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Ad Hoc Needs You to Help Us Build a Better Government

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 operates 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 skills to federal 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 your family or take a bike ride. At Ad Hoc, that’s embraced. 

The Veterans Affairs business unit helps transform the VA into a modern digital services organization where Veteran outcomes are at the center of every effort. We partner with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer – Digital Experience, the Office of Information Technology, Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration to design and deliver seamless user experiences for Veterans, their Families and Caregivers and VA employees.  By applying better practices in service design, product management and technology, we enable VA to increase the usage, throughput, quality and reliability of services and decrease the time Veterans spend waiting for outcomes.

What you’ll do: 
Our ideal Full Stack, QA Engineer will create test documents, including test plans and test summary reports.  They will have a thorough understanding of QA testing environments/tools, and software development life cycles.  As a Full Stack, QA Engineer you will be able to:

Shipping software that impacts the lives of millions of people
Using modern programming languages and frameworks to build scalable services that gracefully integrate with legacy systems
Building and working with APIs to support both the digital services we deliver as well as third-party usage
Using unit and integration testing to ensure systems work as intended
Helping us continuously, iteratively improve
What we hope you’ll bring
Minimum 5 years of experience developing consumer-facing web applications, services, and APIs
Strong experience with JavaScript and Ruby
Experience with cross browser testing tools
Experience with automation testing tools such as Cypress or Selenium (preferred)
Experience with GitHub Actions, CI/CD process tools such as Jenkins or CircleCI
Experience analyzing bugs
Experience with manual testing, browser testing.
Experience with documenting test plans
Experience with Rest API development and maintenance
Experience collaborating with external teams and stakeholders
Experience and understanding of at least one agile methodology such as Scrum, XP, or SAFe.
Experience with Amazon Web Services, in particular EC2, S3, and RDS.(preferred)
Exceptional attention to details
Solid spelling, grammar, and communication skills.

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.
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical related field is required
Minimum of 5 years professional experience in software development or QA testing
Our technical screening involves completing a homework assignment that is then graded blind to remove bias. We do not do tricky, unreliable whiteboarding tests. 

Benefits: 

Company-subsidized Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Use What You Need Vacation Policy
401K with employer match
Paid parental leave after one year of service
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.   

In support of the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, and others like it across the country, Ad Hoc job descriptions feature the starting range we reasonably expect to pay to candidates who would join our team with little to no need for training on the responsibilities we’ve outlined above. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide range of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and responsibility. The range of starting pay for this role is $101,570 – $136,994 and information on benefits offered is here. Our recruiters will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements.

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Tell us about the interview process for this job

We evaluate candidate qualifications by relying on homework assignments. We feel strongly that homework is better than tricky whiteboard tests or timed challenges because: - Submissions are blindly graded in order to help remove bias. - Candidates have the time they need to produce a quality answer, as they would on the job. Candidates can start/stop the homework at any time and have multiple days to complete the exercises. - We engineer differently, according to the Agile methodology, and we rely on homework to evaluate candidate fit for our approach.

Tell us about your diversity and inclusion efforts

Ad Hoc is invested in hiring diverse employees who represent the diversity of the people our government serves. In addition, Ad Hoc prioritizes a company culture which values, considers, and invests in all team members.

Do you have an active contract with ICE?

No

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