Job Description

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.

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.

How do you know if you’re qualified?

We’re just looking for a few basics in terms of qualifications:

  • At least 1 – 2 years’ of experience using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Proficiency in at least one server-side technology (Java, PHP, NodeJS, Python, Ruby)

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

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.

How to Apply

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 [email protected]. We can't wait to get acquainted!

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  Posted October 29, 2020