Senior Software Engineer Full Stack with Back End (remote) at Ad Hoc (Des Moines, IA)
This is a fully remote position.
Work on things that matter
Ad Hoc is a digital services company that helps the federal government better serve people. Our teams use modern, agile methods to design and engineer government systems that connect Veterans with services, bring affordable health care to millions of people, and support important programs like Head Start. And as we work to make critical government services intuitive, accessible, and human-centered, we’re also changing how the government thinks about and uses technology. If you thrive on change, want to help close the gap between consumer expectations and government services, and can see the possibilities in ambiguity, then we want you here with us.
What matters most
Ad Hoc operates according to our commitment to inclusivity, acceptance, accountability, and humility. We aren’t heroes. We believe in missions larger than our individual selves and leave our egos at the door, learn from our mistakes, and iterate in order to better serve the people in our country. We prioritize building teams that represent the diversity of the people our government serves. We love the challenge of government-size projects. We want to bring skills to federal agencies, help them better meet the needs of their users, and close the gap between consumer expectations and government.
Built for a remote life
Ad Hoc is remote-first and remote-always. We’ve designed our culture, communications, and tools to support a nationwide distributed team since the beginning. Being remote by design allows Ad Hoc to be thoughtful and intentional about creating diverse teams and supporting them with a work environment that fits their lives. With a generous PTO policy and Slack channels for every interest (from bird watching to space nerds to parenting) our culture embraces the things happening in your life. Maybe you need to adjust your schedule to care for your family or take a bike ride. At Ad Hoc, that’s embraced.
Our ideal Full Stack Software Engineer is equally comfortable with frontend and backend development. On the front end, they write accessible, maintainable, and performant code. They also know how to build large-scale production systems on the back end with well-structured, tested, and secure code, with little feedback or guidance. They’ve designed and implemented reliable and maintainable APIs, and they know how to integrate APIs in accessible, performant, and maintainable frontend code using frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue.js.
As an Ad Hoc Full Stack Software Engineer, you’ll be:
- Shipping software that impacts the lives of millions of people
- Using modern programming languages and frameworks to build scalable services that gracefully integrate with legacy systems
- Building and working with APIs to support both the digital services we deliver as well as third-party usage
- Using unit and integration testing to ensure systems work as intended
- Helping us continuously, iteratively improve
- Experience with backend languages like Node.js, Ruby, Python, Java, or Go.
- Experience managing Cloud infrastructure (AWS or GCP)
- Experience implementing REST APIs
- Experience with OAuth and OpenID Connect
- Familiarity with Jenkins, Google cloud build, Git, Maven
- Familiarity with unit testing and integration testing using tools like Junit, Mocha, cucumber
- Basic networking fundamentals: TCP/IP, UDP, routing, load balancing, SSL.
- Solid spelling, grammar, and communication skills.
- A commitment to agility, flexibility, and iteration.
- Experience working with Amazon Web Services, particularly EC2, S3, and RDS
- Experience and understanding of at least one agile methodology, such as Scrum, XP, or SAFe.
More than that, our ideal candidate wants to contribute to work that is bigger than themselves, and wants to make a difference collaborating with their team. They care deeply about building better products, better relationships, and better trust in each interaction people have with their government. They believe in intuitive, easy-to-use government services. They collaborate well with designers, stakeholders, and other teams. They mentor and guide more junior engineers. They’re human-centered.
And if you don’t check every box on the list? That doesn’t mean you can’t help us in our mission to deliver critical government services. Talk to us!Some basic requirements
- All work must be conducted within the U.S., excluding U.S. territories. Some federal contracts require U.S. citizenship to be eligible for employment.
- You must be legally authorized to work in the U.S now and in the future without sponsorship.
- As a government contractor, you may be required to obtain a public trust security clearance.
- Minimum 5 years professional development.
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical Discipline is required.
- Minimum 13 years professional software development or relevant experience may be substituted for education.
- Our technical screening involves completing a homework assignment that is then graded blind to remove bias. We do not do tricky, unreliable whiteboarding tests. You can read more about our homework here.
Learn more about engineering at Ad Hoc.
- Company-subsidized Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Vanguard 401K Plan
- Unlimited Vacation
- Continuing Education/Annual Conference Attendance Stipend
Ad Hoc LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.
In support of the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, and others like it across the country, Ad Hoc job descriptions feature the starting range we reasonably expect to pay to candidates who would join our team with little to no need for training on the responsibilities we've outlined above. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide range of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and responsibility . The range of starting pay for this role is $101,570 - $136,994 and information on benefits offered is here. Our recruiters will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements.