Jobs at Parse.ly

Parse.ly empowers companies to understand, own and improve digital audience engagement through data, so they can ensure the work they do makes the impact it deserves.

Our clients, who include some of the largest media companies in the world, harness their content's potential through our real-time and historical analytics dashboard, API, and data pipeline.

Account Manager - UK

Parse.ly is looking for a motivated self-starter to play an integral role in the launch of our new UK/EU Office. This is a hybrid position, focused in two major departments: Sales and Account Management. You will also assist in marketing, partnerships, and other needs that come up as part of our international expansion. The goals of this role will be to drive growth in the EMEA market, while concurrently assisting our Account Management team and the Head of EMEA to support existing customers and partners based in the UK and EU.

Our ideal candidate is an excellent communicator and highly organized, as their role and responsibilities will be spread across multiple teams. You would be joining an established, well-funded startup, and would be directly involved in the immediate growth of our newest markets.

This position will be based in our London offices.

What you'll do

  • Prospect/qualify up to 100 leads per week through appropriate channels
  • Schedule 2-3 meetings per week
  • Reply and follow up with all legitimate inbound inquiries from appropriate markets in a timely fashion
  • Understand the changing landscape of the digital media space
  • Have a deep understanding of Parse.ly’s line of products, how to use them, and how to train end users on utilizing the products
  • Work to drive adoption of the Parse.ly platform
  • Create deep partnerships with Parse.ly customers to best understand their business goals and challenges, and demonstrate how Parse.ly aligns with their interests.
  • Stay on top of industry news, technology products, platforms, and partners to ensure you maintain expertise in the market's ecosystem
  • Lead presentations and demos of our platform to large groups
  • Deliver customer onboarding programs and communicate to customers about the ways in which they might strategically use our products
  • Build trust with contacts, especially those at the C-Suite, VP, and Director levels

You should have:

  • 1+ Years of account management or customer relations
  • Effective written, verbal, and telepathic (yes!) communication skills in order to explain technical ideas to both technical and nontechnical people
  • Excellent time and project management skills. You’re always looking to improve inefficient processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps
  • Knowledge of and interest in digital media businesses
  • Familiarity with SaaS businesses
  • Ability to present in front of groups
  • High level of empathy

And it’s a major bonus if you:

  • 1+ Years of sales experience
  • Experience with analytics tools (Parse.ly, Google Analytics, Omniture)
  • Previous Media/Publishing experience
  • Passionate about technology and not intimidated by numbers
  • Experience and/or interest in Startup culture

Business Development Representative

Parse.ly is looking for a motivated Business Development Representative to further accelerate the rapid growth the company has seen in the last 3+ years. The position will be based in our New York City headquarters which features an amazing startup culture, a collaborative team, and awesome amenities.

Our ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, a quick learner, self-motivated, comfortable with technology, and must have leadership potential. If you thrive in an environment where you can contribute to a team, love finding solutions for people, and want to be part of changing the media industry then we'd love to talk to you!

Primary responsibilities will include qualifying people interested in Parse.ly, finding and reaching out to companies that could use Parse.ly, and creating/supporting sales opportunities. As an early employee you’ll be working directly with executives at Parse.ly, and your work will directly impact most aspects of the company.

What you'll do

  • Prospect up to 100 leads weekly through phone, email, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Reply to and follow up with inbound inquiries in timely manner
  • Schedule 3-4 meetings per week
  • Manage outreach campaigns and leverage performance data to optimize prospecting efforts
  • Understand the challenges our clients face
  • Communicate basic value of our product to new prospects to open up more in depth conversations

You should have:

  • 1+ years of sales experience is a plus, but applicants of all experience levels are encouraged to apply
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Proficiency with Salesforce
  • Experience with or an interest in Startup culture
  • Proficient using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
  • Keen attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of and interest in online media businesses
  • Experience / familiarity with SaaS businesses

Director of Communications

We’re looking for a Director of Communications who constantly asks questions... and then finds out the answers.

Put your creativity, heart, and smarts to work by parsing (pun-intended!) the real story about audience attention from the billions of data points we collect from the best digital media companies in the world. We want someone who can connect what is with what could be - this is a job where you'll put your imagination to work!

You will drive communications strategy, media relations, executive speaking opportunities and external messaging. Come join us in our New York City office and get support from the VP of Marketing and the potential to grow your own team.

