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Platform Engineer

Posted by Sprout Social on Fri, 13 Nov 2015
Contract type: permanent. Location: Chicago, IL

Join our Platform Team

In this role you’ll design, code, and grow our backend services, the lifeblood of our product. We have a strong focus on scale, reliability, performance and product agility, and that means picking the right tool for the job, while being pragmatic and scrappy. We build services in Python and Java using technologies like Cassandra, Redis, NSQ, and MySQL. A little about our company, Sprout Social is used by 16,000 brands around the world. Companies like Adobe, Pivotal Labs, Google, Marvel, and Evernote rely on our products to create stronger relationships with their customers through social media.

We’re looking for smart, creative, driven people to build great software with us. If you’re the best at what you do, we’d love to talk.

Relocation is offered for this role, if applicable.

Responsibilities - Design and develop backend software features in an integrated Scrum team. - Take ownership of any step in the software development process, from design through maintenance. - Deliver high quality code while working and communicating in a team environment. - Contribute to the infrastructure that the team leverages for local development. - Extend testing capabilities by writing unit tests and assisting in basic QA testing during new feature development. - As a team, maintain and enhance your features. Strive to fix problems before customers notice by using appropriate monitoring and alerting tools. Monitor systems routinely for issues that haven’t yet occurred like scaling/growth. - May be asked to lead or mentor other team members.

Desired Skills & Experience - Smart, a very quick learner, and gets things done - Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or comparable knowledge of CS theory - Minimum of 2 years of software development experience - Experience with lower-level languages (Java, C, C++) - Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases - Experience with concurrency, I/O and distributed systems - Experience with software development processes, particularly Agile or Scrum - Great at working in a team - Very clear written and verbal communicator Note: When applying please submit your favorite code samples and/or Github profile

About Sprout Social

Sprout Social powers open communication between individuals, brands and communities through elegant, sophisticated software. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and committed to both customer and team success.

Team Sprout is a group of very talented, smart and passionate people with broad interests and backgrounds. We’re proud to regularly be recognized for software, product and company culture achievements. Our team’s shared belief in Sprout’s mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment and fun. We have built a benefits program to match the strength of our team. This program includes: - Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families, including generous company contributions - Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships - High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best - Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop - Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance - Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team - Breakfast and lunch options onsite, and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine - Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members