Talent, meet opportunity

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We’re powered by more than just coffee.
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Push the edge of impossible

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This is what we do. Every day. Not satisfied with simply what is, we take initial concepts and intentions and push them beyond what’s expected to create actively engaging experiences that stand apart from the competition. If you live on that same line that teeters between impossible and revolutionary, you may just be the one we’re looking for.
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Business of fun
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Forget the tired “work hard, play hard” corporate jargon. Wouldn’t you rather work in an environment that is so enlivening you can’t believe you actually get paid to be there? Thought so, and it might look something like this: buzzing around the office via scooters, weekly old-school game night, and the not-so-infrequent tequila Friday. Evel Knievel is even known to make an appearance every now and again.
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Location location location
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It’s true, we have some nice digs. Located right next to Pike Place Market, you’ll likely find Smashers wandering around the market grabbing some of the freshest food in Seattle, buying flowers, or jogging along the waterfront. Bonus points, you can’t beat our view.
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Got the chops?
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Associate Technical Director
Smashing Ideas is seeking a driven, thoughtful expert in the Mobile space to join the team as an Associate Technical Director. As a part of Technology leadership within our organization, we’re looking for a strong leader, with both hands-on technical chops, as well as the ability to lead and mentor other developers. The ideal Associate Technical Director will have a passion for creating mobile experiences that change the lives of their users, and the ability to drive mobile strategy within the company. Join us in our quest to push the edge of impossible, and be digital pioneers who make things that matter. Our team includes smart people who appreciate talented, collaborative thought leadership, continuous learning, experimentation, and a lust for creating and implementing cutting edge technologies using agile processes. We welcome those who share these passions to apply.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Maintain a strong command of Mobile Technology, both native and cross-platform
  • Lead and execute technology strategy for our clients to help them achieve their business goals.
  • Evaluate, with our technology team, new technologies and external service, system and product providers
  • Stay current on mobile industry trends, practices and issues, assessing and communicating their potential impact on the business and on our customers
  • Collaborate with other developers, designers, and strategists to ensure project outcomes align with priorities and direction
  • Partner with other teams to assure the completion of our projects on time, on budget, and to the delight of our customers.
  • Mentor other junior developers, and provide project oversight, scoping, and customer interface.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 5+ years of software development experience in fast paced environments, with dynamic teams, and with changing priorities.
  • 3+years developing software on mobile platforms, including native iOS, Android, and Unity
  • In-depth understanding of mobile development workflow, including provisioning, certification, submission and publishing
  • Strong programming and application architecture skills
  • A deep-seated curiosity regarding new methods of solving problems, both for our customers, as well as internally.
  • Ability to forge strong relationships with executive leadership, production management, and design to achieve common goals
  • Elbow grease, and a strong desire to get your hands dirty (with code)
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline.

This is an on-site position at Seattle office. No relocation budget.

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Drupal Developer
Smashing Ideas is looking for a Drupal Developer to join the team that designs, develops, and supports entertainment sites across the globe for one of our largest clients. The ideal candidate has solid back-end development skills, has developed Drupal 7 sites professionally, including leveraging contributed modules, developing custom modules, and integrating with external systems. We are a small team with a large charter, and expect a high amount of initiative and accountability to meet commitments. Having fun is not required, nor is a sense of humor, but it is highly encouraged.

Responsibilities

The Drupal Developer shall have knowledge of a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field (i.e., PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, Bash, and JavaScript) and be responsible for the following:

  • Working with producers, designers, developers, and QA to build and maintain Drupal sites for television stations in 159 countries and 22 different languages
  • Working with customers and technology vendors to maximize opportunities in the Company’s web-based presence
  • Diagnosing and correcting problems in the production environment
  • Writing technical specifications and design documentation, including implementation and deployment plans
  • Advocating for innovation and user experience.
  • Working effectively within a team environment–self-managing tasks and time

Requirements

  • 3+ years developing high-traffic sites with Drupal, implementing contributed modules such as Views, Panels, Features, and developing custom modules
  • 3+ years of PHP development
  • 1-2 years’ experience unit testing; demonstrated experience with Simple Test
  • Experience with MySQL (queries, bulk data import/export, etc.)
  • Experience with jQuery (ideally Drupal’s particular implementation of jQuery).
  • Experience with modern web standards (semantic markup, HTML5, mobile web)
  • Deep understanding of web development best practices
  • Familiarity with the Bash shell and basic Unix commands
  • Strong initiative to proactively collaborate to solve problems
  • Strong understanding of web development best practices
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Eligible to work in the United States
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Unity Developer - Contract
Smashing Ideas is seeking a Unity Developer for our Mobile group. If you work with purpose and want to push the edge of impossible, read the job description below to join the team. Having fun is not required, nor is a sense of humor, but it is highly encouraged.

What You’ll Do:

  • Participate in project brainstorms
  • Communicate proactively and collaborate with teammates
  • Work on both games and applications
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and on highly engaging projects
  • Expand and adapt development skills in a proactive manner

Minimum Requirements:

  • Professional development experience and demonstrable knowledge of C#
  • Experience developing Unity apps for iOS or Android (must have published apps)
  • 1+ years working in Object-Oriented Programming environments
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the latest mobile technologies

Ideal:

  • Experience with 2-D, 3-D Unity Development
  • Native development on iOS, Android or Windows Phone
  • Hands-on knowledge using OpenGLES
  • Server-side and/or web development experience
  • Ability to write SQL
  • College level schooling in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Other languages-C++, Objective-C, Java, Python, Rails
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iOS Developer - Contract
Smashing Ideas is seeking an experienced iOS Developer for our Mobile and Tablets group. If you work with purpose and want to push the edge of impossible, read the job description below to join the team. Having fun is not required, nor is a sense of humor, but both are strongly encouraged.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Participate in project brainstorms
  • Communicate proactively and collaborate with teammates
  • Work on both mobile games and applications
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and on highly engineered projects
  • Expand and adapt development skills in a proactive manner

Minimum requirements:

  • Experience developing native apps for iOS (must have published apps)
  • 3+ years working in Object-Oriented Programming environments
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for cross-platform development and the latest mobile technologies
  • Professional development experience in at least two of these: C++, Objective-C, Java, C#, C

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Hands-on knowledge using OpenGL ES
  • Social application/game experience
  • Server-side development experience
  • Ability to write SQL
  • Development experience with other mobile devices
  • College level schooling in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Other languages (Python, Lua, PHP, Ruby)

This is an on-site position at Seattle office. No relocation budget.

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None fit the bill?
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If none of our open positions are a match, fill out the form and let us know why you’d be a great addition. Psst…details matter, so don’t forget to include your resume.
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