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Lead Development Porter

May 18, 2021
within 2 hour drive from Eugene (preferred), Oregon
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Porter is seeking a seasoned director with full-stack experience to lead the company’s ongoing development efforts. The Lead Development Porter will be responsible for managing the company’s team of developers and will work under the guidance of the company’s Chief Technology Porter and in close partnership with the company’s Product Manager.

About Porter:

Porter is a well-funded, revenue-generating, fast-growing technology company based in Eugene, Oregon. Food halls, hotels, venues, and other hospitality providers around the country rely on our robust and flexible platform to provide unparalleled digital menu and online ordering opportunities for their patrons. Our founding team has more than 80 years combined experience in the web development, design, payments, enterprise sales, and beverage and food service industries.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Eugene, OR (Preferred)

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead the ongoing development and maintenance of our core web applications and APIs;

  • Manage and mentor staff and remote developers;

  • Work with the company’s Product Manager to establish aggressive but achievable development roadmaps and sprint cycles;

  • Meet specific KPIs set by the Chief Technology Porter and Product Manager for the development organization;

  • Coordinate the daily work of 6+ developers, both on-staff and remote including writing task-level requirements for remote developers;

  • Resolve all technical issues and blockers faced by staff and remote developers;

  • Maintain thorough and consistent documentation for all development efforts;

  • Contribute actively to writing code throughout the company’s stack as much as possible;

  • Demonstrate a passion for designing fast, reliable, scalable applications with seamless UI/UX for end users;

  • Understand the end user and create simple, elegant solutions; and,

  • Contribute to the creation of an incredible, overall company culture.

Required technology acumen:

  • Node.js v14.x

  • Vue.js v2+

  • Nuxt v2.15

  • Bulma and Tailwind CSS

  • Kubernetes

  • Docker

  • GitLab CI/CD

  • GitHub

  • Trello

Additional required qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience of professional software engineering in web development;

  • 3+ years experience managing and/or directing software engineering teams;

  • Extreme organizational mindset and approach to managing teams;

  • Demonstrated ability to establish realistic development targets, milestones and deliverables and communicate these to colleagues and clients;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Experience creating and consuming APIs;

  • A passion for excellent design and experience working with designers;

  • Full understanding of modern web standards; and,

  • Familiarity with common version control, project management and development environments.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Google Cloud Platform and/or related DevOps technologies;

  • Experience with Point of Sale (POS), inventory management, accounting, and other backend hospitality-related  system integration;

  • Experience building user interfaces for multiple, separate user groups; and,

  • Previous entrepreneurial / start-up experience.

What we offer:

  • A startup environment that is fast-paced, agile and collaborative

  • Competitive compensation package with equity opportunities

  • Health Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Training according to your desired path and development needs

  • A company culture that values employees’ unique skills and allows them to grow

  • Equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to

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