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Push the edge of impossible

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.

Our Smashing Values

We are a band of artists, engineers, creators, and mischief-makers that harness the power of play to make things that matter.
The Business of Fun
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, the not-so-infrequent tequila Friday, and most importantly, working with the mantra of making things that matter. We also have the best digs in town. 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.
Got the Chops?
Azure Developer - Contract
At Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with Global 500 companies to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, AR/VR, websites, internet-of-things, etc.). We take complex challenges and use a combination of business strategy, user experience design, and technical aptitude to craft cutting-edge solutions that transform the lives of end-users. Our team is comprised of fun, curious, and brilliantly eccentric individuals collaborating in an environment that nurtures creativity and exploration. Put simply, we solve hard problems and make some really cool things.

Smashing Ideas is seeking an experienced Azure Developer to join our Mobile team. The project is to establish an Azure based digital distribution service for our product and its content, and to support the development of a new tool for creating and editing content.  If you enjoy collaborating with others, working with purpose, and like to push the edge of impossible, read below and apply to join our community of mischief-makers. We take pride in the things we build and hope you do too.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with our client to determine requirements
  • Design the architecture for a solution that fits the projects needs
  • Implement the solution in an Azure environment
  • Collaborate with developers to facilitate the development of tools and products that interact with the service
  • Participate in agile ceremonies

Does This Sound Like You?

  • 3+ years of relevant Azure work experience
  • Proficiency in cloud-native technologies and architectures
  • Proficiency in revision control
  • Experience working with authentication and authorization services
  • Experience working with rigorous security and compliance requirements
  • Experience managing infrastructure as code via Azure Resource Manager Templates, Terraform, or similar
  • Experience using C# (or other languages) within the Azure ecosystem
  • Experience working with databases

Personal Attributes:

  • Articulate and personable with strong spoken and written language skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical coworkers.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Broad and deep knowledge with an ability to learn quickly.
  • Responsible, self-motivated, and highly dependable.
  • Strong team player with a customer service orientation.
  • Ethical, honest, fair and of high integrity

Ideally, You Also Have:

  • Web development experience
  • Experience working with large organizations
  • Experience working on projects with high availability/uptime requirements
  • Experience with data collect/analytics
  • Windows development experience

*Smashing Ideas is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse team and an inclusive environment.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position, although we accommodate some work from home, and are operating mostly remote under the current circumstances.

 

C# Unity Developer (Cloud)
At Smashing Ideas, a Luxoft company, we’re looking for a motivated Unity 3D developer to join our team. This role’s main responsibility is to add functionality to our existing products. The right person for this role will be a productive developer who can problem solve and collaborate well with other developers. You’ll have the opportunity to extend and improve the frameworks and tools we have developed. Effective communication skills are crucial for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Add features and improve our existing products
  • Participate in project brainstorms, stand-ups, and retrospectives
  • Migrate projects into Azure Cloud

Mandatory Skills:

Personal Qualities

  • Highly collaborative. You’ll be working closely with the development team, QA, and our project manager
  • Proactive and self-driven. You don’t wait. You seek out the information you need and look for help from colleagues when needed
  • Can work with some degree of ambiguity

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • 2+ years professional development experience and proven knowledge of C#
  • Experience working on large projects and shipping digital products
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to shifting client needs
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with project management and bug tracking tools such as JIRA
  • Experience with Git
  • College level schooling in Computer Science or equivalent

*This is an onsite role in our Seattle, WA office; no relocation assistance is available for this position.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position, although we accommodate some work from home, and are operating mostly remote under the current circumstances.

Unity Developer
We’re looking for a motivated Unity 3D developer to join our team at Smashing Ideas (a Luxoft company). This role’s main responsibility is to implement simulation functionality. The right person for this role will be a productive developer who can problem solve and collaborate well with other developers. You’ll have the opportunity to extend and improve the frameworks and tools we have developed. Effective communication skills are crucial for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with our requirements analyst to determine required functionality
  • Implement simulation functionality
  • Participate in project brainstorms, stand-ups, and retrospectives
  • Analyze and reverse engineer existing simulations

Mandatory Skills:

Personal Qualities:

  • Highly collaborative. You’ll be working closely with the development team, QA, our requirements analyst, and our project manager
  • Proactive and self-driven. You don’t wait. You seek out the information you need and look for help from colleagues when needed
  • Can work with some degree of ambiguity

