Jobs - Parking Panda

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Ready to revolutionize an industry?

Parking Panda is a young and rapidly growing startup with a vision for making parking painless and inexpensive. Our goal is to bring ease and efficiency to the parking industry. Our product is an online marketplace and optimization platform for parking. It enables parking owners and mangers (private and commercial) to capitalize on their parking inventory by driving extra traffic when yield is low and improving pricing when the lot is full. People in need of parking can save money and time by finding a place to park and paying right from their mobile phone or reserving a space in advance on the web.

Working at Parking Panda

Parking Panda was founded in 2011 and is backed by a group of awesome entrepreneurs and angels. Our team is young, passionate, and excited about building something that will change an industry. We work out of our office in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore and from an awesome shared space in the heart of New York City. As an early member of the Parking Panda team you will get to work directly with the founders, you'll own a substantial piece of an ambitious startup, and you will work in a fun and fast-paced environment every day.

Business Analyst

We are looking for a talented business analyst who can help drive our strategic direction through rigorous data analysis and metrics. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to make an impact at a growing startup. This person will play a key role in evaluating and making recommendations on new programs, identifying trends and building reports. If you’re an analytical person who thrives on metrics, loves data and isn't afraid of Excel or SQL, this is the opportunity for you.

Responsibilities

  • Own and independently drive analyses that help us answer critical business questions about finance, user acquisition, retention, sales, product and more.
  • Drive the analysis and build the reports that steer where the company goes next
  • Build an own the operational and financial model to help serve as the backbone of company decisions.
  • Proactively surface insights from our data to help Engineering, Product, Marketing and The Community and Support team achieve their goals
  • Be the #1 expert on our company’s data
  • Expand the dashboard and tools we use to understand the company’s data
  • Work cross-functionally on special projects and new initiatives

Requirements

  • 2+ years' experience in a heavily quantitative, analytic role within a high-performing organization. Experience in a similar role at a startup, in finance, or consulting highly preferred.
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Applied Math, Economics, Finance or a related discipline.
  • Deep appreciation for the value of statistics, data, and data-driven decision-making.
  • Mastery of Excel
  • Demonstrated experience with data query languages (e.g. SQL) highly preferred
  • Experience building a robust set of analytics tools and best practices from the ground up.
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Authentic passion for our mission

If you're ready to jump in and help define the Parking Panda strategic direction send an email to nick@parkingpanda.com

Business Development, Parking

Parking Panda is seeking a highly motivated, intelligent, and experienced parking professionals to join our growing team. You'll spend your day developing relationships with garages and lot owners and managers—building the inventory that fuels Parking Panda’s growth.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, research, and develop new parking prospects
  • Build upon existing and develop new relationships that support the growth of our parking inventory
  • Create and execute compelling presentations to bring on new partners
  • Create sales collateral and develop strategies for execution
  • Contact and close lasting and productive partners

Requirements

  • 3+ years of parking industry experience, ideally in a management or business development role
  • Proven success in a competitive sales environment strongly preferred
  • Strong written and oral communicator
  • Relentless pursuit of sales goals and a penchant for crushing them
  • Expert communication and prioritization skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to a new environment and thrive under pressure
  • Positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Strong negotiation skills

If you're ready to jump in and help define the Parking Panda brand and user experience send an email to jbain@parkingpanda.com

C# / SQL Developer

You have a passion for solving big problems and building products that will reach millions of people. You are a well-rounded person that is comfortable building both internal and external APIs for both our website and our partners. You value an elegant UI and streamlined UX for your users and build with that in mind. Knowledge of data analytics is also a major plus. Being able to impress us with something you've built and having a great personality are more important to us than formal education.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a positive and intuitive user experience
  • Improve our internal API and administrative tools
  • Integrate with partner APIs
  • Build data collection and analysis tools
  • Develop core functionality for our users

