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1118 is a leading Chicago Web & Mobile App Design & Development company

Senior Backend Engineer (Contract)

$150k – $170k
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What We're Up To
1118 is a product-driven design and development firm that works with a range of startups and big brands to create compelling, successful, platforms, apps and websites. Our mission is to help our clients, whether solo or part of a larger company, build and scale their business. We help people perfect and realize their visions for digital products. We strive to truly understand the problems our clients are aiming to solve and stop at nothing to build solid products that present the optimal solution. Learn more about us: 1118.io.

Roles and Responsibilities
* Working with the project team to define new products, confirming technical feasibility of the proposed solutions
* Supporting the project team in organizing timelines and estimates for each product
* Assessing projects from a technological viewpoint throughout the design and development phase
* Working with the client and project team to create the overall solution requirements and ensure that the solution design incorporates both 1118’s and the client’s vision
* Supporting other backend team members with running standardized deployments for applications
* Being able to troubleshoot for optimal site reliability
* Working with Python in the Flask framework
* Supporting (and sometimes leading) the development of Restful APIs, backends, and web applications that are used by mobile apps
* Making decisions on the technologies being used that support the development of apps that embody 1118’s commitment to building excellent products
* Being part of a team of highly skilled people and standing out as a mentor to your fellow team members

The Ideal Candidate
* Has 5+ years of professional experience working with Python, Flask and Web Development
* Has experience in working in an Agile development environment
* Has experience in estimating tasks for development sprints
* Has experience in common public API services, how to navigate through documentation and be completely sure
* Has experience with AWS, including EC2, ELB, RDS, PostgreSQL and auto-scaling
* Is an excellent written and verbal communicator
* Bonus Points: Experience working with Stripe for payment processing, Flask Rest Framework for building restful APIs, and Github
* Competitive Hourly Pay
Chicago • North Chicago
Job type
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
5+ years
Hiring contact

Steve Hole

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People you would work with in this role

Steve Hole

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CEO & Founder of 1118 @1118labs | Worked @NBA @Hearst @Pfizer

1118 at a glance

1118 is a leading Chicago Web & Mobile App Design & Development company

1118 focuses on Mobile, Product Design, Apps, and Software. Their company has offices in Chicago. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.1118.io

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