** We are only accepting applications from local candidates. You must currently be in the Portland, OR area and able to work in our office. **

DevelopmentNow is an award-winning creative digital development agency with offices in Portland, OR and Chicago, IL. We are currently seeking a Freelance Full Stack Developer with strong React.JS skills to work in our Portland office.

We are a well-oiled, high­ performance machine. Our teams span across each of the key technology and business arenas. They ensure the rapid implementation of our development and creative processes. We firmly believe that professionalized working breeds success. You will be working with us in close collaboration with our team of engineers, designers, project managers, business analysts and many other experts in order to push our client’s products forward.

Our team provides solutions using a variety of platforms and languages to best fit our partner goals. We are proud to serve a wide variety of clients in a number of countries, from small entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Zyrtec, Avis, Amerifleet, Kelly Services, Manheim, AT&T, BBDO, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ogilvy, Remy Cointreau, Sherwin-Williams, and Time Warner Cable.

The Position

The primary responsibility is building scalable web applications. You will develop the majority of the server-side logic, ensuring high performance and responsive requests are achieved. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements with various backend services. We are looking for a developer who has a really strong understanding of React.JS, relational databases and scalable infrastructures. To ensure comprehensive understanding of the deployment processes, having a moderate understanding of DevOps is required.


  • Build scalable web applications by designing, building and maintaining high performance, reusable and reliable code
  • Develop, maintain and deploy our web applications alongside a team of engineers
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Remain up-to-date with the latest technologies. Understand the benefits and limitations that they will provide your team with when furthering the development of the product
  • Work closely with our project, design and business teams to develop and ship new features
  • Identify and correct bottlenecks and bug fixing
  • Conduct regular code and peer reviews to make sure quality requirements are met
  • Interact with other teams and be a part of the process with positive and helpful reviews
  • Monitor and participate in workflow tracking (JIRA) and documentation (Confluence) so that these scalable processes facilitate business growth

Required Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in professional software development
  • Highly experienced with back-end programming languages such as Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, Node.JS
  • Proficient experience using React javascript framework
  • Experience with docker or kubernetes is necessary
  • Highly experienced with microservice architecture and design patterns
  • Experience building RESTful APIs with proper documentation and scalability in mind
  • Experience consuming RESTful APIs to integrate web applications with server side systems
  • Experience working with distributed systems and Web services
  • Experience building and deploying AWS application infrastructures to host scalable web and mobile applications. Other hosting platforms such as Azure, DigitalOcean, Heroku are a plus.
  • Knowledge of web and API design principles, patterns and best practices
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate into technical requirements
  • Passion for benchmarking and optimization
  • Passionate about technology and willing to develop expertise in any emerging field
  • Experience with Git and continuous integration
  • Experience working in teams that are run with ‘agile’ processes
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science or equivalent relevant work experience

Nice to Haves

  • Publicly published web applications are a plus
  • Android development experience

Why DevelopmentNow?

Be part of our growing company where your contributions and ideas truly matter. We are a tight-knit team of technologists who enjoy solving problems and exploring emerging technology. Our office in the historic RJ Templeton building (beside the Burnside Bridge) has an open office environment that fuels innovation, experimentation, and collaboration. We enjoy and encourage a work/life balance.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce. We work with community organizations like Epicodus and Girl Develop It to encourage the next generation of Portland technologists.

This position requires you to work with us in our office, so local candidates only. Please, no recruiters.