Senior Software Engineer

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Company Description

Positioned at Publicis Groupe's core, Epsilon is a leader in interaction management, empowering brands to transform ordinary customer experiences into meaningful, human experiences. Through a connected suite of products and services, Epsilon combines leading-edge identity management, industrial strength data and technology expertise with big brand acumen gained over five decades working with the industry’s top brands. Our human-powered, data-led marketing delivers unmatched depth, breadth and scale to help brands turn meaningful human interactions into exceptional business outcomes.

Job Description

Part of Publicis Groupe (Euronext Paris Exchange: FR0000130577; CAC 40 index), Publicis Spine was established in 2017 to serve the data and analytics and technology needs of Publicis Groupe agencies and their clients. Its mission is to grow clients’ businesses through transformative data applications and is the home to Publicis Groupe’s proprietary technology platform, Publicis PeopleCloud. It includes a consistent, transparent, best-in-class approach to data, analytics solutions, partnerships and technology via a closely joined network of engineers, technology experts, product designers, analysts and data scientists all empowering marketing and digital business transformation.

DESCRIPTION

The successful candidate will leverage expertise in modern web application design to build new features and augment existing functionality for our users to drive revenue executing digital ad campaigns. Day-to-day duties will include building rich interfaces using semantic HTML5 mark-up and CSS3 for layout and style, embedding these interfaces in our modern Single Page Application (SPA) stack that is built using the Angular framework, and wiring them up to JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) APIs provided by our Ruby on Rails microservices. As a Senior Software Engineer with Publicis Spine, you would be tasked with rapidly building out new features and feature enhancements, as well as ongoing maintenance to keep the app purring.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role, you will be expected to drive Publicis Spine's mission to grow our clients' businesses through the transformative application of data. Your key priorities will include but are not limited to:

  • Build new features and feature enhancements; contribute to ongoing maintenance
  • Contribute to ongoing refinements of our coding style and development processes
  • Embrace solid, agile development practices, including test-driven development, infrastructure as code, and continuous integration and deployment.
  • Design, create, maintain and optimize a modern web application platform for user interaction, data visualization and workflow management.
  • Evaluate and prototype new technologies in the area of web application interfaces, APIs and data management technology.
  • Think quickly, communicate clearly and work collaboratively with product, engineering, QA and operations teams.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

To successfully accelerate and impact the business objectives in this role, you must bring a fresh perspective with prior experience. Qualification requirements and experience include but are not limited to:

  • 3 - 5 years of professional development experience, utilizing Ruby and/or JavaScript
  • In-depth experience with one or more mature web application and building Single Page Applications (SPAs), preferably using Angular
  • Leverages design patterns to build durable, testable code
  • Conversant with object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Embraces TDD and knows when to test pragmatically; experience using Rspec for ruby unit and integration specs
  • Fully conversant with building HTML5 mark-up, CSS and the DOM
  • Experience building data visualizations with d3.js or equivalent
  • Experience with relational database systems, data modelling and SQL
  • Comfortable with agile development practices
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral, written and presentation) and strong interpersonal skills
  • High energy level, strong team player and good work ethic
  • Ability to lead design efforts for product features
  • Experience leading development work of teams of 2-3 engineers
  • Experience providing technical mentorship to junior engineers
  • Ability to break down feature requirements into development tasks and estimate effort
  • Ability to review code written by others and provide constructive feedback
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS

  • DevOps experience with AWS
  • Digital marketing and advertising domain knowledge
  • Experience creating complex data visualizations

Additional Information

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits
We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career.

Epsilon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Epsilon’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Epsilon also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

Epsilon will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

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Location

101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Epsilon

What's something quirky about your company?

We have a company band, made up of anywhere from 30 to 40 employees at a given time. The band has a large following and performs at charity events around Chicago. They also perform a full set at Epsilon’s holiday party each year at the House of Blues. My jaw hit the floor when I saw my peers up on stage rocking out.

Paul

Associate Automation & Infrastructure Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate through storytelling. It’s not ‘how’ we build it, but rather ‘why’ we build it. We need to tell stakeholders a story about a consumer pain point, solving it in a differentiated manner and the larger vision. Then, collaboration occurs as we incorporate feedback and have a motivated team building towards a shared vision.

Matt

VP, Product Management:

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Conversant has a very good work-life balance, including unlimited PTO. As a young adult, traveling around the world is one my top priorities and working with a company that aligns with that is a huge plus. I have had the flexibility to visit 7 countries. That flexibility is one of many things that has kept me at Conversant for five years.

Alba

Team Lead, Engineering

What are Epsilon Perks + Benefits

Epsilon Benefits Overview

At Epsilon, we offer benefits and perks that enable our associates to thrive and foster a culture of innovation.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Conversant participates in local community activities such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Off the Street Club, Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Conversant has a Social Committee that organizes social, charitable and sports activities.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Conversant's team fitness initiatives include intramural softball, volleyball and soccer.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Conversant provides back-up care benefits.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conversant hosts an annual summer boat party on Lake Michigan and a holiday party at the House of Blues, where our employee-run band performs the live entertainment all night.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Shuffle Board.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Conversant offers employees professional development opportunities like on-site training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Conversant hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program and career mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Conversant encourages employees to complete 48 hours of professional development training per year.
Online course subscriptions available
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