Sr. Full Stack Engineer, Government

At BetterUp
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Remote*

Posted on November 14th

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Let’s face it, a company whose mission is human transformation better have some fresh thinking about the employer/employee relationship.

We do. We can’t cram it all in here, but you’ll start noticing it from the first interview.

Even our candidate experience is different. And when you get an offer from us (and accept it), you get way more than a paycheck. You get a personal BetterUp Coach, a development plan, a trained and coached manager, the most amazing team you’ve ever met (yes, each with their own personal BetterUp Coach), and most importantly, work that matters.

This makes for a remarkably focused and fulfilling work experience. Frankly, it’s not for everyone. But for people with fire in their belly, it’s a game-changing, career-defining, soul-lifting move.

Join us and we promise you the most intense and fulfilling years of your career, doing life-changing work in a fun, inventive, soulful culture.

If that sounds exciting—and the job description below feels like a fit—we really should start talking. 

We're looking for a senior-level software engineer - someone who cares deeply about their craft, and who wants to use their skills to bring about positive change in the world while working in a high performing organization using modern software development approaches. Someone who is comfortable in the rapidly changing nature of a startup environment but also adept at moving relentlessly forward: doing what needs to be done to unblock projects that truly deliver value to our users. At BetterUp we delight in supporting and pushing each other to bring out the best in our colleagues, and would love someone to join the team who shares our passions for empathy, excellence, and continuous improvement. We also deeply understand that a key to peak performance is balance, and our culture is focused on providing the support our people need to be able to bring their whole selves to bear in service of our mission.

This is a remote role, anywhere in North America!

What you'll do: 
  • Product Engineer: Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to craft consumer grade experiences with a SPA frontend (Ember) and RESTful backend (Ruby on Rails).
  • Lean and Agile Owner: Collaborate with cross functional teams to distill and synthesize requirements into discreet and meaningful iterations that can be implemented quickly to facilitate tight feedback loops and learning via data and metrics. Leverage Lean Startup and Agile methodologies along with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment infrastructure to rapidly prototype and validate ideas.
  • Operational Maintainer: Build scalable and tolerant systems using container technologies (Docker) and cloud infrastructure (AWS, Heroku) as well as internal tooling to accelerate product development cycles.
  • Security Focus: Apply security principles throughout to harden existing systems. Build expertise in NIST controls to influence the platform, infrastructure, and how we test and deploy new features. 

If you have some or all of the following, please apply: 
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Computer Science or related Engineering field preferred
  • 5+ years relevant experience, at least part of which in a startup environment
  • Alignment with BetterUp’s mission of enabling self-driven behavior change
  • Succeeded in a remote work environment
  • Frontline maintainer of "production" consumer application (volume, support, debugging)
  • Strong experience with automated testing patterns
  • Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, Gitflow, Docker
  • Experience with modifying software to comply with standards and regulations (ISO 27001, PCI, NIST, HIPAA, FedRAMP)
  • Experienced in Agile product development processes (SCRUM, Kanban, Lean Startup, etc)
  • Expert in current web technologies (HTTP, REST, Web Sockets, etc)
  • Strong verbal and written communication

Benefits:
At BetterUp, we are committed to living out our mission every day and that starts with providing benefits that allow our employees to care for themselves, support their families, and give back to their community. 
  • Access to BetterUp coaching; one for you and one for a friend or family member 
  • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Per year: 
    • All federal/statutory holidays observed
    • 4 BetterUp Inner Work days (https://www.betterup.co/inner-work)
    • 5 Volunteer Days to give back
    • Learning and Development stipend
    • Company wide Summer & Winter breaks 
  • Year-round charitable contribution of your choice on behalf of BetterUp
  • 401(k) self contribution

We are dedicated to building diverse teams that fuel an authentic workplace and sense of belonging for each and every employee. We know applying for a job can be intimidating, please don’t hesitate to reach out — we encourage everyone interested in joining us to apply.

BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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