Senior Software Engineer job

company building Label Insight location Chicago, IL

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Company Description

Label Insight is a computer software company that provides consumer product label data, manufacturer and marketing claims analysis, food label attributes, additives, optimization, product content, and competitive insights. The company is headquartered in Chicago, United States. The company's mission is to empower companies to unlock new growth opportunities through product content, insights, and activation both online and in-store. The company's vision is to drive growth for brands and retailers through unparalleled product transparency and to partner with new trusted organizations. The company's core values are growth, hard work, professionalism, integrity, honor, respect, accountability, trust, and inclusion. The company's employee benefits are flexible work hours, a 401K plan, basic life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, and much more.

Job Description

Label Insight a NielsenIQ Company- Voted one of Chicago's Top 50 Best Small Places to Work - Join us!

About the Engineering Team:

Our Engineering team is chock-full of smart, dedicated, and creative team members. Each one has a desire to experiment with new and unfamiliar technology to solve their cross-functional (XFN) team's business objectives. We're passionate about best practices and strive to follow standards laid out before us. The team is encouraged to get involved in the tech community by participating in open source projects, speaking at local meetups, and presenting at national and international conferences.
Who You Are:

You're an innovator; you share our common interest in improving and scaling our existing architecture and systems. Your excellent communication skills are key when collaborating closely with Product, internal customers, and other engineers and data scientists to determine the best way to build products that meet their needs. You're hungry for growth and with our Engineering Ladder you can visualize your career path. We are quality driven and you must be too. We expect that you'll get involved and stay informed with the latest trends in technology and experiment with how to apply those to help consumers make more educated and healthier decisions.

Even if you don't check all the criteria boxes, we encourage you to apply. We're looking for people with diverse backgrounds, exceptional potential and a passion for their craft.
What you'll do:
  • Start the day collaborating with your XFN team and Product Manager during daily standups to discuss the current sprint and remove any roadblocks
  • Write Java, Kotlin, JavaScript or Python code (using TDD) to add functionality to our platform
  • Build out an event driven, microservices architecture using both serverless technologies and RESTful, Spring Boot APIs (Java/Kotlin)
  • Work on our infrastructure as code framework, using AWS services such as Lambda, ECS, Fargate, Step Functions, SNS/SQS, and Kinesis Firehose
  • Model complex product data and work with multiple data stores, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB and Elasticsearch
  • Pair with and mentor other engineers to provide highly-valuable and innovative products to our customers
  • Author architecture decision records and participate in whiteboarding sessions to demonstrate continual improvement of our engineering practices
  • Meet weekly with your manager 1:1 to keep the lines of communication flowing and ensure your performance and development is on track
  • Host a Lunch-and-Learn or Engineering Learning Session to showcase your expertise in a new technology or update the team on that tech meetup or conference you recently attended
We Share a Common Purpose:

Label Insight a NielsenIQ Company's purpose is to empower consumers with the knowledge to improve their lives through better product choices. Our purpose keeps our team focused and aligned as we drive growth for our grocery retailer and CPG customers through unparalleled transparency.

Additional Information:

All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. #LI-AK3

About NielsenIQ:

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what's happening now, what's happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. We like to be in the middle of the action. That's why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world's population. For more information, visit www.niq.com.

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
green circle info icon  This position is open. This job was posted on Fri Jun 17 2022 and expires on Sun Jul 17 2022.
Minimum $61K/yr
$76K/yr Average
Maximum $95K/yr

Tasks

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.
  • Develop or direct software system testing or validation procedures.
  • Direct software programming and development of documentation.
  • Consult with customers or other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance.
  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.
  • Consult with engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, develop specifications and performance requirements, or resolve customer problems.
  • Design or develop software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Prepare reports or correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, or status.
  • Confer with data processing or project managers to obtain information on limitations or capabilities for data processing projects.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
  • Coordinate installation of software system.
  • Monitor functioning of equipment to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.
  • Supervise and assign work to programmers, designers, technologists, technicians, or other engineering or scientific personnel.
  • Advise customer about or perform maintenance of software system.
  • Train users to use new or modified equipment.
  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration.
  • Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, or need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.
  • Use microcontrollers to develop control signals, implement control algorithms, or measure process variables, such as temperatures, pressures, or positions.
  • Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, or humidity in area of system installation.

Skills

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Label Insight

Description

Label Insight is a computer software company that provides consumer product label data, manufacturer and marketing claims analysis, food label attributes, additives, optimization, product content, and competitive insights. The company is headquartered in Chicago, United States. The company's mission is to empower companies to unlock new growth opportunities through product content, insights, and activation both online and in-store. The company's vision is to drive growth for brands and retailers through unparalleled product transparency and to partner with new trusted organizations. The company's core values are growth, hard work, professionalism, integrity, honor, respect, accountability, trust, and inclusion. The company's employee benefits are flexible work hours, a 401K plan, basic life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, and much more.
Type

Company - Private

Size

Small

Revenue

$10M to $25M

Location

Chicago, IL, and others

Industry

Computer Systems Design Companies

Founded

2008

CEO

Paul Schaut

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