Software Engineer

| Chicago

About the Engineering Team:   

Our Engineering team is chock-full of smart, dedicated, and creative team members. Each one has a desire to experiment with new and unfamiliar technology to solve their cross-functional (XFN) team's business objectives. We're passionate about best practices and strive to follow standards laid out before us. The team is encouraged to get involved in the tech community by participating in open source projects, speaking at local meetups, and presenting at national and international conferences.

Who You Are:   

You’re an innovator; you share our common interest in improving and scaling our existing architecture and systems. Your excellent communication skills are key when collaborating closely with Product, internal customers, and other engineers to determine the best way to build products that meet their needs. You’re hungry for growth and with our Engineering Ladder you can visualize your career path.  We are quality driven and you must be too. We expect that you’ll get involved and stay informed with the latest trends in technology and experiment with how to apply those to help consumers make more educated and healthier decisions.

A Day in the Life: 

  • Start the day collaborating with your XFN team and Product Manager during daily standups to discuss the current sprint and remove any roadblocks

  • Write Java, Kotlin, JavaScript or Python code (using TDD) to add functionality to our platform

  • Build out an event driven, microservices architecture using both serverless technologies and RESTful, Spring Boot APIs (Java/Kotlin)

  • Work on our infrastructure as code framework, using AWS services such as Lambda, ECS, Fargate, Step Functions, SNS/SQS, and Kinesis Firehose

  • Model complex product data and work with multiple data stores, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB and Elasticsearch

  • Hang out with one of our friendly office dogs 

  • Pair with and mentor other engineers to provide highly-valuable and innovative products to our customers

  • Author architecture decision records and participate in whiteboarding sessions to demonstrate continual improvement of our engineering practices

  • Meet weekly with your manager 1:1 to keep the lines of communication flowing and ensure your performance and development is on track

  • Host a Lunch-and-Learn or Engineering Learning Session to showcase your expertise in a new technology or update the team on that tech meetup or conference you recently attended

Who We Are:

Label Insight’s mission is to help consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume.  Our team creates powerful data enrichment and attribution tools to help retailers and manufacturers empower consumers to make better informed product choices. 

We Live Our Values:

  • Transparency: We share information freely and concisely as a team

  • Collaboration: We respect diversity and work toward the solution together

  • Iteration & Innovation: We speak up early, are honest about our limits, and leverage failure as an asset

  • Intellectual Honesty & Humility: We encourage open debate and favor the best ideas

  • Accountability: We own the successes and failures of our team

  • Quality Driven: We hold our work to the highest standards and embrace problems as opportunities

The Benefits & Perks of Joining Us:

  • Competitive salary and stock options

  • Flexible work hours

  • Flexible paid time-off on top of 12 business days for standard holidays (Label Insight is closed for 1 week during the winter holiday season)

  • Company subsidized health insurance, dental and vision benefits

  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance Policy and STD/LTD

  • Transportation/Commuter benefits

  • Employment Referral Bonus

  • Educational Assistance and Management Training Programs

  • Casual and collaborative, open-layout work space - dog-friendly office in Chicago

  • Catered team lunches - every other week

  • Cold brew and beer on tap

  • Regularly scheduled team gatherings

 

*Label Insight is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Whether you're driving or taking public transportation, our West Loop location is easy to find!

An Insider's view of Label Insight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is amazing to me that transparency is at the center of our product AND our values. I think it is really unique to be at a company that is so open and honest with all of its employees. I feel lucky every day to work for Label Insight where I am surrounded by smart people solving real problems for consumers.

Jessica

Senior Product Manager

What does your typical day look like?

My day starts with our team's daily stand, and I'll usually have another agile ceremony (grooming, sprint planing, etc.). I also sync with the designer and PM to review upcoming features, user interviews, and wireframes. The rest of the day is spent working on new features, tackling tech-debt, and contributing to shared front-end infrastructure.

Janine

Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Accessible is equal parts attitude and action. It starts with valuing all people and being intellectually curious, then living out actions like sitting with the team in open workstations, hosting lunches and weekly 360s, joining team events, and engaging in platforms like Slack. But the most important is the attitude that everyone's input matters.

Todd

CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for friendly people who are happy engaging in healthy, vigorous debate, and who have the drive and courage to proactively learn and try new things. We really value autonomy, so we want people who will also appreciate and take advantage of that. In my experience, these traits naturally come out over the course of the hiring process, and are

Noah

Lead Software Engineer

What are Label Insight Perks + Benefits

Label Insight Benefits Overview

The Benefits & Perks of Joining Us:
Competitive salary and stock options
Flexible work hours
Flexible paid time-off on top of 12 business days for standard holidays (Label Insight is closed for 1 week during the winter holiday season)
Company subsidized health insurance, dental and vision benefits
Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
401(k) Plan
Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance Policy and STD/LTD
Transportation/Commuter benefits
Employment Referral Bonus
Educational Assistance and Management Training Programs
Casual and collaborative, open-layout work space - dog-friendly office in Chicago
Catered team lunches - every other week
Cold brew and beer on tap
Regularly scheduled team gatherings

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
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)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical 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
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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