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Cleared Software Engineer III

Your Dream. Our Team.

About Rise8

We’re transforming the United States Government and we know that takes a dream team. 

We believe customer experience starts with employee experience, so we take care of our employees. We offer competitive pay and benefits, invest in employee growth, and offer a culture you can’t find anywhere else.

At Rise8, we continuously achieve unreached heights through next-level tech, and on-the-level collaboration. Together, we create continuous impact. We turn breakdowns into breakthroughs, make small steps into giant leaps, and deliver game-changing products through culture-changing process.

We pair Risers with their customer counterparts and practice pairing at every moment to elevate people and teams and deliver results fast and forever. We work in small teams and rotate between them frequently so that we are able to meet new challenges and explore new ideas.

Our methodology is about experimenting and learning, and our culture is empowering. We subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project and are guided by a promise and a purpose: to deploy critical outcomes to prod in order to drive relentless progress. Not just an idea. But an outcome. A better world. A world where every day, fewer bad things happen because of bad software.

Rise8 is certified as a Great Place to Work with 100% of employees saying they love working here.

About You

  • You want to make tomorrow better than today. 
  • You have a passion for high-speed security and you care about risk management over compliance.
  • You believe the biggest vulnerability in any system is time. You live to securely reduce cycle time.
  • You enjoy daily decision making and real product delivery.
  • You help ensure project success and client satisfaction. 
  • You enjoy collaborative teams, pairing with team members, and inviting your clients to participate. 
  • You like to work alongside, and learn from, lean and agile leaders. 
  • You are a creative problem solver who is comfortable with uncertainty.
  • You’re a curious and keen learner who thrives on enhancing your (and our) practices and knowledge.

As a Software Engineer at Rise8, you will: 

  • Work with clients who have never before taken part in design thinking, test-driven-development (TDD), paired programming, continuous-release deployment, backlog management, or even interacted with the user they provide software to.
  • Teach the why behind each of these practices, be flexible to client preferences, and discover new tools that will enable your customer to understand the value that comes with agile software development.
  • Be responsible for learning how your client likes to learn, how they like to receive feedback, and what ubiquitous language they use so you can speak in terms that resonate with them.
  • Learn, teach, and change your approach constantly to best collaborate towards a new way of thinking about engineering.
  • Pair with the customer’s developers and engineers to teach them how to develop and deliver user stories that provide business value, technical feasibility, and user-driven functionality.
  • Deliver functionality by developing working software and ensure a reliable software solution.
  • Ensure that development is delivered week over week and continuously gauge feedback from real users in real time.
  • Pairing with military service people and other developers to deliver value in real time.
  • Responsible for building and testing software solutions and ensuring the team builds upon what we provide not only technically but what we can teach through our practices.
  • Work with a balanced team in mind while building software that fits the user needs, business objectives, and stakeholder vision so the team can quickly make informed engineering decisions based on validated assumptions.

Qualifications 

  • Must have an Active US Secret or TS/SCI Security Clearance. 
  • 3-6 years of Software Development experience in a variety of programming languages.
  • Strong communication skills and interest in a pair-programming environment.
  • Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) and agile methodologies.
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems.
  • Experience with PHP, Kotlin, Java, or Javascript.
  • Experience with Spring Boot, React.JS, Vue or Redux.
  • Experience with both frontend and backend.
  • Experience using container technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with DevSecOps tools and processes such as Git, Concourse, GitLabCI, SonarQube, Fortify, and ThreadFix.
  • Demonstrated experience with API Development.
  • You are comfortable running your software in Linux environments.
  • You have a strong understanding of algorithms, databases, design patterns, and understand how to apply them.
  • You have strong facilitation skills.
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in training, mentoring and/or upskilling engineers.
  • Experience developing cloud-native applications.
  • Experience leading a product or development team.
  • Experience building and deploying in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Experience working directly with clients.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Experience with DoD, especially at a DoD "Software Factory".
  • Located in Colorado Springs, CO and can be onsite on a hybrid capacity. 

Salary 

The annual salary range for this role as it is posted is $111,132.00 to $166,698.00 regardless of final candidate location within the United States. The final job level and annual salary will be determined based on the education, qualification, knowledge, skills, ability, and experience of the final candidate(s), and calibrated against relevant market data and internal team equity. 

Benefits 

  • Flexible schedule in a 100% distributed workforce 
  • Premium Insurance: We cover up to 100% of the employee premium and up to 80% of the combined dependent premium on our base health plan depending on pay band. We also cover 100% of the premium for employee and dependent Dental and Vision as well as employee premiums for Life and Disability coverage.
  • Retirement: 401k match at 10% gross pay.
  • Paid time off (PTO): 4 weeks combined accrued vacation and sick leave, 10 Federal holidays, your birthday, jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Education & Training: Accrued budget of up to $4,000 per year for classes, travel, events, and materials.
  • Wellness Budget: To encourage and support a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, we cover 50% reimbursement on a variety of wellness activities and products, up to $500 per calendar year.
  • Equipment: We offer a MacBook Pro and multi-port adapter.

All of Rise8’s work in this area is with Federal Government customers that require our employees involved with their projects be U.S. citizens. As such, this role requires U.S. citizenship. If hired, you would also be required to go through a background investigation.


Rise8 is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider you for this role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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