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YourVersion is Hiring Rockstars!

Want to help build the world's best discovery engine? Want to become a key member of a small, high-caliber team?

YourVersion gives customers the best way to discover and share personalized, relevant web content related to their interests. YourVersion launched to the public in September 2009 at the TechCrunch50 Conference, where we won the People's Choice Award. YourVersion is located in downtown Palo Alto, California.

The CEO and co-founder of YourVersion, Dan Olsen, has over 19 years of high-tech experience and led product management for Quicken and Friendster. He has a technical background, a Stanford MBA, and has advised many early-stage web startups. He is passionate about building successful, large-scale consumer sites. Dan has spoken at several conferences including the O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Expo; you can view his presentations online. For more details, you can view Dan Olsen's LinkedIn profile.

We are open to both full-time and part-time/moonlighting team members. If you're a rockstar who wants to help build the world's best discovery engine, send your resume.


Current Job Listings

Marketing
Developers
Technical Interns

Director / VP of Online Marketing

Overview

          The Director / VP of Online Marketing will have sole responsibility for acquiring new users.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute YourVersion's user acquisition strategy
  • Develop and execute YourVersion's social media strategy and tactics, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Own the YourVersion blog and be the primary author
  • Drive PR efforts directly with the press/bloggers and with a PR agency
  • Write compelling copy for the website and all marketing communications
  • Create and send monthly email newsletter to users to keep them informed and engaged
  • Establish promotional partnerships with other companies
  • Analyze the performance metrics of all online marketing efforts
  • Manage one or more marketing interns
  • Work with CEO to enhance the YourVersion product to improve conversion rate and customer retention

Requirements

  • 5+ years online marketing experience, with a track record of delivering solid results for new user acquisition
  • A passion for online marketing with a results-oriented approach
  • Strong copy writing skills, able to write compelling copy for customers
  • Expertise in social media
  • Experience managing a company Twitter account
  • Experience managing a company Facebook page
  • Experience driving press/blogger coverage
  • Proficiency with Google Analytics
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to extract insights to iterate and improve marketing program performance
  • Experience optimizing landing pages and conversion funnels
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Go-getter: you figure out what needs to be done vs. having to be told
  • Can see the big picture but also zoom down into details
  • Customer-centric perspective
  • Good team player: ability to work well with others to achieve a common goal
  • BA or equivalent

Bonus points for

  • MBA or other relevant Master's degree
  • Experience with Google Website Optimizer or equivalent product
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks or equivalent product
  • Knowledge of HTML

Send your resume.


Marketing Intern

Responsibilities

  • Help to drive user acquisition and user retention
  • Brainstorm, creating, and implementing marketing programs
  • Assist in email marketing campaigns and analyzing results
  • Write copy for the YourVersion website, blog, and emails
  • Contribute to social media marketing on Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Track and analyzing marketing metrics
  • Perform competitive analysis
  • Help to create videos for marketing and product demos

Requirements

  • Customer-centric perspective
  • Familiarity with marketing principles
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter: you don't need much supervision
  • Good team player: ability to work well with others to achieve a common goal
  • You can see the big picture but can also zoom down into the details
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations

Bonus points for

  • Passion for consumer web applications and the discovery/recommendation engine space
  • Prior marketing, web, or start-up experience
  • Ability to create/edit images (Photoshop, Fireworks, etc.)
  • Ability to create/edit webpages (HTML/CSS)

Send your resume.


iPad / iPhone Developer

Responsibilities

  • Create a great product that our customers love
  • Work directly with CEO to design features
  • Work with other developers to deliver functionality that is compelling and easy to use
  • Identify new feature ideas and contribute to product roadmap

Requirements

  • Proficiency with Objective C and Xcode
  • Familiarity with the latest iOS SDK
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Self-starter: you don't need much supervision
  • Good team player: ability to work well with others to achieve a common goal
  • You can see the big picture but also zoom down into the details
  • You value easy-to-use products, customer feedback, and usability testing

Bonus points for

  • Passion for the discovery/recommendation engine space
  • Aptitude for good UI design
  • Proficiency using Subversion (SVN)
  • Working knowledge of PHP and MySQL

Send your resume.


PHP/MySQL Web Developer

Responsibilities

  • Create a great product that our customers love
  • Work directly with CEO to design features that help users discover great content
  • Work with a front-end developer (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) to deliver functionality that is compelling and easy to use
  • Own, extend, and improve the architecture and database schema as needed
  • Ensure good site uptime, performance, and scalability

Requirements

  • At least 5 years developing customer-facing features in PHP and MySQL
  • Experience developing for large-scale consumer websites
  • Proficiency with MVC and object-oriented programming
  • Expertise creating, configuring, and optimizing MySQL databases and queries
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Go-getter: you figure out what needs to be done vs. having to be told
  • Can see the big picture but also zoom down into details
  • Proficiency using Subversion (SVN)
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent

Bonus points for

  • Sysadmin/Ops skills
  • Proficiency in information retrieval, data mining, and machine learning/AI
  • Startup experience
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, AJAX, and/or XUL
  • Passion for the discovery/recommendation engine space
  • Expertise with CakePHP, Symfony, or Zend frameworks
  • Familiarity with parsing and publishing RSS and Atom feeds

Send your resume.


