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Noodle Markets

Noodle Markets is an education-technology company that will revolutionize procurement in K-12 schools. Our mission is to transform dramatically the way school districts and educational agencies buy products and services; to level the playing field for vendors; to spur innovation; to improve procurement processes; and to promote best practices.

Why Noodle Markets?

  • Competitive salary and 401K offering
  • Insurance: medical, dental, vision, long term disability coverage for all employees and dependents
  • Mac or PC? You decide!
  • Beautiful office space in Chelsea Piers
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Steeply discounted gym membership to The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers
  • Fully stocked break rooms with snacks and drinks

Open Positions:

Engineering Team

Lead Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

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Noodle Markets (www.noodlemarkets.com) is an education-technology company that will revolutionize procurement in K-12 schools. Our mission is to transform dramatically the way school districts and educational agencies buy products and services; to level the playing field for vendors; to spur innovation; to improve procurement processes; and to promote best practices.

Noodle Markets is seeking a full-time Lead QA Engineer for our Engineering Team. The Engineering Team at Noodle Markets is responsible for developing, deploying, and running the product in the cloud on Amazon Web Services.

This position will lead the work of a QA Engineer (manual) and Junior QA Engineer. You will need to be able to articulate the patterns and best practices that our team should utilize when structuring tests. The tests should articulate the application’s interface they are driving. You will need to identify new automation tools/processes/approaches to create, maintain, and improve automated test suites.

The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Technology & Engineering

What you will do:

  • Own the company testing plan, working to enhance and improve the current test process.
  • Build test plans with support from the Product Team.
  • Manage workload for the QA staff with support from the Product Team.
  • Leverage your skills and experience in the following:
    • Programming Languages: Python, Ruby, or JavaScript.
    • Testing Tools: Selenium WebDriver and load testing tools such as JMeter.
    • Linux OS: Ubuntu (preferred), Redhat, or Centos.
    • Command line Linux and shell programming.
  • Review requirements specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan, and coordinate testing activities.
  • Identify, record, and document thoroughly; track bugs.
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.

What you need to do to be successful:

  • Have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a quantitative discipline and/or certificate in data science is preferred.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Proven work experience in software development.
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance.
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.
  • Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing.
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools.
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus.
  • Education industry experience is a plus.
  • Be a team player!
Engineering Team

Senior Software Engineer

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Experienced

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Noodle Markets (www.noodlemarkets.com) is an education-technology company that will revolutionize procurement in K-12 schools. Our mission is to transform dramatically the way school districts and educational agencies buy products and services; to level the playing field for vendors; to spur innovation; to improve procurement processes; and to promote best practices.

This position will work alongside a team of software engineers with expertise in front-end, middle-tier, databases, and quality assurance in a polyglot programming environment. The Senior Software Engineer will provide senior-level guidance to an agile team. It is important that regardless of which programming language or tools used or learned in the past, the Software Engineer can learn new languages and tools and utilize them effectively. Commitment to collaboration and continued growth and development is key to operating effectively on the team.

The position reports to the SVP, Technology & Engineering.

What you will do:

  • Leverage your skills and experience in the following:
    • Programming languages: Python, PHP, or JavaScript.
    • Linux OS: Ubuntu (preferred), Redhat, or Centos.
    • Frameworks: Laravel, Flask, Tornado, or Django.
    • Command line Linux and shell programming.
    • Agile software engineering practices such as Scrum, TDD, Continuous Integration, automated unit and functional tests.
    • Database programming with two or more of MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, and Memcached.
    • Selenium WebDriver.
    • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, ELB, CloudWatch) is a plus.
  • Understand the product and engineering roadmap and act as a subject matter expert on advanced infrastructure and platform capabilities, features, and offerings.
  • Work with the Product Owner to vet requirements, ensuring that they are detailed enough for the development team.
  • Participate and provide leadership in the application design and development activities.
  • Produce and develop software in an agile environment using modern techniques and processes, e.g., Scrum, TDD, Continuous Integration, unit testing, functional testing, configuration management, version control, bug tracking, etc.
  • Independently identify opportunities to improve system scalability and stability; implement enhancements and best practices in accordance with modern development principles and methodologies.
  • Develop libraries, components, and APIs.
  • Work proactively to predict and minimize potential issues before they arise and resolve those that do in a timely manner.

