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Careers

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We are always looking for talented and unique people who want to work and succeed in a multicultural environment. If you are interested in working with us, please submit a cover letter and resume in English to employment@pspinc.com or by mail to PSPinc Employment, 1404 140th Place N.E., Bellevue, WA 98007. No phone calls, please.

The following conditions apply to all open positions at PSPinc:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision and Peripheral vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is based in a typical office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Programmer (Applications)

SUMMARY

This position designs, develops and maintains new and existing web-based software to meet the needs of Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Communicates with the sales department, researches and designs web programming specifications for customers.
  • Provides project estimates to the Applications Team Manager and Project Coordinator.
  • Provides specifications to managers, solicits feedback, and troubleshoots issues as needed.
  • Writes clean, maintainable, high quality code.
  • Tests own code - not just unit testing, but E2E as well. Does not rely on QA teams to maintain quality.
  • The ability to help with complex front-end JavaScript solutions when needed.
  • Understanding of OOP.
  • Develop functional and appealing web- and mobile-based applications based on usability.
  • Provide website maintenance and enhancements.
  • Use a combination of markup languages to write web pages.
  • Write functional requirement documents and specifications.
  • Create quality mockups and prototypes on tight timelines.
  • Assist Front-end Developers and Designers with coding and troubleshooting
  • Assists Server Team members in providing spec on server requirements for applications as well as deploying site updates and new projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) from four year college or university; two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of MVC frameworks
  • Interested and willing to work closely with Designers and Front-end Developers to create quality UI/UX for client and in-house applications
  • Can explain technical concepts to people from a non-technical background
  • Familiar with Lunix
  • Familiar with SQL
  • Working knowledge of any flavor of RDBMS such as MySQL, SQL Server, Postgresql
  • Has experience working with source code management such as Git or SVN
  • Able to build web applications with a focus on security, stability, and scalability
  • Can think outside-of-the-box to find simple solutions to complex problems in order to build software for business level users

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from group of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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Web Designer

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the design and creation of web pages and websites for PSP and PSP customers. This position is also responsible for maintaining and updating web pages and websites for existing clients and PSP web applications. This candidate must be a design superstar, able to create beautiful user interfaces that are driven towards clean and simple experiences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, designs, develops, tests, edits, maintains, and documents the look and flow of web pages and websites.
  • Communicates with the sales department to determine customer needs and goals.
  • Designs a plan for proposed site using combination of graphic wireframes, mockups and written material. Modifies designs as necessary in cooperation with the sales department and customer.
  • Creates specifications and estimates of the project and reports to the sales department.
  • Creates wireframes, mockups, and templates (using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) for web pages on all platforms (desktop, tablet, and mobile).
  • Deploys websites to test servers.
  • Presents websites to the customers to solicit feedback and modifies web pages as needed.
  • Troubleshoots any issues on web pages such as cross browser compatibility problems on all major web browsers.
  • Develops all projects with a strong foundation on the latest web standards.
  • Codes websites with a mobile-first approach and responsive web design principles. Can code responsive websites using a framework and from scratch.
  • Creates deployment procedures and deploys websites to the servers at PSP or delivers the pages to the customer.
  • Writes documentation to describe program development, coding, and corrections.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's Degree from a two year college or university, or equivalent from a certified technical college; one to two years of professional web design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Fluency in CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript with an understanding of cross-browser design issues and a strong foundation in building semantically correct/standards compliant websites.
  • Strong understanding of UI/UX principles and what it takes to build an engaging web experience for users.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and an in-depth knowledge of online media production practices such as web and cross-browser support.
  • Knowledge of CSS pre-processors such as SASS
  • PHP, cakePHP, and knowledge of version control desired.
  • Ability to handcode without use of third party applications such as Dreamweaver is preferable.
  • Strong knowledge of FTP.
  • Knowledge in using JavaScript and JavaScript libraries such as jQuery if a web page requires dynamic features.
  • Experience with print design is a plus.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to work in a high paced environment.
  • Fluency in Japanese is a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from group of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Digital portfolio with sample work a requirement to apply.

