VP, Product - Virtual Reality (7003G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

We are currently seeking a Vice President of Product to lead our client to the next level. Working alongside the founder, this candidate will define the prod-uct and platform vision, decide what should be built, and will communicate the business strategy. You will have the opportunity to run a product and be re-sponsible for its growth. Using Virtual Reality technology, our client is pushing the boundaries of what's possible in visual technology.

This position will initially be a work from home or a work out of a co-working space opportunity.

This is an equity only opportunity for the first +/- 90days

We need you to:

Regularly meet with development teams to share roadmap, product vision, re-view release project plan and obtain feedback on suggestions for improve-ment to be incorporated into future releases

Help set the technical direction for the team, drive the evolution of the systems architecture, and make appropriate technology choices.

Inspire, motivate and lead designers and engineers

Demonstrate leadership and management skills

Continually improve and optimize the product development process

Hire and lead a high performance team

Define and deliver a software product that drives customer satisfaction and business results

Have a strong desire to work with a product that improves quality of life

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Have 7+ years experience in product management
  • Have extensive experience on Android development platforms using Sam-sung hardware
  • Experience with Google/Android based API’s
  • Have a very strong technical background in Virtual Reality or in oculars work-ing with an Android platform
  • Are a great listener and strive to amplify the voice of the customer
  • Have previous experience as a senior product leader focused on enterprise Saas
  • Have a history of partnering with engineering and design to build products
  • Are an excellent communicator
  • You are a results-minded leader and people love working with and for you
  • You have a track record of trying and learning new things
  • You have a point of view but are low ego

The Environment: Early-stage startup where commitment, respect, and open communication are essential Perfect balance of creativity, innovation, analytical thinking, and rolled-up sleeves Be a part of a company that literally changes peoples lives.

This is an equity only opportunity for the first +/- 90days

Local candidates in the San Francisco Bay area only please.

To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Account Executives (7002KA)

LOCATION: SAUSALITO, CA

Do you like cars? Like to drive them, read about them or work on them? Looking for a job that lets you blend your passion for cars and customer service? Want the startup vibe & perks but not the risk. Our client is not a car dealership, instead they are focused on making the process of purchasing a car from any dealer an enjoyable and painless process. They act as a personal shopper for their customers by helping them find the car of their dreams, doing all the negotiating and in the end saving them time, hassle and money!

Our client is the fastest growing car buying service in California and over 95% of customers recommend their services to friends and family. They know cars, they know customer service, and love what they do. Their growing team with automotive, technology and finance backgrounds are passionate about one thing: making the customer happy. They have been around 17 years and are a profitable company. Everyone likes a little stability in their job, right?!

They are currently seeking several Account Executives to join their growing team. The perfect candidate will be passionate about creating an experience for the customer that will make them want to refer their friends and family. You enjoy working with people, hunting down a specific car and negotiating good deals. This position is more focused on customer service and customer care with just a touch of sales.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • 2 to 5+ years of sales, account executive, or customer service/care experience (they are open to all levels of experience)
  • Strong customer service and customer experience knowledge
  • Backgrounds that are interesting to our client can include (but not limited to): o Auto Body Work o Banking / Financial o Entrepreneurial o Car / Home Audio and Theatre
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to succeed and get the best deal for all customers (“people-centric”)

Their office is located in Sausalito, CA and they have fun perks, a good base salary plus a generous commission plan.

Please note, our client isn’t interested in candidates with car sales experience. This is a totally different type of sale so if you’ve had extensive car sales experience then this position most likely isn’t a fit unfortunately.

If you’re looking to make $75k to $100K+ and are interested in learning more about this awesome opportunity, then email your resume to Karen@peopleconnectstaffing.com and let’s talk!

Product Manager/VP Product (7001G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

HAVE YOU- Managed a product to delivery? Worked on Social products? Interest or experience with investment networks? Start up experience?

Our client is building a global network of institutional investors, a market which is $7 Trillion globally and is changing the way institutions invest, hire, and analyze opportunities.

They are looking for a tenacious leader. You will own the full lifecycle of software development: from problem definition, through planning and prototyping, followed by development and testing, and continuing with enhancements and new features. You will have the opportunity to run a product and be responsible for its growth. They promise your input will make a difference. You'll have a say in everything from shaping their culture to developing new methodologies.

Duties: • Lead and expand the existing engineering team; identify new talent; manage, mentor & retain all members of the team. • Maintain efficient technical systems that enable us to run at high gross margin. • Participate as a leader to define and implement product roadmap. • Maintain culture, set up recruiting strategies, implement process to allow scale and, ultimately, create the best engineering organization. • Continually improve and optimize the product development process. • Work closely with product and operations teams and company leaders to ensure the technology platform is evolving to meet company needs. • Help set the technical direction for the team, drive the evolution of the systems architecture, and make appropriate technology choices. • Set and manage expectations, communicate and execute goals within timelines.