What you need to be successful:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in software development.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience as a full-stack developer.
  • Experience developing and integrating with web services (RESTful and otherwise).
  • Ability to collaborate with team members with different skills and different levels of experience.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Willing and able to learn on the job.
  • Ability to foster a positive team environment.
  • Ability to mentor junior members of the team.
Engineering Team

Software Engineer

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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Noodle Markets is seeking a full-time Software Engineer for our Engineering Team. The Engineering Team at Noodle Markets is responsible for developing, deploying, and running the product in the cloud on Amazon Web Services.

This position will work alongside a team of software engineers with expertise in front-end, middle-tier, databases, and quality assurance in a polyglot programming environment. It is important that regardless of which programming language or tools used or learned in the past, the Software Engineer can learn new languages and tools and utilize them effectively. Commitment to collaboration and continued growth and development is key to operating effectively on the team.

The position reports to the SVP, Technology & Engineering.

What you will do:

  • Leverage your skills and experience in the following:
    • Programming languages: Python, PHP, or JavaScript.
    • Linux OS: Ubuntu (preferred), Redhat, or Centos.
    • Frameworks: Laravel, Flask, Tornado, or Django.
    • Command line Linux and shell programming.
    • Agile software engineering practices such as Scrum, TDD, Continuous Integration, automated unit and functional tests.
    • Database programming with two or more of: MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, and Memcached.
    • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, ELB, CloudWatch) is a plus.
  • Participate and provide leadership in the application design and development activities.
  • Produce and develop software in an agile environment using modern techniques and processes, e.g., Scrum, TDD, Continuous Integration, unit testing, functional testing, configuration management, version control, bug tracking, etc.
  • Work proactively to predict and minimize potential issues before they arise and resolve those that do in a timely manner.

What you need to be successful:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in software development.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience as a full-stack developer.
  • Experience developing and integrating with web services (RESTful and otherwise).
  • Ability to collaborate with team members with different skills and different levels of experience.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Willing and able to learn on the job.
  • Ability to foster a positive team environment.

The position reports to the SVP, Technology & Engineering.
What you will do:

  • Leverage your skills and experience in the following:
    • Programming languages: Python, PHP, or JavaScript.
    • Linux OS: Ubuntu (preferred), Redhat, or Centos.
    • Frameworks: Laravel, Flask, Tornado, or Django.
    • Command line Linux and shell programming.
    • Agile software engineering practices such as Scrum, TDD, Continuous Integration, automated unit and functional tests.
    • Database programming with two or more of MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, and Memcached.
    • Selenium WebDriver.
    • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, ELB, CloudWatch) is a plus.
  • Understand the product and engineering roadmap and act as a subject matter expert on advanced infrastructure and platform capabilities, features, and offerings.
  • Work with the Product Owner to vet requirements, ensuring that they are detailed enough for the development team.
  • Participate and provide leadership in the application design and development activities.
  • Produce and develop software in an agile environment using modern techniques and processes, e.g., Scrum, TDD, Continuous Integration, unit testing, functional testing, configuration management, version control, bug tracking, etc.
  • Independently identify opportunities to improve system scalability and stability; implement enhancements and best practices in accordance with modern development principles and methodologies.
  • Develop libraries, components, and APIs.
  • Work proactively to predict and minimize potential issues before they arise and resolve those that do in a timely manner.

What you need to be successful:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in software development.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience as a full-stack developer.
  • Experience developing and integrating with web services (RESTful and otherwise).
  • Ability to collaborate with team members with different skills and different levels of experience.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Willing and able to learn on the job.
  • Ability to foster a positive team environment.
  • Ability to mentor junior members of the team.
Engineering Team

Senior Front-end Engineer

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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Noodle Markets is seeking a full-time Front-End Engineer for our Engineering Team. The Engineering Team at Noodle Markets is responsible for developing, deploying, and running the product in the cloud on Amazon Web Services.

