Web Developer

Web Developer

Emberex is looking for a web developer to join our team. Basically, 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 build and maintain a variety of web and mobile applications, mostly related to online education and research projects. We do a lot of stuff with React and TypeScript, as well as a bit of php or whatever makes sense for the project. We like MySql and PostgreSQL. We rely heavily on existing frameworks and libraries, so we don’t have to constantly reinvent the wheel -  which, incidentally, gives us more time to say really smart things like, “reinvent the wheel.”

We’d love it if you already have experience with some of these technologies, 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 - Instead, you’ll spend most of your time writing code, or maybe talking to your coworkers about writing code.

We use tools that make sense for the job - stuff like ticket tracking systems, code repositories, and Storybook. We review each other’s code and talk about edge cases and alternate solutions, balancing technical considerations with business needs.

We have an office in downtown Eugene that’s lightly populated as we figure out how to adjust to life after lockdown. There’s a break room full of snacks, a game room full of games, and sometimes there’s even a dog. We don’t currently have a strict policy about working in the office or working at home, but we’d prefer that you’re able to go in when it makes sense.

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: [email protected]


And finally, two important notes:

* 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.