Senior Software Developer at KPA

| Greater Boulder Area
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KPA exists to help companies keep their workforces safe and healthy. At the end of the day, we succeed if our clients can send their employees home at night, having not experienced the trauma of a workplace accident or an injury.

How do we do it? By offering a unique combination of software, consulting, and training that helps clients identify, remedy, and prevent workplace safety and compliance problems so they can focus on what’s important—their core business. 

Help us help keep people safe and businesses working efficiently. Named as one of Built In Colorado’s Best Places to Work, KPA is made up of diverse, vibrant individuals working together for the greater good.

We’re here to help our clients build safe, thriving organizations, and we’re looking for some like-minded people to help us do it. 

Position Description:

As a member of the Technology team, the Senior Software Developer will play a crucial role in delivering modern, web-based software based in Angular and Microsoft Stack of technologies (Including Angular, REST API, .NET Core, Entity Framework core, SQL Server). Must be enthusiastic about mentoring, quality, and unit testing - we aim to get it right the first time! The successful candidate has experience creating scalable solutions and delivering high quality software for KPA’s Software as a Service (SaaS) products.

In the first 2 weeks, you will:

  • Have a running development environment confirmed by successfully building the code base for the existing product.
  • Accept, estimate, develop and test a set of low-priority defects associated with one product.
  • Have the solutions peer reviewed and passed prior to check-in

In the first 30 days, you will:

  • Have a minimum of two features ready for delivery following the defined development process and deploy the features to production.
  • Contribute towards the planning, tasking, execution and delivery as defined by an agile development environment that includes reporting time against tasks, estimation of effort, code reviews and commitment to delivery.

In the first 90 days, you will:

  • Demonstrate development productivity and quality on par with the other team members through the daily input of status information. All developed code will be highly scalable, high-quality, object-oriented, and comply with KPA standards.
  • Demonstrate either the ability to design and develop: a) rich user interfaces using standard compliant technologies, b) C# service/business/data layers and other distributed processing components, c) back-end tools to help with builds, deployments, troubleshooting.

In the first 6 months, you will:

  • Collaborate with team members, project managers, product managers and other senior executives on identifying and documenting the technical tasks.
  • Contribute to the analysis, solution designs and implementations of major new system components

By the end of the first year you will have:

  • Demonstrated functional knowledge of KPA’s SaaS platform to the point of leading feature development for multiple components of the platform
  • Provide leadership to other team members on technology, design, and best practices.

Job Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience with .Net Stack - C# Visual Web Development, .net CORE, Entity Framework core, SQL Server (minimum of 5 years)
  • Expert in REST architecture patterns
  • Experience in enterprise software using Object Oriented programming, n-tier design, and service-oriented architecture
  • Angular experience highly desired, experience with SPA applications required (Rxjs and Reactive Forms)
  • Experience developing and designing rich user experience (JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, CSS, HTML, XML) (minimum 5 years)
  • Passionate about unit testing – Xunit and Jasmine frameworks
  • Experience working in a scrum environment with well defined definition of done.
  • Experience with Git or other source control systems.
  • Creative and passionate about cutting edge technologies and continuous personal and team improvement, desire to serve as coach and mentor to more junior team members.
  • Committed to deliver great software solutions, with a deep sense of personal ownership and passion for working with all types of Software Developers and QA Analysts
  • Work ethic that corresponds with KPA’s core values: Integrity, Helpful, Excellence, Agile, Restpectful, Teamwork
  • Experience with build automation tools and continuous integration & continuous delivery (with VSTS/Azure DevOps a plus)
  • Experience building applications in a cloud environment is a plus.

Compensation:

  • Annual base salary between $120k-130k
  • Bonus up to 10% annually

Location:

  • This position will be based out of KPA's corporate headquarters in Lafayette, CO. We are currently working fully remote during the COVID-19 pandemic and are continuing to develop our return to office plans, which will likely be a hybrid remote/in-person model.



About KPA

For over 30 years, KPA has helped 10,000+ clients achieve regulatory compliance, maintain a safe workplace, and save money. 

