AWS Cloud Software Engineer (Can be Remote) - Alexandria - job 635865

Element 84, Inc.

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Alexandria, Virginia

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description




About Element 84 


Element 84 is here to help accelerate and scale projects that have a positive impact on people and the planet. We solve challenging problems across a wide range of industries, but our super power is cloud-based geospatial data processing, remote sensing, and Earth science systems. We were founded by husband-and-wife engineers in 2010 and have grown into a skilled group of practitioners building high-performance systems for the biggest corporate and government clients in the world. Our main office is located in Alexandria, VA but we support a large remote workforce from Michigan to Texas and Pennsylvania to California.


A Few Other Things You Should Know



  1. Element 84's values are: We Invest in Each Other, We are Reliable, and Our Work Benefits our World.

  2. Element 84 works on meaningful projects that are challenging—from a technical, people, and team perspective. We make an impact on large projects through our leadership and expertise, both formal and informal.

  3. Element 84 pays well but we care more about working on projects that matter.

  4. Element 84 values life outside of work. We offer parental leave for everyone and support each other through family challenges like medical problems, adoptions, and new babies.

  5. Element 84 has had a flexible work schedule since our founding in 2010.

  6. Element 84 has made a commitment to diversity. We expect the entire team to share that same commitment. 


About You


You are curious about the world, are constantly learning, driven to lead (formally or informally), and have a strong work ethic. You're interested in solving impactful problems in science, medicine, and other projects that have a societal good. You can work independently or with a team, prioritize your projects, and be effective without micromanagement.




Job Description




Element 84 is hiring a Cloud Software Engineer to join our team in building software that uses the latest cloud-based capabilities and technologies for meaningful projects in the public and private sector.  You'll join a small team of multidisciplinary designers and engineers working to solve challenging problems in geospatial, healthcare, disaster response, and transportation. We're a small company with big roles, and you'll be able to make an impact on day one.


You'll care about writing. Our team is remote and written communication is essential. In addition to caring about a well-crafted email and a succinct conference abstract, you understand that good writing is good design and engineering.


Please submit your information, resume and cover letter if you are interested in this permanent position in the Washington, DC metro area.  Remote candidates welcome.




Qualifications




Here are things we've worked on recently to give you an idea of how you might spend your day:



  • Created REST APIs using Lambda and API Gateway

  • Helped to build a modern cloud native application

  • Worked in a complex and exciting environment


Here are the guidelines we're looking at to gauge experience and skillset:


Required Qualifications



  • 3-5 years experience with the following:

    • Node JS

    • Cloud-Native / Serverless Architecture

    • Git / Continuous Integration

    • AWS Services (Lambda, API Gateway, EC2, CloudWatch, S3

    • PostgreSQL



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Energetic, self motivated, team player that is comfortable using collaboration and open communications.

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields or equivalent experience

  • Ability to pass necessary public trust background checks


Preferred Qualifications



  • Experience with Angular (Type Script)

  • Experience with ElasticSearch


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. At this time, Element 84 will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.




Additional Information




Benefits


Paying attention to who we are as a company–people, family members, friends, and colleagues–is our primary focus at Element 84. There are lots of ways to run a company and for us, it's wanting to come to work, being around people we enjoy, taking on big things with people you trust, and sharing our achievements as a team.



  • You’ll get credit when things go right and we’ll have your back when things go wrong.

  • We only take on work that is challenging and right for us. There are projects we will turn down and the team has a say.

  • We may be a small company, but we have big company benefits meant to support the idea that we're here for the long term and happiness comes from much more than where you work. 

  • We have an extraordinary retention rate because we hire extraordinary people. We hope that’s you.


Element 84 is an equal opportunity employer, with a company culture that values diversity.


We embrace inclusivity and believe that diversity of thought, perspective, and experience helps us reach higher and think bigger. Element 84 is committed to hiring the best person for the team and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.





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