Day to day, you will:

  • Translate our internal priorities into an executable and measurable communications strategy
  • Own our point of view on key topics in the market
  • Evangelize our story internally to ensure that everyone on the team applies it to their external communications
  • Use your network. You know those great media contacts you've built up over the years? You get to work with them and lean on them to guide you along the way and create even better stories.
  • Write, write, write: you'll create and manage contributed content strategy (hint, we love Medium!)
  • Put our execs out there: Create an executive speaking plan that reinforces our company narrative
  • Work directly with C-suite to make sure that their vision is getting translated into company reality

Our highest hope is that you:

  • Have a strong grasp of the human psyche: you understand what makes people tick and what excites them, and can use your insight to tell stories about our company
  • Constantly ask questions about what is, how it came to be, and how this might differ from the expected input or outcome
  • Can thrive in a start-up by focusing on how little steps will create a long-term strategy. Rome wasn’t built in a day: but what will you do each day to actively impact our goals?
  • Understand big impact from small impact, and steer toward the former
  • Tell other people’s stories in a way that captures who they uniquely are and elevates them beyond what even they thought was possible
  • Build relationships with everyone: internal team members, external influencers, and key players, no matter where they are
  • Communicate effectively. It should go without saying (but you never let that happen!)
  • Understand the bigger picture of how your role impacts the company and other departments.
  • Display a high level of empathy and emotional intelligence.

We think you'll be successful here if you have:

  • 4+ years experience in brand marketing, media, public relations or related role
  • Demonstrated success at building a high-growth leading brand
  • An impressive portfolio of successful PR placements
  • Names of people who can vouch for your amazing abilities off the top of your head
  • A no bullshit factor, with the ability to tell people what they need to hear, not what they want to hear
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience making data come to life
  • Knowledge of how PR/Comms integrates with other functions internally, including marketing, SEO, our website, product marketing, and customer success.

And it’s a major bonus if you:

  • Are already passionate about how the Internet has changed how people direct their attention
  • Have experience managing external agencies
  • Love remote teams and culture

Python Data Engineer

Parse.ly is a real-time content measurement layer for the entire web.

Our analytics platform helps digital storytellers at some of the web's best sites, such as Arstechnica, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The Intercept, Mashable, and many more. In total, our analytics system handles over 65 billion monthly events from over 1 billion monthly unique visitors.

Our entire stack is in Python and JavaScript, and our team has innovated in areas related to real-time analytics, building some of the best open source tools for working with modern stream processing technologies.

On the open source front, we maintain streamparse, the most widely used Python binding for the Apache Storm streaming data system. We also maintain pykafka, the most performant and Pythonic binding for Apache Kafka.

Our colleagues are talented: our UX/design team has also built one of the best-looking dashboards on the planet, using AngularJS and D3.js, and our infrastructure engineers have built a scalable, devops-friendly cloud environment.

As a Python Data Engineer, you will help us expand our reach into the area of petabyte-scale data analysis -- while ensuring consistent uptime, provable reliability, and top-rated performance of our backend streaming data systems.

We’re the kind of team that does “whatever it takes” to get a project done.

Parse.ly’s data engineering team already makes use of modern technologies like Python, Storm, Spark, Kafka, and Elasticsearch to analyze large datasets. As a Python Data Engineer at Parse.ly, you will be expected to master these technologies, while also being able to write code against them in Python, and debug issues down to the native C code and native JVM code layers, as necessary.

This team owns a real-time analytics infrastructure that processes over 2 million pageviews per minute from over 2,000 high-traffic sites. It operates a fleet of cloud servers that include thousands of cores of live data processing. We have written publicly about mage, our time series analytics engine. This will give you an idea about the kinds of systems we work on.

What you'll do

For this role, you should already be a proficient Python programmer who wants to work with data at scale.

In the role, you’ll...

  • Write Python code using the best practices. See The Elements of Python Style, written by our CTO, for an example of our approach to code readability and design.
  • Analyze data at massive scale. You need to be comfortable with the idea of your code running across 3,000 Python cores, thanks to process-level parallelization.
  • Brainstorm new product ideas and directions with team and customers. You need to be a good communicator, especially in written form.
  • Master cloud technologies and systems. You should love UNIX and be able to reason about distributed systems.

Benefits

Our distributed team is best-in-class and we happily skip commutes by working out of our ergonomic home offices. Here's a photograph of our CTO's setup running two full-screen Parse.ly dashboards.

  • Work from home or anywhere else in our industry-leading distributed team.
  • Earn a competitive salary and benefits (health/dental/401k).
  • Splurge with a generous equipment budget.
  • Work with one of the brightest teams in tech.
  • Speak at and attend conferences like PyData on Parse.ly's dime.

