Software Engineer I

Published on December 22, 2022

About The Position
Our mission is to connect the people of the world to their governments, and as a member of our engineering team, you will be part of a high-velocity group of engineers guiding the trajectory of our flagship web application. You’ll be working on the full stack by creating delightful front-end user experiences and improving upon existing backend functionality and internal APIs. You will be coding using primarily modern, server-side rendered Ruby on Rails (Reactive Rails) and ES5 Javascript in addition to a healthy smattering of other web technologies for file storage, asynchronous job handling, and security. This position supports delivery of projects end-to-end under the guidance and support of experienced team members. 
About The Team
Our team is driven to connect the people of the world to their governments. You will get the opportunity to work at a late-stage startup pushing the boundaries of open data transparency while collaborating with some of the industry’s brightest engineers, data scientists, designers, and product professionals to devise, nurture, and implement solutions to address continuously evolving and increasing client expectations and demands.
About You
Driven. Bold. Thoughtful. You look forward to growing your web-native tech chops and learning from more experienced team members. You’re even more excited to share your skills and experiences and you thrive in collaborative environments in which continuously evolving and increasing client demands serve as the catalyst for bold results.
What To Expect In This Position: 
  • Contribute to a high-compute and volume data pipeline. FiscalNote is massively data-driven. We have teams working across our data pipeline from ingestion/scraping to data engineering/ML to search before it is made available to our users. Managing this dataflow and finding ways to validate our data and optimize it is essential to our success.
  • Integrate data/functionality across multiple software solutions. FiscalNote is a part of a broader suite of software services and offerings, each with their own market, but all aligned towards our broader vision. Deeply integrating our products, finding synergies and opportunities across multiple existing solutions, and building out new global services will solidify our positioning as an end-to-end offering.
  • Push the limits of what it means to search. The kind of information our clients need and want access to, what is and isn’t important, is constantly evolving. Not only do they want more, they also want better. We need to be able to tell our customers more than “here is what you’re looking for” – we also want to be able to say “and this is why it matters.”
  • Build web application functionality in Ruby on Rails, particularly with a Reactive Rails paradigm
  • Work across teams to ensure cohesion and collaboration across R&D functions (Engineering, Product, QA, Data, etc.)
  • Create experiences for demanding end users by applying your knowledge to deliver a world-class user experience
  • Respond to QA, client success, and customer support requests to provide excellent customer service
What Sets You Apart: 
  • Demonstrated ability to write code and solve problems through software
  • 1+ years of applied experience or equivalent in the software development industry using a modern tech stack (we use Ruby on Rails and Reactive Rails)
  • Working knowledge of production and Cloud environments (we use AWS, Linux/Unix, Bash, nginx, etc.)
  • Familiarity with common storage implementations (we use SQL, Elasticsearch, and Redis)
  • Technically curious, eager to learn, willing and interested in trying new technologies
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Excited about this role, but don't meet 100% of the expected qualifications listed above? We'd still love for you to apply! FiscalNote is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where unique experiences are valued and everyone has the opportunity to contribute. Research has continuously shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all of the listed qualifications. We want to help overcome this trend and seek to make space for unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when applying to FiscalNote, rest assured that your application is reviewed by a living, breathing human being and evaluated based on key competencies needed for success in the position. Our Recruiting team maintains awareness of all open roles which means your application may be assessed against multiple positions and we will reach out to gauge your interest in other opportunities as appropriate. Questions or concerns? Contact [email protected], we'd be happy to connect!

As part of FiscalNote's commitment to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with medical conditions or disabilities that will enable their access to the hiring process. If you need an accommodation, please send an email to [email protected] to let us know the nature of your request.

About FiscalNote 
FiscalNote is the premier information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence. By combining AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data, FiscalNote is reinventing the way that organizations minimize risk and capitalize on opportunity.

Home to CQ, Roll Call, Oxford Analytica, and VoterVoice, FiscalNote empowers more than 5,000 clients worldwide to monitor, manage, and act on the issues that matter most to them. To learn more about FiscalNote and its family of brands, visit and follow @FiscalNote. 

At FiscalNote, we Lead with Values
Know your Audience ∙ Find the Truth ∙ Drive Alignment ∙ Level Up ∙ Own the Job ∙ Bias for Action ∙ Support the Family 

FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19.  New team members, along with our current staff, will temporarily work remotely (unless communicated otherwise).  

Company Benefits
FiscalNote offers competitive salaries, equity packages, and retirement accounts to ensure we’re all FN owners. We work hard, so our open vacation policy helps us ensure you’re getting the R&R you need. We offer comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance options supplemented by a flexible spending account (FSA). We have a slew of other benefits which you can check out at

FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FiscalNote is an EEOC employer.

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