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Staff Software Engineer

Remote or Seattle, WA or Missoula, MT
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

Submittable is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join our dynamic, growth-driven team in Missoula, Montana. This position is open to remote candidates and is an incredible opportunity for someone looking to take on a technical leadership role in a rapidly growing company. This person will be responsible for the technical leadership of a single engineering team, both strategically and tactically. As a staff engineer you will come up to speed on the software that the team owns and work with the engineering manager, product manager, and team members to drive the software forward in terms of both quality and new features.

The position is a full-time, individual contributor, code writing role reporting to an engineering manager.

The Staff Software Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Jump into our software and infrastructure, quickly becoming an expert on where we are today
  • Identify near term improvements to our existing system. The improvements might include enhancements to our developer experience, infrastructure architecture, or core platform, to support near-term growth and stability
  • You’ll collaborate with other leadership on internal engineering initiatives, the engineering roadmap, and the burn down of tech debt
  • You’ll work on an engineering team with other software engineers and work closely with test engineers, and product managers. In most cases you’ll be the technical lead for the team, expected to mentor less senior engineers
  • You’ll drive productive engineering discussions, generating excitement and buy-in
  • You’ll write and review code

You will have these qualities and experience:

  • Legacy and modern Web Application design paradigms and at least one stack, top to bottom. Our legacy back-end stack is ASP.NET MVC, C#, and SQL Server while our new systems are using .NET Core, Lambda, and Postgres. On the front-end, you'll find React and Redux
  • Software Engineering - we’re looking for an expert, someone who can and will learn what they need up and down the stack, from the infrastructure in AWS to .NET to React/Redux
  • Modern cloud native infrastructure and design principles, specifically in the context of AWS
  • Database design - we’re looking for someone with expertise in optimizing data centric systems. Ideally, experience would include using ORMs and migrating a system from direct-to-DB queries to thoughtful abstraction
  • Scale - we utilize a complex ETL pipeline, SQS queues, Elasticsearch, and more for various large scale problems such as reporting and analytics
  • How to write well, and a preference for writing things down

What will success look like for this role?

  • A strongly executing engineering team with a track record of consistently delivering
  • Engineers on your team who feel supported and backed-up
  • Tangible and measurable near-term improvements to our software and infrastructure

Why you should join Submittable

Submittable is on a mission to empower social good organizations with technology that accelerates their work and scales their impact. We partnered with thousands of organizations, governments, and corporations last year to launch 10,000+ programs, process over 4 million applications, and distribute $2.5 billion in funding and aid. Grow your career at an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company, while having a positive impact on people globally.

Submittable has its headquarters in downtown Missoula, Montana, with a satellite office in Seattle, Washington and remote employees located around the U.S.

We offer highly-competitive benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Health insurance, 401K, life insurance, and optional HSA, FSA, and DCA accounts

  • Flexible hours, including flexible vacations and sick leave, and remote work options

  • Generous paid parental leave policy for mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents

  • Discounted fitness memberships, professional development stipends, and book purchase reimbursement

  • Involvement in community outreach programs for all employees, including company volunteer outings at local nonprofits

  • Fully-stocked kitchens with complimentary snacks and beverages

As a product used globally, we're very motivated to hire and support employees who are representative of different and diverse backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to diversity of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, ability, culture, and socioeconomics.

Team Size:165
Location:Missoula, MT