Chief Software Engineer

Company: Better Weekdays

General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Contact Information
  • Name: Kunal Parbadia
  • Phone: 540.316.0610
  • Email:
  • Address: Kunal Parbadia at, call him at 540-316-0610 if you have any questions.
  • Website:

Chief Software Engineer


Better Weekdays is a startup in heart of Chicago’s entrepreneurial community, 1871. Our small team is dynamic, hard-working, and committed to our vision of helping individuals make better career decisions and helping HR leaders hire quality talent at half the cost.

Better Weekdays’ platform leverages the power of Big Data to support our matching engine, MatchRank.  We’re looking for someone to play a critical role on the Better Weekdays technology team to lead all development efforts from back-end to front-end.  


You will be leveraging your skills and expertise to…

  • Develop a platform that matches job seekers with the most relevant opportunities leveraging big data and graph technologies

  • Ensure that the system is built to focus on hiring quality candidates at lower costs by developing optimized search and matching algorithms to present employers with the most relevant job seekers

  • Work with our front-end development team to build out the user experience for both the job seeker and employers

  • Integrate features and data feeds of various third-party applications through their APIs

  • Develop ATS integrations to connect with employers' current recruiting applications

  • Make core technology decisions after understanding the short term and long term business objectives


Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience developing, maintaining Web applications for large consumer and enterprise environments

  • Significant programming experience in PHP and large-scale database architecting experience, both for traditional relational databases (MySQL) and non-relational graph systems (Neo4J)

  • Experience with web server management (NGINX)

  • Front-end experience with HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript (Knockout.js), AJAX, and jQuery

  • Cloud server management experience with Amazon’s EC2

  • Experience working in a Linux environment

  • Experience with Git

  • Knowledge of Web 2.0 and cutting edge Open Source technologies


Developer Culture Qualities: 

  • Passion for helping people succeed in the making the best career decisions

  • Quick learning generalist with ability to adjust for changing business requirements

  • A strong work ethic, eagerness to learn, and capacity for growth

  • Think in frameworks and clean interfaces.

  • Zeal to ship, get the code out of the door, and willing to make pragmatic trade-offs

  • Contributor to open source community and proven ability to leverage open source tools

  • Ability to handle the stress of a startup in the customer discovery stage and enthusiastic about the opportunity



This is a full-time opportunity with competitive salary + equity.


How to Apply: Please contact Kunal Parbadia at with your resume if you are interested or call him at 540-316-0610 if you have any questions.