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Senior Full Stack Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA · Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Please note it is preferred that applicants reside in the Washington D.C. or New York City area

About Alethea

Founded in 2019, Alethea is a tech company that detects and mitigates instances of disinformation and social media manipulation to help clients navigate the new digital reality. We protect clients from the threat of disinformation that targets brands, reputations, employee safety, or financial bottom lines through our industry-leading investigation and remediation services.

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented Senior Full Stack Engineer with a product-thinking mindset. You will develop and maintain the UI and API layers of our web applications, playing a pivotal role in shaping the user interface. You will lead major feature development and collaborate with cross-functional partners and stakeholders, significantly contributing to our product and delivering exceptional value to our customers.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and engineers to understand product requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Design and develop user-friendly, responsive, and visually appealing front-end interfaces using HTML, CSS, React, and Typescript.
  • Implement and maintain robust, scalable, and efficient back-end solutions using server-side languages (e.g., Node.js, Python) and frameworks (e.g., Express, Flask).
  • Write clean, well-structured, and maintainable code following industry best practices and coding standards.
  • Optimize application performance to ensure a seamless user experience across different devices and browsers.
  • Conduct code reviews, provide constructive feedback, and mentor junior engineers to promote knowledge sharing and continuous improvement.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and UI design principles to propose innovative solutions and enhance our product offerings.
  • Troubleshoot and debug issues reported by users or identified during testing, and collaborate with team members to implement effective solutions.
  • Participate in Agile methodologies, including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and retrospectives, to deliver high-quality product features within planned deadlines.
  • Document technical specifications, architecture diagrams, and deployment procedures to facilitate knowledge sharing of our web application systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (8 years) as a Full-Stack Engineer with a focus on UI development.
  • Proficiency in front-end technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and modern UI frameworks/libraries (React and Typescript preferred).
  • Strong understanding of back-end development concepts and experience with server-side languages (Python strongly preferred).
  • Experience working with SQL, NoSQL, and graph-based databases, and knowledge of ORM frameworks (e.g., Sequelize, SQLAlchemy, Hibernate).
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs, GraphQL, and Microservices architecture.
  • Solid understanding of software engineering principles, design patterns, and data structures.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues independently.
  • Excellent technical project management skills to independently lead the scoping and execution of projects.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git).


  • Proactive and forward-thinking.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships.
  • Problem Solving: Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to a dynamic business environment.
  • EQ: High EQ with ability to anticipate needs and proactively work toward solutions.
  • Integrity: Unquestionable integrity and proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Growth Mindset: Flexible attitude with a growth mindset and the ability to rapidly action feedback. Comfortable with a fast-paced start-up environment that involves regular iteration.
  • Curiosity and Drive: Independent thinker with an insatiable curiosity and unstoppable drive to succeed.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary and stock options are negotiated based on experience.
  • Healthcare at the gold-tier level, dental, and vision is fully funded by the employer. 50% of dependent coverage is provided by the employer.
  • Unlimited vacation, sick leave, including office closure between Christmas and New Year’s, and extended holidays at Thanksgiving and the 4th of July.
  • Employer sponsored 401k with a 3% match.
  • Hybrid work environment, with 3 days per week required in office in Washington, D.C or New York.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $180,000 depending on the candidate’s skills, experience, and qualifications. In addition to cash compensation, this role is eligible for a stock option grant. Further, we offer comprehensive benefits, including unlimited PTO, health, dental and vision plans, and generous company holidays. From time to time, employees may also be provided with opportunities for professional growth, development, and advancement.

Alethea is an equal opportunity employer that encourages people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply. We are committed to being an inclusive place to work, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities we serve.