Parse.ly Tech

  • Python for both backend and frontend -- 2.7, some systems in 3.x, and we're going full-on 3.x soon.
  • Amazon Web Services used for most systems.
  • Modern databases like Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Redis, and Postgres.
  • Frameworks like Django, Tornado and the PyData stack (e.g. Pandas).
  • Running Kafka, Storm, Spark in production atop massive data sets.
  • Easy system management with Fabric and Chef.

Fully distributed team

Parse.ly is a fully distributed team, with engineers working from across the world. People with past experience working remotely will be prioritized. US/Eastern timezones will be prioritized.

Apply

Send a cover letter, CV/resume, and optionally links to projects or code, to work@parsely.com. Make sure to indicate you are applying for the "Python Data Engineer" role.

Software Engineer

We are hiring a software engineer to work on our real-time analytics dashboard. Pythonistas and JavaScript hackers especially desired.

Our analytics platform helps digital storytellers at some of the web's best sites, such as Arstechnica, New Yorker, Mashable, The Next Web, and many more. In total, our analytics backend system needs to handle over 50 billion monthly events from over 475 million monthly unique visitors.

We are currently looking for software engineers to help us build the best real-time analytics dashboard the world has ever seen. The only requirement is some experience in Python/JavaScript. Bonus points for an interest in information visualization, Edward Tufte, and d3.js. To see an example of how we work, check out our blog post, Whatever It Takes.

What you'll do

  • Write code using the best practices.
  • Analyze data at massive scale.
  • Brainstorm new product ideas and directions with team and customers.
  • Master cloud technologies and systems.
  • Learn, grow, and succeed in your career.

You should have:

  • Ideally 2-3 years experience in technology, but no minimum experience required.
  • Self-sufficient, but works well with others.
  • Highly organized and disciplined about self-improvement.
  • Open source contributions and publicly scrutable code available.
  • Some background in Python and/or JavaScript.

Benefits

Our distributed team is best-in-class and we happily skip commutes by working out of our ergonomic home offices. Here's a photograph of our CTO's setup running two full-screen Parse.ly dashboards.

  • Work from home or anywhere else in our industry-leading distributed team.
  • Earn a competitive salary and benefits (health/dental/401k).
  • Splurge with a generous equipment budget.
  • Work with one of the brightest teams in tech.
  • Speak at and attend conferences like PyData on Parse.ly's dime.

Parse.ly Tech

Our entire stack is in Python and JavaScript, and our team has innovated in areas related to real-time analytics, building some of the best open source tools for working with modern stream processing technologies. Our UX/design team has also built one of the best-looking dashboards on the planet, using AngularJS and d3.js. See the Parse.ly dashboard.

Our Stack

  • Python for both backend and frontend (2.7, we're going 3.x soon).
  • Ubuntu 14.04 on every server (going 16.04 soon).
  • Amazon Web Services used for most systems.
  • Modern databases like Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Redis, and Postgres.
  • Modern frontend development tools like d3.js, jQuery, and AngularJS.
  • Frameworks like Django, Tornado and the PyData stack (e.g. Pandas).
  • Running Kafka, Storm, Pig/Hadoop in production atop massive data sets.
  • Easy system management with Fabric, Chef, and Vagrant.

Why Parse.ly?

  • We've built a real-time content measurement layer for the entire web.
  • 40-person team, half of which is a distributed engineering team.
  • Small enough to be nimble, large enough to be dangerous.
  • Actually solving tough data scaling and visualization problems daily.
  • Commitment to open source and the Python community.
  • Team attends and presents at: ApacheCon, PyCon, PyData, MongoWorld, etc.
  • Customers are top journalists, editors, and site managers at top online sites -- smart, savvy, demanding customers!

Apply to Parse.ly

Apply now: send a CV/website, github link (if available), and 1 paragraph intro by clicking the application link below. Let us know what part of the position interests you, and point us toward an interesting project or piece of code you wrote.

Success Manager

We’re looking for a Success Manager who will help our customers understand their audience through the power of analytics. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in both business and technology and has a curiosity to continually learn more. You should be comfortable in a client-facing position and have an unparalleled enthusiasm for helping our customers. You’ll be their go-to resource when they have any questions about Parse.ly, and you’ll come up with innovative ways to actively engage our customers. You’ll also be working directly with the Product team, so internet humor and clear communication is a must. You’re the champion for both our customers and our product.

