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Sales Recruiter

Avvo’s sales team is growing at hyper speed and we are in need of a kick-ass Sales Recruiter to join our HR/Talent Acquisition team. As a Sales Recruiter, you will work in conjunction with HR and Sales Management to build our Account Executive and Account Management team. We’re looking for someone who is willing to think outside the box, jump through the hoops and get the conversations started!

As an integral part of the HR team, you will be responsible for building an ongoing candidate pipeline through research and searches. There is a high focus on creatively sourcing active and passive candidates to create strong pipeline development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Source and conduct introductory screens to determine cultural and positional fit
  • Creatively source and generate pipelines of candidates by utilizing a variety of search methods (i.e. internal database, job boards, networking, internet searches, organizations, etc.)
  • Work with HR to provide a flawless candidate experience from phone screen to offer letter
  • Participate in sales meetings to improve candidate recruiting pipeline and processes
  • Utilize social media recruiting strategies to attract candidates to Avvo
  • Track metrics and use data for the analysis of sourcing efforts
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 1+ year(s) of experience in a corporate or staffing agency environment with a focus on inside sales positions
  • A “go-getter” attitude; someone who can work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment and seamlessly shift based on changing priorities
  • Detail-oriented problem-solver with a passion to contribute to the HR/Recruiting organization at Avvo
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent prioritization skills
  • Team player with a high-sense of urgency and motivation to see the team succeed, while also comfortable working independently
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous sourcing skills required (an understanding of Boolean search, LinkedIn Recruiter, ATS systems and knowledge of current sourcing trends

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Product Marketing Manager

Are you passionate about leveraging consumer insights to improve product functionality and communicate benefits? Avvo is looking for a Product Marketing Manager to help bring his or her product passion and consumer-focus to life by ensuring our products are communicated to the right customers with the right message. The ideal candidate will be a product marketing superstar with deep experience in the B2C eCommerce space and a track record of driving consumer adoption. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the product, development, and marketing teams to help shape the strategy, refine the product, define the consumer narrative, and execute campaigns. You should be experienced in the development, operation, and measurement of marketing analytics for your initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define consumer target audience by product
  • Partner with acquisition and brand channels to develop strategic cross-channel marketing campaigns to support product launches and ongoing efforts
  • Optimize marketing campaigns to drive quality traffic, trial, and adoption
  • Develop and test value propositions to ensure marketing messages land with consumers
  • Work closely with the product and design teams to share consumer insights, develop messaging, and refine the user experience
  • Work with product and marketing teams to define business metrics and optimize acquisition media spend

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in progressive product marketing roles at eCommerce companies
  • Passion for driving marketing strategy from customer insights
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated consumer focus, passion for marketing, and strong storytelling abilities a must
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Track record of creative thinking and innovative approaches that drive results
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with cross-functional teams in fast paced environment
  • Online consumer product marketing experience required; mobile product, application, and online marketing experience a plus
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and leadership skills
  • Candidate must have a positive attitude and wear multiple hats

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Sr. Manager, Consumer Public Relations

Do you want to help craft the narrative that will lead a consumer category? Are you a creative communicator who enjoys developing unique ways to deliver your message? As the Senior Manager, Consumer PR, you will be responsible for creating innovative strategies to promote Avvo nationally through earned media channels, managing the execution of consumer PR campaigns, building meaningful relationships with consumer media, and securing media coverage for Avvo. You will develop and promote the story that communicates Avvo’s distinct value to consumers in the media. You will also be responsible for providing day-to-day direction to Avvo’s consumer PR agency.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Champion Avvo benefits with local and national consumer media to place positive consumer stories in TV, radio, online and print outlets
  • Lead the development of messaging materials and press releases for local and national consumer PR campaigns and initiatives
  • Work with the social media manager to promote Avvo through social media channels
  • Opportunistically leverage current legal events and insert Avvo into the conversation
  • Stay abreast of trends important to our target audience and translate those trends into meaningful and creative consumer PR campaigns
  • Help define and defend the core consumer messages and act as internal communications steward
  • Produce and maintain a calendar of events and consumer outreach
  • Partner with social media, research, advertising, brand, email, acquisition, product, and sales teams to ensure optimum collaboration between channels and clear communication of Avvo’s key benefits to consumers
  • Provide guidance to company executives for media interviews, press conferences, and public presentations
  • Act as company spokesperson when needed

