Procurement Supervisor - IT Services (7017G)

LOCATION: SAN JOSE, CA

We are looking for an IT Services Procurement Supervisor for a fast growing IT managed service provider. Our client is an IT consulting firm specializing in network infrastructure, security, disaster recovery, virtualization, cloud computing services, and remote access.

IF YOU: • Have worked in Procurement in the IT Services Industry or similar • Purchased/Procured a variety of IT tools • Built or have re-done a system from scratch • Prepared specs for contract proposals • Set up processes and procedures • Have implemented best practices • Supervisor experience- can keep your team accountable, be a leader • Worked with a small team • Are highly motivated and able to think clearly under pressure. • Have excellent Microsoft Excel and Word skills. • Have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

YOU WILL: • Interact with employees at all levels, develop cooperative working partnerships and contribute to teams. • Prioritize and use available tools to be highly productive and manage large workloads. • Supervise PPT team, including managing staff and their performance, hiring and terminations • Design, develop, implement internal processes to increase efficiency within the organization • Negotiate, review, and execute SOWs and contracts
• Light inside sales - upgrades and renewals • Analyze spend and other data, monitor purchasing activity, manage benchmarking and reporting • Provide training to end users on procurement tools • Review POs created for assigned categories. • Resolving procurement issues. • Interface with accounting for resolving invoicing issues • Interface with PMO and Engineering regarding purchases • Develop, implement and enforce department policies and processes

YOU NEED TO HAVE: • Bachelors’ degree in business, supply chain, procurement, finance or management or equivalent experience • Five years’ experience in procurement, sourcing or contracting. • Experience with ConnectWise is a plus • Experience with Quozul is a plus

YOU WILL GET: • Competitive salary plus bonus • Medical, dental, vision benefits • 401k with company match • Opportunity to influence the direction of the product procurement department

If this is you, then by all means send your resume and cover letter to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Chief Revenue Officer (7015K)

LOCATION: PALO ALTO, CA

Real-world problem solving, bringing together professionals for intense dialogues online to boost innovation, working with Fortune 500 clients; this is just a small piece of what our client does. Are you ready to be a part of something disruptive?

In this role as Chief Revenue Officer, you will be working with current customers, deepening the relationship to increase sales opportunities within their organization (vertical sales). Additionally, you will create new client relationships with the heads of their R&D/Innovation departments.

You will bring a senior-level background in which you have sold consulting services, worked within the technology field and a bonus would be an expertise in building channel partners. You are experienced in selling technology that is enterprise level or digital. A plus is experience in sales in which the relationship started as an individual user agreement that moved to a corporation user agreement.

Other aspects of this role are the development of channel partner opportunities, and looking for other revenue growth paths. You will be the master map maker for the ongoing revenue stream of this company, very hands on with clients and maintaining the relationships.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume to Karen@Peopleconnectstaffing.com.

VP, Capital Markets (7014A)

ANY MAJOR US CITY

Our client is an up and coming private monetary partner available for investors and house flippers to utilize for their flipping projects.  They allow for easy gap funding without the worries of unreliable and inconsistent lenders.  Their platform will revolutionize the way house flippers and real estate investors across the country negotiate, buy and finance their real estate projects.  They are currently looking for a dynamic and well-experienced VP, Capital Markets to join the team.

On a typical day, you will:

  •   Contact potential investors/partners who will help the company reach its monetary goals
  •   Perform extensive valuation and pricing analyses, in addition to financial statement modeling   and analysis
  •   Interact with institutional investors and solicit their interest on behalf of clients
  •   Play a key leadership role in the transaction execution process
  • You possess extensive experience in raising capital of at least $15-20MM

This VP, Capital Markets role might be for you if:

  • You possess extensive experience in raising capital of at least $15-20 MM.
  • You have strong communication and negotiation skills and possess keen interpersonal /customer relations abilities.
  • You come from the real estate industry (this is a huge plus, but not a requirement).         

This is an excellent opportunity to have an integral role in growing the company!!  As a bonus, you can sit anywhere in the US as long as you are close to a major airport for the occasional travel. 

If you are ready to take your career to the next level, please send your resume to Adam@Peopleconnectsaffing.com

     

    Sponsorship Sales (7013G)

    LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    Our client is a business incubator that offers learning programs, mentoring and advising resources as well as multiple networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. Our goal is to educate and support startup founders so they can initiate, construct and scale their ideas into viable businesses.

    Here’s the gist: Our client offers a different environment than many other entry-level positions. You will need to work independently, be highly resourceful, manage your individual time effectively, learn how to take action and initiative appropriately in a client environment while developing your client interaction skills.

    As a Sponsorship Sales Representative here’s a sample of what you’ll get to do everyday!

