Software Developer

| Westminster, CO, USA | Remote
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Founded in 1986, KPA is a leading provider of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), and Workforce Compliance software and consulting services. We succeed if our clients can send their employees home at night, having not experienced a workplace accident or injury. The combination of software, consulting, and training 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 for five years in a row, KPA is made up of talented individuals working together for the greater good. We’re here to help our clients build safe, thriving organizations, and we’re looking for people with a common goal to help us do it. 


Position Description:

As a member of the Technology team, the Software Developer will play a crucial role in delivering modern, web-based software based in the Microsoft Stack of technologies (Including Angular, REST API, .NET Core, Entity Framework core, SQL Server). Must be enthusiastic about working in a team environment, 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. This role will primarily work on development for our Vera Suite platform, an all-in-one compliance solution for automotive dealerships.

 

The Software Developer will be responsible for the following:

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 mentorship and guidance toother team members on technology, design, and best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Solid experience with .Net Stack - C# Visual Web Development, .net CORE, Entity Framework core, SQL Server
  • Experience in REST API architecture patterns
  • Experience in enterprise software using Object Oriented programming, n-tier design, and service-oriented architecture
  • Angular experience desired, experience with SPA applications required (Rxjs and Reactive Forms)
  • Experience developing and designing rich user experience (JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, CSS, HTML, XML)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 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, and providing support and partnership to team leaders

Compensation:

  • Annual base salary between $100-120k commensurate with experience
  • Bonus up to 10% annually
  • This is a full-time, exempt position

Physical requirements

  • Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • - Working at a computer typing and view a screen - Constantly

    - Stationary sitting or standing - Constantly

    - Visual Recognition - Constantly

    - Hearing/Listening - Occasionally

    - Communicating verbally and/or in writing - Occasionally

    - Travel - Seldom



Don’t meet every job requirement? At KPA, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. If you’re excited about the role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we still encourage you to apply! You might just be the right candidate for this or other roles.


As a growing company KPA values its employees by supporting them with a full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, PTO, Paid and Floating Holidays, 401k with Company match and immediate vesting, Company-funded Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Programs, and Pet Insurance.


About KPA


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.


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 Midsize Places to Work by Built In Colorado for 2024.


“To be ranked 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.”


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. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • GitHubServices
    • Google CloudServices
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • Power BIAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • CanvaDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • MiroDesign
    • UXPinDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • AsanaManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • AzureManagement
    • VisioManagement
    • Chorus.AICRM
    • DocuSignCRM
    • HubSpotCRM
    • LinkedIn SalesNavigatorCRM
    • OutreachCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Salesforce CPQCRM
    • SalesLoftCRM
    • ZoomInfoLead Gen
    • Microsoft TeamsCollaboration
    • SlackCollaboration
    • SmartsheetProject Management

Location

Our headquarters is located in the CirclePoint Corporate Center in Westminster, right off US 36 between 104th and 112th. Minutes from the Westminster Promenade, a major entertainment and food hub.

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 Generalist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love how enthusiastic other teams and departments are to work together. Everyone in the organization is willing to lend a helping hand whether it’s through a quick ping, email, or a video call. It’s energizing being at a company that feels like one big team!

Emma

Senior Financial Analyst

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

Client Success 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
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Most of our roles have the flexibility to work remotely within a hybrid model.
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
KPA's DEI Group helps to create an inclusive environment for our diverse workforce by developing internal training and organizing events and initiatives within the community.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
KPA is careful to source diverse candidates and interviews fairly based on skills and aptitude. Our recruiting team contiunally collects and analyzes data to promote equity in our hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
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.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
We provide 6 weeks of paid parental leave.
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
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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