Careers

What It’s Like To Work Here…

The People

Our CEO is Kevin, a squirrelly fellow with a mad obsession for eCommerce. The doctors have actually called it a rare type of neurosis, but we feel the benefit outweighs the danger. When he’s not busting chops, he’s pretty funny. Actually, he’s pretty funny when he’s busting chops, too.

Our COO, Toby, will be your other boss. Think of him as your commander. He’s probably the nicest guy in the office. That said, I heard he once killed a guy in a duel. So, uh, don’t cross him.

Everyone is pretty cool. The office is built around positive and passionate conversation. The people love learning almost as much as they love squabbling about the latest eCommerce developments. I guess that makes us all eCommerce dorks.

The Place

The office is in Charleston, SC., one of the nicest cities on the East Coast. The weather’s awesome, there are a ton of amazing restaurants, everyone is really good-looking, and almost every building is a pastel-colored, historical treasure. The city has been ranked by Forbes as a “Best Place to Look for a Job” and as one of the “World’s Smartest Cities” in terms of strong economic infrastructure. Two years in a row, it was ranked #1 on the America’s Favorite Cities list and last year was ranked #1 for Most Attractive People in America by Travel and Leisure magazine (mostly thanks to the people who work at Blue Acorn). If you’re still not convinced that it’s a pretty cool city, you can find more accolades here.

Our headquarters itself is located in Half-Mile North, the new tech hub of Charleston. We’ve got a huge patio, a full kitchen, a lounge, a creative room, four agile pods, free beverages, and four beers on tap at all times. Plus, we’re just a few months away from nearly doubling our office space.

The Opportunities

Blue Acorn is made up of tight-knit, creative teams who enjoy a collaborative working environment, supportive management, individual development plans along with a competitive benefits package and a work-hard-play-hard culture. We need intelligent, personable, and passionate people to join us in our pursuit to not just build a company, but to build a team that takes pride in their work and delivers exceptional results to our clients (clients like Turner Broadcasting, Everlast, Le Creuset, Rebecca Minkoff, The Franklin Mint, Speck, SmartWool, and Crosman).

Every employee receives a new computer with dual monitors, free parking, health, IRA, disability, competitive salaries, and access to training and mentoring on a variety of subject matter. All that stuff helps to keep us happy. The truth is, we all just like working at a place that appreciates us. If that interests you, fill out one of the forms below a job description and send us a letter declaring your love for eCommerce. Feel free to make it as steamy as you see fit because, as we said, we really love eCommerce.

Our Immediate Needs

Our need:

We’re seeking an online marketer with a red hot passion for onsite optimization. Think Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the rain type of romance. Well, not quite that passionate. We don’t need you getting romantically involved with your new laptop in the rain (they’re not waterproof).

Specifically, we need someone who knows how to use data, testing, and personalization to improve user experience and conversions for eCommerce sites. If hired, you’d collaborate with other members of our team – designers, developers, and analysts – to help our clients drive revenue gains.

So if you like the idea of playing a critical role in the decisions our clients make, and have a relentless drive for continuous improvement, then apply because you’ll probably be a great fit.

What you’ll do:

  • Blue Acorn is a results oriented company. As such, we need an experienced individual who can answer the question “How do I grow revenue?” In other words- we need an OG to hustle for that scrilla.
  • We’re all about conversions at Blue Acorn, the kind that turn window shoppers into customers. You’ll be tasked with creating and executing conversion testing strategies for brands, retailers, and catalogs (aka our clients).
  • At Blue Acorn – data geeks are gods. So have no doubt that collecting, analyzing, and acting on a variety of data inputs – from web analytics, to user behavior, demographic data, and more – will be an essential part of this role.
  • While you’ll be leading our conversion optimization efforts for our clients, we don’t ask any one person to handle the load on their own. You’ll be working alongside other members of the optimization team, as well as a talented group of designers and developers. In order for Blue Acorn to accomplish our goals, it requires everyone on the teams to work together and leverage our collective strengths.
  • Our clients expect us to proactively identify opportunities for improvement, and it is up to our optimization team to always be on the lookout for these opportunities. We need someone to be proactive in presenting those ideas and making a case for them.
  • We have a focus on measuring the impact of everything we do, and will rely on you to identify what should be measured, how it should be measured, and the goals that we’re shooting for. The feedback loop is an essential part of how we identify areas for improvement, so you’ll be responsible for defining and managing user testing campaigns are essential tools for us to collect this data.
  • At Blue Acorn, we pride ourselves on a culture of “continuous improvement” – as such, we’ll need to identify how we can improve the results we deliver to our clients, share with us how you personally can improve, and how the team can improve the relationships we have with our clients.

