Vanilla helps organizations build online communities that are used by millions of people worldwide. What we do makes the internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We're looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us fulfill our mission. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, free snacks and a job that you'll love!

Available Positions:

Sr. Account Executive

Vanilla is searching for a proven sales performer to help us increase our market share in the SMB and Fortune 500 markets.

The ideal candidate is someone who can articulate the value of a SaaS based solution and possess a proven track record selling into SMB and Fortune 500 accounts. The position is based out of Ottawa or Montreal.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successfully manage prospects through a strategic milestone based sales process
  • Package and present proposals and business documentation to C-level executives
  • Manage a sales funnel to ensure accurate forecasting of sales revenue
  • Consistently meet and exceed aggressive monthly and annual quotas
  • Deliver solution based and client centric sales messaging
  • Present high impact product demonstrations using GoToMeeting

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience selling SaaS or web based applications
  • Strong document packaging and presenting skills
  • Prior experience forecasting and managing accounts in salesforce.com
  • Knowledge of basic mobile technologies
  • Knowledge of basic HTML and CSS
  • Highly proficient with Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience selling community management or forum technologies
  • Proven history of managing deals north of $50K
  • Solid understanding of contract and procurement processes
  • Capable of targeting strategic accounts through outbound messaging
  • Comfortable working towards team based goals and targets
  • Able to achieve and exceed activity based metrics important to SaaS organizations

Vanilla helps organizations build unique online communities that are used by millions of people each month. What we do makes the internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We're looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us reinvent community forum software. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, Mac gear, free snacks and a job that you'll love!

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Data Migration Engineer (PHP, MySQL)

Vanilla is looking for a hard working individual who wants to join a profitable and rapidly growing SaaS startup. We have the best forum product on the market, an incredible list of customers to match, and we're looking for someone to help us migrate customers from legacy platforms to Vanilla.

Preference will be given to candidates in Montreal. Remote work will be considered for the right candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Migrate data from legacy forum products such as vBulletin to Vanilla
  • Export data using APIs
  • Maintain and develop the Vanilla Porter migration tool
  • Create new tools to automate repetitive migration tasks
  • Troubleshoot migration issues, often after hours

Requirements:

  • MySQL experience writing moderately complex, scalable queries
  • Data / platform migration or database schema design experience
  • Good writing & documentation skills
  • PHP experience with basic OOP
  • Basic knowledge of CSV, JSON, and XML formats
  • Detail-oriented ability to QA own work
  • Ability to research & troubleshoot unfamiliar problems
  • Self-sufficient and able to work unsupervised
  • Experience using / administrating forums
  • Experience with a non-MySQL database
  • Experience using APIs via PHP
  • Knowledge of encoding & character sets
  • Git / version control experience
  • Basic command line experience

Vanilla helps organizations build unique online communities that are used by millions of people each month. What we do makes the internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We're looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us reinvent community forum software. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, Mac gear, free snacks and a job that you'll love!

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Lead Generation Specialist

Vanilla is looking for a smart, ambitious and hard working lead generation specialist to help us continue growing our business. Tens of thousands of companies, including some of the world's top brands, use Vanilla to create engaged communities. This is the perfect position for someone looking to start or re-boot a lucrative career in sales. Success in this position can quickly earn you a promotion to a team leader or account executive position.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify target prospects from lead lists, inbound contacts and tools such as LinkedIn and search engines.
  • Reach out to contacts by email or by phone and book demo meetings with account executives.
  • Fine tune messaging and develop an understanding of prospect business pains.
  • Log activity in CRM (Salesforce).
  • Hit or exceed activity and demo meeting objectives on a weekly basis.

Skills and personal traits:

  • A confident, clear and succinct communication style.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with web technologies
  • Comfortable in a fast paced start-up environment

Compensation and perks:

  • Base + monthly commission for achieving targets
  • Opportunity for promotion
  • Startup perks: ping pong ladder, snacks, drinks, etc.

Preference will be given to candidates in Montreal or Ottawa.

Vanilla helps organizations build unique online communities that are used by millions of people each month. What we do makes the Internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We're looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us reinvent community forum software. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, Mac gear, free snacks and a job that you'll love!

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Jr Application Developer (PHP, MySQL)

Vanilla is looking for a talented application developer who wants to join a profitable and rapidly growing SaaS startup. We have the best community forum product on the market and an incredible customer list to match. As a junior dev, you'll start with bug fixes, troubleshooting support issues and then move on to building plugins and contributing to core product development once you are ramped up.

We’re a highly collaborative team of people that love what we do. Our open office format allows us to talk through solutions and brainstorm often, and we’re looking for someone that will actively contribute in that kind of environment. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, hard working individual looking to jump start a career as a product software developer.

This position is located in Montreal.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within the existing product code to improve our product
  • Work with technical support and directly with clients to resolve issues
  • Write addons and implement customizations for our clients
  • Produce code that can support and withstand millions of users

Skills:

  • Experience with PHP and MySQL in a *nix environment
  • Comfortable on the command line
  • Familiar with, and proponent of, modern source control (we use Git)
  • Understanding of client/server architecture, especially as it relates to the web
  • Relevant post secondary education, or equivalent industry experience

Tools you'll use:

  • Memcached
  • Varnish
  • Redis / Riak / Zookeeper
  • MongoDB
  • Work Queues

Vanilla helps organizations build unique online communities that are used by millions of people each month. What we do makes the internet more diverse, more useful and more fun. We're looking for passionate, hard working people who want to help us reinvent community forum software. We offer a casual work environment, health benefits, Mac gear, free snacks and a job that you'll love!

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Contact us today!

Unless stated in the job description, all positions are based in our Montreal, Quebec offices.

If you're excited about working in a fast-paced environment with fun, enthusiastic and passionate team of professionals dedicated to delivering the highest level of personalized customer service, contact us today!

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