Jr. Software Developer Chess Scholars - Bannockburn, IL

Chess Scholars and Afterschool Enrichment Solutions are looking for an amazing junior developer and IT engineer to join our rapidly growing team.

Who We Are

Chess Scholars and Afterschool Enrichment Solutions is a rapidly growing after school enrichment provider. We offer exciting classes to thousands of schools and tens of thousands of students nationwide. We provide fun and exciting education in a variety of subjects, from chess, to engineering and coding, to drama and guitar. Founded in 2001, our business is expanding at unprecedented rates, and we are looking for exciting and skilled individuals to join our software development and IT team.

Who You Are

  • A highly motivated and results-oriented specialist
  • A sponge of knowledge and learning
  • A black belt in communication
  • A green thumb for growth and experimentation
  • A ninja of adaptability and multidisciplinary renown
  • A warrior, ready to take on diverse challenges and get your hands dirty

What We Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree or similar experience
  • 1-3 years experience in IT / Development environments
  • Familiarity with some of:
  • Ruby (emphasis in Rails) / Python / NodeJS / Java / C#
  • HTML5 / CSS / JavaScript (JQuery a plus)
  • Postgresql / MySQL / MSSQL
  • Bash / Powershell scripting
  • Heroku / AWS hosting
  • Android / iOS development * A solid understanding of relational data structure, including normalization (hint - this is on the test)
  • An understanding of user experience design and best practice
  • An understanding of software testing, why it’s important, and where to apply it
  • An understanding of Git and why it’s important (hint - GitHub profiles a plus!)
  • A familiarity with agile process management in some flavor
  • A willingness to learn and work in a diverse environment, with a dynamic workflow, a busy schedule, and a highly diverse task-set.

What We Offer

Let’s be real here - we are not a pet-friendly, vegan, hammock equipped office offering open office layouts, funny paint colors, non-traditional management structures, unlimited free-time, or conference bicycles (what?). But we can offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • A quality 401k plan
  • 2 weeks vacation time and stuff
  • Seriously good healthcare, fully employer paid
  • The chance to experience many new things
  • The opportunity to learn about the art of software development
  • Free Food Fridays - where we all eat free lunch and chat about stuff
  • Unlimited chess advice (seriously - we know stuff about chess)

If you think you have what it takes to join our fast growing team, apply today, and help us revolutionize education!

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Bannockburn, IL

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Javascript: 1 year
  • C#: 1 year
  • Java: 1 year
  • Rails: 1 year

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