Web Developer

Web Developer

Emberex is looking for a web developer to join our team. We’re looking for someone who has written a bunch of code. It could be code you wrote throughout the course of a distinguished career as a professional developer. Or maybe you really love writing code and that’s what you’ve done with your free time for the past few years, or you really impressed your professors and your friends with a couple of year-long projects in college. You don’t necessarily need a year of professional experience, or five years, or ten. But you do need to be able to convince us you’re worth taking a chance on - and that usually means you’ve got some significant code in your past and you can talk about it comfortably and intelligently.

We’re adding to a team that builds and maintains a progressive web app that’s used by school districts across the country (and a few around the world). It’s built with node.js, React, TypeScript, MySQL, and lots of other libraries and frameworks. We’d love it if you already have experience with some of these technologies - especially React - but we understand that great developers will quickly learn whatever they need to know to get a project done.

You’ll work on a team with developers, digital designers, QA analysts, and a guy who mostly just makes sure everyone else knows what they’re supposed to be doing. You won’t find your calendar filled with useless meetings - usually just a quick daily standup, a bit of estimating, and a weekly one-on-one check-in. Instead, you’ll spend most of your time writing code, or maybe talking to your coworkers about writing code.


We have an office in downtown Eugene that’s full of smart, creative people, lots of tasty snacks, and sometimes a dog. We’ve been adjusting to life after quarantine -  some people are still working at home - but more and more of us are going into the office as we make our way back to some version of normal. We like to focus on collaboration, so being in the office is useful - people who work together sit near each other, making it easy to communicate about whatever you’re working on.

We use a ticket tracking system and code repositories. We review each other’s code and talk about edge cases and alternate solutions, balancing technical considerations with business needs.

When you’re not writing code, you might get caught up in a game of ping pong, foosball, darts, or Golden Tee. Maybe you’ll be clawing your way into playoff position in fantasy football, or maybe just relaxing on a couch in a quiet room that’s named after a movie.


Starting wage depends on experience. In addition, you’ll receive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off, a yearly bonus, matching 401k, and more. And someday we’ll start having in-office massages again - there’s just so much to look forward to!

If you’re interested in the job, please submit a cover letter and resume to: info@emberex.com


And finally, three important notes:

* A note about location: This is not a remote position - you’ll need to live in Eugene and be able to show up at the office. We’re still transitioning back from all of us working remotely, and we’re not sure exactly where we’ll land, but we’ll probably want you in the office most of the time.

* A note about cover letters: We’ve seen a lot of them - some good, some bad. We like the good ones. It’s your first chance to show us you’re the kind of person we’d like to have on our team. Tell us about yourself, relevant stuff that will help convince us to talk to you, stuff we won’t see in your education and job history.

* A note about resumes: We’ve seen a lot of them, too. We like to be able to quickly understand what’s included. Organization is important. Writing about yourself in the third person is weird.