- Enjoy solving complex problems with readable, efficient, tested code
- Can explain the decisions behind your work, and the tradeoffs involved
- Work closely with designers to integrate form & function
- Enjoy the push-and-pull of a tight feedback cycle
- Enjoy exploring outside what you know, and questioning your assumptions
- Are based in a timezone from UTC-4 (Puerto Rico) to UTC-8 (Alaska)
At OddBird, We:
- Are a small team (currently 8)
- Enjoy working collaboratively on complex problems
- Collectively set the vision & direction of the company: how we work, who we work for, and how we manage resources
- Pay ourselves a competitive hourly rate, equally across the entire team, with total transparency
- Are free to take on tasks and explore roles beyond the initial job posting (if you have other skills & interests, we want to know about them!)
- All contribute to writing and reviewing documentation
- Give and receive design critiques and code reviews as collaborators
- Have lives & interests outside of work
- Set our own hours, and work remote (UTC-4 to UTC-8 most of the time, but trips further afield are fine!)
- Listen to users, and enjoy having our assumptions challenged/tested
- Care about diversity in the tech community and in our own work
- Maintain and enforce a code of conduct for everyone involved with OddBird work
- Care about the accessibility of our projects
- Are engaged in the software community – writing articles, sharing tools, and giving talks – and pay ourselves for that work
This isn’t a cubicle job with health/dental and a 401k. We’re also not a start-up expecting you to work nights and weekends towards future equity. This is a contract job with long term potential, a good hourly rate, a collective vision, and a lot of flexibility. We work together to find clients, and we work together to build them the best tools we can. When there’s work to be done, we all do what we can, and we get paid for our time.
We’re looking for 15 to 20 billable hours per week to start, with potential for more.
Note that contract hours & rates don’t map cleanly to a 40hr work week. Our most active members rarely bill more than 30 hours in a week. Both our external and internal rates (what we charge clients, and what we pay ourselves) are set collaboratively as a team, and change over time.
Learn more about our team structure – what we’re offering, and what we expect from you – in our full OddBirding Guide.
Let’s talk! Tell us about yourself and your work. Contact email@example.com to start the conversation.