Skylight ( is at the forefront of a civic movement to reinvent how the government serves the public in a digital world.

You’ll be a key part of our small, but rapidly growing team, which consists of former Presidential Innovation Fellows, founders of 18F, and members of the U.S. Digital Service. (It’s an exciting time to join us!)

We work in small, fast, agile teams to create exceptional customer experiences and enduring solutions out of the government’s most complex design and technology challenges. The work is challenging, but highly rewarding: millions of people — from veterans to immigrants — depend on these critical government services every day.


What you’ll do:

  • Engineer web applications, as part of a cross-functional team that includes user experience designers, product managers, engineers, and other functional specialists
  • Achieve technical excellence by advocating for and adhering to lean-agile engineering principles and practices such as simple design and automated testing
  • Represent Skylight's culture of delivery when interacting with government stakeholders (such as the U.S. Digital Service) and other contractors

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience engineering scalable, high-performing, and secure web applications using Node.js
  • Experience building-out a microservices-based architecture
  • Experience using testing frameworks such as Mocha and Supertest
  • Experience designing and implementing REST APIs with OpenAPI Specification
  • Experience using NoSQL datastores such as MongoDB and DynamoDB
  • Experience using AWS tools, such as EC2, ECS, S3, RDS for PostgreSQL, and Kinesis
  • Experience using Git-based version control tools such as GitHub
  • Expertise using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins and CloudFormation
  • Experience working in an agile team format
  • A mindset and work approach that aligns with our core values (
  • Able to travel from time to time to support on-site client meetings


We focus on supporting you in a variety of ways:

  • Competitive salary
  • Profit-sharing and/or bonus opportunities
  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, vision, and more
  • 401k match at 10% of your salary
  • Unlimited paid time-off policy
  • $2,000 continuing education allowance, including conference events
  • Time to focus on activities such as learning & development, open-source projects, and community outreach
  • An environment that empowers you to unleash your superpowers for public good
  • Potential for relocation assistance if willing to move to a HUBZone area ( (Read more about us being a HUBZone:
  • Remote-friendly work environment


  • Location:
    Washington DC
  • This job is remote friendly.
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications