Software Engineer

| Chicago

Software Engineer

Be an Innovative Agent of Change

Are you a Software Engineer comfortable working in a fast-paced and innovative environment?

At FTD (NASDAQ: FTD) we continually evolve the business by promoting a culture where solutions from the technology group help transform our lines of business through customer-meaningful solutions, innovative technologies, and business-impacting projects.

This highly crucial position will take a supporting role in building applications within our multi-brand $1B+ e-commerce company. We're actively searching for entry-level engineers to join newly created teams at FTD who will be tasked with building an entirely new state-of-the-art platform and architecture from scratch.

What You Will Contribute:

  • Participate with a cross-functional team (technical & non-technical members) on highly visible strategic projects and work independently as needed.
  • Champion innovative solutions and interact with top-caliber software engineers, web developers, and QA automation resources contributing to our growing ecosystem of cutting-edge SOA based applications.
  • Work within an agile group and be empowered to add your personalized stamp on the team and the solutions we deliver.
  • Interact closely with business to understand business processes and proposing technical as well as non-technical solutions for business problems--seek the biggest bangs!
  • Interface with team members across software teams to promote software best-practices, technical guidance when requested and overall positive change.
  • Actively work with the team and managers in continuously improving SDLC process and the efficiency and effectiveness of the engineering team.

What we offer:

  • Exciting opportunity to be a part of a team that builds and evolves high performance, scalable order processing systems handling large transactional volumes: processing more than 50,000 orders a day, close to 5 million payment transactions a week; handling more than 1.5 million customer notifications in a day, etc.
  • We encourage and welcome out of the box ideas in all areas like artificial intelligence, data processing, and information retrieval, voice capabilities, automation, computer vision, etc.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of working for a publicly traded company (stock purchase plan, flexible hours and a healthy vacation plan).
  • A relaxed work environment (shorts and sandals always welcome, onsite gym with classes).
  • The blending of cultures across multiple cities and three continents where you can be part of helping shape our future.
  • Lines of business and a technology organization ready to embrace your role and the business value it brings.
  • A "flat" organization where you will spend time with business leaders, managers, developers, product management and executive leadership.
  • Career opportunities! Those that have positive impact, with a positive approach, have a very bright future as we change, grow, expand and explore new and exciting experiences for our global customer base.

What we seek:

  • The ability and interest in working on a broad range of different projects and technologies who loves to write code is excited about building things and is passionate about robust software design.
  • Minimum of 1 solid year in software development experience working on complex projects, and/or equivalent computer science training at an accredited Bachelor's Degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Understand the basics of Service Oriented Architecture.
  • Strong coding skills in C#, .NET, or Java; Web Services, WCF, Rest, SQL and Windows Services. We are open to candidates that show strengths in various technologies, but you should have a willingness and interest to learn and work primarily in Java on the Spring platform.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Excellent written communication skills and verbal agility.
  • You take pride in being accountable, taking ownership of outstanding issues and establishing a high level of credibility with others in the organization.
  • You take pride in producing high-quality software utilizing automated unit and integration testing.
  • Sharp analytical abilities, problem-solving techniques, and object-oriented software design skills
  • You are proactive, motivated and able to work in teams.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience implementing or utilizing Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) practices.
  • Familiarity with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles and have used them in practice.
  • Possess a basic understanding of tiered distributed systems.
  • E-commerce experience
  • Experience developing for high-volume web applications.
  • Microservices architecture and practices
  • REST service development and methodologies
  • Experience with could-based technologies such as AWS, Google Cloud, and/or Azure
  • Experience with various e-commerce systems such as PIM, OMS, and/or FMS

Join our team and be part of an exciting transformation! While you are part of the office of technology, you will have a broader impact on the overall growth of the business. Consider joining one of the few companies outside of Silicon Valley able to offer development of a high-traffic e-commerce platform receiving upwards of 40K customer purchases an hour.

Give FTD a look! This position will be based in Downtown Chicago, IL.

FTD Companies is a global premier floral and gifting company with a vision to be the leading and most trusted floral and gifting company in the world. We provide floral, specialty foods, gift and related products and services to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations and companies in need of floral and gifting solutions.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

In the heart of the Loop! We also have an office in Downers Grove, IL.

What are FTD Companies Perks + Benefits

FTD Companies Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), life, accident and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions.
FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our diversified portfolio of brands such as ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari’s Berries, Sincerely, etc.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% on the first 6% of your of pre-tax or post tax deferral. To maximize the employer match, you will need to contribute 6%. Vesting is at 25% each year
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides employees with an opportunity to share in our growth and to purchase shares of our common stock without payment of brokerage costs, at a 15% discount.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Pet Friendly
At some locations, employees can bring their dogs to work.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
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