Software Engineer (Remote)


About the Job
The Software Engineer is a creative self-starter that has the capability to drive the development of new products and initiatives. Collaborating closely with Design, Product Management, and Engineering teams, this role will work 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 You
You are an exceptional multitasker with an eye for detail. You thrive in a cohesive environment and are passionate about leveraging your skills to create and maintain Opal’s platform.
About Opal
Opal is the planning platform that enables marketers to plan, create, and calendar their content in one place. By working in Opal, teams get the visibility they need to stay aligned and collaborate efficiently. Opal is trusted by leading brands including Target, Starbucks, Microsoft, General Motors, and many more!
  • 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. 
  • 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.
Skills, Experience, Knowledge:
  • 2+ years of related software engineering experience focused on backend discipline. 
  • Passion for building excellent product, understand its potential and realized impact, and creating great user experiences. 
  • 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 frontend Javascript libraries and frameworks, such as ReactJS. 
  • Solid understanding and an informed opinion about web application architectures. 
  • 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. 
  • Natural alignment with Opal’s Values: Open & Honest, Passionate, Accountable, Level-Up, Intentional, Teamwork, and Excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. 
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree in a related field a plus. 
Some benefits our team members enjoy include:
  • Competitive, market-leading compensation package, including stock options
  • 100% company-paid Medical/Rx, Dental, and Vision Insurance for employees (plus company-subsidized dependent coverage)
  • Employer funded Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health, Dependent Care, Commuter, Parking
  • Company-paid Life/AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance (with voluntary buy up options)
  • Pet Insurance for your furry friend
  • Unlimited Paid Time Vacation, Paid Sick Time, and 21 Paid Company Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave & Back-to-Work Program
  • 401(k) and Roth Retirement Plans
  • Company-sponsored outreach & activity programs
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.
Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. 
Salary: $130,000-$150,000 DOE
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