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Koan is the modern leadership platform

Fullstack Engineer (TypeScript, React, Node)

$90k – $150k • 0.25% – 0.75%
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You're a full-stack engineer ready to make a huge impact at a fast-growing startup. You take pride in what you do, and a natural fit with Koan's mission to inspire more purposeful work in every team and company.

About Koan:

Organizations struggle with communicating and measuring progress on their objectives. Teams work in isolation, priorities get lost, and the shared documents and spreadsheets companies use for tracking are a mess and don’t scale. Koan is here to help with a modern approach to strategic business execution. From the executive level down to individual contributors, Koan's modern leadership platform combines status reporting and goals (OKRs) tracking to improve transparency, accountability, and feedback. By aligning the entire organization with a suite of tools that employees love using, Koan helps every team work with purpose.

- We’re a small venture backed team based out of Portland and Palo Alto building tools that help managers and teams work better together. As an analogy: sales people have Salesforce, engineers have JIRA and Github… Koan aims to be the same for managers.

- We believe there’s a better way for teams and companies to set and manage goals and we’re building the next category in Enterprise Software.

What you’ll be doing:

- Joining the early technical team to improve and maintain the product
- Contributing to early technical decisions and practices
- Delivering features across the full stack, from our Node.js backend to our React Single-Page Application
- Working with the founding team in Portland

You’ll have:

- Production Node.js experience or a motivation to learn quickly
- Proficiency with popular AWS services: EC2, Cloudfront, DynamoDB, SQS, Lambda
- A deep understanding of JavaScript fundamentals
- A formal background in computer science or experience shipping software

Bonus points for:

- Experience working with DynamoDB or another NoSQL database
- Experience building an API to support several clients
- Experience with TypeScript or other type systems
- Experience building SaaS integrations with services like Slack, JIRA, Asana, etc.

We like:

- Enjoying a challenge and being proud of our work
- Building great user experiences
- Caring about customers
- Making things work, then making them work better
- Documenting and fixing technical debt
- Testing and writing code that can be depended on
- Continuous deployment and developer happiness
- Having fun while building a great company

Why Koan:

Working at Koan has its benefits. As a growing team with a Silicon Valley mindset and a Portland ethos, our team enjoys:

- generous stock grants
- competitive salary
- employer-sponsored 401K accounts
- flexible schedules
- premium health insurance
- great work/life balance

We also offer new parents paid family leave, including for adoptions: 12 weeks paid leave for birthing parents and 10 weeks for their partners. And when you're ready to return to work, we'll work with you on the schedule you need.

We're currently looking for Portland-based employees or individuals ready to relocate to Portland.

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