*Our positions are fully remote and to ensure compliance with all applicable labor laws, are open to U.S.-based applicants only. In general, we are not hiring in Washington state, Oregon state, San Francisco, or New York.Â Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018*
What We Do
Simply put, we make websites easier to use. Through a scientific method of determining which site improvements result in actual performance improvements, we replace the old way of designing sites through gut feel and management opinions with designing sites through data.
If youâ€™re interested in checking out the swell people youâ€™ll be working with, click here toÂ learn more about the team.
Our Hiring Process
Weâ€™re glad youâ€™re interested in working with us. We have a fairly unusual hiring process, but it has proven to work well both for us and for potential new hires. We have found that demonstrating basic competency is the best predictor of initial qualification for working with us, followed by actual work.
Our process reflects that: below, we outline our values and how we work, and then ask you to complete a small task. Assuming we like your response, we will hire you for a â€œpaid interviewâ€ where you start working with us for a small number of hours each week. If both parties like working together, we expand the relationship. If not, we go our separate ways and both sides â€œwonâ€ in the deal!
This short essay sums up the philosophy we operate by:Â This is Professionalism. Please read it and if youâ€™re willing to work this way, read on!
If you have questions as you go through this, make notes and if we havenâ€™t answered them by the end, feel free to emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org,Â email@example.comÂ orÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Weâ€™re a remote company.Â We are spread out all over the country and enjoy the flexibility remote working affords. Want to go on a mountain bike ride in the middle of the day? Cool, donâ€™t forget your helmet! Need to pick the kids up from school? Nice, youâ€™ve got parent of the year in the bag. We stay connected through Slack and workcations, including one annual trip that is partially funded by the company.
- We work hard and move fast.Â Weâ€™re working on a lot of different websites with varying underlying technologies. Youâ€™ll see a lot of pages and forms and thereâ€™s not a lot of automation. Maintaining quality while working on so much requires more than just checking boxes, youâ€™ll need to think critically.
- Again, weâ€™re a remote company.Â That makes communication â€” including writing and reading comprehension â€”Â extremelyÂ important. Youâ€™ll work closely with product managers, designers and writers. This is not a simple â€œpull tickets and check in codeâ€ gig. Successful applicants enjoy the process of defining and clarifying specs, documenting processes,Â improvingÂ processes, and uploading custom emoji to Slack.
To apply: Interested in working with us? Youâ€™re off to a good start. To apply, follow the instructions in this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gf9mvHN64zX90PZsQ1R7pH9jqwx9642BN4ATYx57-_g/edit?usp=sharing