We expect to see: • Proven ability to build a compelling user experience and find product-market fit • Experience building social apps • 3+ years of experience managing a world-class engineering team in a rapidly growing environment. • Ability to inspire others through conviction of clearly defined vision. • Background in managing web development and solid familiarity with managing team for the following technologies: Python web framework such as Django, HTML5, Java, JavaScript, CSS3, databases. • History of strong leadership and driving change with the ability to maintain collaborative culture and build team loyalty. • Ability to formulate and articulate strategy and effectively drive consensus across the organization. • Previously managed, mentored, motivated and grew a mature and goal-driven engineering team. • Proven ability to attract all levels of software engineering talent from the college through principal architect level. • Track record of establishing processes and best practices that allow for the core technology stack to be scalable, flexible, and supportive of rapid feature development. • Ability to serve as a collaborative and helpful “peer” with product and technical operations teams.

Their culture encourages creativity and innovation, and a rare balance of flexible hours. Salary range depends on level of experience. Compensation for this position is Salary + Bonus + Stock Options.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Business Project Associate (6085A)

LOCATION: SUNNYVALE, CA

Our client is an up and coming technical consulting firm with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. They believe that developing custom software for a client is in fact helping to develop a long term business relationship with them. This relationship cannot be built without consistent delivery and continuity of resources, which they take very seriously.
This exciting start-up is seeking a Business Project Associate. This is a very important role for the company as this person will be at the CEO’s side assisting in proper documentation and planning for each project the firm lands. This person will also get the opportunity to mirror and learn from a very experienced CEO who will teach all aspects of running a business, technical parameters of a project, communication skills, just to name a few. This is an incredible opportunity for someone just starting out in their career.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

• 2-4 years of experience, with a 4 year degree in business, design, communication, etc. • Solid experience working with start-ups in various capacities • Strong knowledge in wire framing and high-level process documentation • Detail-oriented with strong attention to tactical execution and follow-through • Ability to align tactical plans with strategies • Ability to demonstrate track record of success in all key areas of responsibility and consistently produce results in a timely manner • Strong written and verbal communication skills across all channels • Proactive, creative, team-oriented, analytical individual and leader

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

• Base Salary • Profit Sharing • Medical Benefits • Commission Plan

*Please note that the majority of clients/assignments will be in or around the Palo Alto / Sunnyvale, California area, so this person will need reliable transportation to travel to and attend meetings with the CEO.

If you are interested in joining this exciting, new start-up, then please send your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com.

VP/Director Sales - Enterprise Product (6083K)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our client is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable brands to scale customer engagement and workflows without a linear increase in cost of resources or decline in quality of engagement. The platform teaches itself through human interaction to empower agents to do more, faster and better. Their technology is proven to improve customer satisfaction, agent efficiency, and profitability.

Their small team is doing ground-breaking work in building intelligent conversational agents which are disrupting how brands interact and build relationships with customers. Our client is excited to be the platform of choice of some of the world's top companies with enterprise clients in the Americas, Europe, and Asia helping them humanize their engagement with millions more consumers.

However, this is only the beginning. They are excited about the opportunities ahead to continue to create an even more differentiated product offering to the world, with deeper proprietary technologies.

The company, founded just last year has raised $2M and is already profitable, with potential clients reaching out to them every week for more information about their product.

The VP/Director Sales role is all about building the sales roadmap, pricing structure, sales compensation program, client to engineering feedback process and a stellar sales force. Bringing winning startup sales experience, you will initially be following up on leads, closing deals, while developing the foundation for a highly motivated sales team. This position reports to the CEO/Founder of the company.

Prior experience selling Enterprise class products is critical. You will enjoy the product side of technology with a strong ability to convey client/customer feedback to the engineer/development team, skilled in both an individual contributor role, able to build long-term relationships with clients, and a leadership role of other sales people.

You will have 5 to 10 years of sales experience in technology sales, with a minimum of 3 years in a startup and/or small company. Having led a winning startup or small business sales team is a must. In addition, you have experience in hiring Sales Development Representatives (SDRs), building sustainable sales compensation programs, and developing successful scalable sales plans.

This position is located on-site at the client’s place of business in San Francisco, CA. No relocation or sponsorship is available.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume or LinkedIn profile to Karen@Peopleconnectstaffing.com.

Technical Co-Founder/CTO (6082K)

LOCATION: SAN JOSE, CA

Our client is an engineering and product focus company, with a significant emphasis on product, user experience, and brand. Their belief is that the trifecta of Technology, Product, and Brand will be foundational to their success and they are deeply committed to that. The product is in public beta and is organically acquiring customers.

