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geekwork1In December Zillow launched a new “Returnship” program, a three-month training gig that allows developers to refresh their coding knowledge with the help of a mentor.

“I think that the industry moves so fast, and technology moves so fast. I’ve talked to other people, and it’s intimidating,” Program Leader Kristin Acker told GeekWire. “The reality is that if they were good at it before, they’re probably going to be good at it again. And if we can help them get back, that’s great.”

The position is designed for developers who have taken a break to raise kids, travel or for other reasons. After the three-month training period there is potential opportunity for a full-time role at Zillow.

Kristin Acker
Kristin Acker

Candidates with a BS degree in Computer Science or a related field and at least five years of software development experience can apply here.

That’s one of the current highlights from GeekWork, GeekWire’s jobs site. Continue reading for more of this week’s top openings, hand-picked from the featured listings on the site, and search for more open positions here.

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payscale_logoPayScale, Software Engineer Platform

PayScale, a company that specializes in compensation data for businesses, is looking for someone to help design and develop the company’s next generation of big data management. This engineer will be responsible for building new features on top of open source technology and helping to implement and maintain code to support several thousand customers and millions of site visitors. Professional backend, object-oriented programming, and SQL programming experience are required.

Learn more and apply on GeekWork.

WeWork, City Sales Leadwework

WeWork has been providing co-working spaces to Seattle’s vibrant startup community since early last year and now the company is looking for a City Sales Lead to drive growth.

The primary focus of this role will be working with Community Managers to sell WeWork memberships. The Sales Lead will give tours, attend networking events, and own all sales paperwork and process. The ideal candidate will have one to four years of sales experience and a comfortable knowledge of cloud-based technology and Salesforce.

Learn more and apply on GeekWork.

Big-Fish-GamesBig Fish, Business Development Manager

Seattle game creator Big Fish is looking for someone to help strategically grow the company’s user acquisition. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for expanding Big Fish’s media buying efforts, identifying new partnership opportunities, establishing direct traffic deals with other apps, and attending game industry conferences.

Big Fish notes that this isn’t a sales-oriented role, but rather a spending-focused position. Strong analytical skills at least five years of relevant experience are required.

Learn more and apply on GeekWork. 

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