OfferUp is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to lead our SEO initiatives, which are vital to the ongoing growth of OfferUp. In this role you will work across the engineering team to make sure users see relevant OfferUp results in Google and Bing. We are looking for an analytical and curious teammate and leader who shows clear enthusiasm and passion to experiment.

– Build SEO into technology platform:
– With the rest of the backend engineering team, evolve the technology platform to be increasingly SEO-friendly
– Implement technical changes that improve SEO and social sharing
– Build and improve our high traffic applications for our millions of daily users: web and apps

– Key contributor to growth/SEO strategy (with Growth team members and PM):
– Provide insight on technical infrastructure improvements that will enhance SEO, website traffic and social sharing
– Help evaluate and estimate SEO and social impact of technical changes
– Assist in the development of roadmaps and QA plans for SEO-related changes
– Advise team on new technology-related SEO and social changes
– Serve as an SEO/Growth subject matter expert within the company

The ideal candidate:
– Has experience with:
– Structured data for search results and social display
– Database-driven page generation that results in user-friendly, unique, localized pages that rank well in search engines
– Generating canonical, comprehensive XML Sitemaps
– Optimizing page load times
– Implementing SEO-friendly site structures, including URL structures, redirects, and meta data
– Has at least 5 years experience in web application development, ideally in a SEO-driven environment
– Holds an academic degree in the field of IT or has relevant experience developing large applications
– Stays up to date with current tools, libraries and standards (e.g. Google Tools, W3C, ARIA, IETF, HTTP, HTML 5)
– Has knowledge about accessibility for humans and robots alike
– Is passionate about the semantic web and has excellent knowledge of structured data
– Takes the impact of website performance and UX into consideration
– Enjoys technical challenges and is eager to explore new technologies. An understanding of search engines and their importance in markets worldwide would be a plus.

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About OfferUp

OfferUp is on a mission to create the simplest, most trustworthy way to buy and sell locally. The free app for iOS and Android helps sellers quickly post items for sale with just a picture from their smartphones and lets buyers easily browse what's nearby. Now the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., OfferUp brings millions of people together to discover more value right where they are.