Sr. Software Engineer

| Chicago

We are seeking a highly motivated, talented engineer to join our engineering team.  As part of the Engineering team you will add value to one of these three groups:

Software Development: In the software development group, you will develop innovative products by building software quickly and iteratively in an agile environment.  You will release your software in production to our customers, and you will monitor and maintain it to provide an exceptional customer experience.  You will work directly with Product to drive our roadmap and vision forward.

QA:  Our Software Engineers in Test work closely with the development team doing code reviews, developing test automation & coding test frameworks within a continuous deployment and Agile environment.  Our team develops automation tests using a BDD (behavior driven development) framework and in native python. Other areas of focus of the team are testing non-functional areas of the system such as performance and security.   When they find the time and have a reason, there is exploratory testing of developed features that the SDET’s are responsible for.

DevOps: The DevOps team is a group of engineers who are responsible for NS’ security, infrastructure, cloud computing, networking and deployments. You will work together with, and support, all NS engineering and business operations.

You’ll do well in this role if:

Love making practical changes and seeing your products in use. Someone who wants to create an exceptional customer experience will fit in well on our team, meaning you naturally like to find solutions to problems and in general enjoy helping people in any way you can. You take delight in debugging unfamiliar problems. The desire to keep learning is embedded in your skillset.  We don’t need you to have experience with everything yet, but individuals that want to keep learning and challenge themselves thrive in this environment.

Love solving hard problems that don't have a straightforward solution
Like to think big, propose novel solutions and convince others of your ideas
Willing to challenge ideas, admit you are wrong sometimes, but in the end drive consensus with others
Are results-focused and make data-driven decisions
LIke to challenge yourself and others to make something great
Responsibilities:
Lead the development and delivery of critical components
Coordinate across teams like Product, QA and Devops
Own solutions and software designs to meet product goals
Develop high-quality, maintainable software
Promote software engineering best practices across the team
Participate in code reviews
Mentor and grow junior engineers
Review architecture and software designs with other senior engineers
Identify, design and develop automation solutions to improve team efficiency
Dive deep to resolve problems at their root, looking for failure patterns and suggesting fixes
Support your products running in production
Participate in projects that improve the performance and usability of our product portfolio
Work in an agile team, including sprint planning, daily standups and user story estimation
Be an ambassador for the team to both our internal and external clients

Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of professional software development experience
Experience with mentoring or managing junior engineers
Expert in at least one programming language and proficient in others
Has lead the development and release of multiple product initiatives
Is passionate about creating high-quality, performant systems
Understands and promotes software architecture design best practices
Experience driving and optimizing the end-to-end software development process
Experience working with web technologies
Experience with multiple database technologies, knows how to choose the right tool for the job
Experience developing in Unix systems
Familiarity with Amazon Web Services
Proven capability for critical thinking, problem solving and the patience to see hard problems through to the end with our clients

Outstanding oral and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
Willingness to partner with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, product and professional services team members

About Narrative Science:

Narrative Science is the leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise. Quill, its Advanced NLG platform, learns and writes like a person, automatically transforming data into Intelligent Narratives—insightful, conversational communications full of audience-relevant information that provide complete transparency into how analytic decisions are made.

At Narrative Science, we embrace the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our future employees, colleagues, customers, partners and other stakeholders. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Read Full Job Description

Location

303 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
303 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

What are Narrative Science Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Standing desks. Catered lunches. Flexible vacation policy. Quarterly company outings. Free eats & drinks. Free gym access & bike parking. Personal MacBook Air (or computer of your choice). Community engagement opportunities. Internal learning and development opportunities. Referral program & incentives.

More Jobs at Narrative Science15 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Sales
Developer
new
Narrative Science
Developer
new
Narrative Science
Developer
new
Narrative Science
Developer
new
Narrative Science
Sales
new
Narrative Science
Finance
new
Narrative Science
Sales
new
Narrative Science
Operations
new
Narrative Science
Design + UX
new
Narrative Science
Developer
new
Narrative Science
Product
new
Narrative Science
Developer
new
Narrative Science
Developer
new
Narrative Science
Project Mgmt
new
Narrative Science
Sales
new
Narrative Science