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Software Engineer, API Services

– Chicago, Illinois
Employment Type Full-Time

Software Engineer, API Services

About Shiftgig:

Shiftgig connects businesses with the on-demand workforce through our industry-leading mobile platform. Our technology provides financial opportunity for hourly workers seeking flexibility and choice while delivering powerful business agility to companies. More than 2,500 clients in food service, hospitality, retail, warehouse and experiential marketing use Shiftgig because of its ability to easily fill and manage short-term job assignments with pre-vetted, skills-assessed workers. Shiftgig is changing the way people work.


A qualified candidate will have:

  • 3+ years of experience building and operating APIs, SOAs, or microservices with 2+ years of production Python

  • Experience defining and documenting standards and practices for writing maintainable, secure services

  • Experience creating REST (or REST-like) interfaces

  • Experience with AWS services in production environments

  • Experience creating publicly-available APIs, or working with customers or partners to leverage private APIs

  • Software architecture experience, from service decomposition to queueing and communication techniques, to caching and performance

  • Excellent communication skills, able to talk to engineers and stakeholders alike

Good-to-have experience:

  • Familiarity with the concepts of domain-driven design

  • Experience writing AWS Lambdas, and/or using Serverless to create Lambdas

  • PostgreSQL and SQLAlchemy

  • Celery or another distributed task queue

  • Messaging queues (like RabbitMQ, SNS/SQS)

  • 5+ years with Python as your primary programming language

  • Substantial experience with non-Python languages and/or other types of systems (mobile or javascript apps, desktop apps, etc.)

  • Experience working in an agile environment, developing MVPs and successfully iterating with evolutionary architectures

  • Experience recruiting

  • Experience with Terraform, Ansible, or some other infrastructure automation tool

  • Experience with GraphQL

Shiftgig Perks:

  • Medical/Rx 

  • HRA – Health Reimbursement Account

  • HSA – set up a Health Savings Account

  • 90% Dental Coverage

  • 100% Vision Care Coverage

  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Parking and Transportation Spending Account

  • 401(K) Retirement Plan

Shiftgig is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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