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Smart, happy people build amazing companies.

At Avvo, our philosophy is simple: Smart, happy people build amazing companies.

Product Analyst

Avvo is looking for a Product Analyst to join our growing Data Analytics team. This position will report to the Director, Advanced Analytics & Data Science and will be responsible for partnering with our Product team to identify key trends and opportunities for organizational and product growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis and data mining to identify trends and new opportunities
  • Develop best practices for product instrumentation and experimentation, and communicate those to product and engineering teams
  • Work closely with product teams to drive product innovation through actionable analytics
  • Answer product questions by using appropriate statistical techniques on available data
  • Analyze and interpret the results of product experiments and a/b testing
  • Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources

Position Requirements:

Necessary:

  • Quantitative Degree (Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, etc.)
  • 3+ years post-academic experience
  • Highly proficient in SQL
  • Proficient in statistics
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analyses in a clear, precise, and actionable manners to audiences as varied as data scientists and executives
  • Able to investigate both data and business processes

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with click stream data (raw web analytics data), knowledge of of HTML, JavaScript, and URL structures
  • Machine learning knowledge (applying statistics to large datasets)
  • Knowledge of R, Python, or similar
  • 5+ years experience as a Product Analyst or relevant role
  • MBA

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

Data Scientist

Avvo is looking for a Data Scientist to drive overall business growth through trend analysis and market opportunities. This is a new position and will report to the Director, Advanced Analytics & Data Science.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis and data mining to identify trends and new opportunities
  • Develop best practices for product instrumentation and experimentation, and communicate those to product and engineering teams
  • Work closely with product teams to drive product innovation through actionable analytics
  • Answer product questions by using appropriate statistical techniques on available data
  • Analyze and interpret the results of product experiments and A/B testing
  • Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources

Position Requirements:

Necessary:

  • Quantitative Master's degree (Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, etc.)
  • 5+ years experience as a Product Analyst or relevant role
  • Highly proficient in SQL
  • Highly proficient in statistics (with strong expertise in machine learning)
  • Knowledge of R, Python or similar
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analyses in a clear, precise and actionable manners to audiences as varied as data scientists and executives
  • Independent, investigative mindset. Demonstrate ability to complete analytics projects with minimal direction

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with click stream data (raw web analytics data), knowledge of of HTML, JavaScript, and URL structures
  • Hadoop knowledge
  • MBA

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

UX Designer

As a UX Designer at Avvo, you will make a real impact on the vision of our product. Our UX team has strong support at the executive level: we have our proverbial seat at the table, so you’ll have a real say in our direction (and not be just another cog in a corporate machine).

Well-rounded UX chops are table stakes for this position, but our primary concern is finding the right fit for our tight little band of designers. Avvo’s web and mobile products are already market-leading and we have big plans in the works—come check us out!

Desired Design Skills and Characteristics:

  • Exceptionally strong in interaction design and cross-device user experience
  • Visual design skills are a plus
  • Can balance thinking big & thinking practical
  • Can work independently and lead projects, and can also be a collaborative team member
  • Comfortable communicating design thinking to all levels of management and stakeholders
  • Can work low-fi (sketching & whiteboarding), and hi-fi as appropriate
  • Can conduct your own lightweight usability research when needed, as well as partner with dedicated researchers on deeper aspects
  • Ability to create interactive prototypes is a plus
  • Familiar with, but not dogmatic about Lean & Agile UX thinking

Desired Experience:

  • A degree in HCI, Industrial Design, UCD, or related field is preferred
  • 3+ years working in professional environments. Ideally in-house, and team based

In your portfolio, we'll be looking for the following:

  • Ability to communicate your ideas by whatever means necessary, be it sketching, wireframing, or interpretive dance
  • Examples of taking projects from early ideation to execution
  • Diverse experience with a variety of products and platforms (responsive web, iOS, etc.)
  • Ability to create superb designs by leveraging advanced knowledge of grid systems, layout, and composition
  • Experience designing elegant interaction states and transitions

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

Mobile Developer

We are looking for a Mobile Developer with a zeal for working with the latest mobile and web technologies in a collaborative team environment. In this role, you will design, develop and create iOS and Android applications for new and existing Avvo products. You will work closely with Product Management, UX Design and other Engineering teams to seamlessly blend Avvo into the iOS and Android market.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of software development
  • 3+ years of professional mobile app development on iOS/Android (minimum 1 year of each)
  • History of shipping multiple apps (by yourself or on a small team)
  • Experience writing apps that communicate with server-side APIs
  • BS in Computer Science or related field highly preferred

Bonus Experience:

  • Experience building REST APIs in Ruby on Rails
  • Experience shipping the same app on iOS and Android platforms
  • Previous experience mentoring junior developers
  • Demonstrated passion for building software. Huge kudos if you have built and/or maintained side projects or open source software

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

Full-Stack 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 above or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

UI Developer

We’re in the process of redesigning our entire site and are looking for a UI developer to help us. We’re constructing a new visual framework from the ground up—and you’ll be one of its chief architects.

