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Full Stack Developer/Technical Lead to join our growing team

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Full-Time, in-house, Chicago Headquarters, Full stack developer(s). BlueBolt job offers include outstanding benefits, 4 weeks PTO, 401k matching, profit sharing, and much more. Our position(s) are professional grade and career track oriented.

Who is BlueBolt?
BlueBolt is a custom development agency, located in Downtown Chicago, with a casual, fun, and educational environment. We specialize in Ecommerce and Mobile development, Enterprise Search, Machine Learning, and Content Management Systems. We have been in business since 2005, and are growing quickly!

What kind of candidates do we seek?
We're looking for qualified full stack developers interested in challenging themselves with interesting project work. Our developers become very involved with our clients, and engage their assigned projects through proven processes.  We have multiple positions available.

BlueBolt project work and our Clients
The work we do is very challenging/rewarding. Our client base is outstanding, and they require talented BlueBolt developers and consultants to help solve their technical business problems.

Skills & Requirements

Education Requirements
While not all the best developers have four-year college educations, we prefer our candidates to have some level of academic background, preferably a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems. That said, great experience does go a long way, and we will consider candidates who have primarily learned "on the job".

Skill Requirements
We totally understand that some candidates will master some areas and not others, largely through their own past experience, but our most serious development candidates will posess many of the following basic skills, or are in process of learning:

  • Very familiar with ASP.NET / MVC
  • Understands coding best practices
  • Familiar with source control such as Git or TFS
  • Familiar with security best practices
  • Keen knowledge of a number of Javascript libraries such as Angular or React
  • HTML5 familiarity and usage
  • Strong communication skills, both writing and verbal, so as to be able to participate in meetings of all kinds
  • Passion for self-improvement and learning new skills and technologies. *This may be the most important requirement of any BlueBolt candidate. We need our developers to learn, teach others, and get better as they grow in their development position.

Technical Leads (where applicable)
As a technical lead, you will have the following responsibilities :

  • Guiding/Directing the development tasks of developers on your project teams
  • Keeping developers engaged, on path, and efficient
  • Problem solving and thinking outside the box
  • Gaining an expert understanding of a functional specification and building out the technical solution and specification appropriately. 
  • Accurately estimating work using BlueBolt's methodologies .
  • Taking a hands on approach to help your teams deliver quality solutions. 
  • Understanding and maintaining the scope of a project
  • Working with Project Managers to identify issues/risks that should be kept in mind throughout a project's lifecycle
  • Reviewing development work completed by your team. Treat it as if you wrote it yourself.
  • Ensuring that the team is following best development practices