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Polco is Hiring a Staff Engineer!

Remote First Position

Polco is looking to add an insightful and talented QA Engineer who wants to improve cities and communities by building and testing great civic engagement software. We’re looking for a tenacious problem solver who loves a challenge and is excited by the pace of a startup.

Who we are

Polco is dedicated to transforming how local governments, representatives, and community organizations interact with the communities they serve. We’re all about civic engagement and creatively bringing new and innovative technologies to the front lines of democracy. Our team comes from every walk of life and all corners of the political spectrum, but we’re all problem solvers at heart. Polco is designed to bring people closer together regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they think. We appreciate and celebrate these differences among our team, too. After all, we’re building something that everyone needs to love, so a broad range of diverse perspectives is important. We don’t look for people with perfect resumes or who “fit the mold.” We look for people who can make our team better.

What you'll do

As a QA Engineer at Polco, you'll jump right into the role, learning our stack and collaborating with other teams to deliver value to our users. In this role you'll work with the product and engineering team to understand requirements and business value.  Developers at Polco work together as a team to meet our goals and deliver value to our users. 

  • Own the testing and deployment frameworks and processes for our engineering teams.
  • Write clean, high-quality code, adopt test-driven development and Agile practices.
  • Work with a small cross-functional team and partner closely with product, design, and internal stakeholders to find elegant but practical solutions to technical challenges
  • Be a team player. You thrive on seeing your team succeed and do what you can to help everyone meet their goals.
  • You'll be an early team member, with the opportunity to have a major impact on our product, our culture, and the overall business

Who you are

    • You have experience with at least one programming language, and are either familiar with others or can ramp up on another very quickly
    • You have a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, a related field, or professional industry experience
    • You have 5+ years of automated QA experience
    • You have experience building out testing frameworks and have a good understanding of how testing should fit into a deployment process.
    • You have an understanding of software development fundamentals and experience with core web technologies
    • You aren’t afraid to think big - we want to change the world and no idea is too outlandish
    • Are self-driven and have strong communication skills
    • Bonus points for
    • Typescript
    • React
    • GraphQL and Apollo
    • PostgreSQL
    • Developing and/or maintaining deployment pipelines
    • Heroku, or other cloud infrastructure services

Why work with us?

  • A significant chance to improve how government (and maybe even politics) works
  • We're on an awesome stack
  • Remote-first work environment
  • The excitement of being with a rapidly growing tech company
  • Competitive compensation and stock options
  • Benefits package including dental, medical, vision coverage
  • Flexible work hours and paid time off
  • Home office setup stipend

To Apply

Position available immediately and open until filled. EOE.

Please note that Polco will be unable to respond to any telephone calls regarding the position. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

We are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, folks who identify as queer and others who are underrepresented in the technology or research field to apply.

Apply here.

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