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Smart, happy people build amazing companies.

Smart, happy people build amazing companies.

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

Insights Analyst

Avvo is looking for an Insights 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.

Big Data Engineer

Avvo is looking for a Big 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)

Core 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
  • Strong problem solving and data analysis skills
  • Experience in designing and deploying production supported dimensional models, star schemas, and/or data marts.
  • 2+ years of experience with Hadoop specifically with Hive

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Impala and passion for latest technologies, particularly Spark strongly preferred
  • 2+ years of experience with high-level programming languages (Java, Python, Scala strongly preferred)
  • 1+ years of experience in report building, dashboard on Tableau

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 Developer - Infrastructure/Data

Avvo is looking for passionate developers to work on our Big Data pipeline. You will work with a smart, driven team to transform Big Data into applications and services that help delight, connect, and inspire users. In this role you have the opportunity to solve complex problems with the latest open source technologies.

Core Qualifications:

  • 2+ years proven experience building, debugging, and optimizing complex distributed systems or backend services.
  • Craftsmanship in distributed or data flow programming (Spark preferred, Cascading/Scalding, Crunch) with a preference towards Scala.
  • Hunger for latest open source platform is a must.
  • Collaborative, quick to learn and a drive for results with the balance between quality and quantity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understand and deliver results with reliability, scale and performance optimizations.
  • Demonstrated history working with open source projects.
  • Established history with Big Data technologies. Production engineering with Hadoop ecosystem, BDAS applications strongly preferred. (HBase, Spark/MLlib/GraphX, Kafka)

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 Recruiter

Avvo is looking for a Technical Recruiter to support our technology and R&D team growth. This individual will be responsible for working with hiring managers from a recruiting and strategic standpoint.

Who You Are:

  • A driven full-cycle Recruiter who is passionate about sourcing, candidate engagement and closing positions to grow Avvo
  • Quick to acclimate to the business needs behind every Avvo position; someone with strong interpersonal skills to work with all technical hiring managers and collaborate with HR
  • A credible resource and go-to for your technical audience. Are you comfortable “talking dev" or do you just throw around keywords you’ve memorized? (P.S. We hope for the former, not the latter!)
  • A strong Boolean searcher who can multi-task on posting, sourcing and driving engagement with passive candidates
  • Representation of Avvo’s personality from position conception to placement – “honest, fearless, human"

A Successful Candidate:

  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to connect and build relationships with the elusive technical community
  • You are organized, work with a strong sense of urgency and can quickly prioritize when presented with a list of all ‘top priority’ situations
  • You hold the strong communication skills and business acumen necessary to interact with candidates, hiring managers and senior leaders within the technology organization
  • You provide a high touch experience with candidates and hiring managers alike. You don’t let things fall through the cracks and are extremely diligent about follow up
  • You are a strong team player, a self-starter, have an entrepreneurial spirit and are a problem solver at heart

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree required
  • In-house recruiting experience required
  • Minimum 2 years in a recruiter function; technical recruiting experience a huge plus
  • Successful history sourcing passive candidates in and out of the state
  • Technology proficient; you know the basics and can pick up new systems/processes seamlessly
  • Previous experience with Applicant Tracking Systems a plus
  • Recruiting experience for start-ups and/or technology companies preferred

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.

Software Developer

We're looking for great software developers to help us connect people with the legal help they need.

About You:

  • 3+ years of web development experience (in frameworks such as Rails, Django, node.js, Angular, Boostrap).
  • Strong CS fundamentals: A good knowledge of data modeling, object-oriented design, and algorithms.
  • You've worked closely with non-devs (designers, PMs, user researchers, etc.) to ship a great product.
  • You want to grow, and you're constantly finding small ways to improve all the work you do.
  • You love to mentor and be mentored. You live by the philosophy that everyone has something to teach you.
  • You're addicted to shipping, solving problems, and making everything better.

Ideally, you'd have:

  • Contributions to open-source projects.
  • A BS in Computer Science (or a related field).
  • Experience shipping web applications in Ruby/Rails.
  • A passion for quality. You take pride in keeping your bug count low and your Code Climate score high.
  • A strong focus on the people who use your software. Even when it makes things harder to build.

About the team:

  • We mostly run on Rails, but have brought in technologies like Go, Angular.js, Scala, and Sinatra. We're open to using the right technologies for what we build.
  • We iterate quickly, and ship multiple times a day.
  • We work in small teams with product managers and designers, and help shape the products we'll be building from day 1.
  • We have a strong tradition of supporting open source. Projects like resque_scheduler, robut, resque_unit, and jsonapiclient were all extracted from our codebase, and we've contributed patches back to Rails.

