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Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG. Empowering more than 1 million users and 700,000 board members and leaders with a holistic view of their organization’s GRC practices so they can make better decisions, faster. No matter the challenge.

At Diligent, you are an agent of positive change. You are joining a team of passionate, smart, creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place. Be a part of a global community on a mission to make a real impact.

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Position Overview 

As a Senior Software Engineer, your primary task involves developing resilient, scalable, and well-protected microservices that drive our SaaS platform, simplifying governance for our clients. You'll harness the complete capabilities of AWS and concentrate on constructing Serverless solutions, which may involve creating entirely new services or aiding in the migration of existing ones to a Serverless framework, predominantly using Node.js and TypeScript. As an integral member of our central governance units, your team assumes complete ownership of their services, spanning the entire lifecycle from coding to deployment and ongoing monitoring. Additionally, you'll consistently showcase your progress to the entire department through regular demonstrations. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Designing and developing web applications using the MERN stack components. 
  • Responsible to prepare high-level technical design artifacts for platform-level initiatives 
  • Develop high-quality code (e.g. adhering to SOLID principles) with plenty of tests and observability baked-in. 
  • Implement secure and scalable solutions using AWS serverless technology. 
  • Monitoring application performance and responding to incidents
  • Optimize your team’s development, and delivery experience, so you and your team can be as productive as possible and regularly deploy to production.
  • Optimizing application performance by identifying and addressing bottlenecks in the codebase.
  • Implementing techniques like lazy loading, code splitting, and caching to improve user experience.
  • Technical owner of Epics of all sizes, sometimes involving more than one workstream.
  • Should be able to lead technical architecture and implementation of platform-level initiatives
  • Responsible and dependable to take on challenging tasks with minimal supervision
  • Work in a collaborative environment where you regularly pair, plan, and execute tasks as a team and strive to optimize your team’s Lead Time, Deployment Frequency, Mean-time-to-recovery, and Change Failure Rate.
  • Actively participate in enhancing processes by consistently offering improvement suggestions during team retrospectives.
  • Independently manage your deliverables in JIRA without others’ involvement. 

What you need to succeed 

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Engineering, Math, or a related field. 
  • 5+ years of professional experience delivering secure applications in an agile environment. 
  • Proficiency in developing RESTful APIs using NodeJS and/or TypeScript in Open API specifications. 
  • Proficiency in React.js and modern JavaScript to build interactive and responsive user interfaces. 
  • Experience with AWS services, CDK/Terraform is a must.
  • Experience working with Docker in development.
  • Hands-on experience in C++/Ruby on Rails/Python is a plus.
  • Understanding of event-driven microservices architecture.
  • Experience working in Agile and Kanban/Scrum processes.

What Diligent Offers You 

  • Creativity is ingrained in our culture. We are innovative collaborators by nature. We thrive in exploring how things can be differently both in our internal processes and to help our clients
  • We care about our people. Diligent offers a flexible work environment, global days of service, comprehensive health benefits, meeting free days, generous time off policy and wellness programs to name a few
  • We have teams all over the world. We may be headquartered in New York City, but we have office hubs in Washington D.C., Vancouver, London, Galway, Budapest, Munich, Bengaluru, Singapore, and Sydney.
  • Diversity is important to us. Growing, maintaining and promoting a diverse team is a top priority for us. We foster and encourage diversity through our Employee Resource Groups and provide access to resources and education to support the education of our team, facilitate dialogue, and foster understanding.

Diligent created the modern governance movement. Our world-changing idea is to empower leaders with the technology, insights and connections they need to drive greater impact and accountability – to lead with purpose. Our employees are passionate, smart, and creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place. 

Headquartered in New York, Diligent has offices in Washington D.C., Baltimore, London, Galway, Budapest, Vancouver, Bengaluru, Munich, and Sydney. 


We are a drug free workplace. Diligent is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, protected veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Diligent's EEO Policy and Know Your Rights. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].

To all recruitment agencies: Diligent does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Diligent employees or any other organization location. Diligent is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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