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Senior Software Engineer
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Senior Software Engineer

Position Purpose

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Echo Global Logistics team, you will be a major contributor to the design and implementation of a modular and adaptive service-based enterprise platform in line with our organizational mission of quality, scalability, performance and function. Our proprietary software powers the ever growing North American freight industry by simplifying transportation logistics for shippers and carriers.

Our team has recently been ranked the third largest digital company by employee size in Chicago and we are continuing to grow our technical teams.

Essential Position Functions


* Have taken a large-scale solution from inception to production
* Technology is a passion, not something you just do between 9-5
* Consider yourself 'polyglot' and are proficient in multiple adjacent technologies
* Possess strong fundamentals in software design and development following SOLID principles, domain-driven design, and CQRS
* Lead by example by constantly striving to improve
* Possess ability and willingness to mentor more junior teammates
* Possess ability to communicate with business stakeholders and engineering leadership, alike


* Value passionate technologists, go-getters, and people who never stop seeking ways to improve existing technical solutions
* Focus on career development and have the runway to get you there
* Work hard, period
* Offer competitive compensation, benefits, 401k, challenging projects, company-wide events, coworkers and leaders who will push you to get better, a sense of community not found anywhere else


Echo Software Engineers work on a Scrum team comprised of developers of all skill levels, QA engineers, product owners, and business stakeholders.


* Work with system architects to contribute to high-level technical designs
* Produce consistent, high quality code by following industry best practices and company standards
* Leverage automation across testing, integration, and deployment activities
* Work hand-in-hand with product owner to break down features into actionable user stories
* Work to continuously advance your professional and technical skill set
* Carry out root cause analysis on defects; ensure fixes are happening in the right way
* Manage software risk; balance priorities; go above and beyond the call of duty

Position Requirements

* 4 to 7 years developing distributed, enterprise-scale software applications leveraging the following:
* Object-Oriented programming languages: Java, C#, Python
* Relational databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server
* Enterprise messaging systems: RabbitMQ, Kafka
* Data structures and algorithms
* NoSQL databases: MongoDB, Redis, Neo4j
* Service-based architecture: Microservices, WCF,
* Automated CI/CD pipelines: Jenkins, Azure DevOps, GitLab, Git, Artifactory
* Docker containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm, Nomad
* Cloud services: AWS, Azure, Google

* Proven track record in working in a fast paced environment
* Proven ability to mentor junior candidates and work with business and leadership

What's in it for you?

* Help career growth by joining industry leader and continuing to advance Echo web based technologies
* 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
* Work in the full software delivery life-cycle
* Ability to constantly enhance and improve applications

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.

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