Senior Software Engineer - Java

| Chicago

SPINS, a Chicago-based SaaS company, is seeking a Senior Software Engineer - Java to join its growing team.

By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products.

WHO ARE WE?

  • We eat collaboration and curiosity for breakfast
  • We communicate quickly and succinctly
  • We believe in roles instead of jobs
  • We take initiative independently and hurdle challenges together
  • We discuss, debate, decide and do with the same rapidity as we iterate our platform
  • We are a talent ecosystem whose health is predicated on each individual’s ability to support every other individual’s success

WHO ARE YOU?

  • Someone energetic, empathic and earnest
  • Someone who wakes each morning thinking of which opportunity they will grab today
  • Someone that refuses to give up when the path isn’t paved
  • Someone that consistently delivers quality work on schedule
  • Someone who would rather build the right tool to do the job than wait until they’re handed one
  • A creative thinker as adept at looking at the Big Picture as they are at the details
  • An obsessive perfectionist that knows when to put down the paintbrush and ship
  • The kind of person that can expertly use an Onion headline as an analogy in a serious strategy meeting

WHAT DO WE NEED?

SPINS is looking for a Software Engineer to join the development team behind the central component of all SPINS applications, that enables unified, secure and distributed way to access our company unique set of data.

Our challenges are:

  • to build new microservices platform which will replace legacy monolith application
  • increase availability, withstand more loads, optimize costs
  • bring our CI/CD pipelines to a new level

We work with an agile process where every team member gets the opportunity to analyze, develop and test software. Also, the team supports the analysis of usage data, the monitoring of production systems and is actively involved in supporting clients.

Required Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 6 years development experience development experience using web technologies
  • Relentless desire to learn and improve
  • Solid knowledge of object-oriented principles
  • Strong software design skills
  • An understanding of the importance of producing readable code
  • Knowledge about basic algorithms and data structures
  • In-depth experience of writing unit-, acceptance- and performance tests
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Experience with running highly available service serving thousands of requests
  • Familiarity with HTTP, the REST-principles, and TCP/IP networking
  • Experience working with Cloud Platforms (Google Cloud, AWS) is a plus
  • Experience working with large data sets and NoSQL data stores
  • Frontend development experience (AngularJS) is a plus

Some specific technologies we use:

  • Java
  • Google Cloud (especially BigQuery and Dataflow)
  • MySQL
  • Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Hibernate
  • Git
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Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.
222 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the engineering team, you get to understand the end to end process. You are not siloed to one team, you can move into areas you’re interested in. It helps you understand the business

Subha Adusumalli

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“I’ve worked with corporate companies for many years and I really love the organic feel of SPINS. I have opportunities and encouragement to do what I need to do to get my work done. If you’re willing to put in time and work hard and passionate, you can do so much more than your job, I get to touch so many things.

Janice Yee

Senior Software Engineer

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Dental
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Generous PTO
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Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Pet Friendly
Sabbatical
Stocked Kitchen
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