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Senior Software Engineer

Power Kiosk
River North, Illinois
Closing date
Aug 19, 2021

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About Us

Power Kiosk is a rapidly growing SaaS platform and Energy marketplace based in Chicago. Our disruptive platform connects commercial and residential buyers of utilities (gas/electricity) with over 100 direct suppliers. We have mastery of using data and artificial intelligence into creating cutting edge innovative solutions . We're looking for a senior engineer with full-stack experience who would be an integral part of a dynamic and innovative team that builds cutting edge solutions. You will thrive in this environment if you are passionate about making an impact.

Our Development Stack

- Node JS backend

- GraphQL middleware

- Angular frontend

- Ionic mobile development toolset

- SQL Server database backend

- AWS infrastructure

Even if you don't fully match up with our stack 100%, but you're willing to learn, then we still want to hear from you!

Ideal Profile

  • Dynamic and driven person
  • Innovative mind and critical thinker
  • Passionate for impacting the industry
  • Hungry for learning new skills and working on diverse projects

Ideal Skills
  • API Development or Integration experience (ex. REST, GraphQL, WebAPI)
  • Data Structures/Algorithms/Architecture
  • Debugging full-stack
  • UX sense
  • Experience interacting with inter-business members of other teams

Above and Beyond Ideal Profile
  • Code versioning tools (ex. Git, Mercurial, SVN)
  • Mobile Development experience (ex. Ionic, Xamarin, PhoneGap/Cordova)
  • Agile Practices experience - (ex. Jenkins, TeamCity, ServiceOne)
  • DevOps (ex. Jenkins, TeamCity, Octopus)

Current Leadership Team
  • Hamed Babai, founder of Power Kiosk, received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2011 with a degree in Engineering. After working in the energy brokerage business, Hamed went off to build Power Kiosk from the ground up.
  • Steve Joung, Managing Partner, is the former co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based Pangea Properties. Pangea was named #1 fastest growing Chicago business in 2013 with over 400 employees. Prior to Pangea, Steve was Chief Operating Officer at Enova Financial (NYSE: ENVA) through its sale to Cash America International (NYSE: CSH) in 2008.
  • Alex Ayerdi, VP of Technology, has been with the company since 2014 where he started with freelance work and ultimately joined fulltime in early 2019. Alex's career path has led him from optimizing algorithms for gravitational wave models, helping build inventory management software for non-profits, and most recently as a Senior Architect at Guggenheim Partners in Chicago. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Computer Science and Anthropology. Alex has always had a dream of building a company using his technical knowledge, building awesome products that customers want to use and will become his legacy loved ones will be proud of.

Compensation and Benefits
  • Full-time role based out of Chicago River North office
  • Health, dental, and life benefits
  • Equity options available
  • Remote Opportunity for Right Applicant
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