• Scala Developer

    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    | US-IL-Chicago
  • Job Description




    SPR is a digital technology consultancy that develops elegant solutions to transform the way people do business. We’re 300+ strategists, developers, designers, architects, consultants, thinkers, and doers in Chicago. We work with 160 clients in 10 unique industries  everything from corporate finance and global logistics to local breweries and Chicago startups.


    We think about the end users and rigorously apply the latest technologies and frameworks to address our clients’ needs. We enable companies to do more with data, engage with other people, build disruptive solutions, and operate productively. To do this, we hire smart technologists and sharp business leaders who are excellent communicators and have an interest in working on multiple projects across industries.


    SPR offers a great environment for employees to learn, to build systems that make an impact, and to tackle exciting challenges. With our office’s “Maker Space”, you can explore your IoT side and develop fun projects with 3D printing and CNC machining. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, bonuses, generous vacation time, big fitness incentives, and medical/dental/vision insurance.


    By joining the SPR team, you’ll be using your brain, working hard and making an impact through your projects – and you’ll be rewarded for it. 



    As a Scala Developer at SPR, you must be passionate about working with cutting edge technologies, bring deep technical knowledge, have experience with distributed systems to drive technical design and be comfortable with implementing end-to-end solutions. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced software engineer excited to work on cloud scale software and has a proven track record of architecting and building software.


    • Language: Scala and Java
    • Frameworks: Akka, Play!, Slick, Reactive Mongo, or similar frameworks
    • Data Storage: Postgres, MongoDB


    • Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities in the face of ambiguity
    • Deep understanding of computing systems, software architecture, data structures and algorithms
    • Able to manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team
    • Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple projects, and rapidly changing priorities
    • Assists in the interview and integration processes 
    • Great attitude and commitment to get the job done 


    • 3+ years of professional experience
    • BA or BS, preferably in computer science, engineering or science / technology-based discipline

    If this sounds like the kind of challenge you would be up for every day, we would love to hear from you.



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