Senior Software Engineer at Forager

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Forager is growing. Due to this growth, we’re hiring Senior Software Engineers, to join us in building an automated, freight-matching marketplace that connects cross-border shippers (customers) with their optimal carrier (trucking companies) based on region, price, and service rating. You will be in charge of shipping features and owning complex deliverables. The impact you make in the role will directly affect your project's success.

What will you do?

  • You will build applications and services to automate and optimize cross border freight industry using an SOA approach. You’ll work on algorithms for pricing and matching customers to vendors, front end dashboards, integrations with 3rd party APIs, and proof-of-concept pilots.
  • You will write clean, effective code and follow best practices.
  • Take an active part in and contribute to team processes, including planning, standups, retros.
  • Participate in code reviews, testing.
  • Diagnose problems. Plan and apply fixes
  • Have ownership of projects.
  • Strong debugging skills, requiring little help from your peers.
  • Weigh in on the technical design of features.
  • Collaborate with your peers.
  • You will actively be working to hone your craft, become a stronger engineer.
  • You will become a "go-to expert" in areas of our codebase and understand the broad architecture of the entire system.
  • Understand and make well-reasoned design decisions and tradeoffs.
  • Requiring little high-level oversight, can take a complex user story, break it down into sub-tasks, and complete them with relative ease.
  • Understand the product(s) and our customers needs.

Who you are?

  • This is not your first development role. You have a strong background and experience in software development with a solid understanding of core engineering concepts.
  • You write clean, effective code and you adhere to good coding principles.
  • You are a quick learner and are able to be productive without significant feedback from the more senior engineers on your team.
  • You have experience programming and writing RESTful APIs.
  • You have solid experience with React, Node/Express, and PostgreSQL.
  • Committed to testing and have experience with JS testing frameworks (Jest).
  • Curious, dedicated, and accountable.
  • Driven, fast-paced. You love the speed and impact that comes from working in a start-up. You set ambitious goals for yourself and work to meet them.

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.

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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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


Product Manager

What are Forager Perks + Benefits

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
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
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
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