Software Architect

| Chicago

We are seeking an innovative, game-changing Software Architect a creative problem-solving software engineer equally comfortable with the changing needs of the business and a continually evolving technology group--focused heavily on the pre-sale movement of orders through our front-end customer-facing applications. This highly crucial position will take a central role in architecting and building core & critical technology areas which are an essential component of our high traffic, consumer-facing, $1.3B industry-leading platform.

We are at the start of major digital transformation; the digital team will adopt new roles, structures and new ways of working and thinking - individual joining for this role will have a significant influence in shaping FTD's customer experience journey so join us now!!!!

What You Will Contribute:

  • Participate with a multi-functional team (technical & non-technical members) on highly visible strategic projects and work independently as needed.
  • Champion innovative solutions and interact with top-caliber software engineers, web developers, and QA automation resources contributing to our growing ecosystem of cutting-edge SOA based applications.
  • Work within an agile group for varying degrees to deliver solutions, and you will be empowered to transform and add your personalized stamp at team and company level as we are in the process of agile transformation.
  • Interact closely with business to understand business processes and proposing technical as well as non-technical solutions for business problems--seek the biggest bangs!
  • Drive innovative change across Information Technology to help the department meet its strategic goals.
  • Work with team members at all levels of Information Technology to promote positive change, software best-practices, technical guidance when requested
  • Mentor other developers to help grow their software development skillsets.
  • Actively work with the team and managers in continuously improving SDLC process and the efficiency and effectiveness of the engineering team.

What we offer:

  • We encourage and welcome out of the box ideas in all areas like artificial intelligence, data processing, and information retrieval, voice capabilities, automation, computer vision, etc.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of working for a publicly traded company (stock purchase plan, flexible hours and a healthy vacation plan).
  • A relaxed work environment (shorts and sandals always welcome, onsite gym with classes).
  • The blending of cultures across multiple cities and three continents where you can be part of helping shape our future.
  • Lines of business and a technology organization ready to embrace your role and the business value it brings.
  • A "flat" organization where you will spend time with business leaders, managers, developers, product management and executive leadership.
  • Career opportunities! Those that have a positive impact, with a positive approach, have a very bright future as we change, grow, expand and explore new and exciting experiences for our global customer base.

What we seek:

  • You are a rock star engineer equivalent to a Sr. director level with the ability and interest in working on a broad range of different projects and technologies who loves to write code, is excited about building things and is passionate about robust software design.
  • Evolve domain architecture based on real-world experience, product feedback, and roadmap priorities.
  • Actively identify architectural weaknesses and recommend solutions partner with engineering teams to create shared architecture which meets short term and long term need of the company.
  • The Principal UI Engineer has 15 years + of software development experience working on complex projects.
  • Deep understanding of client-side development hand-coding HTML, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Strong experience using a client-side MV* framework such as (preferred), AngularJS, Ember, Backbone.JS, etc.
  • Strong experience using CSS, LESS or Sass along with bootstrap designing responsive user interfaces.
  • Experience using Node.js.
  • You are fluent in several technologies - C#, .NET. , C++
  • Possess a solid understanding of tiered distributed systems.
  • Experience writing stored procedures and views with relational databases and SQL (MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Proven experience in architecting, implementing and managing high-performance scalable applications with more of the following: .NET, Web Services, JSP, EJB, Struts, , Ant, JSF JMS, XML, JBoss, Hibernate / MyBatis.
  • You are experienced with using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server or other comparable source control/SDLC tools in a large environment.
  • You have expertise with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles and have used them in practice.
  • Experience building high performing systems including latency measurement, analysis, and optimization across the entire technology stack
  • You have sharp analytical abilities, problem-solving techniques, and object-oriented software design skills
  • You are enthusiastic, motivated and able to work in teams.
  • You are excellent at juggling multiple responsibilities and tasks at a given time and prioritizing those items so that your time is used efficiently.
  • Bonus Points: Experience with the integration of third-party (licensed or open-source) e-commerce solutions.
  • You are proficient with software design patterns.
  • Experience working with business in defining solutions in an agile environment.
  • You have excellent written communication skills and verbal agility.
  • You take pride in being accountable, taking ownership of outstanding issues and establishing a high level of credibility with others in the organization.
  • You take pride in producing high-quality software utilizing automated unit and integration testing.
  • You have experience implementing or utilizing Continuous Integration/Continuous (CI/CD) practices.
  • You have experience developing for high-volume web applications.
  • Microservice architecture and practices
  • REST service development and methodologies

Join our team and be part of an exciting transformation! While you are part of the office of technology, you will have a broader impact on the overall growth of the business. Consider joining one of the few companies outside of Silicon Valley able to offer development of a high-traffic platform receiving upwards of 40K customer purchases an hour.

Give FTD a look! This position will be based in Chicago, IL. We are an incredibly open and welcoming company-- join our family!

FTD Companies is a global premier floral and gifting company with a vision to be the leading and most trusted floral and gifting company in the world. We provide floral, specialty foods, gift and related products and services to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations and companies in need of floral and gifting solutions.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

In the heart of the Loop! We also have an office in Downers Grove, IL.

What are FTD Companies Perks + Benefits

FTD Companies Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), life, accident and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions.
FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our diversified portfolio of brands such as ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari’s Berries, Sincerely, etc.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% on the first 6% of your of pre-tax or post tax deferral. To maximize the employer match, you will need to contribute 6%. Vesting is at 25% each year
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides employees with an opportunity to share in our growth and to purchase shares of our common stock without payment of brokerage costs, at a 15% discount.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Pet Friendly
At some locations, employees can bring their dogs to work.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
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