Working at Appinions

From the CEO and senior management team to the newest entry-level employee, we are a company that cares about fostering a great work environment and a fun, energetic, success-oriented culture. We have a philosophical belief that our people are our most important assets. And we don’t just pay lip service to that phrase — we incorporate it into our policies, and live it every day.

That philosophy means we have generous “traditional” benefits, and it means we take a lot of time to focus on high quality management and leadership. It also drives us to spend the time it takes to make sure everyone in the company is in the right job, knows how his or her job contributes to the overall company mission, and has a clear path to career growth. We’ve had exceptional employee retention over the years because people love coming to work here and really feel like they’re building something special. If you’re interested in joining our team, please contact us.

The Appinions Experience

Appinions is a New York City-based startup working to build the most sophisticated system for analyzing influence across the web. On a daily basis we analyze news, blogs and social media content to identify influencers. Our development team tackles hard problems in areas such as natural language processing, social network analysis and Big Data.

We’ll challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative work environment and a ton of learning and growth. The pace is fast, furious and very entrepreneurial. In exchange, we give you everything you need to live a happy, balanced life. This includes great upside, great benefits, flexibility and, almost, whatever else you need. Everyone’s unique and we pride ourselves on not having one-size-fits-all solutions. At Appinions you’re a person, not a title. Which is why we place little emphasis on the title and a ton of emphasis on who you are and how you can thrive in our environment.

Open Positions

Summary
Engineering
Marketing
Sales
Client Services
Other

Summary

Engineering
  • Software Engineer (See Engineering tab)
  • Senior Designer (UX)
Marketing
Client Services
  • Strategic Services Manager – (See Client Services tab)
  • Client Success Manager –  (See Client Services tab)
Sales
  • Director of Corp Accounts (See Sales tab)
Others
  • Bookkeeper (See Other tab)

Engineering

Software Engineer

Appinions is a SaaS Platform provider, helping Fortune 1000 companies like IBM, Oracle, Nissan, and Dell with Influence Marketing. Our platform uses patented natural-language processing and social network analysis technology developed at Cornell University to help companies identify and manage the people, ideas, and publications that drive their market.

Skills & Requirements:

As a Full Stack Developer (Java & Javascript) you will be involved in design and implementation of a range of new capabilities built on top of our influence-based data platform. You’ll work with amazing data apis and an great set of developers and researchers to produce compelling and scalable web-applications. Our senior engineers typically have at least 3 years of Java web development under their belt, but you should have a keen understanding of web application technologies both front-end and back. We currently use the Spring framework so some experience with Spring is ideal. You should have a strong grasp of common OO design patterns, familiarity with a variety of data-stores, and a passion for good API design and performance.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work in a team environment to build the next generation of influence-based applications
  • Play an important role in design and implementation of an important new set of internal APIs
  • Develop awesome new features front to back (using Java and JavaScript)
  • Work with a team of developers and researchers ( who specialize in natural language processing, social network analysis) to create create scalable web apps with elegant, user-friendly design

Requirements:

  • 5+ years web development experience both server and client-side web-development
  • Ability to architect complex applications using frameworks and APIs
  • Familiarity with Java
  • Experience with client-side HTML/CSS/JSON/Javascript/JQuery/AJAX
  • Experience with server-side frameworks (Spring MVC/REST/Node.js)
  • Working knowledge with a variety of relational and nosql data stores (mysql, mongodb, hbase, redis)
  • Familiarity with cloud environment a plus (e.g., AWS)
  • Basic unix shell skills
  • * Strong user experience instincts

Perks:

  • Work in our mid-town offices
  • Health, Dental, Equity, other benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Advancement opportunities
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Marketing

Sr. Marketing Director

We’re looking for a Senior Marketing Director to drive a range of programs to support our growing business. This role requires an experienced B2B software marketer with the ability to prioritize and execute projects to communicate our benefits to prospects, clients, our sales team, and the press.

More specifically, we need someone who understands the process and techniques of marketing a B2B SaaS platform, including the development of marketing materials, strategic and tactical aspects of content marketing, lead nurturing process, webinars and real-world events, and all aspects of supporting sales and clients services. Of course, strong skills in analytics and a metrics-driven perspective is also required.

From a personal standpoint, we’re looking for someone with the ability to develop and communicate a strategic perspective, truly excellent writing and presentation skills, and a good sense of design. We’re looking for someone with 5+ years in software marketing including AT LEAST two years of a B2B SaaS marketing experience in a startup environment.

Responsiblities:

  • Lead Generation: Manage the full range of programs and activities that generate awareness and inspire prospects to connect.
  • Sales Materials: Ensure that our website, slide decks, white papers, and other materials enable our sales teams to be as effecient and successful as possible.
  • Events: Plan and manage a range of events for clients, prospects, and in conjunction with sales teams.
  • Marketing Analytics: Lead a metrics-based approach to all marketing activities, working with appropriate tools to understand and improve performance.Full Time Position. In our Mid-Town NYC Offices. Competitive Salary and Benefits

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of product marketing experience in software / online industries.
  • 2+ years of experience in SaaS / cloud companies is required.
  • Demonstrated history of strong business results in brand and/or product marketing.
  • Demonstrated customer focus, with an ability to understand, simplify and communicate complex ideas.
  • Very strong written communication skills.
  • Excellent people and project management skills to interact with colleagues, cross-functional teams, and partners.
  • Ability to keep up and be proactive in a fast paced environment. You are a motivated self-starter.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a technology-related field. An MBA is a plus.

