My Recent High-Tech Career Recruiting Event…Jr. Software Developer, Director of Marketing, Email Marketing Manager and Affiliate Managers needed in Austin!

Posted on August 9, 2008. Filed under: -- Austin Related, -- Uncategorized, -- What MOLLY's Up To, Pictures | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


My friend Jim is the founder and CEO of the Lending Tree of Insurance, Allwebleads.com– a very cool, profitable company with a bunch of software guys. They’re growing rapidly and in are in need of a Jr. Software Developer with .Net and C# experience, a Director of Marketing, an Affiliate Manager, and an Email Marketing Manager.

Being self-employed allows me to get involved with things like this…Here I am at a High-Tech Career Night Fair event where I served as a recruiter for Allwebleads.com.   The woman to your right was there also as a recruiter as well. She was there independently and was snagging people from the booths even though she never paid for booth space. There were a bunch of people there that did that, including this one gal I recognized from a group I’m a member of.  Anyway, here in this picture, we were waiting in line for some food—I got the jalapeno poppers and then took the jalapeno out, gulping up all of the cheese instead, and everyone thought that was the darn funniest thing. Ha.  These same people also enjoyed chicken wings, but unfortunately I have issues eating things off of bones so I stuck with the poppers…I love chicken though. Something about nawing off the bone just grosses me out, ya know? Makes it seem a little too real and caveman-ish for me. I wish I didn’t feel this way because I’d incorporate things like ribs into my diet. Can’t pass up the free smells though. 

By the way, I’m still trying to help them out, so please let me know if you’ve got a hot lead for me. I’ll reward you handsomely, and will be sure to fill your piggy bank until it explodes. I promise it will be enough to pay your mortgage for a month or two. It’s a win for you, a win for me, a win for the new hire, and a win for Jim. Awesome.

The company offers VERY competitive salaries and benefits, free beer, flexible schedules, and a cool work environment, just to name a few perks. 

Here’s a bit more…

http://tinyurl.com/6olkr8

Are you on Linkedin?  View my linkedin page and see how we’re connected! http://www.linkedin.com/in/mollygreaves

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY: (AWESOME COMPANY TO WORK FOR BY THE WAY)
All Web Leads, Inc. is one of the most successful online lead generation providers to the US insurance industry. Our amazing team of extremely talented and successful individuals uses internet marketing to turn consumer interest in insurance products into policy sales for most of the largest insurance carriers (and their agents) in the world. Our growth over the past several years has been remarkable. We are a tight-knit team with a fast paced, energetic, and entrepreneurial company culture. We are highly profitable and Austin-based. We provide competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a fun and collaborative work environment.
Please send ONLY QUALIFIED resumes to greaves.molly@gmail.com
Anything spam I’ll report so make sure it’s just good old resumes you send me.
***Make sure the resumes are qualified for the positions, and not OVER qualified either. That’s been a problem with the Junior Software Developer position. We’ve gotten tons of people with 7+ years, which is too many for the position. The person would be bored and would want more salary, even though the salary is GREAT, but only GREAT for a JR. Developer, not Sr. level, ya know?
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
We are currently seeking a Director of Marketing to design, develop, and manage our marketing strategy. This person will utilize an array of marketing channels (print, email, conferences, trade shows, website, etc) to build our brand, grow our customer network, and enhance communications with all vendors, partners, and customers.    Responsibilities:        

1. Design & Deploy Marketing Plan
a. Create, implement, and measure the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications, and PR plan. Plan should utilize on and off line marketing campaigns and tactics to build the brand, generate sales leads, build strategic partnerships, and increase number of customers.
b. Develop/implement demand creation and lead generation strategies to support customer acquisition in order to aggressively grow leads and customers.
c. Design budget. Determine resources needed for the plan and create budgets for all marketing projects.
d. Purchase advertising and track effectiveness of ad spend.
e. Planning and management of all marketing communications in support of branding and business development initiatives.
f. Track results. Create metrics for measuring success of all marketing programs including but not limited to modeling of Customer Acquisition Costs, Lifetime Value, and Return on Ad Spend Investment.
g. Make staffing decisions and manage the Marketing budget.
h. Actively participate in and contribute to strategic brainstorming sessions.
2. Develop Marketing Materials
a. Develop electronic and printed marketing materials such as brochures, sales letters, speeches, direct mail, email campaigns, newsletters, magazine ads, SWAG, and stationary.
b. Publicity, including press release writing and placement, special event planning and management, and feature article writing and placement.
3. Manage Online Presence
a. Oversee website development. Work with web developer, graphic designer, and content writer to enhance online presence. Ensure that web based content backs up and extends overall marketing message. Research and contribute ways to add value to online customer experience.
b. Use internet marketing techniques to promote product and brand. Monitor blogs and read industry journals and articles. Join relevant internet groups. Purchase advertising space.
c. Execute and expand online marketing initiatives through email campaigns, affinity programs, content placement, viral marketing, and website promotion.
d. Develop and implement search engine optimization strategy in order to maximize organic search rankings.
4. Tradeshow and Conference Research and Coordination
a. Coordinate convention scheduling and planning. Provide sales collateral and generate ad copy to support convention representatives.
b. Business conference management and participation, including exhibition planning, development and merchandising.
c. Special event planning, execution and management, including seminars, teleconferences, and networking events.
d. Presentation planning, writing, and development.
e. Relationship development, including networking at conferences and other industry events, one-on-one business development calls.
5. Brand Development
a. Planning and management of corporate brand building initiatives. Protect and grow brand identity on and off line.
b. Develop and implement strategic Viral Marketing and supporting media plans, in order to ensure expanded brand awareness.
6. Market Research & Strategy Planning
a. Research opportunities to expand product line and develop supporting marketing campaigns and promotions.
b. Collaborative involvement with the executive team in strategic market planning. (new products, services and business development initiatives)

Requirements:

1. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a corporate marketing role with hands-on involvement in marketing communications.
2. Highly organized self-starter.
3. Ability to operate independently and in a team environment with little supervision.
4. Excellent project management and organizational skills.
5. Strong written & oral communications and presentations skills.
6. Ability to set priorities, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in a changing environment.
7. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and PowerPoint.
8. Outstanding conceptual and visual design skills.
9. Understanding of website development process and HTML.
10. Ability to travel when needed.

