Software Engineer

Chicago, Illinois, United States Full-time

We are looking for a Mid-Senior level Software Engineer to join our Label Insight XFN Team. With your creds, including but not limited to those listed below, you'll be a key member of the engineering team, helping us to improve and scale our existing architecture and systems. This position will report directly to the Director of Engineering.

Your Creds:

  • Experience developing multi-tier web applications.
  • Experience in object-oriented development with Java and familiarity with frameworks and tools including Spring.
  • Experience building and integrating with REST APIs.
  • Understanding of data formats (JSON, JSON-LD, CSV, XML, etc).
  • Experience with NoSQL systems including DynamoDB, Cassandra, and/or Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with RDBMS systems including MySQL and/or PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with AWS services including SQS, SWF, and Lambda is preferred.
  • Understanding of event-driven, real-time design.
  • Willing to support continuous delivery through tools such as Elastic Beanstalk, CircleCI, Terraform, and Ansible.
  • Familiar with the Agile methodology.
  • 3 to 4 years work experience 
  • Good communications skills and a desire to mentor other engineers.

Experience preferred in at least one of the following areas:

  • Streaming technologies such as Kafka or Kinesis.
  • Machine learning or Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies.
  • Creating efficient algorithms and mathematical solutions to build performant features.
  • Experience with ETL data flow frameworks such as Apache Nifi, Spring XD, Mule or similar integration frameworks.
  • Strong experience with data modeling.

Who we are:

Label Insight was founded with the mission of helping consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume. Today, our world class, venture backed, SaaS data platform is solving transparency for the entire industry. Our unique team is made up of talented engineers and data scientists, who work alongside food science and nutrition experts and product formulation specialists, who enable the enriched attribution capability of our tools. We’ve also attracted top senior executive talent with decades of leadership experience to help manage our rapid growth and scale.

Our Values:

  • Transparency: We’re transparent and open about our work.
  • Collaboration: We’re team players. We support and trust our co-workers, celebrate each other’s wins and learn from each other’s failures. We work to create an environment where everyone can thrive.
  • Iteration and Innovation: We’re not afraid to challenge assumptions, make suggestions for better solutions, try new ideas, or take smart risks. We challenge the status quo, and feel safe to make mistakes knowing we can learn from them rather than repeat them.
  • Intellectual Honesty and Humility: We pursue the best answer, not proving ourselves right. We are aware of our own biases and admit when we’re wrong. We’re willing to ask for help when we need it.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our own work quality, problems and solutions, and how our actions affect those around us.
  • Quality Driven: We strive for quality in our work and our approach to our role. We make data-driven decisions.

Perks of the job:

  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Flexible work hours
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, a kegerator and more!
  • Casual, dog-friendly, open-layout workspace
  • Company subsidized Health Insurance, and 401(k) and commuter benefits
  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Catered team lunches every other week
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Regular team events and happy hours
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

Check out more about Label Insight, our culture, and our employees here.