Senior Software Engineer (Full-stack)

Kaizen Labs · New York, NY

Software Engineering
Public Service & Civic Engagement
$100,000 - $250,000 Per Year
Posted 2 weeks ago

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Kaizen Labs is redefining government technology. We believe residents and government staff across America’s 85,000 government agencies deserve access to modern, trusted interfaces that provide critical services like parks & recreation, permitting, public works, and more.

Whether it’s powering a tennis court reservation or the organization of a public rally, our platforms are democratizing access to public services for millions of residents across the country.

Kaizen Labs is rapidly growing across the country, changing the fabric of the communities we live in, and having fun while doing it! Founded in 2022 and based out of New York City, Kaizen Labs is backed by Accel and Andreessen Horowitz.

We are looking for a talented and passionate Senior Full-stack Engineer to join Kaizen Labs. This is a hybrid role, and you will be expected to join our team in-person in New York City for two to three days a week. You will be responsible for leading and building initiatives to empower municipalities with beautiful, powerful digital experiences. These interfaces are web applications that allow users to generate permits, make public reservations, participate in community events, take public transit, and so much more.

Technical Challenges at Kaizen

  • Managing, deploying and scaling our application to thousands of local municipalities

  • Writing and maintaining reusable and customizable components

  • Providing a beautiful and performant experience to empower our customers

What You’ll Do

  • Own, build, and ship new features end-to-end across all levels of the stack

  • Take shared ownership of the product process, and collaborate with product and design teams to craft great user experiences

  • Write high-quality testable code that's functional and long-term maintainable

  • Contribute to high-level architectural decisions, and help to design scalable and efficient systems

  • Work and interact directly with customers to help find the best short and long term solutions for their needs

What You’ll Bring

  • 6+ years of professional software development experience

  • Experience in leading or owning large scale, data intensive projects

  • Proficiency in modern technologies such as Typescript/Javascript/React/Node.js

  • Strong CS fundamentals and experience with web technologies (HTML/JS/CSS) and GraphQL APIs

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Customer-obsessed - you care about providing a good user experience and ensure you fully understand user needs before diving into engineering solutions

  • Exercise sound judgment when making tradeoffs to balance short-term needs with investing in long term foundation

  • Self aware of strengths and weaknesses, takes initiative and seeks to constantly learn and improve

Nice to Have

  • Experience in building and scaling e-commerce applications

  • Some experience with platform and security engineering

  • Experience with Vercel, Render, GCP, Github Actions

Benefits & Company Salary Range

  • Platinum PPO health care plus premium coverage for dental & vision

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Competitive equity grants

  • Employer-sponsored 401k

  • Salary bands range from $100 - 250k


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