Right now, you have an opportunity to join the team while it’s still on the small side, and grow your career faster than you would at almost any other company. You'll be able to help shape our dev organization and define our culture.

Companies in our position are rare, and joining a company like ours will be one of the most memorable parts of your life.

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.

Sr. Accountant

Avvo is looking to add a Senior Accountant to our growing finance team. We are looking for candidates who are excited to take on new challenges and grow their skills in a fast paced and dynamic environment. This position offers a high-level of independence, professional growth and the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team. The Senior Accountant will report to the Director of Finance. This successful candidate will have a high level accountability, integrity, judgment, teamwork, and attention to detail.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support month-end close functions including preparing journal entries, reconciliations, supporting schedules and analyses as needed
  • Prepare, summarize and communicate financial results including variance analysis and accounting issues
  • Coordinate and prepare presentation materials for monthly close meetings
  • Assist with preparing for financial statement audits, including providing supporting documentation, preparing audit schedules and financial statements
  • Assist with various accounting initiatives, including new system implementations and enhancements
  • Improve internal controls and work processes to protect company assets and ensure the accuracy of monthly financial reporting
  • Use accounting concepts, experience, analytical skills, and industry knowledge to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Provide creativity and critical thinking, which inspires innovation and propels team members beyond the status quo
  • Assist with quarterly state tax reporting and preparation of annual tax returns.
  • Various ad hoc projects.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting (preferred)
  • CPA – preferred
  • 3-7 years of total professional experience (preferably mix of public accounting and private accounting for sizable high-tech company)
  • 2+ years public accounting experience – preferred (Big 4 experience is a plus)
  • Understanding of US GAAP and accounting concepts
  • Ability and desire to optimize business processes and the use of technology
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work in a demanding environment balancing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Detail oriented, with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage change, accepting the challenges in managing our fast paced growth
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and ability to work with large amount of data
  • Experience with ERP software (NetSuite preferred)

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.

Sr. Financial Analyst

Avvo is looking for a versatile Senior Financial Analyst to join our newly created FP&A team, reporting to the Director of FP&A. This position will be a critical part of the core FP&A function and will exercise a high level of independence, accountability, teamwork, good judgment, and attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drives the development of accurate and timely budgets, forecasts and long-range plans
  • Participates in the preparation of financial presentations for Board meetings, monthly performance reports and budget/forecast discussions
  • Proactively analyzing and evaluating the business; identifying key operating trends, opportunities for growth and more prudent expense management
  • Builds strong cross-functional relationships to better influence decision making
  • Assesses and implements process improvement opportunities in the financial planning cycle
  • Provides monthly financial results analysis and reporting
  • Creates new analysis and reporting as needed, providing relevant recommendations
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and/or business
  • 4+ years financial analysis experience
  • Experience in developing business/financial models and metrics
  • Ability to drive structure and clarity out of ambiguity
  • Highly curious
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • High comfort level with financial systems and Excel

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.

Sales Finance Manager

Avvo is looking for a versatile Sales Finance Manager to join our newly created FP&A team, reporting to the Director of FP&A. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the sales financial function from defining life-time-value of our customers, to trending churn rate, to accurate sales commissions. This person will be the key finance partner for our sales team and helping to drive the company’s rapid growth and operational rigor. This position will exercise a high level of independence, accountability, teamwork, good judgment, and attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Innovate how we think about efficiency metrics. Own the definition, data accuracy and integrity of revenue and sales metrics;
  • Develop and apply financial quantitative and qualitative analysis to support forecasting and business decision
  • Identify operational process issues and opportunities to improve over-all sales efficiency
  • Provide in-depth analysis on sales productivity and efficiency and revenue by market, geo, sales rep, product, time, customer age, etc.
  • Help develop and implement sales compensation plans that drive the profitability and success of the company
  • Provide insight into key revenue drivers and levers
  • Drive insights into customer behavior, churn and life-time-value (LTV)
  • Own monthly revenue and churn reporting package
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and/or business
  • 4+ years financial analysis experience, particularly in the sales space
  • Experience in developing business/financial models and metrics
  • Proven ability to navigate multiple financial systems
  • Ability to drive structure and clarity out of ambiguity
  • Highly curious
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • High comfort level with data management and Excel

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.

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.

