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The following information is relevant for all of the job roles mentioned below.


Background:

  • An exciting opportunity with an organisation that has won the award of being one of the "top 10 coolest companies" in Australia (by a prominent business magazine) and a finalist in the "Secrets of Australian Innovation" competition.
  • Clients in over 150 countries around the world.
  • SwapAce.com has a website product that is similar to eBay, but has several unique features that differentiate it from any other competitor.
  • SwapAce.com is looking for enthusiastic people to join their established team as they grow and develop their organisation.
  • To find out more about our core product, please see www.SwapAce.com
  • To find out more about our team, please see Our Organisation on our website

Benefits:

  • Dynamic environment with some of the latest web technologies
  • You will have a real impact on the direction of a commercial website
  • You will learn management and leadership skills as part of the role
  • On the job training opportunities to learn project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to be part of a company that can provide independence and job satisfaction for team members
  • Be part of something new, exciting and growing - help develop the strategy and direction of on of the "top 10 coolest companies" in Australia
  • Full-Time, Part-Time, Casual, Vacation, "Equity-Only" & Volunteer positions available.
  • The number of hours, and days of work, are fully negotiable.
  • The pay conditions and working arrangements are fully negotiable.
  • There is an option to be included in the company share plan (depending on the work arrangement).
  • Flexible working hours
  • Close to public transport
  • The head-office includes multiple games rooms with ping-pong, air-hockey, TV's, stereos, game consoles, dart board, punching bag, lounges etc.
  • We are looking for people in any country, however, the head-office is located in Australia (15 mins south of Sydney CBD).

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Good communication & people skills
  • Ability to think laterally, solve problems quickly and multi-task
  • Strong work ethic and committed attitude
  • Self starter, motivated, team player.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and make sensible decision
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate others
  • Creative/entrepreneurial/visionary mindset.
  • Desire to be a part of an internet start-up company.
  • Motivated to learn about emerging web technologies.
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Integrity and respect
  • Large availability of hours to work.
  • Available outside of work hours to address critical issues
  • Ability to start ASAP.

How To Apply:

  • Please send expressions of interest to jobs@swapace.com
  • Please ensure that you:
    • Include a current resume/CV;
    • Include a cover letter specific to the job/role that you are applying for @ SwapAce.com (e.g. if there are required/preferred skills/experience then please indicate how you fulfil this criteria);
    • In your cover letter, please explain why you would like to work for SwapAce.com specifically;
    • In your cover letter, please include your best contact phone number(s);
    • In your cover letter, please indicate if you are looking for full-/part-time work, volunteer/work-experience etc (or any other combination);
    • If you are a student/graduate, then please include a copy of you academic results; and
    • In your email, ensure that your subject/title indicates the job/role that you are applying for.


Specific Information about Current Roles



Product Development & Quality Assurance Role

Responsibilities:

Desire to learn & be trained in the following areas (or already a have knowledge):

  • Product Management (co-ordinating product enhancements and bug fixes)
  • Quality Assurance & Systems Testing
  • Customer Support
  • Computer System Versions (builds) & Release Management
  • Project Management
  • Search Engine Optimisation

Required:

  • High level of computer literacy (must be familiar with Microsoft Office at minimum)
  • Highly competent in English skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

Preferred:

  • Knowledge or desire to improve computer-based skills
  • Familiar with web development processes and practices
  • Knowledge of, or desire to learn about, website security
  • Knowledge of how search engines work and how to optimise a website for search engines
  • Ability to write HTML


Business Development & Management Support Role

Responsibilities:

Desire to learn & be trained in the following areas (or already a have knowledge):

  • Business Development
  • Management Support & Co-ordination
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Finance Management & Bookkeeping
  • Office Management
  • Customer Service
  • Online Marketing with Google AdWords, Google AdSense and other advertising tools
  • Graphic Design
  • Project Management

Required:

  • High level of computer literacy (must be familiar with Microsoft Office at minimum)
  • Highly competent in English skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

Preferred:

  • Experience with developing a business and/or management support
  • Experience in any/all of the areas mentioned in the "responsibilities" for this role
  • Desire to learn about the many areas of starting and building a business


Software Engineer & Web Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Development of software under the guidance of senior software developers.
  • Analysis and design of software solutions.

Required:

  • Strong PHP development skills.
  • Understanding of object oriented programming.
  • Understanding of databases & SQL.
  • Understanding of web technologies.

Preferred:

  • UNIX skills.
  • JavaScript experience.
  • Ability to use HTML, XML, CSS.


Graphic Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Design & development of the graphics required for the SwapAce.com website and other marketing material.

Required:

  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop (or similar).
  • Experience with web design and print media.


UNIX & Network Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of the SwapAce.com website server & computer network.

Required:

  • Experience with maintaining a UNIX web server.
  • Experience with maintaining a windows-based computer network.

Preferred:

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Small Business Sever 2003.
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint Services.


Marketing Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Development & Implementation of the long-term strategic marketing plan for the organisation.

Required:

  • Experience with developing a long-term strategic marketing plan.
  • Ability to implement marketing goals according to agreed time-frame and budget.
  • Specific ideas on how to market the business of SwapAce.com

Preferred:

  • Understanding of how to market an Australian-based organisation that has International customers.
  • Experience in low-cost marketing techniques.


Marketing Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the marketing manager to develop and implement the marketing plan.

Required:

  • Specific ideas on how to market the business of SwapAce.com

Preferred:

  • Understanding of how to market an Australian-based organisation that has International customers.
  • Experience in low-cost marketing techniques.
  • Ability to help with developing a long-term strategic marketing plan.
  • Ability to help with implementing marketing goals according to agreed time-frame and budget.


Public Relations Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the Public Relations for the organisation.

Required:

  • Experience with Public Relations for an organisation.
  • Proven ability to successfully organise for stories to be covered by the media.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of the SwapAce.com product and industry.
  • Experience with start-up organisations.


Customer Service Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managing customer experiences for the organisation.

Required:

  • Experience in working within a customer service environment.
  • Ability to manage customer resolutions within agreed time-frame.

Preferred:

  • Very good communication skills (especially through the medium of email).
  • Knowledge of the SwapAce.com product and industry.


Customer Service Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the customer service manager to respond to customer queries.

Required:

  • Very good communication skills (especially through the medium of email).

Preferred:

  • Experience in working within a customer service environment.
  • Ability to respond to customer queries within agreed time-frame.
  • Knowledge of the SwapAce.com product and industry.


Finances & Accounting Manager

Responsibilities:

  • The finances & accounting for the organisation.

Required:

  • Qualifications and experience with managing the finances and accounting for an organisation.

Preferred:

  • Experience with start-up organisations.
  • Experience in rasing capital.


Information Technology Manager

Responsibilities:

  • The management of the Information Technology for the organisation.

Required:

  • Previous management of IT systems and/or projects.
  • Ability to develop a strategic IT plan.
  • Ability to implement an IT plan according to agreed time-frame and budget.

Preferred:

  • Experience with start-up organisations.
  • Experience with web technologies.


Quality Assurance Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the quality of the SwapAce.com product.

Required:

  • Experience in managing the quality of a software product.

Preferred:

  • Experience with web technologies.
  • Knowledge of the SwapAce.com product and industry.


System Tester

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the quality assurance manager to ensure the quality of the SwapAce.com product.

Required:

  • Ability to use computers and the Internet.

Preferred:

  • Experience in software testing.
  • Knowledge of the SwapAce.com product and industry.
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