Full Stack Developer (PHP, NodeJS, AngularJS)
Full Stack Developer
Our startup client here in downtown Chicago is a social impact startup fully funded and supported by a Fortune 300 company. They are seeking a rock star full stack developer as their second engineering hire. They are a worker-focused, innovative HRTech platform that uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to rapidly recruit workers for short-term contingent labor positions.
They traveled the country listening to financially vulnerable Americans in their living rooms and believe they can solve their deepest pain point - easy access to supplementary income.
Who are you?
You are an experienced full stack developer that loves building internet-scale back-end systems. Your friends think you are a scrappy, hard-working, intrinsically motivated engineer that loves building great technology and is empathetic to the this client's social mission. You’re comfortable working on web-based application from start-to-finish in the entire software stack, but you really thrive in back-end services, APIs, and service layer technologies. You love diving in and learning new frameworks and technologies, but are also comfortable buckling down and cranking out functional applications that just work. You’re looking for the right opportunity to work on a product you can point to and say, “I helped build this.”
You’re also looking for the right opportunity to join a new company and help shape the engineering culture from the ground floor and help develop a new product line. You will work with a team of super creative and talented individuals who are actively helping families near the poverty line better their lives. You are not afraid to constructively call out when things are not working right. You push back in an effective way that does not limit the team's creativity and also offer elegant ways to solve the problem at hand. You love the startup world and have examples of succeeding in this environment. You accept change (our solution is young and evolves/changes frequently) and are okay with failing forward and jumping hurdles. You love to help others!
What you’ll do:
You’ll be our second engineering hire and will help set the creative tone of our new
? You’ll own the application layer from top to bottom, but will be aided by a
Front End UI/UX lead.
? You’ll design the engineering pipeline and will help build the infrastructure and
systems for our product.
? You’ll design and develop modular, scalable back-end systems to power an
automated recruiting platform powering hundreds of daily shifts.
Qualifications and special skills required:
Minimum of 3 years development experience building and designing web-based
applications (having a portfolio or work to show off will be appreciated).
? Deep understanding of full-stack development technologies - HTML,
? Extremely strong working with modular back-end services.
? Familiar and comfortable working with front-end developers providing
efficient interfaces to backend data.
? Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with a common purpose
? Comfort working with microservice architecture (Docker containers
? Familiar with modern version control systems (git) and team-based
? A desire to grow into an engineering leader on a rapidly expanding
? A strong desire to uphold high standards for code quality, reliability, and
? Great written and verbal communication skills
Cool work perks:
? Dog friendly office
? Flexible schedule
? Substantial financial incentive (pay-for-performance) related to company goals
? The ability to help shape the engineering culture at a new company.