Software Engineer

| Chicago

Forager is growing. Due to this growth, we’re hiring Software Engineers, to join us in building an automated, freight-matching marketplace that connects cross-border shippers (customers) with their optimal carrier (trucking companies) based on region, price, and service rating. You will be in charge of shipping features and contributing to complex deliverables. The impact you make in the role will directly affect your project's success.

What will you do? 

  • You will build applications and services to automate and optimize cross border freight industry using an SOA approach. You’ll work on algorithms for pricing and matching customers to vendors, front end dashboards, integrations with 3rd party APIs, and proof-of-concept pilots.
  • You will write clean, effective code and follow best practices. 
  • Take an active part in and contribute to team processes, including planning, standups, retros.
  • Participate in code reviews, testing. 
  • Diagnose problems. Plan and apply fixes
  • Have influence on the projects you’re working on and own parts of projects.
  • Complete stories as part of larger projects. 
  • Take part in the technical design of features. 
  • Collaborate with your peers
  • You will actively be working to hone your craft, become a stronger engineer
  • Learn about the product(s) and our customer's needs.

Who you are?

  • This is not your first development role. You have a background and experience in software development with a solid understanding of core engineering concepts.
  • You write clean, effective code and you adhere to good coding principles. 
  • You are a quick learner and are able to be productive without significant feedback from the more senior engineers on your team. 
  • You are a self-directed learner but you also know when to ask for help. 
  • You have experience programming and writing RESTful APIs.
  • You have solid experience with React, Node/Express, and PostgreSQL.
  • Committed to testing and have experience with JS testing frameworks (Jest).
  • Curious, dedicated, and accountable. 
  • Driven, fast-paced. You love the speed and impact that comes from working in a start-up. You set ambitious goals for yourself and work to meet them.

Who we are?

Forager is a logistics tech startup with one goal: simplify cross-border freight with a combination of purpose-built technology and decades of industry experience. 

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1046 W Kinzie St.,#300, Chicago, IL 60642

What are Forager Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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