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Senior Software Engineer

Hi there! We (WeSpire) are looking for a Senior Software Engineer.

Guess What? That developer could be you!

If you’ve ever wanted to work with a world-class team on a brand new type of product that is being used for good in some of the biggest companies in the world, this could be your chance.

What does WeSpire do?

WeSpire gets people to do things that matter, and measures the impact. We use behavior change models to design interactions that encourage people to act differently. Then we measure the delta in their actions, analyze the real-world impact, and display the information back to the user. We started in the sustainability space, and now work for many different applications, including volunteering, diversity, and happiness at work.

What will I work on?

1: Design Implementation

You will take designs from our product team, and turn them into working features.

You will work in one of two modes: prototype mode or production mode.

Sometimes, you will build code to last the next 4 years.

Sometimes you will build experiments to last the next 4 weeks.

You will know the difference between prototype mode and production mode and be comfortable working either way, because we are building solutions that are entirely new, and there isn’t a ton of known art, so we end up figuring out many things from scratch! (This should excite you)

2: Writing Code

When you are writing code you will understand how people will use it, and you will know how to make things intuitive for them. You will also know when to raise the alarm because a feature doesn’t fully make sense and will confuse people.

Sometimes you will write every part of the feature, from CSS to JS to Ruby to SQL.

Sometimes you will split those responsibilities with a coworker.

Either way, you will be phenomenal at Ruby and SQL, good at JS, and at least passable at CSS.

3: Writing Tests

You will write tests that will give you confidence about the behavior of your methods, of your objects, and of the system as a whole. From these tests, you will design code that is object-oriented, and interfaces between objects that are clear and reduce coupling. You will care about the readability, reusability, and performance of your code, and usually in that order.

4: Working with Developers

You will:

What technologies will I work with?

OK, but will I actually like working at WeSpire?

We think so. If you like tackling difficult problems and working with smart people, you’ll feel right at home here. On top of that, we work hard to make sure the company culture is strong and welcoming, and that the work arrangements are flexible enough to work for you.

Here are some of the things that we do:

Compensation

Cash comp paired with equity — we are looking for the best and will pay them accordingly. Health coverage and dental benefits, 401k plan. The opportunity for growth in a fast-paced progressive company is yours for the taking.

To Apply

Please send a link to projects you are proud of, a resume or LinkedIn profile and your quick thoughts on what’s extremely interesting to you about using technology to inspire positive actions to careers [at] wespire [dot] com.


Senior Custom Engineer

Hi there! We (WeSpire) are looking for a Senior Software Engineer. Guess What? That developer could be you!

If you’ve ever wanted to work with a world-class team on a brand new type of product that is being used for good in some of the biggest companies in the world, this could be your chance.

What does WeSpire do?

WeSpire gets people to do things that matter, and measures the impact. We use behavior change models to design interactions that encourage people to act differently. Then we measure the delta in their actions, analyze the real-world impact, and display the information back to the user. We started in the sustainability space, and now work for many different applications, including volunteering, diversity, and happiness at work.

What will I work on?

#1: Design Implementation

You will take designs from our product team, and turn them into working features.

You will work in one of two modes: prototype mode or production mode.

Sometimes, you will build code to last the next 4 years. Sometimes you will build experiments to last the next 4 weeks.

You will know the difference between prototype mode and production mode and be comfortable working either way, because we are building solutions that are entirely new, and there isn’t a ton of known art, so we end up figuring out many things from scratch! (This should excite you)

#2: Writing Code

When you are writing code you will understand how people will use it, and you will know how to make things intuitive for them. You will also know when to raise the alarm because a feature doesn’t fully make sense and will confuse people.

Sometimes you will write every part of the feature, from CSS to JS to Ruby to SQL. Sometimes you will split those responsibilities with a coworker.

Either way, you will be phenomenal at Ruby and SQL, good at JS, and at least passable at CSS.

#3: Writing Tests:

You will write tests that will give you confidence about the behavior of your methods, of your objects, and of the system as a whole. From these tests, you will design code that is object-oriented, and interfaces between objects that are clear and reduce coupling. You will care about the readability, reusability, and performance of your code, and usually in that order.

#4: Working with Developers

You will: Work with developers who are similarly obsessed with good design and strong tests Care about your coworkers and be invested in their success as well as your own Be a leader in code quality while reviewing code, while mentoring other developers and defining best practices Re-architect major portions of our application, as we rapidly outgrow our current architecture Push the team to select the right technologies to meet our performance, maintenance, and code quality standards

#5: Customer Interaction

You will: Talk directly with other departments and customers Know how to explain technology Manage expectations around technology and deadlines Ask the right questions to understand what the customer wants Ask questions to understand what they really need Be most satisfied when the customer is happy

What technologies will I work with?

OK, but will I actually like working at WeSpire?

We think so. If you like tackling difficult problems and working with smart people, you’ll feel right at home here. On top of that, we work hard to make sure the company culture is strong and welcoming, and that the work arrangements are flexible enough to work for you.

Here are some of the things that we do:

Compensation

Cash comp paired with equity — we are looking for the best and will pay them accordingly. Health coverage and dental benefits, 401k plan. The opportunity for growth in a fast-paced progressive company is yours for the taking.

