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Senior Software Engineer - Web UI Development

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3+ Years
Required Education : BSCS or Equivalent
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Senior Software Engineer - Web UI Development


Our Client, a dynamic early stage technology start-up, based in Chicago, is seeking a highly creative Web UI Developer to lead our user interface (UI) design and development effort. Our Client is developing a nex generation eBooking platform for the air freight industry - a cloud-based eCargo portal for B2B freight transportation.


SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITY: This position will be responsible for designing and implementing a state-of-the-art Web-based graphical user interface (GUI) based on solid User Experience (UX) design/user feedback and the latest in Web 2.0 GUI design techniques. As UI lead, you will be working directly with other development team members and product management to design and implement a highly intuitive and easy-to-navigate Web UI for our innovative eCargo air logistics and analytics platform.




COMPENSATION: Our Client provides a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a highly skilled and talented workforce. This position will include a competitive base salary, a variable bonus based on company performance, and stock equity ownership.

LOCATION: Chicago, IL and Oakbrook, IL

BENEFITS: Each employee is entitled to participate in our Employee Benefits Program, which provides comprehensive medical and dental insurance coverage.


Required Qualifications :

A strong software engineer with a BSCS or BSCE from a strong computer engineering program and 5 years of coding in Java or Open Tools and 3 years of leadership is acceptable regardless of tool knowledge.



BACKGROUND REQUIRED: The successful candidate must have a strong technical background with a minimum of 3 - 5 years of software development experience. The ideal candidate should have directly participated in the development of commercial grade products using agile software practices and a heavily reusable Web component-based, multi-tier architecture. The current development environment is built on Amazon AWS using a Linux/SQL development stack. The qualified candidate shall have the ability to deliver high quality code on-time and within established software standards.



● Web UI development experience w/focus on Presentation Layer Design/Navigation

● JavaScript framework using angularJS, EmberJS, or Backbone.js

● JavaScript tools - such as webpack, GruntJS, GulpJS.


● Java, JavaScript

● Knowledge of multi-tier architectures

● Web Services - REST, APIs and JSON

● PostGreSQL/SQL object-based relational databases

● Python language experience is a plus

● Software design patterns (Prototype, Factory, Builder) and software development principles (DRY and SSOT)


SOFT SKILLS REQUIRED: Must be self motivated and able to work in a focused, fast paced, team-oriented environment. Have passion for the work product you create and be willing to push the envelope in terms of function, fit, and usability. Ability to thrive and work independently in a dynamic startup environment. Possess solid problem solving skills - able to quickly assess problems and determine proper steps to resolution. Desire to be a key impact player - rolling-up the sleeves to do whatever it takes to deliver results at or above expectations. Strong communications skills and the ability to develop rapport and credibility across the organization, to promote new ideas effectively.



● A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, or closely related technical field

● Advanced degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other related fields is a major plus.

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