Senior Software Engineer at Narvar

About Narvar

A rapidly growing early stage startup, Narvar offers a complete platform of shipping and delivery solutions for retailers. Narvar is passionate about dramatically improving the online shopping experience, creating loyal customers for top retail brands. Its team blends diverse backgrounds and a passion for exceptional customer experiences. Collaborative self-starters who love building important things will thrive at Narvar.

Office Life

Narvar’s San Francisco office reflects its innovative spirit and passionate mission -- a brand new, large and open space that drives collaboration and fresh ideas. Every week sees recognition for efforts above and beyond the usual. Weekly happy hours build and maintain a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie.

Senior Software Engineer at Narvar - San Francisco

This vital position involves working with product managers, designers and customer success teams to develop, test and implement Narvar’s cloud solutions. Using an iterative, agile dev methodology, code is pushed to production several times each week. As a senior role, strength and experience as a Tech Lead and mentoring engineers is highly desirable.

  • Provide DevOps support for our cloud operations

  • Provide engineering support for customer issues and general problem solving

  • Design and perform unit and integration testing

  • Research and adopt new technologies and open source implementations

  • Write requirements and design specifications

Compensation includes:

  • Equity

  • Medical-100% coverage, dental, vision

  • Commuter benefits

  • Daily lunches

  • Unlimited PTO

Qualified Candidates

  • Well-versed in Java and built out java based applications. Enterprise and e-commerce experience a plus.

  • 5+ years experience

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent

  • Experience building high performance, scalable, highly available and reliable SaaS/cloud applications using Java and frameworks like Spring

  • Experience with implementing applications on Amazon AWS.

  • Experience building RESTful web services, integration with Web services like AWS, Twilio

  • Experience with NoSQL databases - DynamoDB, Cassandra, Redis

  • Experience with Postgres or Mysql databases - schema design, optimization, query analysis, database administration, very large data volumes

  • Knowledge of JVM performance optimization, Garbage Collection

  • Knowledge of some scripting language – Python, Shell scripts

  • Networking concepts, network security, and application security is desirable

  • Experience building enterprise business applications

  • Experience with CI, deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting applications on Linux platforms

To learn more about getting a quick intro with the recruiter, email amic@switchapp.com

Senior Front-End Engineer at Narvar

About Narvar

A rapidly growing early stage startup, Narvar offers a complete platform of shipping and delivery solutions for retailers. Narvar is passionate about dramatically improving the online shopping experience, creating loyal customers for top retail brands. Its team blends diverse backgrounds and a passion for exceptional customer experiences. Collaborative self-starters who love building important things will thrive at Narvar.

Office Life

Narvar’s San Francisco office reflects its innovative spirit and passionate mission -- a brand new, large and open space that drives collaboration and fresh ideas. Every week sees recognition for efforts above and beyond the usual. Weekly happy hours build and maintain a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie.

 

Senior Front-End Engineer at Narvar - San Francisco

This prominent role reports directly to the head of front-end development. The team, currently composed of 9 people mostly with junior to midlevel experience, is looking for a senior developer who can act as a mentor. The position comes with substantial ownership and responsibility for Narvar’s core product. Every day offers opportunities to collaborate across the company with other teams, including daily stand-ups to discuss key technical challenges and accomplishments.

Compensation includes:

  • Equity

  • Medical-100% coverage, dental, vision

  • Commuter benefits

  • Daily lunches

  • Unlimited PTO

Qualified Candidates

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent

  • 5+ years of proven experience building high volume, high performance and highly available SaaS solutions.

  • Strong experience with Javascript, Angular or React  

  • Other skills: HTML5, CSS3, JSON, JQuery

  • Experience building cross-browser and responsive User Interfaces

  • Experience building Single Page Applications using RESTful APIs

  • Experience with build tools like Grunt, Gulp

  • Experience On java – desirable

To learn more about getting a quick intro with the recruiter, email amic@switchapp.com

National Sales Executive at Signpost

About Signpost

Backed by serious names (Twitter, Tumblr, Google Ventures and more), Signpost helps businesses get the most out of their marketing spend and their customer relationships. With a proprietary engine that captures consumer emails, calls and other crucial data, this thriving, well-funded company is called by Forbes one of America’s Most Promising Startups.

