Sr. Full-Stack Engineer

Redwood City, CA +3

Imagine yourself here!

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 Senior Full Stack 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 Reporting Platform team, delivering new features and improvements in a fast-paced, agile environment using modern technologies, including React, TypeScript, GraphQL, Hasura, and NodeJS. Our platform unifies and powers several of our mission-critical applications and services that make up our OpenGov Cloud ERP. 

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 other 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 Do - Function:

  • Design and develop robust microservices using node.js & a modern 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 system
  • Participate in the CICD and DevOps automation initiatives to build, test, deploy & operate on industry leading platforms & tools including AWS Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, GitHub, Jenkins, Sonar, Spinnaker, New Relic 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:

  • 5+ 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. React
  • 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, 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 awardForbes 2021 Best Startup Employers50 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.

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