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We're Looking for a Web Developer!

Maranda Provance, Director of Engineering

Posted on June 10, 2019

Overview

At Mostly Serious, we're a group of whip-smart critical thinkers who create impressive web properties that solve our clients' problems. As a web developer, you'll work alongside the rest of us to turn clean, modern designs into living, breathing websites and apps. The developer we're looking for isn't satisfied with producing yet another theme-based dud of a site or coding the same-old same-old in a stuffy workplace. We're interested in someone who's ready to take on new challenges with an award-winning team.

The person we're looking for has these qualities:

  • Accountability and self-motivation
  • A collaborative spirit
  • A bright, inquisitive mind
  • A thorough and intentional work ethic

If you're nodding enthusiastically along to this description, that person might just be you.

The Job Responsibilities

The developer who fills this position will primarily be responsible for:

  • collaborating with Designers, Account Managers, Copywriters, and other Developers to help fulfill the technical objectives of new client work
  • properly testing his or her work across all approved devices according to the requirements of a project
  • practicing empathy when writing code by considering the impact your work has on the client and its audience as well as current and future developers at Mostly Serious
  • staying aware of new web development technologies and always striving for quality work that adheres to best practices

The Must-Haves

We’re looking for a developer who has this experience under their belt:

  • has a few years of proven experience in a professional web development position
  • is motivated to check their own work, especially when it comes to ensuring a consistent look and feel across browsers and device types
  • writes self-documenting code that others can follow
  • possesses good written and verbal communication skills
  • is a great collaborator who enjoys a team approach, silos be damned
  • can thrive in a supportive role on a team but also has the ability to lead when needed
  • has got it all together—they're professional, responsible, and motivated—no slackers here
  • has some experience with the following technologies and languages:
    • Git
    • HTML5 / CSS3
    • JavaScript
    • Common web back-end languages like PHP or Python
    • Front-end automation tools such as Webpack and Gulp
    • Relational and/or NoSQL databases
    • Chrome / Firefox dev tools

The Bonus Skills

Experience with one or more of the following skill sets is a bonus, though not a requirement:

  • User experience design
  • App development (native or hybrid)
  • Performant front-end app development
  • Craft CMS / Django / Wagtail / WordPress and other content management systems
  • Vue / React / Angular or other JavaScript frameworks
  • API development
  • Google Analytics / Tag Manager
  • AWS
  • Devops
  • Automated testing

The Benefits Package

This position comes with the best benefits you'll find anywhere:

  • Matching IRA program
  • Great healthcare coverage
  • A competitive salary that is commensurate with experience
  • A flexible vacation and time off policy
  • FREE office snacks and beverages
  • A thriving, positive, collaborative work environment with a supportive team (you're lookin' at 'em):

The Mostly Serious team poses outside their Galloway Village office.

Our Location

Mostly Serious is located in the beautiful Galloway Village neighborhood at 4064 S. Lone Pine Avenue in Springfield, Mo.

Ready to apply? Great! We just need a couple of things from you.

Send these application materials to maranda@mostlyserious.io:

  • A PDF resumé with cover letter
  • Relevant work samples from the last few years on GitHub and/or in a digital portfolio link

We can't wait to get acquainted!

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