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Staff/Principal Software Engineer


2 months ago
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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'sstate and local government,we’retransforming communities so they can thrive!

Imagine yourself being able tohelp small businessowners open their doors faster, ensuring ourtax dollarsare accounted for, creatingsafer infrastructure, modernizing thepermitting process, and assisting withdisaster 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🌟

Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!

The Staff Software Engineer/ Principal Software Engineer will construct cutting-edge SaaS solutions aimed at enhancing efficiency, transparency, and accountability within the government agencies. This pivotal role within the Platform Engineering team and broader R&D division entails bolstering the foundational framework upon which all OpenGov applications rely. Spearhead the development of novel features using contemporary technology stacks, while championing ongoing enhancements for the team.

As a vital member of our engineering team, you will drive the delivery of new platform capabilities, features, and enhancements in a dynamic setting, leveraging modern front-end and back-end technologies to advance our mission of contributing to a better world through empowering key community functions.

A typical day in this position will encompass a blend of collaborative teamwork, innovative problem-solving, resolving performance related issues, suggesting software architectural changes if required and hands-on development. Success in this role hinges on robust collaboration skills within the team and across functions, as well as the ability to swiftly adapt and assimilate new technologies.

What You’ll Be Working On

Architect, design and develop robust APIs, microservices & data models using through latest trending backend, frontend & cloud technologies/tools/libraries to serve over 100k daily users across hundreds of customer communities

Contribute to the entire SDLC, from ideation and design to implementation and maintenance

Investigate thoroughly the architecture/design related issues in existing reporting and data systems, identify the possible root causes and propose solutions to resolve the critical problems like performance, security, scalability etc.

Write clean, performant, secure, efficient and maintainable code across front-end and back-end systems.

Develop and execute unit, integration and E2E test cases, scripts, plans, and procedures to ensure the code/software meets quality standards.

Using an API first approach, develop REST microservices that communicate with the OpenGov event driven platform for Data & Reporting services, as well as integrate with customer systems

Build services and features with a strong focus on quality, security, efficiency, performance availability and scalability.

Participate in the CI/CD and DevOps automation initiatives to build, test, deploy & operate on industry leading platforms & tools including AWS Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, GitHub, Sonar, ArgoCD, Grafana etc

Monitor, troubleshoot and support various systems' in production and pre-production environments.

Act as a key contributor to the analysis and evolution of scenarios that are pivotal to future sustained growth and success, and act as an evangelist for robust technical foundations.

Collaborate with stakeholders across Design, Product Management, and Engineering.

Be part of a culture-focused, globally distributed team.

Skills That Will Help You Succeed

7+ years of professional experience in designing, developing & shipping scalable SaaS products

7+ years experience with a modern, high-level language (JavaScript/TypeScript, Java etc.) and technologies like Node.js, React, Ember etc.

7+ years of professional experience with relational and non-relational databases like PostgreSQL, Redshift, MongoDB, Redis etc.

3+ years in a team leadership role (team lead, principal, senior, staff etc.)

3+ years of professional experience with cloud / infra management (ideally AWS).

Experience building large-scale, consumer-facing enterprise SaaS software.

5+ years of experience in designing and developing REST APIs / microservices connected by stream processing, Kafka preferred.

Strong hands-on Kubernetes experience

Experience in developing Unit, Integration and E2E tests for Quality.

Experience in evaluating/developing/enhancing/customizing the test automation frameworks and developing/maintaining the test automation scripts for functional and performance QA.

Experience in optimizing applications for speed and scalability.

Experience driving team improvement through process improvement and mentoring.

Strong communication and collaboration skills and a desire for transparency.

Experience working as part of an agile team (Scrum or Kanban).

Nice To Haves

Experience with domain-driven design

Experience with serverless, including scaling and deployment strategies.

Intrinsic motivation and high degree of accountability to deliver and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Ability to solve complex technical problems and provide optimal solutions in a collaborative culture

Additional Information

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, andSF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

»Growth:Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.

»Culture: Winner of 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, Awarded Top 25 Cloud Companies to Work For, Winner of Forbes 2022 Best Startup Employers, 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

»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.

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