Hours: Full-Time
This job is salaried.

Listed at Austin, TX.
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EMAIL MARKETING MANAGER
The email marketing manager is responsible for all aspects of email marketing. You will work closely with the web marketing team to generate both B2C and well as B2B sales leads. Additionally, you will assist in the design and coordination of our email newsletter, customer feedback campaigns, and customer referral programs. You should be the expert on all matters related to email marketing including tools, technology, best practices, white lists, email marketing laws, graphics design, ad copy creation, A/B testing, metrics gathering and analysis. This person will report directly to the Chief Marketing Officer.    Responsibilities:        

1. Be an all around expert on email marketing. Advise executive team and marketing organization of potential changes to email marketing through researching legal rulings, technical advancements, best practices, and new software releases.
2. Manage all email marketing projects from start to finish. Design graphics, copywriting, messaging, A/B testing, metrics monitoring, and maintenance.
3. Manage and grow email subscriber lists. Create lead generation campaigns, newsletters, surveys, customer loyalty programs, etc.
4. Research and propose new ways to monetize email database (cross sells, affiliate offers, etc).
5. Design more efficient ways to increase conversions on campaigns with demographic/ geographic/psychographic segmentation, personalization, targeting, and testing.
6. Analyze deliverability and maintain good standing with isps, email providers, and spam detectors.
7. Research and experiment with cutting edge email software. Define requirements for any custom software that should be developed by in-house engineering team to increase email marketing campaign performance.
8. Manage any external vendors and resources as needed.

Requirements:

1. Expert knowledge of email marketing best practices, software packages, legal regulations, spam laws, and overall list management strategies.
2. Minimum of three years working on email campaigns and five years general web marketing experience.
3. Experience managing successful email campaigns including content development, targeting, analysis of metrics, and testing and tweaking of graphics and messages
4. Understanding of basic internet programming languages such as HTML, JavaScript, and PHP.
5. Knowledge of internet protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, IMAP/POP, and SMTP.
6. Highly detail oriented. A “number cruncher”.
7. Thorough understanding of KPIs and analytics for measuring success of email campaigns and optimizing their effectiveness.
8. Proficiency in graphics manipulation programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia products.
9. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Hours: Full-Time
This job is salaried.

Listed at Austin, TX.
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AFFILIATE MANAGER
We are seeking a highly motivated, focused, entrepreneurial and proactive Affiliate Manager. The Affiliate Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the Affiliate Program. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in a wide variety of online marketing techniques including affiliate marketing, search marketing and email marketing.
Responsibilities:
1. Identify and recruit top producing affiliates. Build and maintain relationships with them. Respond to questions and requests
2. Identify, contact, and facilitate the integration into multiple affiliate networks and manage those relationships on a long-term basis
3. Research and analyze the affiliate industry in general. Identify trends and tools that can positively or negatively affect the affiliate program
4. Actively consult with key affiliates on an ongoing basis to increase their productivity by recommending and implementing best practices or promoting additional products 
5. Negotiate payout structures on a cost per lead basis
6. Define and hit monthly revenue goals for Affiliate program
7. Analyze conversion rates on offers and landing pages. Improve performance of Affiliate program and top performing affiliates through data analysis and continuous improvement of graphics, ad copy, landing pages, and messages
8. Manage communications between engineering to ensure all deliverables are met
9. Monitor and control quality for all incoming affiliate leads and provide feedback to improve quality
10. Interface with email marketing department to ensure proper usage of suppression lists, CAN-SPAM compliance, and email best practices for affiliates
11. Analyze reporting and affiliate feedback to recommend strategic improvements
12. Monitor marketing activities of affiliates to ensure policy and legal compliance
Requirements:
1. At least five years experience with web marketing techniques and strategies
2. Expert in online marketing. Solid grasp of pay per click, search engine optimization, email marketing and affiliate marketing strategies
3. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
4. Excellent problem solving abilities
5. Highly organized and detail oriented
6. Strong math and negotiation skills
7. Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.    Hours: Full-Time
This job is salaried.        

Listed at Austin, TX.
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Junior Software Developer    We are currently seeking a .NET application developer to help enhance our rapidly growing software platform. You will be joining our existing development team, focusing primarily on developing and enhancing our in-house backend applications. Responsibilities will include gathering requirements and designing architectures for new components, implementing enhancements and fixing bugs for existing applications, implementing an automated test environment for our mission critical applications, complex data analysis and technical problem solving, and developing and executing test plans for new releases. Successful candidates will communicate well with teammates, be proactive, self-motivated and able to rapidly adapt to changes in project priority and adoption of new technologies. They will be comfortable with an agile, fast-paced development environment and must be able develop innovative, reliable solutions to ever changing business challenges.         

Our platform leverages .NET technologies, particularly C# and client-side SOAP web services, as well as MSSQL database, MySQL, PHP, Linux, and Apache. 

Requirements 
1. Minimum three years software development experience
2. Minimum one year application development experience with .NET and C#
3. Solid understanding of object oriented programming concepts
4. Experience with SOAP web services
5. Working knowledge of SQL and relational database concepts
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills
7. Ability to work well independently or in a team setting

Hours: Full-Time
This job is salaried.
Listed at Austin, TX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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