Senior Software Engineer

Boston, MA
Engineering /
Full-time /
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive! 

Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!

🌟 OpenGov is a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award winner and a Forbes America's Best Startup Employer 🌟

Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!

Job Summary:

The Senior Software Engineer plays a pivotal role in developing cutting-edge SaaS solutions that drive efficiency, transparency, and accountability within government agencies.  The incumbent will lead the charge in conceiving new features using a modern tech stack while also establishing and upholding stringent standards for the team, ensuring the performance, scalability, reliability, and observability of our products.


• Spearhead the development of robust, high-availability cloud software, instrumental to fulfilling OpenGov’s mission
• Be an integral part of a culture-driven, globally dispersed team
• Advocate for continuous improvement and the adoption of best practices within the team
• Foster collaborative relationships with stakeholders from Design, Product Management, and Engineering departments
• Provide comprehensive support, troubleshooting, and monitoring of production systems
• Architect resilient APIs and services engineered to perform at scale
• Contribute actively to the build, testing, and deployment processes using technologies such as Kubernetes, and Docker
• Assume a leadership role in projects and continuously refine team collaboration and delivery methodologies

Requirements and Preferred Experience:

• A minimum of 5 years of hands-on coding and software design experience
• A minimum of 3 years of experience with a modern, high-level programming language, with Typescript(our primary language), Ruby (optional, nice to have!)
• A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working with both relational and non-relational databases
• Proficiency in source control systems (Git) and familiarity with common CI platforms (e.g., GitHub Actions)
• Proven experience in designing and constructing microservices interconnected through stream processing; experience with Kafka is preferred
• Exceptional communication skills with an unwavering commitment to transparency
• Proven experience working collaboratively within an agile team framework (Scrum or Kanban)

$90,000 - $180,000 a year
Other Compensation: Bonus eligible

The final compensation will be determined by a number of factors such as qualifications, expertise, and the candidate’s geographical location.
What makes OpenGov unique

» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.

» Culture: Winner of 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, Awarded Top 25 Cloud Companies to Work For, Winner of Forbes 2022 Best Startup Employers, 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!

OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.