Principal Software Engineer

Washington DC
Posted 3 months ago
$120,000 - $160,000
Opportunity@Work, a nonprofit with a mission to increase career opportunities for the millions of adults in the U.S. who do not have four-year college degrees, are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join their growing team! In this role you will be working towards closing the “opportunity gap,” in which access to the good jobs required for upward mobility often depends less on people’s skills and more on whether and where they went to college, who they know professionally and socially, or even how they look. In this role, you will design, architect and build their platform, REST APIs and backend services. You will own entire pieces of the platform (microservices, REST & GraphQL APIs) from research to end-to-end implementation, making technical decisions that impact the success of the company. Working with the Product and Data Science teams, you will build custom integrations, implement new features and work on scaling various pieces of infrastructure. This role will be based out of their Washington, DC headquarters.

Does This Describe You?

    • You have at least 8 years of industry experience building scalable web software, large-scale distributed systems, APIs.
    • You have full-stack engineering experience in any of the following languages: Ruby/Ruby on Rails, Java, JavaScript, Python/Django, C/C++, Scala.
    • You have strong analytical thinking skills and have experience with web best practices such as A/B testing, test coverage.
    • You are comfortable working with a distributed team and you value proactiveness and good communication.
If you are interested in learning more about this company or any Startups/Small Businesses in the area, please contact us and check us out here!!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status


Located in Downtown DC, just a four minute walk from the Farragut North Metro Station. The Opportunity@Work office is surrounded by coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.

Tech Stack

  • Python