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Koan is the modern leadership platform

Senior Software Developer

$105k – $130k • 0.1% – 0.75%
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You're an experienced 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 experienced developer to join our team. Within two weeks, you'll:

- Participate in code review and contribute your experience to key technical decisions
- Understand our high-level architecture and operations
- Ship a feature across our full stack, from our Node.js backend to our React Single-Page Application

Within two months, you'll:

- Provide technical and professional mentorship to other members of the team
- Lead by example, setting high standards for the rest of the team
- Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to define and execute strategic initiatives
- Evangelize team practices and technical decisions
- Participate in interviews and hiring decisions at all stages of our candidate pipeline

You’ll bring:

- 3+ years of production Node.js experience or a motivation to learn quickly
- 5+ years developing Web applications
- DevOps proficiency with popular AWS services like EC2, S3, Cloudfront, DynamoDB, SQS, and Lambda
- A deep understanding of programming fundamentals
- A formal background in computer science or experience shipping software

Bonus points for:

- Experience working with DynamoDB or another NoSQL database
- 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.

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

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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