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Careers at Pirq

We are looking for pioneering, talented people to help revolutionize local commerce. Pirq is working on an exciting group of products that include the mobile, web, and cloud-based platform services to deliver innovative solutions for both consumers and local businesses.

We have multiple pioneering roles open to come on board to help take our venture to the next level. You will work directly with a small core team of seasoned technology & business professionals who have a broad array of experience in delivering consumer-oriented software for mobile and web. We are an innovative, early-stage startup with endless opportunities on the ground floor, and thus, an entrepreneurial spirit is a must! Be sure to check up on our current listings to see where we have need.

All jobs are in Kirkland, WA unless otherwise noted.



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Job Description:

Pirq's mission is to build sustainable relationships between local businesses and consumers by creating an ecosystem for effective and fluid commerce.

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work as part of the core team of developers building cutting-edge technology in a mobile-oriented, innovative startup environment? Then, Pirq is the place for you.

We are looking for an inspiring UX designer to join our product development team at Pirq. As a member of our multi-disciplinary team, you should be well versed in the areas of interface, interaction, user experience design, usability, HTML5 & CSS, and consumer-facing graphic branding & content. This is the key design role in our company to drive product initiatives across multiple user experiences (such as Web, iOS, and Android).

Location:

Full-time in Kirkland, WA

Required Skills and Abilities:

What we are looking for in an ideal candidate:
  • An experienced UI Designer with exceptional communication skills
  • The ability to translate design into a functional specification
  • Understand end-user requirements and translate them into great UI designs
  • Understand technical limitations and challenges to ensure that designs are feasible, given the budget, scope and timeline constraints of the project
  • Design as a stakeholder in a user centered design process that values close collaboration between disciplines
  • Focus on the 80% use case, and progressively disclose functionality that is less-frequently used
  • Design screen layouts & interactions in a variety of ways from sketches to wire frames to functional prototypes
  • Support processes for gathering customer feedback & iterating prototypes
Favorable experience and credentials to excel with this position:
  • Human Factors, Visual Communication or Graphic Design degree
  • Expert command with HTML, CSS
  • Solid track record designing and translating designs into HTML mockups
  • Excellent analytical, oral, written, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate actively & effectively on multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong design aesthetic and design skills, e.g., sketching, storyboarding, producing quality UIs with sensitivity to task flow/interactivity, and layout
  • Deep understanding of and commitment to user-centered design principles & methods

If you're interested:

Send your resume along with a short introduction about yourself to: .

Job Description:

Pirq's mission is to build sustainable relationships between local businesses and consumers by creating an ecosystem for effective and fluid commerce.

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work as part of the core team of developers building cutting-edge technology in a mobile-oriented, innovative startup environment? Then, Pirq is the place for you.

We are looking for a quality assurance team lead who will orchestrate our QA and testing efforts across all product release cycles. We'd like you to play a vital role in the company's development and strategy while collaborating with a great team. This position will provide leadership and governance over all QA initiatives to ensure that high standards are set and to facilitate a continuous process improvement within the team. This position will also possess a deep understanding of agile scrum quality assurance and software testing concepts and practices.

Location:

Full-time in Kirkland, WA

Required Skills and Abilities:

What we are looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science (or closely related field)
  • 3+ years of professional experience in QA of mobile & web software products
  • Strong experience in implementing functional tests that require an understanding of the application logic
  • Practical experience with QA methods including unit, integration, regression and user interface automated testing
  • Experience with testing multiple products going through multiple release cycles.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and contribute new ideas required in a diverse, fast-paced, team environment
Responsiblities and credentials to excel with this position:
  • Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes
  • Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures
  • Develop testing programs that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability
  • Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers
  • Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screen, or content
  • Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope and delivery date
  • Provide feedback and recommendations to developers on software usability and functionality
  • Update automated test scripts as needed to ensure it’s up to date with current software requirements

If you're interested:

Send your resume along with a short introduction about yourself to: .

Job Description:

Pirq's mission is to build sustainable relationships between local businesses and consumers by creating an ecosystem for effective and fluid commerce.