Our client respects creativity and originality, and strives to keep it in the DNA of the company culture. They envision it to pervade all decision making processes ranging from choice of craft beer they will drink on Fridays, colors they will chose for office walls and of course, the technology to be built!

What you will bring:

You will bring an A-player mindset that dreams big and can thrive within a team of other A-Players. You have an infectious positive, can-do attitude, intelligence, knowledge and skills. You are a coding ninja, scrappy, creative problem solver, ready and willing to get hands-on and hack your way to solutions, both technical and non-technical. You love enriching debates, and can challenge and raise the bar for other team members, are a status-quo hater, and love asking “why?!”

You’re an entrepreneur at heart who believes in creating an impact and making a difference to this world. You will be in a unique position to provide a technology vision for the company, hire a rock star technical team, map out strategy, be instrumental in building your dream company and see yourself as a future technology visionary.

Experience Needed:

You have previously built mobile applications and platforms that power web and mobile consumer experiences and applications. You come with at least 5 years of prior experience in Java, C++, Server-side APIs, Web Application Development, Android and Mobile Application Development, Facebook Social Graph APIs, Payment Solutions Integration, AI and Machine Learning.

Additionally, you have an open mind, are willing and able to learn new emerging technologies. You love staying up to date with the latest and greatest “out there” technology and can judiciously adopt these to our products and platforms.

You have been a part of an early stage start-up, ideally with experience in achieving an exit event. Funding raising is a part of the your skill set, skilled at telling the technical side of the story, in non-technical terms, to investors.

You will join the team as a Co-Founder/CTO, full time and lead the development team through the product-market fit phase. The client is OKR (Objective & Key Results) bound, sets high targets and stretch goals, with the aim to exceed and accomplish them. They have access to excellent resources, mentors, and advisors from top academic and research organizations, industry experts and the entrepreneur community.

The position is equity only at first. Salary payouts will be upon revenue generation and/or external funding. Given the nature of the product and current team strength we are confident, that a rock solid technology visionary will help us accelerate towards revenue generation and funding milestones.

Interested in learning more? Send your resume to Karen@Peopleconnectstaffing.com.

Director/VP, Sales and Marketing (6081A)

LOCATION: ANY LOCATION

Our client is a leading engineering and technology company providing solutions to the aerospace and defense industries for aircraft and engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market. They have developed a fastener removal system and a variety of tools/fixtures that drastically reduce labor costs, and improves accuracy which reduces damage done when compared to using the traditional hand drill.

This exciting start-up is seeking a Director / Vice President of Sales and Marketing. This is a very important role for the company as this person will spearhead all of the sales and marketing initiatives for the company, including all social media and website management. This candidate must have access to decision makers in the both commercial and defense markets through their established business networks. This is a consultative technical sales position that requires some hands on operations capability as well as sales expertise.

Responsibilities: • Plan and manage all sales, marketing and advertising aspects of the company • Manage website and online marketing initiatives • Develop sales and marketing content (e.g. case studies, whitepapers, videos, blog posts…) while providing team leadership • Refine and improve the company’s positioning, messaging and marketing effectiveness • Work in conjunction with executive management team to develop a strong marketing strategy • Develop and execute integrated sales and marketing campaigns to achieve aggressive goals in building awareness, lead generation, pipeline and revenue • Assist in obtaining fundraising / investors for the company • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop a cohesive sales and marketing strategy that ensures objectives are met and localization strategy is aligned to global marketing brand and communications. • Implement, track and analyze online marketing campaigns to optimize performance and provide reporting on programs to management • Develop and manage sales force, sales pipeline and sales forecast

Required Qualifications • 8-10 years of sales and marketing experience in the aerospace and/or defense industries • Solid experience in leading marketing & sales teams with small/medium sized companies • Detail-oriented with strong attention to tactical execution and follow-through • Ability to align tactical plans with strategies • Ability to demonstrate track record of success in all key areas of responsibility and consistently produce results on time and within budget • Proven experience working with sales teams and supporting programs to drive awareness and sales • Strong written and verbal communication skills across all channels including press releases, blog post, article, public speaking and social media communications • Proactive, creative, team-oriented, analytical individual and leader • Some experience in raising investment capital for start-ups is a plus

*Please note that the company is located in Huntington Beach, California but this position can sit anywhere in the US.

If you are interested in joining this exciting, new start-up, then please send your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com.

VP/Director, Sales and Marketing (6080K)

LOCATION: BALTIMORE, MD

Our client is growing fast! They need a Rock Star with experience selling and marketing directly to home owners and SMBs. Working out of the Greater Maryland area, this position will be part of the senior management team.

Your background should be 7+ years of direct consumer sales, such as cars, insurance, windows, siding, solar, irrigation, or other similar industries. Experience in leading a team of 8 or more people, setting and achieving sales goals.