    • Research intensively to understand the relevant issues for your market and communicate those issues effectively to senior level executives.

    • Develop and maintain an ongoing database of existing and potential new clients

    • Develop and grow a strong comprehension of the sales skills required in this role, including an understanding of the value proposition and value based selling.

    • Attend some of your events to ensure smooth running of the events and improve customer service through face to face interaction.

    You will be given the opportunity to: Speak with Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents and C-level executives at Fortune1000 companies on a daily basis

    Who you are: The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator and influencer with strong research skills; is analytical and articulate; a team player with a professional demeanor, and enjoys being part of an enthusiastic, business-oriented and committed team. Must be driven and able to work with a sense of urgency, control the sales process and be able to learn new industries quickly. New graduates are welcome to apply.

    Required Skills and Experience for Sponsorship Sales

    • 3-5 direct sales experience (inside sales a plus)

    • MUST be Degreed

    • Ability to communicate and hold a conversation with decision makers

    • Ability to maintain company KPIs • Previous experience with research and lead generation

    In addition, candidates should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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

    Associate Analyst (7012G)

    LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    Are you an analytical thinker with strong excel skills and are you comfortable dealing with large amounts of data? Are you also outgoing and personable as you will have almost daily interaction with others?

    Our client is a business incubator that offers learning programs, mentoring and advising resources as well as multiple networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. Our goal is to educate and support startup founders so they can initiate, construct and scale their ideas into viable businesses.

    Here’s the gist: Our client offers a different environment than many other entry-level positions. You will need to work independently, be highly resourceful, manage your individual time effectively, learn how to take action and initiative appropriately in a client environment while developing your client interaction skills.

    What you will do as Associate Analyst: As a member of their entrepreneurial team you will be given the opportunity to incorporate methodologies to align with the culture and needs of their customers, while leveraging industry best practices to drive tangible results and maximize their return on investment.

    You will work with assigned business customers to determine needs regarding business process and functionality and make recommendations as appropriate.

    You should understand the full breadth of our clients offerings and be able to speak to them while consistently presenting a positive image. You will work to develop relationships with prospective clients, ensure the quality of your own deliverables and consistently achieve client satisfaction by meeting the requirements of the project while exhibiting character and integrity.

    Who you are:

    • The most successful candidate will be a bright, analytical and team-oriented individual willing to embrace the dynamics of the organization and be an enthusiastic contributor to the growing success of the business.

    • Passionate about startups

    • Flexibility with regards to job responsibilities and a strong willingness to jump in and help where needed

    • Constant curiosity and a desire to learn new things

    • Extremely strong customer service orientation and the ability to multi-task; with the desire to work in a very fast paced environment and an ability to not become frustrated with last minute changes

    • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills; especially when it comes to working directly with senior level directors

    • Impeccable communication skills across all channels

    • Excellent discretion, judgment, tact and diplomacy

    Required Skills and Experience for the Associate Analyst

    • 3-5 years experience

    • B2B sales experience

    • MUST be Degreed

    • Ability to communicate and hold a conversation with decision makers

    In addition, candidates should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, and strong Excel.

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

    Sales Representative - Metal Industry (7011K)

    LOCATION: DALLAS, TX

    Our client is one of the fastest growing players in the scrap metal business. With a focus on helping maximizing scrap metal revenue, the company is also focused on reducing the carbon footprint. To sustain this growth, they are looking to add a sales representative in/near Denton, TX.

    As a Sales Representative, you will be both a hunter and a farmer to generate revenue and support the company’s focus on growth. You will work to generate revenue by teaming up with operating personnel to ensure the most profitable return on investment for existing and future customers. You will also spend time building a pipeline of new accounts and converting those to new business.

    You will have experience working in the metal industry, whether in manufacturing or other related fields.

    As a Sales Representative you will: • Generate new business • Call on prospects and customers at least 75% of the work week
    • Make at least 10 calls per week to prospects • Ensure that current customer’s needs are met or exceeded. • Establish a strong professional relationship with each account • Provide current customers with cost saving measures that benefit customer and the client. • Work with operating staff to enhance the benefits to the customer and the profit to the company • Understand and follow all ISO procedures o Prospecting o Qualifying Prospect o Quoting o Follow-up o Rejection/Approval o Control of Customer Supplied Material/Property o Determination of Customer Requirements • Focus on integrity and ethics in every aspect of your job

    Your success is measured by: • Volumes of ferrous and non-ferrous materials bought and sold • Profitability (Gross Profit) of the volumes above

    As a Sales Representative you bring experience, knowledge, and training, including: • Expert knowledge of the metal industry and metals manufacturing methods. • Expert knowledge of metal trading markets and related financial considerations for entering into long term contracts. • Knowledge of ISO requirements and service levels • BS degree or equivalent experience.
    • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience working in the metal manufacturing industry as a sales representative, trader or support position.

