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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?
Unity Developer - Contract
Smashing Ideas makes things that matter. We value design-thinking, experience-focused products, and accessibility in all our products. We’re looking to grow our technology team by adding an experienced Unity Developer with a real passion for crafting efficient, maintainable applications. We take pride in the things we build, and hope you do too.

Job Duties:

  • Participate in project brainstorms
  •  Communicate proactively and collaborate with teammates
  • Work collaboratively on a team to build applications that will delight users
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and on highly engaging projects
  • Expand and adapt development skills in a proactive manner

Requirements:

  • 2+ years Unity experience
  • Professional development experience and demonstrable knowledge of C#
  • Experience working on large projects
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • College level schooling in Computer Science or equivalent preferred

*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 role in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. To be considered, applicants must be able to work onsite. This is not a telecommute/remote work position.

Project Manager

Smashing Ideas Project Managers are experienced in scoping, planning, budgeting, resourcing, tracking, and launching a range of medium- to large-scale digital projects. The PM oversees the day-to-day operations of cross-functional teams, focusing on maximizing team performance and meeting project objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead, support and motivate internal teams of developers, QA engineers, designers, and strategists through all project phases.
  • 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.
  • Conduct daily standups in order to review project activity, providing current status information and addressing issues or barriers that may prevent a smooth workflow.
  • Organize and document project meetings.
  • Create client-facing reports and documentation.
  • 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 sharing with 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 and estimating of new project opportunities.

Personal Strengths:

  • Critical Thinker: You’re able to evaluate feedback and ideas from clients and team members, consider 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 anticipate most issues before they occur, and find solutions quickly and effectively.
  • Collaborator: You build and nurture positive working relationships with clients, partners, and internal teams.​

Job Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience leading teams and collaborating on medium- to large-scale digital projects within an agency environment.
  • Passion for working and leading in a fast-paced, high-volume production environment.
  • High level of ownership, enthusiasm, and a collaborative, professional temperament.
  • 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 web and mobile technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience working with and building remote teams a plus.
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira and Confluence.
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced training or certification required.
  • Scrum Master or Product Owner certification preferred.

*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.

Associate Principal Strategist, Business Design
At Smashing Ideas, our focus is simple: be digital pioneers who make things that matter. That pioneering spirit, along with our background in Motivational UX, has allowed us to build a consulting business that helps companies bring new digital products and services to market, while transforming their businesses and culture. Our clients, who are often just extensions of our own teams, are pioneers and change agents themselves. Some are in the early stages of digital transformation, while others have established practices. Regardless of the case, we serve as their catalyst for innovation. We are seeking an Associate Principal Strategist to collaborate with the experienced staff at Smashing help them identify new opportunities, accelerate internal teams, and help shift toward a human-centered, design-driven culture as we go.

Job Responsibilities:

The Associate Principle Strategist, Business Design is a critical role for the growth of our company and scale of the services we deliver. In this role, you will:

  1. Lead digital innovation engagements with Smashing clients. Working in collaboration with leads from creative and technology:
    1. Work with our clients to understand or identify emergent opportunities
    2. Utilize various inputs (stakeholder interviews market research, trends, user research, competitive research, experience mapping, etc) to help them prioritize their business goals, KPIs and product or service vision.
    3. Utilize market research, user research, prototypes, and data to evolve existing products/services or identify new areas for growth
    4. Set product vision and roadmap
    5. Lead and define value proposition creation and validation
    6. Provide ROI models and/or business cases to identify financial opportunity
    7. Plan and lead “catalyst workshops” with clients as needed to create alignment
    8. Contribute to organizational design
  2. Build a profitable innovation strategy team. Working with the CSO:
    1. Identify new areas of opportunity for Smashing Ideas – services, capabilities, or critical investments
    2. Contribute to business development and proposals, helping sell the value of business design at Smashing
    3. Create templates and tools that allow repeatability and consistency as the team grows

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in product planning, defining and launching successful products and/or services, and managing product portfolios for Global 500 companies
  • Ability to present confidently and persuasively to executive-level clients
  • Ability to communicate, teach, and coach business expertise across internal team
  • Experience leading multiple forms of human centered design research
  • Working knowledge and experience with desktop & mobile analytics tools
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key technical and creative elements required to build a successful digital product
  • Relentless in consumption of applicable business, consumer and cultural information
  • Collaborative work style, with a bias toward action
  • A minimum of 8+ years product management or similar experience
  • MBA preferred

*We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

Business Development Director
Smashing Ideas is looking for a passionate, smart, and creative Business Development Director to join our team. This person will be responsible for helping drive Smashing’s business development efforts, fostering strategic relationships with potential clients and partners from opportunity lead to final contract. Candidates should bring relevant industry knowledge, experience, and a proven ability to creatively and confidently convey the added value of Smashing’s services to prospective clients.

This individual will be responsible for efficient management of the new business development process, collaborative development of solutions, and effective presentation of these solutions in the form of written proposals and in-person client pitches.

The right candidate will be able to identify a client’s business needs and work with both the client and Smashing’s cross-disciplinary teams to understand, define, and build effective and innovative solutions that generate measurable results.

Essential Skills and Responsibilities:

Lead Generation:

In partnership with the business development team and management, research and develop list of potential clients, proactively identify, locate, and qualify new business leads.

Communications:

  • Effectively guide the Smashing team in crafting a strong approach that addresses the needs of the overall relationship, associated projects, and the client’s goals.
  • Consistently identify needs the client may not recognize and ensure that approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs.

Execution:

  • Ability to run the end-to-end pitch process in a timely manner and with an informed understanding of what the customer needs.
  • Collect initial drafts and supporting verbal, written and graphic input from key internal stakeholders on pitch deliverables.
  • Incorporate drafts into professionally formatted and clearly structured documents, generating comprehensive and visually compelling proposals.
  • Confidently position Smashing’s solutions and skills relative to other solutions potentially offered by competitors.
  • Close new business with clients that lead to long-term partnerships.

Organization: 

  • Build multi-tier client relationships with all levels of an organization, from executives to marketing and production.
  • Demonstrate the ability to leverage internal and external resources to better understand the client’s industry, lexicon and typical industry practice.
  • Remain current on industry trends, best practices and relevant topics to grow domain expertise.
  • Examine portfolio and history of competitive landscape so as to better understand Smashing’s value proposition distinctions.

Requirements:

  • At least 5-7 years business development experience, with a successful track-record of selling digital solutions
  • Experience in a client services organization (design or management consulting firm/agency experience preferred) with strong relationships at Fortune 500 companies
  • Ability to be an exceptional team player with the confidence and integrity to earn client and internal team confidence quickly
  • Proven ability to source, close and manage long term, high-value relationships and engagements with multiple projects and teams
  • Passion for and in-depth knowledge of design and technology trends and their relevance in the marketplace​
  • Deep understanding and awareness of aligning consumer goals and business goals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation and proposal- writing skills
  • Strong negotiation skills

*We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

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