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Maranda Provance, Director of Engineering

Posted on October 26, 2020

Location: Springfield, Mo. (This job is open to remote applicants!)

Greetings from Mostly Serious (well, from this job posting from Mostly Serious)! If you saw that we were hiring and then you looked at this thing, then we’re most of the way through making this all work for everybody. And, more importantly, if you’re interested in working on a team that values improving our community, perpetually enhancing your skills, and making great things (all while working with local, regional, and national clients), then we’re even closer to being a perfect fit for you.

Maybe you also like snacks. And flexibility. And you don’t mind the color orange. Sound like you? Let’s keep going.

Who are we?

That’s, like, a really existential question, but we’ll give it a shot. We’re Mostly Serious, a full-service digital agency producing award-winning, community-enhancing, national-brand-showcasing, best-in-the-region strategy, research, websites, and digital marketing campaigns.

At a more fundamental level, we’re a team of 13 critical thinkers who are obsessed with producing great work. Work that makes people feel differently about how beautiful and functional websites can be. Work that helps our clients serve their communities, tell their stories, and achieve their goals. And work that pushes us to challenge ourselves, refine our skills, and get better each and every day.

We're committed to being an equal-opportunity employer.

Being an equal opportunity, open-minded, and inclusive employer feels like a given. We want to take this commitment beyond words and intentionally seek applicants from all gender identities, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ folks, with the goal of building a more diverse and inclusive team. We want to actively build a team that includes perspectives, experiences, and voices that are traditionally underrepresented and underserved. We know this will lead to better work, a stronger team, and it’s also just about damn time we did our part to be the change we’d like to see.

What do we do?

We design and build custom, scalable websites backed by stellar platforms like Craft CMS. We help our awesome clients grow their brands through brand identity development, logo design, and strategy. We write powerhouse content that really, actually converts. We concept and execute commercials, web videos, and custom animations that cut through the noise. We craft digital marketing campaigns that win new relationships and folks in the door. And we're deeply invested in understanding our clients with the kind of hard-sought truth and insights only achievable through research. We do everything that makes us worthy of the phrase "full-service" and makes each day's work more unique and challenging than the last.

Need to know more? Learn more about our suite of services, then browse some of our award-winning work.

From left to right: We pet our dogs and other people's dogs. We create stuff that's on-point for brand audiences and good for your soul. We stroll along Greenway Trail when the weather's nice. We collaborate together, challenge each other, and embrace honest conversations that lead to the right solution. We keep a supply of confetti and balloons on hand. We dress our office up for fun and we dress ourselves up to match.

Plus, we reject ideas and standards that don't call back to our six core values and guiding principles.

What will you do as a web developer at Mostly Serious?

You’ll collaborate with our designers, writers, account managers, and clients to define objectives, set goals, and turn ideas into living, breathing websites and apps backed by a CMS. (We’ve got a thing for Craft CMS, and we’re a Craft CMS Verified Partner.)

You’ll test your own work because the quality of the end product depends on you!

You’ll always be looking for ways to improve—in both your technical prowess and the whole company's ability to produce quality work.

How do you know this job is right for you?

You'll feel kismet-level alignment with this job if any of the following apply to you:

  • You can build a site from front-to-back as the sole developer. The engineering team has your back to bounce ideas off of, but most projects are yours to foster.
  • You've built and maintained user interfaces based on research and rationale, with a quality that people can feel.
  • You’re capable of interacting with new technologies quickly and efficiently, and you’re willing to use the right technology to find the right solution.
  • You understand that the things you build need to solve our clients’ problems while also balancing our business needs (e.g. being efficient, on-time, and within budget).
  • You love to figure out what’s not working and find ways to make it better next time.
  • You're comfortable joining a highly collaborative team that (for the time being) is working from home.
  • Bonus: You’re a CMS aficionado who can pair an organized back-end with eye-catching HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What about the logistical stuff? (We're talkin' benefits + perks.)

We pride ourselves on providing our team members with the region’s best working environment, and we spend an actual ton of time and resources continuing to develop our benefits packages and office space. The benefits of working at Mostly Serious include:

  • The tech you need to make great things happen, including a MacBook Pro, keyboard, mouse, and monitors
  • Health insurance
  • A Simple IRA
  • Performance bonuses
  • Participation in goal-based employee bonus pool
  • A (truly) flexible time-off and vacation policy
  • A robust anniversary awards program
  • A dog-friendly office


Ready to apply? Great!

To apply, all you need to do is fill out our application form. You'll be prompted to attach your résumé and cover letter there.

If you have any questions before you apply, reach out to maranda@mostlyserious.io.

We can't wait to get acquainted!


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