Your Dream. Our Team.

About Rise8

We’re transforming the United States Government and we know that takes a dream team. 

We believe customer experience starts with employee experience, so we take care of our employees. We offer competitive pay and benefits, invest in employee growth, and offer a culture you can’t find anywhere else.

At Rise8, we continuously achieve unreached heights through next-level tech, and on-the-level collaboration. Together, we create continuous impact. We turn breakdowns into breakthroughs, make small steps into giant leaps, and deliver game-changing products through culture-changing process.

We pair Risers with their customer counterparts and practice pairing at every moment to elevate people and teams and deliver results fast and forever. We work in small teams and rotate between them frequently so that we are able to meet new challenges and explore new ideas.

Our methodology is about experimenting and learning, and our culture is empowering. We subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project and are guided by a promise and a purpose: to deploy critical outcomes to prod in order to drive relentless progress. Not just an idea. But an outcome. A better world. A world where every day, fewer bad things happen because of bad software.

Rise8 is certified as a Great Place to Work with 100% of employees saying they love working here.

About You

  • You want to make tomorrow better than today. 
  • You have a passion for high-speed security and you care about risk management over compliance.
  • You believe the biggest vulnerability in any system is time. You live to securely reduce cycle time.
  • You enjoy daily decision making and real product delivery.
  • You help ensure project success and client satisfaction. 
  • You enjoy collaborative teams, pairing with team members, and inviting your clients to participate. 
  • You like to work alongside, and learn from, lean and agile leaders. 
  • You are a creative problem solver who is comfortable with uncertainty.
  • You’re a curious and keen learner who thrives on enhancing your (and our) practices and knowledge.

As an Engineering Practice Lead at Rise8, you will: 

  • Motivate, cast vision, and provide growth opportunities to the practice.
  • Recruit the right talent at the right time into my practice by utilizing a modern hiring and allocations process
  • Retain high-quality talent by providing career development advice to my team members
  • Grow my practice’s talent by being an empathetic practice coach and mentor
  • Accelerate practice scale and reach by fostering and promoting a culture of continuous learning and feedback so that people can enable others
  • Coach, mentor, and train coaches and staff to accelerate their skills and value to the customer.
  • Encourage and monitor company culture within the practice and grow the current talent through communication and pairing.
  • Advocate for the practice and drive internal and external awareness of the value and impact the company provides.
  • Identify gaps, initiate constructive dialogues, and partner with HR for improvement strategies in performance management.
  • Maintain project awareness, engage selectively, and offer high-level guidance for holistic oversight.
  • Conduct productive department meetings, encourage participation, and idea exchange for strategized meetings.
  • Monitor productivity, adapt workloads, and ensure sustainable performance with efficiency planning.
  • Amplify team expertise through engaging online content, showcase achievements and insights for an elevated online presence.
  • Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of projects and related systems applying strong detail-orientation and problem-solving skills as it pertains to technical implementation techniques.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product, design, and operations, to define and deliver on key product initiatives.

Qualifications 

  • Minimum 10 years of experience supporting Software and/or DevOps environments. 
  • Minimum 4 years of experience managing and overseeing technical teams 
  • Strong background in DevOps practices and software engineering principles with a commitment to staying updated with industry trends and tools.
  • Experience in evaluating engineers, creating skills matrices, and driving talent development while simultaneously displaying a track record of successfully managing engineering teams, offering technical guidance, and fostering innovation. 
  • Solid foundation in software design, development, architecture principles, and the software development lifecycle.
  • Ability to formulate and execute a technical strategy aligning with business goals.
  • Experience in guiding engineering practices, especially pair programming, alongside excellent communication skills crucial for collaborating with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • In-depth understanding of DevOps methodologies, automation, CI/CD pipelines, IaC, containerization, and orchestration.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for technical challenges and solutions.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies, with a track record of on-time project delivery.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Active Security Clearance 
  • Possession of certifications from major cloud providers such as Google Cloud, AWS, or Azure. 
  • Master's degree in Engineering or Engineering Management, with comparable industry experience, showcasing a strong academic and practical foundation.
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, reflecting a versatile skill set and adaptability.
  • Strong combination of software engineering and DevOps experience, enabling effective support across various technical domains.

 

Salary 

The annual salary range for this role as it is posted is $184,117 - $276,176 regardless of final candidate location within the United States. The final job level and annual salary will be determined based on the education, qualification, knowledge, skills, ability, and experience of the final candidate(s), and calibrated against relevant market data and internal team equity. 

Benefits 

  • Flexible schedule in a 100% distributed workforce 
  • Premium Insurance: We cover up to 100% of the employee premium and up to 80% of the combined dependent premium, depending on pay band. We also cover 100% of the premium for employee and dependent Dental and Vision as well as employee premiums for Life and Disability coverage.
  • Retirement: 401k match at 10% gross pay.
  • Paid time off (PTO): 4 weeks combined accrued vacation and sick leave, 10 Federal holidays, your birthday, jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Education & Training: Accrued budget of up to $4,000 per year for classes, travel, events, and materials.
  • Wellness Budget: To encourage and support a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, we cover 50% reimbursement on a variety of wellness activities and products, up to $500 per calendar year.
  • Equipment: We offer a MacBook Pro and multi-port adapter.

All of Rise8’s work in this area is with Federal Government customers that require our employees involved with their projects be U.S. citizens. As such, this role requires U.S. citizenship. If hired, you would also be required to go through a background investigation.


Rise8 is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider you for this role 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.

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