Senior Scala Engineer – Pearl District

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About Us

AsheLegal/AsheWorks (soon to be rebranded as Tangible) provides legal service delivery to business enterprises of all sizes driven by its corporate legal platform. The Tangible Platform functions as a four-sided “eco-system” that connects customer needs with proven talent and teams supported by concierge services and enabled by tech taking the mundane routine administrative tasks out of legal. Based in Portland, Oregon with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington.  


Are you ready for change?  Are you ready to bring your entrepreneurial spirit and passion for doing something new to market? If so, read on.  We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scala Engineer looking to join a start-up team in the fast-emerging modern legal market as “old law” (time x rates) gets replaced by “new law” (replacing time with tech).  

Our culture of creativity, accountability, flexibility and camaraderie provide huge opportunities for personal and professional growth working with a highly skilled and talented team. We are a small tribe of passionate individuals who do serious business, for serious people, but aren’t too serious. We like to have fun as a world around “new law”. No suits, no ties. No stuffy corporate office.  We live and breathe our values. They aren’t just words. 


  • Time – Hold it precious, use it wisely.
  • Accountability – Ownership by one and all.
  • Team – We know the plays.
  • Thirst – What’s next, yearn to learn.
  • Customer Delight – Nothing less, always more.
  • Diversity – We don’t just say it, we live it. 

Our corporate office is located in the Pearl District of Portland. This position requires that you work on-site a majority of the time with some work-from-home flexibility. We offer better than average compensation, benefits and equity.  

What You’ll Do

  • Design and implement HTTP-based APIs supporting our frontend application
  • Design and implement database schema updates & migrations to support new functionality and extend existing features
  • Collaborate with Engineers, Product Managers, and additional stakeholders to frame problems within the business and product context

About You

  • Team player, active participant collaborating with others to solve problems 

  • Tech-savvy with a passion to learn new technologies and embrace technological challenges 

  • Self-motivated and committed to delivering sprint tasks on time  

  • Available to provide occasional weekend & evening support to the team (not clients) 

  • Self-motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team, learn quickly, meet deadlines, and demonstrate creative problem-solving skills 

  • Ability to convey complex concepts to technical and non-technical team members 


Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience as an engineer in the industry 

  • 2+ years professional (or demonstrable) Scala experience  

  • 2+ years' experience writing and using SQL in context of application development (Postgres preferred) 

  • Significant experience specifying and implementing REST-style APIs 

  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux operating systems and commands 

  • Experience with designing and implementing system tests, integration tests, and unit tests 

  • Experience working in an Agile (Scrum) environment 


 Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • Experience with AWS 

  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker 

  • Familiarity with functional programming techniques & concepts such as effects systems, purity, side-effects, and monadic combinators 

  • Experience developing systems using concurrency and asynchronous programminframeworks 

  • Familiarity with message queuing systems & patterns 

  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages and patterns 


AsheWorks was founded by Robert Reynolds, CEO, who is well known and routinely recognized as an innovator in the legal sector. Robert left big law about 5-years ago as he knew the legal sector was ready for major transformation and the opportunity was ripe to put his ideas into action. AsheWorks has proven out their model with recognized Fortune 500 companies such as NIKE, Intuit, ZoomCare, VSP and others. Denise Barnes, President/Partner has over 30 years entrepreneurial experience and joined Robert to take his ideas to market after building and leading a global marketing agency for 18 years with offices in Portland and London and co-founding a spin-off tech company called HiringThing, an applicant tracking platform. 

AsheWorks is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities (or disability), age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Location: Portland, OR
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