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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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As a Software Engineer (Co-op), you will join one of our teams to help the team take code from design to production. Taking what you learned about coding and algorithms you will build on top of those skills to create thoroughly tested, well designed, easily adaptable, and beautiful software for our customers. This is an opportunity to work closely with UX designers, senior engineers, test automation experts, and a supportive team that values learning and growth. Please check this blog post from Gallant Tang and this blog post from Azmarie Wang. Both are previous co-op students sharing their experience working with us! As a team member, you will:
  • Build features for our customers as well as internal tools using the latest front end and web frameworks, all running on AWS infrastructure,
  • Develop high quality code (e.g. adhering to SOLID principles) with plenty of tests and observability baked-in
  • Develop infrastructure as code using Terraform/CDK for repeatable and consistent deployments
  • Ensure our customers are getting the best experience from the code that we write through automated testing and monitoring.
  • Respond to production issues as they arise.
  • Participate during demo day to share your accomplishments with the rest of R&D.
  • Peer code review for your team members and even outside your team, pair programming, and design sharing sessions to maintain and grow our knowledge and quality standards.
  • Use Kanban processes to ensure value is defined and delivered to our customers in a consistent
You would be an excellent fit, if you have:
  • Experience creating your own web application and understand web protocols
  • Working knowledge of RDBMS such as PostgreSQL, MySQL or SQL Server
  • Working knowledge of AWS, JavaScript, or Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity with one or more CI/CD systems such as Semaphore, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, AWS CodeBuild and CodePipeline
  • Understanding of what objected-oriented programming means and experience with more than one programming language
  • Believe in continuous learning, are self-driven to learn new things, and share your ideas and knowledge
  • Ask questions to quickly unblock yourself so you can complete your tasks efficiently
  • Enjoy a team environment, where sharing and personal connections are paramount


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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