Senior Software Engineer

Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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A mission-driven organization determined to improve people’s lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies. We deliver on this promise by partnering with leading federal agencies to conceive and create powerful...
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Who we are:Bixal is a mission-driven, woman-owned small business determined to improve people's lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies, with a firm belief that everyone has the right to an effective government.   We deliver on this belief by partnering with leading Federal agencies to design, develop, and deliver powerful customer experiences through holistic digital product solutions and strategic communications initiatives––bringing a high standard and unique creative energy to our clients––and our wonderfully diverse culture is what makes it all possible.   Bixal unites different people with different perspectives from all over the world! We provide our team with an open and empowered environment where collaboration thrives and solutions flourish. 
Location:This position is remote. Bixal does not provide visa sponsorship at this time. What will you do?Support the United States Web Design System and its components. You will be part of an open-source project team where transparency and communication are key. You will help the USWDS team to maintain the current version of the system, provide guidance to users that are implementing the system on their own projects, provide support to requests made by the community identifying and fixing potential bugs or issues, as well as work on the modernization of the system and its components for the next iteration of the product. 
You will work in a collaborative environment, including chat and video conferencing collaboration on changes before, during, and after development. Comfortable working in an agile and lean environment to routinely deploy changes. 

Responsibilities:

  • Website-related digital services including web application development and USWDS integrations.  
  • Write clean, well-engineered code that conforms to accepted standards 
  • Create and maintain technical documentation aimed at developers and engineers. 
  • Conduct demonstrations, technical discussions, and developing proof-of-concepts  
  • Provide ongoing support for technical and operational issues which may include identification, assessment and escalation of issues, implementation of bug fixes and vulnerabilities.  
  • Take an active role to reduce the manual overhead necessary for implementing the platform, rotating secrets, performing updates. 
  • Communicate effectively across product, development, operations, and application security teams 
  • Work with business users to gather requirements, write functional and technical specifications.  
  • Participate in the introduction of new capabilities and the enhancement or troubleshooting of existing capabilities 
  • Participate in the estimation and planning of iterative/agile releases.  
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 9+ years of experience 
  • Ability to undergo and pass a Public Trust security clearance Knowledge building websites using static site generators 
  • Knowledge about component-based design systems, preferably USWDS 
  • Exceptional styling skills, using modern CSS and SASS techniques 
  • Sufficient JavaScript knowledge to know how to interact components and their styling 
  • Comfortable with modern tooling: Storyboard, Gulp, WebPack, etc.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with JavaScript writing web applications, comfortable writing and debugging JavaScript code 
  • Understanding of deployment workflows, including integration with CI/CD technologies 
  • Extensive experience implementing design systems from scratch 
  • Exceptionally good with CSS and SASS 
Perks & Benefits:Competitive base salaryFlex hoursWork from home flexibility401K with matching incentiveMedical/dental/vision benefitsFlex Spending AccountCompany provided short-term disabilityCompany provided life insuranceCommuter benefitsGenerous PTOPaid holidaysProfessional development opportunitiesNew business referral bonus
No recruiters or agencies please. Bixal is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds.
Job perks/benefits: Transparency
Job region(s): Worldwide/Anywhere
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