Pivotal: Sr. Software Engineer - Pivotal Labs
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Founded in 2013, Pivotal Software, Inc., combines our leading cloud-native platform, tools, and methodology to empower the worlds largest organizations to adapt to change and build great software. Our technology unleashes developer productivity, while fulfilling our mission to transform how the world builds software.

As a recognized leader in disciplined agile and lean software development practices, Pivotal combines the Silicon Valley state of mind, modern approach, and infrastructure with organizations core expertise and values. Our cloud-native platform and suite of data tools drive software innovation for many of the worlds most admired brands, helping enterprises move at start-up speeds and with greater business agility. We optimize for change and teach next-generation developers to create and build new solutions, and are committed to open source and open standards.

Our methodology is about evolving, in both development and innovation, and our culture is empowering. Our 2,000+ employees across offices worldwide subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project, and are guided by a purposeful mission to transform how the world builds software.

You

You have a passion for high-quality, reliable and maintainable code. Youre comfortable working side by side with product managers, designers, and clients, making decisions together in order to quickly deliver valuable working software to clients and their users. Youre agile and retrospective, and not afraid to identify what were doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we're doing right so we can improve on it. Above all, you judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of our customers.

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Pivotal Labs is Pivotal's consulting team, and a recognized leader in modern software development practices. We work with many of the worlds most influential companies, helping them not only build great software, but fundamentally create a culture of innovation. We also developed Pivotal Tracker, the project management and collaboration tool used by thousands of agile teams worldwide. Our approach is informed by over 20 years of experience and continuous improvement, and blends agile/XP, lean startup and user-centered design.

Your Day

We pair program, all day, every day because we know it delivers remarkable results. We practice and teach an approach to software engineering that applies across industries and organizations, so youll experience all types of teams, products, and technologies. And we believe in working at a sustainable pace youll typically code hard for 8 hours each day, but then youre off work to relax, recharge and refocus.

Required Skills / Experiences

  • 5+ years of Software Development experience in a variety of programming languages
  • Strong communication skills and interest in a pair-programming environment
  • Experience in training, mentoring, and/or upskilling engineers
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to travelup to 30%

Desired Skills / Experiences

  • Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) and agile methodologies
  • Experience working directly with clients, leading projects, and mentoring engineers
  • Ability to travel to work in other Pivotal offices and client offices

Please Note: Due to the nature of some of our clients and projects, this role requires US Citizenship.

Pivotal is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Full-time

Why We Work Here

Bridget
Principal Technologist
"Learning about new technology and sharing it with others is what I like best, and Pivotal is an ideal environment for exploring what's out there in the wider tech ecosystem. I joined to learn from and collaborate with some of the best minds in our industry, and so far it's been all I hoped and more!"
 
Tobias
Field Engineer
"At Pivotal, I get to be part of the transformation that is happening with Cloud-Native applications. The best part of my day is when I'm interacting with customers and using the Pivotal technology stack to help them solve their business needs."
 
Leanne
UX Design
"My job has changed so much over the past 6 years - from designing mobile UI on early smartphone platforms to building a team of inspiring designers to growing our research-driven practice. I'm constantly learning! My day might include a scoping meeting with a potential client, working on a workshop plan for a Discovery & Framing, or matching designers to upcoming projects or rotations."
 
Elresa
New Hire Welcome Concierge
"I provide a high touch welcoming experience for all of our newest employees. In my role I have the ability to be incredibly creative and watch ideas really take shape. I think this is something particular to the culture here of continuous learning."
 
Chris
Data Scientist
"I work with my teammates to help companies solve their biggest challenges using data-driven approaches. My work varies from immersing myself in a new domain, data wrangling, building machine learning models, to presenting results and communicating the impact of the work to executives at a final meeting."
 
Madhura
Software Engineer
"I really enjoy pair programming because I learn something new every day. Having a pair means you always have someone to play ping pong with! I love our open culture and how communicating with others is so easy. When in doubt you can just walk up to anyone. Working on cool new technologies coupled with a bunch of great people is what makes life at Pivotal so enjoyable for me!"
 
John
Advisory Platform Architect
"I work with a team full of smart, talented people who are trusted implicitly to self-organize to get things done. That autonomy and a focus on results means we can execute in ways that would never be possible in a traditional organization."
 
Dormain
Product Marketing
"I support our Data Suite - a broad and flexible pricing model for many of our data products. I work closely with the field and my peers in product marketing and product management for discreet data products. The best part of my day is when I click 'Finish' and 'Deliver' on Pivotal Tracker (yes, we even use it in product marketing!)."
 
Aaron
Product Design
"My role as a designer is to gain empathy for the user, share this knowledge with the team, test a hypothesis, wire-frame workflows, build prototypes, make pretty and support developers and the team. Working at Pivotal is like receiving a degree in Agile and Lean methodologies."