Job Requirements:

  • Experienced professional with 5-7 years in consumer PR – client-side consumer technology company experience preferred, agency-side experience a plus.
  • Proven record of leading creative PR campaigns and in placing stories in national and local consumer-focused media
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Established network of consumer media contacts and history of strong relationship building
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment against tight deadlines and deliver results
  • Familiarity with top U.S. DMAs and local online/offline media outlets that carry influence
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and leadership skills; experience managing cross-functional and/or blended internal/external teams; comfort working with senior executives and selling in ideas
  • Solid grasp of social media strategies and tactics
  • Knowledge of the Internet industry and technology
  • Creativity and intellectual curiosity
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required
  • Travel may be required.

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Sr. PPC/SEM Specialist

Avvo is looking for a Sr. SEM Specialist to join our growing SEM team. This role will report to the Sr. SEM Manager and is a great opportunity to eventually grow into a SEM Manager role.

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Responsibilities:

  • Manage the set-up, analysis, and optimization of digital advertising accounts.
  • Ongoing account optimization: keyword and device bidding, targeting improvements, search query mining, keyword expansion, creative, landing pages, etc.
  • Maintain a dashboard for reporting and ongoing analysis and meet ongoing reporting requirements to keep the team informed on performance, optimization, and overall results.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to develop new capabilities and to test new strategies.
  • Develop and communicate ideas for improving strategies, practices and approaches, and ensure the successful implementation of those ideas.
  • Conduct competitive analysis, prepare reports on findings, and share the results with others.
  • Work closely with external partners and vendors to maintain support and keep up to date on new features and product capabilities.
  • Analyze daily performance and optimize bids based on results to maximize ROI and relevant traffic growth.
  • Forecast campaign performance and volume based on evolving set of company-wide metrics.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 2+ years successful management of SEM/PPC/Paid Search accounts.
  • Managed $1 million+ in annual ad spend.
  • Managed over 1 million keywords.
  • Managed accounts in Google Adwords and Bing Ads.
  • Optimized bids manually and through 3rd party tools.
  • A track record of positive ROI and traffic growth.
  • Proficient in Google Analytics.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and as a team player.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment with multiple goals.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data to make decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel; must be able to use formulas, functions and create pivot tables.
  • Ability to drive results in a team-oriented environment and be 100% accountable.
  • Ability to make measurable progress on multiple high priority items simultaneously.

Preferred Background & Experience:

  • B.A. / B.S degree in Marketing or Business.
  • Google AdWords certification.
  • Knowledge of paid search best practices, bid management systems, keyword development tools, affiliate marketing and industry research.
  • Proficient in SQL, HTML, Regex, and Excel Macros

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Marketing Coordinator

Avvo is looking for an organized, enthusiastic self-starter to help our marketing team make things happen. You will be involved in all aspects of Avvo’s marketing efforts including online marketing, marketing lead generation and events. The ideal candidate will have extraordinary multi-tasking, written and verbal skills and a strong desire to work in a fast-past environment and learn a ton about marketing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage Avvo’s monthly webinars, including interfacing with guests, helping to develop content and promotion of the webinars through a variety of marketing channels
  • Coordinate logistics and materials for industry tradeshows as well as Lawyernomics, Avvo’s annual legal marketing conference
  • Work with marketing and sales managers on key programs for growing and retaining Avvo’s base of attorneys and consumers
  • Manage the production of presentations and sales and marketing collateral
  • Develop strong skills in key marketing tools including Hootsuite, Google Analytics and Salesforce.com in order to support sales & marketing campaigns
  • Work with customers to develop case studies, references, and testimonials
  • Manage content production for Avvo’s legal blog
  • Analyze results of marketing campaigns and other key performance indicators and develop reports
  • Help monitor consumer engagement on Avvo’s blog and social channels and assist marketing manager with social media and email campaigns
  • Other projects as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Self-starter with the ability manage multiple projects under deadline with grace and determination
  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong desire to learn about all things marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-2+ years’ experience in online marketing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interface with vendors and partners at all levels
  • PowerPoint, Word and Excel proficiency and experience with social media
  • Occasional travel may be required

