Startup Front-End Architect / Engineer



  • Identify trade-offs between performance, maintainability, and scalability in architectures
  • Ensure quality code through Unit and Integration testing
  • Rapidly iterate on features and functionality
  • Keep up to date on the latest technologies and research plausible alternatives as needed
  • Own our Node.js code base and produce pixel perfect interfaces matching our detailed design specs

Apply if you are:

  • Team-Oriented: Experienced working with back-end developers, front-end developers, product managers, and designers
  • Passionate: Love to learn new technologies and architect unique software solutions which our customers will love to use
  • Fast Paced: Thrive in fast paced environments, and strive to make a significant impact
  • Flexible: Possess many hats, and love to wear them all
  • Awesome: You have good taste (beer, coffee, music to name a few) think you can beat us on our game set-up: get the high score in Donkey Kong, win a game of bags, or hit a couple bullseyes in darts

What our Engineering Team uses:

  • Macbook Pros or Linux workstations, 30” monitors, keyboard/mouse of your choice.
  • Windows Server 2012, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • AWS, Chef, TeamCity
  • git, gitolite
  • Visual Studio, IntelliJ, vi (use whatever editor makes you most productive)
  • C#, SQL Server 2012, Thrift
  • React.js, Node.js
  • Elasticsearch

Why you should work for us:

  • Our founder, Pat Ryan Jr., has started 2 other successful companies, MAX Digital, which was named the #1 fastest-growing software company in the US by Inc. Magazine’s 2014 Inc. 500 rankings – the highest ranking ever by a Chicago company.
  • We are incubated within INCISENT Labs and have  significant seed funding.
  • Our unique financial position allows us to stay focused on creating a great product while enjoying corporate benefits and perks, without the distractions of raising capital.
  • We host a monthly event at 1871, called Chicago Founder Stories, where Pat interviews great founders such as Jason Fried from 37 Signals and the Founders of Braintree, GrubHub, SIRI and OpenTable.
  • Elite team of nine  – get in at the ground level!


  • Competitive salary and potential for equity
  • Medical and Dental insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Perks:
    • dinner and a cab home on late nights
    • snacks galore
    • working with a great team on a great product

To apply:   

Please send your resume  and any questions to

More Info

Project Selfridge: Site –, Twitter – @incisentlabs

Pat Ryan: Blog –, Twitter – @PatRyanChicago

Contact:         Alex Lumley,