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Senior Software Engineer – Web & Mobile Applications

FlightGlobal is a leading provider of data services and applications to the travel industry and traveling public.  The company delivers real-time global flight tracking and airport data services that power many of the world's most popular travel applications.  We also provide web and mobile applications to our own FlightGlobal community, helping travelers to better manage their travel day.  FlightGlobal’s data is viewed by millions of people each month, and we are emerging as an important provider of value within the global travel ecosystem.

FlightGlobal is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to work on our Web & Mobile Applications team, which creates and supports reporting and analytics applications for the airline, airport, and travel markets.  As a member of this team, you will help develop and maintain our design system, influence the architecture of our next generation of applications, and assist in maintaining Flightstats.com and associated microservices. Our team is highly collaborative and cross-functional, consisting of design, product, site reliability, QA, and development sitting and working together on a daily basis. We own our development process and architecture, with a stack that’s a mixture of NodeJS, Kubernetes, Jenkins, and AWS.

Our ideal candidate is an engineer with:
A strong proficiency in JavaScript, both in the browser and on the server
Thorough understanding of React.js and its core principles and design patterns
Familiarity with newer specifications of ECMAScript
Experience with both RESTful APIs and GraphQL
Knowledge of modern authorization & entitlement strategies
Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines
Experience with common front-end development tools such as Babel, Bolt, Yarn, Bit, etc.
Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
Enthusiasm to share their knowledge through pull requests and mentoring

Your background includes:
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in professional software engineering

This position does require working out of our office located in Downtown Portland, Oregon.  There may also be an after-hours support component to the position.

About the office:
FlightGlobal’s Portland office provides data services and end-to-end data solutions to customers serving the global travel industry.  The office has established a leadership position as a provider of real-time global flight information, serving airlines and airports, travel agencies, developers, consumers, and more.  The office is leveraging the platform and domain knowledge it has developed to expand into new data sets and new products that deliver value to the company’s core markets.  We work in an interesting field, we have demonstrated success in what we do, and we are well positioned for future growth.

Our Environment:
We hire the best talent in the travel and technology industries.  To support our talented team, we offer an extraordinary work environment that places trust and respect at the forefront of our company values.  These values enable our employees to do their best work by creating an open, supportive environment that promotes creativity.  Employees are also provided outstanding benefits that encourages a healthy life/work balance. If that weren't enough, we work in a remodeled downtown Portland office, which provides lots of natural light and includes a well-stocked refrigerator and snack bar!  We think it's a great place to do great work, and if you like the sound of this as well, we encourage you to consider this opening.

About FlightGlobal:

At FlightGlobal we are proud. Proud of our heritage, since 1909, and proud of the future business we are building together. Our people are at the center of who we are. Whatever your background you are welcome. We are looking for talented and dynamic team players who focus on delivering successful outcomes.

We are a business where three out of our seven leaders are women, over 20 languages are spoken, where some leaders have grey hair, and some have purple, where our sales teams take time out to support local schools, and our product teams champion local women back into the workplace.

Some things you might not know about FlightGlobal:
FlightGlobal supplies data to market leading aviation and aerospace companies you use every day – our data powers the aviation industry and supports seamless travel for millions worldwide
FlightGlobal has 10 offices worldwide and we celebrate our global diversity through events and networks throughout the year
A strategic partner of IATA, the association of world airlines, we have also been recognized as the Aircraft Appraiser of the Year, an Aviation 100 Award, five times in the last six years
One of our offices is on a runway and in another we have our own pub, The Spruce Goose
FlightGlobal is part of RBI, which is part of RELX, a FTSE 100 traded company (which was just named by Forbes as one of the world’s most innovative companies)
Our benefits stand out (they even include two days a year for you to dedicate to the charitable activity of your choice)
FlightGlobal and RBI are founding members of the Tech Talent Charter, committed to increasing the ratio of women and under-represented groups working in technology

FlightGlobal is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

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