Software Engineer

| Chicago

About the Job

UrbanBound is looking for a Software Engineer to help us build our relocation platform. The Software Engineer will work in a cross functional team, and participate in the design and implementation of new application features as well as diagnose and fix issues reported by our users. The ideal candidate is a full stack web developer, capable of writing the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (we use React) to construct the front end, and the Ruby (we use Rails 4) to process requests on the backend. You will be working in an agile environment, in which we strive to ship quality, reliable software as quickly as possible. You will be involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle, from project inception, through development and testing, including maintenance after the release.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work within a cross functional team including design, QA, engineering, and business stakeholders, to define, design, and implement solutions to problems faced by our users.

  • Write clear, concise, and maintainable code.

  • Thoroughly test your code by writing automated unit and feature tests, and also by putting your “user hat” on and experimenting with your changes via the UI.

  • Pair with team members when necessary to help them work through difficult problems, or to get a second set of eyes on your changes.

  • Perform code reviews to make sure we’re shipping quality software and keep up to speed with what your teammates are working on, while taking the opportunity to teach your fellow developers a few new tricks, as well as learning a few yourself.

  • Design and implement practical solutions to technical problems.

  • Work with people outside of the product team to diagnose issues, understand the challenges they face with the application, and define solutions.

  • Keep up to date with the latest and greatest in the software industry.

 

Requirements

  • You must love working with the best tools and people.

  • A desire to constantly be learning, and teaching.

  • 3+ years experience building web-based products.

  • Strong knowledge of Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTTP, and all things web.

  • Strong knowledge of SQL and relational databases.

  • Enjoys writing succinct, readable, maintainable, and testable code.

  • Experience working on an agile team, involving technical and non-technical people.

  • Enjoys working with people in engineering, product development, sales, marketing, and customer support.

  • Great communication skills.

  • Experience with a client side JavaScript framework is a plus.

 

Education and Experience Guidelines

Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University, or equivalent experience, required.

Experience

A minimum of 1 year of software development experience.

Compensation

Compensation for this position will consist of a competitive base salary and benefits.

 

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Location

Our office is located in the loop’s historic Franklin building—with easy access to CTA trains, Metra, endless lunch spots & Amazon Go in the lobby!

An Insider's view of UrbanBound

What's something quirky about your company?

After three months of employment, you earn the coveted UrbanBound jacket. In order to receive this jacket, you must participate in the Jacket Ceremony. I can't say much about what this ceremony entails...it's top secret.

Drew

Lead Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

In order to be successful here, you cannot be afraid to speak up. If you think something is broken, and you know how to fix it—say something! The team is eager to hear your ideas, and innovation is rewarded!

Abby

Marketing Manager

What are some social events your company does?

Game night is a regular occurrence at UrbanBound as is wine night, book club, scavenger hunts, and in-office happy hours (at the UrbanBar). From trolley rides to boat tours to whirlyball outings…when we meet our goals, everyone celebrates!

Mallory

Account Executive

What are UrbanBound Perks + Benefits

UrbanBound Benefits Overview

At UrbanBound we provide:

A collaborative work environment where you will make decisions daily that positively impact the business.
A competitive salary and benefits that include pre-tax commuter benefit, 401K, discounted membership to building’s gym, and competitive health, dental and vision coverage.

A true work-life balance where family and health come first. Need to take a break? No problem. We have an open vacation policy, as we want everybody to feel well rested, energetic, and ready to seize the day.

A contemporary, welcoming office located in the central loop’s newly-renovated Franklin building — one of the most recognized skyscrapers in Chicago. This address has easy access to CTA trains and Metra, and provides all the benefits of working downtown, such as an Amazon Go in the lobby, and several other restaurant options in the building.

Company-wide celebrations, in-office happy hours, game nights and so much more!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
We always make sure to have a fully stocked beer fridge and full bar!
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
In-office happy hours at the UrbanBar are a regular occurrence!
Recreational Clubs
UrbanBound sponsors sports leagues year-round (like beach volleyball and bowling)!
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
We’re committed to building an inclusive workplace with a cross-departmental team (that includes both of our founders) that defines and refines processes to support diversity and inclusion.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We recognize our outstanding employees with Quarterly Innovation Awards and Semi-Annual Core Values Awards.

We cultivate new ideas with company-wide Hack-a-Thons.

We're proud to be...UB!

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