Senior Software Engineer

Overview

The Marketing Store, a HAVI company, is a privately held global agency that innovates, optimizes and drives marketing promotions and supply chains of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at The Marketing Store, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.

 

We are staffed by a senior team of classically trained marketing professionals. Having developed an insightful, strategic, brand-building process for creating advertising campaigns, we have adapted this same thinking to promotions, digital, direct, the Internet, CRM, loyalty, premiums and events.  The result is unique solutions that cover the gamut of marketing channels. Our clients include McDonald’s, Nissan, Infiniti, T-Mobile and more!

 

The Marketing Store produces bespoke solutions for clients with complex scale and/or application needs. The Senior Software Engineer (Chicago) will be focused on building and maintaining loyalty and prizing systems for clients of The Marketing Store. This position will work on systems that are equivalent to banking/financial applications in both risk and criticality. This position will foster development of existing skills as well as push against architectural boundaries in distributed computing.

Responsibilities

Building new modules in a distributed loyalty system

  • Maintaining existing modules inside a distributed loyalty system
  • Working on and building distribution algorithms for prize awards to end users
  • Building and working in systems that do real time metric aggregation and reporting
  • Working with and extending existing MySQL and Cassandra schemas
  • Improving fault tolerance and automatic failovers inside the existing platform
  • Refactoring existing code for maintainability and performance

Desired Skills & Experience

 

Highly Desired

  • Experience building systems using Java 8 and above features.
  • 5+ years of professional development on critical backend systems in a production environment
  • Familiarity with a reactive application framework such as Akka, Vert.x or Spring Reactor
  • Excellent working knowledge of at least one high performance relational database such as MySQL
  • Strong understanding of database schema design and access

 

* Desired Skills & Experience

  • Understanding of the tradeoffs in the various approaches to designing concurrent software
  • Experience building highly concurrent network services
  • Thorough knowledge of techniques for testing distributed systems
  • Experience with system profiling and performance tuning
  • Understanding of JVM memory management and garbage collection tuning
  • High level of comfort working on Linux from command line
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing strengths and weaknesses
  • Solid understanding of security and encryption practices

 

* Preferred

  • Experience working with a NoSQL database
  • Skill with system scripting languages such as Python or Lua for tool creation
  • Experience with debugging and profiling tools
  • Experience with load testing high performance distributed systems

Benefits

The Marketing Store, A HAVI Company, provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees starting on day one. Our benefits include options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, profit sharing, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits (including discounts on products & services), employee assistance program, and disability insurance. Our Chicago office is located close the Blue & Red lines and only a few blocks from Metr

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • DB2Databases
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

Our company is in the heart of the Loop, making for an easy commute. We are blocks away from the river and the lake surrounded by trendy hotspots.

An Insider's view of The Marketing Store

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

The Marketing Store offers employees an incredible work life balance. We all work hard to get the work done but our personal lives and passions outside of work are always supported. Employees are encouraged to have flexible work schedules, working remotely when needed and finding time to do what they love in and out of the office.

Alysha

Vice President, Communications

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re leveraging data to solve marketing challenges for clients to understand who their customers are, and to activate future games & promotions. By using data, we’re enabling our clients to make data driven decisions and create custom experiences that will resonate with their target audience.

Wendy

Senior Director, Analytics

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being solutions oriented is the secret to success at The Marketing Store. We’re lucky to work with some of the biggest brands on new digital initiatives – which means we are often navigating in the unknown and encountering new scenarios. Successful team members can access current road blocks and determine how they can help solve the problem.

Leigh Anne

Director, Product Management

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

Analytics is at the core of what we strive to achieve at TMS – measurable impact to our client’s business. The decision science team is responsible for enabling the descriptive and prescriptive marketing analytics that drive strategic recommendations and shape the programs that we execute across the agency.

Tom

Manager, Decision Sciences

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I let creatives do what they came here to do by empowering them to think and have a point of view. Make them trust me because I commit to their development and follow through. I challenge their thinking and executions, so they can think strategically. Respect them as humans and provide them with an environment where they have fun and can grow.

Diana

Vice President, Creative Director

What are The Marketing Store Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
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