Sr. Software Engineer

| Chicago

project44 is revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry by applying cutting edge technologies to automate the entire lifecycle of freight shipments including quoting, scheduling, and real-time visibility. project44’s network of APIs is capable of optimizing the shipment lifecycle, empowering companies to deliver the best customer experience possible, and provide up to date data while cutting costs along the way.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Project44 Engineering team in Chicago! You will work in a fast-paced Agile team to design and implement Java applications.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop or maintain Java application including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and deployment as needed
  • Recommend new technologies and methodologies to management for meeting business needs
  • Provide technical advice and assist in solving programming problems
  • Comfortable in a modern software engineering environment using the latest technologies and tools
  • Ability / Skill-set to use the best tool to get the job done
  • Review the work done by other team members to make sure it adheres to the standards
  • Possess the ability to create new solutions; we operate on a cloud-based platform and are constantly facing unchartered waters
  • Strong desire to build products that will have a daily impact on one of the World’s largest industries
  • Play an influential role in growing project44 to the industry leader in technology

Requirements & Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field
  • Comfortable in a modern software engineering environment using the latest technologies and tools
  • At least 5 years of experience in Software Engineering (software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and support)
  • 3+ years of development in Java
  • Stickler for clean, clear and concise code
  • Intellectual curiosity to pursue the unknown and to continuously learn
  • Ability / Skill-set to use the best tool to get the job done
  • Strong experience with microservice architectures
  • Experience working with a SaaS product, preferred
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud provider is a huge plus
  • Experience with relational databases and NoSQL systems
  • Strong knowledge of Web Services (REST, SOAP)
  • Proficiency with relational database and NoSQL systems
  • Experience with the Spring Portfolio including the Spring Boot
  • Experience with Linux platforms for development and production use
  • Experience with Docker desired
  • Experience with Elasticsearch is a big plus

Tools We Work With

  • AWS
  • Ansible for configuration management and remote orchestration
  • Linux (Ubuntu), Nginx, Spring Boot
  • Java, JavaScript (ES5 and ES6), Groovy, Python
  • Kafka, Zookeeper, ELK stack, Aurelia
  • Postgres, Redis, DynamoDB
  • Hadoop, Spark
  • Zabbix, Grafana, New Relic
  • Git, Confluence, Jira, Jenkins, Artifactory, Slack
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks


Located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart on the Chicago river and central to high energy restaurants, retail, and accessible public transit.
How project44 makes the world run faster, one global network at a time

What are project44 Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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