Office Life

Signpost offers all the energy, great perks and camaraderie-boosting events you’d expect from a fast-moving startup. What makes it stand out from the rest is a flexible, independent, self-motivated and no- micromanagement culture that led to Crain’s naming it one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York.

National Sales Executive - New York, NY

Helping drive revenue for the company, the National Sales Executive focuses on midsize companies and franchisees with 5 or more locations. The Executive has a strong ability to establish, build and leverage client relationships by understanding and meeting the marketing needs of multi-location businesses. Comfortable with outbound sales calls, Executive can effectively prospect for and close business via a phone-based approach.

Job Highlights

  • Represent one of the biggest revenue drivers for the company

  • Cover individual franchisees and businesses with 5+ locations

  • Lay foundation to develop Preferred Vendor relationships on a national level

  • Joining a small but fast growing team with tremendous growth opportunity in a rapidly expanding revenue channel

  • Offers substantial skills in prospecting, building long-term relationships and closing business

  • Conduct 75+ outbound sales calls per day to individual franchise locations and multi-location businesses (under 25 locations) offering Signpost’s product suite

  • Understand and build on marketing needs of multi-location business

  • Prospect for new clients, identify current client needs and propose effective phone-based sales strategies

Qualified Candidates

  • Have 1-3+ years full-cycle sales experience, preferably with franchise brands

  • Comfortable prospecting and cold calling; closing sales over the phone

  • Proficient at conducting needs analysis

  • Follow a transactional sale model with a 3-4 call close

  • Ability to build relationships quickly to leverage referrals within national brands

  • Salesforce.com experience preferred

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To learn more about getting a quick intro with the recruiter, email amic@switchapp.com

Enterprise Sales Executive at Signpost

About Signpost

Backed by serious names (Twitter, Tumblr, Google Ventures and more), Signpost helps small businesses get the most out of their marketing spend and their customer relationships. With a proprietary engine that captures consumer emails, calls and other crucial data, this thriving, well-funded company is called by Forbes one of America’s Most Promising Startups.

Office Life

Signpost offers all the energy, great perks and camaraderie-boosting events you’d expect from a fast-moving startup. What makes it stand out from the rest is a flexible, independent, self-motivated and no-micromanagement culture that led to Crain’s naming it one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York.

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Enterprise Sales Executive Position - New York, NY

Reporting directly to the VP of Enterprise Sales and with significant exposure to the executive team, the Enterprise Sales Executive will help drive new business opportunities among large companies. The Executive will identify key customer needs and work with the product team prioritize their development. Becoming an expert on our offering and category, the Executive will assist in crafting compelling presentations and sales materials, track opportunities and accounts and identify vital growth opportunities.

Job Highlights

  • Drive new business within the Enterprise market for companies with 25+ locations

  • Identify product gaps and customer needs and help the Product team prioritize development

  • Create compelling sales collateral and presentations with help from Marketing

  • Build, maintain and develop expert-level product knowledge

  • Use Salesforce to track accounts, anticipate opportunities and effectively identify, engage and manage appropriate stakeholders

Qualified Candidates

  • Have 3-5+ years achieving sales success, preferably with an enterprise software platform or marketing/media technology sales

  • Customer-focused mentality and a winning attitude

  • Ability to work in a rapidly expanding and evolving environment

  • A new position at Signpost, the role requires a problem-solving self-starter who can act with little guidance, and partner with Product to identify unmet customer needs

  • Leverage significant exposure to the Signpost executive team, reporting directly to the VP of Enterprise Sales

To learn more about getting a quick intro with the recruiter, email amic@switchapp.com

Switch funding totals $6.4 million with new $4 million series A round led by global employment giant SEEK, as it transforms mobile job search and how talent matches with companies

Fresh funding round sets next growth stage for Switch, fueled by enhanced product features as well as expanded jobseeker and hiring manager awareness.

