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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?
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.
  • Product Owner or Scrum Master 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.**

C++ Developer
At Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with companies around the globe to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, connected devices, websites, 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.

C++ Developer

We’re looking for a motivated C++ developer to join our team. This role is responsible for developing simulation software as a part of our simulation development team. The right person for this role will be a productive developer who can design and implement systems quickly. Effective communication skills are crucial for this role.

Responsibilities

  • Work with our requirements analyst to determine required functionality
  • Architect systems and produce software design documents
  • Implement simulation components and their unit tests
  • Participate in project brainstorms, stand-ups, and retrospectives

Personal Qualities

  • Highly collaborative. You’ll be working closely with the development team, QA, our requirements analyst, and our project manager
  • You can understand complex systems quickly, and can realize them in code
  • Proactive and self-driven. You don’t wait. You seek out the information you need and look for help from colleagues when needed
  • Comfortable with fast paced projects
  • 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++
  • Bonus if you have experience with Unity 3D/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
  • Experience with Unit Testing or Test Driven Development (preferred)
  • 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.**

Unity Developer
At Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with companies around the globe to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, connected devices, websites, 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.

Unity Developer

We’re looking for a motivated Unity 3D developer to join our team. This role’s main responsibility is to integrate media as part of our simulation development team. 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

  • Make media interactive and integrate it with our backend simulation
  • Work with our requirements analyst to determine required functionality
  • Participate in project brainstorms, stand-ups, and retrospectives
  • Assist with simulation development where necessary

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
  • Comfortable with fast paced projects
  • 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#
  • Bonus if you have experience with 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.**

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.