Back End Development Co-Op at Peapod Digital Labs (Chicago, IL)

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What’s Our Dish

Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.


Browse The Aisles
We’re looking for bright energetic and out-of-the-box problem solvers to join our team. We specialize in development of web and mobile applications, information driven reporting solutions and ways to align technology solutions with business objectives. This development position exposes associates to both Web and Business Intelligence tools including web technologies, large scale databases, ETL and reporting tools. We seek to deliver beautiful, functional solutions that meet - and exceed - customers’ needs. Our e-commerce platform is built in Java with a JavaScript & React Front End and PostgreSQL backend. Our IOS mobile app is being built in Full Native & Android being built in Kotlin.

Recipe for Success - What's “in store” for the role

  • Business Systems Team (Backend): A Co-op on the Associate Experience Team within PDL Business Systems would join one of our existing Scrum teams and participate in the regular cadence of Scrum ceremonies and meetings during our 2-week sprints. Co-ops will make enhancements to Android Mobile and/or Front-end applications used by employees in the process of fulfilling customer orders. 


The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients 

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future (including OPT)
  • Enrolled in school at the start of the co-op (June 21st – December 17th)
  • Located in one of our office locations – preference to candidates located in Chicago (IL), Quincy (MA), and Salisbury (NC)


Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table

  • Passion for technology and using it to solve business problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of web software development technologies including Java, HTML, CSS, XML, JSON and JavaScript.
  • Experience working with JavaScript frameworks such as React JS, Vue JS, and Angular JS. 
  • Possess an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment, and testing with some back-end knowledge
  • Understanding the importance of UX/UI and building well-designed web applications based on usability
  • Understanding of both the art and science of coming together to effectively design and develop web and mobile applications
  • Proven expertise in developing single page applications (SPA) using techniques including routing, client-side templating, and consuming JSON-based RESTful API’s 
  • Knowledge of web presentation architectures and hardware/software implementations
  • Team player who thrives in a continually changing environment


Join Us at Our Table

Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, and generous and flexible paid time off.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • AzureLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Vue.JSFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics


Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get to and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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