Software Engineer at Uptake

| Chicago
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What We Do:

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers. 

What You’ll Do:

As a Software Engineer, you’ll help build and expand a complex predictive analytics platform that is already changing the way large industrial companies manage their assets. Software Engineers work with cutting-edge technologies in the fields of distributed systems, data ingestion and mapping, and machine learning, to name a few. Uptake engineers are creative, self-driven and are always looking to innovate and improve, and we are committed to providing them with the necessary resources to take their skills to the next level.


As a Software Engineer, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create interactive visualization tools and dashboards
  • Build a highly scalable framework for ingesting, transforming and enhancing data at web scale
  • Develop a web services based platform that can grow with the business
  • Implement machine learning models that enable customers to glean hidden insights from their data


  • Required
    • 1-5 years of experience programming in a modern object oriented programming language
    • 2+ years working with SQL and noSQL database technologies
    • 2+ years working knowledge of structure and usage of RESTful web services
    • 1-2+ years using Spring’s open source tools
  • Preferred
    • Masters or PhD in related field
    • Being an open source contributor
    • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • Solid object-oriented programming and design skills
    • Outstanding programming and problem solving skills
    • Strong passion for technology and building great systems
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work using Agile methodologies
    • Experience with Akka, stream processing technologies and concurrency frameworks
    • Experience with noSQL solutions: Cassandra, HDFS and/or Elasticsearch
    • Experience with Data modeling
    • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt or equivalent
    • Experience with Docker, Mesos and Marathon
    • Experience with distributed messaging services, preferably Kafka
    • Experience with distributed data processors, preferably Spark
    • Experience with Angular, React, Redux, Immutable.js, Rx.js, Node.js or equivalent
    • Experience with Reactive and/or Functional programming
    • Understanding of Thrift, Avro or protocol buffers

Why Work Here

We build and deliver, then explore to build more. Curiosity and flexibility enable everything we do, and we get stronger as we make each new industry smarter. As a team, we bring our diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to solve problems no one has yet to solve, at a speed no one has yet to experience. We support and challenge one another to bring out a new best in each of us, and we might have a little fun along the way.

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We are located in River North just right off the Chicago Brown Line stop. We also provide you with a free shuttle service to/from Ogilvie and Union.
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