This position will work alongside a team of software engineers with expertise in front-end, middle-tier and databases. You will need to be able to work closely with our lead engineer and back-end engineers building out modern front-end technology for the Noodle Markets platform.

The position reports to the SVP, Technology & Engineering.

General Abilities
We seek candidates who display a high level of intelligence and creativity. Candidates who are passionate about writing beautiful code, but who also recognize that perfectionism must be balanced against the realities of strict deadlines. We seek those who are able to communicate clearly and articulately.

What you will do:

  • Expert knowledge in JavaScript, CSS (Less/SASS) and HTML
  • Experience working with modern web frameworks like React.js, AngularJS, Ember.js, etc.
  • Extensive experience working with Git.
  • Experience with templating languages like Jinja2, Django templates is a plus.
  • Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility.
  • Understanding of best practices for page speed and performance.
  • A good understanding of prototype inheritance, and the ability to solve problems with the correct abstractions.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan, and coordinate testing activities.

What you need to be successful:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in software development.
  • Experience developing modern front-end applications.
  • Ability to collaborate with team members with different skills and different levels of experience.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Willing and able to learn on the job.
  • Ability to foster a positive team environment.

Other qualifications
We prefer candidates who have implemented at least one complex project before. In your cover letter please describe the most challenging project in which you have been involved, your role in it, what made it so challenging, and how you overcame the technical hurdles.

Requirements for the interview
The interviews will be conducted in two stages. The first stage will be a brief screening session in which your interest and engagement will be assessed. In the second stage you will be subjected to a more rigorous technical interview, in which you will be required to write code.

Engineering Team

Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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Noodle Markets is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to develop and execute exploratory tests, as well as automated tests in order to ensure product quality. As the QA Engineer, you will estimate, plan, and coordinate testing activities. You will also ensure that quality issues and defects are appropriately identified, documented, tracked, and resolved in our defect tracking system.

This position reports to the VP, Engineering.
What you will do:

  • Review requirements specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan, and coordinate testing activities.
  • Design, develop, and execute automation scripts using open source tools.
  • Identify, record, and document thoroughly; track bugs.
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.
  • Communicate the company’s technology strategy to investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders, as needed and required.

What you need to do to be successful:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Proven work experience in software development.
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance.
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.
  • Flexibility, and willingness to wear multiples hats.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience related to K-12 education or public procurement / bid management preferred.
  • Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing.
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools.
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus.
  • Education industry experience is a plus.
Engineering Team

Quality Assurance Analyst

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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Noodle Markets is seeking a full-time Quality Assurance Analyst for our Engineering Team. The Engineering Team at Noodle Markets is responsible for developing, deploying, and running the product in the cloud on Amazon Web Services. This position will work alongside a team of software engineers and product managers to ensure the quality of the Noodle Markets application.
This position reports to the VP, of Engineering.

What you will do:

  • Review requirements specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases.
  • Identify, record, and document thoroughly; track bugs.
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.
  • Trace test cases to their appropriate requirements to ensure full testing coverage

What you need to do to be successful:

  • A bachelor’s degree. Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A track record of delivering results even when there is ambiguity or unknowns.
  • Proven work experience in software development or quality assurance preferred.
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance.
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.
  • Education industry experience is a plus.
  • Be a team player!
Product Team

Product Manager

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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We need an experienced marketer to ensure that we reach, engage, and excite educators across the country with our new, transformative product. This is an incredible opportunity for a superstar marketer to establish the presence and brand identity of a exceptionally promising company from its earliest stages.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about the craft of their work, empathetic and articulate. You’re excited to get to work in the morning because you conceive ideas in the shower that will help push projects to new heights. You’re happiest collaborating with cross-functional teams of from design, sales, product, and operations.

This position reports to the Chief Product Officer. The company is based in New York, NY; remote work may be considered for strong candidates.

