Director, Applications Engineering

About Engineering at FiscalNote
Our team has a wealth of diverse life and career experiences that allow us to think outside of the box and ahead of the curve. You'll get the opportunity to work at an institution pushing the boundaries of open data transparency, while collaborating with some of the industry’s brightest engineers and data scientists to devise, nurture, and implement cutting-edge solutions to continuously evolving engineering obstacles.

About the Position
As we continue to reinvent the future of government relationship and issues management, you will be leading a team of passionate and motivated individuals. Your skills as a leader will be tapped as you mentor, teach and assist in the development of team members. Beyond enhancing and pushing forward the capabilities of our client-facing application, you will be critical in guiding and developing solutions that powers our client applications (web, mobile, and general API) as we move toward a polyglot micro-services oriented architecture.

You Will
- Lead a team of a dozen Application engineers
- Exceed the needs of the business
- Build and grow the team as the business and product needs dictate
- Collaborate with Product/UX team to build experiences that delight our clients
- Streamline processes to improve collaboration and development
- Ensure that the quality, performance and reliability needs for the product are met
- Manage recruitment needs for the team
- Mentor team members and help manage career goals
- Manage production issues and develop processes to improve in response to issues
- Develop and maintain KPIs for addressing business needs

You Have
- Intrinsic drive to motivate and lead a team
- Past experience managing engineering teams
- Good communication skills Ability to manage multiple priorities
- Demonstrated experience building successful working relationships with Product + UI/UX teams
- Experience breaking down product specs into engineering components
- Led projects from inception to completion for web and mobile
- Demonstrated knowledge of the following frameworks: Node.js + at least one of the following: Ember.js, React.js, Angular.js, or similar framework
- Demonstrated knowledge in each of the following technologies: Javascript, HTML, CSS, and responsive web
- Working knowledge of iOS development
- 10+ years of experience in the software development industry (preferably developing client-side applications)
- Working knowledge of production environments (Unix, bash, nginx, etc.)
- Experience in each of the following: SQL, Elasticsearch, Redis
- Architecture and production environment decision-making experience

Company Benefits
FiscalNote offers competitive salaries, equity packages, and retirement accounts to ensure we’re all FN owners. We work hard, so we want you to play hard; our open vacation policy and vacation expense contribution help us ensure you’re getting the R&R you need. We offer a comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance options including a Flexible spending account. We have a slew of other benefits which you can check out at

FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FIscalNote is an EEOC.

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FiscalNote is on a mission to build the world’s most powerful platform for analyzing government risk. Every day, the FiscalNote Team transforms the way global organizations build and manage their relationships with all levels of government, enabling them to maximize their impact on legislation and regulation.

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