Fullstack Software Engineer
Based in Washington, D.C., Quorum is a fast-growing software company and is the leading provider of workflow software and information services for government affairs professionals across the corporations, non-profits, associations, and governmental end-markets. Quorum allows users to manage stakeholder engagement, launch grassroots advocacy campaigns, and track legislative activity at all levels of government, including federal, state and local.
Quorum provides mission-critical solutions to public affairs professionals for their work in Congress, all 50 state legislatures, major U.S. cities, the European Union, and 30+ countries around the globe. Quorum serves over 2,000 customers globally including over 50% of the Fortune 100, and has over 350 team members across the globe. The company recently acquired Capitol Canary, a market leader in grassroots advocacy software.
The Software Engineering team develops high quality datasets, operates data pipelines, develops data models, and builds services and APIs to support server-side application logic, monitor for and improve performance and integrate with the front-end. The engineer will collaborate with the rest of the engineering and product teams to design and launch new product features.
As a Fullstack Software Engineer, you will be part of the NGG development team and report to an Engineering Manager and work the full-stack using tools like React/Redux, Python, Django, PostgreSQL, AWS and much more. The NGG team supports Quorum’s mission of providing our users with best-in-class software tools by owning the end-to-end feature development and maintenance of Grassroots products along with maintaining Grassroots Actions dataset. We do this with our uncompromising commitment to building and maintaining elegant, performant, and reliable applications and services that support our users’ goals to map, track, change, and report. We continually focus on fulfilling client needs, improving the user experience, and introducing cutting edge solutions in the competitive market.
What You'll Do
- First Week: You'll ship new code to production
- First Month: You'll write code at several levels of the stack, from infrastructure to the API to the UI
- First Six Months: You'll take ownership of an entire set of features and make decisions that impact many clients
- First Year: You'll help guide our team as we make broad technical decisions impacting our stack, our products, and the growth of the entire company
- You care deeply about the code you write and either have significant technical skills solving real-world problems or the drive to quickly develop them
- You have an interest in learning new development languages and platforms used by the wider team
- You're a highly-motivated self-starter who wants to make valuable contributions to a team from day 1
- You're an engaged learner—you want to expand your skills, get your hands dirty, and find solutions to challenging problems that require tradeoffs
- You want to work in a fun environment where you can form real friendships with other professionals and where you have a strong sense of belonging at a growing startup
- You're excited to pitch in where ever needed, from helping in recruiting to supporting customers
- You are looking to join a dynamic team immediately
What would we like to see in You
- 5+ years of work experience at a company that produces software for end users as it primary function
- Professional experience writing application code in backend languages like Python, Java, Go or Node.js
- Professional experience with any relational database such as PostgreSQL, MySQL or Oracle
- Familiarity with SQL queries and performant use of Object Relational Mapping frameworks like Django.
- You not only the care about the quality of code you write but also has a strong desire to build skills of those around through code review and mentorship
About the Software Development Team
- We’re a fast-growing team that is dedicated to improving our people, processes, and platform. The multi-cultural team is composed of a DevOps team, the software engineering team, the Product Management team, the Product Design team, and an Information Security team.
- We support many different products but internally think of them as one system with a single unified codebase. Our goal is to build centralized systems that handle complex problems for multiple features and products.
- We’re focused on doing the important things the right way -- we write solid documentation, test our code well, design for scale, and follow defined software development processes.
- We follow best-in-class security practices to safeguard our data and application against bad actors. We regularly test and update processes and technology to fight complacency, because we know good security is a continuous effort.
- We curate high-quality datasets that are essential for effective mapping and tracking of the government and public affairs spaces. Our datasets underpin our promise to give users the information necessary to make smart decisions that influence policy.
- We set rigorous quality standards and monitor them with a mix of programmatic and manual verifications to ensure users maintain a high degree of trust in our systems.
- We’re very close as a team and invest not only in each others’ skills and careers but also in building real relationships with one another: product development is a team sport and we believe that it’s better (and more fun) to work on a team of people that you know well and care about.
Our Work Environment
- We are a remote-first team with flexible work options: work remotely, or you may choose to come into our office in Belo Horizonte.
Our team loves to spend time doing fun things outside of the office - both together and remote, which we call Quorum Fun events. Past Quorum Fun events have included apple picking, yoga, virtual art classes and wine tasting.
If you'd like to learn what it's like to have a real impact at a fast-growing company that is changing the way the advocacy process works, drop us a line. We'd love to talk to you!
- This is a full time CLT Opportunity. Salary range: R$9000 - R$20000 (Commensurate with experience)
- Standard Brazil Holidays
- Monthly Work from Home Stipend
- Mental and Dental Care by SulAmérica
- Monthly Professional Development/Mental Health stipend
- Subscription to Alura learning platform
- Alelo Food Voucher
- Incompany English classes with a native speaker teacher
- Free Subscription to the Calm app
- Invest in Yourself Days - one Friday per quarter is dedicated to your professional development!
- Bi-annual Hackathons
- Unlimited Paid Time Off
- Virtual and in-person team events
- Bright sunlit open office concept with your dedicated desk (if you want it)
- Inclusion & Diversity Affinity Groups to support belonging
- 12 weeks of paid parental leave
- CLT Working Contract.
Quorum Is Working to Advance Pay Equity: What Does That Mean For You?
In an effort to continue to build a diverse and inclusive work environment that advances pay equity, Quorum has implemented a “No Negotiation” policy for base salary for new hires for roles that are currently staffed by three or more team members. This means that candidates for the Senior Fullstack Software Engineer role cannot negotiate Quorum’s base salary offer.
Here’s our promise to you:
- We will not ask you what you are currently earning.
- We will consider years of relevant experience, relevant professional certifications/education, and performance expectations in setting what we believe is a competitive, fair base salary offer.
- We will be transparent about our compensation structure (see above) so that all candidates have equal access to compensation information and can make an informed decision about whether or not Quorum is the right workplace for them.
If you are interested in learning more about how negotiation impacts pay equity and/or why other start-ups have decided to implement a “No Negotiation” policy of some type, here are a few resources: Project Include, AAUW, Ministry for Women, Magoosh.
Note: Quorum does not endorse or verify any of the information provided in the resources on the impact of negotiation on pay equity. We provide these resources simply to increase awareness of a topic we believe is important for both employers and candidates to consider.
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