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Senior Developer

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Location: 3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL
Brand: Cooper's Hawk

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The IT Sr. Developer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining business critical custom applications. The team at Cooper’s Hawk makes use of multiple technologies to support our members, guests, and employees. These applications include customer facing web applications, internal business applications, and background processes that support critical business functions. The tech stack can vary and includes node.js, REACT, python, PHP and others. While expert level knowledge of them all is not required, any candidate should be willing to learn new things as needed. You will be supported by a great leadership team that can give you the tools to be successful. This role will work closely with IT and Business resources to understand requirements and deliver high quality solutions. This position will also be responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities, supporting production systems, as well as designing and testing standards and solutions. 

This position is based out of our Downers Grove, IL office, where we have a hybrid work environment.

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, Maintain, and Support custom-built applications and application integrations including our custom restaurant interface, enterprise rest APIs, billing processes, and other business automations.
  • Partner with business analyst and users to understand business requirements.
  • Collaborate with third party developers to deliver solutions in a rapid paced environment.
  • Develop thorough understanding of existing application stack, their business purpose, and technical architecture.
  • Collaborate with the team on CI/CD implementation and best practices.
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements.
  • Evaluate alternative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Respond to production support tickets in a professional and prompt manner, converting those that require code fixes into tasks in an AGILE backlog.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the performance and reliability of business-critical applications.
  • Ensure software and system are configured to meet business and technical requirements and meet best practices.
  • Develop and test existing custom code within the platform.
  • Document changes to the platform.
  • Document data interactions and flows between systems.
  • Ensure that solutions meet all legal, internal controls, and accounting standards.
  • Participate in special projects or perform other duties as required.

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience in information technology
  • Demonstrated high proficiency with API Services
  • Experience with some or all the following: node js, REACT, python, PHP
  • Experience with Github, Jenkins, and JIRA or similar with willingness to learn
  • Experience building and integrating with REST based services
  • Knowledge of multi-unit or restaurant terminology and business practices is a plus
  • BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology or equivalent desired. Applicable experience also considered.

Other Skills & Key Competencies:

  • Must represent Cooper's Hawk values
  • Desire to learn new technology as the technology roadmap evolves
  • Interpersonal skills that allow for effective collaboration with other IT teams and business users
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and organize work to meet deadlines and multiple requests
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change and handle ambiguity
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with differing knowledge levels and technical ability
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work effectively with cross functional groups and participate in problem solving process
  • Ability to work with leadership to reconcile competing demands between conflicting interests and priorities
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

What You’ll Get

  • Incredible Discounts:
    • Monthly Dining Allowance
    • 50% Dining and Carryout
    • 40% Retail Wine
    • 20% Retail and Private Events
  • Monthly Complimentary Wine Tasting for Two 
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Insurance plus Telemedicine and Wellness Program
  • Company Matching 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Savings Accounts- Health and Dependent Care
  • Health Savings Account 
  • Long-Term Disability; Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance (with option to purchase additional coverage)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Highly Competitive Pay plus Team Member Incentives & Rewards  
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Access to Team Member Relief Program
  • Employee Assistance Program, providing mental health, legal and financial counseling
  • "Everyday Benefits" Program to include insurance (pet, life, auto, home/property) and employee discounts on goods and services
  • Milestones Recognition Program
  • Complimentary Gym Membership in RSC Building
  • Hybrid Work Week (3 days in office, 2 days remote, depending on role)


Cooper’s Hawk reviews several factors when establishing compensation. Salaries and hourly wages appearing in a job posting may be published by third parties and may not reflect the salaries or hourly wages offered by Cooper’s Hawk.     

Cooper’s Hawk is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Cooper’s Hawk makes reasonable accommodations during all aspects of the employment process, including during the interview process.     

The information provided above indicates the general nature and level of work required of the position and is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities or qualifications. The Benefits list is only a highlight of some of the benefits offered to team members; eligibility for certain benefits apply.

About Us

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants was created with the inspiration of bringing the Napa Valley experience to all of America, by combining an elegant tasting room with a polished casual restaurant and scratch kitchen. Cooper's Hawk wines have won hundreds of awards and are the Official Wines of the Screen Actors Guild® Awards. We are built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge a COMMUNITY, and with the world's largest wine club membership, we are paving the way to democratizing the good life!