Principal Software Engineer Full Stack w/Back End - Veterans Affairs, API Governance (remote) at Adhoc

Washington, DC

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This is a remote position.

Ad Hoc is a digital services company that helps the federal government better serve people. Our team of experts from across the commercial industry and government brings the modern skills necessary to help agencies transform public services into digital services. Our work enables agencies to meet the needs of their users while closing the gap between consumer expectations and government.

The Veterans Affairs business unit helps transform the VA into a modern digital services organization where Veteran outcomes are at the center of every effort. We partner with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer - Digital Experience, the Office of Information Technology, Veterans Health Administration, and Veterans Benefits Administration to design and deliver seamless user experiences for Veterans, their Families and Caregivers and VA employees.  By applying better practices in service design, product management and technology, we enable VA to increase the usage, throughput, quality and reliability of services and decrease the time Veterans spend waiting for outcomes.

Ad Hoc is looking for a Principal Software Engineer with a focus on API Governance. The ideal candidate will serve as the technical subject matter expert on API design, implementation, and maintenance.  They will communicate technical options and requirements of the API platform to API teams and set technical context for other teams who engage in onboarding, maintaining or updating APIs. They will have deep experience developing and maintaining large-scale production platform systems in modern agile development environments. They know how to design and build mature, robust developer ecosystems. They’re comfortable building systems where developers will be the primary users, and they understand how to build relationships with those developer-users and application teams. They can write well-structured, tested, and secure application code with little feedback or guidance.

What you'll do

  • Serve as the technical subject matter expert on API Governance
  • Guide the development, communication, and evolution of API Governance, including policy and implementation, across multiple API development teams
  • Work with client and vendor stakeholders to build consensus for policy and process decisions
  • Work closely with the delivery platform teams to bake API governance into the Development Infrastructure (DI)
  • Support and enable the migration of the APIs to the new DI
  • Architect and design robust systems to interface with both modern and legacy systems
  • Ship software that impacts the lives of millions of Americans

What you'll bring

  • Experience working with software development teams to develop and document policies, procedures, and governance processes for APIs
  • Expert skills in API security
  • An understanding of how to build relationships with developers and application teams to further iterative platform improvements.
  • Experience building tools for a developer community
  • The ability to write in-depth yet readable documentation allowing third-party developers to build on your platform quickly and easily.
  • Solid understanding of DevOps concepts
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and modern cloud deployment infrastructure. Experience with Amazon GovCloud or GSA’s cloud.gov is a bonus.
  • Experience with government ATOs, security, and compliance would be a plus

More than that, our ideal candidate wants to contribute to work that is bigger than themselves, and wants to make a difference collaborating with their team. They care deeply about building better products, better relationships, and better trust in each interaction people have with their government. They believe in intuitive, easy-to-use government services. They collaborate well with designers, stakeholders, and other teams. They mentor and guide more junior engineers. They’re human-centered.

And if you don’t check every box on the list? That doesn’t mean you can’t help us in our mission to deliver critical government services. Talk to us!

Some basic requirements

  • All work must be conducted within the U.S., excluding U.S. territories. Some federal contracts require U.S. citizenship to be eligible for employment.
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the U.S now and in the future without sponsorship.
  • As a government contractor, you may be required to obtain a public trust security clearance.
  • Minimum 8 years of professional software development
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical Discipline.
    • Substitutions: a minimum of 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Our technical screening involves completing a homework assignment that is then graded blind to remove bias. We do not do tricky, unreliable whiteboarding tests. You can read more about our homework here.
  • Years of Experience:  8 years
  • Degree Requirement:  Bachelor's Degree computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required
  • Acceptable Substitution for Degree:  Additional 8 years of experience if the candidate does not have the degree (Total 16 years of experience) 

           Learn more about engineering at Ad Hoc.

Benefits

  • Company-subsidized Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Vanguard 401K Plan
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Continuing Education/Annual Conference Attendance Stipend

Ad Hoc LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.

In support of the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, and others like it across the country, Ad Hoc job descriptions feature the starting range we reasonably expect to pay to candidates who would join our team with little to no need for training on the responsibilities we've outlined above. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide range of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and responsibility. The range of starting pay for this role is $120,921 - $154,279 and information on benefits offered is here. Our recruiters will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements.

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