Send your resume to Karen@PeopleConnectStaffing.com

Board Advisor (6079A)

LOCATION: LOS ANGELES, CA or BAY AREA, CA

Our client provides a portable solution for food & beverage and CPG companies to measure and digitize taste and scent. They have cloned the human olfactory and taste receptors into a sensor to accurately capture the human sensory experience of taste and scent. The technology is one-of-a-kind and they are doing some exciting things in the food/bev/CPG world.

Their initial platform for digitizing scent and taste comprises of the following: the EssenceChip taste/scent sensors, Allegory software suite, Aromagraph visual analytics package, suggested standards for taste/scent digitization, and the company’s taste and scent “datastore” and related APIs.

Our client is seeking someone that comes from either the food/beverage or CPG industries to sit on their board as a trusted and experienced advisor as they move forward. This position will pay a certain amount of equity, which is rapidly increasing in value. They would like this person to ideally be in the LA or Bay Areas, but would consider someone in other locations…especially if they bring the right knowledge and experience to the table.

If you come from either of these industries and would like the chance to learn more about this position, please email me directly at adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com with your resume’.

API/Platform Engineer (6078G)

LOCATION: PASADENA, CA or SAN FRANCISCO, CA**

We’re looking for an experienced Senior API / Platform engineer to join our clients team. They have created the best possible user experience for identity and access management that delivers the highest level of security, without using passwords. Must have: • 7 – 10+ years of industry experience in software development • More than 5 years’ experience working primarily with RESTful API • 2+ developing with Python • Designed and architected a large scale API system from the ground up • Experience developing an async and/or parallel application • Knowledge of OAuth2 and OpenID Connect, SAML and ActiveDirectory standards • General knowledge of web security and remediation practices • Experience deploying in AWS or other cloud infrastructures • Experience with server less infrastructure such as AWS Lambda service and/or API Gateway • Experience with developing mirco-services • You know your way around Git • You understand design patterns

It would be great if you had: • Experience with interprocess communication (IPC) and distributed computing • Comfortable with SQL and PL/SQL esp Postgres is a big plus • A degree in computer science or related field • Have shipped a SaaS based product • Have experience designing algorithms • Have worked at a startup before

What will you be doing? • You will be working with a team of developers to design and build the API system. • The API system is the heart of the back-end. As the owner of the API you will be responsible for ensuring compliance the open standards and also developing new APIs to support business operations. • Are propitiatory authentication technology works alongside of OAuth2 and OpenID Connect. You will develop APIs that implement and support this technology. • Security and performance are your primary concerns. You will be architecting and implementing the API to insure that clients can absolutely trust their interactions with us and will receive lightning fast performance during peak loads. • You will be working with front-end developers, data scientists, and mobile application developers to support their need to access data on system functions. • You will collaborate with developers, voice technical challenges and potential avenues of exploration from beginning to the end of projects. • As needed, you will work with Technical Support and clients to address technical issues. • Your unique voice and ideas will contribute to our development process, which we are constantly building. Likewise, you should be open to trying out new work-flows, tools, and team structures. We are always trying to improve the ways we work. You will be a key part in contributing to this effort through things like iterative development and continuous integration. • Your opinion matters, your ideas will be heard and appreciated. You will provide direct input on technical (and not so technical) decisions and be heavily involved in the product design process.

What our client is looking for? They want the brightest engineers, scientists, clinicians, designers and business minds….but being smart is not enough. We value curiosity, energy, transparency, passion, getting things done, and people who will not just thrive in a collaborative group but will thrive as part of a our team.

Extra’s: Competitive salaries and stock options Generous vacation benefits Allowance for conferences, courses and subscriptions – to support our culture of continuous learning

To apply- Send your resume and cover letter to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Marketing Lead - Email/SMS (6076K)

OAKLAND, CA

Our client is working with the very latest technologies being leverage by some of the largest companies in the world. They operate worldwide, growing at an expediential rate. Due to this growth they are looking to add a talented Senior Solutions Engineer/Developer to the global team.

Their US division is located in Grapevine, Texas, with corporate headquarters in the Czech Republic with offices around the world, including Asia, Australia, USA, Middle East and multiple locations in Europe.

The Senior Solutions Engineer/Developer work closely with the sales team, still enjoy development work, yet want to be directly involved with the customer utilizing excellent communication skills. This position will deploy solutions, supervise the implementation and create customization of product that allows for full integration into customers system/platform. Included in this is handling the full scope of the project, understand and confirm customer needs, ensure full testing of solution and training the sales team on the solution.

