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We’re Hiring!

Pepperlane is hiring experienced Development, UX and Product people to join our team in Somerville, MA.

If you’re interested in working with us, please get in touch at jobs@pepperlane.co. Make sure to let us know why you think you’d be a great fit, and include a sample of your work!

Principal Engineer / Tech Lead

Front End Web Developer

Executive Assistant

Brand Copywriter (PT)

QA Lead (job description coming soon)

iOS Lead Developer (job description coming soon)

Lead Product Designer (job description coming soon)

Product Manager (job description coming soon)

 
 

Principal Engineer / Tech Lead

To apply, email us at jobs@pepperlane.co. Please include a code sample along with your resume or LinkedIn profile.

Company

At Pepperlane, we’re building a platform to help moms launch and grow successful service businesses.

We provide a supportive community, online and in-person events, and step-by-step training to help moms build independent businesses that fit their lives, and help them get their businesses online via our member marketplace.

Our vision is to offer a complete platform to run a successful micro-business: step-by-step guides to getting started in high-demand industries, simple, automatic lead management, and tools that provide personalized recommendations about where and how members can market their businesses to their network, Pepperlane’s audience and beyond.

Team

We’re a small team of tech industry veterans from high-growth companies with high valuations and/or successful exits to IPO or acquisition. Most of us are also parents, and all of us have lives and interests outside of work. (Read more about our team and how we got started.)

We’re working hard to create a path to success for entrepreneurial moms because we believe in both the enormity of the mission and the untapped business opportunity.

About the Principal Engineer role

We’re looking for an experienced full stack web developer to work with us to extend our existing Rails app to make our vision a reality. This is a rare opportunity to join a well-funded early stage startup as a lead developer and grow with the company, with guidance from experienced technical advisers. The sky’s the limit!

TECHNOLOGIES
Ruby on Rails
Postgresql
Elastic Search
Javascript
Vue.js / React.js

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the leadership team to scope, plan and deliver our feature roadmap

  • Write new product features and tests in Rails / Vue.js

  • Help to evaluate technologies and make build/buy recommendations

  • Assist in recruiting and mentoring junior developers

  • Conduct code reviews

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 10 years professional software development experience.

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience.

  • Deep understanding of web application architecture, object-oriented design, and computer science principles.

  • Demonstrated mastery in at least one programming language.

  • Communicate ideas clearly, and write intelligently.

  • Willing to work onsite at our Somerville, MA office at least 3 days per week. (Only local candidates will be considered for this position)

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary + equity

  • Health & dental insurance

  • Flexible vacation & sick time

  • Family-friendly schedule flexibility

  • Somerville, MA office conveniently located right in Davis Square (Red Line)

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY

Customer needs come first
We find creative solutions and sweat the details to create a great experience for our customers.

We’re scrappy, not sloppy
We might build lightweight prototypes to validate ideas quickly, but we build lasting solutions once we’ve validated that we’re heading in the right direction.

We don’t reinvent the wheel
We focus on building the features that will differentiate us and integrate with point solutions for the rest.

We move fast, but we don’t break stuff.
That’s why we use GitHub, Travis and Heroku to create a lightweight build-test-release process that allows us to deploy with ease to our staging environment and with confidence to production.

How to apply

We're excited to meet you and see examples of your work! Please email us at jobs@pepperlane.co to let us know why you'd be a great fit for this role, and include a code sample along with your resume or LinkedIn profile.

 
 

Front End Developer

To apply, email us at jobs@pepperlane.co. Please include a code sample along with your resume or LinkedIn profile.

Company

At Pepperlane, we’re building a platform to help moms launch and grow successful service businesses.

We provide a supportive community, online and in-person events, and step-by-step training to help moms build independent businesses that fit their lives, and help them get their businesses online via our member marketplace.

Our vision is to offer a complete platform to run a successful micro-business: step-by-step guides to getting started in high-demand industries, simple, automatic lead management, and tools that provide personalized recommendations about where and how members can market their businesses to their network, Pepperlane’s audience and beyond.

Team

We’re a small team of tech industry veterans from high-growth companies with high valuations and/or successful exits to IPO or acquisition. Most of us are also parents, and all of us have lives and interests outside of work. (Read more about our team and how we got started.)

We’re working hard to create a path to success for entrepreneurial moms because we believe in both the enormity of the mission and the untapped business opportunity.

About the Front End Developer role

We’re looking for a Front End Web Developer who is excited to bring new features and great UX designs to life in our responsive Rails application. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

TECHNOLOGIES
Ruby on Rails
Javascript
Vue.js (Currently; open to using other JS frameworks)
HTML5 / CSS Preprocessors

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Product, UX and back end development team to deliver new features that look great and are easy to use

  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use

  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs

  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability

  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3

  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS

  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery

  • Good understanding of at least one popular Javascript framework, such as React.js, Angular.js, etc.

  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX

  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.

  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.

  • Loves to stay on top of ever-changing front end development technologies and standards in order to make informed decisions about which technologies to employ

  • Willing to work onsite at our Somerville, MA office at least 3 days per week. (Only local candidates will be considered for this position)

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary + equity

  • Health & dental insurance

  • Flexible vacation & sick time

  • Family-friendly schedule flexibility

  • Somerville, MA office conveniently located right in Davis Square (Red Line)

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY

Customer needs come first
We find creative solutions and sweat the details to create a great experience for our customers.

We’re scrappy, not sloppy
We might build lightweight prototypes to validate ideas quickly, but we build lasting solutions once we’ve validated that we’re heading in the right direction.

