Aeris Communication

  • Senior Software Architect

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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  • The "Internet of Things" (IoT) is expected to grow to $19 trillion over the next 10 years as 50 billion devices are brought online. Aeris is at the forefront of this industry, building networks and applications to enable Fortune 500 clients like Chrysler, Honda and Bosch fundamentally improve their businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Chicago, London, Delhi, and Tokyo as well as other markets.  We rank among the top ten cellular providers for the IoT globally, powering critical projects across energy, transportation, retail, healthcare and more.


    Our company is in an enviable spot. We’re profitable, and both our bottom line and our global reach are growing rapidly. We’re playing in an exploding market where technology evolves daily and new IoT solutions and platforms are being created at a fast-pace.  Our environment is perfect for those who want to focus on designing, developing, and implementing new SaaS, PaaS (Platform as a Service), and TaaS products for our customers around the world. 


    Our development teams collectively have over 100 patents, offering our employees access to some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, providing continuous growth opportunities– in an environment that values innovation, autonomy and integrity.


    A few things to know about us:

    • We do things differently. As a pioneer in an industry poised to reshape every sector of the global economy innovation is the key to our success and it’s reflected in everything we do: from product design to corporate wellness.
    • Customer first. Everything we do is focused on making our customers successful.
    • We are owners. Strong managers enable their teams to figure out how to solve problems. You will be no exception, and will have the ownership and autonomy needed to be truly creative.
    • Integrity is essential. We believe in doing things well – and doing them right. Integrity is a core value here: you’ll see it embodied in our staff, our management approach and growing social impact work (we have a VP devoted to it).
    • We walk the walk on diversity. We’re a brilliant and eclectic mix of ethnicities, religions, industry experiences, sexual orientations, generations and more – and that’s by design. We see diverse perspectives as a core competitive advantage.

    As a result of our success in this new and exciting space, Aeris’ Connectivity Solutions footprint and roadmap is expanding and we are seeking a Senior Software Architect to focus on leading the research, design, and implementation of our IoT platform solutions. This new position will play an important role in our overall solutions R&D team. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is eager to roll up their sleeves and to make measurable contributions in shaping the IoT PaaS solutions space as well as the future of the company. Be a part of a team of innovators in the IoT space and a company that is profitable and growing rapidly.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • You will translate functional business requirements into highly scalable and high performance architectures and software designs incorporating the latest innovations in Java and other cutting edge technologies
    • You will be one of our dynamic thought leaders, strategists, and researchers
      • Researching software technologies for the solutions group to leverage
      • Developing prototypes and PoCs
      • Defining and reviewing technical specifications
      • Evangelizing software development best practices
    • You will help lead the development efforts as we expand our core solutions
      • Review and provide technical guidance to engineers
    • You will lead and track sprints and update backlogs
    • Work in Agile approach

    What we look for in you:


    • You have your BSCS / EE (MSCS / EE Preferred) with 7+ years’ experience architecting and writing large scale software and systems
    • You enjoy being hands-on throughout the SDLC and love to dive-in and touch code
    • You are an expert in software communication protocols like: HTTP(S), REST, Web Services, PUB/SUB, JMS
      • Expert knowledge of solutions involving mobile, server preferably on the cloud, and embedded devices (desired)
      • Solid experience / knowledge on backend technologies including relational and non-relational databases, memory caching, queuing, application frameworks (primarily Java), cloud deployment and services
    • You're experienced in architecting scalable, high available, geo redundant cloud services (preferably using micro-service architecture)
    • You have a good understanding of security concepts, preferably past experience implementing security concepts (beyond the standard SSL)
    • You have experience working directly with customers on solutions – must have excellent communication skills and able to present high level information to business people as well as to low level to engineers


    Great Pluses:

    • You have experience working with or in the fleet/asset management industry (or alternatively IoT)
    • You have experience with IoT Cloud Platforms (AWS IoT, ThingWorx, IBM BlueMix)
    • You are experienced with embedded systems and familiarity memory, CPU and power constraints
      • Hands on experience with Embedded Linux stacks
    • Communication protocol skill(s) (e.g. MQTT)
    • You have some DevOps experience (scripting, networking, tools, deployment etc.)
    • Knowledge of wireless architectures (e.g. Wi-Fi and LTE)
    • You have proficient experience with C, C++, JavaScript, CSS, Node.js and other languages
    • You are familiar with JavaScript development frameworks (React, Angular)
    • You have an existing patent portfolio



    Benefits take effect immediately at start of employment. We offer a wide variety of health insurance plans including Kaiser HMO, Aetna PPO & HMO, Blue Shield (CA) PPO & HMO, and Tufts Freedom PPO & HMO. We offer dental plan options from Aetna, Guardian, Metlife, and Delta Dental, and vision coverage options through Aetna and VSP, as well as other important benefits!



    Aeris is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.




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