You’ll work closely with our design team as we develop new web components for our site using HTML, CSS, and JS. You’ll face challenges in maximizing each component’s flexibility and versatility, while also considering established patterns and impacts to other components in the larger framework.

In this position, you will:

  • Help visual and UX designers with the technical considerations of new designs.
  • Build reusable components using HTML, SASS, and JS, focusing on flexibility and maintainability.
  • Document these components and work with application developers to get them on our website.

To do well, you’ll need:

  • A passion for building exceptional user experiences.
  • Strong HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience.
  • Experience with a CSS preprocessor—we use SASS and make extensive use of its features.
  • Familiarity with a front-end framework, such as Bootstrap or Foundation.
  • Enthusiasm for learning about new technologies and best practices and sharing them with your colleagues.

Bonus Points for:

  • A degree in human-computer interaction, computer science, graphic design, or equivalent
  • Familiarity with Ruby / Rails (if not, we’ll teach you)
  • Experience with front-end MVC frameworks, e.g. Angular, Backbone, Meteor

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

Lead Software Developer

Avvo is looking for a Lead Developer to oversee development on our next generation product. In this role, you will mentor and lead a team of full-stack developers and be a central point of contact in collaborating with Avvo design and product teams. You will be key in code review, test and team development and growth.

As a team lead, you’ll set the standard for code quality, make architectural decisions, mentor developers, and shape our development culture. You’ll be responsible for the development of an entire product line, and have the freedom to drive it in the direction you think is right.

At Avvo, 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 the team behind projects like:

We're looking for:

  • Minimum 2 years as a Sr. Software Developer or Team Lead on a software project
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or related experience
  • Serious 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 or feature, helping the team set good estimates, 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 boosts 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 what it takes to get there.

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

SEM Manager

Avvo is looking for a SEM Manager to join our growing SEM team. This role will report to the Sr. SEM Manager and is a great opportunity to drive the search marketing expansion for a leading legal consumer website.

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 above or email a resume and cover letter to jobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Ad Operations Manager

We are looking for a highly motivated, driven and numbers obsessed individual with a high analytical aptitude and background to play a critical role in our overall growing success. This position is an integral piece in the success of Avvo’s advertising strategy as it serves to drive key revenue generating initiatives by providing inventory, pricing and traffic management recommendations to cross-functional management teams. In this role, you will also assist in identifying and qualifying new business opportunities while keeping a pulse on competitive intelligence. The right candidate will be exceptionally organized with the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects with rapidly altering priorities and tight deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver revenue and/or acquisition goals through management of inventory and pricing new inventory. Secure inventory through on-going account management
  • Coordinate with SEM team to leverage revenue optimization
  • Evaluate market trends and provide analysis and recommendations to management
  • Provide meaningful performance reporting analysis to the executive team on market performance and long-term activity goals
  • Develop and drive sound recommendations/action plans based on insights from data analysis to optimize revenue
  • Coordinate with other Avvo teams and functional areas to create and implement innovative business solutions aimed at building a strong market presence and attractive value propositions

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated understanding of market demand and supply dynamics
  • Possess the ability to understand and optimize yield strategies to drive revenue management and maximize business opportunities
  • Develop and present relevant and insightful analyses including performance analysis, market analysis, and competitor analysis and implement meaningful action plans based on the derived recommendations
  • Strong communication skills; including fundamental presentation skills and the demonstrated ability to articulate ideas clearly and appropriately influence others
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and adhere to priorities in a fast pace environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • 5+ years experience as a business analyst or in an operations role.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience using Tableau is a plus