What you will be responsible for:

• Supporting the sales team in pre-sales, sales and post-sales activities. • Collects technical information about the customer environment and transforms it into a solution. • Maintains the entire lifecycle of developed customizations, including troubleshooting, acceptance criteria, documentation and recovery scenarios • Transfers experience of the customer environment in the form of product improvements via consultations with R&D and Product management team • Develops integrations and customizations according to requirements gathered from business partners and customers • Contributes to product enhancements via system integration development according to market needs • Provides consultations to internal departments (R&D, Customer Support Services, Sales, Education) • Responsible mainly for the North American region, involved in global deals and occasional support to our Latin American counterparts

Skills you must have proven hands-on experience with:

• Network virtualization and system virtualization • Python and/or PowerShell scripting language • Web Services • REST software architectural style • Build/deployment software development principles • JAVA programming language • Databases • High level of analytical skills

Skills that are pluses (knowledge of concepts is more important than detailed knowledge): • .NET • Unix or Windows • Degree in Computer Science is preferred

The client is offering: • Competitive salary, paid time off, bonuses and full benefit package. • Agile non-routine creative work content • Opportunity to work on new technologies with top global printing manufacturers • Environment to develop and own a product • Dynamic open-minded team driven by commitment and enthusiasm • A place where ideas and opinions are encouraged, not feared • A place where team members motivate each other • A place where using common sense is valued more than strict adherence to methodologies. • Place where efficiency is valued more than overtime • Support for professional growth • Solid standard of employee benefits • Exposure to international experience

They are looking for people who: • are passionate about software development • wants to stay in touch with customers • are not afraid of a challenge • are experienced or have potential • are willing to learn and teach • are enthusiastic and open minded • are ethical and reliable • are US Citizens

If qualified, please send you resume to Karen@PeopleConnectStaffing.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Vice President/Director of Sales (6077G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

Our client has created a has created a proprietary architecture based on its advanced algorithms for a next generation real-time-dynamic-intelligent search engine.

The successful candidate will grow the organization, build the sales process and infrastructure, and build sales strategy for the US market. This position reports directly to the CEO.

This will initially be a work from home or a work out of a co-working space opportunity. Outside sales with domestic travel TBD.

Candidates must have: • 8-10 years of experience in the Bay Area working in Enterprise Sales • Worked with top tier companies in social media, TV, telecom, preferably selling solutions to them. • Enterprise level Search Engine software sales experience • A good degree of technical knowledge, know the lingo well • A desire to work hard and grow with a company • Hunter mentality • Previous experience in a Start-Up environment

Description

• Develop a sales strategic plan that defines immediate and long-term strategy for success including penetrating existing markets, entry into new markets, and outpacing our competition • Effectively translates the strategic plan into daily, weekly, monthly and annual routines that ensure goals are achieved, clients are satisfied and the team is highly engaged. • Develop a high performance team to include: scouting talent, selection, on-boarding, developing and motivating sales team to drive consistent results and high employee engagement • Work closely with internal partners to measurably add value for the sales team and our clients • Provides strategic direction and tactical insights to improve sales force productivity • Perform management functions in the area of but not limited to accurate pipeline management, monthly reporting, and region tracking

Qualifications

•    BS / BA Degree required in computer sciences, business, or similar
•    8-10 years successful sales leadership experience 
•    Proven history of exceeding performance targets from an existing client base and gaining new clients
•    Strong passion for driving results, maneuvering through obstacles and securing competitive takeaways 
•    Motivated to coach others to succeed in role
•    Ability to establish consultative business relationships with existing and new senior level clients

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Director, Finance and Operations (6074G)

LOCATION: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our client is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations for their US HQ located in South San Francisco. You will be part of a unique and amazing growing Hi-Tech company with R&D center in Israel and with sales and support teams all over the US. This individual reports to the Vice-President of Finance in Israel.

The candidate must be a leader, sharp, self and fast learner, hard worker that can grow with the company. Ideally you have an Entrepreneur mind set, willing to wear multiple hats.

Responsibilities: • Provide analysis and reports as needed to support the sale function, build and track commission and incentive plans for sales teams • Develop, document and enforce compliance of accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
• Prepare the firm’s budget and financial forecasts on an annual and quarterly basis and report on variances. • Oversee the corporate accounting function including ownership of local accounting, bookkeeping, benefits, and insurance. • Rigorously manage disbursements including, the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, and employee expense reports • Serve as a point of contact for external auditors and manage preparation and support of all external audits • Ensure prompt tax filings and payroll reporting at all local, state, and federal government levels • Supply chain management, analyze trends and history in order to provide business insights and findings • Negotiate with vendors and service providers to achieve the most cost effective solutions • Monitor and retain commercial agreements

