Full Stack Software Engineer

Remote - US Full Time Mid Level
$117K - $123K Yearly

Published on April 19, 2024

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.

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 Fullstack Software Engineer with a strong foundation in React.js and Ruby on Rails to join a highly collaborative team working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Our team is seeking someone interested in and capable of working across the tech stack, using both front and back end languages and frameworks. Our ideal candidate is patient, curious, proactive, and positive; someone who understands the large impact that even small changes can have on end users, someone able to learn a complex landscape and innovate, someone who constantly seizes opportunities to refine, and someone who is dedicated to accessibility and championing the impact our work has on veterans. Most importantly, we are looking for someone with a passion for working on important problems that have a lasting impact on millions of users and make a difference in our government.
Our team partners with the VA to personalize the Veteran experience when logging into VA.gov (user profile within VA.gov), so that Veterans can quickly access and complete tasks related to health care, benefits, and other information most relevant to them. Agile Six embraces open source software and an open ethos regarding software development. We are seeking a candidate who does the same. 
For more context on the project, take a look at the team’s GitHub repository:
Responsibilities
  • Contribute as part of a cross functional Agile team to modernize a large, scalable web application in an open source ecosystem
  • Write components and service APIs using React.js and Ruby on Rails, leveraging software development principles and best practices
  • Build and maintain software with an eye towards modular, extensible, and scalable design
  • Leverage emerging technologies and practices around DevOps, cloud services, AI, automation tools, etc. where appropriate in the course of daily work to improve efficiency and/or quality
  • 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
  • Collaborate with 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
  • 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
  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 1+ year of production experience with React.js and Ruby on Rails
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and enhancing applications with modern JavaScript frameworks, a component-based design system, and REST APIs
  • Experience collaborating on modernizing and maintaining a legacy code base
  • Experience working on an Agile team and demonstrating an Agile mindset
  • Experience using automated tests to validate software and build behavior, as well as writing testable code
  • Understanding of common design patterns, software development principles, front-end engineering patterns, and how to apply them
  • Experience working in many different areas of the software stack and solving a variety of engineering problems
  • Ability to work independently on high complexity tasks, and to collaborate as it makes sense for the problem and the work
  • Experience in an open-source, collaborative development environment
  • Has lived and worked in the United States for 3 out of the last 5 years
Additional desired qualifications
  • Familiarity with using CI/CD applications or frameworks to manage code quality assurance and deployment tasks
  • Familiarity with the US Web Design System
  • Familiarity with Section-508 and WCAG 2.1AA Accessibility requirements, standards, and testing tools
  • Experience developing knowledge of complex domain and systems
  • Ability to work across multiple applications, components, languages, and frameworks
  • Experience working in a cross-functional team, including research, design, engineering, and product
  • Experience working in or with government agencies, especially the VA
  • You are a U.S. Veteran
At Agile Six, we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Even if you don't meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. We’re eager to meet people who believe in our mission and who can contribute to our team in a variety of ways.
Salary and Sixer Benefits
To promote equal pay for equal work, we publish salary ranges for each position.
The salary for this position is $117,102-$123,107
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 bossy), 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)
  • 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.
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