Senior Software Engineer – Contractor in Chicago, Illinois, United States (# 1247)

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A growing global company. Endless career and development opportunities.

When you join Ritchie Bros., you’ll be part of a diverse, global team that’s focused on delivering great customer experiences. Our culture is centered around people and guided by our core values of Integrity, Unity and Vision. Learn more about our culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion at Candidate Portal.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about making a difference, we invite you to join our growing team. Whether you’re out in the field or back at your office, you’ll be helping us achieve our vision of becoming the trusted global marketplace for insights, services, and transaction solutions for commercial assets.

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer in US & Canada.


The Senior Software Engineer on Platform team will be a highly technical person with broad knowledge of application development that can own feature development through analysis, development, and execution for Customer Master Data Management solution. You’ll work in an agile, collaborative environment to understand requirements, design, code, and test applications, and support those applications for our highly valued customers. This requires a mix of technical acumen and team leadership skills to drive the delivery and execution of the features utilizing cloud technologies. This person must be creative, ask questions, and be comfortable challenging the status quo.       


In this role you’ll:

  • Work closely with product owners to understand business needs and conceptualize solutions to meet the needs.
  • Define activities, sequence of events, and dependencies required to complete the features.
  • Design the high-level architecture and collaborate with enterprise architects on design reviews and ensure it meets the required architecture and security standards. 
  • You are the key driver to deliver MDM features in collaboration with your dependent team. 
  • Participate in an on-call production support process.
  • Develop platform applications using Java, Springboot Microservices (Webflux implementation), AWS technologies, Kafka, Kubernetes, automated test cases, code coverage, performance testing  and deploy using automated CICD pipeline (CircleCI, Jenkins)
  • Provide input into feature estimation and prioritization.
  • Own key relationships both up and downstream of the platform teams to ensure delivery.
  • Actively support the RB Unreserved Commitment to Safety: to send everyone home, every day, the way they came to work, by taking personal responsibility for the safety and safety of your team, co-workers, and customers.



  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of IT experience, with at least 3 years as Senior Software engineer or a tech Lead role.
  • 10+ years of IT experience in analysis and design-related positions.
  • 5+ years of AWS or any Native Cloud Architecture experience
  • Results oriented and drive features from inception to production.
  • Hands-on experience with designing IT solutions including modeling, business requirements gathering/analysis, and systems analysis.
  • Ability to prepare specifications and reports, deliver oral presentations, and explain complex technical concepts in simple terms.
  • Experience in performing complex analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations.
  • Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies; web application design and integration experience.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with a willingness to take initiative and accountability for achieving results. Hands on programmer who can explore different technologies, perform proof of concept and help the development through the implementation.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to accurately analyze information, problem-solve, and make sound decisions.


Ritchie Bros. is an equal opportunity employer and ensures nondiscrimination in all activities in accordance with all applicable laws. This position is open to all qualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in the country in which this job is located. Candidate selection is made by Talent Acquisition. Only electronic applications can be accepted.

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Job Attributes

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Administrative Support



Salary Range

85 - 90


Chicago, Illinois, United States