We don’t reinvent the wheel
We focus on building the features that will differentiate us and integrate with point solutions for the rest.

We move fast, but we don’t break stuff.
That’s why we use GitHub, Travis and Heroku to create a lightweight build-test-release process that allows us to deploy with ease to our staging environment and with confidence to production.

How to apply

We're excited to meet you and see examples of your work! Please email us at jobs@pepperlane.co to let us know why you'd be a great fit for this role, and include a code sample along with your resume or LinkedIn profile.

 

Executive Assistant

Pepperlane is on a mission to create a better world for mothers by empowering them to embrace their skills and passions, turn those into small businesses, and do it all on a schedule they decide. We're helping women break the outdated rule that says mothers can't do what they love AND have time for their families, or that flexible employment is limited to only a few skill sets.

Where We’re Going:

We've touched more than 500 communities, helping moms (and mom supporters!) sell more than 50 different types of services to their neighbors, and we're just getting started. We want to partner with you to play a trusted, right-hand role to our CEO, Sharon Kan. We need your unique experience to help our leaders reach millions of users all across the world.

Executive Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary support to the CEO, and secondary support to the leadership team, including calendar and email management, planning and scheduling meetings, and travel arrangements.

  • Prepare presentations, set agendas, take minutes, and help keep action items moving forward.

  • Create and manage expense reports, vendor contracts, and G&A budget.

  • Research, coordinate, and submit public speaking applications.

  • Help coordinate team meetings, off-sites, and events to keep the work environment fun and engaging for a remote team.

  • Provide administrative support on the company's events in local markets.

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality with great judgment and discretion.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally on projects and tasks as needed- no project is too big or too small.

You are:

  • Thrilled to expand our reach to more moms (and mom supporters) who would benefit from working more on their own terms.

  • Exceptional at writing and editing.

  • A self-starter who combines a high level of creativity/initiative with very strong organizational skills.

  • Obsessed when it comes to attention to detail- knowing that your work is a reflection of our leadership team.

  • An ambitious, fast-learning team player with the hustle needed to thrive in a high growth environment.

  • Gain exposure to all facets of a startup’s organization and play a crucial role in the success of one of Boston's most promising companies.

You have:

  • 3+ years of Executive Administrative support experience, previous tech startup experience preferred

  • Experience with MS Office, Google Office, and a wide-range of cloud based programs.

  • A sense of humor, integrity, and deep empathy for others.

  • Grace under pressure and comfort with ambiguity.

Pepperlane does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.

Every day our team is honored to work with moms and mom supporters from all over the U.S., and we aim to build a team that reflects the diversity of our customers. Each team member of Pepperlane brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team creates more innovative products, provides a better service to our members, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.


Brand Copywriter (PT)

Pepperlane is on a mission to create a better world for mothers by empowering them to embrace their skills and passions, turn those into small businesses, and do it all on a schedule they decide. We're helping women break the outdated rule that says mothers can't do what they love AND have time for their families, or that flexible employment is limited to only a few skill sets.

Where We’re Going:

We've touched more than 500 communities, helping moms (and mom supporters!) sell more than 50 different types of services to their neighbors, and we're just getting started. We want to partner with you to move forward this mother-fueled economy, as our Brand Copywriter. We need your experience to help us reflect our brand values in every word we write, including our blog, newsletters, website and product features, event listings, and online course experiences. You’ll help us shape the voice and tone to reach millions of users worldwide across all marketing and in-product surfaces. We are performance-driven, creative storytellers, and always thinking about how we can better connect with our customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn, maintain, and develop the voice of Pepperlane in collaboration with others.

  • Help grow Pepperlane’s share of voice around key trends and topics, helping maintain the qualities that make us unique while also shaping our relevance as we go.

  • Partner with Product and Member Success teams to build out a deep understanding of our target personas, shifting and tailoring content to be more aligned with their needs and interests.

  • Copyedit and proofread any marketing copy to ensure brand consistency across content contributors, including product messaging and blog posts.

  • Support the creation of press releases and internal communication

  • Engage with the community regularly to generate feedback and ideas for future content.

  • Prioritize deadlines set by our Marketing Coordinator.

  • Deliver a broad range of needs and requests.

You are:

  • Thrilled to expand our reach to more moms (and mom supporters) who would benefit from working more on their own terms.

  • Exceptional at writing and editing, including subject lines, headlines, body copy, scripts, ebooks, video scripts, ad copy, and more.

  • Obsessed when it comes to attention to detail- always publishing copy we can be proud of.

  • Passionate about all things content marketing: learning new strategies, up to date with new technologies and marketing trends, and inspired by customer-focused brands.

  • Great at time management and deadlines—you understand how to scope projects accurately to ensure we deliver on time.

  • Known for going above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Effective in cross-functional teams via in-person, phone, and virtual channels

You have:

  • 4+ years of experience in marketing copywriting ideally in a B2C company

  • Proficiency in online platforms such as Hubspot and Squarespace.

  • A deep understanding of SEO, and demonstrated experience developing content programs that help increase prospect traffic and volume.

  • Grace under pressure and comfort with ambiguity.

  • About 25-30 hours per week (this is a part-time position)

  • Experience running your own company (bonus points)

Pepperlane does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.

Every day our team is honored to work with moms and mom supporters from all over the U.S., and we aim to build a team that reflects the diversity of our customers. Each team member of Pepperlane brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team creates more innovative products, provides a better service to our members, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.