Engineer II, Backend

Engineering · Chicago, USA

Position Details

SpotHero is looking for an experienced Backend Engineer who will contribute to codebase following set standards, successfully completing stories. You will partner with a Product Manager to ensure requirements are defined correctly and collaborate with our Senior Engineers to define solutions, ensure project deadlines are successfully met and effectively communicate with product/engineering squad team members and internal stakeholders.  We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning.

 

Who we are: SpotHero is one of Chicago’s hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve a convenient, affordable parking on-the-go or in advance, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.

 

Our Stack is:  Monolith using Django/Python, the Frontend is React.  We are starting to extract specific domains to Services currently using Java, Kotlin and Go. Our Database is Postgres and Redis for caching. We also use Docker, Kubernetes and Kafka.

 

What kind of person are you?

 

  • Curious and a hungry learner
  • A Problem Solver
  • Tenacious
  • Ability to collaborate
  • You own your work

 

What you will do?

 

  • Identify, design, develop, test, and release high quality functionality as efficiently as possible.  
  • You will own quality for your work
  • Build and maintain tools and services related to product/engineering goals.
  • Work collaboratively with engineering and product to deliver quality products with a focus on speed, security, and analytics.
  • Be a key hands-on contributor to the design and implementation of new products and features through the entire stack.
  • Work with senior engineers and staff engineers to utilize different architectures and design.
  • Ownership of codebase, maintaining it and ensuring it runs consistently.
  • Secure and safeguard data to preserve its integrity, reliability, and availability and ensure appropriate access levels are maintained.
  • Be a key hands-on contributor to the design and implementation of new products and features through the entire stack.

 

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • Knowledgeable of object oriented and/or functional programming patterns and paradigms.
  • You can go up and down the stack from infrastructure through the application layer all the way up to client libraries.
  • Experience with small teams that move fast -- all members are expected to be able to achieve maximum results with minimal direction.
  • You have at least 3 years of hands on experience as an Engineer across multiple environments using an Object Oriented Language/Functional e.g. Java and/or Python.

 

Nice to haves:

  • Container platforms like Docker experience
  • Orchestration tools like Kubernetes and/or Mesos experience
  • Event sourcing tools like Kinesis and/or Kafka experience
  • Relational databases like Postgres, mySql and/or Oracle experience
  • Workflow management tools like Airflow experience
  • Cloud service providers like AWS, GCP and/or Azure experience
  • Protocol buffers experience
  • Open source contributions to major projects

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we're a parking company!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized as the Startup of the Year by Built in Chicago, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.