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

Marketing Manager, Acquisition Programs

Avvo is looking for an experienced marketing professional to play a key role on Avvo’s legal industry marketing team, leading efforts to grow Avvo’s active attorney base and directly supporting Avvo’s revenue goals. The ideal candidate is business and metrics driven, operationally organized and loves working with a team to develop and execute on strategies and programs that deliver results.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead cross-team execution of a multi-channel plan for growing Avvo’s base of active attorneys, marketing the right Avvo products to the right attorneys, and fueling sales
  • Lead outbound calling program to maximize attorney base growth
  • Lead development of strategic plans for testing and scaling other programs to maximize attorney base growth
  • Diligently monitor performance of all acquisition programs relative to plan and make adjustments in order to achieve goals
  • Serve as expert for available attorney base metrics, leveraging deep understanding of attorney base metrics for effective marketing program design and execution
  • Collaborate closely with product management team to ensure strong alignment between marketing programs and attorney product experience
  • Provide strategic and operational support for other marketing programs managed by other legal industry marketing team members

Job Requirements:

  • 4-6 years of relevant work experience, particularly in B2B online marketing
  • Expertise in demand generation and acquisition programs
  • Highly results-oriented, with demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Proven track record of successful operational execution
  • Experience with CRM and/or Marketing Automation software a plus
  • Call center experience a plus
  • Self-starter with proven ability to manage multiple projects and logistical details in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, often under ambiguous circumstances

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

Product Manager

We are looking for a passionate Product Manager to drive new product initiatives that will propel our growth to the next level. The ideal candidate is both strategic and detail oriented, and has a great blend of both business and technical experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Define and prioritize business requirements for new products and enhancements by conducting consumer research, competitive analysis, and data mining exercises.
  • Drive a solution set across teams (primarily UI Designers, Engineering, and Marketing) through business requirements, product contracts, and market positioning.
  • Work cross-functionally to manage bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, balance business needs versus technical constraints, and maximize business benefit while ensuring consistent customer experiences.
  • Conduct business analysis, including forecasting, monitoring, and reporting business KPIs.
  • Evaluate potential partner relationships for the products.

Requirements:

  • A strong background (5+ years) in consumer facing web product management and/or technical program management.
  • Sound business judgment, high degree of creativity and innovation with proven ability to influence others.
  • Strong analytical thinking skills are critical to success in this position. Must be able to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and feature concepts.
  • Experience being a product owner in an Agile environment.
  • Knowledgeable in UX best practices and latest web technology trends.
  • Experience in developing UGC and/or social media site is a big plus.
  • Formal computer science background or equivalent a plus.
  • A bachelor's degree is required

About Avvo:

  • We value driven, out-of-the-box, high-performing people with a passion for our users and technology
  • We strive to attract the best and brightest – and continuously foster and develop our existing talent
  • Avvo uses whatever tools and technologies are deemed best for the situation; don’t know something? Come and learn.
  • We live by our values – we’re transparent. We’re daring but smart
  • We believe in growth: for our business, the user and our people. You’ll constantly teach and be taught at Avvo.

In addition to our unbeatable culture, we offer highly competitive pay, an amazing benefit package (we pay 100% of our employee premium costs and 50% of their dependents - plus 100% of your medical deductible), three weeks of vacation your first year (with time to actually use it) - and more!

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

Salesforce Administrator

Avvo’s sales team has doubled in the last six months and we are looking for a strong, energetic Salesforce Administrator to join our organization. This individual will partner with the sales leadership and operations team in supporting the day-to-day Salesforce operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Avvo Sales Operations, Inside Sales and Client Relations by managing the Salesforce CRM application
  • Create and maintain user roles, security, profiles, workflow rules, etc.
  • Maintain the functional areas of data management, contacts, leads, campaigns, opportunities, quotes, dashboards and reports
  • Identify Salesforce usage problems and craft technical/communication plans to remedy
  • Manage ongoing support requests and administrative needs of users
  • Develop reports, dashboards and processes to continuously monitor data quality and integrity
  • Provide prompt and complete resolution to technical challenges and business issues
  • Write and deliver a training manual for all new and existing sales employees within Avvo
  • Synthesize requirements and design solutions that solve Avvo employee needs

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of relevant experience with SalesForce
  • 3+ years of relevant technical and functional experience in application development
  • This role is highly visible – candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator highly preferred
  • Knowledge of business processes (sales, marketing, service, support)
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong abilities to prioritize, multi-task and perform effectively under pressure

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

Help Desk Specialist

Avvo is looking to expand its Helpdesk team! The Helpdesk Specialist is responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining the corporate desktops and laptops in use by Avvo. Our ideal candidate will be well versed in Windows and Mac OS X technical support, able to replace internal computer components, and experienced managing Active Directory users.