Switch (iOSAndroid), revolutionizing the way talented professionals find jobs and companies reach them, announced today it had completed an additional $4M financing, bringing its total funding to $6.4M. The round was led by SEEK, the global employment leader headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Switch will use the additional capital to continuously evolve its job matching algorithms, grow its marketplace, develop strategic partnerships and expand its user base.

 

“As job searching and recruiting talent get more sophisticated and competitive, we believe there will be strong demand for Switch’s intuitive mobile experience enabled by its algorithmic approach,” said Ronnie Fink, SEEK Corporate Development Director who led the deal. “As an online employment leader in some of the world’s largest markets, we see real opportunities to leverage Switch’s job marketplace capabilities and expand its footprint.”

“We are witnessing the impact of a new generation of job seekers – and recruiters – across the globe,” said Simon Lusted, SEEK Group Strategy Director. “Millennials and iGen rely more and more on discovery versus search, which is why they love using Switch. And underpinning the emotionally compelling Switch user experience is serious algorithmic thinking that’s matching talent with truly relevant roles, at the right moment.”

In addition to SEEK, investors Rhodium, Marker and Metamorphic Ventures, as well as Colle Capital and Frontier Ventures participated in the round. Previously Switch raised $2.4M from Marker, Rhodium, Metamorphic, 500 Startups and angel investors in a round completed a year ago.

Since launching in January of 2015, Switch has focused on changing how people in 5 strategic economic sectors in the greater San Francisco and New York City job markets find life-changing jobs. Increasingly rapid adoption is allowing Switch to show substantial value, with half a million jobseekers downloading its mobile app and thousands of recruiters signing up on the platform. Advertising agencies, technology firms, media, banks, hedge funds and retailers are some of the industries using Switch to transform how they connect with and hire the market’s strongest talent.

Switch is attracting corporate recruiters and hiring managers at companies of all sizes such as Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tesla, Microsoft, Citi, NBCUniversal, MediaCom, MRM//McCann, Uber, Amazon and many more. 93% of Switch’s job seeker community has attended a top 100 school in the U.S, and over 70% currently work at a Fortune 1000 company. While Switch’s community is largely comprised of people who have a job (passive job seekers), 81% have recently declared they are actively looking for a new job.

“We started Switch because we knew the prevailing job search paradigm was beyond broken. Now we’re making it far easier and more appealing for in-demand, passive job seekers to find their next great opportunity -- and do it discretely. We also wanted to help corporate recruiters and hiring managers reach highly relevant candidates at precisely the right moment,” said Yarden Tadmor, Founder & CEO.

Switch just launched its revenue model, which charges employers on a performance basis. Companies only pay when qualified candidates express interest and apply by swiping right on Switch. Companies pay $99 for 10 applicants or $999 for 150 applicants. Switch is also beta testing a cost per hire model, with companies taking no risk and only paying a flat fee when they make an actual hire, similar to the model of recruiting agencies, but at a fraction of the cost.

Switch is completely rethinking how job seekers and hiring managers engage each other. It replaces the inefficient, frustrating job search process with a fresh, intuitive and engaging mobile experience. Job hunters swipe jobs they like, chat with interested hiring managers then set up interviews. Recruiters can access a large and growing pool of skilled professionals, and invest their time evaluating candidates -- not sourcing them.

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About Switch

Switch was founded in New York City in 2014, dedicated to comprehensively remaking the job search and hiring space via appealing design and intelligent algorithms. The company is led by CEO Yarden Tadmor, who has nearly two decades of experience helping build tech startups including Quigo (acquired by AOL), Dapper (acquired by Yahoo) and Taboola.

About SEEK

SEEK is a Melbourne, Australia based $5B market cap publicly traded company with online employment marketplaces in 19 countries, including majority stakes in leading job boards across China, SE Asia, Latin America and Australia. SEEK has exposure to over 4 billion people in nations representing over 30% of global GDP. Its employment marketplaces receive 375 million visits monthly, with over 3 million job opportunities available at any time and access to 150m plus jobseekers per month.