Things you know/have done:

  • You’ve successfully (and maybe unsuccessfully) helped companies improve their online presence by using the techniques, technologies, and methodologies around website optimization.
  • You’ve successfully answered the question “What do we test?”
  • There are numerous technologies out there that can be used to execute CRO testing – Optimizely, Google Content Experiments / Website Optimizer, Visual Website Optimizer, Adobe Test & Target, etc – we expect you to have used these tools to run tests of your own, and are familiar with the ins and outs of several of them.
  • We’ve never been shy about our love for Avinash Kaushik and Bryan Eisenberg – and we expect nothing less from you. Website optimization is a relatively new field with a lot to learn, and you should be familiar with the teachings of these, and other, sources of “optimization inspiration”
  • MUST be local to Charleston, SC area or be willing to relocate. We are NOT looking for outside companies or contractors – this is a full time position.

Things that will impress us:

  • Google Analytics Certification
  • Experience using full suite marketing optimization tools like Monetate
  • Experience in online marketing, SEO, PPC, SEM
  • eCommerce management experience
  • Copywriting / Writing / Blogging

What you do now:

Our need:

Are you an aspiring Magento Developer? If not, you should be. Did you know that Magento is the most widely used, fastest growing eCommerce platform in the Universe? We specialize in certifying PHP Web Developers with our in-house training program…The Incubator, run by two of the finest Magento dudes around, Greg Harvell and Thomas Slade.

We are seeking multiple experienced PHP Web Developers, who are passionate about developing, and have a strong interest in eCommerce. As a web developer you will possess the ability to produce clean, well-documented, efficient and standard-compliant code along with an eye toward performance optimization.

What you’ll do:

  • LAMP Web development using Object Oriented PHP with Zend best practices, primarily on the Magento Platform and yea, some javascript
  • Manage our client’s repositories using Git including feature branching, deploying, merging, etc. Cloning down a github project from your friend does not count.
  • Developing Custom Extensions to be released as third party add-ons

Things you know/have done:

  • Ability to use a computer without a gui. Yes, we do recommend developing on Linux and using the shell
  • Familiarity with version control specifically Git
  • Advanced understanding of MySQL/SQL
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with teammates and clients
  • Ability to produce clean, well-documented, efficient, and standards-compliant code – with an eye towards performance optimization
  • In depth understanding of JavaScript including prototyping
  • Installing a jQuery plugin and then following a tutorial does not count and will never count
  • Development experience on PHP-based frameworks (eg. Zend Framework, Code Igniter, Expression Engine, etc)…installing wordpress plugins does not count and will never count…
  • Experience in team-based web development
  • Strong determination, and a superb team-ethic
  • MUST be local to Charleston, SC area or be willing to relocate. We are NOT looking for outside companies or contractors – this is a full time position.

Things that will impress us:

  • Systems Administration background, this does not mean installing a network for your grandmother
  • Contributing to or creating an open source project. Please include github link in your resume
  • eCommerce development experience (in particular Magento)
  • Written articles, tips, or tricks for the web development community
  • A love for learning and ability to perform
  • Never using Dreamweaver
  • Ability to quote Road House line-by-line

What you do now:

Our need:

Are you sick of freelance gigs for small retailers who don’t care about eCommerce? Do you want to work with large international brands that challenge you to be as invested in their work as they are? We’re looking for a UI/Frontend Developer who can put their earbuds in and knock out pixel-perfect sites with cross-browser functionality. That means everything must be developed identical to the mockups – only occasionally should you stray and incite our creative director to hang you from our rafters by your feet. The candidates we seek are also strong with principles of design & ux, as well as seasoned javascript developers.

What you’ll do

Your job will be developing the UI/Frontend of eCommerce & internal applications using strong DOM Markup, Object Oriented Javascript, CLI tools and CSS Pre-processors.

