Careers

Join the Avisare team as we work to power the small business economy

Downtown LA – Arts District
525 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA

Who We Are

Avisare is the centralized network for all businesses to discover new contract opportunities, post their own, and bid on all opportunities using one universal profile. We offer suppliers a centralized platform to keep their company information updated, and provide the most robust options to make sourcing a turnkey process.  Avisare is not a database; we are a network empowering the small business economy.  As a software procurement system with a social mission to grow minority, women, veteran and LGBT businesses, we donate a portion of all revenue to sponsor minority student scholarships through the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Avisare is a venture-funded company and a member of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

What We Do

We attract self-starters who want to be the best and that means continuously learning and taking initiative. We are naturally curious people who know that there is always more to learn. We provide an atmosphere for life-long learners to grow.

We believe EVERY member of our team has an important job to do and should be trained and empowered to do the best job possible. We invest the time and energy into training you so that you can be empowered to act on your own. We all work towards the goal of solving wealth inequality.

We listen – to our clients, to our suppliers, to our partners and to each other. We appreciate different perspectives and opinions. Everyone that has valuable insight can contribute to every part of our organization. Regardless of your title, you have a voice and we expect you to use it.

We work together as a team and appreciate the value that everyone brings. We go the extra mile for each other as much as we do for our clients. We lean on each other because we know that when we win, we do so together.

For more information, read this letter from our founder.

Who We Need

Updated: 7/15/2017

Product Manager
Fall Intern
Lead Software Engineer

Don’t see a position listed here? We are always on the look out for great talent. If you are interested in helping power the small business economy in a dynamic start-up environment, feel free to send an email to: careers@avisare.com. We review every resume sent to us.

Product Manager – The Creator

The technical Product Manager will assume responsibilities of the day-to-day product initiatives and manage the execution of engineering and data science milestones to support the product roadmap and goals for the Supplier network. He/she must be highly detail-oriented and comfortable working directly with engineering teams. The product manager will lead feature development and prioritization and build new products from existing ideas all focused on creating a superior user experience for suppliers – you are the creator. This role requires a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. The role requires spending significant time in the field with suppliers to understand their problems and find innovative solutions to those problems. It also requires being detail-oriented to an extreme degree.

You will report directly to the CEO and work closely with the CTO. You will drive product design, conduct user experience surveys, manage a cross functional team of engineers, data scientists and UX designers. This role has the potential to become the director of product management given sufficient and demonstrable competence. This role will have cash and equity compensation.

We are looking for confident, dynamic and diligent people to join our team. Applicants should have previous tactical and strategic experience in product management. You must be able to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment, deliver under strict deadlines and be comfortable with software systems. You must have a friendly demeanor and be attentive to everyone’s needs. When everyone else sees despair, you see opportunity and you live for the details on how to realize that opportunity. You must perform well in a team setting, but also work effectively on your own to achieve all company objectives. Must play nice with developers and understand they are people with needs too!

Responsibilities
  • Establish a deep and intricate understanding of the Avisare platform
  • Set the short and long-term product vision and strategy for the system with a focus on user experience and machine learning.
  • Own and manage the product roadmap, setting prioritization for new features while balancing the needs of customers and stakeholders and managing on-time delivery of new functionality.
  • Introduce new features to market by creating product requirements documents including personas, user stories, wireframes and establishing backlogs; prepare return on investment analysis for epics; work with engineering to establish precise, clear instructions for development of new features
  • Liaise with marketing to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits and target customers.
  • Work with customer success management & sales to gather input on new feature requests.
  • Determine product pricing through market research data, reviewing production and costs.
  • Provide short and long-term monthly product forecast, roadmap and competitive analysis reports for management
  • Maintain relevant professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications, establishing professional networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Analyze data on feature usage from all sources both internal and external to enhance roadmap.
  • Provide superior technical support to current users (both suppliers and clients) and be the subject matter expert on sales calls and client review meetings.
  • Understand suppliers’ needs and create feature enhancements to the system based on those needs always maintaining the priority of a superior user experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 7+ years of experience building high performance reliable services-based software
  • 4+ years of relevant technical product management experience or an equivalent experience
  • Experience with OOD and object oriented languages
  • Experience with product management and design software like JIRA, Trello, InVision, and Sketch
  • Experience translating product vision into quantifiable chunks of work for engineering and data scientists to execute on
  • Experience in building clickable prototypes
  • Experience with agile product management methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge of marketing principles and practices
  • Familiarity with Intercom.io and Chargify
  • Comfort with Analytics software (i.e. Mixpanel)
  • Experience with AI or machine learning.
Your Benefits
  • Awesome Education opportunities paid for in an atmosphere of continuous learning
  • Beautiful, fun, office environment in the hub of start-up incubation in the downtown LA Arts District
  • Spend your days with the best and brightest making a difference in the world
  • Stipend for health insurance
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Fun team outings and flexible Friday work from home policy

