Software Engineer - Return-to-Work Program

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Return-to-Work Program


reacHIRE is proud to partner with our client for a 6 month return-to-work program starting in Spring 2021 in the Boston area designed for Software Engineers returning to the workforce after a 2+ year career break. Please note candidates who have worked in part-time roles or have done independent contracting will be considered for this opportunity. It is a cohort-based model that allows individuals to re-enter the workforce in a supported way with a group of fellow returning professionals. We provide a one-week intensive onboarding specially designed to build the skills needed to successfully re-enter the workforce. This proven approach fosters camaraderie among colleagues, builds confidence and upgrades technology and professional skills that will be invaluable throughout this next phase of their career.

**Please note that these roles are anticipated at this time as we work out final details with our client, with more information forthcoming in the New Year!**


The Ad Tech Engineering team is responsible for building our client’s class leading, data centric technology platform that optimizes and powers all of their paid advertising. This platform touches hundreds of millions of consumers and drives billions of dollars in annual revenue. Their platforms allow our client to scale marketing efforts efficiently by automating key processes, interacting with ad vendors in real time and leveraging hundreds of terabytes of data and machine learning algorithms for optimization and effective decision making on millions of items in their catalog. The types of systems built by this team range from low latency REST APIs, to real time streaming systems to high performance large scale batch systems.

What You’ll Do

  • Take complex engineering problems, design appropriate solutions and deliver on them as requested
  • Work on a variety of technologies - from large batch processes using Airflow and Spark, to event based systems using Kafka, K8s and Storm/Flink to robust REST APIs
  • Work closely as needed with the Data Science team and develop good architectural patterns allowing us to deploy Machine Learning models quickly and flexibly
  • Design systems that can handle large volumes of data and provide robustness, resilience to failures and smart anomaly detection capabilities
  • Be a multiplier, helping the team become more productive and work toward implementing engineering best practices


What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years experience as a full stack, full lifecycle software engineer with a deep understanding of modern programming languages
  • Experience working with Data Science teams preferred and familiarity with Machine Learning concepts a big plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with engineers, product managers, and business stakeholders alike
  • Proficiency in designing robust, reliable systems at scale
  • Experience with data engineering at scale

About reacHIRE

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. Through customized programs tailored to a company's unique business needs and culture, reacHIRE carefully selects under-the-radar, top talent who voluntarily off-ramped and are ready to on-ramp back into their career. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. reacHIRE will provide 360 degree support along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of the way!


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