Senior Backend Engineer at OPAL
Portland, OR, US

About the Job

The Senior Software Engineer is a creative self-starter and has the capability to drive the development of new products and initiatives. Collaborating closely with Design, Product Management, and Engineering teams, this role works with others to determine what to build and how to build it. Working at the intersection of Product and Engineering, this is a vital role in helping to scope projects and plan for the future.

About Opal

Opal is a collaboration platform purpose-built for the modern marketing teams of the world’s most exceptional brands. Working in Opal helps teams align on strategy, create campaigns with confidence, streamline the review process, improve the facilitation of content and seamlessly integrate with a team’s preferred distribution method. The Opal Platform tears down silos, reduces complexity and connects teams across the enterprise for winning results. To learn why Opal is the marketing collaboration platform chosen by exceptional marketing teams from brands such as Starbucks, Target, Airbnb and Uber, visit workwithopal.com.

Our team is deeply invested in encouraging a culture that promotes design thinking, collaboration and a passion for excellence. We work together as a team to revolutionize the modern marketing organization.

Responsibilities

  • Write server-side functionality using Ruby/Rails, Elixir/Phoenix, or NodeJS and develop client-side interfaces using Javascript/React.
  • Drive the creation, shipping, and maintenance of capabilities across the Opal Platform.
  • Participate in the entire product creative process, including user interviews, design meetings, technical architecture decisions, and resulting implementation.
  • Continually collaborate with other members of the Engineering team, in addition to Product and Design teams.
  • Develop the APIs, web applications and microservices that power the Opal Platform.
  • Write and ship {JSON:API} API endpoints with 100% test coverage and with shared OpenAPI contracts.
  • Leverage technologies like Docker, Redis, Postgres and ElasticSearch to build scalable and maintainable applications

Requirements

Skills, Experience, Knowledge

  • 1+ years of relevant experience developing enterprise-grade, cloud-based web applications and leveraging relational database technologies such as Postgres.
  • Strong knowledge of web application architecture patterns and pitfalls.
  • Familiarity with front-end Javascript libraries and frameworks, such as ReactJS.
  • 5+ years of related software engineering experience
  • Passion for building excellent product, understand its potential and realized impact, and creating great user experiences.
  • Deep understanding and an informed opinion about web application architecture.
  • Understand the needs of Opal users to help deliver the most valuable implementation of a capability.
  • Ability to efficiently create consensus, reach decisions, and deliver value to users by getting software shipped.
  • Comfortable with in-person and digital communications, with the ability to articulate and break down information for an audience of Designers, Engineers, Product Managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-growth, and professional environment.
  • Motivated by the journey of working at a continually expanding and ambitious start-up.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working well in an open and collaborative environment.
  • Comfortable moving between priorities and deadlines across multiple projects.
  • Natural alignment with Opal’s Values: Professional, Intentional, Steadfast, Helpful, Creative, Passionate, and Empathetic.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Education

    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree in a related field a plus.

 

Benefits

Opal is pleased to offer a comprehensive total rewards package for employees and their families, providing a diverse range of benefits such as:

  • Competitive, market-leading compensation package, including stock options
  • 100% company-paid individual premium for Medical/Rx, Dental, and Vision Insurance (with dependent premiums 50% company-paid)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health, Dependent Care, Commuter, Parking
  • Company-paid Group Life/AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Pet Insurance for your furry friend
  • Flexible Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave & Flexible Back-to-Work Program
  • 401(k) and Roth Retirement Plans
  • Company-sponsored outreach and activity programs
  • Modern office space with snacks, coffee, and friendly coworkers

 

Opal is an equal-opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. We believe a diverse workplace promotes innovation and enhances decision making. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.