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Sr. Software Engineer

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join the KeepStock engineering team. KeepStock is Grainger's Inventory Management Solution for helping customers manage their inventory. We do this using IoT devices (~22,000 vending machines), cloud-based web tools, and analytics. This role will focus on the web-based tools that help customers and team members manage KeepStock. We’re looking for someone excited about front-end development ready to join a collaborative full-stack team.


You will report to an Engineering Manager and be based in Chicago, IL.


You Will :


  • Write code in in React/NextJS, Kotlin, and Node (and maybe even Svelte)
  • Deploy working software to production early and often using containerized deployments, infrastructure as code, pipeline as code, and feature flagging techniques
  • Use XP engineering practices like pair programming, TDD, and more to ensure we’re writing high-quality software in a sustainable way
  • Write automated tests using modern tools (e.g. jest, WDIO, pact).
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers
  • Collaborate with your Tech Lead, Engineering Manager, Product Manager, and UX to make sure requirements are clear and we’re taking the best technical approaches
  • Work in a collaborative team environment with a focus on continuous improvement and learning.


You Are:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Full Stack Engineer.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience deploying software to the public cloud (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Experience with front-end development with a component library (React preferred) and a strong understanding of modern JavaScript
  • Proficient in Node JS or other back-end languages (e.g. Java, Python, Kotlin)
  • Understanding of core browser and web technologies (e.g., HTML, SASS, CSS, JavaScript, Storage APIs, Cookies)
  • Understanding of HTML Semantics and Browser Accessibility




Familiarity with a Continuous Delivery environment.


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical, and social wellbeing programs


DE&I Statement

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.