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Senior Frontend Engineer


Imagine yourself here!

OpenGov is a mission driven fast-growth, Series D, venture backed startup (includes Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, Thrive Capital, and Emerson Collective). Our Board of Directors includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world).  

We have surpassed 1,000+ governments (and growing fast!) using our products in our mission to power more effective and accountable government.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Frontend Engineer to join our amazing Permitting, Licensing and Code Enforcement development team that is based out of Boston, MA and rapidly expanding globally. This full stack team is responsible for building, delivering and operating  the OpenGov Citizen Services Suite

As a Senior Frontend Engineer at OpenGov, you'll build best-in-class SaaS solutions that enable efficiency, transparency, and accountability within government agencies. You'll be a key member of our engineering team, delivering new features and improvements in a fast-paced, agile environment using modern technologies, including EmberJS, React, Redux, and TypeScript, with occasional service development in Node.js.

What you'll make happen:

Ship critical features for our Permitting, Licensing and Code Enforcement product line

Use and contribute to our standards and component library and design system

Reduce the maintenance costs of core services

Collaborate with stakeholders across Design, Product Management, and Engineering

Improve performance of existing system

Participate in an on-call rotation to help resolve issues and improve monitoring and alerting


Delighting customers with usable, high-quality, innovative products

Produce reusable and readable code and libraries

Develop new features and improve existing codeImprove the usability of our employee and citizen facing applications

Write unit and integration tests to improve and maintain high code coverage

Work with local and remote engineers on a regionally distributed team

Help deploy and operate the software owned by the team


5+ years professional experience in front end engineering roles

3+ years professional experience using Git or another popular CVS

2+ years professional experience using Linux CLI

2+ years professional experience with EmberJS or other contemporary frameworks 

Strong understanding of functional programming fundamentals

Experience with GitHub, Gitflow, collaboration, development, profiling & testing tools

BA/BS in a computer-science or related discipline


Experience with AWS, Docker, Kubernetes

Experience using Javascript data visualization libraries

Functional programming experience

Professional experience with Node.js services

Hands-on knowledge of CI/CD practices

Experience with shipping software on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Infrastructure
What makes OpenGov unique

» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs and SF Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Funding: $140 million, Series D company, from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, Thrive Capital, and Emerson Collective. Click here to read more about our latest round of funding!

» Board of Directors: Includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world).

» Growth: Double growth with 1,000+ governments (and counting) using our products!

» Perks: Fully stocked kitchens, daily breakfast and catered lunches, gym reimbursement, music room, zen room, foosball and pool table, Unlimited PTO and 11 paid holidays, 90% medical premium coverage for employees, fun events, and more! Just look at 

» Product: Named a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, our cloud solution leverages cutting-edge technology to innovate on the core processes of Government.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company helping out our communities, cities, and states. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!

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