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Principal Software Engineer

1776
Washington
Verified
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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 Experience

  • Comfortable working with rapid application frameworks such as Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with consumer web applications deployed on a cloud infrastructure like AWS
  • Experience with product decisions with implementation trade-offs based on customer use cases and engagement metrics
  • Experience architecting microservices and APIs
  • Experience analyzing 3rd party libraries and determining integration trade-offs
  • Data model design experience with the ability to balance between performance and feature future-proofing
  • Experience delivering quality features within an agile software development lifecycle, including using testing frameworks like RSpec and CircleCI
  • Additional Technical Experience

  • Passion for building features that deliver and delight customers
  • Ability to implement code with thought towards performance and maintainability
  • Experience building iOS and Android applications and launching in app stores
  • Experience developing rich applications with HTML/CSS/JS using frameworks such as React, JQuery, and Foundation
  • Leadership and Team Skills

  • Deep commitment to the mission of 1776
  • Outstanding communication with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience working on an agile team
  • Dedication to mentoring an engineering team around architecture and implementation decisions
  • A process oriented with drive towards team optimization
  • Love of beautiful user experience
  • Ability to share and receive feedback with everyone in the company and the community
  • Positive attitude
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