Senior Back-End Engineer

Chicago, IL
NAM CIO – Backend Engineering /
Full-time, Permanent /
Be Part of Our Next Chapter 
For over almost 60 years, our solutions have enabled impactful connections between some of the world’s leading brands and their customers. And while we’ve already done a lot of work we’re proud of, we’re just getting started!
We’re a global technology company focused on creating dynamic, smart, personalized and engaging customer experiences powered by our range of digital hardware, our proprietary content management system and our industry leading signage solutions. (For example: If you’ve ordered in-store or in the drive-thru at McDonald’s somewhere in the world in the last few years, chances are you’ve interacted with our digital solutions.) We work in over 50 global markets and have 9 offices around the world, with a global headquarters proudly located in our founding home of Sydney, Australia.
Coates Group has the values of a family-owned business and the innovative spirit of a start-up, both which fuel our purpose – Creating Connections. Empowering Partnerships. Always Evolving.  Through hard work, dedication and creativity, we’ve become industry leaders who have won awards and set records while remaining focused on continual growth and evolution. We are a 2x Australia Good Design Award winner and successfully completed the largest hardware deployment in Quick Service Restaurant history.
We are curious, charismatic, authentic and we value and leverage the diversity of our crew. We are imaginers, kindness enthusiasts, experts, creators, thinkers, challengers, collaborators and over-achievers. And together, as a Crew, we are revolutionizing the way the world’s leading brands leverage technology to drive the best customer experiences.

Senior Back-Engineer
The Senior Back-End Engineer is responsible for developing projects for global and regional clients and contributing to the architecture, design, and development of new systems and services.
·        Develop projects for global and regional clients 
·        Bring concepts and ideas to life through purposeful development  
·        API design and development
·        Adding and enhancing features into our current framework 
·        Contributing to the architecture, design, and development of new systems & services. 
·        Planning and estimation of tasks 
·        Peer reviewing code/work products
·        Delivery of clean, robust, modular code 
·        Using adopting and best practices across relevant SDLC. 
·        Ensuring timely delivery of solution implementation. 
·        Work closely with Lead Engineers and stakeholders from other internal teams.
·        Attending and Contributing to Daily Stand-Ups  
Success Factors:
·        Quality of project deliveries
·        Timeliness of project delivers
·        Ability to integrate and perform responsibilities within the existing team structure.
·        Ability to join the team in solving client requirements
·        Work closely with Lead Engineers, Content Services, & other stakeholders to ensure alignment across outcomes.
·        Work with the Product team to ensure close alignment with Product Roadmaps and successful delivery
·        Maintain alignment with the Principal Engineer, Lead SW Architect, and DevOps Lead to ensure solutions integrate, and are validated, across the platform
·        Planning for and guiding the creation of relevant solutions and implementation documentation.
Qualifications & Experience:
·        Minimum 4-5 years prior experience engineering backend solutions and services
·        Advanced expertise in NodeJS
·        Proficient in API design using RESTful techniques 
·        Proficient in API design using GraphQL 
·        Strong knowledge of modern JavaScript (ES6-2022) and TypeScript  
·        Strong expertise using JavaScript backend frameworks like NestJS, and Bookshelf 
·        Proficient in NoSQL DBs like MongoDB and DynamoDB 
·        Solid understanding of SQL  
·        Experience working with real-time systems that leverage WebSockets 
·        Experience with Python and PHP 
·        Exposure to CI pipelines like GitLab, Travis, Circle, Bamboo 
·        Some experience in unit testing using tools such as Mocha, Jasmine, Jest, Cypress
·        Solid understanding of data structure and database design 
·        Expert-level understanding of Engineering best practices
·        Ability to work with Git version control 
·        Excellent interpersonal skills and a clear communicator 
·        Innovative problem-solving capabilities 
·        Can follow instructions and project briefs 
·        Keen eye for detail and a focus on quality 
·        Advocate for new and innovative technologies, and continuous improvement in our product line-up 
·        Ability to deliver in situations with ambiguity.  Should be able to decompose complex problems and solve them. 

*Please note Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.*

*Please note you need to be local to Chicago or be willing to move to Chicago at your expense*
About Coates

We are industry leaders who have won awards and set records. We are a 2x Australia Good Design Award winner and we successfully completed the largest hardware deployment in Quick Service Restaurant history.

We are industry leaders who have won awards and set records. We are a 2x Australia Good Design Award winner and we successfully completed the largest hardware deployment in Quick Service Restaurant history.

We are led by a forward-thinking CEO who has demonstrated a true passion for people and making Coates a place where people genuinely enjoy working. Our growth plans enable a focus on providing rapid career advancement opportunities for our talent.

Together, we are creators, allowing us to make our purpose a reality – to create immersive brand experiences for everyone.

Join a Crew that Cares

Be part of a global team of talented, ambitious, creative people that value integrity, individuality and inclusivity. (Ask us about our Equality + Empowerment Initiatives).

The benefits include an annual market competitive bonus program and our “Thrive Program” which includes a suite of flexible work options because we’re strong believers that you should never miss an important life or work moment. Thrive also provides dedicated time to prioritize our health and wellbeing (think virtual Yoga or meditation sessions), a Global Wellness paid day off to recharge as well as a “Give Back Day” to allow our Crew an opportunity to make an impact in the community.

Be inspired To Be More

We skip the red tape and aim to always stay nimble. We’re proud of where we’ve been and are energized by where we’re going. We encourage ideas and perspectives because we know the more we have, the better we are. We work hard but have fun along the way. We push the boundaries but keep it real and authentic. We believe in the values that got us here are the ones that will continue to lead us forward. We are excited by what we’ve accomplished, but know the best is yet to come.

Coates Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).