Rival IQ, a digital marketing analytics startup that helps companies keep tabs on their competition, announced $1 million in funding last month, including backing from Vulcan Capital, Gravity Ventures, Confluence Capital, Galvanize Ventures, and several Seattle angel investors.
“This is a further vote of confidence in our strategy and market penetration by both existing and new investors,” Rival IQ CEO John Clark told GeekWire. “In addressing challenges that marketers face every day, we have found real resonance with our customer base, and we want to expand our approaches to engage with them as well as add more features to help them be even more successful.”
(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.)
PayScale, a salary database that provides resources for employers and employees, has several openings on GeekWork. The company provides data on everything from which colleges are the best career investments to how much meetings cost companies per minute, so naturally it works with a wide variety of clients.
Now PayScale is hoping to bring on a new Account Manager to own a portfolio of those clients. The ideal candidate will have experience as an account manager, excellent communication skills, and a BA or higher degree.
Person-to-person e-commerce site Bonanza is looking for a dev to join its Seattle team. This is a full-stack Ruby on Rails position, so experience in that platform is preferred. Bonanza is offering a competitive salary, fully paid health insurance, “Work from home Wednesday,” stock options, and a yearly company retreat to remote tropical locale.
ExtraHop, a fast-growing data analytics company, needs a new Talent Acquisition Manager to help its expansion. The ideal candidate is highly analytical and experienced in building a team in a technical environment. This manager will lead and coach ExtraHop’s recruiting team, participate in job fairs, and oversee the company’s university recruitment program.
Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc is seeking an experienced researcher with a passion for user experience. This role involves reporting on and analyzing user behavior and devising Vulcan’s overall user research strategy. The ideal candidate will have a BA and at least five years of relevant experience.
In September The New York Times asked Julep CEO Jane Park how she hires. “I often give the person a real problem, whatever I’m wrestling with right now, because you can learn a lot about a person that way,” she said. “Are they going to be my partner and be able to see the strategic issue as well as how to execute on it?”
If you think you’re up to Park’s challenge, check out Julep’s Sr. Product Manager listing. The company is looking for someone to help transform its digital products. Julep is prepared to offer comprehensive benefits, a competitive salary, and in-office yoga to the right candidate.