Full Job Description
This is a fully remote position.
Work on things that matter
Ad Hoc is a digital services company that helps the federal government better serve people. Our teams use modern, agile methods to design and engineer government systems that connect Veterans with services, bring affordable health care to millions of people, and support important programs like Head Start. And as we work to make critical government services intuitive, accessible and human-centered, we're also changing how the government thinks about and uses technology. If you thrive on change, want to help close the gap between consumer expectations and government services, and can see the possibilities in ambiguity, then we want you here with us.
What matters most
Ad Hoc lives, acts and behaves according to our commitment to inclusivity, acceptance, accountability, and humility. We aren't heroes. We believe in missions larger than our individual selves and leave our egos at the door, learn from our mistakes, and iterate in order to better serve the people in our country. We prioritize building teams that represent the diversity of the people our government serves. We love the challenge of government-size projects. We want to bring modern skills to our partner agencies, help them better meet the needs of their users, and close the gap between consumer expectations and government.
Built for a remote life
Ad Hoc is remote-first and remote-always. We've designed our culture, communications, and tools to support a nationwide distributed team since the beginning. Being remote by design allows Ad Hoc to be thoughtful and intentional about creating diverse teams and supporting them with a work environment that fits their lives. With a generous PTO policy and Slack channels for every interest (from bird watching to space nerds to parenting) our culture embraces the things happening in your life. Maybe you need to adjust your schedule to care for a family member or take a bike ride. At Ad Hoc, that's embraced.
What you'll do
Staff Software Engineers are technical experts who work closely supporting both teams and clients through all aspects of the software development cycle, including research, planning, development, and operations. You'll draw on your technical background to ensure solutions are developed according to Ad Hoc's values and help build the capabilities of engineering teams. You're experienced with leading teams, and are comfortable with addressing ambiguity in systems and processes.
You will be working closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and iterate on applications for veterans. This will include rapid prototyping for iterative user testing, in addition to the deployment of native applications as functionality and features are verified with experimentation. You will be responsible for establishing new processes, build pipelines, code quality control mechanisms, and working with other vendors and VA stakeholders for new integrations. You will also be responsible for providing expert advice to your customers and your team for the integration of a mobile application into an already complex technical landscape, and assisting in making trade-offs between platforms, features, and approaches.
What we hope you'll bring
Current expertise delivering high-profile mobile applications
Expertise with iOS and Android platform specifics, including coding, user interface concerns, as well as app distribution and lifecycle
Comfort writing native code on one or both platforms (Swift/Java/Kotlin)
Comfort working with React Native
Knowledge of various mobile frameworks, ability to guide technical decision-making.
More than that, our ideal candidate wants to contribute to work that is bigger than themselves, and wants to make a difference collaborating with their team. They care deeply about building better products, better relationships, and better trust in each interaction people have with their government. They believe in intuitive, easy-to-use government services. They collaborate well with designers, stakeholders, and other teams. They mentor and guide more junior engineers. They're human-centered.
And if you don't check every box on the list? That doesn't mean you can't help us in our mission to deliver critical government services. Talk to us!
Some basic requirements
All work must be conducted within the U.S., excluding U.S. territories. Some federal contracts require U.S. citizenship to be eligible for employment.
You must be legally authorized to work in the U.S now and in the future without sponsorship.
As a government contractor, you may be required to obtain a public trust security clearance.
Some of our available roles are on federal contracts that require a degree or additional years of experience as a substitute.
Our technical screening involves completing a homework assignment that is then graded blind to remove bias. We do not do tricky, unreliable whiteboarding tests. You can read more about our homework here.
Learn more about engineering at Ad Hoc.
Company-subsidized Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Vanguard 401K Plan
Continuing Education/Annual Conference Attendance Stipend
Ad Hoc LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.