Vacancy Announcement

Office of the Clerk

Position Available: Software Engineer II (Full Stack Developer – Backend focus)
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-req200
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary Level/Range: Up to $110,000/year
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

The Office of the Clerk for the U.S. House of Representatives is seeking a dynamic and innovative Software Engineer (Fullstack/JavaScript Developer) to join a development team that is dedicated to building and enhancing systems critical to legislative operations, used by Members of Congress, Committees, other internal agencies and the public. This position will focus on providing developer level support to both new and existing development efforts.

As an experienced Software Engineer, the applicant must have the temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and professional manner. The applicant must be someone who takes initiative, enjoys finding solutions when presented with challenges, works to build strong working relationships with key stakeholders, is very detail-oriented, and takes pride in their work. Interested parties must work well under pressure in a professional environment, cooperatively, while collaborating with others. The nature of the work also requires that the candidates must be willing to work overtime and/or work after hours on a short notice as needs arise. This position is full time onsite at our location on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Limited telework is available depending on Congressional schedules.



• A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, and equivalent work experience is preferred.

• Minimum five years professional experience as a software engineer.

• Strong written and verbal communications skills.

• Experience developing microservices using ASP.NET or a similar framework such as Spring Boot. Experience developing applications using relational databases such as PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL or Oracle.

• Experience building containerized applications using Docker and/or Kubernetes.

• Experience developing unit tests in Nunit or a similar testing framework.

• Experience building GraphQL APIs and using GraphQL frameworks such as Apollo.

• Experience working as part of an engineering team using agile processes and modern development workflows such as gitflow.

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates please submit your resume online by following the instructions in this link:


This position is located onsite.

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should email for further information.

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. EOE.