As a senior-level Developer, you’ll be responsible for the successful delivery of digital products. You’ll be a project leader, contributor, and technical mentor for your development team and department - so you’ll be switching between setting direction, creating software, and helping your teams constantly improve. You handle it with ease through solid time management skills, mastery of client services, an inspiring attitude, and thoughtful application of the latest tools, trends, and practices of software development alongside those that are more tried-and-true.

What You’ll Do:

In your day-to-day you will:

  • Evaluate a product experience holistically, from high level product architecture to the specifics of how individual features would fit together
  • Lead in determining short and long term technical needs, objectives, and approaches to projects
  • Take on various tasks, development-related or not, to support different processes and needs on your project teams
  • Collaborate directly every day with designers, developers, engagement managers, and clients
  • Balance time between directly working on development and supervising / maintaining the quality of work from other contributors on your team

Who You Are:

You are a collaborative leader
You set the stage for excellent software development through active listening and working side by side with your teams, clients, and department.

You are a master of business and development practices
You quickly identify and support client service and business needs with appropriate software development practices, helping your teams advance these skills.

You are an ambitious developer
You don’t believe in resting on your laurels and easily tackle situations of ambiguity to figure out how to keep yourself and your work moving forward.

You are an adaptive contributor
You’re eager to jump in on tasks to support your team as needed, with no ego or complaints.

You are an active community member
You support your teams, the company, and the developer community by attending events, sharing knowledge, and learning from others.

You have the experience:

  • 8+ years of software development experience (ideally w/experience in a client services or agency environment)
  • Proven experience leading teams and mentoring other developers in previous roles
  • Proficiency w/a variety of languages/tools (ex. Ruby/Rails, Javascript (both in-browser and server-side with Node.js, iOS/Objective-C, Android/Java, Python, etc.)
  • Demonstrated practice w/test-driven/behavior-driven product development
  • Passion about the way you develop software
  • Strong communication, client services, and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of integrated development practices and experience directly collaborating with design teams
  • Experience or familiarity solving problems across multiple technology platforms (eg. browsers, applications, operating systems, mobile and connected devices, other hardware)
  • Fierce passion for collaboration and growing with others

How to apply:

To apply please send us the following:

  • A brief hello describing who you are, why you’re interested in this opening, and how it aligns with your career goals
  • Your resume (PDF or Markdown/text preferred)
  • Links to some of your work (if possible) - (GitHub or similar preferred)
  • (Optional) An example of something that inspires you

About Substantial

Substantial is a Seattle-based digital product studio. We build experiences to empower and connect people through the web, mobile, and connected devices. Our work ranges from mobile apps to large, embedded multi-touch installations for Fortune 500s, startups, social impact organizations, and local to global brands. No matter what we’re focused on, the products we build go beyond just development and design – we’re here to solve problems, create responsibly, and build relationships.

Substantial is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.