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Senior Software Engineer

Signal is looking for a Senior Software Engineer who knows Java and/or Go to work with big data on a distributed system. You’ll be solving huge problems on a small team in our Chicago HQ office. If you want to join a high-performing engineering team full of awesome people (who doesn’t?), you should keep reading.

So, what would you be doing?

  • Design practical solutions to solve problems. Write great code. Stay ahead technically. Participate in code reviews, testing.
  • Provide the technology for a platform that facilitates billions of requests monthly.
  • Working with big data and predictive analytics on a distributed system.
  • Collaborate. You'll be working with everyone—dev team, product owners, client services, to innovate and get stuff done.
  • Provide back-end connectivity solutions.
  • Work to help us be the best team we can be by promoting great architectural practices, improving process and always wanting to learn more.
  • Mentor junior developers
  • Participate in Hack Week, Shark Week, demo days. Have fun and experience life at a growing tech company.

A few reasons we’re excited to come to work every day

“We’re making Cassandra scale to the needs of our business (more than 2 billion queries per day and growing)” -Aki (engineering manager)

“Building a distributed Jenkins system, running multiple workers on multiple platforms, to not only run front-end and back-end unit tests, but to also create a pooled set of services to run per developer for long duration, integration and behavior tests.” –John (engineer)

“Our Cassandra Cluster is 60 nodes by five regions. We’re one of the biggest Cassandra deployments that I know of for a company our size. I love that we’re small but mighty, solving the types of problems tackled by much larger teams at Apple or Facebook”. – Jenny (engineer)

“We're switching from using Mongo for storing pending messages to Kafka.  The cool part about this is we're going from mongo's do-anything architecture to a stream-based architecture. This means we can scale a lot easier. Once we roll this out is we go from ~5k messages/sec to 200k+ messages/sec on a quarter the hardware cost.” – Cliff (engineering manager)

What we need from you

  • Extensive programming experience required in Java and/or GO languages.
  • Technical skills. You have experience working in large code bases and engineering features that are secure, scalable and highly available.
  • You’re the type of engineer who likes an impromptu whiteboard session to help others solve their problems.
  • Sense of curiosity and desire to always be learning.
  • Deep experience in HTTP, REST, API design and SOA.
  • You are smart and amazing, but your ego doesn't require you to be the only smart and amazing person on your team.
  • You are comfortable using source control (Git).
  • Commitment to testing, code reviews.
  • A strong preference for open source technologies is a must.

Outside the obviousness of the job, like all Signalites you fall in love with new ideas, can’t stop learning, and are a pretty nice person on top of all of it. You get that even the most fun kind of work is work, consider putting in the hours an obvious necessity, and easily deal with change. You think well beyond what’s asked of you, live and breathe the minutiae of the work.

Outside the obviousness of the job, like all Signalites you fall in love with new ideas, can’t stop learning, and are a pretty nice person on top of all of it. You get that even the most fun kind of work is work, consider putting in the hours an obvious necessity, and easily deal with change. You think well beyond what’s asked of you, live and breathe the minutiae of the work.

What’s in it for you:

We believe in code quality, testing, peer reviews, collaboration. We believe in using the best tool for the job. We love open source, open communication and have created an environment where we treat people like adults, give them big problems to solve and the power to solve them.

To support this we offer a competitive salary/bonus with great benefits, like: unlimited PTO, 401k, laptop benefit, health/dental/vision, Short-Term Disability/Long-Term Disability, snacks, parental leave, Hack Weeks, great colleagues.

About Us:

Signal is the first and only Customer Identity Solution for the enterprise. Signal’s platform offers an independent identity solution for brands that transforms the customer experience by connecting an always-active profile to customer engagements across all human, physical, and digital touchpoints.

Today, Signal’s technology runs on more than 45,000 digital properties in 158 countries. The platform facilitates billions of data requests monthly, supporting top brands around the world that generate more than $1.5 trillion in commerce, including Allstate, Audi, Crate & Barrel, JetBlue Airways, Starcom MediaVest Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more.

Signal has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the fastest growing companies on the 2015, 2016, & 2017 Inc. 500 lists. Visit www.signal.co to learn more and follow Signal on LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

How to apply:

Interested? Well, send your resume to me, Daijah, via the link below. The company and team we’re building is important to us, so include a note explaining what you’ve been doing and why you’d make a great addition to our team. Be yourself. We will only respond to people who meet qualifications and on whom we develop a professional crush.

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