Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Microsoft, Google, Lithium, Kentico and Salesforce

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If it's time for a change, we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our bi-weekly featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your job openings here).


Senior Vice President of User Experience at Salesforce (San Francisco, CA):
Salesforce.com is seeking to hire a world-class executive to lead our User Experience organization. Our customers are more social, more mobile and changing how they conduct business. We need a visionary User Experience leader to help transform our products and platform into a truly game changing offering. The ideal candidate for this role will have a clear vision for the future of ubiquitous business computing across web and mobile devices, and the organizational acumen to bring this vision to fruition. This is an executive with a passion for elegance, simplicity, and the ability to inspire and motivate a team to execute on the vision.

Director of Marketing Programs EMEA at Zmags (London, UK)
The Director of Marketing Programs in EMEA is responsible for building the demand generation engine and ultimately specific pipeline opportunities at Zmags for the EMEA region. This role includes the identification of new opportunities, acceleration of existing opportunities and conversion of pipeline to revenue. The Director of Marketing Programs EMEA will build appropriate campaigns, event platforms, and customer outreach activities to drive both pipeline and new business opportunities as well as stake out a strong thought leadership position for Zmags in targeted EMEA geographies and the mobile commerce marketplace.

Content/Website Management

News Content Manager at Microsoft (Bellevue, WA): 
Microsoft is seeking a news director to help coordinate and administer the delivery of news content on new Windows 8 applications.  We are looking for a news director with deep experience in newsrooms who is forwarding looking and comfortable with technology. The news director will work with the business development team to identify and contract with third party sources for content, and will oversee the efforts of a small vendor team in the creation of content. The news director will also work with the technical team on the ingestion of content, and will work on global markets for new coverage.

Technical Content Manager at Buddy Media (New York, NY):
Buddy Media is seeking a detail oriented, entrepreneurial and effective Technical Content Manager to develop product content and documentation for customers and internal staff. This role will be responsible for creating, editing, updating and managing our collection of documentation including, but not limited to internal training materials, external training materials, new feature announcements, operating procedures, training course materials, newsletters and quick reference guides.

Editorial/Copy Writing 

Creative Lead, Copywriter (Creative Lab) at Google (New York, NY):
We're looking for a progressive, tech savvy, rules-breaking Creative Lead Writer to help steward and extend the Google brand. In this role, you're expected to conceive and execute ideas that will have as much impact in the history of creativity as Google's products have in technology. We're looking for a seasoned creative leader who's not interested in managing a big group of people but who's driven to make great work. A creative with a killer reel, but also a healthy skepticism with traditional marketing mores. Someone who's looking to the future, and can communicate technology in a way everyone can understand, in a voice that's genuine, humble and charming.

Technical Writer at Kentico (Brno, CZ)
Kentico is looking for a Technical writer. Some of the responsibilities include: creating documentation, tutorials and help for users and developers using our software; creating on-line help, user and developer manuals, tutorials, reference and training materials; performing proofreading of English texts created by employees of other departments --- posts on company blogs, knowledge base articles, etc and more. 

Functional/Business Analysis

Business Analyst III at Blackbaud (Cambridge, MA): 
The Business Analyst will serve in a key strategic role by leading the identification of business needs, and the development and execution of solutions, to problems facing our Data Management Services (DMS) clients. The candidate will be responsible for business analysis, requirements gathering, investigation and development of recommended solutions, identification of success triggers, execution of configuration and process changes, testing, and documentation and communication of final results.

Senior Business Analyst at University of California (Oakland, CA):
Reporting to the Chief Information Systems Manager, and in collaboration with the Information Technology Manager, the UC Office of General Counsel seeks a one-year UC-benefited contract Senior Business Analyst to assist in the implementation of technology initiatives across OGC, and, to provide analytical and reporting support for the finance and billing systems area. Possibility for extension of contract or conversion to career (regular) status, depending on performance, departmental needs and availability of funds.

Project Management 

Client Services Project Manager at Connotate (New Brunswick, NJ): 
We are searching for a full-time, highly motivated, tech-savvy Project Manager and Scrum Master to coordinate and drive multiple web development projects in a dynamic and exciting environment. Responsibilities include: liaising between the project team and clients, serving as the glue that holds a project together, communicating directly with clients to remove project impediments, leading meetings based in the Agile/Scrum methodology, tracking and managing project requirements, planning and monitoring projects and more. 

Project Manager at SDL (Seoul, KR):
SDL is looking for a Project Manager to manage all assigned projects in the most efficient manner possible in order to ensure client retention, satisfaction and ultimately repeat revenue growth. Through effective written and verbal communication ensure that project teams are clear to the scope, complexity and expectations of clients for all projects and that the clients are kept fully informed as to the progress, position and financial status of their projects. To manage and motivate the extended project team ensuring actions are clearly delegated and that resource/quality issues are escalated in a timely fashion to the departmental managers and Program Manager.

Learning Opportunities


Sales Executive at Gnip (Boulder, CO)
Based upon Gnip’s explosive growth and strong demand from within our market segment, we are currently looking for a Proven Sales Professional. This individual must be ready, willing, and able to work in a demanding, but fun, startup environment. Responsibilities include: serve as technical contact in pre-sales and post-sales contexts, build sales pipeline by identifying & qualifying prospects, actively and effectively promote and sell Gnip solutions to prospects and target accounts, follow up and up-sell existing customer base by spending time with each client to better understand their unique business needs and requirements 

Senior Enterprise Account Executive at Lithium (Online)
Do you want to work in a fast paced growing environment? Have you surpassed your quota for the past 8 consecutive quarters? If this sounds like you, then Lithium is a place for you. You are a hungry and dynamic sales professional with experience in the social media/web 2.0 space. You energize clients and prospects with your instinctive ability to uncover pain points and develop spellbinding solutions. You're an expert in online communities and can envision almost any client or prospect developing online communities to drive innovation, launch new products and services, reduce risk, and deliver loyalty.


Senior Software Engineer at Jive (Portland, OR)
As a Sr. Software Engineer you'll play a critical role in delivering market-leading software that millions of people use. This is no small feat, especially when dealing with enterprise customers. You will be on a team that focuses on improving the wide range of existing features in Jive' core platform, thus you will range throughout the application from the user interface through to the database. In this role you will actively engage with QA, product management, customer support, product design, UI, and the rest of the development organization to achieve your goals. You’ll have the distinct pleasure of being a hero to Jive's customers as you improve the product based on their feedback.

Client Side Web Developer at Amadesa (Evanston, IL)
The Client Services team is responsible for delivering Amadesa web optimization solution to its clients, working closely with both clients and management to ensure quality of service and customer satisfaction. The Client Services team is looking for a talented engineer to develop client side Web solutions and support our customers. Some of the responsibilities include: end to end development of web solutions using Amadesa products to our customers using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; support our customers that are using Amadesa self  service products to build web solutions; and support the sales cycle from a technical perspective as needed.

UI/Info Architecture/Web Design

Software Architect at Armedia (Washington DC, US):
Armedia is looking for a Software Architect with the following responsibilities: provide overall technical leadership in research, analysis, design and implementation of solutions by analyzing user requirements; evaluate multiple options and recommends one based on the customer priorities; must be able to handle detailed design, implementation and testing as well be wiling to learn new products.

Web Application User Interface Developer at Marqui (Vancouver, CA)
We are currently looking for a top notch user interface developer to join our development team. The successful candidate will report to the R&D Manager. If you are passionate about creating great user experience for users and making a difference in users’ lives by creating tools that they use every day, this position may be for you.

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