Staff Software Engineer

Job description

Job Summary:

As a Staff 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 engineering team, delivering new features and improvements in a fast-paced, agile environment using modern technologies, including ReactJS, TypeScript, GraphQL, Kafka, and NodeJS.

A typical day in this role would provide opportunities to optimize applications for speed and scalability and resolve various unique technical challenges. Strong collaboration skills with the product, UX, and platform engineers and the ability to execute quickly will enable your success.

Passion for good component design and solid application architecture comes naturally to you. We value natural self-starters who can communicate ideas effectively and contribute to OpenGov's culture. You love clean code, principles over dogma, and making the world a little better every day.


• Write robust, highly performant, well-crafted code

• Drive several project initiatives overseeing all technical aspects of the solution

• Partner with engineering leadership to define the technical strategy and roadmap

• Build key proofs-of-concept and prototypes to get the team on the right track

• Identify technical weaknesses and craft plans to address

• Deliver quality, scalable, and maintainable software to customers at an impressive pace

• Produce clear and detailed design and technical documentation

• Collaborate with other engineers on technical designs and champion best practices

• Provide technical guidance and mentor engineers

• Reduce complex designs and develop reusable and readable components and libraries

• Contribute to OpenGov’s Engineering culture of innovation, leading-edge technology adoption, and quality

• Tackle the most complex challenges facing the organization

Requirements and Preferred Experience:

• BA/BS in a computer-science-related discipline or equivalent professional experience

• 12+ years of professional experience in software design and development, preferably with a cloud-native technology stack and multi-tenant SaaS architecture

• 7+ years of professional experience delivering scalable, highly-available, highly-performant consumer-facing web applications

• 5+ years of professional experience with ReactJS, TypeScript, NodeJS

• 5+ years of professional experience with a modern cloud platform (AWS/Azure)

• 3+ years of professional experience with a modern search platform (Elastic/OpenSearch)

• 2+ years of professional experience with event-driven architecture and Kafka

• Expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining public-facing APIs

• Expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining microservices.

• Demonstrated experience designing, building, and delivering complete software solutions

• Deep understanding of build pipelines, version control tools, and upgrade strategies

• Proven ability to collaborate with product management, stakeholders, designers, and engineers

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, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.

» Culture: Winner of 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, Awarded Top 25 Cloud Companies to Work For, Winner of Forbes 2022 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, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!


Easy-to-use, modern Cloud ERP software for government agencies.