Requirements

  • C#
  • ASP.NET
  • JavaScript
  • JSON
  • SQL Server
  • Must be able to write clean HTML and CSS

If you're ready to jump in and help define the Parking Panda brand and user experience send an email to adam@parkingpanda.com

Director of Communications

Parking Panda is hiring a Director of Communications: a mid-level strategic role that will be critical in driving consumer awareness of the Parking Panda brand as the easiest way to find, purchase and redeem parking for every route. We’ve received some great national press to date, but in our next phase of growth we need our first-ever PR leader: an experienced, strategic team member who can help us shape our message, amplify company news and build a driver’s favorite brand.

The Director of Communications' primary responsibility is to broadly raise the visibility of Parking Panda, enhancing its image and reach among consumers and parking partners. Reporting directly to the VP of Marketing, this role will own strategy, development and execution of Parking Panda’s public relations strategies to support overall business objectives, including corporate, brand and content communications.

The ideal candidate is a media relations guru who has an uncanny ability to unearth interesting stories. A track record of success working in-house at a consumer company and managing an external PR agency is a major plus. Understanding how to stretch a budget and when to spend money that will yield ROI is essential.

The position would ideally be based out of our Baltimore, MD headquarters, but the possibility for working remotely from New York or San Francisco would be considered for the right candidate. The position would preferably be based in our Baltimore

Responsibilities

  • Create and evolve messaging that accurately reflects Parking Panda’s value proposition and value by audience
  • Develop and own our media relations strategy for 2015 and beyond, catering to multiple audiences within the consumer, business and tech press
  • Select and manage our first US PR agency
  • Leverage existing assets to amplify our PR efforts...more interviews, more creative content distributed across social media and third-party sites
  • Groom senior leaders to serve as experts in the parking industry, relatable and easy to book

Requirements

  • Minimum 5-7 years of communications experience
  • Excellent creative writing and grammar a must
  • Experience owning PR strategy for a consumer brand a must, either in-house or while at an agency
  • Existing relationships with national consumer, business and tech press preferred
  • Experience in the mobile app or consumer technology space a big plus
  • A strong point of view on media relations strategy; what will drive Parking Panda app download and repeat purchase, the balance between a PR agency and internal team, etc.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively to achieve desired results. We are a startup and all wear multiple hats.
  • Able to celebrate modest but meaningful smaller wins while driving the team toward quarterly goals: a master at summarizing the 30,000 ft view and guiding senior leadership to get there
  • A likeable personality and a hunger to build our first PR programming will get you far!

If you're ready to jump in and help spread the Parking Panda brand nationwide send an email to mark@parkingpanda.com

Experiential Marketing Intern

This opportunity allows for a crash-course in user acquisition and experiential marketing at a high-growth tech startup. You will work hard, play hard and probably wear shorts every day to work. There is the possibility for full-time employment after the internship for the exceptional candidate(s). This is an unpaid internship with an option to receive course credit.

Responsibilities

  • The focus of this internship is assisting the DC market team and VP of Business Development in rapidly growing our user base in the Mid-Atlantic. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • -Designing physical and digital marketing material
  • -Assist in email remarketing strategies
  • -Social media marketing
  • -Organizing and executing “street teams” to engage directly with customers
  • -Analyzing customer data and making recommendations for new initiatives
  • -Supporting partnership sales and outreach
  • -Engage with existing partners to strengthen our business relationships and maximize revenue
  • -Attending tech meetups, community events and other social engagements to represent Parking Panda and evangelize the product.
  • -Ping pong tournaments
  • -Panda suit appearances
  • -General fun and mayhem around the office

Requirements

  • Skills considered vital:
  • -Design skills such as photoshop, illustrator, sketch, etc
  • -Superior Communication skills, written and oral
  • -Self-directed entrepreneurial attitude
  • -Personal integrity
  • -Must love working in a loud and results-driven office environment with a flat structure and a bring-your-dog-to-work policy

If this sounds like the most fun and productive summer you could have in 2015, reach out to James Bain with your resume via email jbain@parkingpanda.com.

