Senior Full Stack Engineer

Vannevar Labs

Vannevar Labs

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Vannevar Labs builds next generation defense software for the public servants keeping our country safe. As a team, we exist because we believe in public service, and we think that our democracy and government improve only if we put serious, collective effort into improving them, including the technology our government uses.
This mission has become urgent. Ukraine is engaged in a war for survival with Russia. China regularly flies nuclear-capable bombers into Taiwan and Japan’s airspace. The US and our allies are fighting a war of deterrence with woefully outdated technology. We build software to support these missions, including providing battlefield information to allies, identifying malign activity, and helping the US deter and deescalate conflict.
We are a profitable growth startup with some of the best defense investors in the world, including General Catalyst, DFJ Growth, Point72, and enterprise tech investors Costanoa and Felicis.

Senior Full Stack Engineer

As a member of the product engineering organization, you will be embedded within one of our small teams, of 3-5 engineers, focused on delivering mission-critical capabilities into the hands of those who serve our nation. You’ll work directly with Product Managers, Designers, Mission and Engineers to define the product and technical direction for our product(s).

As a senior engineer, you are expected to take ownership and do whatever it takes to deliver game changing capabilities. You will drive key technical decisions and establish best practices for software engineering within your team. You’ll have a chance to build applications that leverage state of the art tools in Machine Learning and AI, to solve for mission-critical workflows.

What you’ll do

  • Implement new features and user interfaces.
  • Architect efficient and reusable front-end systems that drive complex web applications in environments with performance and resource constraints.
  • Collaborate with Designers, Product Managers, Mission, and Software Engineers to deliver compelling user-facing products.
  • Own and ship significant features along with architectural changes in collaboration with junior developers.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to peers.


  • 4+ years of software development building user-facing products. Mastery of JavaScript is a huge plus.
  • 4+ years of experience building responsive and performant web UIs. Mastery of front-end frameworks, like React, is a huge plus.
  • 2+ years of full stack development, including familiarity with relational databases (like PostGres), caching technologies (like Redis), and object stores (like S3).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tools and best-practices for testing web applications is a huge plus.
  • You must be a US resident or citizen.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 100% remote - work from anywhere in the US
  • 401k matching
  • Mental benefits
  • Flexible work environment - you manage your workday
  • Pet and child care reimbursement during travel
  • Unlimited PTO
The salary range for this position is $175,000 - $215,000 + equity + 401K match. Within the range, individual pay is determined by experience, relevant education, and/or training.
Vannevar Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.
We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, even if you don't feel like you're a perfect fit. If you're passionate about contributing to our mission, we'd love to hear from you!