General information

Job Title
Position Type
Software Engineer
Portland, Ore.


As a Software Engineer you will be a member of the agile development team responsible for developing the Koho product, a cloud-based application with a Rails backend and Vue frontend. Our product and team operate independently from the larger Expeditors organization with most of the stakeholders working out of our Portland offices. The development team works with members of the product, sales, and operations teams to design and develop features and improvements that drive efficiency and customer value. You will have the ability to influence and be an integral part of driving process changes and technology decisions.

This position is on-site at our Downtown Portland office.

How we work:
• We love pair programming and collaboration
• As most companies, we don't do true Agile but our own version of it; A good bits of Scrum with a bunch of Kanban to create an optimal workflow that allows us to build fast but not be bogged down by process
• We take time to sharpen our skills, adjust how we work, and try new ways of doing things to ensure we are continuously improving
• We are empowered to build how we want. Less red tape and more engineering

You’d be an outstanding fit if you have:
Experience building software with Ruby on Rails, VueJS/React, Postgres
• Experience with AWS, deploying to Heroku
• Building and consuming RESTful API’s
• Experience writing unit tests, performing thoughtful code reviews, and love deep design discussions about architecture and business logic

Who you’re committed to being:
• A Software Craftsperson - we are extremely proud of our work, and we strive for the highest level of maintainability within our code
• An encouraging and engaged team member, able to express sophisticated information to a variety of consumers
• Able to tackle problems independently. We don't like micro-managers either
• Able to distill sophisticated ideas into straight forward language
• Passionate about building the right solution, innovation, and using technology to unlock the future

Experience you’ll need
• Minimum of 3 years of related or equivalent experience preferred; or 3+ years with an advanced degree
• Experience with any modern JS framework
• Excellent ability to partner with not only your team but also the product and design teams, asynchronously
• You have shown you are a strong collaborator, a trusted teammate, and are skilled at resolving and working through different ideas

Preferred experience
• Solid understanding of Ruby on Rails, VueJS, Jest, Capybara, RSpec, Postgres, Heroku

Additional information
Expeditors offers excellent benefits:
• Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time
• Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision
• Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan
• Training and Education Program

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Koho is uniquely positioned to help push the modernization and technological advancement the shipping industry needs. While there are similar online shipping platforms out there, Koho works to move the industry forward by educating new shippers, empowering industry veterans, and engaging logistics professionals on a better way to ship. We believe, as we did when we started Koho, that offering the most effective technology, personalized service, open transparency, and genuine advocacy is the best way to empower our customers and achieve success in the LTL freight business.

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