Software Engineer/Sr. Software Engineer

Company Name Decipher, Inc.
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted Apr 26, 2012
Category Developer
Listing Type Jobs


Centrally located in downtown Portland in an old brick building with large windows, the Decipher Portland office offers an ideal setting. We are located right off the MAX line on the Skidmore Fountain stop. The dev team recklessly engages in research into new technology and features to improve our products and keep life interesting. Lately we have been getting a lot of use out of AngularJS, Knockout.js, jQuery Mobile, client-side templating, and Highcharts on the client. On the server we're using Ubuntu 11.04 and Python 2.7, and adding new stuff all the time.

Primary skills:

  • Write software code in HTML5, CSS, Javascript, and Python, etc., as required

  • Able to communicate through writing and provide documentation on features produced

  • Test code using automated test tools; provide documentation of tests run

  • Use version control to exchange code with other developers

  • Use bug tracking systems to exchange information with other developers

  • Know what STFW means and how to do it. Also know meaning of FTW, IRC, and TDD

Job tasks:

  • Implement software using above programming languages, to specifications provided

  • Review and set task priorities using the bug tracker

  • Peer-review other developers’ code

  • Write unit tests for your code

  • Document changes for end users

  • Assist other developers in solving problems through written or in-person communication

Desirable skills:

  • Linux -- comfortable working with command line

  • Strong jQuery skills

  • Knowledgeable in object-oriented JavaScript

  • Knowledge of WebKit and mobile web technologies


The motivation and positive energy of the people who join our team are matched only by the strength and consistency of our company's culture. For the last twelve years, this combination has provided Decipher with solid financial growth and equally solid professional growth for our team members. We offer attractive compensation packages which include medical, dental, and an excellent 401K plan.

We also offer lots of other benefits and perks: 3 weeks PTO, bereavement leave, flexible schedules and the ability to work remotely. As well as: one weekly breakfast, daily fresh organic fruit, monthly team activities, and a PS3 with Rock Band.

A marketing research service and software provider, Decipher specializes in online survey programming, data collection, and data reporting. Decipher's research software suite provides users with the ability to program their own surveys, monitor data collection progress, analyze data and automate data report production. Our innovative solution is an industry first, resulting in tremendous time savings and labor costs for market researchers while significantly increasing the accuracy and quality of research reporting.

Decipher is always seeking motivated individuals looking to grow with us. Please check out other opportunities at

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