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Legacy.com is the place where life stories live on. We are the global leader in online memorial tributes; a top-50 website in the United States, and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com is honored to help consumers express condolences, share direct support for families, and celebrate the people who have touched their lives. Uniquely open to profound messaging at this focused moment, users respond by sharing memories, purchasing gifts, finding event information, and making plans. Legacy delivers its community-targeted content daily via 1,500 local news media partners.  We continue to broaden our offerings in our mission to help people seeking information and guidance on all aspects of end-of-life. Our vision is to become a full-service end-of-life and memorialization resource.

 

We have a diverse and talented team of employees who come to us from many kinds of backgrounds.  We have an immediate need for a Software Engineer at our new Downtown Chicago office that will report to our VP, Engineering.

 

See our new Chicago HQ: https://www.builtinchicago.org/2019/06/06/legacycom-new-chicago-office

 

Position Overview

 

Legacy.com is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Engineering department. Our Engineering team’s mission is to build and support the next generation of products, applications and services for the end-of-life and memorialization categories. Software Engineers at Legacy.com are responsible for building and supporting applications and platforms that power our online memorialization experience.

 

A Software Engineer is a developer that can write, review, test and deploy code. Software Engineers are self-aware, they know their knowledge limitations and are not afraid to ask for help, clarity or guidance. A Software Engineer is a technical resource that provides estimates, delivers code, writes documentation, crafts unit tests and leverages automation to deploy features.

 

Responsibilities

  • Building and maintaining high-traffic web sites powered by technologies including JavaScript and React.
  • Leveraging test-driven development, the testing pyramid; using automation for tests, builds and deployment; implementing monitoring and logging proactively.
  • Crafting accessible and meaningful documentation for peers and collaborators.
  • Collaborating with Product to craft technical solutions that meet strategic needs.
  • Participating in pairing sessions, code reviews, lightning talks, and researching things independently.

 

Requirements

  • Experience programming in JavaScript, Python, Ruby or .NET.
  • Experience with front end frameworks like React, Angular or Vue.
  • Experience documenting your work for others.
  • Exposure to the testing pyramid and test-driven development.
  • Experience using version control systems like Git or Mercurial.
  • Exposure to domain driven design and microservices architectures.
  • Customer/user focused.
  • Demonstrated leadership, emotional intelligence, and empathy skills.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Accurate, with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize projects effectively.
  • Very high degree of integrity, honesty, and discretion.

 

Benefits

 

Legacy.com offers a very generous and comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401k plan with discretionary employer match
  • Parking/Transit Flex Spending
  • RTA and CTA pretax payroll deductions
  • 2 weeks of paid parental leave 
  • Lunch provided 2x per week, breakfast 1x a week
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Casual dress every day
  • Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
  • Friendly, team-oriented, open environment
  • Remote working opportunities
  • Located within a few blocks of Ogilvie and Union Station

 

 

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