Senior Software Engineer

| Chicago

What we do:

Uptake harnesses the power of underutilized data to empower businesses to make informed decisions. We partner with industry leaders to build a predictive analytics software platform that grows smarter in one industry because of what we learn in another. The result is a powerful platform that identifies problems before they happen, ultimately saving money, time and lives. 

 About the role:

As a Senior Software Engineer at Uptake you’ll help build and expand a complex analytics platform that is already changing the way large industrial companies manage their assets. Senior Software Engineers are encouraged to work with, and experiment with, cutting-edge technologies in the fields of distributed systems, data ingestion and mapping, and machine learning, to name a few. We strongly promote innovation and collaboration throughout our engineering team, and are committed to helping Senior Software Engineers find the perfect balance of productivity and personal growth.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Software Engineer, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create interactive visualization tools and dashboards
  • Build a highly scalable framework for ingesting, transforming and enhancing data at web scale
  • Develop a web services based platform that can grow with the business
  • Establish automated build and deployment pipelines
  • Implement machine learning models that enable customers to glean hidden insights about their data

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ years above average understanding and practical use of programming in a modern programming language
  • A passion for DevOps and an appreciation for Continuous Integration/Deployment
  • A passion for QA and an understanding that testing is not someone else’s responsibility
  • Solid object-oriented programming and design skills
  • Outstanding programming and problem solving skills
  • Strong passion for technology and building great systems
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work using Agile methodologies
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Understanding of SQL and noSQL database technologies
  • Understanding of structure and usage of RESTful web services
  • Above average understanding and practical use of service-oriented (SOA) and event-driven (EDA) architectures
  • Above average understanding and practical use of the full Spring Catalog

Preferred skills:

We value these qualities, but they’re not required for this role:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in related field
  • Above average understanding and practical use of
    • Akka, stream processing technologies and concurrency frameworks
    • noSQL solutions: Cassandra, HDFS and/or Elasticsearch
    • Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt or equivalent infrastructure provisioning tools
    • Docker, Mesos and Marathon
    • distributed messaging services, preferably Kafka
    • distributed data processors such as Spark, Flink, Kafka Streams, Hadoop
    • Angular, React, Redux, Immutable.js, Rx.js, Node.js or equivalent
    • Reactive and/or Functional programming
    • Thrift, Avro or protocol buffers


If you think you would be a good fit for this role, and are interested in joining the best engineering team in Chicago, please provide your resume and a cover letter.



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600 W Chicago Ave Suite 620, Chicago, IL 60654
600 W Chicago Ave Suite 620, Chicago, IL 60654

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