What you will do:

  • Support our product development lifecycle from earliest concepts and business requirement generation to design and execution.
  • Work closely with implementation team (designers, data architects, engineers, product marketing) to estimate, quantify, and monitor project scope, architecture and development work streams, and product quality.
  • Create clear requirements documentation for product features that support the engineering team in efficient, effective development of our product.
  • Identify resources needed, timeline, and implementation plans to ensure successful product delivery.
  • Capture and communicate product feature details to Noodle Markets team members have questions or issues with the product roadmap, platform integrations, and launch schedules.

What you need to do to be successful:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in product management at a software development organization.
  • Stellar project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to communicate with colleagues in all roles, from engineers to executives.
  • Strong attention to detail, and commitment to excellence.
  • Flexibility, and willingness to wear multiples hats.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience related to K-12 education or public procurement / bid management preferred.
Sales Team

Engagement Manager / Director

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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Noodle Markets is seeking a talented and competitive Engagement Manager that thrives in a quick sales cycle environment. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in achieving our ambitious customer acquisition and revenue growth objectives. You must be comfortable making dozens of calls per day, working with internal teams, qualifying prospects, scheduling appointments and conducting demos.

What you will do:

  • Ability to skillfully present to and persuade others at all levels of organizations over the phone, via online demos and in person to adopt and use the Noodle Markets platform for their purchasing needs.
  • Source new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls and emails
  • Stay abreast of federal, state and local K-12 purchasing trends to understand customer needs and requirements.
  • Research accounts, identify key players and generate interest.
  • Maintain and expand your database of prospects within your assigned territory.
  • Team with marketing, customer success managers and other team members to build pipeline and close deals.
  • Update Salesforce CRM with all sales activities.
  • Close sales and achieve quarterly quotas.

What you need to do to be successful:

  • BA/BS required.
  • 7-10 years of experience in a sales related role.
  • Experience in K-12 a huge plus.
  • Track record of over-achieving quota.
  • Strong phone presence and experience dialing dozens of calls per day.
  • Proficient with corporate productivity and web presentation tools.
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com or similar CRM.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong listening and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.
Sales Team

Engagement Representative

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Entry Level

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Noodle Markets is seeking talented and competitive Engagement Representatives that thrive in a quick sales cycle environment. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in achieving our ambitious customer acquisition and revenue growth objectives. You must be comfortable making dozens of calls per day, working with internal teams, qualifying prospects, scheduling appointments and conducting demos.

What you will do:

  • Source new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls and emails
  • Understand customer needs and requirements
  • Route qualified opportunities to the appropriate district engagement manager for further development and closure
  • Research accounts, identify key players and generate interest
  • Maintain and expand your database of prospects within your assigned territory.
  • Team with marketing, district engagement managers and other team members to build pipeline and close deals
  • Schedule appointments and perform effective online demos to prospects
  • Update Salesforce CRM with all sales activities
  • Close sales and achieve quarterly quotas

What you need to do to be successful:

  • BA/BS required.
  • Proven inside sales experience
  • Track record of over-achieving quota
  • Strong phone presence and experience dialing dozens of calls per day.
  • Proficient with corporate productivity and web presentation tools.
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com or similar CRM.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong listening and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.
Customer Success Team

Customer Success Manager

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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Noodle Markets is seeking a talented and driven Customer Success Manager who will be responsible for leading, delivering and supporting all aspects of a school district, charter, private and state onboarding processes for the Noodle Markets purchasing platform. He/she will manage an onboarding project plan in collaboration with the client (for large scale implementations) and provide support to the client, as needed.

What you will do:

  • Owns and is responsible for overall customer success by acting as the project lead; manages overall customer relationship to ensure responsiveness to agency needs.
  • Delivers and leads the overall software product setup based on decisions made by the client throughout the Noodle Markets procurement implementation process
  • Works with client to identify and articulate program goals and objectives; ensures all tasks and decisions align to goals and objectives.
  • Create and maintain all project documentation including, but not limited to the Project Plan, Design Documentation, Training Presentations, periodic internal and external status reports, and periodic usage reports.
  • Follow standard project management practices and applications while identifying ways to improve implementation methods.
  • Facilitates in person training and/or remote training webinars on the software for clients
  • Manage and grow client relationships and maintain high levels of client satisfaction through expectation setting and risk management.
  • Work with the Engagement Manager to increase the clients’ usage and adoption of the Noodle Markets products and services, helping to create a positive culture of data use.
  • Manage any add-on services work from scope through project planning to completion such as Single Sign On.
  • Manage client product expectations by understanding and adhering to established product development process; balance both client wants with Noodle Markets company objectives.
  • Provides periodic progress reports and customer satisfaction ratings to appropriate levels of management and customers.
  • Becomes subject matter expert in Noodle Markets product
  • Independently manage multiple client projects
  • Must be able to multi-task, manage multiple high priority client needs to completion
  • Stay abreast of all procurement related policies that affect customers within the assigned region

