Senior Backend Engineer in Portland, OR

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Opal   •  

Portland, OR 97201

Industry: Enterprise Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 8 days ago

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.

About the Job

Opal is seeking exceptional Senior Backend Engineers who know that world-class web applications and infrastructure come from delicately balancing the security, stability, and performance needs of our applications with the human needs of our customers, employees, and partners.


  • Develop the APIs, web applications and micro-services that power Opal Platform
  • Debug, test, and support Ruby-on-Rails, Phoenix, and NodeJS applications
  • Write and ship {JSON:API} API endpoints with 100% test coverage with shared OpenAPI contracts
  • Leverage technologies like Docker, Redis, Postgres and ElasticSearch to build scalable and maintainable applications
  • Participate in product workshopping to help determine new features and initiatives
  • Collaborate with Designers, Frontend Engineers, and Mobile Engineers to dream up the next big thing


Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience developing enterprise-grade, cloud-based web applications
  • 2+ years experience leveraging relational database technologies such as Postgres
  • Strong knowledge of web application architecture patterns and pitfalls
  • Strong familiarity with at least one of the following web application language/frameworks
  • Ruby / Rails
  • Elixir / Phoenix
  • Javascript / NodeJS
  • Familiarity with front-end Javascript libraries and frameworks, such as ReactJS
  • Ability to break down complicated issues, communicating with stakeholders and work well in an open and collaborative environment
  • 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.

Valid Through: 2019-11-7