Principal Engineer

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Date Posted: 10 Jan, 2022

Our client is looking for full-stack developers to build a platform designed to stop disinformation on the web before it goes mainstream. This is an incredible greenfield opportunity to have huge ownership and mindshare, to architect the product and choose its enabling technologies, and of course for fantastic career growth.

Required Experience:
5+ years related experience
Technologies Used: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, CSS, HTML, Python, AWS, Terraform, Rust, and Bash as well as other off-the-shelf full-stack solutions and systems languages 
(Strong experience in at least one: Python, JavaScript, Typescript, Rust, NodeJS, React is required.)
STEM-related bachelor's degree - required
An understanding of the political and economic systems in the United States
Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL.
Thorough understanding of data structures and algorithms.
A basic understanding of how client-server applications work, whether web or app-based.
Terraform or Cloud formation
Virtual Machines
Demonstrate sophisticated problem-solving skills involving multiple product subsystems.
Mentor other engineers, expressing humility and leadership.
Self-directed, producing quality feature specifications.
Understand tradeoffs between technical debt and foundational work to support the system's architecture and development.
A passion outside of work

Required Cultural Fit:
A relentlessly positive attitude and the ability to balance work and life efficiently in order to get the job done, without sacrificing sanity. (A sense of humor is a plus.)
A roll up your sleeves attitude. This is a start-up, and no job is too small.
Integrity in unregulated, unchartered territory. 
A constant desire to learn and be challenged by team members of all levels.
The ability to demonstrate discretion. 
The ability to communicate directly and get the job done.
An ability to thrive in ambiguity.

Education: Bachelors Degree