Careers at STA Group

STA is a great place to work! Those who join us will work with highly intelligent and competent colleagues – the kind of people who are fun to work with and with whom they will likely develop personal friendships. Team members are continually learning from one another, building their own and the firm’s knowledge base.

STA Group staff members share the excitement of helping to build a rapidly growing company in an environment where each person can see how his or her individual efforts make a difference. Our career opportunities usually develop in three areas:

Java Developer

Position Description

Full time position. US Citizen or Green Card Required. STA Group, LLC (www.stagrp.com) is an established, trusted name in business, technology and digital strategy consulting. Based in Chicago, STA provides industry-leading results with particular expertise to leaders in the Insurance, Healthcare and Financial Services. STA Group is a leader in successful end-to-end business and technology transformations using reusable frameworks and processes to improve the alignment of corporate objectives, drive cost reduction and deliver compelling customer experiences.

We are looking for a Java Developer to join our current team in Chicago, working with STA Group’s Tidal Workload Automation product team on development, maintenance, defect fixing, and engineering of systems.

Requirements and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science / technology required
  • Technical experience with Java, Spring, Eclipse, Jira, Subversion
  • Experience utilizing Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
  • Experience from compile to debug full cycle within one of the IDEs
  • Understanding of design patterns
  • Proficiency in object oriented programming
  • Knowledge and understanding of environments, back end systems
  • Strong coding and documentation skills
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Resourcefulness, efficiency, and a strong sense of ownership
  • Initiative and communication

 


UX Designer/Architect

Position Description

Full time position. US Citizen or Green Card required. STA Group, LLC (www.stagrp.com) is an established, trusted name in business, technology and digital strategy consulting. STA Group is a leader in successful end-to-end business and technology transformations using reusable frameworks and processes to improve the alignment of corporate objectives, drive cost reduction and deliver compelling customer experiences.

We are looking for a UX Designer and Architect to join our current team in Chicago, working with STA Group’s internal product teams: Tidal Workload Automation, ExtendedCare Solutions and Instant Connect.

This person will need to have deep experience (5+ years) with Fortune 500 accounts, responsive design techniques and presentation skills.  Familiarity with numerous device specifications is a huge plus.  STA employs highly motivated self-starters capable of taking the ball and running with it across the board.  We need people with excellent communications and leadership experience.  Candidates need to be able to function effectively in a highly dynamic, fluid, fast-paced environment.  However, these candidates need to be highly disciplined designers who produce thorough, well thought out deliverables of the highest quality and caliber.  The ideal candidate has hands-on experience with utility back-end tooling UX work, Enterprise Platform UX, Software UX, and native mobile application UX. Responsibilities include conducting & analyzing UX research, personas & scenarios building, UX Documentation, identifying use cases, troubleshooting.

Desired Tools Experience:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Axure
  • Sketch
  • OmniGraffle
  • Visio
  • Balsamiq

 


HR Generalist

Position Description

Full time position. The HR Generalist will be responsible for human resources activities including payroll, benefits administration, enrollment, change events for employees, new hire onboarding and termination processes, and employee relations.  This person will also audit eligibility files and carrier/vendor invoices to ensure consistency across platforms for HR, payroll, and benefits.

Requirements and Competencies

  • 5+ years experience in a human resources role
  • Background in business administration or human resources
  • Strong experience with ADP Workforce Now solution, HRIS, Payroll, Recruiting, and Reporting
  • Experience with benefits systems platforms (e.g., insurance carrier enrollments)
  • Strong attention to detail – organized and efficient
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and drive employee relations
  • Conflict resolution; human resources investigations
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience interacting with SHRM; PHR certification preferred

 


Administrative Assistant

Position Description

Full time position. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for our company’s administrative needs including meeting scheduling, managing the needs of executives and other associates, scheduling travel, building or updating documents, office reception and management, and being the primary go-to person for the organization at the office.

Requirements and Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience in an administrative rol
  • Demonstrated ability assist and interact with C-level Executives
  • High level of professionalism
  • Experience in meeting coordination and scheduling, travel booking and research
  • Strong attention to detail – organized and efficient
  • Expertise in Microsoft products, including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Develops rapport and relationships, authoritative and trusted
  • Demonstrates ownership and accountability
  • Approachable and flexible
  • Has strong initiative, learning agility, and self-motivation
  • Able to “function in the gray,” and make executive decisions based on experience
  • Detail-oriented, but also able to view the bigger picture
  • Able to handle multiple projects, and to report the current status at a moment’s notice
  • Asks and answers questions thoughtfully and honestly; provides solutions
  • Problem-solver, thrives in being a go-to person
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 


Senior Software Engineer (Instant Connect team)

Position Description

The Senior Software Engineer will work with a team of Developers who will be responsible for:

  • Design, development, and maintenance of next generation cloud-based VoIP software application
  • Maintaining and supporting legacy 3-tier web application and web services, and migration to the next generation cloud App
  • Guiding, leading and mentoring offshore team members
  • Creating detailed design specifications
  • Research and innovation to find solutions to challenging technical problems
  • Participating in Agile SCRUM methodology
  • Working in an engineering culture that is customer focused
  • Implementing highly scalable and reliable systems for millions of devices and users
  • Designing for extensible and scalable multi-threaded solutions, optimizing for resource utilization, performance, and supportability
  • Coding, testing, and optimizing designs across the system, subsystems and micro-services
  • Refactoring legacy code to simplify the system and create highly supportable / maintainable code
  • Working with customer support to troubleshoot and resolve product and platform issues

Requirements and Competencies

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least 8 years of industry experience building highly scalable systems
  • Strong Java fundamentals
  • Familiarity with both legacy UI frameworks such as Apache Struts, and modern UI frameworks such as Node.js.
  • Experience with SIP and JTAPI protocols and familiarity with Cisco Unified Call Manager (CUCM) and Call Center (UCCX)
  • Experience with both legacy relational databases (e.g. Informix) and modern NoSQL databases (e.g. Cassandra)
  • Experience with messaging protocols and frameworks, such as XMPP, ejabberd, Kafka, MQTT
  • Sound expertise in Linux, BASH scripting, debugging and troubleshooting
  • Sound understanding of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, SSL, REST
  • Experience with packet sniffing tools such as Wireshark and tcpdump
  • Experience developing and maintaining consistent and usable RESTful APIs
  • Experience implementing services on top of cloud infrastructures, such as AWS
  • Experience with containerization technologies and Kubernetes are pluses
  • Have built distributed systems that are redundant and high-available(HA) at scale
  • Very good understanding of both SQL and NoSQL implementations
  • Be able to design, code, test and document
  • Able to act as an independent technical lead on complex projects collaborating well with the team
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, good work ethics, high sense of team-work, love to produce quality work and commitment to finish tasks
  • Self-starter who loves to find creative solutions to challenging problems

 


An Insurance Benefits Plan paid 100% by Employer for all Employees

BENEFIT SNAPSHOT

  • Professional Benefits Administrators (PBA), utilizing the Cigna provider network
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) – Employer pays 90% of your deductible via contribution into HSA
  • Interactive Health Wellness Program, with participation incentive (additional contribution into HSA)
  • 24/7 Teladoc Program, consult a doctor 24/7 for convenience
  • PBA Dental Plan
  • EyeMed Vision
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • $100/month cell phone allowance
  • 401k after 6 months of employment
  • Plus some great benefits for training and additional learning & development!

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY PLANS (available on pre-tax basis)

  • Pre-tax Transit Benefit Contribution for CTA, Metra, and Local Parking Garages
  • Additional Life Insurance
  • Disability Life Insurance
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