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work as part of the core team of developers building cutting-edge technology in a mobile-oriented, innovative startup environment? Then, Pirq is the place for you.

We are looking for someone with a passion for Ruby on Rails, front-end web development, and agile development who can play a vital role in the company's development and strategy while collaborating with a great team. You will be involved in building out core features and helping to create a scalable architecture at all layers (both front-end/back-end) of a mobile commerce platform.

Location:

Full-time in Kirkland, WA

Required Skills and Abilities:

What we are looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science (or closely related field)
  • At least 1-2 years of professional software development experience
  • At least 1-2 years designing stable and high-performance web application solutions with complex requirements, demanding specifications, and rapid development cycles
  • 6 months to a year of hands-on development experience with Ruby on Rails is highly desired
  • Solid programming skills in at least one of the following languages: Java, C/C++, C#, or similar
  • Good to proficient skills in one or more of the following: Ruby, Python, Perl, or similar
  • Strong understanding of and real-world experience with object-oriented design and development
  • Proficiency in developing and launching scalable Internet products
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and contribute new ideas required in a diverse, fast-paced, team environment
  • Strong experience with Linux (preferably RedHat/CentOS/Fedora or related), Nginx, PostgreSQL/MySQL, HTML5/XHTML/W3C DOM, CSS3, AJAX/JavaScript libraries (e.g. jQuery/Bootstrap)
  • Strong competency with relational database design & development
Favorable experience and credentials to excel with this position:
  • Experience developing mobile client software on iOS, Android, or Windows Phone
  • System administration experience on RedHat-based systems
  • Experience with Git and Github

If you're interested:

Send your resume along with a short introduction about yourself to: .

Job Description:

Pirq's mission is to build sustainable relationships between local businesses and consumers by creating an ecosystem for effective and fluid commerce.

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work as part of the core team of developers building cutting-edge technology in a mobile-oriented, innovative startup environment? Then, Pirq is the place for you.

We are looking for someone with a passion for Ruby on Rails, DevOps, and technical infrastructure. Essentially, you are a Rails engineer who likes to spelunk in the back corridors of the backend services and core infrastructure. We'd like you to play a vital role in the company's development and strategy while collaborating with a great team. You will be involved in building out core backend services and managing the infrastructure while helping to create a scalable architecture at all layers (both front-end/back-end) of a mobile commerce platform.

Location:

Full-time in Kirkland, WA

Required Skills and Abilities:

What we are looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science (or closely related field)
  • At least 2 years of professional software development experience
  • At least 2 years designing stable and high-performance web application solutions with complex requirements, demanding specifications, and rapid development cycles
  • At least 2 years of hands-on development experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Solid programming skills in at least one of the following languages: Java, C/C++, C#, or similar
  • Good to proficient skills in one or more of the following: Ruby, Python, Perl, or similar
  • Strong understanding of and real-world experience with object-oriented design and development
  • Proficiency in developing and launching scalable Internet products
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and contribute new ideas required in a diverse, fast-paced, team environment
  • Strong experience administering Linux (preferably RedHat/CentOS/Fedora or related), Nginx, PostgreSQL/MySQL
  • Strong competency with relational database design & development
Favorable experience and credentials to excel with this position:
  • Experience developing mobile client software on iOS, Android, or Windows Phone
  • Familiar with at least one of: Capistrano, Chef, Puppet, Vlad
  • Familiar with at least one of: Passenger, Unicorn, Thin, Puma
  • Experience with AWS (EC2, EBS, S3, and the AWS API)
  • Working knowledge of C programming and shell scripting
  • Experience with Git and Github
  • Knowledge of PostGIS is a huge plus!

If you're interested:

Send your resume along with a short introduction about yourself to: .

Job Description:

Pirq's mission is to build sustainable relationships between local businesses and consumers by creating an ecosystem for effective and fluid commerce.

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work as part of the core team of developers building cutting-edge technology in a mobile-oriented, innovative startup environment? Then, Pirq is the place for you.

