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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Accuity Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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This role is a good opportunity for a Lead Engineer who wants to take their career to the next level....this is a technical, "hands on" leadership role.

Accuity is growing! Not content with being a $240m market leading online brand we are growing our product portfolio and are seeking QA Engineers to join our Evanston office/Headquarters. Accuity is a leading brand within Reed Business Information, one of the world's top-100 'online superpowers' and part of the FTSE100 RELX media and publishing group.


This position serves as a subject matter expert for a specific team of Software Engineers. In addition to writing code on complex systems and applications, this position provides direction on project plans, schedules, and methodologies. The position has direct reports.


* Serve as the initial point of escalation for software development issues within specific area of responsibility.

* Interface with other technical personnel or team members to finalize requirements.

* Write and review portions of detailed specifications for the development of system components of moderate complexity.

* Complete complex bug fixes.

* Work closely with other development team members to understand moderately complex product requirements and translate them into software designs.

* Successfully implement development processes, coding best practices, and code reviews.

* Operate in various development environments (Agile, Waterfall, etc.) while collaborating with key stakeholders.

* Resolve complex technical issues as necessary.

* Mentor and/or train entry-level software engineers as directed by department management, ensuring they are knowledgeable in critical aspects of their roles.

* Keep abreast of new technology developments.

* Design and work with complex data models.

* Carry out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

* Ensure all staff is provided with training and resources needed to perform their jobs to the most outstanding degree possible. Ensure all staff is provided with frequent feedback and coaching in order to meet and exceed individual and team performance goals consistently.

* Manage and encourage new ideas from staff to foster improvements through innovations.

* Empower the staff to be accountable and responsible for their own actions and decisions.


* Expertise in development languages including but not limited to: Java/J2EE, JavaScript, JSP, HTML, XML, SQL, UNIX.

* Strong proficiency with data manipulation language including optimization techniques.

* Strong understanding of normalized/dimensional data modeling principles.

* Ability to design and work with complex data models.

* Strong knowledge of multiple data storage subsystems.

* Experinece with development frameworks including or similar to: Junit, Mockito, Backbone, Marionette.

* Knowledge in using and developing applicable tool sets, including or similar to: Git, Groovy, Gradle, Jenkins, IntelliJ.

* Strong knowledge in industry best practices in development.

* Ability to partner and lead internal and external technology resources in solving complex business needs.

* Knowledge in using and developing applicable tool sets.

* Ability to write and review portions of detailed specifications for the development of complex system components.

* Advanced knowledge of software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall).

* Strong experience with various resource models such as Managed Services and/or Staff Augmentation.

* Strong knowledge in industry best practices in external resource development.

* Ability to partner and lead internal and external technology resources in solving complex business needs.

* Test-driven development.

* Strong research skills.

* Strong skills in setting, communicating, implementing, and achieving business objectives and goals through the direct management of others.

* Strong organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments, and strong delegation skills involving prioritizing and reprioritizing projects and managing projects of various size and complexity.

* Strong problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues; prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions; and identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making.

* Strong communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management, customers, etc., including diction/terminology and presenting information in a concise and effective manner to clients, management, and various departments using assorted communication mediums.


* Very good knowledge of Software Engineeringexperience

* BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent


At Reed Business information (RBI) we provide information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI people are driven by an environment focused on innovation, passion for our products, and collaboration, where working in an agile manner is par for the course. RBI is part of RELX, a leading global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers.

RBI is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact . EEO is the Law. EEO is the Law Supplement

RBI General Benefits Package

- 401k match of 5%

- 18 Days Holiday

- Paid Charity Days - 2 days per year

- Benefits start the upon hire date

- Excellent OTE & Competitive Salaries