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Senior Software Engineer (Java, Javascript)

Location : Chicago Downtown
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4+ years
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Company is a growing and successful company with a great mission to help connect students and colleges. Around 8 million high school students have registered on company's family of websites and we work with roughly 600 colleges--the vast majority of which are nonprofit 4-year colleges in the US. Our office is located in downtown Chicago and we offer the following perks:

  • Work in a casual environment with talented and passionate people

  • Free snacks and soft drinks

  • Career growth and learning opportunities through regular team lunch and learns as well as conference & training attendance

  • Full benefits package and a matching 401k plan

  • Pre-tax transit benefits

The Role:

You'll be joining our superb engineering team to work on projects that feed into our bi-weekly release cycle. You'll be responsible for researching, designing and developing features for company website and our related systems. You'll participate with the rest of the team in planning sessions, code reviews, releases, and retrospectives. You'll be leading high profile projects,mentoring peers, and creating foundational architectures for our systems. You'll also be working closely with our Product Development team to ensure the best tools are built by participating in discovery sessions, user story definition and estimate assignment, all in an agile environment.

The Right Candidate:

The right candidate will be joining an excellent team focused on providing students with personally relevant information and ample opportunities to learn and build their college experience and success.

Required Qualifications :


  • Experience developing high trafficked public-facing web applications

  • Experience writing scalable and efficient code for large production web applications

  • Java

  • Relational database such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle

  • JavaScript

  • CSS / Sass / LESS

  • HTML

  • Ability to take initiative and work in a fast paced environment with little oversight

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to design complex scalable systems that incorporate common design patterns

  • Demonstrated leadership of project teams

  • Experience creating coding standards and leading technical change

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to present complex technical solutions to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong commitment to quality

  • Strong commitment to performance

 Beneficial Experience:

  • Java Spring framework

  • JavaScript framework such as AngularJS or React

  • ES6

  • Responsive web development

  • Database ORM tools such as Hibernate, JPA, or MyBatis/iBatis

  • SOA experience utilizing either web services or JMS

  • Linux

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