Opening // Front-end Engineer

Portland, OR

At Opal, we believe that software should be beautifully simple, highly targeted for the job at hand, and insanely great. These beliefs create an environment where everyone that touches our products is able to thrive — from design to engineering, sales to accounts, stakeholders to end users.

We’re based in beautiful Portland, Oregon and we work with the best brands across the globe. Our software is redefining marketing planning, allowing for more creativity and collaboration by reducing friction for teams of all sizes. Our users are creative, passionate people and we’re helping them rediscover the best parts of their job.

Our team is small but mighty. Each of us are driven to get better every day and to contribute all we can to making great products and delivering great customer experiences. We even manage to have a lot of fun while we’re at it.

We’re looking for exceptional engineers that believe the best products come from a blend of technology and design. We foster this by combining engineering and design into one team. This enables engineers to have a voice from the beginning of a project’s lifecycle and designers to shape a project up until it ships.

Opal is a robust Backbone/Marionette web application that is powered by a Ruby/Rails-based API. We are constantly seeking new technologies that will allow us to build a better product and service the needs of our rapidly growing customer base. All members of the engineering team help define the future of our technology stack.

Responsibilities:

  • Building cutting-edge web applications using Backbone/Marionette and, optionally, building out the back-end support in Ruby/Rails
  • Implementing beautiful UIs with equally as beautiful code
  • Working closely with the design team to nail interactions and the fine details
  • Using Git/GitHub to manage our code and GitHub issues to manage our tickets
  • Taking part in brainstorms to help set product direction and think up the next big thing
  • Reading about and playing with technologies that we may adopt
  • Lending a helping hand, or ear, whenever necessary

To handle these responsibilities, you’ll want to have these skills:

  • A strong knowledge of building large, maintainable, performant Javascript MVC web apps, ideally with Backbone/Marionette
  • The ability to build out clean, maintainable, pixel-perfect HTML/CSS, ideally in Haml/Sass
  • A working knowledge of Ruby/Rails
  • Great communication, even under pressure, and willingness to be open and collaborative

Benefits:

  • A full-time, salaried position
  • Full healthcare coverage (health, dental, vision)
  • Early-stage stock options
  • Company-provided computer setup
  • A tight-knit, very supportive team — we pride ourselves on our culture
  • A fun, open office with ping pong, video games and snacks for days
  • Exposure to some of the biggest brands on the planet

At Opal, we are building a world class organization of creative and strategic thinkers. Our team is deeply invested in creating a culture that promotes a collective genius, passion for perfection, and humor that our customers will feel in every pixel. There are no individual egos at Opal, only a team that strives to revolutionize the modern marketing organization.

If you’d like to join us on this journey, we’d love to talk with you: please email jobs@workwithopal.com sharing with us why you feel this role is a good fit for you. Please include code samples or a link to your GitHub profile. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Use bleeding-edge technologies to architect robust Javascript (Backbone/Marionette) web applications that deliver unparalleled user experiences.

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