Staff Software Engineer - ML, AWS

DiligentBudapest, HungaryFull-time$100k - $245k*Jan 4, 2024
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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:  

Diligent are looking for someone who has a strong knowledge of development to join our Centre for Global Product Innovation in Budapest and together build our new comprehensive Data Platform. We collect information from tens of thousands of sources and process this large amount of data with various tools including ML classification, NLP, and tagging to provide input for the Data Science team and a wide range of reports for our clients, all built on native AWS. 

The ideal candidate will have proven ability to apply effective analysis, design, programming, and testing skills to produce and maintain scaled SaaS software solutions. They will be driven, resourceful and not feel intimidated by significant technical challenges. They will want to take ownership of the features they are working on, proactively drive improvements in software design and development practices, and might work with more junior members of the team to help develop their skills and optimize the performance of the team over time 

Key Responsibilities  

  • In addition to core development activities for core modules and integration projects, you will be required to: 
  • Support multiple teams in setting technical direction 
  • Influencing the engineering culture of the teams. Focusing on continuous learning, improvement, and collaboration. 
  • Mentor and coach the cross-functional team and individuals. 
  • Design, code, review, and test assigned features and user stories, in accordance with the agile methodology employed by Diligent 
  • Collaborate with the product owner and engineering manager in the analysis and documentation of technical requirements and user stories for assigned features 
  • Influence the design of the future state of the product, designing and delivering prototypes, for both front-end and back-end components 
  • Producing high-level technical design artifacts for major stories, can lead technical architecture and implementation of platform-level initiatives 
  • Assist with production of high quality operational and system documentation as required Communicate effectively with other development teams, production operations, and several other technology groups, to ensure regular smooth delivery of working software to production 

Required Experience/Skills  

  • 7+ years experience in a hands-on development role at a commercial software company 
  • Experience with AWS services and solutions 
  • Expertise in designing and implementing distributed enterprise software solutions. 
  • Experience with event-base architectures, messaging patterns and microservices 
  • Strong experience with Python 
  • Knowledge of React, TypeScript and Redux 
  • Understanding of CI/CD concepts and experience with at least one CI/CD system 
  • Successfully manage own workload, and take personal responsibility and ownership for delivery, behaviors, and self-improvement 
  • Strong code review, mentoring and refactoring skills 
  • Good written and oral communications 
  • Solid troubleshooting ability and skills 
  • Experience working on an agile team, providing estimates and reporting progress  
  • Problem-solver attitude - Technology agnostic approach 
  • Keen to improve processes and share knowledge across the team 

Preferred Experience/Skills  

  • Knowledge of various AWS data storage solutions, CDK, Terraform 
  • Experience with NodeJS 
  • Keen to learn more about new languages and frameworks 
  • Experience supporting multiple development teams 

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].

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