Take your skills to the next level
At HowFactory, we’re on a mission to give companies the tools they need to succeed at the office and in the field. The only way we can achieve our goal is with a strong team that is motivated to make it happen. Do you want to be a part of the next big thing? We’re looking for creative, hardworking, and big-picture thinking people to join our team. We set the bar high and we’re looking for employees who want to get to the top.
Even though we’re humble Iowans at heart, our team consists of hardworking people who can do things other than build and sell software - like build houses, go on camping trips, skydive, enjoy damn good food, or recommend the most awesome song you’ve ever heard. We are a distributed team mostly spread across Iowa’s rapidly ascending Creative Corridor. We work in an entirely agile manner, borrowing tools from Scrum, XP, and beyond. We are dedicated to continuous delivery and outstanding service. We’re flexible, hard working, straight-talking folks with a rockin’ network of startup and tech mentors.
We are HowFactory, and we’re bringing know-how to the 21st century. We’re revolutionizing how you create, use, and update standard operating procedures. Founded in 2014 and located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, we have built our business on the sole focus to make our customer’s jobs simpler. Our team has built our product on a simple platform for our customers to access anywhere. On the desk at your office, and on your mobile device in the field, we keep it simple so you can stop waiting and keep working.
Blog Writer/SEO Intern
Location: Waterloo, IA (or remote option)
Type: Contract based on written deliverables
Hiya, charming! Nice to meet you. You’re a writer? You do content strategy? Strap in kiddo, we’d like to invite you to our rollercoaster ride:
HowFactory is looking for a capable learner/creator who is interested in telling compelling stories. You care about words and have plenty of marketing hustle. You are highly self-sufficient, can accept constructive critique, and deliver content on-deadline, everytime. Terms like SEO/SEM don’t scare you, and perhaps you’ve worked in Google Analytics or Adwords before. Perhaps you’re in love with the maker movement, or maybe you just like to explain stuff. Either way, you know you have the magic to make process engineering, manufacturing, and the grind of startup life actually sound like it really is: Powerful. Creative. Fascinating.
We seek a content strategist to deliver two finished blog posts a week. This position isn’t hourly, but pays based on delivery. You’ll join our fast-moving and nimble startup that is always iterating improvements to our software, our marketing, and our operations. Direction will be limited, but ideas, support, and feedback on what you produce won’t be. You can work with us in our Waterloo office, or wherever you like. Startup life is dynamic, and everything is liable to change – so you’ll need to be flexible. We also have a non-traditional hiring process: To apply, tell us who you are, what you do, and how you can help us grow. Creativity encouraged!
Compensation is depended on knowledge.
Process Documentation Intern
Location: Waterloo, IA
Type: Part Time, 10-15 hours/week
Hello! Are you detail-oriented? Dependable? Enjoy solving problems? Then we have a fun and engaging team to work with. HowFactory seeks a detail-oriented technician to document processes in manufacturing settings. We need you to be a ninja who is precise, technical and has an inquiring mind. Also, understanding the newest tech is a must: computers/tablets/smartphones.
At HowFactory, we encourage asking questions in order to find best practices and unleash thoughts from our clients. Consulting on clients on their needs and how HowFactory can deliver them is paramount. Many different career types blend well with us. Perhaps you love machines, grease, and gears; perhaps you’re an engineering student.
The position will involve a combination of remote, in-office and manufacturing settings in the Cedar Valley. You will be documenting how things work into the continually-improving HowFactory online platform. You may work next to manufacturing engineers, line workers, and HowFactory staff. Must be able to stand, lift and focus on details for a good duration. Transportation is a must within a 120 mile radius.
HowFactory is an early software company and we pride ourselves on our non-traditional application process. Communication, transparency and fun is our goal for our team members. Interns may have option for a full-time position down the road...To apply, tell us who you are, what you do, and how you can help us grow. Resumes and cover letters work, too, if that’s comfortable for you.
Compensation will be based on knowledge/experience.
Front End Developer
Location: Waterloo, IA (or remote option)
Type: Full Time
Dynamic, funded, non-traditional startup seeks in-person (or remote) web developer.
HowFactory cares about how you work, because our product is all about un-sucking work. We are a scrappy, dynamic, a-typical startup that makes software to better capture, use, and collaborate on work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Our initial market is industrial manufacturing - awesome machines, cool products, interesting factories, and down-to-earth people. Think Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs, How It’s Made, and Prototype This. Also think of an absolutely massive market that’s begging to pay for awesome, modern software.
You must be proficient in and have work samples showcasing mad skills in:
Responsive web design techniques
Writing standards-compliant code from scratch that others can read/use
Solving the problem first, THEN writing the code
Proactive and clear communication with a wide variety of techies and techno-weenies
An ability to learn fast with a team
You must also:
Live within a 6-hour drive of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or relocate to the Midwest before employment
Be willing to travel occasionally to client meetings, tradeshows, and company retreats
We’d love if you have experience with:
Ruby on Rails, Angular, or another contemporary framework for Web dev
Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform
Mobile development, including native apps
Navigating API integrations
Source code management/version control tools like GitHub and BitBucket
Agile work environments