Clojure job: Software Engineer

Democracy Works

Software Engineer at Democracy Works

Remote โ€บ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 100% remote position (in the US)
  (Posted Feb 18 2022)

Salary
$82,800-132,000 USD

Job description
Location: Brooklyn, NY or remote within the US

About our organization:
At Democracy Works, we help Americans vote, no matter what! Our vision is to make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election, and our team works to help make this happen. Democracy Works is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything we do and aspires to have a team that's representative of the voters we serve.

Salary Range: $82,800-132,000 (Offers will vary based on experience and location-based cost-of-living calculations.)
Level: Junior-Mid
Supervisory role: N

The impact youโ€™ll make:
Our teams work closely together to build the tools for both voters and election administrators. Our suite of tools include TurboVote, the Voting Information Project (VIP), How To Vote, and Ballot Scout. To power these tools we use a variety of languages such as; JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Ruby, Clojure, and ClojureScript + re-frame (a framework built atop React). We employ a microservices architecture where deployments are managed using containers (Docker) orchestrated by Kubernetes and running in the AWS cloud. Services primarily communicate using RabbitMQ and store their data in Datomic and PostgreSQL.

As a Software Engineer on the team, you will:
Join a collaborative team of engineers, product and design folks building useful, reliable software throughout the agile development cycle from planning to retro and beyond
Collaboratively solve problems, by writing high quality, supportable code that fulfills the requirements laid out by your Product team
Work on projects of moderate scope which will require navigating ambiguity by researching and discussing solutions with the team
Collaborate with your team to make progress and highlight blockers for you or other team members
Investigate issues reported by users, team members and stakeholders to reproduce, isolate and track bugs, advocating their timely resolution
Participate in pair programming
Be part of an on-call rotation with your team to ensure your product is always performing reliably (when youโ€™re all ramped up and have the knowledge to be successful)
Craft clear and thorough documentation
Give and receive feedback to grow yourself and your team
Mentor junior team members

You are someone with:
At least two years working on or with a team shipping software
An understanding of best practices and ability to provide insight to others on the team
An ability to communicate technical concepts to an audience with a variety of technical backgrounds
An ability to communicate with empathy and are an active listener, understanding that software is created by and for people
Experience with or desire to learn one of the following programming languages:
JavaScript
TypeScript
Ruby
Python
Clojure/ClojureScript
Experience with relational databases and relational data modeling
Experience with or desire to join a remote, distributed team
Familiarity with a distributed version control system (such as Git or Mercurial)
An ability to learn, navigate ambiguity, make tradeoffs, and think critically about software systems
Curiosity to explore new tools, techniques, and perspectives on building software
Experience with or a desire to automate repetitive or manual tasks
A commitment to being detail-oriented and thorough in your work

Itโ€™s a plus if:
Youโ€™ve previously worked on a remote, distributed team
You have experience with or a desire to work with service-oriented or microservices architectures
You have experience working with Amazon Web Services
You have experience with or an understanding of accessibility in software development
You have a knowledge of testing practices including test automation

How we work
Because elections take place everywhere, our employees work from practically every state in the union. We embrace working remotely as the default. Our positions require regular, daily use of a computer (including the use of G-Suite and Slack) to conduct work and communicate with colleagues. We also have regular operating hours (10 am to 6 pm Eastern, Monday to Friday).

For those who prefer to work from an office, we are headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, and we provide support for co-working spaces around the country. We are happy to share more details about the office, including accessibility information, as on-site visits are planned.

Benefits
We have an engaging, remote-forward workplace and as a member of the team, some of the benefits youโ€™ll enjoy include:
100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision option for you and your dependents
12 floating holidays and 25 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year
12 weeks of paid parental leave
$1000 towards professional development activities

We also offer a 403(b) retirement plan, stipends for equipment and internet reimbursement, and annual Calm or Headspace subscription reimbursements.

To Apply
Attach your resume and answers to the following questions:
How did you find this job listing?
Why are you interested in this role and working at Democracy Works?
Describe a bug you were tasked with fixing. How did you troubleshoot and resolve the issue?
Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Democracy Works?

Please mention that you found the job at ClojureJobboard.com

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