    If this sounds like you, send your resume for immediate consideration to Karen@peopleconnectstaffing.com

    Director/VP, Business Development (7010A)

    LOCATIONS: Anywhere in the US

    Our client is an up and coming cloud-based construction management software company, whose software solutions offer estimating, project management, bid management (and much more) within an integrated suite. Their system is geared towards construction companies, home builders, and remodelers. They are currently seeking an experienced, and well-connected sales pro to join the team.

    On a typical day, you will:

    • Serve as a Construction Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the sales cycle, as well as lead in developing new business and strategic partnerships within the targeted market

    • Foster and promote the selling of the software suite of products

    • Collaborate with the internal team to improve the current products and assist in developing new products and services.

    • Contribute to the strategic planning and execution of all sales, marketing and public relations activities

    • Consult on marketing programs and partner channels that increase the company's revenues and customer base.

    This Director/VP of Business Development role might be for you if:

    • You possesses extensive experience in sales/business development in addition to being well connected in the construction industry (specifically with general contracting construction companies with 100+ employees)

    • You have strong communication and negotiation skills and possess keen interpersonal / customer relations abilities.

    • You have a consultative mind-set when you sell

    This is an excellent opportunity to have an integral role in growing the company!! As a bonus, as the Director/VP of Business Development, you can sit anywhere in the US as long as you are close to a major airport and are open to some travel (which you should be if you’re as good at sales as we think you are!).

    If you are ready to take your career to the next level, please send your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com.

    Lead Software Developer - 3D Printing (7008K)

    LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    Our Client is looking for a passionate engineer to design and develop key product software. The successful candidate will be able to build high-quality, innovative and fully performing software in compliance with coding stand-ards and technical design. Software engineer responsibilities will include gathering requirements, development, writing code, and documenting func-tionality.

    Our Client is a leader in software for the digital supply chain, enabling com-panies to have the confidence that their intellectual property, processes, and products are both secure and aligned with established engineering standards. Their solution enables security, repeatability, traceability and quality in digital distributed manufacturing. Their software protects and standardizes digital assets, coupling them with enforceable business and production policy, facilitating secure digital distribution, and providing manu-facturing integrity.

    Responsibilities • Execute full lifecycle software development • Write well designed, testable, efficient code • Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility • Identify open source components to leverage into systems • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system • Document and maintain software functionality • Tailor and deploy software tools, processes and metrics • Comply with project plans and industry standards

    Requirements • 5+ years work experience in as a computer software engineer or software developer • Experience with TCP/IP programming and network security • Experience with PKI concepts, including protocol implementation • Experience with Windows and Linux programming environments for C++ and Java • Experience with network and cloud product environments • Ability to develop software in C, C++, Java or other selected languages • Working knowledge of Relational and other Databases (SQL and Mon-goDB) • Ability to document requirements and specifications • Familiarity with software development methodology and release process-es • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering

    A big plus if you have: • Domain experience in CAD, PLM, CAM, and/or 3D Printing • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process • Working in and maintaining an AWS environment • Mobile app programming in Objective-C and/or Java.

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

    IT/Systems Engineer (7006G)

    LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    Our Client is looking for an IT/Systems Engineer to help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. Qualified engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis.

    Responsibilities of IT/Systems Engineer: • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure, onsite and Cloud-based • Maintain network, VPN, and PBX infrastructure • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support • Liaise with vendors and peers for problem resolution

    Requirements for the IT/Systems Engineer: • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Linux and Windows environments on VMs and hardware • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g.,Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, Ruby, NGINX) • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in AWS • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Virtual Box) • Experience with monitoring systems • Solid scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Python) • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)

    It would be great if you had: • Domain experience in CAD, PLM, CAM, and/or 3D Printing. • Experience with FreePBX, Synology, Git, Jenkins. • Have maintained a largely open-source development and support environment • Programming experience in JAVA and/or C++ • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

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

    Technical Product/Program Manager (7005G)

    LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    WHAT WE NEED from a Technical Product/Program Manager:

    A passionate technical product / program manager to direct and take over software integration projects with a very cool startup who is involved in the 3D printing space.

    WHO YOU WILL BE WORKING FOR:

    Our Client’s software enables companies to have the confidence that their 3D intellectual property, processes, and products are safe and secure. Their solution enables security, repeatability, traceability and quality in digital distributed manufacturing.

    WHAT YOU WOULD BE DOING as Technical Product/Program Manager:

    The KEY responsibilities will include working with architects to gather requirements, working with customers and partners to learn feature sets, creating program roadmaps, and documenting roadmaps, documenting project outlines, and providing feedback to engineering teams responsible for design and implementation.

