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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Information Services
Software Engineer
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Cappex | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Cappex's mission is to help millions of high school students each year realize their dreams of discovering and getting into the right college for them. We get excited about converting a confusing, high-stress time in a student's life and turning it into a simple, organized, pursuit for the perfect fit. Cappex is growing and needs innovators like you to support our mission. Join our team today and help connect students to their dreams.

Software Engineer

As a Software Engineer, you'll be joining our superb engineering team to work on exciting projects that feed into our bi-weekly release cycle. Software Engineers are an essential part of Cappex and use modern tools such as React, Redux, Java 11, JPA, and service architectures to build high-quality systems. Cappex also promotes a culture of learning so you can look forward to growing your skills and career as a full-stack engineer. If you're passionate about technology and innovation then join our team.

Requirements and responsibilities:

* Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
* 1+ years of web development experience or 3+ years for a Senior role
* Real-world experience with React or Java and we'll provide training/mentoring if needed
* Strong problem-solving skills, commitment to quality, and attention to detail
* Excellent communication and collaboration skills
* Research, design, and develop innovative features for Cappex.com
* Build efficient and reusable systems
* Collaborate with our Product and Design team

Beneficial experience:

* React or a similar modern JavaScript framework (Angular, Vue, etc.)
* Familiarity with UI test frameworks such as Jasmine, JEST, Mocha, etc.
* Familiarity with Java and related technologies such as Spring, Lombok, JPA, etc.
* Experience with relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or equivalent
* Ability to architect and lead full-stack implementations
* Experience breaking down implementation tasks, mentoring team members, and assigning duties
* Proficient in building responsive cross-browser UI's
* Knowledge of usability and modern web standards

To Apply:

All applications will be kept confidential. We appreciate all interest, but will only contact those applicants with whom we wish to proceed further.


About Cappex

Cappex.com is a FREE service that helps students connect with colleges and universities that want them before they apply. Students who complete a profile on Cappex.com may be invited to apply to certain colleges based on the college's interest in their specific qualifications, and may also hear about other schools meeting their needs. Because all messages are received via our private messages center, personal contact information about the student will only be released to an institution after the student indicates they'd like to hear more from that institution. In essence, the student will know which colleges want them before they apply. This service will also be free to accredited public and private colleges seeking undergraduate US-based students, thereby enlarging the base of potential college participants. Some of the benefits include: For Students: Gives students the confidence they will find schools where they can succeed Broadens and simplifies the college selection process Students can start dialogues with colleges based on their unique interests, academic accomplishments and needs Students control the process - schools may "apply to them" with targeted invitations Free - no need to spend anything on applications on schools that wouldn't be a good fit for them.