  • Apply up to date web development methods and use a solid understanding of good design principles.
  • Create pixel perfect visuals with cross browser compatibility (we’re talking IE here folks, let’s just get that out in the open.)
  • Develop frontend functionality and visuals using mockups, style guides and client requirements with Pixel Perfect Attention to Detail.
  • Use current CSS & HTML W3C standards, and develop with bandwidth optimization in mind. Everything should be W3C compliant and have stellar YSlow & PageSpeed scores.
  • Provide Estimates of Development time for UI/Frontend tasks.
  • Communicate with Agile Team Members and Functional Mentors to execute large, bug-free development tasks.
  • Technical design & planning of implementations

Things you know/have done

  • CSS
  • CSS Pre-processors (LESS, SASS)
  • HTML5
  • Object Oriented Javascript Development (your ability to download jQuery plugins should not be on your resume, sorry but that’s not javascript development.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite or Comparable
  • CLI Tools
  • Basic PHP
  • Git Version Control or comparable Version Control System
  • Responsive Development
  • Basic MySQL
  • You do not use something that rhymes with WreamDreaver for development. Seriously.

Things that will impress us

Our approach depends on our teams working together efficiently. You’ll need good communication skills and a willingness to take responsibility for errors.

  • Experience A/B Testing
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented PHP
  • Magento Frontend Certification
  • Magento Theme Development Experience
  • Strong Object Oriented Principles
  • A portfolio that does not contain pieces of themeforest’s catalog, that means you.
  • Quick Wit and Good Puns

Requirements for Application

  • Portfolio of relevant works. If you do not have a portfolio site, make one. If you want this job show us why.
  • We’re looking for experienced UI/Frontend Developers, please show us what qualifies you to do this job.

What you do now:

We’re looking for a creative problem solver and eCommerce expert to act as a strategic partner for clients as they seek the best opportunities for improving their eCommerce site’s performance via company goals. They’ll spend time identifying opportunities for Blue Acorn to provide value to the customer through project initiatives. They’ll also consult with Blue Acorn resources to create proposals for clients that are cost effective and successful. Excellent oral and written presentation skills are a must.

What you’ll do

  • High Value Consultation with Clients
  • Prioritize opportunities which represent biggest “bang for the buck” for clients.
  • Prioritize and Sell Successful Optimization Opportunities for Clients
  • Prioritize and Sell Optimization Opportunities for Clients
  • Understand the competitive landscape and identify areas for capacity building in BA Optimization.

Things you know/have done

  • Internet Marketing – Email
  • Internet Marketing – CPC
  • Internet Marketing – Product Feeds
  • Internet Marketing – SEO
  • Web Analytics
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Merchandizing
  • Customer Lifecycle Development
  • eCommerce
  • User Experience Methodologies
  • Copywriting/Customer Psychology

Things that will impress us

  • A track record of success with a repeatable process for determining eCommerce priorities for mid-tier eCommerce retailers.
  • Mobile Marketing chops
  • Stories of “crazy ideas” that generated fantastic results.
  • Familiarity with all of the following: Amy Africa, Bryan Eisenberg, Danny Sullivan, Rand Fishkin, Peter Drucker and Eric Ries
  • A published dissertation on “N armed bandit methodologies”
  • Compromising pictures of Justin Cutroni (Vegas doesn’t count)

What you do now

Our need:

Are you a Magento Certified Developer looking for a challenge? As a DevOps Engineer, you would join some of our most elite developers in solving complex problems and delivering high quality products within tight deadlines. DevOps Engineers have a broad selection of tools at their disposal, but none of them are more valuable than a deep knowledge of Magento. If you have a knack for unconventional approaches to complex problems, and you eat stress with your cheerios in the morning, then this might be the job for you.

What you’ll do:

  • Production support including bug triage, diagnosis, and resolution.
  • Release management including version control (Git) and deployments.
  • Quality control including code reviews and static diagnostics (Jenkins).
  • Infrastructure support including IT, internal development initiatives.
  • Provide technical leadership and consultation to the appropriate internal departments.
  • Passion for identifying and creating quality of life improvements for development teams while constantly striving for automation.
  • Risk identification, mitigation, and escalation.
  • Complete tasks within expectations set by your team and managers.
  • Participate in on call rotation during weekends as defined by schedule.
  • Set up and maintain application environments.
  • Respond in a timely manner to critical client issues.
  • Define, analyze, improve, and help implement technical standards.
  • Contribute to maintaining a positive work environment.
  • Engage in productive, solutions-oriented discussions and escalate issues while respecting other’s viewpoints.
  • Continuously improve your craft and share knowledge with others.
  • Adhere and contribute to best practices.

