Senior Fullstack Software Engineer

Date: May 29, 2024

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60654-4203

Company: Grainger Businesses

As a leading industrial distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom, We Keep The World Working® by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with products delivered through innovative technology and deep customer relationships. With 2023 sales of $16.5 billion, we’re dedicated to providing value for customers, fostering an engaging culture for team members and driving strong financial results.


Our welcoming workplace enables you to learn, grow and make a difference by keeping businesses running and their people safe. As a 2024 Glassdoor Best Place to Work and a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company, we’re looking for passionate people to join our team as we continue leading the industry over our next 100 years.



Position Details

The product matching team is hiring for a full stack engineer to help build out a new web based workstation. The workstation will be a key tool used to support mission critical teams across Grainger’s business. The work will require collaboration with other full stack engineers, data engineers and machine learning engineers. We are expecting around 40/60 split betwen front end/back end work for this position.


You will report to the Senior Manager, Product Engineering. 

You Will

  • Dive into different layers of our technology stack to build out workstation using technologies like:
    • React
    • Next.js
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Spring boot
    • Data Bricks
    • AWS cloud services (S3, EKS, ect)
  • Collaboratively build the front and back end components of the systems
  • Support the systems you build as part of our on call rotation
  • Be open to pair programming and continuously experimenting with ways of working to improve
  • Develop functionality with speed at high quality
  • Build products that delight our users and have empathy for the problems they are trying to solve

You Have

  • An interest in data and AI algorithms
  • 5 years of experience building mission critical systems as a full stack engineer.
  • A deep understanding of REST and HTTP and how to build robust APIs.
  • Understanding of distributed system design and experience building production grade distributed systems.
  • Understanding of producer/consumer design patterns and messaging frameworks like Kafka
  • Built software that runs in the cloud, such as AWS or Google cloud and understand cloud native design patterns.
  • Some experience with CI/CD pipelines and have opinions on what makes a good pipeline
  • Experience with production support and observability
  • A belief that quality is everyone’s responsibility and hold opinions on how to validate and harden software systems.
  • Have an ownership mindset. Our team members are expected to work through or around obstacles and drive a task to completion.

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet team members' individual needs. Check out the highlights below and review all our benefits at

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance plans and 6 free sessions each year with a licensed therapist to support your emotional wellbeing
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% company contribution to a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan each pay period, no match required
  • Employee discounts, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing and free access to financial counseling, education and tools
  • Maternity support programs, nursing benefits, and up to 14 weeks paid leave for birth parents and up to 4 weeks paid leave for non-birth parents


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.