Software Engineer - BackEnd at CarrierDirect

| Chicago
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Who We Are:

We are on a mission to modernize the Logistics industry. We partner with our clients who are leading the industry beyond disruption. We bring transformational business strategies and digital products to our clients that make the world more efficient, connected and viable.  We are inspired by people who are passionate, curious and want to innovate.

What You’ll Do:

We are looking for a BackEnd Engineer responsible for building high performance, responsive, and scalable RESTful web services.  We are working on challenging problems that require bright minds and persistent engineers to solve. We work in a highly collaborative agile environment utilizing the latest technologies, these include: React.js, Kotlin, and Spring 5. We are bringing the transportation industry to the cloud and looking for ways to leverage data analytics to provide additional value to our customers. 


  • Build backend APIs for maximum speed and scalability

  • Coordinate with FrontEnd engineers to integrate with backend services 

  • Build reusable code libraries for future use

  • Focus on security and data protection

  • Design and implement data storage solutions

  • Work with cloud technologies such as AWS and GCP

  • Implement Infrastructure as Code and support continuous integration and delivery with tools like CircleCI and Terraform

  • Understand and deploy to Kubernetes

  • Mentor junior team members

  • Understand principles and tradeoffs of monolithic vs microservices based architecture and everything in between

  • Add your voice to the Engineering team to ensure we are performing the right work at the right time

  • Be bold in making technical decisions and understand the associated risks


Skills and Qualifications

  • A back-end programming language - knowledge of one or more of PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, JavaScript

  • Code versioning tools, such as Git

  • Understanding of OWASP security principles and accessibility

  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system

  • Operations tasks such as data migration, transformation, and scripting, setup and administration of backups, deployments and rollbacks, management of hosting environment including database administration and scaling an application

  • Session management in a distributed server environment and statelessness in applications

  • Data models that represent and support business processes

  • Automated testing platforms and unit testing

  • 2+ years of hands on professional backend software development

    • 1+ years of hands on experience with  Java, Scala, or Kotlin

    • 1+ years of hands on experience with Spring Framework

Preferred Experience In:

  • Front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3. Bonus points for React, Angular, or Vue!

  • Differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop

Why Work Here:

Our values are go the extra mile, do the right thing, speak your truth, stay hungry and curious, and be cool, no ego. We work in an open environment where feedback is welcomed and encouraged and we are continuously seeking out how we can be better as individuals, as a team, and as a company. As a growing company, we encourage people that want to have a visible impact in how we build, operate, and perform to apply and join us!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • CaffeFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM


We love our location at Lasalle and Wacker. We're right at the river bordering downtown and River North. There are great options for every palate!

An Insider's view of CarrierDirect

What is your vision for the company?

What we're doing at CarrierDirect is bigger than one person's vision. We spend a lot of time as a leadership team and an entire company reaffirming our why and figuring out how to best transform our industry. We want to be part of that tide that raises all boats... and step by step we're doing it.



What are CarrierDirect Perks + Benefits

CarrierDirect Benefits Overview

CarrierDirect makes it easy to have a highly productive work-life balance. We offer comprehensive health and wellness benefits and all team members are eligible for coverage starting on their first day with us. Additionally, we have monthly outings, cold brew coffee on tap, and a very impressive selection of your favorite snacks from elementary school.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarrierDirect has tribes that allow team members to dedicate time to a spectrum of passions like UX, innovation, emerging tech, and culture.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have a great gym in our building.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
CarrierDirect offers 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave to new mothers and fathers.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental 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
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
CarrierDirect is happy to work with job seekers to make their move to Chicago easier
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
CarrierDirect offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
CarrierDirect hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
CarrierDirect lets team member spend 10% of the work week in Tribes that are managed and maintained by employees, based on various topics like UX, innovation, and culture.
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