Senior Associate, Backend Engineer

$160,000 - $180,000 yearly
Job Category: Technology
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 128272
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LaSalle Network is seeking an experienced Sr. Backend Engineer for a top PE client in Chicago. This individual will play a key role in designing and deploying ETL pipelines to consume data from 3rd parties and building tools to monitor and troubleshoot data/performance issues. This position will require 3-4 days/week onsite in Downtown Chicago. 


Sr. Backend Engineer Responsibilities: 

  • Architect, develop and implement robust ETL and ELT workflows to ingest data from diverse third-party sources 

  • Create monitoring tools for data pipelines, conducting troubleshooting and resolving data quality and performance issues 

  • Collaborate closely with data scientists, analysts and stakeholders to comprehend data requirements and translate them into technical specifications 

  • Work alongside software and data engineers to contribute to the development of a high-value software product 

  • Partner with ML Engineers to deploy, monitor and maintain machine learning models in production environments 

  • Lead the integration of ML workflows with CI/CD pipelines, ensuring consistent model versioning, testing and deployment 

  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of software engineering by actively contributing ideas for improvement and automation 

Sr. Backend Engineer Requirements: 

  • Possess a minimum of 5 years of software development experience with a track record of significant contributions 

  • Demonstrate exceptional coding skills in Python 

  • Additional expertise in RESTFUL API design, particularly with Flask, Django, or FastAPI, is advantageous 

  • Experience with Scala and Spark or PySpark 

  • Proficiency in working with modern cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP 

  • Strong SQL skills and a working knowledge of various database types 

  • Background in ML Ops and experience with DevOps for CI/CD, IaC (Infrastructure as Code) 

  • Familiarity with modern ETL tools like Apache Beam, Kafka, Spark, or similar technologies 

  • Passion for software engineering, combined with a mission-driven, hard-working and collaborative mindset 

  • Bias for execution and delivery, emphasizing the importance of delivering reliable software consistently 

  • Ability to contribute to system design and the formulation of key technical assumptions, promoting solutions that align with existing infrastructure 

  • Resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability are valued traits, with a willingness to tackle tasks of varying scope 


If you're interested in this opportunity, please apply today. 


Thank you, 

Kelsey Gonzalez  

Team Lead  

LaSalle Network 

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.