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Staff Software Engineer

Sustainment

Sustainment

Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Overview: Sustainment is a company whose products enable US-based manufacturers to confidently build and manage vetted domestic supplier networks, with modern tools to find, communicate, collaborate with, and manage qualified manufacturing suppliers. Our vision is to reimagine the American manufacturing base as a hyperconnected, secure, and resilient ecosystem of local and regional suppliers who can more easily interact and transact with the government and industry organizations that rely on them. As a public benefit corporation, we are committed to a mission-driven approach that will enable continued success for American industry.

The Staff Software Engineer will deliver and support full-stack features on multiple SaaS products. The engineer will be able to follow existing code patterns as well as design and implement APIs for business services, automatically supported by unit testing, including dependencies like data persistence and schema updates as well as front-end support. The engineer will be familiar with and stay up to date with cloud concepts and dependencies to provide option/tradeoff recommendations for future technology updates. The engineer thrives in a collaborative team environment with an openness to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices to support a rapidly scaling startup environment.

We are headquartered out of Austin, TX. This role is eligible for remote work in the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • Make a strong impact and iterate quickly - we have an exciting, challenging, and fast paced product roadmap
  • Create, maintain, and iterate on existing software architectural patterns
  • Contribute to and lead each step of the product development process, from ideation to implementation to release; from rapidly prototyping, running A/B tests, to architecting and building solutions that can scale to support millions of users
  • Partner with design, product, and other development teams to build end-to-end functionality
  • Collaborate and work directly with product and business teams to understand and refine complex requirements
  • Design and deploy highly available and robust systems with reliable monitoring and logging practices
  • Support our culture of collaboration by sharing knowledge and supporting driving engineering best practices within a rapidly scaling startup environment

What we’re seeking:

  • Clearance Requirements: US Citizen or Permanent Resident status required and must be able to pass a federal background check
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related degree and/or real-world experience
  • 5+ years of demonstrated professional engineering experience
  • Experience with languages and frameworks such as: PostgreSQL, C#, Entity Framework, .NET Web API, Angular, React Native, Typescript
  • Product-driven mindset with deep empathy for our customers and strong intuition for end-user experience and business value
  • Strong desire to work in a startup with interest to take on projects from zero to one with collaboration with the rest of the team
  • Love working hard and enjoy a fast-paced ambiguous environment
  • Experience with distributed, reactive systems
  • Open mindset to exploring new language and frameworks
  • Passion for operational excellence
  • Experience supporting cross-team efforts in order to roll-out a new feature or functionality
  • Passion for learning and continuous improvement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an interest in functional-programming

Nice to have:

  • Show us your code! - Github or personal portfolio
  • Working in an early startup environment or on SaaS products

Core Technologies:

  • Docker
  • AWS - including GovCloud
  • Kubernetes
  • Gitlab
  • Datadog

Sustainment offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, company holidays, and 401K matching.

Sustainment is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Sustainment participates in E-Verify.