As an early employee you’ll be working directly with executives at Parse.ly, and your work will directly impact most aspects of the company.

What you'll do

  • Help customers through email, phone, online presentations, screen-share and in person meetings
  • Responsible for keeping current clients satisfied and delivering exceptional client service on a day-to-day basis
  • Monitor and analyze customers’ usage of our product
  • Responsible for working with the Sales team to onboard and integrate new clients and developing existing client relationships
  • Be the liaison between the customer and internal teams.

You should have:

  • 2-3 years related account management/sales experience
  • Effective written, verbal and telepathic (yes!) communication skills in order to explain technical ideas to both technical and nontechnical people
  • Excellent time and project management skills. You’re always looking to improve inefficient processes
  • Keen attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Expert at Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, Salesforce and help desk support software
  • Experience and/or interest in Startup culture

And it’s a major bonus if you:

  • Experience with analytics tools (Parse.ly, Google Analytics, Omniture)
  • Previous Media / Publishing experience
  • Passionate about technology and not intimidated by numbers

UX Engineer

Parse.ly is a real-time content measurement layer for the entire web.

Our analytics platform helps digital storytellers at some of the web's best sites, such as Arstechnica, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, TechCrunch, The Intercept, Mashable, and many more.

In total, our analytics system handles over 65 billion monthly events from over 1 billion monthly unique visitors.

Our entire stack is in Python and JavaScript, and our team has innovated in areas related to real-time analytics, building some of the best open source tools for working with modern stream processing technologies. Our UX/design team has also built one of the best-looking dashboards on the planet, using AngularJS and D3.js. We are now expanding our reach into the area of petabyte-scale data analysis in order to deliver insights to our customers about how news and information flows online.

What is the UX team?

Our User Experience (UX) team owns the core experience of Parse.ly’s customer-facing SaaS products -- most importantly, the real-time analytics dashboard. We do whatever it takes to deliver awesome user interfaces to our customers.

For this role, you’ll need to be strong in JavaScript; have a keen sense of good design; have experience with web/mobile frameworks; enjoy D3.js; and, for bonus points, have some comfort level implementing native iOS or Android applications.

(Also, to get a sense of our design, see screenshots 1 2 3 4 5)

What you'll do

  • Write JavaScript code using the best practices.
  • Come up with novel interface designs and data visualizations.
  • Learn about Python, Django, and API design.
  • Analyze data at massive scale.
  • Brainstorm new product ideas and directions with team and customers.
  • Analyze customer usage data to improve shipped features.

You should have:

  • Ideally 2-3 years experience in technology, but no minimum experience required.
  • A preference for self-sufficient productivity, but an ability to work well with others.
  • A highly organized and disciplined approach to self-improvement.
  • Strong level of comfort with JavaScript.
  • Deep experience with HTML and CSS, including preprocessors like LESS or Sass.
  • Comfort with git, the command line, and some other mainstream programming language, e.g. Python, Ruby, PHP.
  • Interest in responsive design and how to deliver unified user experiences across multiple environments, e.g. desktop web, mobile web, native mobile, browser plugins.
  • A portfolio of user interfaces and/or experiences in whose delivery you played a major part.

And it’s a major bonus if you have:

It would be amazing if you had all of these things, but that would be a tall order. If you have one or two of them, though, you should definitely mention it in your cover letter!

  • Real Python/Django programming experience.
  • Past usage of NodeJS-based JavaScript build toolchains.
  • A portfolio of real D3.js visualizations.
  • Opinions about web app development with Angular, React, Vue, or similar.
  • Some open source code and/or contributions.
  • Some experience with Xcode, iOS apps, Objective-C, and/or Swift.
  • Some experience with Android Studio, Android apps, Java, and/or Kotlin.

Fully distributed team

Parse.ly is a fully distributed team, with engineers working from across the world. People with past experience working remotely will be prioritized. US/Eastern and GMT/GMT+1 timezones will be prioritized.

Apply

Join us to build the world's best content analytics dashboard.

Send a cover letter, CV/resume, and optionally links to projects or code, to work@parsely.com. Make sure to indicate you are applying for the "UX Engineer" role.

How we work

We are a team of individuals doing incredible work that contribute to the success of our company. Parse.ly’s mission is to empower others companies to do the same, because the work each employee does matters - and we use the power of data to prove it.

Parse.ly values actions over experience, innovation over tradition, results over potential, and simplicity over intricacy. We distribute our work, we communicate openly, we treat each other with respect, we value results, not effort, and we enjoy what we do.

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