Principal Software Engineer
1776 is a public benefit corporation that empowers startup ecosystems around the world to solve complex challenges. Our goal is to provide anyone, anywhere in the world with the opportunity to participate in the innovation economy and to ensure the digital revolution actually solves real world problems, which are typically highly regulated, complex and massive. We believe focusing on these challenges will lead to bigger impact.
1776 is seeking an outstanding Software Architect to join our product & engineering team who build a platform centralizing the start-up connection, curriculum, event and community experience for incubators and accelerators globally. If you want to build your career in a fast-paced environment where you can collaborate with the some of the most prominent investor and startup ecosystems, then we are a good match. We’re looking for a candidate with the experience, energy and passion to help scale our platform to our growing customer base.
Your job is to design and build the core web and mobile platform that connects thousands of startups around the world with the community and resources they need to grow. We want someone with outstanding technical skills, but we also want a leader who cares deeply about the quality of the product and the direction of the company. We are seeking product focused engineers who enjoy working closely with customers and love collaborating with other talented engineers in a virtual friendly environment. You would be joining an agile team who take pride in building a modern platform built off beautiful code. You are not just here to code.
We are a virtual-friendly & flexible work environment that feels the best work comes from a well communicating team where individuals can find an ideal work setting. We provide work space in Crystal City VA, Washington DC, Brooklyn NY and Dubai UAE.
Preferred Technical ExperienceComfortable working with rapid application frameworks such as Ruby on RailsExperience with consumer web applications deployed on a cloud infrastructure like AWSExperience with product decisions with implementation trade-offs based on customer use cases and engagement metricsExperience architecting microservices and APIsExperience analyzing 3rd party libraries and determining integration trade-offsData model design experience with the ability to balance between performance and feature future-proofingExperience delivering quality features within an agile software development lifecycle, including using testing frameworks like RSpec and CircleCI
Additional Technical ExperiencePassion for building features that deliver and delight customers Ability to implement code with thought towards performance and maintainabilityExperience building iOS and Android applications and launching in app storesExperience developing rich applications with HTML/CSS/JS using frameworks such as React, JQuery, and Foundation
Leadership and Team SkillsDeep commitment to the mission of 1776
Outstanding communication with technical and non-technical audiencesExperience working on an agile team Dedication to mentoring an engineering team around architecture and implementation decisionsA process oriented with drive towards team optimizationLove of beautiful user experienceAbility to share and receive feedback with everyone in the company and the communityPositive attitude