RedShelf is seeking a talented Mid to Senior-Level (3-5 years experience) Full Stack Software Engineer to join the RedShelf team. The current team is small (but ever-growing) so it’s a great position if you’re looking for a place where you can have a big impact. This position is located in Downtown Chicago, IL within walking distance of transportation hubs. 



Must Haves:

  • Django 
  • Redis 
  • Celery 
  • AWS 
  • Nginx


  • PostgreSQL 
  • MongoDB  
  • AMQP  
  • RabbitMQ 
  • ElasticSeaarch 
  • Git 
  • Ember.js or Backbone.js or Angular.js)
  • Ubuntu 
  • Puppet 
  • Fabric
  • VirtualBox
  • PyCharm


  • Agile Development
  • Server Maintenance
  • Database Maintenance
  • Distributed Processing 
  • Anything related to document processing or ingestion especially related to PDF’s and Epubs
  • NoSQL Database Experience
  • SQL Database Experience
  • HTML5 Web Sockets

About RedShelf

We are an ambitious team based in Chicago, focused on delivering eTextbooks more simply and affordably. Most of us at RedShelf were students not long ago and have experience with both paper and digital textbooks. This has allowed us to look critically at how software can be used to create eTextbooks that help students study, learn, and ultimately achieve their academic goals!We provide digital content from the world’s leading academic publishers, consumer trade publishers, self-publishers and a variety of other content creators. Our close partnerships with publishers and college bookstores have positioned RedShelf to bring affordable digital course materials to students and professors like you across the country.Our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) technology is accessible on any web-browser based device with no requirement to use a dedicated reader or download an application. With familiar tools such as bookmarking, highlighting, and note-taking, our eTextbook software allows students to study and learn like they would with paper. Our software also allows for digital advances, such as keyword search, dictionary look-up, and 24/7 access from nearly any device.

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