Senior Software Engineer

Chicago, Illinois, USA Engineering Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

This job is responsible to provide expertise with the design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance and operation of software to meet the business requirements and support internal and external clients achieve their performance objectives.  

You will help us with:

  • Leads efforts to develop new systems, upgrades and updates to existing systems inclusive of requirements analysis, system design, implementation, testing and deployment. Executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing business needs and/or requirements.  
  • Analyzes large, complex systems to determine performance bottlenecks, missing functionality, application bugs and captures requirements in stories to improve overall efficiencies.  
  • Promotes a collaborative environment and adheres to established code system protocols, procedures and best practices to ensure the quality and integrity of code passes white board design review sessions.   
  • Facilitates activities that ensure the successful utilization of systems including developing documentation and test scripts.  
  • Mentors less senior developers to instill best practices and ensure quality of the work.  
  • Keeps up to date on relevant / upcoming technologies and methodologies towards continuous improvement of software design and procedures.   
  • Performs other duties as required.   

You will be a good fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science / Programming is required.  
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in software development, commercial software and methodologies is required. Broad exposure working on a variety of platforms is required.  
  • Strong aptitude to write well designed, testable and efficient code.  
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in software development, project management, software systems development working on a variety of platforms.  
  • In-depth understanding of modern software architecture and methodologies, including Agile (Scrum, XP) & incremental methods.  
  • Strong QA & Testing background including modern unit and TDD driven methods; experience with automated testing and Continuous Integration.  
  • In-depth knowledge of Java, search technologies, SOA, big data systems and distributed computing strongly desired  
  • Knowledge of React, Python, Groovy/Grails, ElasticSearch and MySql is highly desirable 
  • Software architecture, database management and familiarity with at least two operating systems similar to Windows 7 or higher and variants of Linux is required.  
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodology, tools and techniques is required.    
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with experience in object oriented analysis and design with the ability to identify, propose and implement changes and improvements.  
  • Expertise working within a dynamic, high volume / data environment.  
  • Provides technical guidance to cross-functional / platform application development teams.  
  • Advanced listening and verbal communication skills to understand client needs or problems and respond clearly and concisely. Consults on integration and conversion activities, experiences and considerations.  
  • Adaptable to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse technologies and techniques.  
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.  
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
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