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Cloud Application Developer
Illinois Rocstar
Champaign, Illinois, United States of America

Job Title

Cloud Application Developer

Job Description

Illinois Rocstar has an immediate opening for a Cloud Application Developer in Champaign, Illinois. A firm understanding of web application programming and the use and configuration of cloud services is necessary for this position. Located in Champaign, IL, Illinois Rocstar develops and implements modeling and simulation (M&S) tools for industry, science, defense, and security. This full-time position will focus on expanding a scientific cloud-computing site on AWS. The position leans toward back-end skills but you would have opportunity to work throughout the system.

Experience with commercial web development is highly desired. As part of our team, you will be tasked with developing web-based software, for the most part using Python, AWS technologies, and libraries such as Flask. Strong writing and communication skills are very highly desired.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume/CV. We also ask for a programming sample in your strongest programming language.


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please



  • Strong knowledge of the use of a cloud provider service (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Strong Python programming abilities
  • Strong Linux code development experience
  • Knowledge of container technologies such as Docker
  • BS in computer science with 3+ years of relevant experience or equivalent
  • Willing to live in/relocate to the Champaign, Illinois area (remote work is NOT possible)
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident required
  • Strong communication/writing/presentation skills

Desirable skills

  • Cloud platform certification
  • Strong knowledge of security, VPC, networking
  • Professional use of Flask and/or SQLAlchemy
  • Deep understanding of REST architecture
  • Familiarity/proficiency with JavaScript and React
  • Web software architecture and design
  • Familiarity with databases; SQL or noSQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB)

About the Company


Illinois Rocstar focuses on scientific software development, web-and cloud-based distribution, and provision of engineering services. The breadth of current projects includes modeling and simulation for the US DoD agencies, chemical and materials modeling, advanced mesh generation for the Department of Energy, nuclear power plant simulation, land/air/sea M&S applications, and many more. We are a small, but well-established company with an ambitious and dynamic staff. Your work at Illinois Rocstar will influence the direction of the company – and your opinions will matter.


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Relocation support: financial and practical (housing, school, day care search, etc)
  • 401k matching
  • Subsidized health insurance, dental and vision plus life and disability
  • Flexible working hours, vacation policy
  • 17 days of PTO + 9 public holidays
  • Opportunities to attend tech conferences
  • Work with cutting-edge tech stack and learn the latest technology on the job
  • Agile development and product ownership
  • Be part of a small and dynamic company where you get to have a say in the company
  • Work with a team of talented people who genuinely care about what they do and the standard of their work

Contact Info

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