Jobs at Spinnakr

Our challenge is to think creatively about engaging web visitors in new ways, to be resourceful in deploying data, and to figure out how to make the toughest parts of targeting so simple that real people can actually use it. It's a job that will make your brain hurt, but also one where you will think of ideas no one has ever tried before.

A pretty special place to work.

We're a small team where you'll get a lot of responsibility and credit, but also a venture-backed start-up at the center of the tech scenes in Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley.

Blaire loves working here so much
she agreed to
name her first
child
"Spinnakr."
Justin is our young developer prodigy who eats code and cupcakes simultaneously.

People kind of love us.

We were named the top startup at the Data 2.0 Summit and the Founders Showcase, we're backed by a team of world-class investors and advisors, and the coolest kids in the world wear our swag.

Doodle or Die fan art showing a
Spinnakr tank
crushing data in
its path.
500 Startups chief badass Dave McClure sporting some Spinnakr shades.

We solve hard problems.

We work at the forefront of real time, big data, predictive analyics. Each day is a challenge to think innovatively about how to transform hundreds of millions of records into usable recommendations for business operators.

A late-night whiteboarding session showing
off some of our technology
stack.
The Spinnakr debugger baneling working hard after everyone else has gone to bed for the night.

Leaders in the Community.

You might find us co-organizing the largest tech meetup in the world, hosting office happy hours and hackathons, and mentoring other entrepreneurs.

We were Proudly Made in DC and
never forget it :-)
The Spinnakr team presenting on the future of big data.

Senior Engineer (Ruby)

Interested?

Send an email to [hidden] with a little about yourself, including any links to your best, relevant work. This position is full-time in either our Palo Alto or Washington DC office.

We're looking for a full stack Rails engineer to join our team and lead the development of our core feature-set.

Our perfect candidate will have full stack technical expertise in Ruby (Rails, Sinatra, Redis, Capistrano, Chef/Puppet), Javascript (jQuery, Node.js, Backbone.js), and Postgres/MySQL.

We’re looking for someone with a tinkerer's attitude, an eye for design and user experience, and an ability to work effectively in an open, fluid, fast-paced environment.

Front-End Designer / Developer

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Send an email to [hidden] with a little about yourself, including any links to your best, relevant work. This position is full-time in either our Palo Alto or Washington DC office.

Your job is to design a seamless yet memorable user experience from wireframes to mockup to code. You’ll direct a lot of the evolution of our application’s user experience, as well as polish every design aspect of our website and web app.

Our ideal candidate will have expertise in Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and Illustrator) as well as in HTML, CSS, Javascript / JQuery. JavaScript and jQuery. Familiarity with Ruby on Rails or a willingness to learn is a bonus.

You should have body of work that showcases your talent at UX design as well as your attention to the tiny details that make websites and web applications gorgeous. Also, a desire to work in a fast paced, iterative, collaborative environment (We're big into experimentation). Since a lot of our user experience has never been done before, a sense of adventure and open-minded design sensibilities are always a plus.

DevOps Engineer (AWS)

Interested?

Send an email to [hidden] with a little about yourself, including any links to your best, relevant work. This position is full-time in either our Palo Alto or Washington DC office.

We're looking for a talented engineer with in depth knowledge of Amazon Web Service stacks to work with our development team to ensure the scalability and availability of our service.

Our perfect candidate will have technical expertise in AWS, automation (CloudFormation, Chef), Capistrano, Git, Postgres, Cassandra, Redis, Storm and queuing systems such as RabbitMQ, as well as experience with monitoring software such as Nagios.

We’re looking for someone who is excited about the challenges of supporting our high availability, highly scalable real time, big data analytics product. It is a job that requires familiarity with the latest technologies and approaches and will test the right candidates ingenuity every day.

Customer Advocate

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Send an email to [hidden] with a little about yourself, including any relevant links or contact information for references. This position is full-time in either our Palo Alto or Washington DC office.

Your job is to help manage Spinnakr’s customer base from bottom-to-top. This means you’ll be in charge of guiding Spinnakr users from their first day, supporting them along the way, helping convert them into loyal customers, and then building their accounts.

