This Week In Jobs: Giving thanks for pranks, a platter of jobs and Gwyneth-approved businesses - Philly


Nov. 21, 2018 9:56 am

This Week In Jobs: Giving thanks for pranks, a platter of jobs and Gwyneth-approved businesses

Gobble gobble.

Turkey time.

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Thanks for pranks

Odds are that if you work in tech, dear Grammy and Pop Pop have a fairly minimal understanding of what you actually do. So this Thanksgiving, why not have fun with it?

At dinner, whisper into your Apple Watch every thirty minutes and tell them you’re just making sure the robots aren’t angry that you’re gone. While waiting for pie, pull up some code on your GitHub account, shake your head and groan things like, “Uh oh. Oh man, this is bad. If anyone asks, I was never here.”

Really have fun with it. Get creative! It could make for a great story during your next interview. Speaking of which, get your job hunt on with this week’s latest openings!

The news

In an effort to dive into Philly’s pool of top-notch talent, cloud-based marketing platform Listrak is opening a new hub in Wayne. The company — which serves some seriously swanky brands like Oscar de la Renta and Goop — employs a staff of 300 between its HQ in Lititz, Pa. and Newport Beach, Ca. Did you catch that? Gwyneth Paltrow has given this company her business. That’s basically the ecommerce equivalent of being kissed on the forehead by the pope. Listrak plans to hire 25 more to work out of the new Wayne location. Check out the jobs here.

Guess who thinks the current job hunting process sucks? Everyone. In response to the sad, helpless feeling one gets when tossing that painstakingly crafted résumé into a digital black hole, has whipped up a new career navigation approach, our “ Match beta.” It’s a double opt-in placement service — both employers and job hunters must be game for matchmaking — with nary a recruiter in sight. Opt-in and have an actual, real life person match you with a job or candidate that checks all the right boxes. Jobseekers, sign up here and employers, head this way.


The jobs

Calling all engineers:

  • Fintech startup Perpay seeks an E-Commerce Software Engineer: Magento/PHP/Python. Looking for pros that believe in Agile methodologies. Also, and ever-so-slightly more importantly, those who actually know how to execute them.
  • Healthtech company Blackfynn is hiring a Full Stack Engineer who’s fluent in Scala and Python and ready to make an impact on the healthcare industry.
  • Accolade, the personalized health and benefits solution, is looking for a Senior Data Engineer with seven-plus years software dev experience and expertise in relational data modeling.

Sales execs, come knock on these doors:

UX and product designers, take a looksie:

  • Custom software builder PromptWorks is looking for a UX Designer. Word on the street is that they’re looking for someone fun-loving and hungry to learn.
  • Chatham Financial is also hiring a User Experience Designer with a minimum of three years experience and familiarity with rapid prototyping concepts.
  • Perpay is hiring a Product Designer to map out cool features for its mobile and desktop experiences.

The stuffing

Thanks for joining us this week, folks! Have a happy, healthy holiday, and please, feel free to share any dinnertime tech pranks that worked for you. Sharing is caring.

Happy job hunting!

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