Senior Fullstack Software Engineer

Published on November 30, 2023

At Agile Six, we use modern technology and user-friendly, inclusive design to build better government services for everyone. Agile Six works with government agencies to create customized digital solutions that meet the needs of their users. The end goal? Digital products that are as powerful and easy to use as the apps on your phone. Changing government systems and processes can be tough. Agile Six can help. We’ll meet you where you are, then get you where you want to go.

Agile Six is a people-first, remote-work company that serves shoulder-to-shoulder with federal agencies to find innovative, human-centered solutions. We build better by putting people first. We are animated by our core values of Purpose, Wholeness, Trust, Self-Management and Inclusion. We deliver our solutions in autonomous teams of self-managed professionals (no managers here!) who genuinely care about each other and the work. We know that’s our company’s purpose – and that we can only achieve it by supporting a culture where people feel valued, self-managed, and love to come to work.

The role

Agile Six is looking for a collaborative and proactive Senior Fullstack Software Engineer to join a cross-functional team partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to promote the health and well-being of Veterans. We expect this role to be roughly 70% frontend, 30% backend for the foreseeable future. The tech stack is Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and React. By providing iterations of software development and supporting access to VA health benefits and care, including the VA.gov 10-10EZ and 10-10CG applications, our team will be instrumental in creating a fast, easy and burden free experience for eligible persons applying for health benefits through VA.gov. This important work is imperative to keeping VA forms up-to-date, available, easy to use, and inclusive for users of all abilities, so they continue to be the fastest path to health benefits.

In short, this team is digitizing physical forms for the VA, making it easier for Veterans to sign up for and get care more effectively and efficiently.

Successful candidates will be contributing to the following GitHub repositories, and potentially others within the VA ecosystem:

Responsibilities

  • Contribute as part of a cross functional Agile team to build scalable web applications in a collaborative ecosystem
  • Write components and service APIs using JavaScript, React, XML, and Ruby on Rails, leveraging software development principles and best practices
  • Design and build software with an eye towards modular, extensible, and scalable design
  • Demonstrate and model informal leadership qualities, including taking initiative, taking on challenging tasks, supporting other team mates, and in general creating a positive environment for successful delivery
  • Provide guidance to other teammates through code reviews, pair coding, mentorship, etc.
  • Demonstrate strong communication and team collaboration skills
  • Write automated unit tests and integration tests, and assist in manual testing as needed
  • Contribute to software design through the development and communication of solutions, as well as build consensus through diagrams and other forms of presentation
  • As an agile team member, support the team and Product Owner to ensure that work is accurately described and appropriately prioritized, including providing input into user story acceptance criteria and sizing
  • Support the practice of engineering within the larger company as needed through activities such as:
    • Assisting in outreach, recruitment, and hiring efforts
    • Occasionally participating in or otherwise supporting business development efforts, including code or design challenges, writing or reviewing proposal responses, etc.
    • Participating in communities of practice
  • We expect the responsibilities of this position to shift and grow organically over time, in response to considerations such as the unique strengths and interests of the selected candidate and other team members and an evolving understanding of the delivery environment.

Basic qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Demonstrated experience with JavaScript, React, and Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with polyglot programming, using multiple languages, leveraging strengths of each language
  • Expert-level understanding of common design patterns and software development principles, and how to apply these effectively in day-to-day software development.
  • Experience working in different areas of the software stack and solving a variety of engineering problems throughout their career
  • Experience working on an Agile team and demonstrating an Agile mindset
  • Ability to effectively communicate and simplify complex technical problems to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to lead informally on an agile team by persuading through effective advice, mentoring teammates, tackling complex challenges, and empowering the team to excel.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative mindset and approach to problem solving through pair/mob programming and other forms of collaborative development
  • Ability to work independently on high complexity tasks, persevere, and persistently solve challenging and ambiguous problems
  • Experience with GitHub or other Git-based version control systems
  • Experience developing in AWS cloud environments
  • Experience with continuous integration/deployment systems, Jenkins or Github Actions
  • Experience in an open-source, collaborative development environment
  • Has lived and worked in the United States for 3 of the last 5 years

Additional desired qualifications

  • Experience with PostgresDB and Redis
  • Experience with container platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with Terraform or other IaC platforms
  • Experience with Zenhub
  • Previously contributed to at least one open source project
  • Familiarity with the US Web Design System
  • Experience working in or with government agencies, especially the VA
  • You are a U.S. Veteran

Salary and Sixer Benefits

To promote equal pay for equal work, we publish salary ranges for each position.

The salary for this position is $155,909-$163,905

Our benefits are designed to reinforce our core values of Wholeness, Self Management and Inclusion. The following benefits are available to all employees. We respect that only you know what balance means for your life and season. While we offer support from coaches, we expect you to own your wholeness, show up for work whole, and go home to your family the same. You will be seen, heard and valued. We expect you to offer the same for your colleagues, be kind (not controlling), be caring (not directive) and ready to participate in a state of flow. We mean it when we say “We build better by putting people first”.

All Sixers Enjoy:

  • Self-managed work/life balance and flexibility
  • Competitive and equitable salary (equal pay for equal work)
  • Tenure-based profit sharing
  • Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) for all employees!
  • 401K matching
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employer paid short and long term disability insurance
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Self-managed and generous paid time off
  • Paid federal holidays and Election day off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Self-managed professional development spending
  • Self-managed wellness days

Hiring practices

Agile Six Applications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity 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.

Note: We participate in E-Verify. Upon hire, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. This role is required to work from the contiguous United States. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation in applying for any of these positions, please reach out to [email protected]. We want to ensure you have the ability to apply for any position at Agile Six.

Please read and respond to the application questions carefully. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.