Test Double Agent Wanted:

Software Developer

Software is broken, and we're working hard to fix it. While the goal may seem audacious, it’s what drives us. We believe that the current state of software development is not good enough and we’re looking for others to help join our cause and improve the lives of software developers, business owners, and users who are saddled with hard-to-maintain code, cost overruns, and buggy apps.

Developers at Test Double are primarily focused on writing high quality software to solve our customer’s problems. Focus should be paid towards implementing solutions that are well-tested, easily maintained, and built with empathy for its users' needs. Many of our engagements allow us to work alongside our clients' development staff as well. Building software in close collaboration with our clients' people gives us the opportunity to learn from one another as we share our knowledge and experience as a broader team.

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement are among our core values, so we encourage our people to share what they're learning with others. We're proud to support our Double Agents when they speak at meet ups & conferences, blog, screencast, contribute to open source, and organize in their local software community. These activities are one way we can have an impact on the world beyond our day-to-day client service, so our team members support one another with encouragement, mentorship, and feedback.

Test Double is still a small and adaptable agency so we are actively enlisting the help of all of our developers to guide and improve our business. Those opportunities may entail participating in our candidate evaluation process, improving our candidate outreach, helping with account management and sales, or even improving upon our ability to keep other employees engaged and fulfilled within their careers. The potential impact you can have on growing and improving Test Double is limitless.

Our Developers…

Are expected to:
  • Create high-quality software that meets the needs of its users (right now, most of our work is in Ruby with Rails and/or JavaScript)
  • Expected to have 5 or more years of professional software development experience, ideally in our core languages (Ruby with Rails and/or JavaScript)
  • Automate tests to the extent necessary to maintain systems that are easy to understand and change
  • Communicate openly and honestly with everyone, even when we know the news will not be positively received
  • Interact with our clients with a level of empathy and understanding
  • Influence, coach, and consult with our clients so that they are well-positioned to succeed, even long after we're gone
  • Quickly and efficiently learn our client’s business domain, existing systems, and strategy
  • Learn new frameworks, technologies, languages, and techniques so that you are able to adapt to the changing needs of our clients
  • Identify technology, process, and communication issues facing our clients and propose ideas to help them improve
  • Focus on personal career growth and continuous learning
  • Have reliable high-speed Internet access
Are encouraged to:
  • Share with the broader community (e.g. speaking, blogging, mentoring, organizing events)
  • Assist in the outreach programs aimed at bringing in more Double Agents
  • Contribute to the candidate qualification process
  • Collaborate with other agents on internal processes and initiatives to help the company accomplish its mission
  • Contribute to open source software projects
Receive benefits:
  • 5 weeks paid time off (vacation and sick time)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Up to 22 weeks parental leave (8 weeks at 100% of salary)
  • 1 week of conference attendance (and up to $3,000 of expense)
  • Discretionary bonus program, paid out every 6 months
  • New computer hardware purchase every 3 years
US-based agents receive:
  • Health Insurance via United Healthcare (we pay 50% of premiums)
  • Dental Insurance via Delta Dental (we pay 50% of premiums)
  • Vision Insurance via VSP (we pay 50% of premiums)
  • 401(k) via Vanguard (we contribute 3% of your salary)
  • Short and Long Term Disability via Mutual of Omaha (we pay 100% of premiums)
Canadian agents receive:
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement contribution match up to 3% of employee's salary

OK, Decision Time

So, you've you had a chance to read a bit about our agency, what it's like to work here, and reviewed this job description. If Test Double sounds like a team you might like to join, we'd love if you filled out our application form or just e-mail us.

Nervous? Don't worry! Not only is the form quick to fill out, but the process starts with a zero-pressure conversation about what you're looking for in your career and what we can do to help. 💚