Software Engineer - Pivotal Labs job

Pivotal Software, Inc.Washington, DC
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Software Engineer - Pivotal Labs
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Company Description

Pivotal unleashes the power of the Silicon Valley state of mind on companies with decades of industry know-how, combining traditional experience with industry-leading capabilities and infrastructure to reshape the world.

Job Description

As a recognized leader in disciplined agile and lean software development practices, Pivotal combines the Silicon Valley state of mind, modern approach, and infrastructure with organizations core expertise and values. Our cloud-native platform and suite of data tools drive software innovation for many of the world s most admired brands, helping enterprises move at start-up speeds and with greater business agility. We optimize for change and teach next-generation developers to create and build new solutions, and are committed to open-source and open standards.

Our methodology is about evolving, in both development and innovation, and our culture is empowering. Our 2,000+ employees across offices worldwide subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project, and are guided by a purposeful mission to transform how the world builds software.


You want to work directly on impactful missions that will affect real people. You want to work on tightknit teams that deliver on that mission each day. You have a passion for high-quality, reliable and maintainable code. You re comfortable working side by side with product managers, designers, and clients, making decisions together in order to quickly deliver valuable working software to clients and their users. You re not afraid to identify what we re doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we're doing right so we can improve on it. Above all, you judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of your users.


Pivotal Labs is a recognized leader in modern software development practices. We work with many of the world s most influential companies, helping them not only build great software, but fundamentally create a culture of innovation. Our approach is informed by over 20 years of experience and continuous improvement, and blends lean startup, user-centered design and agile/XP. We also developed Pivotal Tracker, the project management and collaboration tool used by thousands of agile teams worldwide.

Your Day

A delicious breakfast is offered daily and great conversations are enjoyed with fellow Pivots. Breakfast is followed by a quick standup meeting, at 8:30am, and then a full day of pair programming and test driven development which ends daily at 5:30pm as we value a good work/life balance. We do Extreme Programming on balanced teams with designers and product managers focusing on user centered design and lean startup methodologies. We practice and teach an approach to software engineering that applies across industries and organizations, so you ll experience all types of teams, products, and technologies. And we believe in working at a sustainable pace for nearly 30 years, we ve been teaching clients how to build great software without working teams more than 8 hours a day or 5 days a week.

Required Skills / Experiences
  • Software Development experience and aptitude to learn and flourish in a variety of programming languages
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in a pair-programming, test-driven development environment
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems
Desired Skills / Experiences
  • Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) and agile methodologies
  • Experience working directly with clients, leading projects, and mentoring engineers

Pivotal is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, 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.

This job was posted on Sun Sep 24 2017 and expired on Tue Oct 24 2017.
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  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
  • Train users to use new or modified equipment.
  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration.
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
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