Full Stack Engineer, Search & Discovery - Multiple Openings

Remote /
Engineering /
Full Time
Vannevar Labs brings innovative, robust, and scalable software design to the public servants working in defense and national security keeping our country safe.
Our flagship product is Decrypt, a software platform for collecting and processing foreign language text data with a UI for enabling users to quickly interpret the data. Over the last 12 months, we’ve deployed Decrypt to more than a dozen groups in the government. Decrypt is driving some of our most important military and foreign policy decisions by enabling our government partners to understand and respond to foreign actors in ways previously not possible.
In May of 2021 we raised a $12 million Series A investment from Costanoa Ventures and Point72, with General Catalyst participating, allowing us to take the next leap in our growth. We hope you will join us!
We are looking for Full Stack engineers to build out our core products. You’ll be part of a cross-functional team that’s responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment. You should be comfortable working with both front-end and back-end languages and frameworks. We also do something common in Silicon Valley tech companies but radical in the defense space: we develop and test products side-by-side with our users, including on US military bases and remote locations abroad. Our engineering culture is about empathizing with users and building software products that deliver maximum mission impact.
As a founding member of the team your decisions today will have a large impact on the company today and into the future. We believe that simple systems are easier to understand, maintain, and scale - we prefer pragmatic, product-centric solutions. You are innovative: willing to take risks, think critically about novel solutions, and advocate for your ideas while seeking feedback and collaboration. You will be making trade-offs as you work to ensure that our systems are prepared to scale — being able to effectively communicate these trade-offs with your teammates is a must. 

What You'll Do

    • Work side-by-side with our mission team and product managers to ideate software solutions
    • Design client-side and server-side architecture
    • Build the front-end of applications through appealing visual design
    • Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications
    • Write effective APIs
    • Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
    • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software
    • Create security and data protection settings


    • 2+ years as a Full Stack Developer or similar role
    • Experience with the full stack JavaScript ecosystem - React, Typescript, and NodeJS
    • Familiarity with Postgres or similar
    • Experience building and owning features end-to-end
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
    • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access U.S. only data systems and export controlled data.

Additional Qualifications (Nice to haves)

    • ElasticSearch
    • GraphQL
    • Experience with UI/UX design
    • Experience with AWS or similar
    • Docker

What We Offer

    • Substantial equity + 401k match
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Open PTO
    • 12 weeks fully paid parental leave
    • Flexible work environment - you manage your work day
    • 100% remote - work from anywhere in the US
    • Quarterly off-site travel for team-building (once it’s safe)
We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, even if you don’t feel like you're a perfect fit. If you’re passionate about working on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!