Careers at ZeroTurnaroundWe’re the Starfleet Academy for Java geeks. The Large Hadron Collider for sales wizards. We took humility and added more cowbell. And we’re hiring. In Estonia, that means a small army of Java developers, a platoon of engineering team leads, plus non-Java software and operations folk. In Boston, it’s about all-conquering sales reps, pre-sales engineers, and marketers. In Prague, we have a small but growing sales team. Oh, and content writers and evangelists, sweet JRebel and XRebel evangelists everywhere! See our openings below, read what your future colleagues are saying and apply. Not ready to jump ship for another 6-12 months? Let us know that you’re out there at email@example.com We’d love to get a conversation going with you. Still a student and your heart beats Java? We have some grant opportunities for exceptional UT and Tallinn Tech students in Estonia, as well as internships. In the US, we have a stellar sales training program for recent grads and we sometimes hire student interns. Jump to our student page to read more.
Available positions in Boston
Business Development Representative (Entry Level Software Sales)
As we continue to grow, we are looking to add more members to our sales team. Our Business Development Representative role is a great opportunity to transition into software sales. We provide excellent sales training in a fun and competitive atmosphere. You will learn about Java technology, our products and our sales methodology; we want you to grow in this role – many of our current sales leaders started in the business development role!
Business Development Representative (Recent College Grads)
As we continue to grow, we are looking to add more members to our sales team. This is a great opportunity for recent or soon-to-be college graduates who are interested in software sales in a rapidly expanding business with an amazing opportunity for career advancement. You will learn about Java technology, our products and our sales methodology; we want you to grow in this role – many of our current sales leaders started in the business development role!
Lead Generation Manager
The Lead Generation Manager is responsible for driving traffic to our website, and converting that traffic into leads for our sales team. Using a combination of inbound marketing, banner advertising, partner content programs, email marketing, social media marketing, and other promotional activities, you will be aiming to drive awareness, interest and trial of all of our products. We are looking for a person who is able to see the entire marketing and sales funnel, and work to optimize each component. You will need to be strong in demand generation, lead generation, digital advertising, content marketing, SEO/SEM, A/B testing on landing pages, and web analytics. Experience with a free tools model is also a plus.
Driving awareness for our company and products
Driving traffic to our website
Converting web traffic to leads
Devising and updating lead scoring to ensure we are driving the most productive leads, and that these leads are converting to deals
Managing all digital advertising programs (from conception to implementation, measurement and iteration), including PPC advertising and re-targeting
Managing social media marketing
Collaborating on website structure and layout in order to make the most of every visitor
Collaborating on content generation in order to drive inbound organic traffic
Working with our Free Tools engineering team to build a productive Free Tools lead gen and conversion strategy
Strong background in demand generation, digital advertising, and online marketing
Experience with Google Adwords
Experience using Google Analytics and other web analytics tool(s)
Understanding of marketing and sales funnels
3+ years marketing experience in the software industry – understanding of developer mentality or Java industry is a plus
Ability to work with a team distributed around the world (communication via Skype, Google Hangouts, other collaboration tools)
Salesforce/Marketo knowledge is a plus
Ability to plan demand/lead generation strategy, combined with a willingness to roll up the sleeves to implement the strategy and assess what’s working and what’s not
Additional skills that will put you over the top
Knowledge of the target audience, including java developers, architects, QA, and release management teams
Experience managing website strategy and infrastructure
Copy writing experience
Why you want to work for ZeroTurnaround
Intelligent and energetic company
You can be responsible for changing the Java industry
Horizontal and vertical personal growth (we are a small company, you are going to be doing many things)
A sales engineer is a techy who is well versed in the language of Java and is able to demo and show off our products to potential customers. You will be working directly with our sales people and helping them close deals by presenting the ZeroTurnaround solutions over the phone via web demonstrations. You will also collaborate with our engineering teams in Tartu and Tallinn to gather and provide post-sales technical support.
You need to have excellent technical skills, great communication skills, a positive attitude and high energy level. You also need a passion for learning and exploring new technologies. You will be demoing software for other software developers so you have to understand the underlying technologies very well. At the same time you will be talking to a lot of people and need to be able to adjust the level of tech accordingly. You have to understand competitive solutions to help sales staff close the deal. You will also assist with training sales team members to a baseline understanding of Java and related technologies. You may need to travel to trade shows and key accounts to promote and develop new business as needed. This is a full-time, completely on-site opportunity.
Available positions in Estonia
We are looking for a DevOps engineer – a developer experienced in deployments or a sysadmin experienced in software development. We expect you to take the lead of the infrastructure of a SaaS product – from design to implementation. We are firm believers in infrastructure as code and expect you to have experience in Vagrant or Docker; Chef, Puppet or Ansible; AWS or equivalent IaaS. We want you to turn those acronyms into a scalable, monitorable and fault tolerant system living on the cloud!
