Software Engineer (Java)

| Chicago

PowerReviews creates software that drives traffic, increases sales, and provides actionable insights for more than 1,000 brands and retailers on over 5,000 websites. Our platform serves as an essential resource for consumers throughout their purchase journey. Our syndication network reaches more than 500 million in-market shoppers each month through an unrivaled solution suite. PowerReviews is on a mission to create a smarter path to purchase.

As a member of the PowerReviews development team, you will design and develop software to achieve high performance, usability and stability within the context of our extensive product platform. Our platform is responsible for gathering, moderating, and publishing of user generated content for our customers’ websites. Our highest application API volumes exceed 400K requests per minute all while exceeding 99.99% uptime SLA’s.

Our Tech Stack

Our technology stack is constantly evolving and our engineers are always looking to adopt new but relevant trends. We use open source software and AWS almost exclusively.

Languages: Java 8 and 11, Ruby on Rails, Python, Javascript

Frameworks: Spring (Boot, MVC, Security, etc.), React.js

Databases: PostgreSQL, Neo4J Graph Database, ElasticSearch, Snowflake

AWS: DynamoDB, RDS, Redshift, S3, ElastiCache/Redis, EMR, Lambda, Cloudfront, SQS, SNS, CloudFormation, ECS/Docker, Linux

Developer/DevOps tools: Jenkins for CI, Sumologic, Datadog

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of projects and collaborate with stakeholders to develop robust, multi-tiered web applications.
  • Collaborate with front-end, QA, product, devops and UX teammates in an agile development environment.
  • Add new features and maintain an existing codebase while learning a variety of technologies and working in the AWS ecosystem.
  • Promote high quality code with thoughtful design, unit testing and automated functional testing.
  • Proactively identify improvements within our infrastructure, production operations, and code base.

Required Skills

  • Deep understanding of Java development, database modeling and design, and scalable web architectures.
  • Professional experience with Java technologies and tools such as Spring Boot, Spring MVC, SQL, Hibernate/JPA, Maven, and IntelliJ/Eclipse.
  • Experience developing REST API's
  • Comfortable working with Git and Linux

Other Requirements

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Perks

  • Open office environment and casual dress code
  • Unlimited vacation and flexible work from home policies
  • Yearly training budget for learning and conferences
  • Company lunches provided weekly; snacks always available
  • On-tap wine, beer, kombucha, iced coffee and cold brew
  • Rooftop, gym, and office events
  • Sports leagues and ping-pong tournaments

PowerReviews is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

1 N. Dearborn, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60602

An Insider's view of PowerReviews

What does your typical day look like?

My passion is building experiences that inspire transparency and confidence in a purchase journey by elevating relevant and authentic content. Everyday I collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, to gather feedback and insight to make products and features that help shoppers make the right decision.

Rachel

Sr. Manager, Product

How does the company support your career growth?

PowerReviews breeds a culture of goal setting/personal growth that ultimately allows you to steer the direction of your career.

Alex

Manager, Sales Development

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a member of the marketing team, I get to collaborate across virtually every facet of the company. Including (but definitely not limited to) Sales, Product, Tech, Implementation -- and even HR!

Yoni

Sr. Manager, Product Marketing

What are PowerReviews Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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