Software Engineer


December 15, 2020

About Statt:

Ever wonder where public policy, legislation, regulations, and ideas come from? We do, too.

Statt is a stealth, venture-backed cloud-native startup building a cutting-edge platform powered by big data, machine learning, and NLP to create real-world impact. We are a small but mighty and growing team looking to democratize access to policy and regulatory intelligence, research, and analysis.

Our team is intellectually curious, precise, and action-oriented. We are building an original and game-changing information system to help our customers know and understand how and why society, the economy, markets, and industries are structured, legislated, and regulated the way they are, and what changes might be around the corner or down the road.

Our founding team includes:

A former state legislator and venture capital backed startup exec.
A founder and CEO of a leading economic policy research organization and former White House senior advisor.
Stanford engineering grad who helped write the source code and led engineering teams for two publicly traded companies.

About the role:

Working in a command line is a part of the job. This is a very hands-on-keyboard role that requires you to write, test, and deploy code.

It does not matter what programming languages you already know; it matters what you can learn and apply. We care more about your ability to write, test, and deploy clean and high-quality code.

Work side-by-side with our Head of Engineering. You will work directly with our Head of Engineering, an experienced and seasoned software architect, engineer, and leader.

Focus on building the spokes, not recreating the wheel. We integrate open-source software where we can so that we can focus on building proprietary technology where it matters.

Contribute to scalable architectural design and then execute it. We build everything with an eye towards scalability.


  • Write, test, and deploy scalable and maintainable code.
  • Take ownership throughout the engineering product lifecycle, from ideation to design, prototyping, development, and deployment.
  • Translate software requirements into stable, working, and high-quality software.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to define and shape requirements.

Required experience and skills:

  • Four plus years of software engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated mastery of at least one frontend JavaScript framework or library, e.g. React, Angular, Vue, or Ember.js.
  • Demonstrated mastery with at least one backend web framework, e.g. Express, Django, Rails, or Spring Boot.
  • Experience with Elasticsearch.
  • Familiarity with building and connecting APIs.
  • Experience developing against and deploying to public cloud infrastructure, e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
  • Ability to stand up big data environments.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong engineering background in a field like computer science, engineering, or mathematics.
  • Familiarity with database storage systems (e.g. relational , NoSQL, or data warehouses).
  • Ability to collaborate and empathize with other team members. You should be comfortable talking to technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and deploy code with minimal supervision.
  • A desire to create software that will change the world for the better.
  • Intellectual curiosity that sets you apart from your peers.
  • Someone who asks the “why” behind the big questions and enjoys the pursuit of information and knowledge.
  • You should embrace that no two days will be the same, even for remote work during COVID.
  • This role comes with a salary range of $125,000 – $150,000, equity compensation, and generous health, wellness, and retirement benefits.

If this sounds like the job for you, please email with your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, a public GitHub repo (though we understand if this might not be possible if you’re working on enterprise software in private repos) and a few sentences about why you’re interested in joining Statt. Bonus points if you tell us about your favorite non-fiction, computer science, or software engineering book!

Our customers come from a diversity of backgrounds and so do we. We hire excellent individuals from a wide variety of lived experiences. We do this because it is the right thing to do and because it makes our company stronger. If you share our commitment to inclusion, compassion, and empathy, Statt is your home

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