Software Architect

| Chicago

Software Architect - Downers Grove, Illinois

FTD Companies, we continually evolve the business by promoting a culture where solutions from the technology group help transform our business through customer-meaningful solutions, innovative technologies, and business-impacting projects.

This highly crucial Software Architect position will take a leading role in building applications within our multi-brand $1B+ E-Commerce company. We're actively searching for top-level engineers to join newly created teams at FTD Companies who will be tasked with building an entirely new state-of-the-art platform and architecture from scratch.

What You Will Contribute:

We participate with a multi-functional team (technical & non-technical members) on highly visible strategic projects and work independently as needed. You are going to be able to champion innovative solutions and interact with top-caliber software engineers, web developers, and QA automation resources contributing to our growing ecosystem of cutting-edge SOA based applications.

  • You're going to work within an agile group for varying degrees to deliver solutions, and you will be empowered to transform and add your personalized stamp at team and company level as we are in the process of agile transformation.
  • We want you to interact closely with business to understand business processes and proposing technical as well as non-technical solutions for business problems.
  • You'll get to drive innovative change across IT to help the department meet its strategic goals.
  • You will work with team members at all levels of Information Technology to promote positive change, software best-practices, technical guidance when requested. Also, you'll mentor other developers to help grow their software development skillsets.

What we offer:

A stupendous Software Architect opportunity to be a part of a team that builds and evolves high performance, scalable order processing systems handling large transactional volumes. We encourage and welcome out of the box ideas in all areas like artificial intelligence, data processing, and information retrieval, voice capabilities, automation, computer vision, and other ideas welcome. We greatly enjoy all the benefits of working for a digital E-Commerce Company (flexible hours, a healthy vacation plan, summer hours) in a relaxed work environment.

We strongly embrace the definition of a "flat" organization where you will spend time with business leaders, managers, developers, product management and executive leadership. There are job opportunities, and then there are career opportunities... Let us provide you with a career where you look forward to Mondays. Careers that have a positive impact and offer you a future as we change, grow, expand and explore new and exciting experiences for our global customer base.

What we seek:

  • We need you to help evolve domain architecture based on real-world experience, product feedback, and roadmap priorities.
  • You actively identify architectural weaknesses and recommend solutions partner with engineering teams to create shared architecture which meets short term and long term need of the company.
  • You were an Engineer for 15+ years of software development experience working on complex projects.
  • You have an MS/PhD in Computer Science or related
  • You have a deep understanding of client-side development hand-coding HTML, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Your strong knowledge of client-side MV* framework such as (preferred), AngularJS, Ember, Backbone.JS, etc.
  • Your strong experience using CSS, LESS or SASS along with bootstrap designing responsive user interfaces.
  • You are fluent in several technologies - C#, .NET, C++ and using Node.js.
  • You possess a solid understanding of tiered distributed systems.
  • We seek someone experienced writing stored procedures and views with relational databases and SQL (MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Proven experience in architecting, implementing and managing high-performance scalable applications with more of the following: .NET, Web Services, JSP, EJB, Struts, Ant, JSF JMS, XML, JBoss, Hibernate / MyBatis.
  • You are experienced with using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server or other comparable source control/SDLC tools in a large environment.
  • You have expertise with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles and have used them in practice.
  • You possess experience building high performing systems including latency measurement, analysis, and optimization across the entire technology stack
  • You have sharp analytical abilities, problem-solving techniques, and object-oriented software design skills
  • You are excellent at juggling multiple responsibilities and tasks at a given time and prioritizing those items so that your time is used expertly.
  • Experience working with business in defining solutions in an agile environment with software design patterns.
  • You take pride in being accountable, taking ownership of outstanding issues and establishing a high level of credibility with others in the organization.
  • You have experience implementing or utilizing Continuous Integration/Continuous (CI/CD) practices and developing for high-volume web applications.

Are you comfortable with Microservice architecture and practices?

Does talking about service development and methodologies cause you to easy?

Bonus Points:

  • Do you possess knowledge of Cloud-based technologies such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure?

We would like some experience with the integration of third-party (licensed or open-source) e-commerce solutions. Also, we look for experience with various E-Commerce systems such as PIM, OMS, and/or FMS

Come join our team and help contribute to our exciting transformation. While you are part of the office of technology, you will have a broader impact on the overall growth of the business. Consider joining one of the few companies outside of Silicon Valley able to offer development of a high-traffic E-Commerce platform receiving upwards of 40K customer purchases an hour.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We also have an office in the heart of Downtown Chicago at 1. North Dearborn

An Insider's view of FTD

What does your typical day look like?

As Brand Manager, I am constantly working to ensure we are engaging with our consumers and living out our brand vision via all channels. My day is 100% collaborative, between meeting with channels managers, reviewing new campaign launches - building a brand takes teamwork. When you have an online business, your consumers are shopping with you 24/7,

Kristin Byrne

Brand Marketing Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

I have had the opportunity to build a platform from the ground up. Opportunities like these are few and far between in this day and age. FTD has been like a master class in leadership for me, and it has produced a fundamental mind shift for me on what leadership means.

Dimple Rao

VP of Product Management and UX Design

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On our FOL team, we are creating a feature complete platform migration for all of our florist sites. This is a rather large task in that most of our florist sites look like they were created in the .COM era of the internet. Our new platform will provide huge UX boons. In addition to self-improvement, it may also attract new florist partners

Michael Walsh

Software Engineer

What are FTD Perks + Benefits

FTD Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following the date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), life, accident, and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions. FTD, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our FTD.com and Proflowers brands.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Commuter Benefits
Take advantage of the pre-tax benefit, you may elect up to the IRS limit of $260/month for transit and $260/month for parking.
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Some Meals Provided
We provide food during Peak Season.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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