GovExec wins awards and media praise for its digital innovation, and we want you to help us continue performing at the highest level. We are growing our Software Engineering team and are looking for an engineering lead to continue to build amazing digital products. You’ll develop new digital media experiences for our audience and clients. You’ll work together with a team of product managers, designers, and engineers to improve our web sites (including Government Executive(https://www.govexec.com/), Nextgov(https://www.nextgov.com/), FCW(https://fcw.com/), Defense One(https://www.defenseone.com/), Military Periscope(https://www.militaryperiscope.com/), Route Fifty, (https://www.route-fifty.com/)and, City & State New York(https://www.cityandstateny.com/)), content management system, and audience database.
This is a lead role that values both your technical and people management skills. You are a team player, strategic thinker and a top-notch problem-solver who is excited to take on new challenges. This role reports to the Director of Software Engineering and can be either in our Washington, D.C. office or fully remote in select states.
•Lead a team of full stack developers: Work with senior engineers on the team and help train and mentor junior engineers.
•Work with product managers to conceptualize and create innovative digital products, features, and tools for our digital media publications.
•Develop Athena, our proprietary content management system as we work on building more functionality and transition from Django’s admin framework to ReactJS.
•Help build our data collection and data structuring capabilities to get the most out of AuDB, our audience database, and the new customer data platform (CDP) that we’re building to share more data across the company.
•Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, IT (or equivalent experience).
•At least 8+ years of experience working as a Django developer with 2+ years as a team lead.
•Understanding of all phases of web development, from CSS to database design. This is a full-stack position.
•Strong grasp of Python frameworks like Django.
•Experience with ReactJS or other modern JS frameworks.
•Experience working with MySQL and/or PostgreSQL.
Nice to have:
•Experience with a content management system.
•Prior development experience in Kubernetes and/or Docker.
•Familiarity with Agile methodology and Jira.
•Experience with Azure hosting.
We are constantly building and supporting several Django projects. The largest is our CMS and the websites it supports with MySQL as the database backend. Our Audience database for managing email newsletters and other tools is backed by a PostgreSQL database. This team also works with other projects supported by their own teams, including our virtual events platform and CDP.
Our hosting is through Azure. The CMS and audience database are hosted on Linux virtual machines. We use NGINX for load balancing and for serving static files and uWSGI for the Django applications themselves. Moving forward, we are using Docker with Azure’s App Services to host the applications. We are migrating the older applications to this approach and migrating to using GitHub Actions for all automated deployments, unit tests, and linting.
GovExec’s data and insights set the standard for depth, accuracy, and impact for government leaders and contractors. As the market-leading information and intent-based marketing platform, for over fifty years GovExec has empowered the government ecosystem to engage and support government leaders as they work to achieve their missions across federal, defense, and state and local agencies. Our strategic sales enablement and intent-based marketing solutions accelerate revenue growth to fuel market success. The platform is powered by the largest and most sophisticated database in the public sector, GovExec’s platform reaches 3.3 million government influencers each month and provides its marketing clients with a significant competitive advantage in driving higher conversion and growth.
Working at GovExec
At GovExec, we believe that a new era of work -- particularly when, where, and how it gets done -- has arrived. We are building a hybrid workplace that allows for greater freedom and flexibility while also fostering a collaborative culture, no matter where you are working. GovExec offers permanent remote work in 20+ states across the US, as well as the option to work out of one of our offices based in Washington DC, New York or San Diego. GovExec also offers a range of great benefits including:
•Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
•401(k) retirement plan with company match
•Open time off policy
•Twelve weeks paid parental leave
•Supportive, collaborative teams
•Unique opportunity to help government officials from a private sector company
•Expansive learning and development opportunities
The compensation range for this role is $145,000 to $175,000 per year.
Commitment to Shared Values(https://about.govexec.com/careers/)
GovExec recruits talent for four salient attributes or qualities:
Soul of Entrepreneurship
Culture of Inclusion
Force of Ideas
Spirit of Generosity
Government Executive Media Group, Inc. and its affiliates ("GovExec") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by applicable law.
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