Our ideal candidate is both hungry and a super intelligent person, who sees the world in terms of improving and iterating on metrics. You’ll know our space really well and learn quickly - from web technology, to analytics, to SaaS business. You’re able to talk with anybody and explain really complicated technology concepts to non-technical people.

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Inside Sales Lead

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Send an email to [hidden] with a little about yourself, including any relevant links or contact information for references. This position is full-time in either our Palo Alto or Washington DC office.

As our Inside Sales Lead, you spend your days networking with our users, finding and converting our "I can’t live without Spinnakr" prospects into customers. It’s great that you're thinking creatively already, as you need it to scale this process and automate sales. You will lead the way of discovering the science of what drives our users to convert to loyal customers, and grow that success at scale!

You are extremely ambitious, so it wouldn’t be surprising to those who know you if at the last paragraph you stopped reading and started strategizing a way to join Spinnakr. But we know that you are crazy about producing results, so you are still reading to get data you can leverage. Thinking about everything in terms of metrics and efficiency come second nature to you. But thinking doesn’t slow you down. You’re aggressive, pouncing on opportunities with enthusiasm and focus. And you’re charismatic, able to get people excited about what we do in the same way you are.

Forget about your resume and cover letter. Shoot us an application with a short story telling us why we will love you and about how you achieved something great in your past.

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Community Manager

Interested?

Send an email to [hidden] with a little about yourself, including any relevant links or contact information for references. This position is full-time in either our Palo Alto or Washington DC office.

Your job is to manage communication between our users, the world, and us. You’ll be supporting and learning from our customers, getting them excited about our latest feature, hitting the streets as our public face at events and meetings, and managing our press outreach and relationships with industry journalists and bloggers.

You should be endlessly outgoing, understand how to write good content for the web, and get along well with our team. Having experience in doing this for startups is a huge plus, and so is experience growing a social media following and demonstrated creativity to capture the attention of online audiences.

But we’re also open-minded. Even if you don’t have much experience, if you’re painfully sharp and charming, this job can start as an internship and grow into a larger role.

Data Science Intern

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Send an email to [hidden] with a little about yourself, including any relevant links or contact information for references. This position is full-time in either our Palo Alto or Washington DC office.

Looking for an opportunity to get your hands dirty with some real data science work? Work on some immediate real world problems as Spinnakr's first data science intern. You'll probably be able to brag that you're the first among your peers to have "Data Science Intern" on your resume! We need a sharp, mathematical and creative mind to help us turn our numerical data into qualitative insights and business recommendations for our customers. You'll help us spot events and recognize trends and might talk to customers about optimizing their efforts, write blog posts about the work you're doing, or help our developers tune their next algorithm.

You're a college student or recent grad who thinks big data is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Your interest in data science, statistics, and insights is apparent through your coursework, previous work experience, etc. You're comfortable turning your knowledge and experience with data science and stats into well-written work. You have excellent communication skills and would be comfortable talking with customers about the insights you've drawn. You've played with some coding before, maybe Ruby or Python. You might have experience working at a startup, you're self-motivated, and find inspiration working on interesting problems.

Marketing Intern

Interested?

Send an email to [hidden] with a little about yourself, including any relevant links or contact information for references. This position is full-time in either our Palo Alto or Washington DC office.

Your job is further our international marketing outreach across every channel, through developing and testing new ads, powering our social media presence, and coming up with new ways to reach users and fans.

This job will be fun if you’re a strong writer and have excellent research and organizational skills – writing blog posts, researching how to do better online advertising, and responding to our customer feedback. But we’re also looking for someone creative with new ideas that can lead us to new partnerships, come up with cool schemes to get our brand out, and impress us drive and initiative.

Other

Still here?

Go on, email [hidden] with your idea. We're intrigued.

Do you have some other crazy skill that you think we might need? Do you have some new angle or idea for our technology?

Pitch it to us. We’ll appreciate your spunk and promise to write back.