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Associate Software Engineer

OpenSesame, Portland

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As an Associate Software Engineer you will work to improve your technical ability while helping the team on a broad range of engineering tasks. This is a growth-focused position requiring the following:

  • technical passion for software engineering
  • demonstrable aptitude for coding
  • team player
  • top notch learning ability
  • personal tenacity

As a junior engineer you will participate in our agile process while working on a wide range of engineering tasks. The Associate Software Engineer will be expected to:

    • Fix test failures.
    • Show proficiency in two of the programming languages we use.
    • Show proficiency in two of the testing frameworks we use: PHPUnit, NUnit, Jasmine, PyUnit.
    • Organize code into clear, cohesive abstractions.
    • Understand build systems like Jenkins and CircleCI.
    • Write new tests and add tests to cover gaps in testing without outside assistance.
    • Analyze the security aspects of a feature.
    • Demonstrate competency in writing and debugging database queries.
    • Design and tune database tables.
    • Add internal documentation to our wiki about a feature set that you encounter.
    • Demonstrate domain proficiency by designing and championing a change to a set of features to implement new functionality.
    • Manage a production releases without assistance (although always with backup).
    • Contribute to support, managing most tasks without help.
    • Demonstrate trust by raising issues with stories as soon as possible.
    • Demonstrate pace by consistently meeting team story estimates.
    • Keep team and manager aware of when things are not going as planned and why you think this is.
    • Master and contribute to the feature planning process.
    • Commit to team decisions even if they are not your ideas.
    • Independently suggest solutions for problems and give advantages and disadvantages to the options you lay out.
    • Receive and internalize feedback constructively.
    • Independently identify the root cause of problems.
    • Demonstrate persistence by sticking with a problem, even when others do not have suggestions, find a way.

The ideal candidate for this position will be:

  • Familiar with one or more of the following languages C#, PHP, python, typescript
  • Be familiar with the concepts of TDD and Agile
  • Have experience, at least in school, working on teams to achieve non-trivial results.
  • Be hungry to learn the full stack of a modern web application.
  • Have a Bachelors in Computer Science or code camp degree or able to prove work equivalent.

If you are ready to teach and learn every day, come join our team.

About OpenSesame

What We Do OpenSesame makes buying and selling elearning courses as easy as downloading a song from iTunes. Preview courses, read reviews and research sellers in our marketplace. Buy courses with no subscriptions or long-term commitments and use them instantly in any Learning Management System (LMS). Let us do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on choosing the best courses for your employees. Why We Do It We enjoy simplifying processes and making systems better. It’s what excites us and keeps us energized. While running an LMS for the trade industry, we were frustrated by the lack of compelling content and grueling sales process to gain access to courses. We recognized the innovative techniques being used in the digital media realm and realized a similar process could be used to empower businesses to create a custom course catalog for their employee development. Since our launch in July 2011, we’ve focused on building out our content with the goal to be the largest marketplace for online training courses. How we’re different. We value transparency and simplicity in order to provide a fantastic customer experience. Buyers can personalize their interaction either through browsing our extensive listing of courses online or interacting with one of our content specialists to custom build their training catalog. Sellers can stick with the LMS they know best and can rest easy knowing their material is protected. At OpenSesame, we measure our success based on the ease and speed of your experience.

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