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Account Executive (Inside Sales Representative)

We are currently looking for stellar Inside Sales people to further develop our sales function. This position will grow Avvo’s product sales (advertising, websites, and software) markets and be a major contributor in building our business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Heavy outbound calling to attorneys and legal firms.
  • Develop prospects through cold-calling, networking and marketing opportunities.
  • Present Avvo advertising solutions and software products to potential clients.
  • Negotiate and close sales opportunities.
  • Meet and exceed activity and revenue goals.

Qualifications:

  • Must have 3-5 years in a full cycle Inside Sales role.
  • Proven track record of driving revenue as a top producer.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage negotiations and close transactions.
  • Advertising, Software or Online B2B sales preferred.
  • BA/BS Preferred
  • Start-up experience a plus

Compensation:

$32,000 - $48,000 base salary plus commissions (average commissions range from $5,000 - $10,000 per month)

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Sales Trainer

Avvo is searching for a highly motivated Sales Trainer to mentor and train our Inside Sales Representatives. This role will be responsible for providing new-hire and continuous learning opportunities for new and current sales professionals to ensure the maximum effectiveness of the company’s sales efforts. The ideal candidate will have an enthusiastic and positive attitude that will influence the sales culture of Avvo. This role is critical to our organization as it promotes the development of our most important asset, our talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the execution of all sales training content and curriculum
  • Prepare new sales representatives by conducting new hire training programs, orientation to sales process and guidelines
  • Prepare new reps by conducting orientation to sales processes; product training; providing resources and assistance; scheduling “side-by-sides” with senior reps for observation
  • Determine training needs by working the sales representatives; observing sales encounters; studying sales results reports; conferring with sales managers.
  • Develop individual results by maintaining policy and procedure resources; conducting training sessions; developing outcome improvement resources.
  • Improve training effectiveness by developing new approaches and techniques; making support readily available; integrating support with routine job functions.
  • Accomplish sales training and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Collaborate with Management to identify metrics for success, such as: product knowledge, selling skills and CRM proficiency

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience and success as a lead or manager in a sales role
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Salesforce.com
  • Must be able to coach, train, develop, influence and inspire sales representatives
  • Understanding of adult learning, motivation, selling and communication techniques and theories.
  • Advanced experience delivering sales development solutions using a variety of delivery modules including video, online learning, , on-the-job and instructor-led learning
  • Excellent and proven presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to be persuasive, compelling, concise and articulate
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced training environment.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Linux DevOps Engineer

The Linux DevOps Engineer will focus on enhancing the performance and reliability of our services with exceptional knowledge of web-service scaling best practices. Our ideal candidate has strong working knowledge of MySQL, particularly replication and high availability configuration. This position will report to the DevOps Lead and will be secondary on-call escalation, supporting the primary on-call with more severe issues.

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience administrating Linux Servers (Ubuntu or Debian preferred)
  • Experience with MySQL, including replication
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet or similar system deployment framework
  • Knowledge of BASH scripting
  • Confident in either Ruby or Python
  • Comfortable with network configuration and management
  • Previous experience supporting and working closely with developers

Bonus Experience:

  • Ruby Programming
  • Ruby on Rails administration
  • Cisco Switch and Firewall configuration
  • Knowledge of Solr, Redis and/or Memcached
  • Setup or administration of Open Stack

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Sr. Software Developer

We're looking for strong Sr. Software Developers to drive and lead our products. You will take a product from conception to completion, shaping its direction the whole way. You'll have the flexibility to build each project in the way you think is best, using the best tools and technologies. Our ideal candidate will own the development of the project from the front end to the database layer.

When you're done, you'll get to extract stuff that would be useful to other people and open-source it.