Front-end Web Developer (JavaScript/AJAX, XHMTL, & CSS)

Responsibilities

  • Create a great product that our customers love
  • Work directly with CEO to design features that help users discover great content
  • Work with PHP/MySQL developers to deliver functionality
  • Ensure features are compelling, easy to use, and follow good UI design principles
  • Ensure features work properly across A-grade browsers (IE, Firefox, Safari)

Requirements

  • At least 3 years coding customer-facing features
  • Experience developing for large-scale consumer websites
  • Proven experience writing cross-browser, standards-compliant XHTML and CSS
  • Proficient with JavaScript, AJAX, DOM, JSON, and XML
  • Experience with Prototype, Scriptaculous, YUI, or equivalent frameworks
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Go-getter: you figure out what needs to be done vs. having to be told
  • Can see the big picture but also zoom down into details
  • Proficiency using Subversion (SVN)
  • BS in Computer Science, Graphic Design or equivalent

Bonus points for

  • Startup experience
  • Passion for the discovery/recommendation engine space
  • Strong Fireworks, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator skills
  • Strong UI design skills
  • Experience developing Firefox extensions (XUL)

Send your resume.


Firefox Toolbar Developer (XUL)

Responsibilities

  • Create a great product that our customers love
  • Work directly with CEO to design features that help users discover great content
  • Extend the functionality of the current YourVersion v1 Firefox toolbar

Requirements

  • Experience developing Firefox toolbars/extensions
  • Experience with Firefox extensions that work with server APIs
  • Proficiency with XUL, JavaScript, and HTML
  • Proficiency with XML and DOM
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency using Subversion (SVN)
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent

Bonus points for

  • Startup experience
  • Proficiency in PHP and/or MySQL
  • Passion for the discovery/recommendation engine space

Send your resume.


Internet Explorer Toolbar Developer

Responsibilities

  • Create a great product that our customers love
  • Work directly with CEO to design features that help users discover great content
  • Complete the functionality for v1 of the YourVersion IE toolbar (which is 90% complete)
  • Develop future versions of the YourVersion IE toolbar

Requirements

  • Experience developing Internet Explorer toolbars
  • Experience with Internet Explorer toolbars that work with server APIs
  • Proficiency in C++ Windows development
  • Proficiency in XML
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency using Subversion (SVN)
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent

Bonus points for

  • Startup experience
  • Proficiency in PHP and/or MySQL
  • Passion for the discovery/recommendation engine space

Send your resume.


Web Programming Intern

Responsibilities

  • Create a great product that our customers love
  • Work directly with CEO to design features
  • Work with other developers to deliver functionality that is compelling and easy to use
  • Identify new feature ideas and contribute to product roadmap

Requirements

  • Proficiency with PHP, MySQL, JavaScript/AJAX, XHTML, and/or CSS
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Self-starter: you don't need much supervision
  • Good team player: ability to work well with others to achieve a common goal
  • You can see the big picture but also zoom down into the details
  • You value easy-to-use products, customer feedback, and usability testing

Bonus points for

  • Proficiency in information retrieval, data mining, and machine learning/AI
  • Passion for the discovery/recommendation engine space
  • Aptitude for good UI design
  • Proficiency using Subversion (SVN)

Send your resume.


iPad / iPhone Programming Intern

Responsibilities

  • Create a great product that our customers love
  • Work directly with CEO to design features
  • Work with other developers to deliver functionality that is compelling and easy to use
  • Identify new feature ideas and contribute to product roadmap

Requirements

  • Proficiency with Objective C and Xcode
  • Familiarity with the latest iOS SDK
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Self-starter: you don't need much supervision
  • Good team player: ability to work well with others to achieve a common goal
  • You can see the big picture but also zoom down into the details
  • You value easy-to-use products, customer feedback, and usability testing

Bonus points for

  • Passion for the discovery/recommendation engine space
  • Aptitude for good UI design
  • Proficiency using Subversion (SVN)
  • Working knowledge of PHP and MySQL

Send your resume.


QA Intern

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to delivering a great product that our customers love
  • Perform cross-browser QA for new features
  • Create test plans
  • Prioritize bugs
  • Work with developers to deliver high-quality functionality that is compelling and easy to use
  • "Be the customer" and provide user experience feedback
  • Help with investigating and responding to customer support requests and feedback

Requirements

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Thrive in fast-paced environment with quick iterations
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter: you don't need much supervision
  • Good team player: ability to work well with others to achieve a common goal
  • You value easy-to-use products, customer feedback, and usability testing

Bonus points for

  • Experience with Firebug and/or other browser specific debugging tools
  • Experience with unit testing programs (e.g., Selenium)
  • Passion for consumer web products
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript
  • Experience with Google Analytics

Send your resume.


Design Intern

Responsibilities

  • Create a great product that our customers love
  • Work directly with CEO to spec out designs
  • Work with other developers to deliver functionality that is compelling and easy to use
  • Identify new visual design ideas and contribute to the site look and feel

Requirements

  • Strong UI and visual design skills
  • Proficiency with Fireworks, Photoshop, and/or Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience creating graphics optimized for use on the web (e.g., CSS background images)
  • Strong creativity, analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Thrive in fast-paced environments with quick iterations
  • Self-starter: you don't need much supervision
  • Good team player: ability to work well with others to achieve a common goal
  • You value easy-to-use products, customer feedback, and usability testing

Bonus points for

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript
  • Passion for the real-time discovery space
  • Ability to moderate usability testing

Send your resume.