Marketing (Internship)

The marketing intern should be a college student or recent graduate. In this position you will work closely with the CEO and Marketing Manager to help implement strategic local and digital marketing initiatives. You will have the opportunity to learn SEO, SEM, and local marketing strategies. You will be actively involved in content creation, social media management, and organizing local outreach efforts. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a young and rapidly growing startup. Possibility (but by no means guarantee) for full-time employment after the internship for the appropriate candidate(s). This is an unpaid internship with an option to receive course credit.

Responsibilities

Requirements

If you're ready to jump in and gain valuable marketing knowledge and experience with Parking Panda send an email to Jessica@parkingpanda.com

Mobile Engineer (iOS and Android)

Parking Panda is seeking an experienced mobile developer (Xamarin) to join our engineering team and lead development of our consumer facing mobile applications (IOS and Android). You should be passionate about using mobile to improve the consumer experience around parking, comfortable leading mobile development decisions alongside our CTO, and ready to work in a small and fast paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of our iOS and Android applications via Xamarin
  • Play a key role in product development and shaping the Parking Panda feature set
  • Use knowledge of mobile platforms to help guide design and engineering decisions’

Requirements

  • Strong knowledge in C#
  • Familiarity with the principles of REST, and working with RESTful APIs
  • Strong understanding of the intricacies of the iOS and Android platforms
  • Knowledge in Objective-C and Android Java SDK is a plus
  • Ability and desire to excel in a small, fast-paced, startup environment

If you're ready to jump in and help define the Parking Panda brand and user experience send an email to adam@parkingpanda.com

SEO/Content Manager

As SEO/Content Manager for Parking Panda, you will be expected to manage a developing campaign strategy while making on-page and off-page optimization recommendations and overseeing SEO implementation for Parking Panda properties. You will also be establishing a solid SEO foundation during implementation and providing ongoing SEO best practices and recommendations for optimization, URLs, redirects, site structure, and off-page linking practices. You will be primarily responsible for raising the visibility and maximizing revenue from organic search across 10,000s of pages over 40+ markets for a quickly growing, innovative and industry-leading startup.

Responsibilities

  • All things search engine optimization, app store optimization and analytics
  • Build and maintain ongoing site-wide and market-specific reports
  • Research, qualify, contact and secure strategic link building opportunities
  • Identify SEO staffing needs and focus and build the team accordingly
  • Own all off-site, on-site, and local SEO across 40+ cities and 10,000s of pages
  • Develop tracking, metrics, and reporting; and analyze overall SEO performance and success of specific initiatives

Requirements

  • BS/BA degree in a related field
  • 3-5+ years of SEO experience; experience managing people
  • Proven track record optimizing a website with 10,000s of pages in a competitive industry
  • Ability to communicate SEO objectives to developers
  • Ability to perform technical SEO audit
  • Experience with keyword research
  • The ability to work with back-end SEO elements such as .htaccess, robots.txt, metadata, site speed optimization, and related skills
  • Experience analyzing analytics data and providing recommendations for SEO campaigns
  • A solid grasp of how blogging, press releases, social media, and related strategies go hand-in-hand with SEO
  • Experience with SEO tools such as: Google Analytics, Google Webmaster tools, Majestic SEO, Advanced Web Rankings, SEMrush, Buzzstream, Open Site Explorer
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • SQL experience a plus

If you're ready to jump in and help spread the Parking Panda brand nationwide send an email to mark@parkingpanda.com

Still interested?

We're always looking for incredibly smart and talented players to join our team, even if we don't have a specific opening. If you think you can contribute to Parking Panda in a big way, we'd love to hear from you. Send an email to jobs@parkingpanda.com with your resume and a cover letter telling us why Parking Panda is the right fit for you and your skills. We look forward to meeting you!