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • 2+ years professional development experience and proven knowledge of C#
  • Experience working on large projects and shipping digital products
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to shifting client needs
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with project management and bug tracking tools such as JIRA
  • Experience with Git
  • College level schooling in Computer Science or equivalent

*This is an onsite role in our Seattle, WA office; no relocation assistance is available for this position.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position, although we accommodate some work from home, and are operating mostly remote under the current circumstances.

iOS Developer - Contract
At Smashing Ideas a Luxoft company, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with Global 500 companies to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, AR/VR, websites, internet-of-things, etc.). We take complex challenges and use a combination of business strategy, user experience design, and technical aptitude to craft cutting-edge solutions that transform the lives of end-users. Our team is comprised of fun, curious, and brilliantly eccentric individuals collaborating in an environment that nurtures creativity and exploration. Put simply, we solve hard problems and make some really cool things.

Smashing Ideas is seeking an experienced iOS Developer to join our Mobile team for a two month contract. If you enjoy collaborating with others, working with purpose, and like to push the edge of impossible, read below and apply to join our community of mischief-makers. We take pride in the things we build and hope you do too.

What You’ll Do

  • Work collaboratively with a team of developers, designers, strategists, project managers, and QA engineers to build applications that will delight users
  • Utilize your iOS development experience to transform design specifications into functional, user-centric products
  • Participate in project brainstorms, stand-ups, and retrospectives
  • Communicate actively and explain technical information to teammates and other project partners
  • Work in a dynamic environment on highly engineered projects
  • Expand and adapt development skills in an enthusiastic manner

Does This Sound Like You?

  • Experience developing native apps for iOS
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for cross-platform development and the latest mobile technologies
  • Professional development experience in Swift and Objective-C
  • A desire and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to express your opinions, and the willingness to hear out others and incorporate new information and viewpoints
  • A genuine concern for the people using your code, from fellow and future developers to customers of customers
  • Kindness, empathy, and valuing of those traits in others.

Ideally, You Also Have:

  • 3+ years working in Object-Oriented Programming environments
  • Professional development experience in at least two of these: C++, Java, C#, C
  • Professional development experience with RxSwift
  • Experience with Unit Testing or Test Driven Development
  • Social application/game experience
  • Server-side development experience
  • Excellent software architecture skills
  • Ability to write SQL
  • Development experience with other mobile devices
  • College level education in Computer Science or equivalent experience

*This is an onsite role in our Seattle, WA office; no relocation assistance is available for this position.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position, although we accommodate some work from home, and are operating mostly remote under the current circumstances.

Lead QA Engineer
At Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with Global 500 companies to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, VR, websites, internet-of-things, etc.). We take complex challenges and use a combination of business strategy, user experience design, and technical aptitude to craft cutting-edge solutions that transform the lives of end-users. Our team is comprised of fun, curious, and brilliantly eccentric individuals collaborating in an environment that nurtures creativity and exploration.

We’re looking for a motivated Lead QA Engineer to join our team full time. This role is responsible for testing and analysis of mobile applications, web applications, and simulation software to ensure quality standards and adherence to functional requirements through manual and automated testing. Working closely with a project team, the Lead QA Engineer is responsible for developing and executing test plans to detect defects and risks, as well as assisting the development team in preventing or resolving quality issues.

Responsibilities

  • Work with PM and developers to create test strategies for products.
  • Prepare test plans and cases, and assess QA staffing needs to meet quality goals.
  • Perform functional, performance and content testing and analysis of applications.
  • Write, isolate and regress technical and content related issues.
  • Assist with user and acceptance testing.
  • Drive continuing improvement of QA department processes, tools and standards.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in QA.
  • Demonstrable understanding of test plan and test case creation.
  • Experience in testing iOS or Android mobile products.
  • Able to work independently or lead small teams effectively.
  • Ability to handle shifting schedules and multiple projects with flexible hours.
  • Ability to rapidly identify and document technical issues.
  • Experience with development tools including mobile (XCode, Android Studio), test management systems, issue tracking systems (JIRA, Bugzilla), Git, SVN, Build management (Jenkins, Bitrise) and profiling tools.
  • Experience with API testing tools (Charles, Postman or similar).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Skills

  • Integration and regression testing for mobile applications.
  • Experience with test automation tools.
  • Working knowledge of automated unit testing methodology and tools.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies.
  • Experience in interpreting wireframes, design comps and functional requirements.
  • Experience isolating issues through logs, analysis tools and code reviews.
  • Experience working on a mass-market product from start-to-finish
  • Thorough understanding of the deployment processes for mobile applications.