The Best Times To Hire On Mobile

Ask any job search expert and they’ll tell you there are better times than others during the year, or season, or even a given day to search for jobs. However, there are far fewer certainties when it comes to the best times to hire. While general hiring trends exist — don’t try to hire around the holidays, or peak hiring occurs in early Spring and late Fall — those generally follow the trends of budgeting, financial quarters, holidays, and when job seekers are most active. Monster’s senior contributing writer, John Rossheim, breaks down the trends of annual hiring cycles into four quarters. Rossheim concluded that January, February, September, and October are the best months for hiring.

So, what about netting more quality candidates? Or choosing to hire against the grain, in order to stand above the noise? At least for hiring on mobile, we at Switch App discovered some of the ideal times to hire qualified and in-demand candidates. Using a combination of proprietary data from our own mobile hiring app and the mobile hiring space in general, we determined that some times of day, month, and year take precedent over others when it comes to posting jobs and reviewing candidates.

Determining the Best Times to Hire

Even over a decade ago Dr. John Sullivan noted how much damage can be done from leaving an application unanswered for more than five days. Recruiters were losing out on quality top-notch candidates, and spending more time and money in the process. If you want to reduce time-to-hire, you want to time your hiring around when more job seekers are browsing for jobs and applying on the platform. This may seem counterintuitive — wouldn’t you want to hire when there are fewer candidates to sift through? The benefit of mobile hiring is that, because of the job-matching algorithms, mobile platforms allow for smaller talent pools than a job board and more relevant candidates.

Since the process happens so much faster than is typical of Internet job boards, hiring managers can post a job in the same period that the highest number of job seekers are using the app. Your post will have an immediate talent pool for your review, and the job will go directly in front of job seekers with related skills, there’s no need to post a job in anticipation of activity spikes — although feel free to do that if you want.

End of Month

Over the course of 2015, we recorded a significant spike in unique user applications — which come in the form of right swipes — in the final week of the month. The spike was more noticeable in January, June, and September, which makes sense considering those months’ placement in the calendar, but each of the 12 months had at least a rise in job applications during the final week than each of the three or four prior weeks.

End of the Year

While there were dips in user activity during the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, the weeks in between the two festive occasions resulted in some of our highest application rates. This is perhaps due to candidates getting their New Year’s resolutions started early, but it can also be attributed to the way that mobile-friendly job hunting has a lower barrier to entry than traditional job boards. When in the past many would switch off their searches until the end of the year, mobile job seekers can continue browsing and applying easily and from anywhere. Our smartphones have become a means of distracting ourselves and integrated deeply into our daily routines.  Studies now show that Americans spend on average 4.7 hours a day on their smartphones. 

Add to the convenience the fact that many, including staffing giant Robert Half International, are going against the presiding narrative to argue the holiday season might actually be the best for job seekers, and it’s no wonder the end of the year shows an uptick in mobile applications.

End of Day

On a daily basis, we found that the very best time to post jobs, source candidates and interact with applicants on mobile came in the evenings. While users toggle onto our app and apply or pass on jobs at all times of day, the heaviest involvement takes place once the stress of the workday is behind them. In numerous conversations with job seekers and employers as well as data on when chats are opened and conducted, we discovered that the most sustained time spent on mobile was happening beyond the normal 9-5 schedule.

Since many of our users are passive job seekers who are currently employed, this makes sense. Despite the mobile nature of Switch and other job search apps like it, job seekers prefer to focus on the job search outside of the office, away from supervisors and colleagues.

From our research we found that certain times are better for mobile sourcing and hiring than others. These optimal brief periods coincide with times when more users are logging in to access the app, searching for positions, applying for jobs, and interacting with recruiters and employers. However, the very nature of mobile is one of convenience and accessibility, meaning that in many ways mobile is immune to the traditional peaks and valleys of hiring. Job seekers could be swiping through jobs on the subway, while they’re waiting for their morning coffee, or when they’re out for lunch. Christmas morning can be just as popular a time for searches as a Monday afternoon in January, early morning or late at night the same as midday, and so on. Mobile levels the playing field for job seekers and employers, particularly when it comes to timing.

Article originally appeared on ERE Media