Engineer, Services & Operations
Services & Operations engineers are responsible for our back office applications. These include our billing platform, licensing servers, testing cluster, CMS and all manner of product integrations. They also handle all the bare metal & cloud infrastructure, software deployment and other SaaS software.
You will have a full-time job in our Tallinn or Tartu office.
Java engineers are responsible for developing our products (JRebel and XRebel), the tools supporting them (IDE plugins, License Server etc) and also interacting with our customers and solving their issues.
Our products involve a lot of high-stakes low-level Java development and quite a bit of advanced research. We are tackling and solving some of the hardest problems in software development and need your help in doing so. You will have a full-time job in our awesome engineering team in Tallinn or in Tartu.
The daily life of an engineer in ZeroTurnaround includes writing awesome code in their favourite IDE (we kind of make fun of Netbeans users but if you can stand your ground then you are fine. Hi Mirko!, being able to test that code (launching JEE app servers, deploying apps and making requests and having automation for that) and then getting that code into a release.
Another big part of the time goes into debugging. There are performance issues (have you used a profiler before?), there are stuff-not-working problems (trace your steps, use common sense, calm down and have a towel near you!), there are distributed problems (most tests run in a clustered environment) and also remote problems (you need to figure out what the customer is doing wrong, even if the customer is in a different timezone and platform). These problems all require a lot of analysis skills and a broad knowledge of the toolchains. Of course you need to stay sane, friendly and happy in the process.
Product Owner, JRebel
As a JRebel Product Owner, your main trigger is to offer the best developer experience for developers, who build applications in Java. You should be constantly keeping an eye on the frameworks that are popular among developers. You will be talking with the users and framework designers to understand technology and design integrations with JRebel. When developers forget about application restarts and redeploys, you’ve done your job well.
You will work closely with the Senior Product Manager to drive the product vision and collaborate with the engineering team to build products that users use, love and buy. You will assist marketing and sales teams in taking the products to market and own the metrics that define our success.
You’re an ideal match if you have been a passionate Java developer and found yourself being the voice of your team – always looking for the best ways to build applications, pushing for improvements and getting the entire team on board.
Product Owner, XRebel
As an XRebel Product Owner, your main responsibility will be to work closely with the engineering team and to guarantee excellent product delivery. You will report to the Senior Product Manager. He deals with the product roadmap, product design and he also interacts with the users. Your focus will be to analyze the product needs and requirements, write specifications for the engineering team and deal with task prioritization. In addition, you will define and track key metrics that measure the usage and success of the product.
We wish to see that you have developed great applications in your past – and that you would now like to take on a more coordinating role. You should be innately motivated and have a distinct vision about how to make the developers’ lives easier. It is important for us that you are enthusiastic about your work. You need to have a strong desire to constantly improve your skillset.
QA Engineer, JRebel
We are looking for an experienced Quality Assurance and Test Automation engineer who feels passionate about software quality, has a systematic approach to integration testing and a keen eye for details. Your main responsibility will be to think up new and creative ways to break the application code written by our developers and to verify that our products work in all kinds of scenarios – and not just those that developers writing the applications happened to try out for themselves. You should be ready to write down your test scenarios and also implement automated tests for those to keep future regressions from occurring.
You will be a part of our software development team and work closely with our product and engineering teams in our Tallinn and Tartu offices. We expect you to be open-minded, with great communication skills when it comes to clarifying requirements and systematically reporting bugs and regressions. You should be adaptable and excited about constantly learning new things, improving yourself and pushing yourself to your limits.
In their own wordsIf you’re like us, you need more than recruiter talk. So we asked our people to speak up. Not long ago, they were like you. Wondering if ZeroTurnaround is worth their time and talents. Here’s what they said to tell you about their life and purpose at ZT.
ZT is special. We are not just a collection of individuals, but a team with the singular purpose of improving how software is developed and delivered around the globe. This sense of purpose I see around me is what makes it worthwhile to get up in the morning. The willingness, nay, the passion to learn and improve, is what makes our people stand out. All the folks that come here are capable to begin with. But pushing each other to develop to the fullest is what makes us amazing. Our customers are bespectacled fortysomethings in cubicles, long-haired young hipsters on motorcycles and family guys and gals working for the Man. But they can code, and that’s what counts.
We are working on the bleeding edge of development, defining the rules of tomorrow, and feedback from the industry and the community fuels this loop like crazy. The company is packed with nutcase geniuses which sometimes adds a few steps to the journey, but delivers outstanding results. For proof, one needs to go no further than the first customer that popped to my mind: the US Federal Reserve. I suspected at one point that they printed the dollars that they used to pay us.
My job is to figure out what users need to be happy and identify the most interesting and useful features to implement. In 2010 I met Jevgeni Kabanov at a technology conference and after we talked, I knew: those guys are doing something that I’m very interested in. ZT creates tools that people love and talking to them about our products is very inspiring. Sometimes we need to solve what at first sight seems like an impossible problem. However, sometimes 1+1 is 3 and we manage to build the aircraft while flying. I’ve learned a lot and there’s even more to learn now! Not to say I’m stupid, but my colleagues are super-freakin’-smart guys!
