Software Developer for Data Center Company
Steadfast - Chicago, IL

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Basic Job Description:
Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a software developer will be asked to participate in planning, design, development, and maintenance of internal-use and customer-facing applications to improve data center operations and automation and consolidate existing applications.

Primary development work will involve web-accessible applications developed for Linux web server environments using PHP or similar languages.

Hours: 40 hours a week, whenever you work best/most effectively
Location: 725 S Wells St, Chicago, IL
Benefits: Health Insurance (80% of personal premium paid), Dental Insurance (100% paid), Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance ($50,000 included), 401k (matching up to 4% of salary after 1 year), Paid vacation (starting after 6 months), Regular staff events (Food and drink provided for sporting events, gatherings, etc.), Great work environment


  • Participate in the planning and design of assigned projects
  • Produce clear implementation plans with milestones and timelines for deliverables
  • Provide regular deliverable code for testing and progress review
  • Produce developer documentation to facilitate group work and future maintenance
  • Produce or help to create user documentation for staff or customers as needed
  • Maintain existing code developed internally to fix bugs and add new features as needed

Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree in an area of study pertaining to software design and development, such as
  • Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Experience with at least three high-level languages, including at least one compiled language (such as C) and one interpreted web development language (such as PHP)
  • Ability to learn new languages quickly as needed for work
  • Ability to work alone or in small teams to complete projects
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Experience with MySQL or another major relational database platform
  • Experience with git or another version control system
  • Ability to work with or develop primarily for Linux platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with XML, JSON, REST, or XML-RPC APIs
  • Experience with LDAP or object-oriented databases
  • Experience with shell scripting using BASH and the Linux command line
  • Familiarity with data center environments
  • Ability to resolve web browser compatibility challenges during development
  • Code samples demonstrating proficiency in areas of qualification

About Steadfast

Steadfast is a Chicago based IT infrastructure provider that specializes in highly flexible cloud environments (public, private, and hybrid), dedicated servers, and colocation services out of our fully redundant data centers in Chicago and New York. We have been providing quality service since 1998 and pride ourselves in providing our customers with high quality, flexible, and exceptionally reliable services at a very reasonable price. While our services are geared towards small and medium businesses, Internet/network service providers, and the financial sector, we are able to accommodate customers of all sizes, from a highly flexible Cloud Hosting account to a complex multi-gigabit managed colocation configuration. The focus is to simplify your life by allowing us to handle your IT infrastructure issues and problems, allowing you to focus on your core business while making IT a true asset.