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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.
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QA Engineer (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, 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, web applications, and mobile 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 iOS or Android mobile products.
  • 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
  • Experience with development tools including Mobile (XCode, Android SDK), test management systems, issue tracking systems (JIRA, Bugzilla), Git, SVN, Build management (Jenkins, Test Flight) 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 (Appium preferred)
  • 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.

***Principals only, please. No recruiters.

iOS Developer
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 iOS Developer to join our Mobile team. You will work on diverse teams featuring people with a vast array of skills and specialties (including web and service development, UX research, strategy, and design). 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

*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.

Senior Project Manager
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 Senior Project Managers have extensive experience scoping, planning, budgeting, resourcing, tracking, and launching a range of large-scale, complex digital projects. The Senior PM uses their exceptional project management skills to oversee the day-to-day operations of cross-functional teams, focusing on maximizing team performance and meeting project objectives.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead, support and motivate internal and external teams of developers, QA engineers, designers, strategists, and project managers.
  • Based on budget, capacity and skillset, create and manage staff plans and schedules for each project.
  • Plan, track, and assure quality through all project phases.
  • Analyze existing processes and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Create client-facing reports and documentation related to production operations.
  • Conduct daily standups in order to review project activity, providing current status information and addressing issues or barriers that may prevent a smooth workflow.
  • Provide direction on business decisions and in the execution of projects.
  • Effectively manage internal team, client and stakeholder expectations throughout projects
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and create contingency plans.
  • Review and approve deliverables prepared by team before posting for client.
  • Oversee and coordinate all project documentation, including project briefs, functional specifications, bug reports, and knowledge transfer to project stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with others, identify, vet and hire contractors and outside partners necessary for project execution.
  • Support business development initiatives in the scoping, estimating, and pitching of new project opportunities.
  • Mentor and guide Project Managers and Associate Project Managers.

Personal Strengths

  • Critical Thinker: You’re able to evaluate feedback and ideas from clients and team members, consider all implications and risks, and determine the best next steps and recommendations that will benefit your projects.
  • Communicator: You know how to develop and communicate an idea to clients, how to exchange ideas with technical and creative types and how to keep your teams motivated and informed.
  • Negotiator: You’re comfortable discussing project scope, schedules and budgets with clients and vendors, as well as working out project details with internal teams.
  • Problem Solver: You can anticipate most issues before they occur, and you can find solutions quickly and effectively.
  • Collaborator: You build and nurture positive working relationships with clients, partners, and internal teams.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years experience leading teams and collaborating on large-scale, complex digital projects within an agency environment.
  • Minimum of five years working directly with clients.
  • Experience leading cross-divisional, enterprise-level projects.
  • Passion for working and leading in a fast-paced, high-volume production environment.
  • High level of ownership, enthusiasm, and a collaborative, professional temperament.
  • Proven supervisory, mentoring, and talent development skills.
  • Ability to be attentive and responsive to client concerns.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task within time and technical constraints.
  • Ability to establish effective collaborative working relationships across different functional areas.
  • Strong working knowledge of current native mobile (iOS and/or Android) and web technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira and Confluence.
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced training or certification required.
  • Scrum Master or Product Owner Certification preferred.
  • Experience working with and building remote teams a plus.

*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.**

Android Developer
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 Android Developer to join our Mobile team. You will work on diverse teams featuring people with a vast array of skills and specialties (including web and service development, UX research, strategy, and design). 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 Android 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

Minimum requirements:

  • Experience developing native apps for Android
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for cross-platform development and the latest mobile technologies
  • Professional development experience in Kotlin or Java
  • 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 those traits in others.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • 3+ years working in Object-Oriented Programming environments
  • Professional development experience with Kotlin on Android
  • Strong familiarity with the Android Jetpack libraries
  • Familiarity with essential third-party libraries such as Retrofit, OkHttp and Picasso
  • Social application/game experience
  • Server-side development experience
  • Excellent software architecture skills
  • Ability to write SQL
  • Development experience with other mobile devices
  • College level schooling in Computer Science or equivalent

* 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.

None Fit the Bill?
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