Braintree Hiring 150 Engineering, IT Staff in Chicago

Chicago SkylineInternet payment gateway Braintree plans to triple its staff in the next couple of years, which translates into about 150 jobs for engineers and others.

Its new downtown Chicago headquarters can accommodate 220 workers and the company says it plans to hire 40 people, ranging from product managers to software engineers, by the end of the year. The announcement follows closely on the heels of the unveiling of Motorola Mobility’s new downtown Chicago digs.

Braintree provides credit card payment processing and secure storage of credit card data for companies such as LivingSocial, Angry Birds maker Rovio and restaurant reservation service OpenTable.

CEO Bill Ready told the Chicago Tribune he’s looking for a range of engineers, from young graduates to professionals with 10 or more years of experience. More important than experience, though, are “great ability and high aptitude and a high willingness to dig in and learn.”

Among the positions it lists: a designer for websites, interfaces and apps; and software engineers who do agile development and perform their own testing. One of the perks: candidates get to choose their own job titles.

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  1. BY Jimmy Lozano says:

    —-”” CEO Bill Ready told the Chicago Tribune he’s looking for a range of engineers, from young graduates to professionals with 10 or more years of experience. More important than experience, though, are “great ability and high aptitude and a high willingness to dig in and learn.” “”—-

    I don’t know guys… but to me, this CEO (under the thoughts of this phrase described above) has VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS to operate this company.

    one or two, or HE KNOWS NOTHING about how hire a person to develop a job, or definitely HE IS MOCKING all Unemployment person to tell: I’ll hire you if you have this particular requirements to develop this fictional job; or vice versa, I’ll hire you if you have this fictional requirements to develop this particular job.

  2. BY Computer Science Grad says:

    The Tribune article I believe you are referring to, dated July 30, 2012 by reporter Wailin Wong, states it plans to triple its workforce in the next couple of years, but it does not say how many people they are going to hire right now. Are they going to hire 150 people now or over a 2 year period?

    I do not completely understand what Jimmy Lozano is trying to say, but the Chicago Tribune article states the firm was founded in 2007 by the business school graduate Bryan Johnson, that the company had 20 employees a year ago and it now has more than 60, and it also has 10 employees in Menlo Park, California as of this summer. He sounds like a business man to me. I cannot wait to be offered one of the 150 positions that are or will be available, hopefully in the next 30 days.

    I am sure the founder Bryan Johnson, the CEO Bill Ready, and other executives not mentioned will hire an individual(s) to search, filter through, and hire the engineers needed by the company. I hope the company continues to have positive growth in Chicago, Illinois. According to a Chicago Sun-Times article dated July 26, 2012 by staff reporter Emily Morris, the Chicago area unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in June, but was up from 8.6 percent in May. According to data released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security the unemployment rate was 10.9 percent a year ago.

    • BY Jimmy Lozano says:

      —-”” he’s looking for a range of engineers, from young graduates to professionals with 10 or more years of experience. “”—-

      persons who has engineering title (under what title of engineer, i don’t know) at least 11 years with title of engineering, that means persons who have more than (18+4+11) 33 years old has less probability to get this job.

      —-”” More important than experience, though, are “great ability and high aptitude and a high willingness to dig in and learn.” “”—-

      So… if the experience and thought ARE LESS important than ability-aptitude to dig and learn…
      To me, is like: experience and thought (engineering title) ARE LESS important than dig and learn (Student).

      To develop this work must have experience-thought PLUS dig-learn, average age 33 years old.
      Following my phrase above:
      the fictional job and fictional requirements are:
      workers must have engineering title PLUS students with 33 years old avg.

      In others words… They will have to HIRE “any one” they want, regardless of age or requirements to develop a job, under the thoughts and interests of the supervisors and CEO’s of the companies.
      No matter that the person has the ability and intelligence to do the job, is more important to “do what the boss says”.

      • BY Computer Science Grad says:

        Thanks Jimmy, I understand you better. I read the Chicago Tribune article after reading the article above and I hope the company is trying to say it will hire entry level as well as advanced level software engineers, website designers, and more. Chicago seems to be known mostly for its corrupt politicians, the mob, and gang violence. It would be nice if it could be known for something positive. Hopefully, supplying employment opportunities will decrease some of the madness.

        Most companies in Chicago will only hire someone with years of experience and exclude entry level. Hopefully, this company will join the few other companies of widening their range to include entry level software engineers, website designers, and more.

  3. BY Susan Hall says:

    BrainTree plans to add 40 people by the end of 2012 and 150 over the next couple of years.

  4. BY djmallow says:

    Does anyone know the link to there HR department to find out what available positions are open? Thanks so much!

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