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Back End Web Developer

Are you passionate, energetic and an inquisitive thinker? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we’d like you to become an integral part of our team! As the leader in online memorialization, collaborates with more than 1,500 newspaper and funeral homes in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to provide ways for individuals to express condolences to their loved ones.

With more than 27 million unique visitors per month and 275 million monthly page views, is a top 50 U.S. domain as measured by Quantcast.

Over the years we have created a successful, growing business all while nurturing an organization that makes social contributions. If you have a big brain, big ambitions and a big heart, we want you! We value individuals who take their work seriously, but value time away to spend with family, friends, and communities. 

We have an immediate need for a talented, motivated Back End Web Developer who will report to our Director of Development, based in our Chicago, IL office.

Position Summary

We are looking for an amazing Back End Node.js developer to join a fast-paced innovation team. You’ll work on experiences that create new businesses for one of the most respected brands in the country. You should be very familiar with the Node.js ecosystem and many of the emerging tools to build highly responsive and fast websites. Our ideal candidate has experience building data APIs for consumption by both internal and external customers. Experience building distributed systems in a service oriented architecture is also preferred. You will play an essential role in building an exciting new set of sites from the ground up.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering in Computer Science or related fields
  • Strong experience with Node.js architecture (Webpack, Babel, Express)
  • Strong in data structures, algorithms and software design
  • Knowledge and experience in relational databases preferably SQL Server.
  • Understanding of RESTful architectures and experience working/interacting with web services.
  • Follows Agile methodology
  • Familiarity with TDD and continuous integration
  • Experience with writing unit/integration tests
  • Approach technical challenges with an open mind and desire to innovate
  • Communicative and clear under tight deadlines
  • Have strong personal organization and attention to detail while maintaining high level of code quality
  • Experience in JavaScript libraries and SPA frameworks like JQuery, React, AngularJS, etc. preferred

Benefits offers a very generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k plan
  • Medical, Dependent Care, and Parking/Transit Flex Spending Plans
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Casual dress
  • Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
  • Friendly, team-oriented, open environment
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