System Engineer

Chicago, IL


Jiobit, which develops the next generation of location-based trackers, is seeking a recent university graduate who will be responsible for the support of the Customer Experience team while working alongside senior engineering team members. The responsibilities include diagnosing and evaluating difficult customer issues, performs critical quality assurance work, testing and automation, scripting (python preferred), database work, operational automation, documentation of critical tasks, data migration and analysis. The role is an hourly contract-to-hire position, with the possibility of full time employment after demonstrated excellence and success with high quality performance.

The Jiobit customer experience and software teams work directly with consumers to solve difficult problems, learn lessons quickly and roll out changes and fixes to the field in both quick iterations and after thorough testing.

About Jiobit

Jiobit is the first of its kind, always on, self-learning location aware system enabling the world’s smallest connected products. Per PC Mag: “For pure tracking... the Jiobit is the best product we've seen so far.”.Our first product is the world's smallest and longest lasting locator for kids. It notifies parents wherever their child is by using a combination of sensors, radios, machine learning and mesh networking. With offices in Chicago and Silicon Valley, the team is comprised of seasoned designers, marketers, and engineers ( with a history of building innovative consumer products and businesses and millions of products sold worldwide. The company has raised more than $6M after completion of the prestigious Techstars Accelerator Program.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Diagnosing and solving critical customer issues.
  • Analyzing and understanding data trends and addressing anomalies and issues found.
  • Implementing features leveraging TCP/IP stack and associated protocols.
  • Developing solutions using UART, I2C, SDIO and SPI interfaces
  • Optimizing power consumption
  • Working with wireless connectivity solutions (Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / Cellular)
  • Solving development challenges and taking on development tasks with minimal guidance - and learning new technologies to push the envelope for what’s possible
  • Suggesting alternative designs and providing a point of view to better the product

Why we want you:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (ECE) with GPA of 3.5+
  • Previous internship with practical hands-on software development experience
  • Firmware background with some experience with RTOS or embedded Linux
  • Driver exposure would be preferable
  • Familiarity and intermediate proficiency with scripting languages (Python, Unix Shell, etc.)
  • Ambitious, independent, creative, persistent and self-driven - demonstrated success and excellence in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new programming languages outside of coursework
  • Solid knowledge of the general CS fundamentals (algorithms, data structure, object orientation, etc)
  • High degree of proficiency with C software development and related toolchains
  • Competency with using version control tools (GitHub, etc.) for software deployment
  • Experience or coursework projects using UART, I2C, SDIO and SPI interfaces

Why you want to work with us:

We like people who take risks, big and small. At Jiobit, we’re motivated every day because we do meaningful work that solves real problems. We support one another in our current roles and career aspirations, encouraging each other to learn new skills and dive deeper into our expertise. We believe in you working the way you want to; if you have an idea, do it, we support you. We celebrate our successes (big and small) and make memories at bi-annually off-sites and team building events (kayaking, karaoke-ing, Cards Against Humanity-ing). And last but not least: Great benefits, flexible vacation policy, and the opportunity to build and influence our brand, portfolio, and culture from the ground up. That’s a risk worth taking. We are looking to hire a full-time employee for this position. However, all new team members start as a contractor during the onboarding process for the first few weeks before being converted to W2 employees based on performance. Equity will be offered at the initial start date.

Jiobit Benefits:

- Flexible work hours and location

- Company retreats every 6 months

Additional Benefits at W-2 Conversion:

- Unlimited PTO policy

- Paid Holidays

- Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance (including 50% contribution for dependents)

- STD/LTD offered

- Basic Life Insurance- 401(k)