We are looking for a mobile-first engineer who is self-directed and passionate about the latest in iOS platform technologies. We'd like you to play a vital role in the company's development and strategy while collaborating with a great team. This position will develop consumer and merchant-facing apps running on the various devices for the iOS platform. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the latest iOS SDK, have top notch interface design skills, know the HiG inside and out, and be able to conceive and ship production-ready, polished features into the iTunes App Store.

Location:

Full-time in Kirkland, WA

Required Skills and Abilities:

What we are looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science (or closely related field)
  • At least 2 years of professional software development experience
  • At least 2 years designing stable and high-performance mobile application solutions with complex requirements, demanding specifications, and rapid development cycles
  • At least 2 years experience with Cocoa development
  • Solid programming skills in Objective-C, Cocoa design patterns, and the Xcode developer toolchain
  • Extensive hands-on experience creating custom UI controls, consuming RESTful APIs, designing protocols, implementing delegate interfaces, animations, and performance optimization
  • Strong understanding of and real-world experience with object-oriented design and development
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and contribute new ideas required in a diverse, fast-paced, team environment
Favorable experience and credentials to excel with this position:
  • Good to proficient skills in one or more of the following: Ruby, Python, Perl, or similar
  • Experience with Linux (preferably RedHat/CentOS/Fedora or related), Nginx, PostgreSQL/MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Competency with relational database design & development
  • Familiar with at least one of: Capistrano, Chef, Puppet, Vlad
  • Familiar with at least one of: Passenger, Unicorn, Thin, Puma
  • Experience with AWS (EC2, EBS, S3, and the AWS API)
  • Working knowledge of C programming and shell scripting
  • Experience with Git and Github
  • Experience with other parts of the Cocoa programming environment e.g. Mac app development a plus!

If you're interested:

Send your resume along with a short introduction about yourself to: .

Job Description:

Pirq's mission is to build sustainable relationships between local businesses and consumers by creating an ecosystem for effective and fluid commerce.

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work as part of the core team of developers building cutting-edge technology in a mobile-oriented, innovative startup environment? Then, Pirq is the place for you.

We are looking for a mobile-first engineer who is self-directed and passionate about the latest in Android platform technologies. We'd like you to play a vital role in the company's development and strategy while collaborating with a great team. This position will develop consumer and merchant-facing apps running on the various devices for the Android platform. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the latest Android SDK, have top notch interface design skills, know the Android design guidelines inside and out, and be able to conceive and ship production-ready, polished features into the Google Play store.

Location:

Full-time in Kirkland, WA

Required Skills and Abilities:

What we are looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science (or closely related field)
  • At least 2 years of professional software development experience
  • At least 2 years designing stable and high-performance mobile application solutions with complex requirements, demanding specifications, and rapid development cycles
  • At least 2 years experience with Java development
  • Solid programming skills in Java, Android SDK, and the Eclipse developer toolchain
  • Knowledge and demonstrable work on the current Android platform, including the latest ICS, Jelly Bean, and KitKat versions
  • Extensive hands-on experience creating custom UI controls, consuming RESTful APIs, designing protocols, animations, and performance optimization
  • Strong understanding of and real-world experience with object-oriented design and development
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and contribute new ideas required in a diverse, fast-paced, team environment
Favorable experience and credentials to excel with this position:
  • Good to proficient skills in one or more of the following: Ruby, Python, Perl, or similar
  • Experience with Linux (preferably RedHat/CentOS/Fedora or related), Nginx, PostgreSQL/MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Competency with relational database design & development
  • Familiar with at least one of: Capistrano, Chef, Puppet, Vlad
  • Familiar with at least one of: Passenger, Unicorn, Thin, Puma
  • Experience with AWS (EC2, EBS, S3, and the AWS API)
  • Working knowledge of C programming and shell scripting
  • Experience with Git and Github
  • Experience with other parts of the Java ecosystem e.g. Java enterprise development a plus!

If you're interested:

Send your resume along with a short introduction about yourself to: .