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Software Engineer
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JanRain | Portland, OR
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Job Description

Janrain, the leader in user management solutions for the social web, has an immediate opening for a software engineer focused on the development of our SaaS-based products. If you want to work in a fast paced environment focused on leading edge technology then this could be the opportunity for you. The right candidate will have experience developing web-based applications in a Linux environment. This position is open to recent graduates as well as seasoned veterans who want to make a difference at the place they work.

This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a dynamic and promising early stage growth company with products and services that enable websites to gain significant benefits by enhancing their user engagement and measurement. The flagship product, Janrain Engage, allows organizations to register and login site visitors with their existing credentials from Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Twitter, MySpace, AOL, Hotmail, Windows Live ID or other accounts. Through this process, the site is able to import rich user profile data and address books, as well as encourage the user to share their on-site activities with their social networks to drive additional traffic. Additional Janrain products and services provide customers with a complete user management solution, from registration to sharing, from custom ID solutions to user profile database solutions.

Janrain is a funded growing company, with great potential and plenty of opportunities. If you like a startup environment and culture and are not afraid of a little hard work, this could be your dream job. Everyone contributes and every contribution makes a difference.

Primary Responsibilities

Design and develop software for Janrain's enterprise level web based applications.
Work in a team environment to contribute towards the goal of developing and maintaining Janrain's SaaS offering.
Implement solutions on a variety of software tools and technologies.
Create high availability solutions that are used by millions of user every day.
Learn and keep abreast of new Internet Identity and social networking protocols.
Create software that meets both users needs & business requirements.
Required Skills/Education

Software engineering experience building rich web based applications.
Experience with one or more web development platforms such as Ruby on Rails, Java, or PHP. (Ruby on Rails is a big plus.)
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related technical related field or equivalent experience.
Javascript expertise a plus, though not required.
Experience working with functional languages, especially Haskell, is a big plus.
Good working knowledge of SQL. PostgreSQL is a big plus.
Familiarity with web protocols and APIs; OpenID and OAuth understanding a huge plus.
Takes responsibility and demonstrates personal integrity & honesty.
Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
Working Conditions

Janrain offers a generous benefit package, which includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation, life insurance and disability plans.
We offer an exceptional working environment where foosball challenges and play are an everyday occurrence.
A casual environment coupled with a clear mission makes for a rewarding place to work.
Job Location

Portland, OR, US.

Position Type


You must be authorized to work in the United States

No Relocation Reimbursements Offered

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter.

About JanRain

Janrain helps organizations succeed on the social web with its user management platform. A key component of the platform is Janrain Engage, an enterprise-class, software as a service (SaaS) solution to enable a website to expedite the registration and login processes with a user's third party account, import user profile information and address books, and make it easy for a user to publish website activity back to multiple social networks. Companies enjoy higher registration rates, increased brand awareness and qualified referral traffic. The end-user benefits from a faster login and a more customized online experience. Janrain Engage is the only solution to support 16 identity providers and social networks including, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo! Janrain customers include industry leaders such as Universal Music Group, MTV, Kodak, NPR, Tribune Interactive, Fox News, and PayPal. Founded in 2005, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon.