Software Engineer

Skylight Washington , DC 20405

Posted 1 week ago

Skylight (https://skylight.digital/) is at the forefront of a civic movement to reinvent how the government serves the public in a digital world.

Were looking for a Software Engineer to join our talented team of technologists in driving this movement forward.

Youll be a key part of our small, but rapidly growing team, which consists of former Presidential Innovation Fellows, founders of 18F, and members of the U.S. Digital Service.

We work in small, fast, agile teams to create exceptional customer experiences and enduring solutions out of the governments most complex design and technology challenges. The work is challenging, but highly rewarding.

Requirements

What youll do:

  • Engineer a software product as part of a cross-functional team, which includes user experience researchers and designers, product managers, engineers, and other functional specialists
  • Achieve technical excellence by advocating for and adhering to lean-agile engineering principles and practices such as API-first design, simple design, continuous integration, version control, and automated testing
  • Select and use the right tools, frameworks, languages, and technologies for the job, with a preference for open-source solutions
  • Analyze systems to identify technical debt, instability, unreliability, and other opportunities for improvement, and design, document, and communicate solutions
  • Represent Skylight's culture of delivery when interacting with government stakeholders and other contractors

What were looking for:

  • In-depth knowledge of computer science
  • Experience engineering scalable, high-performing web applications using various standards, languages, frameworks, techniques, and libraries such as HTML5, CSS3/Sass, Responsive Design, WCAG, JavaScript, React or Angular, and Ruby/Rails or Python/Django
  • Expertise in relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Expertise creating and consuming APIs
  • Expertise using version control systems such as GitHub
  • Expertise setting up and using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins and Maven
  • Ability to author developer-friendly documentation such as API documentation and deployment operations
  • Proven ability to apply good software engineering principles and practices
  • Ability to select and use the best tools for the job, particularly open-source solutions
  • Ability to communicate clearly to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary, agile team formal
  • A mindset and work approach that aligns with our core values (https://skylight.digital/company/values/)
  • Ability to travel from time to time (when it's safe)

Benefits

We focus on supporting you in a variety of ways:

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for an economic stake in the company's success
  • Performance bonuses, referral bonuses, publication bonuses, and public speaking bonuses
  • Medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, dependent care FSA, healthcare FSA, and health savings account
  • Dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match up to 10% of your salary
  • Flexible paid-time-off policy (minimum of 29 days), which covers any type of leave (such as holiday, sick, and vacation) that you need or want to take
  • Minimum of 9 weeks paid time off for all eligible new birth, adoption, or foster parents
  • Annual $2,000 professional development allowance
  • Annual budget of up to $750 for tech-related purchases
  • Access up to $1,000 before payday to cover emergency expenses
  • Incentives for living in a HUBZone area (https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map), including relocation assistance and a monthly stipend to help offset the cost of rent or mortgage
  • Dollar-for-dollar charity donation matching, up to $500 per year
  • Remote-friendly work environment
  • An environment that empowers you to unleash your superpowers for public good

We participate in E-Verify and upon hire, will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

We're an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

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