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Nava - Washington DC

I'm part of a small team of expats from Silicon Valley that came out to DC last year to help fix healthcare.gov. (Mostly Stanford, Google, Y Combinator folks) We've learned a ton, and see an opportunity to create software that radically improves how our government serves its people - we've started our company, Nava, to chase that vision. In the last 6 months, we've launched 2 major projects:

- App 2.0, the new insurance application for healthcare.gov. It's processing 70% of apps coming through the marketplace, and: converts 35% more people than the old app, gets them through in half the time, is mobile-friendly (20% of apps), sits on robust, scalable infrastructure, etc etc. It was the first system that CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service) ever hosted on Amazon AWS.

- Scalable Login System (SLS), the new identity management system for healthcare.gov. Sadly, the main achievement here is that the system is actually up and available, unlike its predecessor. It's now saving the taxpayer $70M in annual maintenance costs.

Here's a Wired article from last summer about us: http://www.wired.com/2014/06/healthcare-gov-revamp/

We're just starting on a few major new projects that have a huge potential to improve our government. We have the technical experience to do things the right way, and the relationships and trust inside government agencies to get things done. Our momentum is strong, the problem is important, and we're looking for good people.

If you're the type that would get fired up about reimagining broken government experiences and technology, please drop us a line at jobs@navahq.com, we'd love to hear from you!

Specifically, we’re looking for:

- a product manager with a technical background

- a senior devops engineer

- a senior full-stack engineer

Props to you and everyone else helping to rebuild our government's technology! This is a much sexier problem than it gets credit for. Let's stop complaining about politicians and roll up our sleeves to make this country more kickass. Government agencies everywhere could use some great developers.

Gabe, This sounds like a really interesting and challenging project. I can't even begin to imagine some of the hurdles that you will be up against with this.

We just shot you an email and hope to chat soon!


I just wanted to say that this sounds totally awesome, and if I didn't have criminal baggage and was willing to relocate to DC, I'd be all over this.

Thanks for doing work :)

What area of DC is your office in?

Near Dupont Circle, 18th & M. Right next to Shake Shack, Nandos, near the metro, YMCA, White House, and lots of other awesome things.

Do you guys sponsor H1bs ?

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