CareersWe’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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Jump to our student page to read more.
Available positions in Boston
Business Development Representative
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!
The Corporate Controller is a proven professional that is responsible for the technical and operational aspects of accounting. This includes developing people, improving processes and controls and working effectively cross-functionally in a rapidly changing environment. The Corporate Controller works closely with all parts of the organization and is the leader for the Company’s accounting department which includes responsibility for the financial close, financial reporting, revenue recognition, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. This position will help develop best practices in terms of processes and procedures as well as driving efficiencies. Success in this role is dependent on leadership, organization/people development, detail-orientation, strategic execution, ability to deal with a rapidly changing business environment and communication. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.
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 via web demonstrations and phone. 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 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 opportunity.
This is a key sales leadership role where you’ll have ownership for your division. This is an opportunity to use your creativity and style in defining your teams’ transactional sales strategy, growing team leads, maintaining highly engaged relationships with sales teams, as well as the customer relationships they manage. We are seeking a highly motivated, intelligent, and goal oriented metric driven leader.
Sales Team Lead
We are seeking a highly motivated, intelligent, and goal oriented metric driven individual to join our Sales Leadership team. This person would be responsible for leading a team of five. Ideal candidates include professionals who have excelled in software sales (ideally inside sales) and have experience leading small teams. Other highly sought qualities include an entrepreneurial spirit, an upbeat, positive attitude, and the affinity to sell technology with a transactional sales process.
We’re proud of our collaborative culture and transparent management style. You’ll rub elbows with company senior management and you’ll quickly learn that your opinions and feedback matter.
Available positions in Estonia
Internal IT Support Specialist
We are looking for an enthusiastic IT support person. One who is passionate about IT, likes to help people and has a creative approach to technical solutions. We currently have 50+ employees in our Tartu and Tallinn offices and we are growing fast. The people and the offices both need IT help, from building and maintaining the meeting room infrastructure, building office portals to choosing, configuring and installing the latest Xerox.
Our products involve a lot of high-stakes low-level Java development and quite a bit of advanced research. We are attacking and solving some of the hardest problems in software development and need your help in doing so. The position is neither junior nor senior, everyone on the team has wide responsibilities and is expected to show initiative. You will have a full-time job in our awesome engineering team in Tallinn or in Tartu.
The daily life of an engineer 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. This involves a broad knowledge of tools and systems.
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, probably he is across an ocean). These problems all require a lot of analyzing skills and a broad knowledge of tools again. Of course you need to stay sane, friendly and happy in the process.
What will you need to know during the interview? First of all you need to be able to write code. If you can’t code a simple program (think of writing a loop for starters) then we will have a tough time with you. If you have custom configured your favourite editor then bring your laptop! This will save you karma points. Also you will need to analyze real life (or not so real life) JVM issues. Knowing what a JVM is and the tools that come bundled is a big plus and shows that you know more than syntax. Towel again is a plus!
Senior QA Engineer
Your main responsibility is to help make our releases rock solid. And also to verify that the product functions in different scenarios and edge cases. You will be part of our software development team and work closely with our product, support and pre-sales engineers in Tallinn, Tartu and Boston offices.
We are looking for an experienced, integrity-freak QA engineer, who has a creative approach to software testing. It’d be awesome if you are passionate about details, but see the whole picture at the same time. It is critical for us that you are excited about what you do and that you have a good sense of humour. We expect you to be open-minded, with good communication skills and with the readiness to learn new things and to test your limits. You should be adaptable and ready to grow together with the team.
Team Lead of Services & Operations
You will maintain our back-end services and manage our internal development projects. You will plan the internal IT strategy for the whole organisation together with your team. You will report to our VP of Engineering, do close cooperation with our infrastructure Product Manager and lead a team of 6. Your main internal stakeholders will be marketing, sales operations and finance teams. You will be responsible for our in-house billing and statistics systems, our public web pages and backend systems, our physical and cloud servers, accounting and finance tools, various on-demand services from Google, Atlassian, Dropbox and others.
Available positions in Prague
Business Development Representative
We are expanding our sales team in Prague and looking for motivated professional to join our team. This is a great opportunity for multi-lingual sales candidates based in Prague with 1-3 years sales experience who are interested in software sales in an growing business with an amazing opportunity for growth. You will work in a dynamic environment and learn about Java technology, our products and our sales methodology.
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.
When you’re thinking about what we do, think about your mom sitting at the computer doing online banking. Buying a book on Amazon, or ordering shoes online. She expects it all to work. Behind it are companies that deliver on those expectations. And inside those companies, the weight of the world is on the shoulders of a Java developer. That’s our customer, the JRebel user. ZT is building products where we are the first customer. We build things that we would buy. It helps to provide a high return on investment to those who license our software. Which developer wouldn’t want to shave off a 4-6 weeks off their annual workload!? If you’re considering joining ZT, here’s what I see in people around our offices. They’re driven, hungry, and share a sense of mission. There’s genuine earnestness, as well as a lot of (Estonian) sarcasm that’s not jaded. They never want this wondrous journey to end. Our people just function that way. We’ve lucked out. Come, be a part of the ZT story.
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!