Senior Backend Engineer

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL | open

*CANDIDATE MUST BE LOCAL TO CHICAGO, IL

TopBloc is a startup consulting firm located in Chicago. As a preferred services partner of Workday, a cloud-based HR and Financials software system, we specialize in implementing innovative solutions for our clients. We pride ourselves on providing fast, reliable results driven by our proprietary technology and consulting expertise.

TopBloc’s proprietary technology includes SmartLoader, an automatic data extraction and conversion tool that is disrupting the Workday ecosystem.  As part of the Development team, the Senior Back-End Engineer will work directly with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Product Manager to architect, build, and test web services for SmartLoader.

Standout candidates will have at least four years of experience architecting, designing, and building scalable APIs. These candidates will also have experience in multiple languages and frameworks, and the desire to learn new languages if need be.

Qualifications

  • Four or more years working as software engineer, with some experience formally or informally leading a team
  • Completion of least one large software development project as part of a team
  • Highly skilled in Python
  • Experience using at least one major web framework, preferably Django
  • Experience in a Linux environment
  • Background in multiple languages and frameworks, and the desire to learn new languages if need be
  • Ability to architect and work with web services (e.g. REST, GraphQL, Thrift, and SOAP)
  • Knowledge of database architecture and schema design
  • Understanding of software development standards, specifications, and best practices
  • Deep knowledge of software security
  • Proven ability to manage or lead a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working at a startup

 

 

Updated February 14, 2019

Qualifications

  • Four or more years working as software engineer, with some experience formally or informally leading a team
  • Completion of least one large software development project as part of a team
  • Highly skilled in Python
  • Experience using at least one major web framework, preferably Django
  • Experience in a Linux environment
  • Background in multiple languages and frameworks, and the desire to learn new languages if need be
  • Ability to architect and work with web services (e.g. REST, GraphQL, Thrift, and SOAP)
  • Knowledge of database architecture and schema design
  • Understanding of software development standards, specifications, and best practices
  • Deep knowledge of software security
  • Proven ability to manage or lead a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Requirements

  • Work directly with CTO and Product Management Team
  • Architect, build and test webservices for Help Desk and Smartloader

 

Skills

  • Ability to work with multiple languages
  • Quick learner
  • Ability and passion to work in fast paced environment
  • Require minimal supervision and provide oversight for assigned project
  • Project Management experience

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