Staff Engineer - Data Platform at Workiva

| Greater Denver Area
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We’re looking for a Staff Engineer with deep experience designing and developing API connectors to join our Wdata team. The ideal candidate will have experience working in an enterprise environment writing Java-based, cloud and on premise software that utilizes multiple ERP APIs such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics. This person should have a background implementing auto-updating software with strict compliance requirements. Leading the way in creating our integration strategy, this person will play a critical role in increasing the functionality of our Workiva platform and give our customers the ability to compile data from multiple sources. 


At Workiva we create best-in-class, next-generation collaborative solutions for enterprise productivity. We pride ourselves on bringing the consumer level user experience to business users. We love our customers, and they love us back. We hire smart, talented people with a wide range of skills who are eager to take on some of today’s most challenging problems. Workiva started with an idea: to make complex collaboration easy. Our platform simplifies complex collaboration while keeping data in sync, thus reducing risk. Thousands of companies globally, including over 75% of the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue, use our platform.


*We will consider remote applicants as well as those looking to work in the following offices:

Charleston, SC

Denver, CO

Bozeman, MT

Ames, IA

Scottsdale, AZ


What You'll Do:


  • Identifies & Fulfills Customer Needs & Requirements: Identifies and clearly articulates customer needs and requirements and writes code that meets those needs and also serves the larger business needs of the company
  • Provides leadership for the product team to fully understand and resolve issues, concerns, and problems that result in delivering high quality product components
  • Recognizes the implications of work being done for addressing the needs and concerns of the larger customer base of Workiva and growing the business
  • Software Engineering Lead: Identifies customer or platform needs and requirements and occasionally performs duties associated with the platform/application product owner role
  • Develops and maintains a complete and thorough understanding of all aspects of the software components they are responsible for. This is not limited to code, and includes all aspects of the software development lifecycle, including concept, prototyping, requirements gathering, development, test development, benchmarking, monitoring, analytics, technical support, customer support etc.
  • Supports Product Development Manager or Architect to lead the build effort
  • When serving in product owner role, maintains the backlog, coordinates teams, and works to resolve interdependencies with other product teams
  • Provides technical support to the Product Development manager - leveraging technical understanding of product functionality in defining customer requirements and designing optimal solutions
  • Software Development Planning: Accurately forecasts and plans solution development team deliverables and timelines
  • Forecasts level of team effort in terms of cost, quality, and timelines
  • Estimates and works within planned budgets and timelines, and ensures quality of finished product
  • Manages dependencies between teams in forecasting and planning
  • Knows team’s capabilities and the scope and level of anticipated effort to produce intended results
  • Application/Component Design: Designs complete innovative applications or solutions to meet customer needs and requirements
  • Provides leadership for the development team in generating innovative solutions
  • Leads team members to explore new approaches that will provide optimal solutions to identified issues
  • Collaborates with architects and product managers to design complete software products that can be leveraged to meet a broad range of customer needs and requirements
  • Programming & Testing Code: Creates, modifies, and tests code that meets customer requirements with minimal need for re-work and performs thorough unit testing, and considers full range of implications of a given solution on other related applications and functionality. Generally advances the state of the product area they work within and are widely recognized for their contributions to a given area.

What You'll Need


Undergraduate Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.


  • Demonstrated proficiency in programming to include a solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, object-oriented software design, and working with cloud- based distributed systems
  • Expertise working in Python, Go, ActionScript/Flex, C#, Java, Dart, JavaScript, or React


  • Preferred 7 years experience in software development
  • Preferred experience working in an agile development environment
  • Preferred experience leading a team
  • Experience programming in one or more of: mobile computing, SQL, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, database design, web application design, MVC patterns, Dart, Go, knowledge of HTTP and web protocols are a plus
  • Experience building unit tests and integration tests of code - as important as skill in writing code
  • Solid testing background is a strong indicator of a good fit with the Workiva environment

Travel Requirement

  • Less than 10% travel

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Less than 10% travel to meet with customers, vendors, and suppliers; attend trade shows; meet with teammates in remote locations



Where You’ll Work


Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

  • Customer Success:  Always delight our customers.
  • Trust: Rely on each other. 
  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 
  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 
  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 
  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 
  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.


At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

Learn more:



Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We believe that great minds think differently.  We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation.  Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.  


Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email [email protected]

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Workiva is in an ideal location on the banks of the South Platte River surrounded by restaurants and retail shops!

An Insider's view of Workiva

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Workiva is a close-knit workplace where teamwork is highly valued—people encourage and truly appreciate the hard work of their fellow team members and treat each other as family. With everyone constantly working together to provide the best possible solutions to customers, employees take pride in developing creative products while delivering a serv


Lead Customer Success Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Our platform is incredibly fun to build! It empowers our customers to produce complex documents involving hundreds of contributors, on extremely tight deadlines, leveraging their company’s most sensitive data, and where every single word and number must be exactly right.


VP of Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Workiva prides itself on sharing knowledge among peers. Our Annual Employee Learning Week encourages employees to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge available within the company and schedule time to participate in knowledge sharing sessions, training courses, and self-development opportunities.


Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Our mission: To build trust in the global economy with transparent data and connected reporting.

Our mission statement gives us purpose, our company values inspire us, our leadership principles guide us and our culture connects us in a workplace where we all belong.

Marty Vanderploeg


How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Workiva employees have access to the latest technology in order to do their jobs the best they can, from wherever they work best. New laptops and wireless internet devices mean employees can work from home or while on the road, which helps create an excellent work-life-balance.


Engineering Manager

What are Workiva Perks + Benefits

Workiva Benefits Overview

Workiva offers competitive health and wellness benefits and perks, including a medical plan that offers paid premiums for employees, generous PTO and paid time to volunteer in the community. We have a flexible and casual work environment that also offers 12 weeks of paid parental leave, the ability to work remotely as needed, and to be able to bring your dog to work with you.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Workiva also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Workiva offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Company Bicycles. Healthy Snacks and Drinks. Creative Culture & Open Minded Leadership (ie: autonomous work environment). Flex, HSA, Life, AD&D, supplemental life, Long & Short Term Disability, Paternity Leave. Stock Options and ESPP. Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Women in Tech Committee.

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