Senior Software Engineer


Pittsburgh, PA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/20/2021
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  • Company Address: 1061 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Govini

Govini transforms the business of national security through data science and machine learning.

Job Description

Govini is a decision science firm dedicated to transforming the business of national security through data science and machine learning. Through its data and analytic platform, Govini delivers objective, decision-grade information at scale to the national security enterprise, so that leaders can better direct investments to innovation and modernization. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Francisco, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Job Description
We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated engineer who shares our passion and obsession with quality. As a full stack engineer you will develop end-to-end platform features, including both necessary RESTful API changes as well as React-based front end components that meet our product UX/UI specs. As part of our team, you must have a strong understanding of everything it takes to bring software to life, including database (SQL), middleware (Spring Boot + Java), and UI (React).
This is a team member position in our Pittsburgh, PA office.
In order to do this job well, you must be a curious and eager problem solver with a hunger for building well-designed, high quality solutions. You’re uber-smart, challenged by figuring things out and producing simple solutions to complex problems. Knowing there are always multiple answers to a problem, you know how to engage in a constructive dialogue to find the best path forward. You’re scrappy. We like scrappy.

Scope of Responsibilities

    • Craft clean, testable, scalable, and maintainable code
    • Develop visually stunning, highly usable interfaces such as interactive dashboards and highly intuitive charts
    • Optimize processes for maximum speed and accuracy
    • Collaborate with a broad set of stakeholders to determine technical feasibility of features and to solve important and difficult information problems
    • Regularly seek out innovation and continuous improvement, finding efficiency in all assigned tasks
    • Work in an agile team in a scrum process, collaborating closely with fellow software engineers, data engineers, QA engineers, UX/UI designers, and product managers
    • Understand data and know the best way to present data to end users


      • U.S. Citizenship is required
Required Skills
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience
      • 3+ years software development experience with a high level software stack 
      • Some experience with backend API language such as Java/Spring Boot (preferred) or equivalent
      • Strong proficiency using Javascript/React JS or equivalent
      • Strong expertise with CSS
      • Experience working in agile/scrum teams
      • Ability to work independently with little supervision
      • A burning desire to work in challenging fast paced tech environment
Desired Skills
    • Experience with SQL
    • Prior hands-on experience working with data-driven analytics
    • Previous experience performing meaningful tasks in Linux
    • Familiarity with Git source control management
    • Familiarity working with Sass
    • Experience working in a product organization
    • Experience in or exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment
We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance. If you believe you meet the qualifications above, and you’re prepared to perform complex, mentally rigorous work, we’re eager to hear from you. 
Govini is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.