    MORE SPECIFICALLY:

    • Explore partner software to determine best way to integrate their products
    • Collect requirements from both internal and customer sources
    • Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility
    • Identify open source and/or commercial components to leverage into projects
    • Generate program roadmap and project timeline
    • Work with customers to ensure all needed functionality is present
    • Collaborate with engineering management to set priorities and review implementation.

    IS THIS YOU?

    • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering
    • 5-10 years of work experience in as a software engineer and/or technical program manager
    • Ability to come up with creative solutions and build them into technical projects
    • Working knowledge of integration techniques into involving established APIs
    • Experience with Windows and Linux programming environments for C++ and Java
    • Experience with network and cloud product environments
    • Knowledge of security concepts
    • Knowledge of best software practices for developing enterprise software
    • Ability to document requirements and specifications
    • Customer friendly personality and experience in managing external relationships

    IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU HAD:

    • Domain experience in CAD, PLM, CAM, and/or 3D Printing
    • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

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

    We are looking for a passionate technical product / program manager to direct and take over software integration projects.

    Our Client is a leader in software for the digital supply chain, enabling companies to have the confidence that their intellectual property, processes, and products are both secure and aligned with established engineering standards. Their solution enables security, repeatability, traceability and quality in digital distributed manufacturing.  Their software protects and standardizes digital assets, coupling them with enforceable business and production policy, facilitating secure digital distribution, and providing manufacturing integrity.

    The KEY responsibilities will include gathering requirements, working with architects to gather requirements, working with customers and partners to learn feature sets, creating program roadmaps, and documenting roadmaps, documenting project outlines, and providing feedback to engineering teams responsible for design and implementation.

    Responsibilities of the TE

    * Explore partner software to determine best way to integrate their products

    * Collect requirements from both internal and customer sources

    * Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility

    * Identify open source and/or commercial components to leverage into projects

    * Generate program roadmap and project timeline

    * Work with customers to ensure all needed functionality is present

    * Collaborate with engineering management to set priorities and review implementation.

    Requirements

    * BS/MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering

    * 5-10 years of work experience in as a software engineer and/or technical program manager

    * Ability to come up with creative solutions and build them into technical projects

    * Working knowledge of integration techniques into involving established APIs

    * Experience with Windows and Linux programming environments for C++ and Java

    * Experience with network and cloud product environments

    * Knowledge of security concepts

    * Knowledge of best software practices for developing enterprise software

    * Ability to document requirements and specifications

    * Customer friendly personality and experience in managing external relationships

     It would be great if you had:

    * Domain experience in CAD, PLM, CAM, and/or 3D Printing

    *   Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

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

    Advisor/Consultant - Chief Marketing Officer (7004G)

    LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    We are working with an innovative technology startup in search of a Marketing Advisor / Consult-ant to develop the marketing strategy and on-the-ground operations. Our client has a product for private social networks, which brings together people that attend the same places so they can meet and interact among themselves and also find the best local service providers. The product is already tested with real users and the company is preparing for a rollout and growth phase, where this CMO will have an important role.

    *This position will begin at 10-20 hours a week and could turn into full time

    *Compensation negotiable

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop Marketing Strategy for Local Service Providers (Partners)
    • Build marketing infrastructure
    • Create Go-To-Market Strategy and set up Operations
    • Manage all marketing and on-the-ground efforts to expand the neighborhood social network
    • Brand strategy to accommodate B2B and B2C customers
    • Content and social marketing for user engagement
    • Conduct Growth Hacking Marketing
    • Assist users get started in and grow their social neighborhoods and to create successful social networks

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred
    • 10+ years experience in marketing
    • Strong leadership and project development skills
    • Familiarity with strategic marketing campaigns
    • Experience marketing a social network app
    • Thorough knowledge of marketing principles, brand, product and service management
    • Deep understanding of changing market dynamics
    • Entrepreneurial spirit
    • Superb analytical skills
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
    • Flexibility
    • Passionate customer advocacy

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

    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

    Customer Care/Personal Shopper (7002KA)

    LOCATION: SAUSALITO, CA

    Are you people-centric, with a strong desire to provide concierge service to people? Do you like cars? Like to drive them, buying 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 Customer Care/Personal Shoppers 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

    • 3 to 5+ years of customer service/care or personal shopper experience (they are open to all levels of experience).
    • Strong customer service, customer care, personal shopper and experience knowledge.
    • Prior experience providing concierge service to customers.
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
    • Desire to succeed and create a superior customer experience (“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!

    VP of Engineering/VP of 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.

    Director Sales - AI Technology (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 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 7 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 (6081AK)

    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 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’.

    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.