Business Analyst

Avvo is seeking an experienced professional with a proven track record of success in business analysis. You are an organized self-starter with a keen business sense who loves digging into data to understand trends and performance. You have SQL query and excellent Excel and Tableau skills and the ability to analyze data to identify opportunities for growth and effectively communicate them internally. You are also a team player, excel in a fast-paced environment and want to join a company with significant growth potential and the opportunity to continue to build your skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support business units, marketing and product management in the development of strategic shortand longterm performance models
  • Work with data science team to analyze traffic and advertising inventory growth and serve as a conduit between sales, product and marketing to maximize growth opportunities
  • Work with the data science team to develop and measure performance of marketing initiatives, including TV advertising and online marketing campaigns
  • Perform analysis and modeling for partnership opportunities
  • Develop dashboards and reports that enable stakeholders to effectively track key performance indicators such as ROI, traffic, product adoption and revenue growth as well as the key growth triggers and trends
  • Deliver presentations to senior leadership on performance vs. goals
  • Perform ad hoc modeling, reporting and business analysis related to existing and potential new products

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ business and/or financial analyst experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in online marketing or ecommerce is a big plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or related field; MBA a plus
  • SQL query skills and expertise with Excel and Tableau
  • Experience with search marketing and web site analytics platforms such as Google Analytics
  • Excellent project management, verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoys rolling up sleeves and working with fellow team members to get the job done

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.

Business Development Manager

Avvo is seeking an exceptional business development professional in a high profile role to drive partnership opportunities that fuel Avvo’s ongoing growth. You will collaborate closely with external partners and internal stakeholders to execute partnerships in support of Avvo’s advertising and consumer services businesses. We are looking for a high performing BD generalist who is adept at hunting and closing prospects, analyzing opportunities and negotiating agreements. This position has a high level of visibility, and you will need to be a strong leader, able to communicate clearly and compellingly internally and externally. We are looking for someone who is ready to roll-up their sleeves and tackle an interesting and challenging opportunity.

Responsibilities:

  • Prospect, close, and manage business development partnerships that drive traffic, contacts or other key metrics in support of Avvo’s advertising business
  • Develop and execute on a partnership strategy designed to drive adoption of Avvo Advisor, Avvo’s new flagship consumer product.
  • Work with the analytics and finance teams to develop forecasts and methods for testing deal assumptions
  • Support Avvo’s product teams in licensing or other deals that improve Avvo’s consumer experience
  • Present and articulate complex concepts to cross functional audiences.
  • Evaluate new inbound prospects
  • Identify and propose creative new partnership opportunities or structures

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years relevant experience in business development at a consumer internet company
  • Expertise in online advertising
  • Familiarity with online directories is a plus
  • Track record of excellence and delivering results
  • Very strong teamwork skills and proven ability to partner across an organization to get stuff done
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and influence C-level executives
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Passion for working with external partners and growing businesses
  • Strong analytic and project management skills
  • Overall, a highly driven, results-orientated, creative, intellectually curious, problem solver who enjoys working with partners
  • Bachelor’s degree and willingness to travel up to 40% required.

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.

Consumer Marketing Manager

Avvo is looking for an innovative Consumer Marketing Manager to bring his or her passion for consumer products and marketing to life by ensuring our products are communicated to the right audiences with the right message. You have deep experience in the B2C space and a track record of driving consumer adoption. In this key role, you’ll work closely with the product and marketing teams to help shape the strategy, refine the product, define the consumer narrative, and execute on user adoption and retention campaigns. The ideal candidate will be flexible, creative, analytical, and able to drive projects through to completion by inspiring and gaining consensus across teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leverage consumer research to define consumer target audience and develop product positioning
  • Develop and test value propositions to ensure marketing messages land with consumers
  • Work with public relations to devise and execute on awareness campaigns, including creative experiential campaigns
  • Develop and manage paid online campaigns, including affiliate programs, video and content marketing, designed to drive awareness and user acquisition
  • Lead the go-marketing-strategy development and team with product and marketing owners to execute on the plan
  • Develop customer retention strategies and programs
  • Work with business development to define and execute on an partnership and affiliate strategy designed to drive consumer adoption of Avvo products
  • Analyze and report marketing campaign performance metrics on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in progressive consumer marketing roles
  • Proven track record driving consumer user adoption
  • Strong analytical skills, including use of Google Analytics, and a passion for driving marketing strategy from customer insights
  • Self-starter with excellent communications, leadership and collaboration skills
  • Track record of creative thinking and innovative approaches that drive results
  • Mobile app marketing experience is a big 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.

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.

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 operations and leadership 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, campaigns, accounts, 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

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with SalesForce
  • This role is highly visible – candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator is a bonus
  • 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.