Sr. Software Engineer
Chicago, IL 
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At Echo we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Echo!

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As a Senior Software Engineer on the Echo Global Logistics team, you will contribute to engineering of large scale web-based applications to enable Echo's business while supporting architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function. Our proprietary software is created with the goal to simplify transportation for our customers and carriers, and is one of our largest competitive advantages in an ever growing market.

Echo Global Logistics was recently ranked in 2020 by Crain's Business as a Top 25 Tech Company in Chicago and we are continuing to see increased growth in virtually all of our technical teams. We look forward to continued success with you as part of our team!

Position Purpose:

The Sr. Software Engineer will report to the Manager, Software Engineering in our downtown Chicago IL headquarters. This role contributes to the Engineering of large scale solutions that enable Echo's business while supporting the strategic architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function. The Sr. Software Engineer is an active member on a dynamic team looking build Best in Class software. The ideal candidate for this role not only is able to produce high quality work quickly, but also serves as a resource to their peers around them and provides mentoring whenever possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Active member of a product team that solves complex challenges and builds working software
  • Produces high quality code that's ready to use quickly
  • Dependable and highly skilled development resource for peers
  • Promotes collective code ownership so that everyone has visibility into the feature codebase
  • Supports and is accountable for timely releases and adherence to release activities
  • Resolves defects in a timely and effective manner
  • Identifies tactical risks and raises/resolves issues effectively.
  • Contributes to merge up/down through development process
  • Ensures that operational teams are effective during deployment (dry-run or production)
  • Carries out root cause analysis on defects to ensure fixes are happening in the right way
  • Works hand-in-hand with Product Owner to break down user stories into small functional slices
  • Encourages integration and promotes obtaining shared goals with team members
  • Always open to new ideas and encourages innovative practices amongst peers
  • Willingness to promote and participate in new initiatives (i.e. CoE initiatives)

Requirements:

  • 5+ years Software Engineering experience including business application development
  • 5+ years of experience working with HTML, CSS, Javascript, Angular and .Net programming languages
  • 2+ years of experience developing a commercial-grade business application leveraging data structures, DBMS, SOA Architecture or writing code in OO programming language ideal
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related years of experience and technical skills
  • Master's Degree preferred but not required
  • Strong time and project management skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills and strong sense of ownership

What's in it for you?

  • Help career growth by joining industry leader and established product team with newly integrated and focused User Experience process
  • Working with an organization with defined market goals, products, customers, revenue, and development teams
  • Experienced mentors to learn and adopt new practices
  • Ability to introduce your own views and takes on the products
  • See the path from the genesis of a product through idea life-cycle and retirement of a product
  • Ability to live with your design and what customers think of the product

Work environment/physical demands summary:

This job operates in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other

office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of

that of an office with an open seating floor plan. The employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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