Software Engineer (Web Applications)

Type : Full-time employment

Scope : 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week

Duration : Indefinite

Deadline : Open until filled

Location : Portland, Oregon (preferred)

Demand for our services is growing and we need additional expertise to help with a variety of long-term large-scale projects. We’re hiring another web applications software engineer with a passion for technology in education.

We are seeking people looking for meaning in their work, that want to be empowered to make a difference in the lives of educators and students everywhere.

We are seeking someone eager to bring their perspective and expertise, to cultivate a project, process, or idea, and see it through to help us exceed our clients’ expectations.

You will be working collaboratively with others on interesting problems that leverage and grow your skills.

We believe great ideas and talent can come from anywhere. Whether you're relatively new to the field or an experienced professional ready to work on a team that has purpose and meaning, you are welcome here.

If you're interested in having the flexibility of working on a variety of web applications that help improve the process and practice of teaching and learning, please consider submitting your application.

Curious about what we look for in members of our team? Browse our Core Values and Competencies, take a look at the biographies of our team, and read more about working here.



In general, our Software Engineers conduct research and help define requirements; write, revise and troubleshoot application code; provide technical or engineering support services on behalf of the team; participate in meetings with Clarity and its clients; and, conduct other duties as assigned from time to time.

You are expected to contribute to Clarity’s success through excellent client service by meeting or exceeding performance objectives:

  1. Planning, designing, and engineering custom javascript-based web applications;
  2. Working with a team to understand and influence a project’s goals and requirements, knowing how those goals align with the client's business and needs;
  3. Proposing effective and efficient solutions that comply with established guidelines for data security, instructional design, user experience, and software development best practices;
  4. Peer-reviewing engineering work, consulting on QA test plans, tracking open issues and resolving issues as needed;
  5. Staging and migrating development instances of code into live production;
  6. Collaborating with colleagues to give feedback on, develop, and implement the visual style and instructional design, functionality, and content specifications for each of the software projects You are assigned; and,
  7. Working closely within a team and goal oriented environment, in a proactive manner, assuming such responsibilities as are necessary to get the job done (i.e., no such thing as ‘not my job’).


  • You have built a variety of web applications using JavaScript and have working proficiency with at least one framework.
  • Special consideration for candidates that have worked with EaselJS or canvas-based, highly-graphical applications like the ones we've built for The Math Learning Center.
  • You have applied experience modifying or expanding upon custom and third-party code.
  • You enjoy diving into the middle of an existing web application, reviewing code to piece together meaning, and developing a strategy for implementing desired changes.
  • You are comfortable using the command line to work with git.
  • You thrive by collaborating with multiple teams and use your communication skills to influence product direction.
  • You are knowledgeable about at least one genre of science fiction.


Candidates are expected to have at least two years on-the-job experience developing and maintaining JavaScript-based web applications, with working knowledge of staging and deploying code, performance and security tuning, and theme and template development, using at least one JavaScript framework.


The equivalent of an associate's degree from an accredited educational institution with emphasis in computer science, software programming, web development or a closely related field is strongly desired, but not required. Coursework towards a professional certification is strongly preferred. Likewise, membership in a professional organization of a related field is beneficial though not required.


Software Engineers:

  • Report to the Engineering Manager;
  • Participate in weekly status meetings with their Client Lead(s);
  • Prepare progress reports on assigned projects and tasks;
  • Are held accountable to their Client Lead(s) for achieving agreed outcomes;
  • Provide support and feedback to their peers as requested; and,
  • Solicit guidance and/or support from their Client Lead(s) as needed.


Available after six months of employement, and for up to 20% of a flexible schedule workweek.


The following benefits are provided:

  • Medical (including chiropractic, naturopathic and acupuncturist care), dental, vision, prescription, life, and short & long term disability insurance (premiums for your coverage are fully paid by us)
  • Automatic contribution of 6% of your salary made to a 401(k) plan (with no match required by you)
  • Nine paid holidays (ten, counting your birthday, which is a personal paid holiday for each employee)
  • Accrue ten (10) hours of paid time off (PTO) each month
  • An annual grant of PTO each January (in addition to the monthly accrual), based on years of service with us: start with up to 40 hours for your first year
  • Flexible scheduling to give time for other appointments without having to use your PTO
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) for medical and dependent care, and transportation pre-tax reimbursement
  • Membership dues in a professional association of your choice in a field related to our work
  • Monthly lunch & learns and quarterly department lunches
  • Nursing (or quiet privacy) room
  • Bike (and runner) friendly facility (onsite showers, indoor bike rack, spare lock, tire repair, and lights)
  • Dedicated time set aside for professional learning, development, and growth
  • Books, software, snacks, and supplies as needed
  • Semi-annual team activities and paid community volunteering time
  • Adjustable height desk and your choice of chair


The base annual salary for this position starts at $67,000, and is adjusted upwards based on experience, qualifications, internal equity, and market data. 


This position requires successful completion of employment and education verification as conditions of employment. A failure to meet these requirements may result in the retraction of a job offer and/or other actions, up to and including termination of employment.

Application Process

Please follow these instructions to prepare your cover letter and resume, then email them to the address below.

Third party applications from staffing agencies are not accepted.

Clarity Innovations, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against job candidates or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. military or veteran status, or any other class protected by law in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process, please contact us.