Senior Software Engineer

Engineering Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

Key Responsibilities:
• Top level requirement decomposition and documentation supporting development new feature specifications
• Rapid prototyping activity which includes design/coding/testing to confirm the design/architecture
• Be the main developer on one or more of the many exciting projects such as Gogo Single Sign On platform, Gogo Airline Portal Hosting Infrastructure, etc. while working with System engineering and Leads throughout the company on the project.
• Write simple, clean & complete code employing to best coding practices and standards
• Troubleshooting issues from both networking and software perspectives
• Linux, Java, Python development experience necessary 
• Responsible for understanding software behavior, and navigate source code to debug in-development & production issues, and suggest effective fixes or product improvements to the development teams keeping timelines in mind
• Troubleshoot lab and field issues, and track that those fixes are provided
• Apply engineering knowledge, physical principles, mathematics, computer utilities, and technology in order to analyze system and component performances and failure modes
• Lead the technical team and mentor junior software developers

  • Job Description


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related technology – advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in the software development industry
  • Strong software development & testing (unit / functional / integration / load) skills
  • Expert at designing and implementing RESTful Webservices
  • Demonstrated use-case analysis, requirements analysis, design, production, integration, test and transition into operations.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, self-motivated and ability to work well in cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication skills including technical documentation, written reports and proposals, development and delivery of presentations and the ability to listen to and communicate effectively with internal as well as external teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work well autonomously
  • Comfortable working in Agile Environment

Technical competency:

  • Minimum 8 years proven software development experience in C, C++, Java and scripting languages
  • Java 8 backend skills and experience
  • Strong working experience with one or more programming languages such as C/C++, JAVA, Node.js, Go, Python
  • Experience developing in Linux environment
  • Experience working on virtualization and containers
  • Experience working on messaging platform in a microservices architecture
  • Ability to review software code with critical precision, and provide constructive improvement feedback
  • Understanding of IPv4 Routing, TCP, UDP and Application functionality and behavior.
  • Knowledge on Linux/Unix with experience in using iptables, QoS principles
  • Knowledge of multi-threaded programming
  • Working experience on websockets, microservices, JAX-RS, Spring Boot, DropWizard
  • Experience in developing utilities independently and rapidly
  • Understanding of WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n

Gogo’s worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse group of technologists, marketers, strategists, and any other function you can think of- all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning.

We connect the aviation industry and its travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared for a dynamic ride with people who are passionate about what they’re building. 

Gogo is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.  The EEO is the law and is available here.


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