Things you know/have done:

  • Magento Development & Administration
  • LAMP Development Stack (Linux, Apache or Nginx, MySQL, PHP, Git)
  • Systems Administration
  • Monitoring Systems (nagios, New Relic)
  • Agile development methods
  • Knowledge of commonly used Magento 3rd party extensions
  • Magento application performance optimization
  • HTML and CSS
  • Object-oriented JavaScript

Things that will impress us:

  • Systems Administration/server background experience
  • Team Leadership
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Prior DevOps experience
  • Experience at another Magento Agency
  • Written articles, tips, or tricks for the web development community
  • AWS experience
  • Automation of all things
  • Unit testing and/or continuous integration
  • Quoting Walker Texas Ranger in code comments
  • A love for learning

What you do now

Our need:

Time is a valuable thing and nothing wastes time at an agency like poorly defined requirements. Since we hate wasting time, we’re hiring a Web Business Analyst. This person will cut down on frequent changes, additions and clarifications to requirements documentation, they’ll get requirements approved on the first pass, and they’ll eliminate rework related to ambiguous, inaccurate and missing requirements. To do that, they’ll need experience in Magento, defining requirements, and of course business analysis for the web.

What you’ll do

  • Analyze and define requirements for Magento implementations and feature requests, and conversion tests
  • Create and upkeep eCommerce website documents
  • Research specific tasks and client strategy for eCommerce optimization
  • Help clients implement cost effective solutions on their eCommerce website
  • Collect and analyze data, then present back with a new perspective and course of action
  • Outline development and optimization tasks and deliverables
  • Calculate expected ROI on potential eCommerce website features

Things you know/have done

  • Magento expertise (MCSS, 3rd party extensions, development, and performance optimization)
  • Defined requirements for new implementations, ongoing development, and optimization
  • Business Analysis (BABOK)
  • Business Case Development
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis Techniques
  • eCommerce Conversion Optimization
  • Google Analytics
  • Modeling Techniques and Methods
  • System Engineering Concepts

Things that will impress us

  • Client-side eCommerce experience
  • eCommerce QA Testing
  • Project Management (PMBOK)
  • Usability and Information Architecture
  • Agile Methodologies
  • AtTask
  • My SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript

What you do now

Our need:

DevOps, located inside our headquarters in Charleston, proactively monitors our client’s sites for issues and fixes them before they severely impact revenue. To improve the speed in which these issues are resolved, we’re looking for a traffic coordinator to prioritize, manage, and see these issues through to resolution. A number of different support requests come through the wire, priorities constantly shuffle, and most work is unplanned. Defending our clients’ sites from revenue impacting issues will take an organized, knowledgeable individual.

What you’ll do

  • Manage DevOps requests from submission to completion; mainly Magento or server related
  • Perform initial triage and replication of eCommerce website production problems
  • Manage request priority, status, and progress updates for critical issues and innovation
  • Manage request assignment and budgets
  • Manage request communication with necessary resources; clients and internally
  • Make sure requests stay on track
  • Ensure team/client needs are met
  • Listen to and follow up on client concerns; page load, failed transactions, server issues, etc.
  • Plan and organize work to meet SLAs
  • Create BRDs for feature requests and in-house innovation projects
  • Coordinate, oversee and route requests for Magento eCommerce websites

Things you know/have done

  • Client facing skills
  • Magento Administration, Development Performance Optimization, 3rd party extensions
  • Project Management (PMBOK)
  • Systems engineering Concepts

Things that will impress us

  • Agile / Kanban Methodologies
  • AtTask
  • eCommerce Optimization
  • eCommerce QA Testing
  • Google Analytics
  • MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Usability and Information Architecture
  • Git
  • Linux

What you do now

Technical Account Managers (TAMs) are the client facing members of a cross-functional team. They wake up every day with a battle face on, ready to fight the good fight for our clients. They manage relationships with new and ongoing clients and define tasks and requirements for their agile team to deliver. The clients they interface with are sophisticated, mid-tier brands and retailers with complex requirements.

