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Careers

Push the boundaries of modern digital experiences

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Culture

Hone your craft at Substantial

We want our team to do their best work; work that inspires, educates and creates real impact. At Substantial we dedicate ourselves to honing our craft and creating an environment where everyone strives to improve—one day, one project and one experiment at a time.

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Our Team

We’re a diverse group of problem solvers

We are creatives and technologists driven by ambition and curiosity. With diverse backgrounds—design agencies, strategy consultancies, start-ups and edtech—we’re united by a collective vision to build products with lasting impact.

What matters to you matters to us

You Be You

Everyone brings a bit of themselves and makes Substantial their own. We want to support the life you have, not take it over.

Deep & Wide

Our projects vary in industry, scale, platform and personality. You’ll get to hone your skills and build new ones on a broad range.

Ownership & Autonomy

Along with our proven best practices, our teams determine their own approach, conduct experiments, and share their lessons for everyone’s benefit. Everyone makes an impact.

Human-Centered

We support our people’s lives in and out of the office, with robust benefits, a comfortable, lively workplace and a sustainable approach to the work we do.

Hybrid First

Human-centered and flexible

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Est. 2006 in Seattle, we’re proud to be headquartered in one of the city’s most dynamic and diverse neighborhoods. Remote work always has been and always will be core to who we are. We’re open to candidates not based in Seattle, and will support remote work even when there isn’t a global pandemic, provided you’re able to travel on occasion.

Benefits

Do great work. Have a life.

We believe that our best work is possible when we invest in our lives as a whole—in and out of the office. Our comprehensive benefits and flexibility support happy, dynamic lives.

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Healthcare

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision. We pay 100% of the monthly premium for employees and a healthy portion towards dependents.

Education

We provide a yearly education stipend for conferences, classes and books, as well as on-site coaching for professional and personal development.

Paid Time Off

Three weeks of PTO to start, plus paid holidays and additional time off for parental and caregiving leave.

401(k)

Substantial offers a comprehensive 401(k) plan with employer matching.

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Flexible Working

We set reasonable expectations for work hours, and offer core working hours to accommodate our full lives.

Transportation

Employees have the option of a parking pass or an Orca Card. Plus, we have bike storage, lockers and a shower.

A Happy Workplace

A fully stocked kitchen & bar, pets in the office, plenty of social events, free yoga and the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood.