Software Engineer

| Chicago

We are looking for a Mid level Software Engineer to join our Label Insight XFN Team. With your creds, including but not limited to those listed below, you'll be a key member of the engineering team, helping us to improve and scale our existing architecture and systems.  This position will report directly to the Director of Engineering.

 About You:

  • You are excited and passionate about new and emerging technologies in web and software development.
  • You take responsibility for code quality and proliferate best practices across the development team through code reviews and testing.
  • You seek out and advocate for architectural improvements to minimize pain points within our infrastructure and code base.
  • You strive to automate all processes and focus on scale.
  • You are a natural collaborator and work with team members and product owners to deliver quality features.
  • You believe in continuous delivery and iterating on code and features.
  • You are interested in using analytics to derive insights through software.
  • You are able to manage your own time and are hungry to contribute and learn.
  • You are excited to work at a growing company and make an impact through food transparency.

Your Creds:

  • Your Creds:

    • Experience developing multi-tier web applications.
    • Experience in object-oriented development with Java and familiarity with frameworks and tools including Spring.
    • Experience building and integrating with REST APIs.
    • Understanding of data formats (JSON, JSON-LD, CSV, XML, etc).
    • Experience with NoSQL systems including DynamoDB, Cassandra, and/or Elasticsearch.
    • Experience with RDBMS systems including MySQL and/or PostgreSQL.
    • Experience with AWS services including SQS, SWF, and Lambda is preferred.
    • Understanding of event-driven, real-time design.
    • Willing to support continuous delivery through tools such as Elastic Beanstalk, CircleCI, Terraform, and Ansible.
    • Familiar with the Agile methodology.
    • 3 to 4 years working experience as a software engineer
    • Good communications skills and a desire to mentor other engineers.

    Experience preferred in at least one of the following areas:

    • Streaming technologies such as Kafka or Kinesis.
    • Machine learning or Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies.
    • Creating efficient algorithms and mathematical solutions to build performant features.
    • Experience with ETL data flow frameworks such as Apache Nifi, Spring XD, Mule or similar integration frameworks.
    • Strong experience with data modeling.
    • Familiar with the Agile methodology.
    • Good communications skills and a desire to mentor other engineers.

Our Values:

As a team, we share a common set of values: We are innovative problem solvers. We believe in transparency, both in our product and in our work. We have curious minds and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. We value scientific inquiry. We aren’t afraid to take risks, and fail fast to learn fast and improve fast. We embrace uniqueness. We are lifelong learners and we value intellectual honesty.

Perks of the job:

  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Flexible work hours
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, a kegerator and more!
  • Casual, dog-friendly, open-layout workspace
  • Company subsidized Health Insurance, and 401(k) and commuter benefits
  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Catered team lunches every other week
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Regular team events and happy hours
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

 

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641 W Lake St, Suite 402 , Chicago, IL 60661
641 W Lake St, Suite 402 , Chicago, IL 60661

Perks of working here

401(K)
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Dental
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet Friendly
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited PTO
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