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Cleared Forward Deployed Engineer - Vannevar Labs

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Vannevar Labs builds next generation defense software for the public servants keeping our country safe.  As a team, we exist because we believe in public service, and we think that our democracy and government improve only if we put serious, collective effort into improving them, including the technology our government uses.   
This mission has become urgent. Ukraine is engaged in a war for survival with Russia. China regularly flies nuclear-capable bombers into Taiwan and Japan’s airspace. The US and our allies are fighting a war of deterrence with woefully outdated technology. We build software to support these missions, including providing battlefield information to allies, identifying malign activity, and helping the US deter and deescalate conflict.  
We are a profitable growth startup with some of the best defense investors in the world, including General Catalyst, DFJ Growth, Point72, and enterprise tech investors Costanoa and Felicis. 

About the role

Our Mission teams operate like small startups within the Vannevar umbrella. As a Forward Deployed Engineer, you will be the field "CTO" for that Mission team and customer relationship. You will work on a cross-functional team directly supporting members of our national security. You’ll own the architecture, development, and deployment of software solutions that support specific customer missions. 
Your job includes everything from meeting with customers who serve on the front lines of strategic competition to scoping and implementing software. You will work closely with other engineers, product designers, and former military officers to deliver game changing capabilities into the hands of those who serve our nation.  

What you'll do

  • Engineer and own the software solutions that are deployed to customers 
  • Build software that helps users unlock value within our data holdings: large scale text, multimedia, and geospatial datasets spanning over 46 different languages 
  • Write code to improve products and scale our capabilities to more customers and use cases 
  • Collaborate across interdisciplinary teams to plan, build, and deliver complex software features 
  • Travel up to 20% of time to meet with mission owners and deliver capabilities 

Qualifications (Must Haves)

  • 4+ years as a Full Stack Developer or similar role 
  • Experience building and owning features end-to-end 
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills 
  • Must hold an active U.S. TS Security clearance with SCI Eligibility 

Qualifications (Nice to Haves)

  • Experience with OpenSearch or ElasticSearch
  • Experience with AWS or similar
  • Experience with data science, machine learning, and/or data visualization
  • Experience with web frameworks and platforms such as React, Node, Redux, Apollo, or similar

What we offer

The salary range for this position is $135,000-$205,000 + equity + 401K match. Within the range, individual pay is determined by experience, relevant education, and/or training.
We’re proud to offer competitive benefits that support our employees. Some key highlights of our benefits package include:
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 100% remote first culture. You can work from anywhere in the US and all full time employees have WeWork access
  • Unlimited PTO including competitive vacation and holiday schedules
  • Lifestyle stipends - Monthly mental health, wellness & fitness stipend, in-home office setup stipend and family planning assistance
  • Salary top-up during military reserve duty
  • Fully paid parental leave
  • Child and pet care reimbursement during travel
Vannevar Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.
We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, even if you don't feel like you're a perfect fit. If you're passionate about contributing to our mission, we'd love to hear from you!
We are committed to protecting the privacy of all applicants. Official emails from the company will come from an domain. Under no circumstances will a legitimate representative from our company contact you to request passwords, financial information, or other sensitive personal data. Please be vigilant of potential scams.

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Vannevar Labs Headquarters Location

Palo Alto, CA

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Vannevar Labs Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

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Vannevar Labs Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $75,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $12,000,000 USD

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