A great TAM could be described as having superb communication skills, can handle stressful situations like a seasoned pro, is constantly looking to expand their knowledge and skill set, all while keeping their agile team busy with properly defined and scoped tasks for the short and long term client future.

What you’ll do

  • Manage eCommerce website projects and Magento/Optimizely accounts
  • Make data driven decisions
  • Solve Client’s challenges
  • Determine how assigned projects impact other projects or business areas
  • Be an advocate for clients
  • Handle client requests efficiently
  • Plan and organize work within sprints (release planning, pre-planning, & sprint planning)
  • Deliver estimates quickly
  • Manage and contribute to BRD and estimate creation
  • Plan work for agile team between Magento implementations and feature requests, and conversion testing
  • Manage client expectations (especially during Requirements gathering & UAT)
  • Train clients on Magento
  • Manage Client budget
  • Create + upkeep eCommerce website documents
  • Handle activities within Magento per Client request

Things you know/have done

  • Client / Account Management
  • Communication
  • AtTask
  • Client-side eCommerce experience
  • Goal Oriented
  • Leadership
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Management (PMBOK)
  • Magento Development
  • Magento (MCSS)
  • Usability and Information Architecture

Things that will impress us

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Business Analysis (BABOK)
  • eCommerce Conversion Optimization
  • eCommerce QA Testing
  • Google Analytics
  • Magento Performance Optimization
  • Magento 3rd Party Extensions
  • MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript

What you do now

Our need:

Do you daydream about old designs and wonder what could have been? Do you frequently ask yourself, “What if I had just moved that layer three pixels to the right?” Do you still second guess the color of a button you designed six years ago?

We’ve been looking for you for a while now. We need a UX Designer to translate concepts from our Creative Director into effective layouts and designs. Since Blue Acorn measures every design with data, analytics, usability and user testing, you’ll never wonder about the past. Finally, you’ll experience the much needed closure thats been missing all of your life. You’ll never walk away from a design wondering what could or should have been. Instead, you’ll walk away with gems of knowledge for the next go-around.

If you’re insecure, seeing your designs under the scrutiny of data might break your spirit. If you’re someone who cares more about kicking ass than being right, then take a look below and apply.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with Creative Director. You will translate creative direction into persuasive, effective designs and layouts.
  • Collaborate with Usability and Optimization Specialists and UI Team
  • Apply a brand’s look and feel across products and platforms
  • Design new features from scratch, while helping to identify areas of improvement within existing features
  • Present design concepts
  • Create wireframes and prototypes and provide clear, thorough design specs
  • Remain current on creative trends in our industry as well as the latest techniques/technologies that help drive cutting-edge creative
  • At Blue Acorn, we pride ourselves on a culture of “continuous improvement” – as such, we’ll need to identify how we can improve the results we deliver to our clients, share with us how you personally can improve, and how the team can improve the relationships we have with our clients.

Things you know/have done:

  • 8+ years of UX/UI web design experience. A portfolio that shines.
  • Knowledge of Responsive and mobile optimized web design
  • Conducted user testing
  • Deep understanding of user experience best practices
  • Expertise with hand-coded HTML5 and CSS
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Print design
  • Technical understanding of Agile development environment
  • MUST be local to Charleston, SC area or be willing to relocate. We are NOT looking for outside companies or contractors – this is a full time position.

Things that will impress us:

  • Motion design experience
  • eCommerce knowledge
  • Public speaking experience presenting Design Concepts
  • SASS
  • PHP
  • Javascript

What you do now:

Our need:

Our designers and optimizers excel at a variety of things, but most of them could use a hand juggling timelines, budgets, and resources along with their already complicated work. That’s why we’re looking for an Optimization Account Manager for our UX and Optimization team. They’ll manage requests, plan work and schedules, and keep things moving so our clients stay happy. When designers and optimizers wander outside the perimeters of a project, the Optimization Account Manager brings it all back. If you’re an excellent project manager with experience in eCommerce, design, and/or optimization, make sure to apply.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage eCommerce Design and Optimization only clients
  • Handle internal and client requests efficiently
  • Plan and schedule work for the UX and Optimization resources (coordinating with Technical Account Managers)
  • Manage internal and client expectations
  • Handle activities within Optimizely per team or client request
  • Make sure requests stay on track; managing priority, status, progress, assignment and budget, when applicable (may require creating reports within AtTask)
  • Responsible for enforcing process on the UX and Optimization team
  • Work with Agile and DevOps teams
  • Keep things moving forward, clearing roadblocks for team

