Senior Software Engineer

| Greater Denver Area | Remote
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At Workiva, we want a diverse mix of talented engineers who are product builders. If you don’t want to settle for “just doing the ticket”, and if you want to be empowered to change the product to solve customer problems, you’ll love it here. The technologies you know before-hand, or the technologies you leverage while solving problems, matter less than making software that real people enjoy using.

We're an agile team committed to maintaining a positive, safe, supportive, and results driven team culture. We routinely work on improving performance, user efficiency, and user experience in the application. Workiva uses a tight feedback loop with customers to re-prioritize work accordingly in an Agile development process. We’re committed to solving real customer problems and use this feedback loop to ensure we’re delighting them with our solutions.

The team routinely works full-stack. The frontend is a web application leveraging Dart, HTML5, and CSS. The backend services are in Python, Java, and Kotlin, and deployed in a Cloud environment using Kubernetes and Amazon AWS. The technology is a detail - we are confident that engineers can and will learn.

Workiva wants every team and individual to have autonomy and ownership over their team’s deployment, production monitoring, and architecture. We facilitate this by helping individuals grow over time in expertise and with opportunities to lead. Since engineers collaborate with the rest of Workiva’s teams to build a cohesive product, leadership and communication skills lead to growth and opportunity here. Senior Engineers also play the important role of developing and mentoring less experienced engineers. 

*Open to remote or one of our main offices Ames, IA; Scottsdale, AZ; Denver, CO; Bozeman, MT; Missoula, MT

What You'll Do:

  • Deliver and document team or group level technical solutions
  • Perform Code Reviews within your group’s products, components, and solutions; involve external stakeholders (Ex. Security, Architecture) where appropriate
  • Test software and write automated tests (unit, integration, functional, etc) with Wdesk solutions in mind
  • Debug and troubleshoot components across multiple service and application contexts
  • Engage with support teams in triaging and resolving production issues
  • Estimate (or assist in estimating) work at a team or project level
  • Participate in product discovery activities with customers and stakeholders
  • Establish key metrics to identify problems, suggest solutions, and drive resolution.
  • Mentor other engineers both technically and culturally
  • Communicate complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • May participate in Architecture Guilds related to their taxonomy group
  • May lead interns
  • May also perform one or more of the following roles at various times: Tech Lead and/or Architect

What You'll Need

Experience:

  • Minimum two years related experience, typical five years
  • Demonstrated expertise in programming to include a solid foundation in computer science, with competencies one or more of: data structures, algorithms, object-oriented software design, and working with cloud-based distributed systems.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Object Oriented programming languages such as Dart, JavaScript, React, Go, Java, Kotlin, Python, or C#
  • Expertise debugging complex systems or applications
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Mobile computing, relational databases, database design, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, knowledge of HTTP and web protocols are a plus
  • Experience using one or more commercial databases
  • Experience building one or more of unit, integration, functional user acceptance, or contract tests
  • Experience as a technical mentor preferred
  • Experience leading projects or teams preferred
  • Experience working in an agile development environment preferred
  • Experience developing for service oriented architecture is a plus
  • Experience with Docker or other container systems is a plus
  • Experience with active or passive monitoring is a plus

Education:

  • B.S./M.S. in CS/SE/EE/CE/related field or equivalent experience

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Up to 20% travel
  • May require after-hours support to resolve critical customer issues
  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.

How You'll Be Rewarded

  • Base Pay Range in Colorado: $106,000 - $153,000
  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually
  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.

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: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/workiva-life-and-careers/

Learn more: https://www.workiva.com/careers/benefits

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Google AppEngineLanguages
    • Open SourceLanguages
    • Dart Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Graph DatabaseDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

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.

Molly Nitka

Corporate Programs 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.

Gray Sandridge

VP of Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

One of my favorite aspects of Workiva is how all of us collaborate. With collaboration comes new relationships and opportunities to learn about other departments and roles. I've always felt encouraged to pursue opportunities, collaborate with others and find what makes me the most satisfied in my career.

Maddelyn Stephens

Product Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Our mission at Workiva—to build trust in the global economy—is supported by our company values: customer success, innovation, trust, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and accountability. We are successful because we put our employees first, listen to their voices, and respond to their needs.

Marty Vanderploeg

CEO

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

I value that our culture is built around outcomes over output. We have the autonomy to get our work done on our own time. We're encouraged to take time to fully recharge and be our best selves.

Ryan Gilsdorf

Senior User Experience Designer

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.

Culture
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
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have seven employee resource groups that are formed around a shared interest or common goal. These groups are designed to support their members and cultivate a more diverse & inclusive workspace.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
401(K)
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
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
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

When you join Workiva, you get a world-class benefits package for you and your family. On day one, every full-time employee starts with stock options, vacation, and the opportunity to enroll in our discounted stock purchase plan. We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision care plans; life and disability insurance; and 12 weeks of paid parental leave. With a casual dress code, support for health and wellness, and flexible work hours, we’ve got you covered for whatever life brings.

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