Senior Software Engineer

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Company Description

We’ve all had a recruiting experience that stands out, either because it was magical or ‘oh so horrible.’ 

The technology that recruiting teams use to find, connect with, and advance talent often shapes a candidate’s experience. Yello’s software enables employers to recruit effectively and efficiently. If it excites you to be a part of a team that helps some of the world’s largest brands connect with their talent, then come grow your career with Yello. 

Founded in 2008, Yello is a venture-backed talent acquisition software company that empowers Fortune 500 and fast-growing enterprise companies to  find the best talent for their organizations. Our solutions help recruiters love their work — and helps people early in their careers find their dream job. 

~We believe in bringing our authentic selves to work. 
~We are hungry to learn and are forever curious.
~We do what’s right for our customers, leading with our expertise.
~We are proactive.
~And last but not least, we strive to start with empathy in all of our interactions. 

About The Role

The Senior Software Engineer has end-to-end responsibility for projects of increasing complexity with very little oversight beyond high-level direction. They understand the specific business needs for their development team and use this knowledge to influence task prioritization. This role coordinates with, and assists, other external teams in identifying and troubleshooting system defects. They can identify technical risks and possible solutions and effectively communicate these to the appropriate parties. The senior software engineer shows initiative beyond the scope of their assigned tasks by championing quality and best practices across their development team.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Independently oversees implementation efforts within their development team
  • Clearly communicates complex solutions while fostering a shared understanding of the overall 'problem space' across their team
  • Assists product manager in breaking down larger scoped initiatives into smaller, incremental deliverable pieces
  • Pairs with test engineers to fully understand boundaries of acceptance criteria
  • Reviews code, tests, plans and documentation with both peers and leadership
  • Iteratively develops and delivers testable increments with awareness of larger project outcomes
  • Adapts and pivots when necessary to achieve business objectives
  • Provides direction and support to other team members
  • Works effectively with minimal guidance and a high degree of independence
  • Understands and recommends new technologies to improve system and product performance
  • Articulates how their work fits into the Yello platform as a whole

What We're Looking For

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional development experience
  • Experience solving problems in a fast-paced environment
  • A desire to share knowledge and help others on your team grow as well as the ability to mentor younger developers
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Willingness to push back when quality is questionable or jeopardized
  • Relational database design experience as well as proficiency in SQL (preferably PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with RSpec or relevant testing framework
  • Full Stack Development (RESTful API development would be considered a plus)
  • Familiar with non-relational data stores (Redis, Memcached, Elasticsearch, etc)
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related experience
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • ​​​​​​​A “we build it, we run it” development philosophy

Additional Information

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
  • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time.
  • ​​​​​​​This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong written and oral communication skills
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We're located in the Loop, a block from the Art Institute and Millennium Park. Our office offers panoramic 360 degree views of Chicago.

What are Yello Perks + Benefits

Yello Benefits Overview

Health
Wellness
Financial
Giving
We've got you covered!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Yello has a number of committees and groups including the Flair committee as well as [email protected] and [email protected] (to name a few)
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
[email protected] YelloPride YelloBrigade
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Company sponsored short-term disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Company sponsored life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Yello provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by John Hancock. We match 3% of contributions with a 4-year vesting schedule.
Company Equity
Yello offers equity to employees at their 1 year anniversary.
Performance Bonus
Yello's performance bonus is an annual bonus of up to 10% of an employee's base salary. Payout is based on company and individual performance.
Match charitable contributions
While we don't match yet, we value giving back to causes that create a positive social impact. Through Percent Pledge, we help employees seamlessly give monthly to their favorite causes
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Subsidized child care.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yello offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Yello hosts lunch and learn meetings twice per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Yello has a 'Learning Day' every 2 weeks on Friday to allow employees to set aside half a day for learning of any kind.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs and 55 Fit (right in the building!) • Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education • Yello offers the benefit of a student loan repayment plan and a 529 plan through BenefitEd with an annual company match to help you or your family continue your financial health. Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and 2 fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit and snacks to keep you nourished.

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