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Staff Software Engineer, Platform Shared Services

Company: Open Gov
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

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!About the Senior Java Engineer role: The Staff Java Engineer role at OpenGov is a backend role where 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 engineering team, delivering new features and improvements in a fast-paced, agile environment using modern technologies. Having a keen eye for good API design, scalability, and microservice architecture will help enable your success as you provide core business use cases for data platform and UI developers to interface with. 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, and making the world a little better every day.What You'll Be Working On:--- Ship critical shared services to be adopted by other engineering teams--- Develop and document REST APIs--- Consume and publish events via our Platform--- Collaborate with stakeholders across Design, Product Management, and Engineering--- Improve the performance of existing systems--- Replace legacy components with smaller, easier to maintain services--- Configure monitoring and alerting systemsSkills That Will Help You Succeed:--- 8+ years of professional experience shipping scalable SaaS products--- Fluent in a modern compiled language--- Experience with contemporary JVM frameworks--- Solid OOP and software design knowledge--- Successfully built APIs, architected database models, and event-driven patterns--- Ability to produce reusable and readable code and libraries--- Examples of maintaining, monitoring, and operating reliable, production software--- Skilled at writing unit and integration tests--- Collaboration between Front End and Back End Platform engineers--- Experience in optimizing applications for speed and scalabilityNice To Haves:--- Solid understanding of core AWS concepts (EC2, RDS, etc.)--- Clear knowledge of pros and cons of OO and Functional programming--- Understanding of common k8s and Docker use cases--- Examples of effective communication techniques via blogs or speaking engagements--- Experience building Identity Management Solutions -#LI-NR1 #LI-REMOTEWhat 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 award, Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers, 50 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.

Keywords: Open Gov, Redwood City , Staff Software Engineer, Platform Shared Services, IT / Software / Systems , Redwood City, California

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