Sr. Web Developer - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)4.5 is the global leader in online obituaries, a top-50 website in the United States, and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month around the world. Founded in 1998, is honored to serve users by partnering with more than 1,500 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Europe. These partnerships provide easy ways for consumers to express condolences, share direct support for families, and celebrate the people who have touched their lives.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an amazing Senior Web Developer to join a fast-paced innovation team. You’ll work on experiences that create new businesses for one of the most respected brands in the country. You should be very familiar with the Node.js ecosystem and many of the emerging tools to build highly responsive and fast websites. Our ideal candidate has experience building data APIs for consumption by both internal and external customers. Experience building distributed systems in a service oriented architecture is also preferred. You will play an essential role in building an exciting new set of sites from the ground up.


Experience with front-end implementation in a Node.js architecture (Webpack, Babel, Express a plus)
Experience with React.js and data store solutions (Redux, Flux, etc.)
Understanding of HTML best practices and the DOM/CSS relationship
Experience with backend technologies to interface with databases, search engines and other repositories
Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms
Microservice architecture and API gateway experience is preferred
Experience with TDD/BDD a plus
Experience in reactive/responsive/fluid styling a plus
Experience designing scalable, high availability, high performance web sites a plus
Approach technical challenges with an open mind and desire to innovate
Communicative and clear under tight deadlines
Have strong personal organization and attention to detail while maintaining high level of code quality
Actively seek out new challenges on your own
Benefits offers a very generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package, including:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Life & Accident Insurance
Short and Long Term Disability
Paid Time Off
401k plan
Medical, Dependent Care, and Parking/Transit Flex Spending Plans
Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program
Casual dress
Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
Friendly, team-oriented, open environment