Full Stack Application Developer

Highland · Chicago, Illinois
Department Highland
Employment Type Full Time Team Member
Minimum Experience Experienced

Date: January 4, 2021

Work Location: Chicago, IL

Practice Area: Build

Reports To: Build Practice Lead

At Highland, we create powerful, engaging digital and physical experiences for our clients. We are focused on creating experiences that promote human flourishing and make the world a better place to live in. We often refer to what we design as “Experiences that Matter”. Some of our clients ask us to help them improve their existing experiences and others bring us inspired ideas about an entirely new thing they want to bring into the world. We partner with our clients at every stage in that journey – from early stage, generative research all the way to new product launch.

Education and Experience Requirements

•5+ years of proven experience.

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively with clients.

•Laravel & PHP required.

•Experience with other server-side languages such as Python and Ruby welcome.

•Web application systems architecture & design.

•API development.

•Experience with server configuration and automated deployments.

•Advanced layout and design techniques, W3C standards compliance, application of frameworks such as Tailwind.

•Knowledge in MVVM and client-side frameworks such as Livewire, Vue, and React.

•Experience with responsive UI and mobile-first websites.

Key Responsibilities and Dispositions

All Highlander’s embody the Highland Core Values:

People First: What we make and how we work should make it a little bit better to be alive: for us, our clients, and their customers.

Be Curious: The big picture is everyone's responsibility. There is always more to learn. We are generous in teaching what we know.

Be Open: We respond to problems with solutions, not blame. Vulnerability, while risky, leads to trust and understanding. We're accountable to our clients and to each other. Even when things aren't going well.

Give a Damn: Our client's goals are our goals. We do work we can be proud of. Quality is non-negotiable.

 In addition to exhibiting our core values, these traits are required for the job:

Observant: Able to discern subtle trends and patterns.

Articulate: Able to communicate complex ideas clearly.

Strategic: Able to ensure that all tasks and activities are providing real business value in alignment with business goals.

Organized: Able to meet deadlines and inspire confidence in our clients by being thoroughly prepared for every interview and meeting, Strong attention to detail.

Flexible: Able to respond and solve problems quickly when things go wrong.

Consultative: We humbly provide guidance, wisdom, and leadership for our clients. We aren’t order-takers.

Skilled: In Research, Experience Design, Product Strategy, and Digital Strategy.

Creative: Able to apply human-centered design principles and methodologies to complex customer problems.

Energetic: Able to keep pace with our clients and stay focused on goals.

Thoughtful: Able to demonstrate a genuine concern for the well-being of other people you interact with.

Collaborative: Disposed to check in with others frequently and willing to listen and learn from others.

Focused: Able to keep attention focused on project goals for extended periods of time.

Physical Requirements

•The ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

•Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards

•Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

•Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Highland is committed to creating a just, equitable workplace, and is actively seeking candidates who can bring the value of diverse lived experiences to this position. We look for candidates who have a high level of demonstrated comfort with cultural competency; women, people of color, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.


Full-time salary and benefits based on current market value.

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time Team Member
  • Minimum Experience