Software Developer - KPA Flex

Denver, CO
KPA Flex – Development /
Full-time - Remote /
Founded in 1986, KPA is a leading provider of Workforce Compliance software and consulting services. We succeed if our clients can send their employees home at night, having not experienced a workplace accident or injury. The combination of software, consulting, and training helps clients identify, remedy, and prevent workplace safety and compliance problems so they can focus on what’s important – their core business. 
Help us help keep people safe and businesses working efficiently. Named as one of Built In Colorado’s Best Places to Work for five years in a row, KPA is made up of talented individuals working together for the greater good. We’re here to help our clients build safe, thriving organizations, and we’re looking for people with a common goal to help us do it. 

The KPA Flex Software platform helps clients develop a comprehensive EHS program, leveraging technology to instill a culture of safety and maintain a productive workplace. The platform combines features that are tailored to the needs of our clients business, including audits and inspections, incident management, flexible training, and reporting and insights. 

Position Description:
The Software Developer for the KPA Flex solution is a full stack web-application generalist who also works in the native iOS and Android applications. The candidate writes and maintains high-quality code that empowers customers with the resources they need to keep their team safe. The innovative technology and user customizable platform enables clients to collect, evaluate, understand and implement safety and training information in real-time.

The Software Developer will be responsible for the following:

In the first 2 weeks you will:

    • Have a running development environment confirmed by successfully building the code base for the existing product.
    • Accept, estimate, develop and test a set of low-priority defects associated with one product.
    • Have the solutions peer reviewed and passed prior to check-in

In the first 30 days you will:

    • Contribute towards the planning, tasking, execution and delivery as defined by an agile development environment that includes reporting time against tasks, estimation of effort, code reviews and commitment to delivery.

In the first 90 days you will:

    • Demonstrate development productivity and quality on par with the other team members through the daily input of status information. All developed code will be highly scalable, high-quality, object-oriented, and comply with KPA standards.

In the first 6 months you will:

    • Collaborate with team members and leadership to identify and document the technical tasks performed and needed for continued success

By the end of the first year you will have:

    • Demonstrated functional knowledge of the KPA Flex SaaS platform to the point of leading feature development for multiple components of the platform

Success Criteria:

    • Writes and maintains high-quality code that gets the job done
    • Collaborates with peers to meet customer needs
    • Is always learning and continuously improving
    • Is experienced in building web applications
    • Is experienced with JavaScript and interested in using it on the server (NodeJS)
    • Ideally worked with modern web frameworks such as Vue and WebPack
    • Is familiar with secure coding practices (OWASP or SDLC) and has an eye for security concerns like injection attacks 

Job Qualifications

    • Mid-level (roughly 3-5 years) experience in full stack web application development with the following tech stack:
    • NodeJS / JavaScript / TypeScript
    • Git / GitHub
    • MongoDB
    • SQL / PostgreSQL
    • Ideally worked with modern web technologies such as Vue, React, or WebPack
    • Experience with native iOS (Objective-C, Swift) and Android (Java, Kotlin) development a plus
$100,000 - $120,000 a year
Don’t meet every job requirement? At KPA, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. If you’re excited about the role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we still encourage you to apply! You might just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

As a growing company KPA values its employees by supporting them with a full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, PTO, Paid and Floating Holidays, 401k with Company match and immediate vesting, Company-funded Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Programs, Mental Health Benefits, and Pet Insurance.

About KPA

Founded in 1986, KPA is a leading provider of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), and Workforce Compliance software and consulting services. KPA solutions help clients identify, remedy, and prevent workplace safety and compliance problems across their entire enterprise. The combination of KPA's software, consulting services, and award-winning training content helps organizations minimize risk so they can focus on what's important—their core business.  

We are passionate about what we do, how we do and why we do it. Our culture is driven by the KPA core values – Integrity, Helpful, Excellence, Agile, Respectful, and Teamwork. Success will be determined by the capabilities, energy and character of the people we bring into our organization and the performance they achieve.

KPA, with headquarters in Colorado and teammates throughout the United Sates, is recognized as one of Colorado's Best Midsize Places to Work by Built In Colorado for 2024.  

“To be ranked in Built In’s Best Places to Work Awards is a recognition of KPA’s dedication to creating a team of outstanding professionals and our efforts to create a positive and safe workplace culture for everyone,” said Chris Fanning, KPA President and CEO. “I believe we’ve developed a high caliber organization comprised of passionate people who are experts in their respective fields and deliver great value to our customers.”

KPA is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, religious dress/grooming, color, ethnicity, sex (including sex stereotyping), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, creed, uniform service member status, military or veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, breast-feeding and/or pregnancy-related conditions, age, protected medical condition, leave status, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, or any other legally-protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state and local laws. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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