Custom Application Development Innovator

About Aptitive

Aptitive is a Chicago-based data consulting firm with solutions focusing on the management, design, and development of data-centric projects. Our expertise crosses a variety of technology stacks but focuses on the core development of data warehouses and business intelligence platforms, data integration solutions, reporting and dashboard capabilities, and application database architecture. 

Aptitive is derived from the words ‘Aptitude’ and ‘Innovative’. At Aptitive, we believe that by hiring talented people and working with our clients to provide creative and innovative solutions we can empower their success through technology. We are an IT professional services and consulting firm that delivers business process and technology solutions to help our clients solve business challenges. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our clients.  Our mission is to develop and deploy world-class talent and provide innovative solutions to our clients. Aptitive at-a-glance:

  • We believe in a work / life balance by delivering a fast-paced and experience-building consulting career with a flexible work environment 
  • Focused on growing our employees into world-class talent through training and mentoring
  • Excellent benefits – competitive salary, company paid premiums (medical, dental, vision, life), perks / vendor discount programs, Open PTO Policy, Short-term disability coverage, 401k with 4% matching from day one, plus much more
  • Flexible work schedules
  • 20 days paid sabbatical after 5 years
  • Focused on the Chicago market, with limited to zero travel required outside of the Greater Chicago area

A strong predictor of success for an Aptitive Consultant will be your ability:

  • To pick up new technologies quickly
  • To successfully participate on projects using both Agile and waterfall project methodologies
  • To build intellectual capital, share expertise and knowledge with others
  • To work on small teams
  • To be motivated by a sense of ownership and responsibility to Aptitive and our clients
  • The ideal candidate will be passionate about solving problems, always looking for breakthrough ideas, able to work on teams, and have an interest in helping others within our company and the community. A passion for technology and an interest in remaining hands-on are vital for success in this role

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • 4+ years of consulting or related experience
  • Experience as a team lead or senior developer
  • Experience working with clients or customers
  • Experience in one or more of the following technologies:
    • Application Development:
      • Providing and consuming web services:  REST and SOAP
      • Developing high volume/transaction applications
      • Multi-Tier applications
    • Application Development Languages and Frameworks
      • Frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, .NET Entity Framework, NHibernate
      • Development languages such as .ASP .NET, C#, Java, Python
      • Front end development: HTML, Javascript, jQuery, CSS
    • Testing Tools and Frameworks
      • Junit Testing Framework
      • Load Testing tools: Locust, Selenium, JMeter
    • Change Management and Deployment
      • Experience with build tools such as TFS or Bamboo
      • Setting up and use of change management tools such as TFS, GIT, SVN, CVS
      • Experience with web and application servers such as Apache, JBoss, WebSphere and Tomcat
    • Database Management Systems
      • SQL Server
      • Oracle
  • Experience with all phases of the SDLC
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents written in English, with good communication skills on email and phone conferences
  • Ability to share knowledge and expertise with other Aptitive software innovators and architects
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science or Comparable major
  • Aptitive will not sponsor visas for this position. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis.


The Aptitive Opportunity:

As an Aptitive Consultant, you will work on small project teams to deliver solutions to our customers:

  • On IT strategy or process projects, you will be a member of a team with more senior Aptitive consultants. You will work with many technologies and work as an IT visionary for the client
  • On most of your projects you will work directly with our clients:
    • To understand and document their business and technology requirements
    • To design, code and test technology solutions
  • On some projects, you may be a team lead for one or more consultants
  • You will be involved in building Aptitive by participating in intellectual capital development, training, recruiting, and business development
  • You will work mostly with local clients as a part of our geographic model, minimizing travel requirements
  • You will work alongside some of the sharpest developers to improve your technical and consulting skills

This is an exciting opportunity to help build our fast growing Chicago consulting company, your career, as well as the careers of others.

No Third Parties please