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Senior Software Engineer 🔥

What is it like to spend a day as a Senior Software Engineer at Workiva?

Yesterday, Heather chose to work from home and concentrate on delivering her feature and cutting another production release. Today, Heather starts her day at the office with a free beverage from the cafeteria and double checks the automated CI/CD pipeline deployed her feature to prod, then reviews the Splunk dashboard for any abnormalities. Seeing no issues, she spends a couple of hours writing code on her latest ticket. During team standup, the team’s Delivery Manager alerts the team, now 6 engineers, that the code review column is filling up so Heather spends time following stand up, helping the team get unstuck. She reviews the code of a junior engineer who is both new to the team and Java, ultimately pairing with them to convey understanding of a tricky implementation of the Spring Framework.

Following lunch, Heather joins a discovery call related to a feature she owns, and finds out that something the customer really wants will require a simple code change and is something she can highlight at this year's internal developer conference. Following the meeting she creates a ticket to detail her findings. Heather is also refactoring an area of her team’s code that has been hard to support, so she spends time with the Staff Engineer, reviewing and learning from their proposed architectural changes. At the end of her day, Heather submits her latest code changes and verifies automated tests are all passing. Heather leaves the office satisfied that she’s making progress and making a difference for Workiva’s customers.

Wouldn’t you love to join Heather?

Job Summary Owns well-defined product features, products or systems from beginning to end What You'll Do

  • Deliver and document team or group level technical solutions

  • Perform Code Reviews within your group’s products, components, and solutions; involve external stakeholders (Ex. Security, Architecture) where appropriate

  • Test software and write automated tests (unit, integration, functional, etc) with Wdesk solutions in mind

  • Debug and troubleshoot components across multiple service and application contexts

  • Engage with support teams in triaging and resolving production issues

  • Estimate (or assist in estimating) work at a team or project level

  • Participate in product discovery activities with customers and stakeholders

  • Establish key metrics to identify problems, suggest solutions, and drive resolution.

  • Mentor other engineers both technically and culturally

  • Communicate complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • May participate in Architecture Guilds related to their taxonomy group

  • May lead interns

May also perform one or more of the following roles at various times:

  • Role: Technical Lead

  • Role: Architect

What You'll Need Experience

  • Minimum two years related experience, typical five years

  • Demonstrated expertise in programming to include a solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in one or more of: data structures, algorithms, object-oriented software design, and working with cloud-based distributed systems.

  • Demonstrated expertise working in modern programming languages such as Dart, JavaScript, Go, Java, Kotlin, Python, or C#

  • Expertise debugging complex systems or applications

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Mobile computing, relational databases, database design, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services. Knowledge of HTTP and web protocols are a plus

  • Experience using one or more commercial databases

  • Experience building one or more of unit, integration, functional user acceptance, or contract tests

  • Experience as a technical mentor preferred

  • Experience leading projects or teams preferred

  • Experience working in an agile development environment preferred

  • Experience developing for service oriented architecture is a plus

  • Experience with Docker or other container systems is a plus

  • Experience with active or passive monitoring is a plus


  • B.S./M.S. in CS/SE/EE/CE/related field or equivalent experience

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 10% travel

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • May require after-hours support to resolve critical customer issues

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.

How You’ll Be Rewarded:

  • Salary range in the US: 

$100,000.00 - $177,000.00 Annually

  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

  • 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits package

The salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.

Where You’ll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

  • Customer Success:  Always delight our customers.

  • Trust: Rely on each other. 

  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 

  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 

  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 

  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 

  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.

At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.

  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Business Employee Resource Groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Women, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Veterans, Disabilities), Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.  

Learn more about life at Workiva: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workiva/ [1]

Learn more about benefits: https://www.workiva.com/careers/benefits [2]  

Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We believe that great minds think differently.  We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation.  Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.  We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email talentacquisition@workiva.com [3].  

Workiva supports employees in working where they work best - either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment.


  1. https://www.linkedin.com/company/workiva/
  2. https://www.workiva.com/careers/benefits
  3. mailto:talentacquisition@workiva.com

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