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Senior Full Stack Engineer - Balihoo (Chicago)

Senior Full Stack Engineer - Balihoo (Chicago)

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Balihoo (an Engine Media solution) is a location-based advertising platform that helps national brands execute digital advertising locally via partners such as Google and Facebook. We are part of Engine Media, a media business born in the digital age within Engine Group, we bring the spirit of a start-up; nimble teams, creative thinkers and a culture always in beta. Yet we are anchored within a transformative global network powerhouse with over 2,000 employees, providing end to end marketing services for many of the world’s most valuable brands.


Engine Media is a media agency that is built on a strong technology foundation. We are continuously architecting proprietary solutions that provide powerful results to our clients, and coupling those technologies with an outstanding level of service and insights. 

We are committed to innovation, disruption and maintaining the spirit of a start-up with nimble teams, creative thinkers and a focus on a culture of collaboration.


As a Full Stack Developer, you will work on complex systems to design, develop, and deliver products and services as we operate in a world where 2 extra milliseconds of latency can make or break. If you have experience in the ad tech world, have a passion for bringing new concepts to life, and love using the latest open-source technologies, then join us.

We look for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment; those who love wearing many hats, are able to change direction quickly and show a passion for learning new technologies will thrive at Balihoo, an Engine Media solution. The ideal candidate will be able to work with a small, collaborative team of engineers, product managers, and designers and can prioritize, multi-task, and deliver cutting edge, clean code and solutions.


  • Collaborate with engineering and product teams to improve existing tools and services and implement new features into the platform
  • Work with data and API’s from client to multiple back-end services for analyzing and processing
  • Own the product stack and be able to support in the event of systems failure
  • Write clean, modular code that is scalable and secure.
  • Clearly document and communicate solutions
  • Stay current with the latest development best practices and apply your findings with the team


  • BA/BS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or similar.
  • 3+ years of experience using Node.JS or Object Oriented Python
  • Experience writing Javascript, Coffeescript, Angular, React, Python, PHP, SQL, Git, JSON, API's
  • Strong foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, databases, software design, network architecture, and DevOps.
  • Eager to learn new languages, frameworks and tools

Nice to have:

  • Experience using AWS, Github, ELK stack, Jira, Bamboo, Slack 
  • Experience in Adtech or Fintech is a plus 


Engine Media Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited paid time off
  • 401(k) employer contributions
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Entertainment and travel discounts
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Collaborative environment
  • Shiny new Macbook Air or Pro
  • Surround yourself with some of the smartest people in the industry