Built In, Chicago

Great companies need great people. That's where we come in.

Built In is a network of online communities that has quickly become the #1 recruitment solution for tech companies and startups in six major tech markets. We are our target market. We are a company of entrepreneurs building the next best recruitment platform for companies like us.

By working at Built In you'll have the chance to work directly with the latest, and fastest-growing, technology companies all around the country. We help other companies solve their biggest pain points-talent and awareness with our Employer Branding & Recruitment solutions. We currently operate six sites: Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado, Austin, NYC, Boston, and are headquartered in Chicago.


Due to recent growth and expansion of products, we are looking to add another experienced developer to our team.  

Built In is a pretty complex platform, so you'll be working on some really interesting and challenging problems. We're at the tail end of migrating to a new platform (check out builtinboston.com to see what we've been working on).

Your Background

  • 4+ years of experience as software developer
  • 1+ years of experience with PHP
  • You should be comfortable integrating other web applications and systems, both commercial and open source.
  • You should also have experience working with source control systems (such as Git, SVN, etc)
Nice to Haves
  • Symfony experience is great but not required
What We Value
  • Flexible personality –You should thrive on change while remaining highly organized, optimistic, and coachable. High energy and contagious enthusiasm help too.
  • Communication- You should have the ability to speak and write clearly, concisely, and compellingly. Honesty, transparency, and thoughtfulness are a must. A bias towards action, seeking constructive feedback peers and your team, and measurement and iteration is part of your natural process.
  • Interest in the tech industry – You must be passionate about three things: (1) Startups (2) Building innovative tech products and services; and (3) Helping others. This is what we do.
  • Culture fit – You will need to get along with our team (which isn’t too hard, we think!) as well as all the members vital to the community in which you are building. Humility, selflessness and strong work ethic are requirements.
Benefits & Perks
  • Competitive compensation, 401(k) stock options and benefits. We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision, and disability.
  • Casual dress and flexible work hours.  Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, college jersey. We don't care.
  • Free food. We keep our kitchen stocked with free healthy snack foods. We also have cold brew coffee on tap and provide catered lunch (Monday - Thursday).
  • Fun work environment. We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and take ownership of their work. We are humble, hard working, honest and fun. And we regularly debate office pets.
  • Open vacation & sick time. We let you take time away from work for vacation, personal or short-term sickness, as your good judgment and work load allow.

Built In is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.


About Built In

Built In is a network of local online communities connecting startups and technology companies with passionate tech professionals. We help you share your employer brand, promote your culture, participate in community events and recruit the right candidate for every position.

Want to learn more about Built In? Visit Built In's website.