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Senior Applications Developer

Chicago, IL 60601

Working for Equity Residential means being part of a community – employees and residents – striving to provide the best in apartment living, speaking boldly about new ideas for innovation, and inspiring creativity in the ways we live and work. Our portfolio of high-quality properties in urban growth markets – New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Denver – provides homes where people most want to live, work and play. We've got the best people in the business, and our experience shows in our dedication to our residents and in how much we value each other as colleagues. That’s why our employees say they are proud to work at Equity, a company that gives our residents a place where they can “Live Remarkably,” and offers a culture where our employees have the opportunity to make their mark.

We are currently seeking a creative, organized, and analytical Senior Applications Developer to join our IT team in our Chicago office. Under the direction of the Director, Application Development, you will be responsible for designing, creating, implementing, maintaining and supporting applications and interfaces for Equity Residential business needs. Working with key stakeholders both within our corporate office as well as on-site, this role will be accountable for maximizing productivity and information through technology.


Being a part of our IT Development Team means that each day will be unique, requiring an ability to prioritize, take initiative, and employ a diverse set of skills. Expect to be challenged with a variety of assignments, from writing modern, streamlined code to collaborating with your teammates and stakeholders to make a difference in the lives of our residents and employees.

  • Organized, Flexible, and Adaptable. You have a keen eye for detail and pride yourself on delivering quality work. You multitask well, re-prioritize accordingly, and meet deadlines consistently. You keep your cool during stressful situations, remain resilient, and quickly find solutions in order to meet the changing needs and priorities of the business.
  • A Collaborator and Trusted Team Player. You enjoy partnering with others —whether internal or external— and build constructive working relationships that foster cooperation in order to get work done and deliver great results. You are united with teammates and follow through on commitments.
  • Creative. You like thinking outside the box to come up with smart solutions to new challenges, and you embrace the opportunity to live in the gray.
  • A Strong Communicator. Your writing and speaking skills are clear and effective, helping you connect well with others. Through your past experience, you’ve also built skills that help you effectively persuade and gain the support of others.
  • Motivated. You invest extra energy to reach your goals.
  • Energetic and Positive. You are an outgoing, gregarious brand ambassador who motivates and excites others to elevate their performance.


  • Work collaboratively across EQR departments and functions to establish and update a strategic plan that maximizes value and enhances returns for every asset within the portfolio.
  • Participate in standups, code and design reviews.
  • Work closely with a team of web developers, business systems analysts and occasionally stakeholders to determine the best tech solution.
  • Share technical knowledge with peers to continue to grow as one team.
  • Build and maintain application projects using Visual Studio/Visual Studio Code with Github.
  • Contribute to the team's Architectural Diagrams and internal Wikis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related experience with 5 years of IT development experience required.
  • Strong understanding of software usability practices.
  • Experience using Windows Operating Systems, MS SQL and Reporting Services, Microsoft Development Tools, .Net Framework, Java Script, HTML5, CSS, MVC, XML are required.
  • Experience with MRI Software Application Suite, iOS and BizTalk is preferred but not essential. 
  • Ability to effectively and objectively communicate and work with internal and external customers, as well as strong organizational skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Must be comfortable working autonomously and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment with changing deadlines. 
  • Familiarity and previous experience with Microsoft Excel and Google Applications (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets) preferred.

We recognize everyone has different needs outside of work. That’s why, in addition to a competitive benefits package (apartment discount, medical, dental, and vision coverage, and paid time off), we offer many unique options to employees, like family-friendly programs (New Parent Leave, adoption benefits, and more) and paid time off for community service projects. To learn more, view our Total Wellbeing page here.

Benefits provided

 Health Insurance

 401k Match

 401k Retirement Plan

 Dental Insurance

 Short Term Disability

 Long Term Disability

 Personal Days

 Internal Training Programs

 Optical Insurance

 Bonus Programs

 Life Insurance

 Paid Vacations

 Stock Options

 Stock Grants

 Stock Purchase Plan

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