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Staff Software Engineer (Remote)



Software Engineering
Remote · United States
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:
As a Staff Engineer at OpenGov, you'll build best-in-class SaaS solutions that enable efficiency, transparency, and accountability within government agencies. You'll be a key member of our engineering team, delivering new features and improvements in a fast-paced, agile environment using modern technologies, including ReactJS, TypeScript, GraphQL, Kafka, and NodeJS.
A typical day in this role would provide opportunities to optimize applications for speed and scalability and resolve various unique technical challenges. Strong collaboration skills with the product, UX, and platform engineers and the ability to execute quickly will enable your success.
Passion for good component design and solid application architecture comes naturally to you. We value natural self-starters who can communicate ideas effectively and contribute to OpenGov's culture. You love clean code, principles over dogma, and making the world a little better every day.
• Write robust, highly performant, well-crafted code
• Drive several project initiatives overseeing all technical aspects of the solution
• Partner with engineering leadership to define the technical strategy and roadmap
• Build key proofs-of-concept and prototypes to get the team on the right track
• Identify technical weaknesses and craft plans to address
• Deliver quality, scalable, and maintainable software to customers at an impressive pace
• Produce clear and detailed design and technical documentation
• Collaborate with other engineers on technical designs and champion best practices
• Provide technical guidance and mentor engineers
• Reduce complex designs and develop reusable and readable components and libraries
• Contribute to OpenGov’s Engineering culture of innovation, leading-edge technology adoption, and quality
• Tackle the most complex challenges facing the organization
Requirements and Preferred Experience:
• BA/BS in a computer-science-related discipline or equivalent professional experience
• 12+ years of professional experience in software design and development, preferably with a cloud-native technology stack and multi-tenant SaaS architecture
• 7+ years of professional experience delivering scalable, highly-available, highly-performant consumer-facing web applications
• 5+ years of professional experience with ReactJS, TypeScript, NodeJS
• 5+ years of professional experience with a modern cloud platform (AWS/Azure)
• 3+ years of professional experience with a modern search platform (Elastic/OpenSearch)
• 2+ years of professional experience with event-driven architecture and Kafka
• Expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining public-facing APIs
• Expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining microservices.
• Demonstrated experience designing, building, and delivering complete software solutions
• Deep understanding of build pipelines, version control tools, and upgrade strategies
• Proven ability to collaborate with product management, stakeholders, designers, and engineers
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.