Jr. Development and Quality Assurance Specialist
We are Slicedbread - a boutique digital creative, marketing, and advertising agency based in Southern California. With the endlessly evolving digital landscape that is the world wide web, we are constantly striving to find creative and inspiring ways to communicate with the broader audience through the tools and platforms that helped us make information so widely accessible. With commitment, perseverance, hard work, and most importantly, the right team, we have no doubt that our unique vernacular and methods toward online marketing and advertising will pave the way for more efficient, effective, and meaningful relationships that can be built between people from all walks of life.
What We Want
With big dreams come big needs. We are looking for a part OR full-time, Junior Development and Quality Assurance Specialist (Remote Position Only). This individual would ideally be someone with a young and entry-level understanding of development and wishes to gain experience in engineering and be surrounded by a team of talented engineers. This Junior Development and Quality Assurance Specialist will not need a proven track record of development, but would need to demonstrate an interest in development and a employable level of understanding around the fundamentals of development concepts. This Junior Development and Quality Assurance Specialist will be routinely exposed to a team of talented engineers and be asked to assist with a variety of entry-level needs for development. Likewise, this individual will also gain experience in the overall delivery of a finished product to clients and contribute to the quality assurance process of a development project. Individuals with more experience in development will certainly have an advantage over other applicants that do not.
We’d like to talk to you if:
You are looking to gain experience in the world of development
You are open to providing support on a multitude of levels ranging from very basic to more complex needs depending on your proficiency level
You are highly attentive to detail and know how to identify the specifics in projects to produce a high quality product
You believe there is more than one “right” solution to any challenge
You believe that testing is as important as coding
The Ideal Candidate Should Have:
A college degree and 1 year of work experience in an IT and/or development environment
A demonstrable interest and understanding of web development concepts
Demonstrable attentiveness to details of all sizes
Top-notch organizational skills
Experience modifying and building spreadsheets within Google Sheets or Excel
Experience with common project management tools (ie. JIRA, Asana, Monday.com)
Experience working in both Waterfall and Agile management styles
Proven experience of QA testing for other projects and/or companies
Some experience with the following platforms:
A desire to learn quickly and aggressively in the areas of development s/he may not be familiar with
Nice to haves:
Experience developing eCommerce stores on Shopify, Bigcommerce, Wordpress, and/or Magento
Experience with version management tools such as Git or SVN
Experience operating servers and command lines
Experience in large scale data management through MySQL
What we offer in return:
A highly collaborative work environment that takes a team first approach.
Freedom to work in the comfort of your home office, cafe, etc.
Flexible remote work schedule and hours that make sense for your time zone and daily life, as long as delivery dates are met.
Opportunity to spend 10% of work time on self-directed projects/experiments/etc.
Paid vacation, holidays, sick days (only applicable for full-time hires).
Really awesome people. No joke.
Applicants may receive a test to demonstrate certain competencies and will need to have completed within a certain timeframe. The details of the test will be provided to applicants separately.