• Other finance, facilities and operations management duties as assigned

Requirements: • BA/BS in Accounting (or similar); CPA desirable • 5-7 years’ experience in real business in a core finance roll • Knowledge and understanding of the Hi-Tech industry and growing company needs • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written • Technically savvy, with the ability to learn and improve billing and accounting systems, and make recommendations on improvement • Proven team building and team management skills, including the ability to motivate, coordinate, and resolve occasional personnel challenges • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with a bias for planning, and for setting, communicating, and meeting deadlines • Comfortable working directly with the Officers of the company in Israel, maintaining calm under pressure and shifting priorities • Ability to travel occasionally throughout the US and Israel.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Field Scientist (6068GA)

LOCATION: SAN MATEO, CA

We are looking for a Field Scientist to serve as a primary technical field contact for our client. This position will be responsible for implementing tests, trainings, and providing data analysis, logistical, and troubleshooting support with the primary goal to ensure maximum utilization of our clients systems, to drive revenues, and sustain customer retention.

Responsibilities: • Coordinating new installations, including facility inspections, instrument validation, and training. Reviews and approves operational quality of equipment, and instructs in operations and maintenance of system under general instruction. • Will do bench work with NGS library preparations and running NGS sequencers and manage the process • Collect customer feedback critical for future product improvements and new product development • Troubleshooting issues related to user's technical skills, biochemistry/assay design, experimental design, software and instruments. • Interprets lab needs and identifies a solution for a problem resolution • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with lab personnel • Reports on technical trends by relating customer concerns and issues to the appropriate internal partners. • Is able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. • Capable of working independently. Is self-motivated and proactive • Demonstrates clear and concise communications and is capable of interacting with a diverse population • All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities

Requirements: • 5 years practical hands-on experience in an NGS lab (Clinical lab preferred) • Fluency in Mandarin/Cantonese is greatly preferred. • Outstanding problem solving and interpersonal skills. • Strong written and verbal communication and training skills. • Excellent organizational skills • Clear vision of and commitment to providing outstanding customer service. • Experience working in a clinical environment • Proficiency with common molecular biology bench techniques • Experience working in or supporting customers in clinical, diagnostic, and/or regulated environments preferred. • Near native English proficiency, Chinese language ability a plus • Must be willing to travel up to 70%- Domestic and International

Education: • BA/BS/MS/Phd in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Genetics.

Join this exciting team and be a part of developing something truly meaningful! Our client works hard, and has fun doing it. More importantly, they have an enormous amount of respect for one another, and recognize that the key to start-up success is the joy and passion of its people. Every aspect of their culture fosters this belief.

We want people who don’t want to simply work but who are motivated, curious and committed to this goal of improving cancer patient’s survival rates.

If you are interested, send your cover letter and resume to Adam@peopleconnectstafing.com

Vice President, Sales - US Market (6064G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

Our client has created a security platform that guarantees applications are tamper proof, logic is concealed, and remains safe. The successful candidate will grow the organization, build the sales process and infrastructure, and build sales strategy for the US market.

This will initially be a work from home or a work out of a co-working space opportunity.
Inside and outside sales with domestic travel TBD. Occasional international travel.

Candidates must have:
Worked in the App Security market
A good degree of technical knowledge, know the lingo well
Knowledge of the overall security / development stack
Strong knowledge of the cyber security market- in particular Web and App Security
Previous experience or desire to work in a Start-Up environment

Description

•    Develop a sales channel strategic plan that defines immediate and long-term strategy for success including penetrating existing markets, entry into new markets and outpacing our competition
•    Effectively translates the strategic plan into daily, weekly, monthly and annual routines that ensure goals are achieved, clients are satisfied and the team is highly engaged. 
•    Develop a high performance team to include: scouting talent, selection, on-boarding, developing and motivating sales team to drive consistent results and high employee engagement
•    Be a thought leader to engender client confidence and engagement through regular communication that results in improving customer satisfaction and expanding revenues
•    Work closely with internal partners to measurably add value for the sales team and our clients
•    Support and reinforce the strategic sales principles defined within the sales channel 
•    Provides strategic direction and tactical insights to improve sales force productivity
•    Perform management functions in the area of but not limited to accurate pipeline management, monthly reporting, and region tracking

Qualifications

•    BS / BA Degree required in computer sciences, business, or similar
•    5 -7 years successful sales leadership experience 
•    Proven history of exceeding performance targets from an existing client base and gaining new clients
•    Demonstrable intellectual horsepower through ongoing industry and leadership learning and application
•    Strong passion for driving results, maneuvering through obstacles and securing competitive takeaways 
•    Motivated to coach others to succeed in role
•    Ability to establish consultative business relationships with existing and new senior level clients

Our client believes in having strong work ethics, in excellence, in making things the best way they can. They work very hard but they also have fun and enjoy the ride!

