Back End Software Engineer

  • Chicago, IL
  • Full-time

Company Description

Passionate, curious, creative? Our employees have helped to create popular and engaging online products and destinations that attract over 150 million unique visitors each month globally. As a result, AOL is a leading global web services company with a substantial worldwide audience, a suite of powerful web brands and industry leading products, and one of the largest advertising networks in the United States. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, focused, and truly excited about our mission: to inform, entertain, and connect the world.

Job Description

AOL is looking to augment our media sales engineering team with a talented back end developer who will be working on rebuilding key sales and operations tools that our internal teams use on a daily basis. This is a high visibility role that will directly impact all of our sales, account management, and operations teams.


  • Collaborate with other team members to create and implement APIs and back-end services

  • Maintain and make use of re-usable components

  • Ability to implement code to improve overall responsiveness and performance of the application

  • Participate in meetings and discussions to facilitate team workflow

  • Assist in the development of standards, methodologies and repeatable processes for delivery of services and code


  • Deep understanding of Java and other supporting back-end technologies

  • Experience with a various Java frameworks

  • Understanding of REST APIs, OOP, and related best practices

  • Extensive knowledge of architecture and design patterns and anti-patterns

  • Knowledge of asynchronous systems and message queues

  • Understanding of relational and non-relational databases

  • Knowledge of agile programming and project management

  • Understanding of OS fundamentals, command line tools, and basic shell scripting

  • Experience with SVN, ANT, GIT and or general configuration management methodologies

  • Deliver results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment that requires ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without compromising quality

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

We Offer

  • Great learning experience and hands-on training in a fun, collaborative environment

  • Opportunity for growth

  • Competitive salary

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.