“It seems so quaint, but when we started Zillow in 2006, as a consumer, you couldn’t actually even find out what was for sale without the good graces of an agent,” CEO Spencer Rascoff told USA Today earlier this week. The online mobile database has come a long way since then, with acquisitions like StreetEasy in New York, San Francisco-based HotPads, and most recently an agreement to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion.
Zillow’s growth means job openings, and lot’s of ’em. One of the many listings the Seattle-based company has posted on GeekWork, is a Development Manager position. Zillow is looking for an experience leader to build a new team of engineers and create new products. The right candidate will receive a competitive salary, life insurance, health benefits, and a 401k.
That’s one of the current highlights from GeekWork, GeekWire’s jobs site. Continue reading for more of this week’s top listings, hand-picked from the featured listings on the site, and search for more open positions here.
(And as long as you’re job hunting, another good resource is the GeekWire 200 ranking of top technology startups in the Pacific Northwest, and the related GeekWire Startup List database of more than 800 companies. Both can be filtered by category to narrow down your search.)
OfferUp, a geosocial app that allows users to buy and sell items locally by uploading photos to their smartphones, is looking for a QA engineer to join its growing team. Applicants with experience in a QA/testing role who are able to thrive in a fast past environment are encouraged to apply. The position comes with a competitive salary, stock options, and free lunch fridays.
Comcast’s video subsidiary, thePlatform, has an opening for a lead SDET with a strong background in writing test automation for distributed service architectures. According to thePlatform team, “this position offers a remarkable opportunity to utilize your testing, design, and coding skills on a broad range of technologies, and processes in a growing company.” The right candidate will receive company bonuses, a 401k, and 21 days of PTO.
In April, General Assembly announced Seattle as its 10th location. The New York-based tech education company told GeekWire the Emerald City’s “robust set of fast growing companies, highly talented young people, and a great urban downtown where people want to live,” were motivating factors for the move. Now GA is looking to expand its team. The Admissions Producer will counsel potential students and lead information sessions. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree and proven experience in sales or recruiting are encouraged to apply.
Earlier this month newly appointed Urbanspoon CEO Keela Robison told GeekWire about the company’s new plan to focus on the “in-restaurant” experience. The company recently launched a “Popular Dishes” feature which lists three recommended menu items per restaurant and has additional plans to corner the market on in-restaurant intel.
Urbanspoon claims to have 40% year over year growth, and with its expanding business model, it needs someone to manage the data. The candidate chosen for the Senior Analytics Manager will lead the company’s web analytics function, report directly to the CFO, and “tell the story of Urbanspoon through numbers and data.”