Responsibilities:

  • Field incoming help requests from end users via ticketing system, telephone or walk-up in a courteous manner
  • Ability to prioritize and schedule tasks in a high-volume environment. Escalate problems (when required) to the appropriate resource
  • Build rapport and elicit problem details from employees of varying levels of technical knowledge
  • Record, track, and document the help desk problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution
  • Diagnose and resolve unique, non-recurring problems
  • Set-up complete computer systems for new employees, from image to employee desk
  • Provide support for mixed platform environment: Win7, Mac OS, Android, IOS, tablets, laptops, desktops and VOIP phone system
  • Support of Audio/Video for meetings, conference rooms and company events with all levels of staff
  • Train end users on software and various other applications and hardware
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Minimum Technical Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in a corporate Helpdesk team environment
  • Previous experience with setup, configuration, troubleshooting of Windows and MAC OS desktop/laptop hardware and software
  • Knowledge of various email clients and productivity software
  • Knowledgeable in Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, NTFS share permissions, Google Apps a plus
  • Excellent written e-correspondence and verbal communication skills

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

Linux System Administrator

The Avvo DevOps team is expanding and we're looking to add a Linux System Administrator to help enhance the performance and reliability of Avvo services. The ideal candidate is a seasoned Linux System Administrator with the desire to delve into a DevOps role. He or she will have at least 3 years as a mid-level Linux System Administrator, some professional coding experience and familiarity with the production side of IT.

Position Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience administrating Linux Servers (Ubuntu or Debian preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL, including replication
  • Ability to replace components of a rack server and diagnose hardware issues
  • Knowledge of BASH scripting
  • Previous experience supporting and working closely with developers
  • Experience administering XenServer and/or libvirt virtualized environments desired

Bonus Experience:

  • Experience with Ruby or Python
  • HAProxy load balancing
  • Ruby Programming, Ruby on Rails administration
  • Cisco Switch and Firewall configuration
  • Knowledge of Soir, Redis and/or Memcached

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

Data Warehouse Engineer (3 to 6 month CONTRACT)

We are looking for talented and highly motivated Data Warehouse Engineer that can build lead and support the business by delivering high quality solutions for the Enterprise Data Warehouse. As the Data Warehouse Engineer, you would be responsible for 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 above or email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@avvo.com mentioning the position in the subject.

Data Engineer (Big Data)

Avvo is looking for a Data Engineer to join its BI/Data Warehouse team. This position will be responsible for building next generation Business Intelligence solutions using Big Data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark. You will be delivering actionable intelligence and present them through rich visualization. The ideal candidate will also have familiarity integrating SaaS platforms (like AdWords, Google Analytics, Sales Force, Exact Target etc.)

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, or similar technical field.
  • 4+ years of related work experience (data engineering or data warehousing)
  • Strong experience in SQL programming
  • 2+ year experience with at least one programming language (Python, Java, or Scala)
  • Strong problem solving and data analysis skills
  • Experience in designing and deploying production supported dimensional models, star schemas, and/or data marts will be added advantage
  • Experience with Hadoop ecosystem strongly preferred Hive, Oozie, Sqoop, HBase, Impala, Spark.

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

Software Test Engineer

Avvo is looking for a Software Test Engineer to partner with existing development, design and product teams in the creation and execution of a new product for 2015.

Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of testing in an important new business unit
  • Working as an integral part of multi-discipline software SWAT team
  • Review / Edit / Author test plans / specifications
  • Triage of new bugs and review of old bugs
  • Rapid testing for immediate deployments
  • Overview / auditing of offshore testing needs

Requirements:

  • Overall software testing experience 3+ years (STE or SDET)
  • Experience writing test cases and test plans
  • Experience reporting bugs
  • Great communication skills - written and verbal
  • SQL
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, a related field or equivalent experience

Nice to have:

  • Internet/Web industry testing experience (bonus points for eCommerce experience)
  • Mobile app testing
  • Advanced SQL
  • Some experience writing code (bonus points for Rails / Ruby)
  • Experience with test automation frameworks (bonus points for Selenium)
  • Experience with security Testing

Your past experience is important, but not as important as your motivation and creativity. We will provide the environment and the guidance needed to grow your skill set!

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