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Sales

Director – Corporate Accounts

You will be responsible for:

  • Prospect and qualifying new sale opportunities through cold and warm leads
  • Effectively communicate features and benefits of solutions and manage prospect expectations
  • Receive requests for service and solutions details from prospects and provide timely responses
  • Maintain a positive rapport with prospects and work to give them the best possible service
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the the company’s product offerings
  • Use Salesforce.com CRM database to log sales data for customers and potential opportunities
  • Schedule meetings with qualified prospects to effectively demonstrate our services

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5 to 7 years sales experience in selling software and SaaS marketing solutions required
  • Broad and deep rolodex with executives and marketers
  • Deep digital and/or influence marketing understanding built through industry experience including ability to understand analytics, online metrics and communicate ROI
  • Proven ability to manage complex and consultative sales cycles, with a provable track record of over quota performance
  • Persistent, self starter with a great attitude and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Enjoy working in challenging & demanding start up environment while having fun doing it

Client Services

Currently open:
  • Strategic Services Associate/Manager
  • Client Success Manager

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Strategic Services Associate/Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Create and cultivate strong relationships with clients and establish yourself as their strategic thought partner
  • Gather critical information to understand the client need and determine the best approach to deliver success
  • Develop scopes of work that clearly articulate desired deliverables, and/or an accurate estimate of time and cost required to execute
  • Be an expert primary user of the Appinions platform and data products that will support client projects
  • Produce and communicate clear, concise, error-free client-facing deliverables that provide insight, and actionable recommendations based on opportunities discovered
  • Work in close partnership with the client success team to ensure seamless delivery of scoped deliverables
  • Identify and prioritize critical account issues and propose potential solutions to the management team
  • Act as a client advocate by sharing feedback internally and escalating challenges appropriately
  • Contribute to Appinions’ best practices body of knowledge and thought leadership related to the practices and uses of the platform and the information and insights it delivers
  • Participate in planning sessions and proactively share ideas to improve the client experience
  • Participate in product development meetings & support QA prior to major releases

Requirements:

  • 3 years consulting or practitioner experience in digital or content marketing, preferably with planning or strategy expertise
  • Strong analytical skills, able to bring a critical eye to data and distill meaningful insights
  • Skillful in developing client-facing reports that deliver a clear and compelling narrative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to prioritize day-to-day activities
  • Creative, solution-oriented, proactive problem solver
  • Ability to work independently and contribute in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google business apps, Salesforce
  • Have a natural interest in the intersection between marketing and technology, with a pulse on current marketing trends
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Client Success Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for assigned client accounts, and be responsible for each account’s success during their lifecycle
  • Lead enterprise-level training, including methodologies, platform use, and best practices
  • Responsible for driving adoption during the onboarding period, and regularly monitoring client activity throughout the relationship
  • Continue to proactively maintain and cultivate client relationships once onboarding is successfully completed and provide periodic status updates
  • Identify and qualify new opportunities for organic growth with existing clients and support upsell efforts
  • Work with the Strategic Services team to ensure seamless delivery and implementation of any incremental services
  • Help negotiate and secure license renewals
  • Identify and prioritize critical account issues and propose potential solutions to the management team
  • Act as a client advocate by sharing direct feedback internally and escalating challenges appropriately
  • Participate in planning sessions and proactively share ideas to improve the client success experience on an ongoing basis
  • Contribute to the development or enhancement of training materials or other client resources
  • Participate in product development meetings & support QA prior to major releases

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years experience supporting a B2B SaaS solution with a focus around training, support or client services
  • Experience in digital marketing or content marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize day-to-day activities
  • Ability to work independently and contribute in a team environment
  • Creative, solution-oriented problem solver
  • Proactive and eager to share ideas
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google business apps, Salesforce
  • Have a natural interest in the intersection between marketing and technology, with a pulse on current marketing trends

Perks:

  • Work in our mid-town offices
  • Health, Dental, Equity, other benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing organization
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Other

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The role requires you to handle all of the accounting and administration needs of the company, including the preparation of financial statements. You will report directly to the CEO and works our CPA firm to prepare financial statements and tax returns at the end of the year.

Responsibilities

In this role you will handle the full cycle of accounting duties. This includes coding and entering vendor and expense invoices, running checks, billing customers and clients, collecting receivables, preparing bank deposits, ensuring that the correct general ledger accounts are debited or credited accordingly. You will process employee timesheets, run payroll checks and prepare monthly and quarterly tax returns. You will handle all of a company’s banking needs, including reconciling monthly bank statements and monitoring cash flow.

Requirements:

The minimum education requirement is an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting combined with a minimum of 7 years experience in the field. This is not an entry-level position. Advanced QuickBooks accounting software training and experience is required.

Perks:

  • Work in our mid-town offices
  • Health, Dental, Equity, other benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Advancement opportunities
Apply Now!
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