We use whatever tools and technologies we think are best for the situation, including Ruby, Rails, Redis, Solr, Git, Chef, SASS/Compass, neo4j, Sinatra, Objective-C, and EC2.

We're looking for:

  • Passion for building software. Huge bonus points if you've built or maintained open source software or side projects. (Send us your GitHub profile!)
  • The ability to identify and institute software best practices throughout a team and organization.
  • Someone who can provide technical leadership. You should be comfortable mentoring new developers, sharing knowledge across the team, driving a new project from the beginning, and thinking about how projects and teams will interact on a strategic level.
  • Experience working on a large software project over several years. You should be able to reliably add features to shipped code, identify and reduce technical debt, participate in the product design process, estimate accurately, and provide quality feedback to the rest of the team.
  • Enthusiasm for learning about new technologies and sharing them with your coworkers. We've seen huge productivity improvements from using new tech, so a keen eye for cool new stuff is a plus.
  • Collaboration with other disciplines you'll be working closely with designers and PMs, and it takes everyone's skills to build something remarkable.
  • A strong desire to build the best product for your customers, no matter how long it takes to get there.

About Us:

We focus on small, cross-discipline teams building Web, iOS and Android applications. When you're done, you'll get to extract stuff that would be useful to other people and open-source it. We're the team behind projects such as:

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Director, Advanced Analytics and Data Science

Avvo is looking for a creative and innovative mind to lead the Advanced Analytics team which will focus on strategic data analysis ideas that will propel the future growth of Avvo. Your team will work closely with divisions across the company to discover trends and valuable insights through various data analytic projects ranging from evaluating marketing and product performance, personalization, pricing, and business optimization.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide analytical thought leadership and cultivate a data driven culture across the company
  • Standardize analytical methodologies and measures to evaluate marketing and product performance and experiments
  • Build data requirement for data engineering team to facilitate growth of analytics ecosystem
  • Drive analytical projects that stretch across multiple divisions and required input from many stake holders
  • Deliver insights and strategic recommendations to executive team

Requirements:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computational Science, Statistics, or related field
  • 8+ years professional experience in data analysis, data engineering, or relevant role
  • 2+ years of management experience leading team of data analyst/scientist
  • Experience in internet advertising business, e-commerce, or a related field
  • Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative and machine learning approaches
  • Expert knowledge of an analysis tool such as R, MATLAB or SAS
  • Proficient working with distributed computing tools (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
  • Exceptional verbal and visual communication skills to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Strong client-orientation for working with internal customers

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Software Developer

We're looking for experienced Software Developers who can help us take our products from conception to completion. You will work closely with Development, Design and Product teams to shape the direction of Avvo's leading Internet and legal products. This is a great opportunity to be on the leading edge of building from the front end to the database layer.

We use whatever tools and technologies we think are best for the situation, including Ruby, Rails, Redis, Solr, Git, Chef, SASS/Compass, neo4j, Sinatra, Objective-C, and EC2.

We're looking for:

  • Passion for building software. Huge bonus points if you've built or maintained open source software or side projects. (Send us your GitHub profile!)
  • Fluency in multiple programming languages. We're mostly built on Ruby, but you don't have to know it coming in.
  • Web development experience you should have some experience with the technologies a Web company uses, from HTML / CSS / JavaScript to SQL.
  • Enthusiasm for learning about new technologies and sharing them with your coworkers. We've seen huge productivity improvements from using new tech, so a keen eye for cool new stuff is a plus.
  • Collaboration with other disciplines you'll be working closely with designers and PMs, and it takes everyone's skills to build something remarkable.
  • A strong desire to build the best product for your customers, no matter how long it takes to get there.

About Us:

We focus on small, cross-discipline teams building Web, iOS and Android applications. When you're done, you'll get to extract stuff that would be useful to other people and open-source it. We're the team behind projects such as:

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Big Data Engineer

Avvo is seeking a Big Data Engineer to make more effective use of the data that is vital to the core of our business by designing, developing and deliver our company’s data platform. You will be a part of the team responsible for developing and refining tools that enable Avvo to leverage data more effectively for internal analysis, allowing us to make better, faster decisions that enrich our consumer experience. The ideal candidate has a passion for data and is looking to join Avvo as it revolutionizes the way consumers experience the legal world.