What you’ll need to know/have done:

  • Client / Account Management
  • Communication
  • Project Management (PMBOK)
  • Client-side eCommerce experience
  • eCommerce Optimization
  • eCommerce QA Testing
  • Google Analytics

Things that will impress us:

  • Business Analysis (BABOK)
  • Agile / Kanban Methodologies
  • AtTask
  • Magento Development
  • Magento Performance Optimization
  • Magento 3rd Party Extensions
  • Magento (MCSS) / Administration
  • MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • System Engineering Concepts
  • Usability and Information Architecture

What you do now:

Our future eCommerce Data Analyst is a self-motivated individual who will oversee all aspects of digital analytics and reporting and will be responsible for creating reports, analyzing data and putting together actionable trend information to help drive revenue for our clients. The eCommerce Data Analyst will assist our team and our clients in making informed, data driven decisions. He/she will be passionate and effective turning data into actionable insights for improving marketing programs, revenue per visitor and the customer experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Use strong analytics skills and business acumen to expertly contribute to the solution of complex business problems.
  • Communicate insights and suggest improvements based on data and observed trends. The eCommerce Data Analyst communicates with UX Designers, Conversion Consultants executing split testing roadmaps, and with Internet Marketing professionals..
  • Deliver dashboards, reports, and web analytics implementation solutions based on business requirements/needs
  • Develop advanced tagging strategies for measuring attribution and capturing multi-channel campaign performance across: social, mobile, digital and offline channels.
  • Develop and present standard and ad hoc reports and analysis to stakeholders across the organization
  • Perform proactive and reactive analyses to ensure data integrity.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on customer and web analytics; stay abreast of industry best practices and new opportunities.
  • Participate in the broader eCommerce Analytics Community and evangelize best practices for collecting and using useful eCommerce Analytics information to pursue distinct goals including, marketing program ROI, revenue per visitor and the customer experience.

Things you know/have done

  • 1-5 years experience in a digital/web analytics position.
  • BS/BA in Statistics, Quantitative methods, Math, Computer Science, or Marketing or applicable experience.
  • Demonstrated strong proficiency at an advanced level in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of various measurement technologies such as: website traffic analytics software (tagging and log file based) such as Omniture (SiteCatalyst), Google Analytics, WebTrends, CoreMetrics.
  • Strong problem solving, business analysis and quantitative skills.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written); ability to provide concise, clear reporting and actionable analysis.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of end users and technical resources.
  • Ability to pull data from multiple sources and formulate comprehensive and actionable reports.
  • Proven ability to self-check work to ensure results are error-free.
  • Ability to plan, organize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web marketing and eCommerce as well as Conversion Optimization and Customer Segmentation.

What you do now:

Our need:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit alongside Walt Disney as he illustrated Mickey Mouse for the first time? Or what it would be like to stand shoulder to shoulder with Gaudi as he finished his life’s work, The Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia? How about lying down next to Michelangelo on a piece of scaffolding as he painted God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

As the Brand Marketing Intern at Blue Acorn, you would get a chance to experience an even greater creative achievement: working alongside the Marketing Coordinator and Director of Strategic Alliances in creating marketing materials and erecting figurative monuments to our brand, which *many people consider to be the greatest creative achievements of the century.

If you’re a full-time student who wants to learn and practice brand marketing and get some sales exposure in a fun and creative environment, you might be the person we’re looking for. As an intern, you would be supported by our Marketing Manager and assigned mentors. You’ll be surrounded by a team of highly skilled individuals, including developers, designers, and project managers, all who we’ll totally allow you to pester with questions. You’ll learn new skills, polish some old ones, and, most importantly, you’ll grow professionally. So if you’re a diamond in the rough with the skills listed below, apply before we give this chance away to someone else.

