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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive!
Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!
🌟 OpenGov is a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award winner and a Forbes America's Best Startup Employer. OpenGov is a high growth, late stage venture backed startup with investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, Cox Enterprises, and Emerson Collective. Our Board of Directors includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world). 🌟
Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!
Job Summary:
The Software Engineer I at OpenGov is primarily responsible for the development of an industry-leading, top-tier SaaS solution that enhances efficiency, transparency, and accountability within government agencies. This position is a vital component of our engineering team, tasked with delivering new platform capabilities, features, and enhancements within a fast-paced environment. Utilizing contemporary front-end technologies is crucial to advancing our mission of supporting essential community functions worldwide. The day-to-day duties in this role encompass collaborative teamwork, innovative problem-solving, and hands-on development. Success in this position is predicated on adept collaboration within the team and across functions, as well as the ability to swiftly acquire and apply new technologies.
• Architect and develop code for a system composed of robust microservices employing node.js, coupled with a contemporary React UI, serving a substantial user base exceeding 100,000 daily users across multiple customer communities
• Collaborate seamlessly within cross-functional Agile teams to conceptualize, design, implement, and test high-caliber platform features and capabilities
• Contribute to the entirety of the software development lifecycle, encompassing ideation, design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance
• Craft clean, maintainable, and efficient code, spanning both frontend and backend systems
• Execute iterative enhancements, delivering performant code to bring the product vision and roadmap to fruition
• Facilitate code reviews, testing, and the deployment of high-quality, sustainable code.
• Act as an integral part of a team responsible for the end-to-end product lifecycle, including close collaboration with Product, Design, and other stakeholders focused on customer success
• Play a pivotal role in nurturing OpenGov's Engineering culture, marked by innovation, the adoption of leading-edge technologies, and unwavering quality
• Contribute significantly to an ever-evolving team, continually seeking improved collaboration and delivery methods while elevating the standards of technical innovation and excellence
Requirements and Preferred Experience:
• A bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a computer-science-related discipline or equivalent professional experience is required.
• Familiarity with modern JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular, React, or Ember, is essential.
• Familiarity with backend frameworks and databases, such as Node.js and PostgreSQL, is preferred.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are indispensable.
• The ability to swiftly acquire proficiency in new software and technologies is a fundamental requirement.
• Experience working collaboratively within a team to tackle complex challenges under time constraints is advantageous.
What makes OpenGov unique
» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!
» Funding: Over $250 million, late stage venture backed startup, from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, Cox Enterprises, and Emerson Collective.
» Board of Directors: Includes iconic executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO), Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world), and Amy Pressman (co-founder, former president, and a current board member of Medallia).
» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.
» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!
» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.
» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.
Come join us and make a positive social impact!
OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.