Staff Software Engineer - CIP (Remote) at OpenGov

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OpenGov is a mission driven fast-growth, Series D, venture backed startup (includes Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, 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).

OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud ERP software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies. We have surpassed 1,000+ governments (and growing fast!) using our products in our mission to power more effective and accountable government.

OpenGov is a 2021 Top Workplaces USA award winner!

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, NodeJS.

A typical day in this role would provide opportunities to optimize applications for speed and scalability and resolve a variety of unique technical challenges. Strong collaboration skills with product, UX, and platform engineers, along with the ability to execute quickly will enable your success.

Passion for good component design and solid application architecture comes naturally to you, as does navigating the troubled seas of browser compatibility. We value natural self-starters with the ability to communicate ideas effectively and contribute to OpenGov's culture of respect, dedication, and fun. You value clean code, principles over dogma, and making the world a little better every day.

What you’ll make happen:

• 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
• Develop reusable and readable components and libraries
• Contribute to OpenGov’s Engineering culture of innovation, leading-edge technology adoption and quality

You get excited by:

• Tackling the most complex challenges facing the organization
• Onboarding and training new engineers in OpenGov development standards
• Constant learning and adaptation of latest technologies
• Providing technical guidance and mentoring engineers
• Collaborating with other engineers to design, develop, and champion best-practices
• Delighting the customer with innovative and scalable solutions

Key Traits:

• Specifier: you naturally drive for specificity, accuracy, and expertise
• Organizer: you instinctually organize objectives into specific tasks and workflows
• Transformer: you transform high-level concepts into tangible products
• Team Player: you are willing to take input from others and work toward a greater good
• Customer Focused: you are mindful of customers’ needs and keep customers as a top focus
• Autonomous: you naturally self-manager and own your tasks from start to finish
• Craftsman: you take pride in your work and deliver quality software
 
Required Education and Experience:

• BA/BS in a computer-science related discipline, or equivalent professional experience
• 12+ years professional experience in software design and development, preferably with cloud-native technology stack and multi-tenant SaaS architecture
• 7+ years professional experience delivering scalable, highly-available, highly-performant consumer-facing web applications
• 5+ years professional experience with ReactJS, TypeScript, NodeJS
• 5+ years professional experience with a modern cloud platform (AWS/Azure)
• Expertise in measuring and improving web application performance
• Working knowledge of designing and implementing GraphQL APIs
• Demonstrated experience designing, building, and delivering complete software solutions
• Deep understanding of front-end build pipelines, version control tools, and upgrade strategies
• Proven ability to collaborate with product management, stakeholders, designers, and engineers

Preferred Education and Experience:

• Experience with Kafka
• Experience with ElasticSearch
• Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS services
• Location and Travel
• This position is 100% remote and can be located anywhere in the United States. •Infrequent travel may be required for this position.

Position Type/Expected Hours:

This is a full-time position. Hours of work are flexible and may vary based on need. Core business hours are established to allow for ample overlap between distributed teams. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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 and SF Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Funding: $140 million, Series D company, from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, and Emerson Collective. Click here to read more about our latest round of funding!

» 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), Katherine August-deWilde (Vice Chair of First Republic Bank), and Amy Pressman (co-founder, former president, and a current board member of Medallia).

» Growth: Double growth with 1,000+ governments (and counting) using our products!

» Culture: Winner of 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers, 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, monthly fitness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, we are the leader in cloud ERP software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company helping out our communities, cities, and states. 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.

More Information on OpenGov
OpenGov operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Redwood City, CA. OpenGov was founded in 2022. It has 300 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 30 open jobs at OpenGov, click here.
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