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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Front-End Developer - Contract
Smashing Ideas seeks a Front-End Developer to produce functional, standards-compliant HTML UIs for websites and mobile applications. You will work closely with design and back-end teams, to produce HTML layouts, develop custom UI controls and behaviors, and implement AJAX client services.  Additionally, you will provide guidance to the design team on implementation and best-practices. Smashing Ideas is a highly collaborative environment where every member of the team is expected to contribute and grow; therefore communication skills and a forward-thinking attitude are musts. Having fun is not a requirement, but it’s highly encouraged.

Required:

  • 3+ years of experience developing consumer-facing websites
  • HTML5 (video, audio, file uploading)
  • CSS3 (animations, transitions, transformations)
  • JavaScript and leading libraries (e.g. jQuery, Backbone.js, Node.js, Handlebars.js. Ember/Angular.js)
  • Experience with a server side language such as Ruby, Node, Python,
  • Strong understanding of mobile-first RWD and experience developing UI code across different devices
  • Knowledge of Build tools/pre-compilers (Sass, Grunt, Rake, etc.)
  • Version control systems experience (SVN/Git preferred)
  • Familiarity with CMSs/frameworks and template systems (e.g., Drupal, Django)

Nice To Haves:

  • UI design sensibility
  • Experience with REST/JSON (interaction with remote APIs)
  • HTML mobile/device experience (PhoneGap, Chrome Mobile App, Cocoon.js etc.)
  • Canvas, SVG, or WebGL

This is an on-site position at Seattle office.

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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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Sr. UX Designer
Creatives at Smashing Ideas are knowledge-seekers, consumer-champions, strategists and storytellers. What excites and unites us is crafting relevant and meaningful solutions that delight clients and customers alike. We’re seeking a passionate and highly-motivated UX Designer to become part of this dedicated and delightful team, designing for a wide range of projects and clients.  You’ll play a key role in the interpretation of business goals and customer needs, in order to translate it into compelling, elegant and engaging experiences.

This role requires 6 years of experience working in UX and reports to the UX Director.

Responsibilities

  • Apply solid user experience and usability principles while looking for opportunities to innovate.
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of all aspects of the UX approach and the ability to apply them flexibly across a variety of project types.
  • Promote collaborative work practices, and identify opportunities to improve quality and increase efficiency through collaborative design.
  • Ensure work is to the highest possible standards at all times, and that client presentations are engaging and inspiring.
  • Analyze and validate the user and content requirements, define the flow and structure and create wireframes and specifications to describe the intended user experience.
  • Demonstrate cross-functional understanding; clearly articulate purpose and value of other disciplines within the company, and identify when their input is most valuable.
  • Partner with our development team to evaluate and recommend technical solutions.
  • Lead and/or participate in immersive user research, research analysis, concept testing, usability testing, and analytics.
  • Uphold and evangelize our Lean UX and Agile best-practices to colleagues and clients alike.

Does this sound like you?

  • A passion for ideation, exploration and problem-solving.
  • An outside-in approach to user engagement; equates ambiguity with opportunity.
  • Expert in information architecture & interaction design for both web and mobile.
  • Proactive and organized, able to manage a diverse project portfolio.
  • A willingness to challenge conventions (including your own).
  • Welcomes critique of your work and ideas as an opportunity for improvement.
  • A deep understanding of UX processes, practices, and activities.
  • Can clearly communicate and defend solutions with compelling reasoning and research.
  • Can jump out to the 10,000 mile view and tackle big assumptions, then zoom back down to the details and make sure everything fits together sensibly.
  • Ability to lead user experience exercises such as content strategy and experience mapping.
  • Can effortlessly present work to clients, internal teams, and executives for review and feedback.
  • Can write well, as it pertains to crafting personas, experience narratives, and other related artifacts.
  • A desire to develop and maintain strong working relationships with clients and teammates.
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Engagement Manager
Do you get excited about helping technology companies push the edge of impossible? We are looking for a passionate Engagement Manager who will partner with and ensure the long-term success of our customers.

You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with your portfolio of assigned customers, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders.  You will liaise between customers and cross-functional internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs. If driving innovation, and developing solid relationships are what get you out of bed in the morning, then we want to talk to you!

Responsibilities:

  • Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your customers
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships
  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key customer stakeholders and executive sponsors
  • Work with production to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives
  • Communicate clearly the progress of weekly/monthly/quarterly initiatives to internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and grow opportunities within your accounts, and collaborate with sales teams to ensure growth attainment
  • Assist with high severity requests or issue escalations as needed

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of account management, project/program management or other relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive and C-level
  • Experience in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent

This is an onsite position in our Seattle office. There is no relocation budget for this position.

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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 which world you’re a rockstar in and we’ll let you know when an appropriate position opens up.
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