Skylight is at the forefront of a civic movement to reinvent how the government serves the public in a digital world.
We're looking for a Software Engineer to join our talented team of technologists in driving this movement forward.
You'll 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 government's most complex design and technology challenges. The work is challenging, but highly rewarding.
What you'll 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 we're looking for:
In-depth knowledge of computer science
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 format
A mindset and work approach that aligns with our core values
Ability to travel from time to time (when it's safe)
Don't meet 100% of the criteria but think you can do the job? We'd love to chat anyway! We're on a mission to build diverse teams, and studies have shown that women and marginalized folks are less likely to apply to jobs if they don't check every box.
We focus on supporting you in a variety of ways:
Medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance
Short-term and long-term disability insurance
Life and ADD insurance
Dependent care FSA, healthcare FSA, health savings account
Dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match up to 10% of your salary
Paid time off, including 15 accrued vacation days, 11 federal holidays, 5 floating holidays, and flexible sick leave
Minimum of 9 weeks paid time off for all eligible new birth, adoption, or foster parents
Performance rewards, including annual salary increase, annual performance bonus, spot bonuses, and stock options
Business development / sales bonuses
Annual $2,000 allowance for professional development
Annual $750 allowance for tech-related purchases
Annual swag budget of $100 to display your Skylight pride with some merchandise (hoodies, hats, and more)
Dollar-for-dollar charity donation matching, up to $500 per year
Access up to $1,000 before payday to cover emergency expenses
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.