Frontend Software Engineer II

Austin, TX
USD 95k - 130k
TypeScript Node.js AWS GraphQL React
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PayIt is a fast-growing GovTech company on a mission to modernize how residents interact and transact with government, improving the customer experience and helping our client agencies more efficiently and effectively achieve their missions. Our easy-to-implement platform consolidates government services and payments into one connected experience and enables our clients to drive resident trust, collect revenue quickly, and redeploy their staff to more important challenges. This innovative approach to government service delivery has garnered significant recognition in both the public and private sectors, including our inclusion in the GovTech 100 every year since 2017. PayIt solutions cover services including hunting and fishing licensing, DMV, courts, property tax, utilities, tolling, and more.

Our culture welcomes people who exhibit what we call “PayIt DNA”: High integrity, drive, grit, high aptitude, and team orientation. We are collaborative and passionate about the work we do to improve the lives of our government clients and the end users they serve. We have ambitious scaling goals, and we look for team members who are ready to roll up their sleeves, solve problems, and find new opportunities to win with our clients. And we have a lot of fun together.

About This Role: 

Software Engineer IIs at PayIt are smart, mission-driven, and afforded a high degree of responsibility and autonomy. We hold ourselves to high standards, always looking to improve our skills, our platform, and our offering to our clients. We are driven by the fact that we’re building a meaningful product and solving exciting technical challenges that impact the lives of everyday people like you and me.  The Software Engineer II on this team is expected to contribute meaningfully to the team and the  codebase while continuing to hone her/his technical expertise. 

This role is ideally based out of our Kansas City office; however, highly qualified remote candidates in AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, MI, MO, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI will also be considered.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Triage and resolve production issues with careful assessment of impact on infrastructure or service operations.
  • Design and execute resilient solutions to problems. 
  • Participate in planning and design discussions.
  • Contribute significantly to the team's software engineering commitments.
  • Review code developed by other engineers and provide feedback to ensure best practices (e.g., style guidelines, accuracy, testability, and efficiency).
  • Provide technical ownership for a number of features maintained by the team.
  • Drive improvement in the design and quality of our platform.

What You’ll Need To Have: 

  • 4+ years experience working on distributed software systems 
  • Understanding of best practices for performance, encryption, security, scalability, and availability in distributed systems.
  • Experience developing solutions to challenging technical problems.
  • Interest in determining and applying appropriate technical designs to solve user needs.
  • Familiar with modern web development technologies and processes; i.e. compilers, bundlers, package managers, etc
  • Experience with React
  • Experience with Typescript
  • Experience building NodeJS backend applications
  • Experience with NoSQL and relational databases and schema design.
  • Commitment to iterative development.
  • Experience working with containers, orchestration tools, AWS, and asynchronous services within AWS.
  • Rigor in automated testing, code quality, and engineering best practices.
  • Experience with asynchronous programming patterns and state management.

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience working with large and complex datasets and/or other distributed data processing systems.
  • Familiarity with GraphQL. (an added benefit)
  • Experience building reliable systems that handle large transactional volume.
Annual Salary Range:
$95,000$130,000 USD

Why Work For Us:

  • Our mission matters. Your work will make life better for our government agency clients and the millions of residents they serve.
  • You’ll do some of the best work of your career here. We tackle complex challenges that are interesting to solve, and you’ll grow a ton working at PayIt 
  • People are our most important resource. Everyone has a voice. Collaboration is our default setting. And we have fun together.
  • We #payitforward with our corporate volunteer program, serving the communities where we work and live.
  • Competitive salaries, excellent benefits, flexible working arrangements, and all the resources you will need to do your best work.

What We Care About:

We hire high aptitude, high integrity people who are great communicators and want to be part of a growing team.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

PayIt is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

PayIt is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an email to the People Operations Team and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  

NOTE: U.S. Citizens and all those authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to provide sponsorship in the United States at this time. PayIt participates in E-Verify. To learn more, click here. Canadian Citizens and those authorized to work in Canada without sponsorship are also encouraged to apply.

To all recruitment agencies: PayIt does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers’ alias, PayIt employees or any other company location. PayIt is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Within the parameters of this position, ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and exercise due care of, company, client, and citizen data that is stored, processed, and transmitted by and for PayIt, as outlined in PayIt’s Business Code of Conduct and Information Security Policies.

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