What you’ll do

  • Researching and reporting eCommerce topics and marketing data
  • Monitoring and engaging in our social media channels
  • Managing multiple tasks and schedules
  • Light digital photo editing
  • Light copywriting

Skills you must possess:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Basic knowledge of digital photo editing
  • Experience with all major social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube)
  • Professional communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Extremely strong time management skills

Things that will impress us:

  • Experience managing social media communities
  • Understanding of PPC, CRO, SEO and analytics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proactive work ethic
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • A cool Patronus Charm

What you do now:

Our need:

We’re looking for a passionate, ambitious person with strong experience in selling services. The Business Development Coordinator will manage and qualify incoming leads and keeping track of key metrics for our marketing team. Besides responding to new lead inquiries and nurturing relationships, measuring lead source, quality, and conversion metrics, the Business Development Coordinator will work with our sales and marketing team to improve lead quality.

What you’ll do:

  • Be the Greeter/Bouncer; welcome new prospects and introduce them to our business, but say no and point poor leads in the right direction.
  • Answering phone inquiries and responding to emails within 24 hours (except weekends).
  • Organize the chaos; coordinate all internal and external scheduling and managing of new business opportunities. Setting up calls and meeting, and coordinating the necessary internal resources meeting with new business opportunities.
  • Maintain salesforce CRM with a rich profile of Merchant Data on Sales Force
  • Play therapist to leads; listen to their problems and work with the sales to come up with a diagnosis and prescription.
  • Create personalized presentations
  • Transition leads; work to qualify leads and transitioning relationship to sales executive
  • Handle seamless internal knowledge transfers
  • Track Leads. Creating a system to monitor quality of leads.
  • Review lead reports to marketing team
  • Work with marketing team to understand types of leads needed
  • Identify new marketing opportunities to balance the lead pipeline
  • Respond to all incoming leads
  • Nurture relationships with new leads
  • Maintain rich salesforce profiles for new leads
  • Transition qualified leads to sales executive
  • Report on all incoming leads
  • Work with marketing team to evaluate lead sources, opportunities and challenges

Things you know/have done:

  • Magento or other eCommerce Platforms
  • Optimizely or other technology products
  • Microsoft Office, Google Documents, Adobe Indesign
  • Maintain a rich profile of Merchant Data on Sales Force
  • Communicate with enterprise level organizations at the Director, VP, and C-level roles

What you do now:

Our Need

Positive results delivered on time and on budget– those metrics drive how we choose to run our business, how we develop our process, and how we set up our agile and task management system operations. Of course, if our team doesn’t follow the process, and those metrics aren’t measured properly, a well-oiled process doesn’t matter. That’s why Blue Acorn is looking for a Process Specialist to ensure our process prevails over the forces of chaos. Doing that means measuring, documenting, refining, and decrypting the process.

The goal of the mission specialist is to move the company toward a well-defined, repeatable process for all of our agile teams. In any case of process breakdown or non-compliance, the Process Specialist will monitor, investigate, and initiate corrective action.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide internal customer support and issue management of task management system questions, problems, concerns, and suggestions
  • Change management administration and communication / distribution of internal process updates
  • Perform system administrative work for new / current BA employees regarding task management system
  • Make requested and approved changes to company processes in task management system, based on backlog
  • Fulfill yearly goals for process team, including taking task management system courses, providing training, and making changes to task management system
  • Learn and understand task management system (overall and Blue Acorn processes) by taking education courses, meeting with consultants, etc
  • Provide timely response for issues submitted to internal task management issue queue
  • Add tasks (priority, requirements, hours, etc.) to internal process management team project that require the team’s research, discussion, or general expertise
  • Manage internal task management issue queue by providing issue submitters with regular updates
  • Create weekly agendas for internal process management team and third-party consultant calls, attend meetings, and take notes
  • Submit issues to task management system Help Desk for bugs that arise (this may include creating videos and/or screenshots) and manage their progress with task management system Support Team
  • Work on internal process management team initiatives
  • Maintain SOP documentation and change log by adding changes with complete details and responding to comments in a timely manner
  • Update SOP documentation per designated frequency (e.g., monthly, sprintly) and provide training on updates
  • Schedule Agile / task management system / process workflow training sessions for new employees
  • Create users in task management system for new employees and update information if / when transitioning to new team / job role or if leaving company

Things you know/have done:

  • AtTask Project Management Software
  • Agile Processes and Practices
  • Project Management Methodologies

Things that will impress us:

  • Software Development Life Cycle
  • Capabilities Maturity Model

What you do now: