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Date: Sep 29, 2018

Location: BUFFALO GROVE, IL, US, 600894525

Company: ZORO

Company Description                                     

In the past seven years, Zoro has grown from a group of 6 people working out of a 2,000 square foot building, offering fewer than 100,000 products to a group of 200+ working out of a 60,000+ square foot building, offering more than 2mm+ unique products.


Job Description

We want to bridge the gap between software developers and traditional tech ops by building processes that support our infrastructure including data management, monitoring, and deployment. This role focuses on solutions that allow for scale to keep up with customer demand, showcase the most current products, and provide the best customer experience.

We are looking for someone that can work in the Scrum/Agile environment and bridge the gap between IT development and the business areas. You will be an integral part of defining our tool set, systems and processes. This role will provide the technical solutions to user stories and facilitate the tasks and approach needed to for the solution deployment. Frequent, clear, and concise communication to IT leaders and business leaders is a key aspect of this role.    

Daily tasks might include development stand ups, communicating with different teams including Pricing, Product, eCommerce, and Marketing, verifying continual integration and deployment are functioning as needed, and winning the ping pong championship!

Zoro US, has offices in Buffalo Grove and Downtown Chicago. This position can be based in Buffalo Grove or Downtown Chicago but the employee must be able to complete initial training in Buffalo Grove. 



  • Designs and implements web applications for internal and customer-facing applications. Spends a significant percentage of the workday writing code. Code should be well documented and follow department standards.
  • Participates in the full software development lifecycle including analysis, design, implementation, and testing.
  • Maintains existing websites and web applications.
  • Works with business partners (technical and non-technical) in the creation of requirements and issue resolution.
  • Creates and executes test cases. Ensures the systems meet the functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Stays on top of industry change and drives innovation.
  • Works in a fast-paced continual learning environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



At least 5-7 years of full-time professional experience in a dedicated software engineering role performing full stack development including application, API, testing, and automation experience.

Experience with the following:

Proficiency in Python and JavaScript.

Proficiency in open source web application frameworks (Django or Flask or etc.)

Database design and application security best practices

Software and system architecture

RDBMS (MySQL, Postgres) or NoSQL data stores (ElasticSearch, Cassandra, etc).

CSS frameworks (e.g. Sass or Less)

JavaScript frameworks (e.g.View.js or ReactJS – Vue.js is preferred)

Unit test frameworks (e.g. jasmine, etc.)

Developing RESTful APIs and API Gateway integration

Git or other version control software.

Enjoy working in an agile environment  (SCRUM or Kanban preferred)

Excellent communication skills with the ability to work directly with business


Preferred Qualifications

5+ years of full-time professional experience in a dedicated software engineering role performing full stack development including application, API, testing, and automation experience preferred

Degree in Math or Computer Science preferred

Graduate degree is a plus


Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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