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Technical Consultant - Accela

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Job Title
Technical Consultant
Job Location
Remote Based
Job Description


The Technical Consultant is a critical role within the Accela Professional Services organization that leverages a software development skillset to help the project implementation teams configure, deploy and automate the Civic Application Platform for our customers.


The Technical Consultant plays an important role in the continued growth and success of Accela by ensuring Professional Services projects are delivered with the highest quality and adherence to known best practices.  You will be on the front lines with project implementation teams and helping to translate the conceptualized vision of our Civic Platform into reality with your technical scripting and software development capabilities.

A strong candidate for this role will have the ability to:

  • Understand the customer needs and establish the best solutions that address the technical and business requirements
  • Drive effective technical decisions and workstreams in close collaboration with Project Manager and Business Analysts
  • Work closely with Delivery Directors, Project Managers, Architects, Consultants, Partners and directly with customers to coordinate the technology solutions that meet the customer’s needs
  • Take ownership of the solutions from end to end, including architecting, testing, documenting, packaging and publishing
  • Play a key role in the delivery of redistributable packaged solutions to be used by customers all over the world
  • Champion and implement best practices and delivery standards
  • Collaborate with project teams, enforce best practices and ensure all solutions deliver a positive user experience
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the customer and the project team
  • Manage customer expectations and drive adoption of the solutions delivered
  • Conduct architecture and technical workshops
  • Work closely with Solution Architecture team to ensure key customer requirements are being considered as Accela productizes proven packaged solutions
  • Communicate clearly in verbal and written forms 


  • B.S. Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to lead customer facing sessions that result in a clear understanding of the requirements
  • Previous development experience: JavaScript, C#, Java, HTML, Oracle/SQL, Reporting
  • An understanding of UI/UIX design thinking 
  • A good understanding of the architectural principles of cloud based platforms including SaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure and application servers
  • Understanding of cloud offerings and ability to discuss cloud architectures
  • A good understanding of enterprise application integration, data migration (ETL), business intelligence
  • Architectural and development experience of Web Services, responsive web design and mobile apps
  • Understanding of the principles of network, application and information security
  • Ability to lead customer facing sessions that result in a clear understanding of the requirements

The base pay hiring range for this position is $88,000 to $110,000 per year. The base pay offered will take into account internal equity and may vary depending on factors such as the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  A bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of health, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the location where the position is offered.


For nearly 20 years, Accela has been an industry leader in designing and delivering government software to improve efficiency, increase citizen engagement and enable the development of thriving communities. Today, citizens are savvy to how services should be delivered, and expect a consistently convenient, openly transparent view into their local government. While government agencies struggle to do more with less, our mission has never been more critical. Accela provides a robust, cloud-based platform of government software solutions that accelerate growth, efficiency, and transparency in communities of all sizes. From planning, to building, to service request management and more, Accela’s SaaS offerings level the playing field for small and medium governments and enable smaller agencies to leverage larger city technologies. Our open and flexible technology helps agencies address specific needs today, while ensuring they are well prepared for the emerging challenges of the future.

Accela believes in developing and nurturing a workplace community where our differences are celebrated, and everyone feels a sense of psychological safety and belonging. Accela is committed to putting resources and attention towards evolving our practices, policies, and philosophies to enable diversity to thrive and to support equity in opportunity for everyone.

Accela is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and will respond to requests for job accommodations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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Accela Headquarters Location

San Ramon, CA

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Accela Company Size

Between 339 - 1,000 employees

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Accela Total Amount Raised


Accela Funding Rounds

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  • Series E

    $143,500,000 USD

  • Private Equity

    $8,000,062 USD

  • Series D

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $4,120,000 USD