Position Requirements:

  • BS in computer science. MS preferred
  • 4+ years of software development experience on large scale, high-volume sites
  • Expert level proficiency in Programming languages like (Java, Python). Java Preferred.
  • Practical experience with Hadoop internals, Pig, Hive, Sqoop ,Oozie and HBase; Hadoop committer a big plus
  • Familiarity with Storm, Spark, Kafka will be added bonus
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and data mining techniques
  • Experience building large-scale distributed applications and services
  • Expertise with SQL scripting, data warehousing, business intelligence and ETL development
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Technical Program Manager

We are looking to add a Technical Program Manager to our growing Business Intelligence team! The ideal candidate has a strong background in software development. You will be responsible for the data governance processes, interact cross-functionally with all Avvo teams and be responsible for defining and maintaining product roadmaps. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent and leadership are essential to success in this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with cross-functional teams in gathering, analyzing and synthesizing business requirements into technical product documentation
  • Own Avvo data governance processes and framework including documentation such as data systems dictionary, process flows, metric definitions etc.
  • Ensure KPI’s are properly tracked and maintained across multiple analytical platforms.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in building advance analytic systems such as A/B testing platform, predictive modeling and real time analytic
  • Work with cross-functional teams in Campaign tagging, publish reports and dashboard in Google Analytics.
  • Work with Finance team in building /Supporting Financial operations, revenue accounting and reconciliation systems. Integrate Financial Systems with Data warehouse for reporting.
  • Work with Business units in triaging and prioritizing the data issues and supporting existing systems
  • Define and maintain product roadmap, track timelines and deliverables using Agile methodologies

Position Requirements:

Must Have:

  • MS/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Technical Science
  • Experience in internet advertising business, e-commerce, or a related field
  • Solid understanding in tracking and analyzing the web analytics data. Experience in Google Analytics preferred
  • 2 + year of program management experience
  • Minimum 3 years software development experience using SQL/ NoSQL databases, ETL and BI tools like (Tableau, Informatica, BO, Cognos etc.), programming language like (Java, Python etc.)

Good to Have:

  • Minimum 1 year Experience working on Hadoop stack (e.g. Hive, Hbase, Flume, Pig etc.)
  • Experience with predictive technologies or recommender systems
  • Experience on order management and financial transaction system

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Data Engineer - Data Warehouse

We are looking for talented and highly motivated Data Engineer that can build lead and support the business by delivering high quality solutions for the Enterprise Data Warehouse. As the Data Engineer, you would be playing a Lead technical role and will be responsible for the building and leading through the full development lifecycle of the solution, including detailed design, code development, code reviews, unit testing, build/test support and finally deployment activities and post deployment support. You must have the ability to roll up your sleeves to design as well as build quality solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Program Managers and Internal consumers in building analytical and financial data marts
  • Design, develop, test and deploy ETL processes in Hadoop and Netezza platforms
  • Construct ETL mapping specifications, data flow diagrams and operational support documents
  • Develop processes to load data into multiple external systems like Salesforce, Exact Target etc.
  • Define, manage and support daily execution of data loading jobs
  • Develop reports and dashboards for business users
  • Develop and monitor data quality rules
  • Troubleshoot data issues

Position Requirements:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, related technical field
  • Must have the ability to understand complex data relations, business requirements, formulate efficient and reliable solutions to difficult problems.
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience with a data warehouse. Experience with enterprise data warehouse architecture preferred
  • Experience with any MPP databases such as Netezza, Vertica or Greenplum preferred
  • Advanced knowledge in SQL programming (Store Procedures, Views, Aggregated functions etc.)
  • Solid experience with least one ETL tool (prefer Informatica) and one reporting/dash-boarding tool (prefer Tableau)
  • Minimum 1 year experience with Hadoop internals: Pig, Hive, Impala, Sqoop ,Oozie and HBase
  • Intermediate knowledge on programming language in Java or Python is a big plus

To apply for this job, either use the 'Apply' link below or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.