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Lead Software Engineer

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2018, BLACE operates a rapidly growing marketplace that is changing the landscape of events and event space in New York City. Pulling from an exclusive catalog of luxury spaces and its extensive network of preferred vendors, BLACE has created a marketplace that matches property-owners, vendor services, and clients to produce memorable events and activations. The BLACE value proposition seeks to remove the often-frustrating, manual processes of coordination and replace it with an intuitive, streamlined path for bringing your event to life. To do this, BLACE is building a digital platform to centralize the entire planning experience. BLACE is seeking bright and energized new employees to join its team and improve its digital offering. Check us out at https://www.blace.com.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The BLACE executive team is seeking a software engineer to serve as BLACE’s first full-time technologist. In this role, you will set the course for the company’s technology platform and products. On all technical matters, you will have direct input with the founding team. Since much of BLACE’s business hinges on the success of its digital platform, your work has the opportunity to impact the company’s trajectory profoundly.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze business requirements and generate technical approaches
  • Perform due diligence on various methods for solving problems; articulate the trade-offs for all approaches
  • Deliver end-to-end software architecture across the front-end, back-end, and the APIs that glue them together.

THE QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will probably have the following:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent experience), able to work for any U.S. employer without sponsorship.
  • 3-5 years experience in web programming:
    • Programming languages —JavaScript, Typescript
    • Application Framework — Node
    • JavaScript Framework — React
    • SQL data storage — MongoDB
    • Web server — Nginx
    • Web application server — Express
    • Hosting/Storage/Database — Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience working in Linux environments and familiarity with basic system administration skills
  • Experience using Docker for development and/or deployment
  • You are a team player who is willing to do what needs to get done, when it needs to get done
  • You’ve shipped multiple large software projects and can learn new tools and technologies quickly
  • Previous experience with booking engines, online marketplace and multi-calendars a plus!

 

Sales and Coordination Associate

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2018, BLACE operates a rapidly growing marketplace that is changing the landscape of events and event space in New York City. Pulling from an exclusive catalog of luxury spaces and its extensive network of preferred vendors, BLACE has created a marketplace that matches property-owners, vendor services, and clients to produce memorable events and activations. The BLACE value proposition seeks to remove the often-frustrating, manual processes of coordination and replace it with an intuitive, streamlined path for bringing your event to life. To do this, BLACE is building a digital platform to centralize the entire planning experience. BLACE is seeking bright, tenacious new employees to join its team and improve its digital offering. Check us out at www.blace.com.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The BLACE Sales and Coordination team is looking for scrappy, detail-oriented sellers who are interested in building a world-class organization from the ground up. We are actively seeking applicants who are comfortable both with client-facing projects and internal operational work, and who are equally in their element at a board table, gala event, or dive bar.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Present, promote, and match BLACE’s and services to existing and prospective customers
  • Assist in originating new business opportunities and prospects through cold calls, business development, and networking efforts
  • Field inbound calls and email inquiries from potential clients and convert to leads
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with existing clients, venue operators, and vendors to ensure exceptional service and cultivate new sales opportunities
  • Coordinate and lead site visits with clients and landlords and venue operators
  • Develop and exercise in-depth product knowledge of BLACE’s on platform and vendor offerings
  • Prepare professional, complete, concise, and accurate reports, proposals, and other documentation as required for clients and management.
  • Achieve sales goals by assessing current client needs and following a defined selling process with potential buyers
  • Maintain CRM to ensure information is updated for investors and company meetings.
  • Coordinate with other team members to support sales team initiatives and company quotas and standards.

THE QUALIFICATIONS

  • You are an “all-around athlete.” We are a start-up, which means no two days are the same. You are a team player who is willing to do what needs to get done, when it needs to get done
  • You are highly detail oriented, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have 2+ years of experience in the events, media, or marketing industry in New York City.
  • You are thoughtful and committed to the BLACE mission of becoming the gold standard and best in class online platform for short-term luxury, blank space, and event coordination.
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