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Senior Software Engineer

Engineering | Portland, OR | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer

LegitScript, one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Oregon, is seeking an exceptional senior level Software Engineer to join our team at our Portland, Oregon-based headquarters.

What we are looking for:

A highly experienced Software Engineer with a proven track record of implementing cloud based systems in node.js in an AWS environment. You will be a senior member of our engineering team collaborating with others to design, implement, and maintain our software in an agile development and continuous delivery model.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Work as a senior contributor on a Scrum team delivering compliance solutions and systems into on-premise and cloud-hosted infrastructures in node.js while working to refactor a legacy Ruby application to our new platform.

  • Be a technical knowledge owner/leader and collaborator to plan and execute new feature work and maintenance efficiently and at a high level of quality

  • Create solutions to collate and analyze large data sets

  • Enjoy solving tough problems and doesn’t shy away from a challenge

  • Embody a culture of continuous improvement and facilitate improvements to deployed systems

  • Collaborate with the team to establish processes to ensure high quality coding practices are being utilized

  • Regularly provide technical guidance to the team through code reviews and design sessions

  • Address defects and conduct reviews of issues with the team to improve overall quality

  • Create documentation of technical infrastructure and designs

  • Conduct technical presentations/demonstrations as necessary

  • Perform unit testing and integration testing

  • Collaborate with management and stakeholders on best technical approaches to rapidly resolve issues and maintain business continuity

  • Have a lot of fun and help make the world a safer place


  • 3+ years as a Software Engineer

  • Expert level knowledge of node.js and Angular

  • Experience with Python, Ruby, and/or Java a plus

  • 1+ years of developing software in an agile environment (either Kanban or Scrum)

  • Highly effective communicator with the ability to effectively relay information both to your team as well as to stakeholders and management

  • Collaborative work style that seeks consensus

  • Experience with Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Jira, and Confluence.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Knowledge of distributed systems and microservice architectures a plus

  • Experience developing RESTful APIs

  • Expert knowledge of HTTP and REST protocols

  • Experience with Git for source code control

  • Experience developing with database platforms MySQL and PostGres

  • Ability to communicate highly technical details in a manner that is easily understood by non-technical audiences

  • Ability to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances and learn new technologies to meet changing business needs

  • Ability to deal with complex systems and situations, to analytically identify cause and effect relationships, perform root cause analysis, and assist in logically developing action plans

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

Highly Desired:

  • 2+ Years of experience developing large-scale, cloud-deployed systems on AWS

  • Experience developing web UI’s in Angular 2/4

  • Experience mentoring peer developers

  • Experience optimizing database performance

  • Experience with No-SQL database platforms Cassandra, Mongo, or DyanmoDB

About LegitScript:

We help companies of all sizes keep their services legal and safe for consumers. We share our expertise about high-risk online activity to empower businesses, governments, and consumers to make incremental changes that will result in a secure, more transparent Internet.

Our spacious, modern Pearl District office is cubicle-free with plenty of natural light. We have sit-to-stand convertible desks. Many of us bike to work and we have indoor bike parking. There's an office dog. Our friendly in-house barista serves complimentary beverages every morning, and we have lots of catered lunches and social events. It's a small, culturally diverse company (about 60 people at present) where people work hard and love what they do.

In addition to competitive salaries, full-time employees enjoy a great benefits package:

  • Health plan with United Health Care - We pay 75% of the individual premium and 50% for dependents (available on the first of the month following a month's employment)

  • Flexible spending account - We contribute funds on your behalf and allow you to contribute pre-tax (available on the first of the month following a month's employment)

  • 401k with company contribution (available after 1 year)

  • Life insurance policy that is fully paid by employer (available on the first of the month following a month's employment)

  • Transportation package to help alleviate commuting costs (available immediately!)

  • Generous Paid Time Off policy

Bonus: We offer full-time employees extra perks like company-paid massages, gift cards to local businesses, paid time off to volunteer, company sponsorship of your hobby, and group social outings!

If you meet all of the requirements and would like to be considered, please respond to this ad with your resume and cover letter. For more information on our company, please check out our website: