Senior Software Engineer

Uptake, 600 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

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What we do:

Uptake harnesses the power of underutilized data to empower businesses to make informed decisions. We partner with industry leaders to build a predictive analytics software platform that grows smarter in one industry because of what we learn in another. The result is a powerful platform that identifies problems before they happen, ultimately saving money, time and lives.

About the role:

As a Senior Software Engineer at Uptake you’ll help build and expand a complex analytics platform that is already changing the way large industrial companies manage their assets. Senior Software Engineers are encouraged to work with, and experiment with, cutting-edge technologies in the fields of distributed systems, data ingestion and mapping, and machine learning, to name a few. We strongly promote innovation and collaboration throughout our engineering team, and are committed to helping Senior Software Engineers find the perfect balance of productivity and personal growth.


As a Senior Software Engineer, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create interactive visualization tools and dashboards
  • Build a highly scalable framework for ingesting, transforming and enhancing data at web scale
  • Develop a web services based platform that can grow with the business
  • Establish automated build and deployment pipelines
  • Implement machine learning models that enable customers to glean hidden insights about their data
  • Run large-sized projects for immediate team
  • Create solutions that impact immediate team or the entire department


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years above average understanding and practical use of programming in a modern programming language
  • A passion for DevOps and an appreciation for Continuous Integration/Deployment
  • A passion for QA and an understanding that testing is not someone else’s responsibility
  • Solid object-oriented programming and design skills
  • Outstanding programming and problem solving skills
  • Strong passion for technology and building great systems
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work using Agile methodologies
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Understanding of SQL and noSQL database technologies
  • Understanding of structure and usage of RESTful web services
  • Above average understanding and practical use of service-oriented (SOA) and event-driven (EDA) architectures
  • Above average understanding and practical use of the full Spring Catalog

Preferred skills:

We value these qualities, but they’re not required for this role:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in related field
  • Above average understanding and practical use of:
    • Akka, stream processing technologies and concurrency frameworks
    • noSQL solutions: Cassandra, HDFS and/or Elasticsearch
    • Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt or equivalent infrastructure provisioning tools
    • Docker, Mesos and Marathon
    • distributed messaging services, preferably Kafka
    • distributed data processors such as Spark, Flink, Kafka Streams, Hadoop
    • Angular, React, Redux, Immutable.js, Rx.js, Node.js or equivalent
    • Reactive and/or Functional programming
    • Thrift, Avro or protocol buffers

Why Work Here

We build and deliver, then explore to build more. Curiosity and flexibility enable everything we do, and we get stronger as we make each new industry smarter. As a team, we bring our diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to solve problems no one has yet to solve, at a speed no one has yet to experience. We support and challenge one another to bring out a new best in each of us, and we might have a little fun along the way.

About Uptake

Did you know that as little as 1% of industrial data is being used today? With the rise of commoditized sensors, connected technology, massive storage capacity and growing processing power, every asset in every industry is capable of generating valuable data at incredible scale. This key information can answer the most critical questions across your operations and open the door to unprecedented business advantages. At Uptake, our purpose-built products ingest and analyze sensor and enterprise data, transforming it into actionable insights and immediate outcomes. Together with our customers, we drive real business value and set new standards for productive, secure, safe and reliable operations. We believe companies and people should love the technology they experience. We are field engineers, technologists and data scientists who deliver great software that is easy to use. Above statistic: McKinsey & Company

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