From WSB’s West Seattle Jobs page: Work in tech without crossing the bridge!

March 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 23 Comments

If you are a West Seattle employer with one or more job openings – or a West Seattle jobseeker – the WSB West Seattle Jobs page is the place to go. Unlike many other job pages/boards (even CL!), it’s free for local businesses (West Seattle/White Center/South Park) to have a listing on our page (which lives in the WSB Forums). And today, the new listings include four jobs that just might cut down on bridge traffic if they go to West Seattleites – three tech jobs and one sales job at Tango Card (all linked from the page’s index).

We told you about Tango Card last August, when they had to find new offices because their previous HQ on 40th SW in The Junction is making way for the 4745 40th SW development. They have since found new digs not far away, at Jefferson Square. TC’s David Leeds tells WSB, “The space is awesome. Think Silicon Valley and South Lake Union hip/cool/open/colorful but right here in West Seattle. We are hiring developers and salespeople. And growing like crazy!!”

Check out their openings; or if you’re hiring, post your own.

23 Comments

  1. It’s like West Seattle at least 98816 and the surrounding neighborhoods have become a “bedroom community” big $$ high rent and real estate makes it almost impossible to work here and live here. Maybe I should move to Kent Renton or Seatac

    Comment by NW — 5:25 pm March 12, 2014 #

  2. 98116. Repeat, 98116. Unless you live east of the Cascade mountains…

    Comment by Peggy — 5:43 pm March 12, 2014 #

  3. I’m buying in Auburn. Five minutes to the Sounder station and 30 minutes to downtown. A little longer than I ride from the Junction now. Gee… I wonder what it will be like on the bridge a year from now? Two? Get out while the gittin’s good folks.

    Comment by DTK — 5:52 pm March 12, 2014 #

  4. I’m with ya! Our place goes on the market next month. So long West Seattle.

    Comment by A — 6:14 pm March 12, 2014 #

  5. I do not blame you, DTK. I would love to take a train to work. Good decision. If I weren’t retired, I would probably join you…

    Comment by Peggy — 6:47 pm March 12, 2014 #

  6. That’s so cool that there is a WS jobs page! What a great feature!

    Comment by WS gal — 6:53 pm March 12, 2014 #

  7. and…for those who enjoy it…Fatburger on Alki is hiring servers and cooks for all shifts….that’s on the forum, too…

    Comment by JanS — 7:35 pm March 12, 2014 #

  8. I’d take the views in West Seattle over Auburn any day. But please, enjoy your train ride. I’d certainly agree we need one.

    Comment by Glenn — 7:53 pm March 12, 2014 #

  9. How many here who have posted or are reading this thread and comment right here have worked in West Seattle? I am curious?

    Comment by NW — 8:06 pm March 12, 2014 #

  10. I live and work in WS, but I have very part time hours. When I worked full time it was downtown. If you’re lucky enough to work near your home, it’s great.

    Comment by AEP — 8:22 pm March 12, 2014 #

  11. I wish they needed someone for accounting/finance. An extra hour+ a day from no commute sounds wonderful.

    Comment by EmmyJane — 9:11 pm March 12, 2014 #

  12. I only work in West Seattle when I work from home. Otherwise I’ve worked downtown and in Tacoma, and that’s been the case since I moved here in 1999.

    Comment by datamuse — 9:14 pm March 12, 2014 #

  13. It is possible and I do feel lucky about living and working here, especially while watching the bridge traffic. I work at Delridge and Andover and live almost directly up the hill off of Andover. Full time, professional office, but I know there is a huge need for more office space in the new developments so more people have the option. If I drive, it’s less than 5 minutes getting down and around Avalon, but also easy to bike or walk over the pedestrian overpass crossing over the stretch of road heading down the slope towards the bridge. My wife works downtown so I know about the pains of commuting. We have a modest income with a modest home, so it is possible without the CEO salary.
    -
    With our increased density and new projects though, it only improves the chances of West Seattle getting more office spaces to lure more professional businesses and that much needed efficient mass transit system that doesn’t rely on busses fighting through traffic.

    Comment by Short Commute — 9:17 pm March 12, 2014 #

  14. I work down the hill by Boeing Field. Pretty darn close, 5 mile commute. Much better than when I used to commute from
    Northgate!

    Comment by trickycoolj — 9:28 pm March 12, 2014 #

  15. I live & work in West Seattle . . . I ‘Love’ this community & I am MORE than greatful for my 8 minute commute to work each day.

    Comment by ColesMom — 10:23 pm March 12, 2014 #

  16. DTK, I do some work in Auburn and have lived there in the past. I wish you luck and the Sounder is great, but you could not give me a good enough deal on a house to move back unless it was in Lakeland.

    NW, my wife works in WS.

    Comment by MJ — 10:51 pm March 12, 2014 #

  17. I have lived and worked in West Seattle since 1998, in my home since 2005. Love the commute…bedroom>bathroom>kitchen> computer>massage room. (that is, when I’m working. Just started back working in January, after almost a year and a half off for medical stuff – that took me downtown often…sigh)

    Comment by JanS — 2:42 am March 13, 2014 #

  18. My day job is downtown, but my private practice is here in West Seattle.

    Comment by Sue — 6:40 am March 13, 2014 #

  19. I work in WS, 6 blocks from home. Hubby works on 4th & Spokane, 7 min. commute. We both worked on the Eastside 20+ years ago. Saw the writing on the wall. I changed careers, took a big cut in $$, but a huge hike in quality of life to not have to sit in traffic for hours every day! It can be done.

    Comment by WSince86 — 9:09 am March 13, 2014 #

  20. @DTK: That’s all well and good but the Sounder runs only during commute times. Maybe that works for you, but for most folks without other modes of transport, that would mean you’re “stuck” in Auburn during any times that aren’t rush hour.

    Comment by Brian — 9:50 am March 13, 2014 #

  21. My guess is there are more people commuting to West Seattle to work than those who work and live here. Lots of jobs in construction here right now that’s for sure. My commute is 15 minutes and I work 4 to 5 miles away. I have worked a dozen jobs since I was 16 all low pay in West Seattle.

    Comment by NW — 12:34 pm March 13, 2014 #

  22. I work at Tango Card (the company with the jobs) and am a 11+ year resident of WS. I am not the CEO, my wife works part-time at a pizza joint in White Center and we are raising our 2 boys here. We have owned our simple home for about 8 years and we love WS. While our Westwood house (98126) is modest our neighbors, neighborhood, and life is awesome! You can totally work, live, and play in West Seattle, in fact, I think that is the holy grail in Seattle. I can understand if this neighborhood is not for you (well I can’t, but I believe it happens :) ), but to say you can’t do it is just not true. It can be done and you don’t have to have a CEO’s salary to do it. Now I do think that we need more office space to encourage more companies to open up shop here so there are more opportunities. With the added living places the only thing that is going help traffic and such is if more of those people can stay here for work and play. Density actually helps congestion if it is done thoughtfully. Anyway I just wanted to promote finding a way to live, work, and play in WS! Applying at Tango Card is definitely one of the ways :)

    Comment by t_dub_j — 3:11 pm March 13, 2014 #

  23. Live and work in West Seattle, 98126. I also do it debt-free (save the mortgage), other half works in non-profit downtown. By no means do we earn a lot of money, we’ve made improvements to our lives to live the life we really want. It’s very possible.

    Comment by K — 9:14 am March 14, 2014 #

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