Personal Qualities

  • Collaborator: Ultimately you will become part of a team and build a positive relationship with both coworkers and clients to facilitate better communication.
  • Detail-oriented: You will be responsible for many small aspects of projects large and small. A desire to thoroughly understand a project quickly is key.
  • Proactive & Organized: You see what needs to be done, and you are on it. You know what stage each of your projects is in and communicate regularly with all team members to ensure each project receives the attention it needs.
  • Tenacious: Success depends on rooting out the source of defects and finding the right answer, not necessarily the most obvious possibility. Do you habitually dig deep to find answers?
  • Adaptive: Able to pick up and use newly introduced tools and technologies and respond to the needs of the problem in front of you.
  • Communicative: You will be responsible for relaying a great deal of information. Being able to convey ideas in their simplest form as accurately as possible is essential

*Smashing Ideas is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse team and inclusive environment.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position, although we accommodate some work from home, and are operating mostly remote under the current circumstances.

 

QA Engineer

At Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. Were a team of creative pioneers partnering with Global 500 companies to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, VR, websites, internet-of-things, etc.). We take complex challenges and use a combination of business strategy, user experience design, and technical aptitude to craft cutting-edge solutions that transform the lives of end-users. Our team is comprised of fun, curious, and brilliantly eccentric individuals collaborating in an environment that nurtures creativity and exploration. Designers at Smashing Ideas are knowledge-seekers, user-champions, strategists, and storytellers. What excites and unites us is crafting relevant and meaningful solutions that delight people, clients included.

We’re looking for a motivated QA Engineer on a contract basis to join our team. This role is responsible for testing and analysis of simulation software and Windows desktop applications to ensure quality standards and adherence to functional requirements through manual and automated testing. Working closely with a project team, the QA Engineer is responsible for identifying defects and risks as well as assisting the development team in preventing or resolving quality issues.

Responsibilities

  • Work with QA documentation, including test plans and test cases.
  • Perform functional, performance and content testing and analysis of applications.
  • Write, isolate and regress technical and content related issues
  • Assist with user and acceptance testing.
  • Contribute to continuing improvement of QA department processes, tools and standards.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in QA
  • Experience in testing Windows Desktop applications
  • Experience in working with product documentation provided in multiple sources (test cases, requirements, manuals) in order to test the product
  • Ability to rapidly identify and document technical issues
  • Able to work independently or in small teams effectively.
  • Ability to handle shifting schedules and multiple projects with flexible hours.
  • Demonstrable understanding of test plan and test case creation
  • Understanding of regression and exploratory testing
  • Experience with test management systems, issue tracking systems (JIRA), Git, Build management (Jenkins) and profiling tools.
  • Experience in interpreting wireframes, design comps and functional requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility

Desired Skills

  • Experience in testing iOS applications.
  • Experience with test automation tools (Unium preferred)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies.
  • Experience isolating issues through logs, analysis tools and code reviews.
  • Experience working on a mass-market product from start-to-finish

Personal Qualities

  • Collaborator:  Ultimately you will become part of a team and build a positive relationship with both coworkers and clients to facilitate better communication.
  • Detail-oriented:  You will be responsible for many small aspects of projects large and small. A desire to thoroughly understand a project quickly is key.
  • Proactive & Organized: You see what needs to be done, and you are on it. You know what stage each of your projects is in and communicate regularly with all team members to ensure each project receives the attention it needs.
  • Tenacious: Success depends on rooting out the source of defects and finding the right answer, not necessarily the most obvious possibility. Do you habitually dig deep to find answers?
  • Adaptive:  Able to pick up and use newly introduced tools and technologies and respond to the needs of the problem in front of you.
  • Communicative:  You will be responsible for relaying a great deal of information. Being able to convey ideas in their simplest form as accurately as possible is essential

*This is an onsite role in our Seattle, WA office; no relocation assistance is available for this position.

** This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position, although we accommodate some work from home, and are operating mostly remote under the current circumstances.

None Fit the Bill?
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.