Senior Full Stack Engineer

US Remote /
Engineering /
/ Remote
About Exygy

Exygy is a digital innovation studio on a mission to build resilient and healthy communities. We enable impact-focused organizations to rethink experiences and create digital products that solve their problems and delight users. Our diverse team brings a breadth of technical expertise, user-centric perspectives, and product strategy to every engagement. As a certified B-Corporation, we are driven by our fierce commitment to the betterment of humanity. Our clients include Johns Hopkins University's Gender Equity Unit, the San Francisco Foundation's Housing Readiness Tool, the City of Oakland's, TRAILS Wellness' mental health resource platform, and the State of California's Cal-Adapt climate resilience databases. Our affordable housing platform, Bloom Housing, has expanded to six jurisdictions, including across the entire Bay Area, and is currently scaling in cities across the country.

Exygy has embraced a work from home philosophy and we are now a remote-first company. This role can be located anywhere in the U.S and may occasionally require some traveling for meetings or team building events. Exygy remains connected and engaged with virtual team events, weekly all hands meetings and regular zoom workshops and trainings.


Exygy seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Full Stack Engineer who is passionate about making a difference in the world with technology. Join our tight-knit team to help us grow CiviForm and deliver on our mission of equitably and effectively ensuring every American’s basic social needs are met. This is a full-time remote position.

**Please Submit your resume before April 30 2023**

Our systems for accessing government services in the U.S. are incredibly complex. Each year, people spend over 10 billion hours completing government forms, and families looking to apply for public benefits encounter one barrier after another. Research shows that the need to navigate complicated requirements and re-enter sensitive personal information repeatedly can feel dehumanizing. These challenges, among others, lead to over $80 billion in funded benefits going unclaimed every year. 

CiviForm was originally built by fellows and the City of Seattle and is now entering a new development and implementation phase. As Exygy moves into the role of product stewardship, this is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with our partners at and new jurisdictions on a tool that has a tangible impact on residents. Our team works to use design and technology to improve lives, and this technical team will help set a vision for CiviForm’s future scale and governance.

As a senior engineer, you’ll work with our cross-functional CiviForm team to define, design, and deliver high-quality web software. You'll spend your time driving forward an open-source project written in Java, utilizing the Play framework. More details are available about the project and the tech stack via CiviForm docs.
While you’ll be a member of the CiviForm team and working collaboratively with our partners, you’ll also have the opportunity to make your mark on the larger Exygy engineering team, helping us to grow in number and expertise outside of public benefits and into justice reform, affordable housing, climate justice, and other impact areas.


    • Writing high-quality code to build new features and address existing issues.
    • Reviewing pull requests, providing feedback, and pairing with other engineers on difficult problems.
    • Contributing to the technical design process and building documentation of decisions to guide future contributors
    • Ensuring code is tested and meets team code quality standards
    • Coaching and mentoring other engineers, helping to improve both their code and their skills
    • Participating in the engineering recruiting and hiring process

Key Experience Desired

    • 3+ years of experience writing production code in a professional, team-oriented environment.
    • 3+ years experience in Java-based frameworks.
    • Deep experience with at least one frontend framework (e.g. React, Angular or Vue).
    • Experience building web applications with a major open-source platform, such as Rails or Java.
    • Experience working with relational databases like PostgreSQL or MSSQLA nuanced point-of-view on agile processes and a pragmatic approach for including new tools and processes.
    • The skill, empathy, and desire to build with other engineers collaboratively through code reviews, joint design, and mentorshipProven ability to effectively collaborate with design and product teams
    • Comfort working in public repositories and commitment to a working style that encourages outside contributors.
    • Demeanor to thrive in a high-change environment; discipline to be effective on a team with lots of personal flexibility but high expectations.

Impress us with your

    • Broad experience across various tech stacks, environments, and application types and a demonstrated ability to quickly pick up new components and methods.
    • DevOps expertise with one or more cloud platforms (e.g. Heroku, AWS, GCP, Azure) and with containerized applications
    • History of delivering systems that scale well and able to design, implement, debug, and optimize complex distributed systems.
    • Leadership in an open-source project or community
    • Contributions to improve the engineering teams you were a member of, both as engineers and as teams.
    • Knowledge of technical trends, emerging techniques, and sources for ongoing innovation in our work.
    • Your experience in client-facing environments, working to understand requirements and collaborating on solutions
$100,000 - $125,000 a year
Compensation & Benefits
The annual salary range for this full-time position is $100,000 - $125,000. Exygy offers excellent benefits, including covering for 100% of the first tier of health, and fully covering dental, vision, and life insurance; 401(k) with employer match; learning and development budget; home office budget and wifi credit; monthly wellness stipend; unlimited paid time off; paid volunteer time (which we need for our B-Corp Certification!) and profit sharing bonuses.

EEO & Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We are actively seeking to create a diverse and equitable work environment because we believe that creates a stronger team.

Exygy values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, older members of society, and others from minority groups and diverse backgrounds to apply. Exygy is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. All employees and contractors of Exygy are responsible for maintaining a work atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment by treating others with dignity and respect.