Opal Labs is a Portland-based startup looking to change the way the world does business. We’ve developed a cloud-hosted platform called Opal as a base for beautifully-crafted, truly useful social enterprise applications. We recently released Brainstorms, the first commercially-available application on Opal, which rethinks how companies can unlock the innovation potential of their entire employee base.
Brainstorms has been rolled out to an ever-growing list of customers, including Method, BP, Ruby Receptionists, and our launch partner Arup (architects and engineers of the Bird’s Nest Stadium, Sydney Opera House, and Portland Aerial Tram). We created Brainstorms in collaboration with Arup, based on insights gathered from their employees.
We are now expanding our small team so we can continue to evolve Brainstorms and put more resources into our next Opal application. At Opal Labs, we’re deeply driven by product quality and user experience. We meticulously design and engineer everything we do, which involves rigorous user testing, pushing the limits of the latest web technologies, and sweating details into the wee hours of the night. We pull this off with a lot of hard work and, just as importantly, a lot of silliness.
At Opal Labs, we don't separate the designers and engineers into two teams; instead, we have one product team. We believe the best products and ideas come from a seamless integration of design and technology, and that the respective skills should naturally influence each other. This means engineers have a voice from the beginning of a project's lifecycle and designers are able to shape a project up until it ships. Some other benefits of working at Opal Labs are:
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 Labs, only a team ego that strives to change the world. If you’d like to join us on this journey, we’d love to talk with you: please email email@example.com with a cover letter speaking to why you feel this role is a good fit for you, and also include code samples or a link to your GitHub profile.