Ad Hoc

Senior Software Engineer

Software Developer in Remote

Posted 2019-07-16

At Ad Hoc we build government digital services that are fast, efficient, and usable by everyone

Ad Hoc brings small teams of highly skilled professionals from the private sector to build government software right the first time.

Solving government technology problems is about attacking big problems with design, engineering, and compassion. We’re committed to continually improving what we build and staying focused on user needs for the long haul.

Job Summary and Responsibilities

We’re looking for a driven and organized Senior Software Engineer Back-end to help deliver digital services for the American people. As an Ad Hoc Back-end Engineer:


This is a remote role

Our Federal contracts require that you must be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for employment and that all work must be completed within the US

This position will be open and accepting applications until May 15, 2019.


3+ years of experience developing consumer-facing web applications, services, and APIs
Programming in a major open source language, such as Ruby, Python, Go, Java, or JavaScript.
Understanding of the fundamental technologies of the web: HTTP, SSL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JSON
Proficient spelling, grammar, and communication skills.
Must pass background check and provide references.
Desired Skills

Use Polyglot programming and Swagger to build scalable back-end services that gracefully integrate with legacy systems
Build APIs that support both the digital services we deliver as well as third-party usage
Ship software that impacts the lives of millions of Americans
Strong node.js experience
Experience and understanding of one or more different agile methodologies, including Scrum, XP, or SAFe.
Experience with Amazon Web Services, in particular EC2, S3, and RDS
Our technical screening involves completing our homework assignments exclusively - we do not do any form of whiteboarding in our process. You can read more about our homework here.


Company-Subsidized Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Vanguard 401K Plan
Unlimited Vacation
Continuing Education/Annual Conference Attendance

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Company summary

We want to be the premier government digital services agency.
Ad Hoc is a software design and engineering company that came out of the successful effort to rescue after its disastrous initial launch.

Ad Hoc is focused on developing, delivering, and operating fast, stable, and well-designed digital services on behalf of U.S. government clients. Our work enables agencies to provide transactional and informational services to their users. We bring technologists together to collaborate closely with government partners, crafting solutions and delivering software that works.


Unlimited vacation; remote-first company with a team located all over the country; $2,000 continuing education allowance.

Tech Stack

Node, Python, JavaScript, React, Angular, Ruby, API's, AWS, CSS, Sass, HTML

Interview process

Phone screen; coding challenge; onsite interview to review answers and chat about Ad Hoc and answer questions; phone technical interview with a developer.

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