Vibes, a mobile marketing leader, is a team of more than 150 experts with one common goal: unlock new revenue potential for retailers and brands. We accomplish this by uniquely combining best-in-class technology with top-notch mobile expertise.

Senior Push Software Engineer at Vibes

Unique opportunity with a mobile marketing leader

We help marketers unlock new revenue by arming them with the technology and expertise they need to succeed in mobile marketing. Catapult, our mobile engagement platform, enables marketers to easily manage all mobile communication channels including text messaging, push notifications, Apple Wallet, Android Pay and mobile web campaigns — all through a single interface. Vibes has delivered more than five billion mobile experiences on behalf of customers that include Chipotle, Gap, Old Navy, Home Depot, Pet Smart, Foot Locker and Allstate, and is recognized as one of only four Tier 1 aggregators by the Common Short Code Administration (CSCA). To learn more about Vibes, visit 

You are a software craftsman with a passion to define and build useful SDKs for use by app developers and to help integrate application interactions into a larger platform.  You have experience in iOS/Android development and you've built or worked with SDKs in the past or have worked on backend service implementations.

We are a group of passionate engineers in love with technology working for a software company in the fast paced mobile arena.  Culture is king for us.  We focus on collaboration and constant improvement with our products and ourselves.  We practice agile software development. We care about the software that we develop and strive to have the biggest business impact we can with our work. We set time aside for personal projects with our “Days of Impact”.   We hacked up a robotic pigeon-shooting owl.  We have “summer hours”, a pool/Foosball/Ping-Pong table, a balcony, a hot tub time machine, free pop and good beer on tap.   This is a full-time position located in downtown Chicago at 300 West Adams.

This is a full-time position located in downtown Chicago at 300 West Adams.


  • Ability to work effectively with Technology Leadership in the planning and execution of strategic objectives and long-range plans
  • Ability to translate strategic objectives into tactical action plans, and lead a team that can execute those plans
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor a team of technical staff members to the successful delivery of a software product
  • Work as a member of the Push development team to write quality software and unit tests
  • Design and Implement Vibes SDKs for integrated use by our customer's App teams.
  • Build example and reference iOS/Android applications for testing, demo and validation purposes.
  • Interact with Product/UX team to take app feature concepts and enable them via SDK
  • Learning from and sharing best practices and new approaches with your peers
  • Design, implement and test technology solutions
  • Participate in technology forums and industry user groups

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Experience leading and/or mentoring other engineering team members
  • Software Engineer with a background in iOS/Android development.
  • Backend development experience building APIs or SDKs.
  • Agile, Iterative, and Test Driven thinker
  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills
  • Curiosity and Eagerness to learn and try new things
  • Self motivated and ability to drive concepts to delivery

Our Core Values:

  • Respect, Honesty, and Integrity for All Stakeholders
  • Always be Learning
  • Relentless Focus on the Customer
  • Never be Satisfied
  • Create Value
  • Seek Accountability and Ownership

Vibes is an equal opportunity employer that encourages and fosters diversity in the workplace. We offer a career building experience in a fast paced organization and industry.

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Company Reviews

Vibes is great for it’s team attitude. Everyone is always willing to pull up a seat and add value to collective goal.
Sonal Patel
Senior Product Manager
at Vibes
No day at Vibes is ever the same. We are at the forefront of our industry and in order to stay there, we are always innovating to find the next greatest mobile engagement for our customers.
Eric Van Rensselaer
Associate Director, Customer Analytics
at Vibes
Vibes provides a great environment to have a big impact on company success, and allows you to grow with the company. Our core values ensure that we have great people to work with.
Sam Benediktson
Director of Product
at Vibes
At Vibes, everyone can find their own path, for example, Sam to be a Strategist, Connie a Customer Success Manager, and Dai a Designer. Come and join us, be a successful Vibes-er!
Maggie Dai
Senior User Experience Designer
at Vibes
It is rare to have the opportunity in one’s career to define and shape an industry from the ground-up; even more rare to be able to do so with passionate, intelligent and caring (and fun!) people.
Tania Tawil
VP, Channel Partner Development
at Vibes
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Why work with us
If you’re looking to join an upbeat, friendly and open company, look no further. Vibes is constantly learning, improving and expanding with the industry’s best workers. From our directors to our interns, there is a wealth of knowledge and eagerness to learn all things mobile. If you have the same hunger for growth, you've found the right company.
Vibes has the winning combination: the culture of a start up with all the experience a 19 year old company can offer. Whether employees go to happy hour on Summer Friday, or out to lunch to discuss the latest book club read, our team builds genuine relationships with each other that only foster the incredible environment we strive to implement.
Perks & Benefits
Quarterly Core Values Award
Quarterly Teamwork Award & Gift
Anniversary Gifts & Service Awards
Rich Competitive Benefit Program (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, pet insurance)
Wellness Reimbursement
Monthly Cell Phone Reimbursement
Parental Leave Benefit
Annual Holiday Party, BBQ and Family Halloween Party
Public Transit Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement
Summer Fridays (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Stocked Snacks
“Welcome” Popcorn and Cookie Bouquet

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