Senior Full Stack Engineer


United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/13/2021
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  • Company Address: 955 Charter Street, Redwood City, CA, 94063

About OpenGov

We were founded in 2012, when California was in the middle of a budget crisis and municipal revenues were drying up. We discovered that dedicated public servants were struggling against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to citizens and elected officials. So we developed an easy-to-use, integrated Smart Government Cloud™ that features robust solutions for Budgeting, Operational Performance, and Citizen Engagement.

Job Description

OpenGov is a mission driven fast-growth, Series D, venture backed startup (includes Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, Thrive Capital, 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.
About the Senior Full Stack Engineer Role:
As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you’ll build the best-in-class SaaS solution that enables 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 computing frameworks to drive our mission to make the world a little better everyday by powering our key community functions.
Having a keen eye for robust API design with microservices, and scalable architectures will help enable your success, in addition to your ability to develop user friendly UI features and functionality using modern UI frameworks.
We value self-starters with the ability to communicate ideas effectively and contribute to OpenGov’s culture of respect, dedication, and fun. We value clean code, principles over dogma, customer collaboration, teamwork and  thought leadership.
What You’ll Do - Function:
•Design and develop robust microservices using Ruby on Rails & a modern EmberJS/React UI to serve over 100k daily users across hundreds of customer communities
•Own the end to end product lifecycle including collaboration with Product, Design and other customer success stakeholders to shape the system
•Deliver iterative improvements with performant code to realize the product vision and roadmap plans
•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
•Participate in the CICD and DevOps automation initiatives to build, test, deploy & operate on industry leading platforms & tools including AWS Cloud, Azure, Kubernetes, Docker, GitHub, Jenkins, Sonar, Spinnaker, NewRelic etc
•You will act as a key contributor to continuously improve the way the team collaborates and delivers, while elevating the quality and business value of the product, as well as the technical innovation and excellence standards
What You Bring - Experience:
•4+ years of professional experience and track record of developing high-quality scalable code using modern computing languages in a self organized Agile environment
•4+ years delivering software using an agile methodology (Scrum ideally)
•4+ years of professional experience with modern Javascript frameworks e.g Angular, React, Ember
•Experience building a heavily utilized at scale consumer-facing enterprise SaaS software
•Experience with cloud-native software development and delivery with clear understanding of the standard architecture patterns and design practices surrounding Cloud services and deployments
•Successfully built APIs, architected database models including SQL and NoSQL, and event-driven patterns
What You Have - Skill
•Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required
•Intrinsic motivation and high degree of accountability to deliver and thrive in a fast paced environment
•Ability to solve complex problems and provide optimal solutions in a collaborative culture
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, Thrive Capital, and Emerson Collective. Click here to read more about our latest round of funding!
» 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).
» Growth: Double growth with 1,000+ governments (and counting) using our products!
» Perks: Fully stocked kitchens, daily breakfast and catered lunches, gym reimbursement, music room, zen room, foosball and pool table, Unlimited PTO and 11 paid holidays, 90% medical premium coverage for employees, fun events, and more! Just look at 
» Product: Named a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, our cloud solution leverages cutting-edge technology to innovate on the core processes of Government.
» 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!

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