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

VP, Engineering/ Chief Technology Officer (2016061G)

LOCATION: EMERYVILLE, CA

The Environment:
• Early-stage startup with close, dynamic, and fun-loving team
• Open culture where commitment, respect, and open communication are essen-tial
• Perfect balance of creativity, innovation, analytical thinking, and rolled-up sleeves

Responsibilities:
• Integrate and inspire existing startup engineering group
• Develop, organize and lead world-class cloud services team
• Full responsibility for architecture, execution and delivery of company’s software products
• Refine, communicate and enforce network engineering policies, standards and schedules
• Collaborate to plan product strategy, requirements and roadmap
• Work closely with customer and partner peers to support technical due diligence
• Ability and willingness to code when needed
• Roll up your sleeves and dive right in!

Requirements:
• 10 or more years in SaaS, PaaS, or related product software development
• 5 or more years managing cloud or embedded software teams.
• Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent
• Startup executive mindset; ability to quickly prioritize, drive and iterate differenti-ated quality product
• Technology team leader with prior notable success at a startup
• Production- and results-oriented, accountable, quality-driven personality
• Demonstrable experience architecting end-to-end complex databases and web apps
• Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
• Approachable management style, open-door, collaborative, highly communica-tive
• Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner
• High degree of comfort with ambiguity in early-phase investigative projects
• Possess a strong desire to provide mentorship within the organization
• Is a self-starter, can manage multiple tasks, and work with minimal supervision
• Readiness and skills to speak in front of audiences
• Experience working with cross functional teams.

Technology:
PHP 5, MySQL, C/C++/C#, Linux, MVC methods and frameworks, Agile/Scrum devel-opment skills, cloud based Saas.

If you are interested, send your resume to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Sr. Engineer/Developer - Client Facing (6028K)

LOCATION: GRAPEVINE, TX

Our client is working with the very latest technologies being leverage by some of the largest companies in the world. They operate worldwide, growing at an expediential rate. Due to this growth they are looking to add a talented Senior Solutions Engineer/Developer to the global team.

Their US division is located in Grapevine, Texas, with corporate headquarters in the Czech Republic with offices around the world, including Asia, Australia, USA, Middle East and multiple locations in Europe.

The Senior Solutions Engineer/Developer work closely with the sales team, still enjoy development work, yet want to be directly involved with the customer utilizing excellent communication skills. This position will deploy solutions, supervise the implementation and create customization of product that allows for full integration into customers system/platform. Included in this is handling the full scope of the project, understand and confirm customer needs, ensure full testing of solution and training the sales team on the solution.

What you will be responsible for:

• Supporting the sales team in pre-sales, sales and post-sales activities. • Collects technical information about the customer environment and transforms it into a solution. • Maintains the entire lifecycle of developed customizations, including troubleshooting, acceptance criteria, documentation and recovery scenarios • Transfers experience of the customer environment in the form of product improvements via consultations with R&D and Product management team • Develops integrations and customizations according to requirements gathered from business partners and customers • Contributes to product enhancements via system integration development according to market needs • Provides consultations to internal departments (R&D, Customer Support Services, Sales, Education) • Responsible mainly for the North American region, involved in global deals and occasional support to our Latin American counterparts

Skills you must have proven hands-on experience with:

• Network virtualization and system virtualization • Python and/or PowerShell scripting language • Web Services • REST software architectural style • Build/deployment software development principles • JAVA programming language • Databases • High level of analytical skills

Skills that are pluses (knowledge of concepts is more important than detailed knowledge): • .NET • Unix or Windows • Degree in Computer Science is preferred

The client is offering: • Competitive salary, paid time off, bonuses and full benefit package. • Agile non-routine creative work content • Opportunity to work on new technologies with top global printing manufacturers • Environment to develop and own a product • Dynamic open-minded team driven by commitment and enthusiasm • A place where ideas and opinions are encouraged, not feared • A place where team members motivate each other • A place where using common sense is valued more than strict adherence to methodologies. • Place where efficiency is valued more than overtime • Support for professional growth • Solid standard of employee benefits • Exposure to international experience

They are looking for people who: • are passionate about software development • wants to stay in touch with customers • are not afraid of a challenge • are experienced or have potential • are willing to learn and teach • are enthusiastic and open minded • are ethical and reliable • are US Citizens

If qualified, please send you resume to Karen@PeopleConnectStaffing.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lead Architect - Java (6058G)

LOCATION: SAN JOSE, CA

Our client offers you a compelling opportunity to transform the way all software and apps are developed and tested. Today, all enterprises develop thousands of applications to run and execute their business. Every one of them is challenged to move faster, and make the move to a DevOps culture, but they quickly hit a wall. Our client solved that.

They have invented a new way to do software QA. From unit testing through security testing, they make QA automation run 10X to 100X faster.

Role:
The Lead Architect will help own the architecture of this sophisticated platform and will be responsible for evaluating new technical solutions, as well as integrations to a variety of other tools.

