- 4+ years experience developing software in a team environment, preferably building medium to large-scale systems.
- 1+ years experience working on a remote team.
- Experience with modern web development frameworks.
- Experience designing and implementing application architectures and code that is highly scalable, available, and performant.
- Self-directed, requiring minimal supervision.
- Live 75+ miles away from one of our three offices (DC, SF, NY)
- Collaborate with the product team, government stakeholders, and other contractors to build new systems and make improvements to existing systems.
- Design and spec out major functionality.
- Participate in planning and breaking down requirements into tasks.
- Maintain production systems, handle on-call duties, and systematically debug and resolve issues when they occur.
- Review code and give feedback on technical specs.
- Make improvements by proposing new tools and practices.
Things that are not important to us
- Whether or not you have a CS or engineering degree (or any degree).
- Whether or not you have Github contributions. (It's great if you do, but we don't expect it.)
- Whether or not you have worked at a well-recognized company.
We're a team of engineers, designers, and product builders that were brought in to help fix HealthCare.gov in the winter of 2013. Since then, we've been working with the government to improve the services HealthCare.gov provides. The new application process that we designed and built is now used by millions each year to sign up for health insurance, and has helped America reach its lowest uninsured rate ever. With our experience repairing complex systems at HealthCare.gov we’ve seen how building with high expectations, clear design, and scalable infrastructure can create dramatic benefits. We’ve been the firefighters – now we’re the architects. We're proud of what we've been able to do, but our work is far from done. We’ve since begun work with both the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare. We are focused on modernizing the VA’s appeals processing systems – Veterans currently wait, on average, five years to receive a resolution. For Medicare, we are designing and building the architecture for Medicare's historic transition towards value-based care. We’ve started Nava as a public benefit corporation to radically improve how our government serves its people. We believe that the services our government provides should be clear and reliable. We’re here for the people that have no seat at the table — design for them, make decisions for them. We are their advocate and an active and responsible steward of that power.