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Lead Software Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00193
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 6 months, CTH

The client, enables people, enterprises, and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location, we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely.

We are committed to test driven development, automated testing, code reviews, CI/CD, and code quality.

The team self-organizes using agile and scrum methodologies. Each team member is full stack and contributes towards team success through the development, analysis, testing, and deployment of microservices for the Open Location Platform.

Your role encompasses working on features and technical tasks in a self-directed fashion, working with your team and product management to analyze requirements, talk to stakeholders, design, implement and document solutions as well as test and review your colleagues' work.

What we look for
  • Solid knowledge of object oriented and functional programming principles
  • An understanding of the importance of producing readable code
  • Experience with the JVM in general and ideally with Scala
  • Knowledge about basic algorithms and data structures
  • Test-driven development
  • Experience with running highly available service serving millions of requests
  • Experience with Unix and good command of a scripting language
  • Familiarity with HTTP, the REST-principles and TCP/IP networking
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Good command of written and spoken English

Some specific technologies we use:
  • Scala
  • Java
  • Docker
  • Git, Gerrit
  • Linux
  • Amazon Web Services
What we offer
  • A stimulating multi-national work environment
  • Involvement with internal and external users
  • Exposure to new technologies and development methodologies
  • Development of analytical and technical skills
  • Pair programming
  • Greenfield development on the company's new Open Location Platform
  • Opportunity to work on a massive large scale problem (client works with 50 Petabytes of data on a daily basis)