• Be intimately aware of the architecture of the company’s Unified Platform and guide the architectural direction of it
• Be able to break down feature requests into their technical solution, such that they can they be worked on by multiple resources
• Provide technical solutions to new problems we're trying to solve
• Help code some of the complex technical pieces, work with developers to get past technical hurdles
• Work with our customers to provide technical solutions to unusual situations unique to their environments and software
• Be able to grasp complex technical problems and be able to communicate them to people with varying degrees of technical expertise
• Work with the VP of Engineering to guide our FTE developers on good coding practices and solutions

Required:
• BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
• Strong understanding of JavaScript, its quirks, and workarounds
• Knowledge on Javascript OOPS concepts and cross domain request handling
• Experience in any of the Javascript libraries such as Jquery, Dojo, Angular or Node.js Frameworks
• Proven working experience in Java EE development
• Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns
• Proven hands-on Software Development experience
• Good knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and Hibernate
• Proficient understanding of SVN versioning tool
• Knowledge of web services and SOAP / Rest
• Good understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3
• Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, JQuery and AJAX
• Markup languages XML and JSON
• Knowledge of EC2, Softlayer, OpenStack, or other cloud provisioning platforms
• Good working knowledge of multithreading and synchronization
• Experience in a fast paced technology startup
• Experience working with remote teams
• Have worked for a company that produces enterprise or consumer software products.

Desired:
• Knowledge of protocols (IP, HTTP, TCP) and Sockets
• Knowledge of design patterns
• Good web security understanding, such as OWASP Top 10
• Knowledge of web technologies like HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery
• Experience with test-driven development
• Knowledge of some of this testing tools: JUnit, Jmeter, Sahi, SoapUI, TestNG
• Frameworks: Swing, SWT, AWT
• Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues
• Proficient understanding of SVN versioning tool

Our client is a fast-growing, high-speed and innovative company. If you are eager to make a difference, come join their team and help them move the world to DevOps, one test at a time. You will not be bored!!!

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Regulatory Affairs Director (6056G)

LOCATION: SAN MATEO, CA

Too frequently, physicians exhaust all available treatment options for cancer patients. However, every cancer tumor contains unique genomic changes that can be targeted to attack the tumor. Our Client had devel-oped sequencing which unlocks the genomic information physicians need to optimize treatment providing DNA-based cancer testing technology.

The Regulatory Affairs professional will be responsible for developing regulatory strategies to enable ongoing Oncology clinical trials, managing regulatory submissions, and communication with health authorities. They will be responsible for supervising external resources involved in submis-sions and facilitating interactions with regulators for clinical trial initiation and closure. Interactions are with US, European and other international regulatory authorities.

They will participate in project teams providing current regulatory guid-ance and direction to multidisciplinary product development partners composed of internal, external and consultant experts in the field. He/she will maintain regulatory research databases on relevant fields in the assigned product area(s) and initiate technical and professional meetings to bring together key opinion leaders on regulatory related top-ics.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and communicate regulatory strategies for new products, including regulatory consultations, product characterization and safety assessments.
• Supervise contracted resources to support regulatory submissions in alignment with policies and procedures.
• Manage department budget and coordinate all consultant and ex-ternal resource contracts.
• Communicate and network with scientific and regulatory colleagues to obtain and share relevant information within the organization.
• Lead the preparation of submission packages for regulatory agen-cies across multiple international regions in compliance with estab-lished external standards.
• Project manage assigned product submissions to ensure success of development projects at all stages in the regulatory process.
• Organize meetings with regulatory agency staff and key opinion leaders in the regulatory field
• Conduct literature searches and review literature for scientific and regulatory impact.
• Domestic and international travel.

Experience and Skills:

Master’s degree preferred in a scientific or healthcare discipline.

Five or more years of regulatory experience and 3 or more years biolog-ical experience relating to oncology product development – e.g. manufacturing, laboratory management, preclinical safety, research. OR Post Doc regulatory experience.

Experience with USFDA – both CBER and CDER preferred.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (WORD, PowerPoint, EXCEL, Project)

Experience in the preparation of regulatory dossiers and/or face-to-face meetings with regulators in the US and Europe.

Experience in working with regulatory consultants and contract research organizations.

Experience managing clinical programs, CROs, budgets, and timelines required

Excellent oral, written, and medical communication skills required

Join this exciting team and be a part of developing something truly meaningful!
Our client works hard, and has fun doing it. More importantly, they have an enormous amount of respect for one another, and recognize that the key to success is the joy and passion of its people. Every aspect of their culture fosters this belief.

We want people who don’t want to simply work but who are motivated, curious and committed to this goal of improving cancer patient’s survival rates.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE, SOLID SALARY, EQUITY, GREAT BENEFITS

For consideration and additional information about this exciting opportunity please submit your resume/CV to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com