Software Engineer

Jobs at Procurated 
We are a mission-driven team passionate about helping procurement officials nationwide select the best qualified suppliers. In doing so, we hope to make state and local government more efficient and effective, and in turn, improve the lives of the citizens and constituents they serve. 
We strive to create an environment where everyone is set up for success. That is supported by a fundamental belief that most people do their best work when they can spend time with family, friends, and pursuing their passions outside of work. We assert that startup life does not have to be your whole life and we hold each other accountable for maintaining a healthy balance of personal and professional pursuits. We work hard, think big, and don’t take ourselves too seriously.  

Company Overview
Procurated is a network that connects public procurement professionals with the most qualified suppliers. The platform provides a way for state and local government, educational and non-profit purchasers to write reviews of suppliers they've worked with. These reviews help other procurement professionals make more informed decisions when selecting their next supplier. 

Procurated is an early-stage startup backed by Limerick Hill LLC and MayFive Holdings, Inc. The company’s founder and CEO brings valuable experience having served as Deputy Secretary for Procurement of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, where he led what has been called “the most sweeping transformation of state procurement in decades.” This experience led to the creation of Procurated’s sister company, Government Sourcing Solutions (GSS) in 2005. GSS is a consulting firm that helps state and local governments procure goods and services more efficiently. 

Position Overview
At Procurated, the engineering team is responsible for building and maintaining our rating and review platform. Within the platform, users can search for suppliers, rate and review those they’ve worked with, read reviews written by other users, message other users directly, and submit requests for supplier reviews from other users.  
The team embraces an experiment-driven, outcome-oriented approach. That means that product, design, and development work collaboratively to build products and features that solve customer problems. Within this dynamic, Software Engineers should find ways to drive technological innovation, challenge conventions, and think beyond the immediate solution.  
The ideal candidate thrives in an early-stage environment where systems and processes are still being developed. He or she embraces unknowns, remains flexible, enjoys being part of a team that’s growing quickly, and working on a product that’s ever evolving.  
General responsibilities include: 
  • Engineering solutions to real user needs and business objectives. 
  • Breaking out user stories into clear technical tasks.  
  • Working closely with product management and design in a cross-functional team covering all areas of our product. 
  • Implementing and testing features through an agile software development lifecycle. 
  • Debugging, documentation, test automation, and basic dev ops as needed.  
Qualified candidates have: 
  • 3+ years of software development experience 
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails 
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 
  • Experience with SQL databases 
  • Experience creating and integrating with JSON REST APIs 
  • Experience with version control using Git 
We’d consider it a plus if you have:  
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or comparable coursework)  
  • Experience with Python, Node.JS , PostGres, Redis, Heroku, or Mandril 
  • Experience with nascent applications, search, user-generated content, database design/optimization, or taxonomy 
Why work with us? 
The Software Engineer role at Procurated presents a unique opportunity to build a product from the ground up. Development started less than a year ago and the platform went live as a limited beta for one state in June.

As a key member of our small team, you can help build a culture that emphasizes the best practices of agile web development right from the start. In turn, you can shape the Procurated platform and business in a meaningful way, while growing and improving your skillset as an engineer. This team will support your professional development and ensure you have every opportunity for career growth. 
Interested candidates should contact Becca Moran (becca@procurated.com) for more information. 
  Becca Moran