Staff Software Engineer

| Chicago

Forager is growing. Due to this growth, we’re hiring Staff 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 your teams success and owning complex deliverables. The impact you make in the role will directly affect your teams 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 heavily in code reviews, testing.
  • Diagnose problems. Plan and apply fixes
  • Have ownership of projects.
  • Strong debugging skills, requiring little help from your peers.
  • Make decisions on the technical design of features.
  • Be a source of technical guidance for other engineers.
  • You are the "go-to expert" in many areas of our codebase and have a strong understanding of the broad architecture of the entire system.
  • Known for creating improvements (scalability, performance, stability) across systems with a strong understanding of architecting solutions.
  • Work directly with the CTO to research, design and implement technologies, architectures, and systems.
  • Understand the product(s) and our customers needs deeply. 

Who you are?

  • You've spent a significant amount of time as an engineer. You have a strong 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 with very little feedback from managers.
  • You have experience architecting RESTful APIs.
  • You have expert 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

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

What are Forager Perks + Benefits

Culture
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
401(K)
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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