To Apply

Please send a link to projects you are proud of, a resume or LinkedIn profile and your quick thoughts on what’s extremely interesting to you about using technology to inspire positive actions to careers [at] wespire [dot] com.


Software Quality Engineer

Software Quality Engineer

Hi there. We (WeSpire) are looking for a Software Quality Engineer. That engineer could be you. If you’ve ever wanted to work with a world-class team on a brand new type of product that is being used for good in some of the biggest companies in the world, this could be your chance.

What does WeSpire do?

WeSpire gets people to do things that matter, and measures the impact. We use behavior change models to design interactions that encourage people to act differently. Then we measure the delta in their actions, analyze the real-world impact, and display the information back to the user. We started in the sustainability space, and now work for many different applications, including volunteering, diversity, and happiness at work.

What will I work on?

You will take designs from our product team and create test plans that ensure the code implementing these designs is of the highest quality. WeSpire takes software quality seriously and so should you. You will work on automated as well as manual testing and should be comfortable with both techniques. You will take ownership of the testing process and define success in terms of the number of bugs reported by end users.

You will work with developers who are similarly obsessed with good design and strong tests. You will care about your coworkers, and you will be as invested in building them up as you are in shipping quality code. You will push the team to select the right technologies to meet our performance, maintenance, and code quality standards.

What technologies will I work with?

OK, but will I actually like working at WeSpire?

We think so. If you like tackling difficult problems and working with smart people, you’ll feel right at home here. On top of that, we work hard to make sure the company culture is strong and welcoming, and that the work arrangements are flexible enough to work for you. Here are some of the things that we do:

Compensation

Cash comp paired with equity — we are looking for the best and will pay them accordingly. Health coverage and dental benefits, 401k plan. The opportunity for growth in a fast-paced progressive company is yours for the taking.

To Apply

Please send a resume or LinkedIn profile and your quick thoughts on what’s extremely interesting to you about using technology to inspire positive actions to careers [at] wespire [dot] com.


Director, Customer Success

The Pitch

WeSpire is growing rapidly, and we’re looking to add a Director of Customer Success who is driven by high customer retention and user growth, to lead a team of Customer Success Managers (CSMs) responsible for the growth, retention and success of the customer base.

Us

We believe that inspiring people to make sustainable choices is a worthwhile cause — and a very attractive business opportunity. We have a great team, and happy, paying customers. We believe the best way to grow is to hire really good people and give them what they need to execute.

You

We’re looking for someone obsessed about high customer retention and user growth.

You’ll be responsible for:

Your background:

Compensation

Salary, performance incentives and equity — we are looking for the best and will pay them accordingly. Health coverage and dental benefits, 401k plan. The opportunity for growth in a fast-paced progressive company is yours for the taking. A historic loft in downtown Boston accessible by the red, green, orange, and silver lines. Cat pictures in Slack; company Meat-Free Monday chef, Wine Wednesdays and social events.

To Apply

Please send a resume or LinkedIn profile and your quick thoughts on what’s interesting to you about WeSpire and this job to careers [at] wespire [dot] com.


User Experience Research Manager

As a User Experience Research Manager, you will work cross-functionally with designers, engineers, and analysts to understand users and provide insights that lead to new product features and improvements of existing workflows using lean design principles.

You’ll use research methods including contextual inquiry, ethnographic interviews, and usability studies to uncover qualitative insights about user motivations, perceptions, and behavior. You’ll also assess the impact of new features through funnel analysis, split testing, and other quantitative methods.

If you were working for us, here’s what you would have done this month:

Preferred Qualifications:

If interested, please get in touch by sending your portfolio, resume or LinkedIn profile to careers [at] wespire [dot] com.


WeSpire Interns

WeSpire is growing rapidly as the leading provider of persuasive technology on positive behavior change at the world’s most exciting global corporations. WeSpire’s mission is to help people live healthier and more sustainably via the best of digital technology. Our Boston-based team depends on a select group of competent, can-do interns. And, those interns enjoy an extraordinary hands-on experience working with us. The WeSpire intern program is viewed as a best-in-class training program for those who are considering a career in sustainability and technology.

Every day, our primary business focus is on selling, configuring, and optimizing this suite of apps for a growing customer base of major corporations and other organizations. WeSpire interns support this effort in numerous important ways, on the Sales & Marketing team, the Customer Success team, and Graphic Design team.

These positions are unpaid, require a full-time commitment in the office, and position the student for full-time employment. Top colleges and universities often provide credit and/or funding for WeSpire work.

Interested? Please read on:

We’re looking for doers. You should have experience working on a team to accomplish projects and get results. You have the ability to write short copy, e.g. customer-service emails, promotion blurbs, tweets. You should be very comfortable taking notes and producing reports. You love hunting down info on the internet. You are comfortable owning a project from start to finish without being managed, and you are not shy about asking for help when direction is unclear. You are interesting, love to work, and are fun to spend time with. You read carefully, so put pancake bunny in the subject of your email. The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, wide-ranging reading and viewing habits, keen interest in popular culture and the benefits of sustainability for businesses and enterprises of all types. High energy and a willingness and excitement to learn and pitch in is essential!

Please send a quick note to Sarah Finnie Robinson, Founding Partner & Head of Social (sarah@) with your resume and why this opportunity appeals to you.