I figure out what drives our business by answering the following questions: What are the business metrics that are meaningful to us; what goals do we need to have for these metrics in order for us to be successful; are we hitting those goals; why or why not? I also develop the processes to make the progression from prospect to potential customer to paying customer to repeat customer as painless and profitable as possible.My mission at ZT is to create a business that makes other businesses jealous. We want to be the best at everything. We want to have the best products, the happiest customers, the smartest business model. We want to have the brightest employees, the coolest systems, the most efficient processes. And we want to have the most fun while we do it. In short, we want to win at everything.I got a call from a former colleague, Alex Laats, who had recently signed on to ZT as President and COO. At the time, I was running the marketing department for a small business which was owned by a much larger business. Alex said he had a killer opportunity for me at an awesome company with great products and an amazing business model. I decided to come to ZT because the business has limitless potential and the team rivals only the 1992 United States Dream Team for greatest teams ever assembled.Everyone here is extremely motivated and driven to excel. The reason is that everyone knows what our goals are, and everyone knows whether we are hitting them or not. If we do not achieve our goals, we all redouble our efforts in order to hit them next time. When we do hit our goals, we all celebrate the success together. The energy in our office is amazing, and people are able to feed off it to push themselves to constantly do better, more amazing things.
You can usually find me sourcing large companies that are filled with Java developers just waiting to be saved from their redeployment times, or attempting to get the ZT team to go on a ski trip or play in a volleyball league. I’m very serious, but I like to call it focus in the midst of a sales floor of flying darts, Rebecca Black, and ping-pong balls. Before ZT I was working from 9 to 5 as an account coordinator for a property-management firm while rushing to and from lacrosse practices/games as an assistant coach for a local college. On top of that, I worked a few nights a week as a waitress to pay the bills. Needless to say, when I stumbled across ZT’s job listing and was asked in for an interview the following day, I was intrigued. 24 hours later I met Ethan (who is pretty darn good at sales) and was convinced if I took all the energy I was spending on the above and invested it into ZT, things could get pretty good. He was right. My mission at ZT is to learn as much as I can from the extremely intelligent and successful people who surround me. It is not every day that you find yourself immersed in such energy aimed at one goal. So, while I’m here, I’d like to contribute to it as much as I can. Aside from being insanely smart and just simply awesome, the ZT team is the most dedicated group of people I’ve seen. Yes we have a lot of fun, but everyone understands that the kind of fun we’re having requires a lot of time, effort, improvement, and overall growth to maintain – which everyone at ZT is committed to.
I’m a JRebel IDE plugin developer for Netbeans and Intellij IDEA, but am slowly moving towards the core. My job so far has been to develop Remoting support and JRebel configuration options logic and UI for Intellij IDEA and Netbeans. I was a mostly self-taught Java developer close to graduation. I only used Eclipse, and barely knew JavaEE when I started five months ago, but had a great passion for Java. Before I realized what was happening, I was developing Remoting support for Intellij IDEA. After the initial version was released, I moved over to Netbeans, now developing both plugins daily. When I get a task, I have to analyze the problem and come up with the solution and implementation myself. There usually are no specific directions except, “We need that function, and it should let the user do that”. ZeroTurnaround was my first choice of employer, it being a direct match for my passion for Java. I enjoy writing Java, and when you do something you enjoy, you suddenly realize at 6:30pm that your workday ended an hour ago. I’m surrounded only by smart people and don’t see many primitive instincts here, like showing off or someone trying to dominate others. You and your boss get along like old friends and the President of the company greets you by your first name.
I’ve done various things from making JRebel reload configuration changes to improving the user experience with our IDE plug-ins, and teaching Scala to university students. My mission at the moment is to make sure JRebel is easy to set up and use for new users. I ended up working here because I wanted to develop software products instead of information systems. I met [ZT founders and senior developers] at a few JRebel release parties before getting hired. They must have been impressed by some of my open-source hobby projects, because somehow I got hired without a technical interview. All of my colleagues are smart people and they keep getting smarter. One has to keep learning constantly to keep up. You can learn something from anyone who works here. And they are funny, too. :)
I work in the XRebel team and do research on some cool stuff I cannot talk about since it concerns our roadmap. I also implement server integrations and tests, fix bugs, and try juggling during stand-ups. ZT makes awesome products! At my previous place I used JRebel in development and it rocked! I also knew some key people at ZT and saw fire in their eyes when they talked about the company. In fact, we went to same secondary school with founder Jevgeni Kabanov and later met him at various academic events when we were students. In summer 2012 I attended the GeekOut conference, the JRebel release party, and finally decided that I wanted to be part of the team. Because ZT-ers are smart, competent, motivated, funny, and honest!