Send resumes to careers@avisare.com

Fall Internship

The Avisare Fall Intern will handle a variety of roles and get first-hand experience working at a fast-paced start-up. The internship will cover product management, research and customer support.

Responsibilities
  • Develop strong relationships with staff acting as the liaison between internal team. May assist in the opportunity development of the account under the direction of senior staff.
  • Continuously follows up to ensure client expectations regarding quality control, deadlines and customer service are met.
  • Research accounts, assist in product management and responding to customer support inquiries.
Qualifications
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Masters degree
  • A desire to meet and exceed goals
  • Comfort with software systems
  • Ability to build relationships with senior level professionals and work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Effective problem solving, time management and organization skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, along with a competitive spirit
Preferred Skills
  • Familiarity with Intercom.io and Chargify
  • Comfort with SQL and data analysis
  • Comfort with Excel and Powerpoint or Prezi
Your Benefits
  • Awesome Education opportunities paid for in an atmosphere of continuous learning
  • Beautiful, fun, office environment in the hub of start-up incubation in the downtown LA Arts District
  • Spend your days with the best and brightest making a difference in the world
  • Stipend for health insurance
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Fun team outings and flexible Friday work from home policy

Send resumes to careers@avisare.com

Lead Software Engineer – The Magician

The Lead Software Engineer will oversee the day-to-day engineering activities and lead the engineering team to enhance and grow the Avisare system. In this role the candidate will work on driving the design, documentation and development efforts within the engineering team.  You will report directly to the CTO and work closely with the product lead to ensure product milestones are managed and executed on time. The system is built on a MEAN stack, but there are plans to include other technologies to our stack as the need arises. The ideal candidate has experience developing for enterprise SaaS platforms and is passionate about building systems with superior user experience that will have a tremendous social impact on thousands of people.

Responsibilities
  • Expand on the day-to-day development activities for growing the best supply chain sourcing platform in the country
  • Create and review code to ensure a clean & organized architecture
  • Develop new & review existing technical architecture documentation for both enterprise clients as well as the supplier network
  • Actively develop, test, and deploy features across the entire stack with your team
  • Take on intriguing and complex challenges: Automating complex government rules, compliance integration, and diversifying our product offering
  • Lead resource planning activities for current & future development
  • Partner with recruiting to help scale the team by actively sourcing and closing new talent
  • Bring out the best in the individuals on your team by enabling them to do the best work of their lives
Qualifications
  • 5+ years industry experience in software engineering, with considerable full-stack experience
  • Strong hands on coding, design, and architectural skills with the MEAN stack
  • Experience in planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple products (web & mobile)
  • Senior level database design, development and integrations (SQL, Mongo)
  • Knowledge of security principles and how they apply to dynamic web applications.
  • Experience with programming languages such as NodeJS, Python and Java
  • Experience with AngularJS and React JS
  • Experience with Docker and AWS
  • Some experience with DevOps
  • Experience with JIRA, Trello, InVision, and Sketch
  • Experience with agile product management methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change: excited about pushing out lots of code quickly and constantly iterating
  • Thorough and methodical: you enjoy working with data and using it to make informed business decisions
  • Empathetic and employee-focused: you care deeply about doing your best work and helping everyone at the company do their best work
Preferred Skills
  • Social impact or mission-based experience a plus
Your Benefits
  • Awesome Education opportunities paid for in an atmosphere of continuous learning
  • Beautiful, fun, office environment in the hub of start-up incubation in the downtown LA Arts District
  • Spend your days with the best and brightest making a difference in the world
  • Stipend for health insurance
  • Unlimited Vacation policy
  • Fun team outings and flexible Friday work from home policy

Send resumes to careers@avisare.com

Equal Employment Opportunity

Avisare is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.