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About The Sponge

We want to be the best branding agency for the world.
The Sponge is unbent on working with brands who create positive impact in the world. It’s who we are and it’s what we do.

Our Culture & Values

A company’s culture is only as strong as its purpose and values. As big believers of this (and as guides for our clients in articulating theirs), our day to day decisions are directed by our values. We celebrate team members who exemplify these values. And we relish the opportunity to hear stories from you, our potential new awesome team mate, about how they resonate for you.

Our Purpose

To Help All Brands Be Good for the World.

Our Values

Genius at Play
Our insatiable curiosity for better compels us to incite the genius in every tribe member to play, generating funergy, and producing delightful awesomeness.
Perpetuate Good Business
With gratitude we strive to help all good, purposeful businesses become better brands, ingraining positive impact, healthy profits and awesome culture.
Big Love, Like Family
Our tribe is our family. It includes our team, clients and the greater community. We’re devoted to the success of our tribe, collectively and individually.

Sponge Values Glossary

Word selection is everything! We have been deliberate about every single one! The goal is to be as succinct and meaningful as possible. The following is how we define specific words so we are all on the same page.

  • Genius: The active state where we’re most in natural flow (as individuals). It’s where we produce the highest value, and are most energized.
  • Play: In choosing positive emotional states such as curiosity that we can be our most creative. It’s from this state that work becomes play, and is more enjoyable for all.
  • Better: Positive improvement, either by sporadic steps or perpetually increasing.
  • Funergy: This is simply the fusion of fun and energy, born from work that is fun and energizing!
  • Ingraining: Fixing deeply into an organisation, so as not easily undone.

About “Awesomeness”
We say “awesome” a lot. That is all.

The Role

Seeking a Front-End Developer

Do you want to make the world a better place? And work from almost anywhere in the world?

Our remote team is looking for another team member – an awesome front-end developer – who will set up and maintain our clients’ websites and our own.

This is a 1-month project with a huge possibility of turning into a permanent role (if all goes well!) where you can continue to champion our purpose: to help all brands be good for the world.

Let’s see if you’re a good fit for our team:

  1. Our purpose and values fit you like a glove.
  2. You have a positive can-do attitude and a willingness to learn.
  3. You are highly proficient in: HTML, CSS, SASS, Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, WordPress.
  4. You are current with best practices and processes.
  5. You’re well-versed in converting PSD files to working HTML, CSS pages.
  6. You can easily translate a PSD of a desktop design for mobile and tablets.
  7. You know how to implement forms using PHP and HTML.
  8. You can add JavaScript and jQuery validations, animations, and events.
  9. You’re quick and comfortable with learning new tools/systems.
  10. You’re reliable, responsible, and proactive.
  11. You’re known to deliver outstanding results on time.
  12. You have impeccable attention to detail.
  13. Experience with Shopify is a plus.

Sounds like you? If so, we’d like to get to know you! Send us a cover letter following the instructions below. 

Your Cover Letter

Here’s what we need to know:

 

Your Experience

  1. What’s your level of experience? Share a couple of examples that demonstrate how you’re a good fit for the role (refer to the points in the section above).
  2. Tell us about your latest web development project. What were your best practices? What could you have done better?
  3. How do you ensure that all tasks are completed on time and within budget (for internal and client work)?
  4. What steps do you take in planning out your work day and projects? What techniques do you use?
  5. Are you paying attention? Include the word wizard in the subject line of your email application.

Your Values

  1. Introduce yourself – We are a values driven company, so values alignment comes first. Reread our company values (at the top of the page) and tell us what each means to you and how your personal values align.
  2. What are 2 of your personal favourite Good Businesses (brands with a positive impact) and why?

Your Availability

  1. Confirm your availability for 1-2 virtual meetings a week during Brisbane, Australia business hours.
  2. Confirm you are able to commit 10-20 hours/week of awesome work.

Remuneration

  1. Tell us what are your expectations are (hourly and/or daily rate). 

What Else to Expect

After sending your application, if your cover letter shines through, we will invite you to participate in a paid challenge to test your skills.

Don’t worry, if you are to be our next awesome team member, this will be a breeze for you!

Application

If you have been nodding furiously all the way to this point – knowing that you are the awesome individual that we’re looking for, then:

 

  • Send us your application to wannabe@thesponge.com.au 
  • Make sure you are thorough so we get to see your awesomeness
  • Include answers to the sections Your Experience, Your Values, Your Availability and Remuneration in your cover letter

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Warmly,

 

The Sponge Team

 

 

Warning: Agencies, recruiters, spammers and incomplete applications will be ignored/deleted. Thanks for your understanding.