Job Description :
Job Title: Software Engineer
Duration: 12 months
Location: Chicago, IL 60661


Typical Day:
JOB DUTIES:
Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision
Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution, including responding to off-shift and weekend support calls
Works independently on complex systems or infrastructure components that may be used by one or more applications or systems.
Drives application development focused around delivering business value
Mentor and assist software engineers, providing technical assistance and direction as needed
Maintains high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits
Proactively reaches out for help when stuck on an issue after doing reasonable independent research
Maintain a sense of urgency when working on tasks and actively followup on any dependencies or blockers

Education Requirement:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or Electrical engineering or related field is required

Critical Technical Skills:
Three years or more of experience in designing and developing software applications in Java or Scala.
Proven experience in many of the following,
Designing, developing, deploying and maintaining software at scale.
Developing software applications using relational and Nosql databases.
Application architectural patterns, such as MVC, Microservices, Event-driven, etc.
Deploying software using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Azure Devops etc.
Deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS or Azure.
Working within an Agile framework (ideally Scrum)
Strong understanding and/or experience in many of the following,
Batch or stream processing systems such as Apache Spark, Flink, Akka, Storm
Message brokers such as Kafka, Rabbitmq, AWS SQS, AWS SNS, Apache ActiveMQ, Kinesis.
Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs
Experience writing API proxies on platforms such as Apigee Edge, AWS API Gateway or Azure API Gateway o Hands one experience with API tools such as Swagger, Postman and Assertible
Test driven development and behavior driven development.
Hands on experience with testing tools such as Selenium and Cucumber and their integration into CI/CD pipelines.
Datastores such as MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Oracle.
Debugging and maintaining software in Linux or Unix platforms.

Soft Skills Required:
Must demonstrate solid knowledge of computer science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms.
Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints
Passion for technology and an eagerness to contribute to a team-oriented environment
Demonstrated leadership on small to medium-scale projects impacting strategic priorities