Senior Software Engineer and Engineering Manager

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Software Development

Description

This role is a hybrid development and management role allowing you to stay hands on with code and architecture, while managing a small team.

Being a leader at Tandem is all about inclusive decision making, mentorship, and coaching. Being a developer at Tandem is all about collaborating with clients to help them solve meaningful business challenges and collaborating with your team (developers, designers, product and more) to build quality, reliable software. We want to work on products with a positive social impact and feel good about what we do. We typically spend our days at the Tandem office in Bucktown (Chicago) or the Financial District (San Francisco), working directly with our clients in small teams, building and providing guidance on products, and collaborating with designers.

If you like writing well-tested, maintainable, and clean code, that's fantastic! We do too. We hope you're also excited about participating in client meetings, discovery sessions, and design discussions, as well as engaging the wider community through things like open source, blogging, meetups, podcasting, and conference talks. Lastly, you should be excited to coach your reports on their career, communication, technical and consulting skills as well as participate in making Tandem the best company to work for and work with.

Our vision is to create a supportive, collaborative environment and empower people to do the best work of their lives. Everyone says that, though, right? The difference between Tandem and a typical tech company is that instead of bringing in snacks and a ping pong table and calling that "culture," we do the behind-the-scenes work to foster an environment where everyone teaches and everyone learns. Egos are low, and we're all genuinely interested in seeing everyone else succeed. If this sounds good to you, please read on.

(But we do have snacks.)

In this role you will...

Requirements

Technical Skills

Our projects are largely greenfield web and mobile applications, but also sometimes involve extensions to existing systems. Projects tend to last 6-18 months and we rotate developers roughly every 4-9 months, so you'll be exposed to many different systems and business verticals.

We currently do most projects in Rails, React and ReactNative and are increasingly using Elixir, native mobile (Swift, Kotlin), Docker, and IoT technology (Go, Kafka/Kinesis, C/C++ etc). We occasionally have projects in the Python, Java, .NET, and Node ecosystems. Nothing is off-limits, however, so familiarity with any modern framework, even one not on our list, is a plus.

We subscribe to a modern, evolving process that has us writing tests for almost all the code we add to a codebase. We also believe in continuous integration/delivery and do frequent deployments on every project. Our projects rarely work with dedicated QA personnel.


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