Junior Full Stack Developer

Chicago, IL

Job Description

You are part futurist, part practitioner, and part business leader. You are a smart and creative type with an artisan’s dedication and a passion for bringing ideas to life. You are agile and flexible and thrive in a constantly changing jungle of people, projects and technologies. As a life-long learner, you embrace new challenges and new technologies and will be responsible for delivering on critical projects for a broad range of clients. You are comfortable with ambiguity and managing multiple workstreams.

In some cases, you’ll be plugged in to a larger team to execute particular technical tasks, and in other cases you’ll be given the opportunity to exercise total responsibility for project execution, including technical progress and oversight, leadership of and integration across the performer team, negotiationof business terms with key partners. And yes, budget and milestone tracking, reporting, etc. You will also be the spokesperson for your project, both internally and publicly. As a startup technology company, you will choose your own level of involvement in contributing and shaping a budding empire. Whether you preferto code 24/7 or want to play a more active role in the business, you WILL be given a voice and a spark of ownership.

Work And Location

You will typically work remotely from your home or onsite with a client. Travel will be required up to 30% of the time, negotiable per project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and deployment of new web-based and mobile capabilities. This will typically involve working with a senior engineer to design and execute a cloud-based strategy for development, test, and operational environments.

  • Work with clients to understand their requirements, budgetary and time constraints

  • Work with open source communities on development, publication, feedback and use

  • Manage and mentor undergraduate and graduate students working on various projects

  • Manage and oversee outsourced execution components such as graphic design and development

  • Provide maintenance support and business sustainability options for certain products that will be developed in-house

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent skills, training or work experience

  • 1-5 years of experience in web development

  • Experience with a modern web framework such as Ruby on Rails or php Laravel

  • Experience using relational database systems such as PostGRES or MySQL, or NoSQL storage engines such as MongoDB

  • Comfortable working and developing in Linux

  • Experience with CSS and HTML

  • Experience with javascript, AJAX and JSON

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities

  • Strong problem solving capabilities

  • Technical training and presentation skills

  • The following are not required, but are strongly desired:

    Experience using cloud computing technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Heroku, etc. Experience in mobile app development on either iPhone or Android. Experience making open source code contributions. Experience with hardware hacking (Arduino, 3d printing, Hackerspaces, etc.)

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Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

Ekta is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization.

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