Sr. Software Engineer

Position Purpose

The Software Engineer contributes to engineering of large scale solutions to enable Echo’s business while supporting the strategic architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function.

Essential Position Functions 

Principal Accountability | Technical Planning

  • Contributes to technical design including high-level conceptual diagram, ERD, service contracts

Principal Accountability | Software Development

  • Active member of a product team that solves complex challenges and builds working software
  • Develops with an awareness for team members needs
  • Addresses technical debt constantly - escalating when it becomes risky (time or quality)
  • Produces high quality code, fast
  • Dependable and highly skilled development resource for peers
  • Promotes collective code ownership so that everyone has visibility into the feature codebase
  • Commands a broad awareness of related projects
  • Mentors team members
  • Provides development expertise to team members through education and review

Principal Accountability | Release Activities

  • Supports and is accountable for timely releases and adherence to release activities
  • Resolves defects in a timely and effective manner
  • Identifies tactical risks and raises/resolves issues effectively.
  • Contributes to merge up/down through development process
  • Ensures that operational teams are effective during deployment (dry-run or production)
  • Aware of infrastructure requirements/constraints
  • Carries out root cause analysis on defects to ensure fixes are happening in the right way

Principal Accountability | Team Member

  • Works hand-in-hand with Product Owner to break down user stories into small functional slices
  • Encourages integration and promotes obtaining shared goals with team members
  • Always open to new ideas and encourages innovative practices amongst peers
  • Maintains an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness.
  • Practices positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment.
  • Impresses responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks.
  • Acts in the interest of the overall team.
  • Actively works on broadening or adding a skill
  • Asks for assistance when problems become challenging
  • Willingness to promote and participate in new initiatives (i.e. CoE initiatives)
  • Balances best practice decisions with delivering high business value (right vs right now)
  • Contributes to the success of a self-organizing team

Position Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience
  • 1 to 3 years developing commercial-grade business applications leveraging the following:
    • Writing code in an OO programming language
    • Building or maintaining fault-tolerant systems
    • Data Structures & Algorithms
    • DBMS
    • SOA Architecture
    • High-performance
  • 1 to 3 years developing front end applications leveraging:
    • JavaScript
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • AJAX applications
  • Contributing on an Agile team
  • Proven track record working in a fast-paced, time-sensitive project that requires:
  • Clear and timely communication of key information deemed critical to project success
  • Managing software risk
  • Balancing priorities
  • Going above and beyond the requirement of the role
  • Mentoring junior engineers
  • Articulating technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Leading without authority

What's in it for you?

  • Help career growth by joining industry leader and established product team with newly integrated and focused User Experience process
  • Working with an organization with defined market goals, products, customers, revenue, and development teams
  • Experienced mentors to learn and adopt new practices
  • Ability to introduce your own views and takes on the products
  • See the path from the genesis of a product through idea life-cycle and retirement of a product
  • Ability to live with your design and what customers think of the product

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Business Architect

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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