Business Nuts and Bolts 

Founded in 1986, KPA is a leading provider of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), and Workforce Compliance software and consulting services. KPA solutions help clients identify, remedy, and prevent workplace safety and compliance problems across their entire enterprise. The combination of KPA's software, consulting services, and award-winning training content helps organizations minimize risk so they can focus on what's important—their core business.
KPA’s majority investor is a tier-one private equity firm, Providence Equity Partners, which provides -capital and expertise to accelerate growth organically and through additional acquisitions. We’re now in an exciting time of accelerated growth with the promotion of our SaaS solutions. 

Honoring Our Experiences, Building Mutual Respect 

At KPA, we strive to build an environment that respects our talented colleagues’ individual experiences and mutual respect for our customers and partners regardless of color, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. We aim to make meaningful contributions to celebrate our differences and learn from each other, uniting in an open and accepting culture that acknowledges everyone’s physical, workplace safety, and psychological safety.

We are passionate about what we do, how we do and why we do it. Our culture is driven by the KPA core values – Integrity, Helpful, Excellence, Agile, Respectful, and Teamwork. Success will be determined by the capabilities, energy and character of the people we bring into our organization and the performance they achieve.

KPA, with headquarters in Colorado and teammates throughout the United Sates, is recognized as one of Colorado's Best Places to Work 2021 by Built In Colorado.

“To be ranked so highly in Built In’s Best Places to Work Awards is a recognition of KPA’s dedication to creating a team of outstanding professionals and our efforts to create a positive and safe workplace culture for everyone,” said Chris Fanning, KPA President and CEO. “I believe we’ve developed a high caliber organization comprised of passionate people who are experts in their respective fields and deliver great value to our customers.”
 
As a growing company KPA values its employees by supporting them with a full benefits package including:
- Medical (both PPO and HDHP plans available)
- Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account (dependent on medical plan)
- Dental
- Vision
- Paid Time Off increasing with tenure
- Paid Holidays and floating holidays
- 401(k) match with immediate vesting
- No-cost Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
- Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Telehealth
- Pet Insurance

KPA is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, religious dress/grooming, color, ethnicity, sex (including sex stereotyping), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, creed, uniform service member status, military or veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, breast-feeding and/or pregnancy-related conditions, age, protected medical condition, leave status, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, or any other legally-protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state and local laws. 

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

The Lafayette Y, a coffee shop, brewpub, a variety of restaurants and childcare facilities are all within walking distance. Free Parking!
“I’ve Never Woken up and not Wanted to Come to Work”: How KPA Keeps People Inspired Every Day
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An Insider's view of KPA

What's something quirky about your company?

We have such a diverse workforce! From the Sales team to QA Analysts; people who've spent their careers in auto dealerships to new Environmental Health and Safety graduates; from the steel industry in PA to compliance software in OK to auditors on both coasts and everywhere in between. I'm so pumped to work with so many different kinds of people!

Meghan

Human Resources Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The SDR team is at the center of outreach and client engagement in many cases. I personally love to collaborate with all teams when asked because in the end we all have the same vision. Stepping outside that comfy little box is the only way to successfully schedule appointments, create opportunities and close deals.

JoAnna

Sales Development Representative

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being in a client facing role, holding a professional & positive demeanor is crucial to one’s success. The ability to empathize with varying clients’ needs & changing communication styles are also essential. Most importantly though, is relationship building. It is our job to instill trust with our clients & once this happens, the rest is simple.

Matt

Senior Implementation Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Sales Development function at KPA is a trusted and well-respected voice. The team’s feedback helps drive enhancements to our sales process as well as how we develop as a company and serve our clients better. There’s a regular feedback loop where insights and learnings from the SDR team drive real enhancements to our messaging and direction.

Tyler

SDR Manager

What are KPA Perks + Benefits

KPA Benefits Overview

KPA strives to create a productive work environment by supporting employees and their families with competitive benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
KPA's DEI Group helps to create an inclusive environment for our diverse workforce.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
KPA is careful to source diverse candidates and interviews fairly based on skills and aptitude.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
KPA has provided a place for employees to gather online to take live yoga, stretching, and meditation classes.
Mental Health Benefits
KPA's EAP and Teledoc programs are available to all employees are easy to use resources to support and promote mental health during the pandemic.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 2 weeks of parental leave.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
KPA has provided all employees working remotely during the pandemic a stipend to set up a healthy and productive work environment.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $2000 annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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