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Software Developer

$90k – $115k • 0.1% – 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 you're passionate about Koan's mission to inspire more purposeful work.

First, Koan.

Organizations struggle to deliver their strategic objectives. Teams work in isolation, priorities get lost, and tracking spreadsheets and share documents don’t scale. Koan's modern leadership platform helps leaders gather insight, build strategic alignment, and engage their employees through simple tools like status reports and goals (OKRs).

Our small, venture-backed team includes a founder of Jive Software (NASDAQ:JIVE) and developers from leading tech companies like Airbnb, Facebook, and Mapbox, all deeply committed to building a world-class company. That means:
- Enjoying a challenge and taking pride in our work
- Building great user experiences
- Caring about customers
- Making things work, then making them work better
- Documenting and fixing technical debt
- Building confidence through tests, code review, and continuous integration
- Shipping early and often
- Having fun while building a great company

Why you.

We're looking for an amazing developer to join our team and hit the ground running. Within two weeks, you'll:
- Join the team building our core platform
- Contribute your experience to technical decisions and team practices
- Ship a feature across our full stack, from our Node.js backend to our React Single-Page Application

You’ll bring:
- Production Node.js experience or a motivation to learn quickly
- Proficiency with popular AWS services like EC2, Cloudfront, DynamoDB, SQS, and 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 APIs that support several clients
- Experience with TypeScript or another statically-typed language
- Experience building SaaS integrations with services like Slack, JIRA, Asana, etc.

Why us.

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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Ashwin Bhat

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Randall A. Gordon

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My blood bleeds web.
CEO & Co-Founder @Koan. Formerly Co-Founder & CTO @Jive Software

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