Lead Developer
UrbanBound - Chicago, IL

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About us:

UrbanBound has built a platform for the world’s best employers to administer a robust relocation solution to their employees. We are cloud based, scalable, and hopelessly dedicated to offering a great user experience.

With well over 150 of the largest employers as customers, UrbanBound is disrupting the historically high-touch/low-tech relocation industry by providing an innovative technology that is being readily adopted.

A few of UrbanBound’s forward thinking customers include: Morgan Stanley, LinkedIn & Salesforce.com.

We are well funded by top-tier VC’s who are committed to helping us re-envision the $50 Billion global relocation industry. Come help us change relocation forever.

About the Job:

UrbanBound is currently looking for a Lead Software Developer to lead the implementation of our software, including web applications, mobile applications, APIs, and supporting infrastructure for UrbanBound’s rapidly growing base of Fortune 1000 clients. The Lead Software Developer is not only a proven master of languages, frameworks and APIs, but also has successfully managed, motivated and mentored a team of developers and designers to achieve successful software releases. The successful candidate will possess the following attributes: self-motivated, organized, leader, goal-oriented, problem-solver, communicator, and above all, a love for writing beautiful code that solves real problems with likeminded teammates.


· Lead UrbanBound’s software implementation strategy, including all technologies and languages used to develop our products and supporting systems.

· Lead UrbanBound’s software development projects using lightweight, iterative software development practices.

· Work with company leadership to ensure future product milestones are attainable.

· Manage, motivate and mentor the product team’s developers and designers.

· Conceive of and lead training and team building opportunities to grow the skills and abilities of the product team.

· Assist in vetting, hiring, and on-boarding new members of the product team.


Passionate software developer who loves working with the best tools and people.
Appreciates the elegance and maintainability of well-written code and holds both yourself and your team to the highest standards of quality and professionalism.
5+ years experience building web-based products.
2+ years building Ruby on Rails applications.
2+ years leading a team of at least 3 other developers and/or designers.
Experience working in, and quickly mastering, a variety of languages and systems (e.g Backbone.js, node.js, jQuery, Clojure, Python, Postgres, JSON, NoSQL)
Experience managing all aspects of a small agile software team, including leading iteration planning meetings, daily stand-ups, and retrospectives, estimating user stories, etc.
Ability to continually grow the skills and abilities of your team over time.
Good statistical analysis skills and the ability to make data-driven decisions (e.g. Excel, A/B testing, KISSmetrics, etc).
Deep understanding of all aspects of software application engineering and systems (e.g. design patterns, TDD/BDD, reliability, scalability, redundancy, fail-over).
Meticulous attention to detail, results-driven attitude, and ownership over quality and outcomes.

Education and Experience Guidelines:


Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, from an accredited College or University required.


A minimum of 5 years of software development experience.


Compensation for this position will consist of a competitive base salary and benefits.


Medical and dental benefits.

Monthly learning stipend to purchase books and attend events for personal growth.

Pre-tax commuter benefits.

Lunch and Learns to nourish the mind and body.

The best office technology around (hint: We are an all Apple office).

A strong belief in having a great work/life balance where family and health come first.

Annual company trip to learn, set company goals, bond with co-workers, and have fun!

Special UrbanBound gear awarded after your 90-day Letter Ceremony. (What’s that you ask?...You’ll have to wait and find out ;)

How to apply:

Apply online at http://urbanbound.hireology.com

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UrbanBound brings humanity to life’s transitions. UrbanBound is a web-based platform offering groundbreaking relocation solutions to...