager's tech is built by and for logistics professionals, so obviously the team's ideas and experiences are key to its development. Their feedback actively shapes our platform. Once you know our team you can see their fingerprints on everything we do, because everything we do is a team effort.

Jessie

Chief Operations Officer

How does your team reward individual success?

Raises and promotions are common for top performers, but what really makes Forager unique is the atmosphere. Logistics and tech can both be so competitive, but at Forager it feels like we're all on the same team. People are excited to shout each other out and celebrate your victories with you. You don't have to fight for recognition.

Jason

Product Manager

What are Forager Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Forager offers a monthly well-being stipend for all employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Forager also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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