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Sales/Marketing

SUMMARY

This position is mainly responsible for acquiring new clients for web creation, domain, hosting, and SanDiegoTown.com/LosAngelesTown.com, as well as support existing clients. This position is required to work in San Diego, California.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Search and acquire new clients for services offered by PSPinc.
  • Meets with clients to discuss our services if needed.
  • Document preparation such as proposals, estimates, and contracts.
  • Data entry and analysis for new and existing clients.
  • Communicate well with other departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two year college or technical school.
  • One to two years related experience preferred.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must be fluent in both English and Japanese
  • Proficiency in MS Office - Outlook, Word and Excel
  • General knowledge of Internet, website, website-hosting and other related technologies
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong internal and external communication skills
  • Good team player and flexible to others’ opinions
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Adaptability
  • Fast learner
  • Good at multitasking & multi-team projects

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively in both English and Japanese before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

To review the position in Japanese click here.

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Project Coodinator

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for working with the R&D teams to understand and manage project timelines. They will also assist in communicating project expectations and timelines with Sales and Support departments. As well as be the key point of contact with OEM partners to manage requests and work with stakeholders to prioritize needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works with internal teams to identify the key solutions that add value to our offerings.
  • Maintains all projects on a regular basis, adjusting as needed should project priorities or deadlines shift.
  • Able to anticipate project challenges and suggest an action plan to mitigate delays and keep projects on schedule
  • Understands all R&D projects and available resources. Assists in establishing reasonable milestones between design, development, and QA.
  • Ensure proper technical specification documents (specs, blueprints, etc.) are prepared and maintained for every step of the project lifecycle.
  • Communicates project expectations with all project stakeholders throughout the company before, during, and after project completion.
  • Recipient of bug reports from our Sales/Support team. Prioritize, prepare/assign tickets, and keep the reporter informed on progress and delays.
  • Key liaison with OEM partners when it comes to receiving requests, working with PSPinc stakeholders to establish priorities, and communicating that back with partners.
  • Create detailed reporting and track metrics of project completion rate throughout the year
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's Degree from a two year college or university, or equivalent from a certified technical college; one to two years of professional project management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong documentation and reporting skills
  • Can work with evolving requirements
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, can act independently
  • Experienced in the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Communicates effectively both through verbal and written communication
  • Understands the web application project lifecycle and is able to make recommendations on changes to processes and procedures as needed
  • Attention to detail on all levels from technical requirements to development roadmap, and software quality verification, while still being bale to understand our long-term vision
  • Fluency in Japanese is a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from group of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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Bilingual (Japanese/English) Web Application Tester

Bilingual (Japanese/English) Web Application Tester

SUMMARY

Primary duty is to be responsible for the localization and testing of all Japanese products and services. Is accountable for ensuring all Japanese content speaks with a consistent and coherent voice. Also is the primary point person for all Japanese interface and functionality testing. Working closely with other Web Application Testers, Designers, Developers, and Project Managers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Localize content for websites, web applications, print media, and internal documentation from English to Japanese at a business level
  • Test and bug fix verification on Japanese websites, web applications, and interfaces. Then report any bugs found and work closely with teams to solve issues.
  • Reproduce any issues/bugs reported by customers and internal stakeholders
  • Post to Japanese company blogs and websites
  • Provides clear and concise feedback on bugs, usability and other test findings/results.
  • Distinguishes between user error and actual application bugs.
  • Defines project expectations and timelines for deliverables to fellow team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Can translate not only English content to Japanese, but can properly translate the meaning behind those words. It is important to have the aptitude
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to hold self and others accountable for results in a respectful and constructive manner
  • Experience with devices (iPhone, iPad, android etc.)
  • Experience with defect tracking systems preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Technical certification in a computer or web related field; or, equivalent work experience.
  • 1-2 years of demonstrated QA skills such as test planning, writing test specifications, ad hoc and planned test execution, bug isolation, troubleshooting and bug reporting.
  • Working knowledge of web design and web programming preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with Windows operating systems, MAC and Mobile devices.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Fluency in Japanese required.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to analyze needs and product requirements to provide solutions.
  • Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Ability to manage own time and work effectively with other team members.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from fellow teams and managers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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