Socrata is a company with a purpose. We believe that data – when it’s easy to find and use and when it’s presented with context – can illuminate, inform and inspire. Socrata develops cloud-based software products and solutions that democratize access to public sector data and put it into people’s hands so they can use it at work, at home and on the go. Our industry-leading solutions are enhanced by a proven customer success methodology, delivered by professional digital government change agents. When we succeed at helping governments transform from analog to digital institutions – becoming data-driven – the people who stand to benefit from streamlined access to government data include both external stakeholders and internal government employees.

How safe is my neighborhood? 
Where should I catch the next bus?
Which healthcare plan should I choose for my family?

Answers to quality of life questions such as these are buried in troves of government data. Too often, this data is inaccessible and only useful if you’re a database administrator, a programmer or a data scientist. Our mission is to change that by making government data easy to find, discover, access and use. Socrata’s platform, products and services help governments unlock data trapped in their business systems by resurfacing it in the cloud, flattening it into an easier to use organizational structure and wrapping it with context and meaning. The result is that both external constituents and internal government stakeholders can make far better use of this data.

Socrata has 160 employees and is headquartered in a vibrant and creative workspace in Seattle, WA. The company also has regional offices in Washington, DC and London, UK. Socrata has raised $55M in venture backing from top VC firms including Sapphire Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Frazier Technology Ventures. You can learn more about Socrata at

Front-End Software Engineers at Socrata build experiences that citizens around the world rely upon to learn more about their communities, and hold their governments accountable.


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Minimum qualifications

We want to hear from you if:

  • You have significant HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience - at least 4 years for our current need for team members with more experience. We are currently using React/ES2016 supported by Redux, jQuery, Lodash, D3, and Ruby on Rails.
  • You want to build customer-facing experiences that encourage transparency and drive better, more efficient governance.
  • You care about scalable, robust, well-tested code and have experience with testing frameworks like Mocha, Chai, RSpec or similar tools.
  • You want to work in company where everybody believes in a shared mission and has a strong sense of shared responsibility.
  • You provide code reviews to your team members, especially any more junior engineers on the team. You are a strong communicator, both within and outside of engineering, with a willingness to both mentor and teach when appropriate.

Preferred qualifications

We especially want to hear from you if:

  • You are comfortable making technical decisions when there is no clear correct answer.
  • You have a proven track record of shipping great products.
  • You are not afraid to hold yourself accountable and learn from mistakes.

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