Software Engineer III

Posted 27 April 2022
Salary Competitive
Discipline Software Engineering
Contact NameJames Canosa
Remote working Remote

Job description

We’re transforming the Department of Defense and we know that takes a dream team.

We believe customer experience starts with employee experience, so we take care of our employees.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, invest in employee growth, and offer a culture you can’t find anywhere else.

At Rise8, we continuously achieve unreached heights through next-level tech, and on-the-level collaboration. Together, we create continuous impact. Together, we turn breakdowns into breakthroughs, make small steps into giant leaps, and deliver game-changing products through culture-changing process.

We pair Risers with their customer counterparts and practice pairing at every moment to elevate people and teams and deliver results fast and forever.

Our methodology is about evolving, in both development and innovation, and our culture is empowering. We subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project and are guided by a purposeful mission: to continuously deliver impactful software that users love.


Your Role

At Rise8, we’re in the business of inspiring culture by enabling clients to ruthlessly prioritize end-user value to build, test, and deliver as consistently and often as possible.

You will work with client who have never before taken part in design thinking, TDD, paired programming, continuous-release deployment, backlog management, or even interacted with the user they provide software to.

You will teach the WHY behind these practices while staying flexible to your client preferences. Our clients are true partners and we want to enable them not only through our product delivery but also through our training and relating.

You will learn, teach, and change your approach constantly to best collaborate towards a new way of thinking about engineering.

You will pair with the customer’s developers and engineers to teach them how to develop and deliver user stories that provide business value, technical feasibility, and user-driven functionality.

You will be pairing with military service people and other developers to deliver value in real time.

You will be responsible for building and testing software solutions and ensuring the team builds upon what we provide, not only technically but what we can teach through our practices.

Necessary Experience

  • 3-6 years of Software Development experience
  • Strong communication skills and interest in a pair programming environment
  • Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) and agile methodologies
  • Experience with Kotlin, Java, or Javascript
  • Experience with Spring Boot, React.JS, or Redux
  • Experience with API development
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • You have run software in Linux environments
  • You have a good understanding of algorithms, databases, design patterns and understand how to apply them
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Desired Experience

  • Experience developing cloud native applications
  • Experience leading a development or product team
  • Experience with DoD, especially within a “Software Factory”
  • Experience building and deploying in a continuous delivery environment
  • Security Clearance


  • Insurance. We cover 100% of the employee-only premium for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability.
  • Retirement. 401k match at 10% gross pay.
  • Paid time off (PTO). 4 weeks combined accrued vacation and sick leave, 10 Federal holidays, your birthday, jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Education & Training. Accrued budget of up to $4,000 per year for classes, travel, events, and materials.
  • Wellness Budget. To encourage and support a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, we cover 50% reimbursement on a variety of wellness activities and products, up to $500 per calendar year.
  • Equipment. We offer a MacBook Pro, multi-port adapter, and USB-C CAC reader to all employees.

Rise8 is going to transform the Department of Defense and we know that takes a dream team! The customer experience starts with the employee experience, so we take care of our employees. We offer competitive pay and benefits, invest in employee growth, and offer a culture you can’t find anywhere else. We look forward to having you on the team!
Please Note: All of Rise8’s work in this area is with Federal Government customers that require our employees involved with their projects be U.S. citizens. As such, this role requires U.S. citizenship. If hired, you would also be required to go through a background investigation for Public Trust Clearance. Ability to obtain a Secret or Top Secret Clearance preferred.

Rise8 is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider you for this role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.