Truss is tackling tough technical problems for the private sector and government. We use modern development practices to build software, streamline infrastructure, and train others through exposure to our teams. We have earned a reputation with our clients for pragmatism, autonomy, expertise, and trust. We extend these values to our strong relationships with contractors, partners, and employees because we believe this is fundamental to doing great work.

Truss was named one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for 2021. All Trussels enjoy full benefits, generous PTO, 401k match, a co-working budget, a kindness budget, and company-wide transparency around salaries and career leveling (view the Truss Leveling Guide). We have been a remote-first organization since our inception and are passionate about work-life balance, building diverse teams, and practicing radical candor.


A position with Truss will allow you to develop a rich skill-set working within an energetic yet balanced environment with a cross-functional team of curious, helpful people. We encourage applicants from a wide range of experience to apply, including those with backgrounds in application, UI, backend and/or frontend engineering, as well as generalists. As an application engineer at Truss you will learn to think holistically about engineering issues using engineering fundamentals. As an L2 engineer, you’ll help the team plan and break down complex projects and learn how to drive technical decisions.


Application Engineers collaborate with the government and other contractors to invent, implement, and deploy new systems and improvements to existing systems. We build reliable and secure production applications with quality test coverage and also maintain production systems and investigate issues when they occur.


The Application Engineering practice at Truss offers a robust and collaborative learning environment, where L2 engineers are provided guidance and mentorship, and support when something inevitably breaks. The ideal candidate has a proactive mindset, is solution oriented, and knows when to ask for help. This is a fully remote position and reports to an assigned manager within the practice.

The salary range for this position is $117,500 – $137,000.


    • Good communicator, including thoughtful listening skills, the ability to express ideas clearly and succinctly, and the ability to communicate well in writing
    • An adaptive, empathetic, collaborative and positive mindset
    • Excitement to experiment with new technologies and best practices
    • Have held one engineering position prior
    • Experience with one commonly used programming language such as JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Ruby, Go, Java, etc.


    • Familiarity with automation of testing, deployments, or other repeatable tasks
    • Web frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular, Rails, Django, Flask, Express, etc.
    • Modern web technologies such as HTML, CSS
    • Common API design patterns like REST or GraphQL
    • Common databases (MySQL, postgreSQL) and data schema design
    • Working with government agencies on their systems or products for them

Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the US. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Truss is a federal contractor and as such must adhere to executive order 14042 for the Covid Vaccination mandate regarding federal contractors. Upon employment, Truss will request proof of vaccination. If a medical or religious accommodation is needed, a discussion can be held with our People Operations department.

** A note from Truss: We know you’re likely experiencing a lot of disruption as our nation (and our world) responds to COVID-19 and other events – we’re experiencing it, too. During video interviews, you’ll likely see more of our human side. Family members, partners, kids, and pets are home with some of us! We promise to be present and engaged, but we may be a little…harried. It’s OK if you are, too – we understand that everyone is experiencing extra stress right now. If you have any questions along the way, please let us know, and stay healthy and safe. **