Junior Software Engineer (Contractor) at Moovel Transit
Portland, OR, US

moovel North America is an urban mobility company helping make cities smarter. We’re a corporate start-up within the Daimler ecosystem pioneering the next era of mobility. Every day we help improve the lives of local communities through accessible and delightful user experiences within our city-branded mobility applications. Our vision is a planet without traffic jams. It’s a lofty goal, but one that inspires us every day to bring to life. By partnering with cities, public transit agencies, and end users worldwide, we’re helping transform cities by providing convenient and sustainable solutions powered by our Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform. We’re looking for a Jr. Engineer (Contractor) to help shape the future of mobility together. We provide an epic space that fosters collaboration and creativity in one of the coolest buildings in downtown Portland. We’ve got all the perks of tech with a stocked kitchen, an open and flexible work environment, fun extracurricular activities and a unique culture that puts people first. What we’re looking for is exceptional people who share a passion for developing creative solutions that advance our mission and vision. As moovel’s next Jr. Software Engineer you’ll be responsible for delivering world-class products to transit agencies and users throughout the world. The ideal candidate believes development is a team activity and enjoys it being that way. They thrive in a fast-paced environment and are willing to fill any role to help their team be successful.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Working collaboratively in an agile cross-functional team
  • Contributing to the design and development of new products and services
  • Supporting existing products and services that people are using everyday
  • Applying development best practices to your work
  • Crafting clean code supported by automated tests
  • Leaving the code base in a better state than you found it
  • Improving the performance, availability and overall quality of our platform
  • Building web services
  • Maintaining JavaScript Titanium mobile applications
  • Working with relational and NoSQL databases
  • Writing and optimizing database queries
  • Contributing to front end web development when needed
  • Working with Product Owner and Product Manager to understand requirements
  • Estimating level of effort and story points to support planning
  • Contributing to architecture and technical solution design
  • Utilizing your technical expertise to help solve problems and propose solutions
  • Other duties as required by the company

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • 1+ years of hands-on development experience
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Understanding of continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, Node.js
  • Practical experience with web development using multiple frameworks
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks and concepts
  • Hands-on experience with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience in micro-service or service oriented architectures
  • Strong understanding of RESTful principles
  • Experience and expertise with source control (git)
  • Strong understanding of Development Operations and Quality Assurance

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence or similar tools
  • Proficiency in AngularJS, React or other JavaScript frontend frameworks.
  • Understanding of virtualization and containers (Docker)
  • Mobile development (Android or iOS) is a plus

Required Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment

Preferred Attributes:

  • Ability to be productive with a multiple languages, frameworks and paradigms
  • Willingness and capacity to learn new frameworks and languages quickly
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to step into legacy code base

Special Information (Travel required, physical requirements, etc.):

  • Additional hours as necessary to accomplish objectives, goals and projects

Who We Are:

Headquartered in Portland, OR, moovel N.A. offers competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits at no cost to employees. We also offer a generous holiday schedule with four weeks of PTO annually. Our compensation program includes a 8% retirement contribution, an annual bonus program and competitive base salaries.

In addition to the more traditional benefits, we offer transit, gym and cell phone allowances, in-office meals and snacks, ping-pong, a welcoming environment for dogs of all sizes and many other perks. You will also have the opportunity to work with a diverse team in our Portland office as well as our parent company based in Stuttgart, Germany.    

Our office is centrally located in the heart of Old Town, bike friendly, and within walking distance to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shops. The Portland Streetcar and TriMet offer easy-to-use transit services connecting the downtown Portland district to the Pearl District and greater Downtown Portland.

moovel provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, moovel complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.