What you need to do to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years of experience.
  • Passion for customer success.
  • Experience in the public or charter school education market.
  • Demonstrated exceptional customer skills from previous employment.
  • Strong and proven track record of successfully managing customer relationships and technical projects.
  • Excellent work ethic and leadership skills.
  • Self-motivated, team-oriented, very responsible and focused on exceeding customer expectations.
  • Understanding of enterprise Internet business models and online processes, terminology, concepts and strategies.
  • Exceptional organizational, presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with change and excel in high-stress situations.
  • Self-managed, responsive, and dedicated to client success.
Engineering Team

Data Engineer

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Experienced

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Noodle Markets is revolutionizing the procurement process in K-12 education. To be successful, we have to solve some challenging problems.

We are looking for mid- and senior-level people, with technical ability and understanding, who can lead the charge in creating, managing, and growing a huge catalog of products and services. The catalog will contain almost every product and service that K-12 schools and districts might purchase.

We understand that there are many ways to solve a problem and there are many combinations of talented people who can solve it. You may be a technical product manager or a senior engineer. You might even consider applying as a team of two or three individuals who have worked together in the past and have succeeded together.

The challenge presented here requires managing the existing product suite and developing a next-generation platform around data ingestion, including the development of intelligent large-scale scraping systems and external facing data products such as APIs.

The team ultimately formed will work closely with Data Science and Engineering, as well as other functional leaders and stakeholders in the company.

For all candidates, we expect:

  • Working knowledge of SQL and noSQL querying
  • Experience with different kinds of databases (MySQL, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Previous experience as a technical product manager or engineer
  • Experience with Github
  • Experience in the SDLC and Agile methodology
  • Experience with a language such as Python, PHP, R, JavaScript
  • The ability to communicate product plans and translate them into clear deliverables for development team in an agile/scrum environment
  • The desire to own the data management flow from end to end
  • The ability to own the data definition and master the backend schema so that he/she can maintain data validation and data quality

For product management-oriented folks, you’ll:

  • Work with a team of technologists (engineers and data analysts) to scrape, or acquire through other means, data and build better software tools for ingestion.
  • Provide hands-on project management for data ingestion efforts
  • Manage external data collection vendors to meet project commitments
  • Research and analyze new data opportunities that will enhance the quality and value of identity data
  • Coordinate the team’s goals, priorities, plans, and schedules with those of product and other engineering teams
  • Establish and monitor qualitative and quantitative benchmarks to measure product results, including usage, costs, revenues and contribution
  • Work directly with vendors to help manage their listings
  • Make complex and powerful data sets consumer friendly and easy to use.
  • Work with external engineering resources that support data collection

For engineering-oriented folks, you’ll:

  • Have a Bachelors / Masters in Computer Science or another technical field is preferred.
  • Have experience building web-based applications and services from the ground up
  • Be comfortable owning technical designs and proposing new designs
  • Have experience with data collection via scraping and other means
  • Have experience designing databases
  • Develop software to handle data governance, data validation, and data flow / ingestion process
  • Be comfortable working in a *NIX environment
  • Have experience with frameworks such as Laravel, Flask, Tornado, or Django.
  • Have experience database programming with two or more of MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, and Memcached.
Engineering Team

Data Product Manager

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Experienced

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Noodle Markets is revolutionizing the procurement process in K-12 education. To be successful, we have to solve some challenging problems.

We are looking for mid- and senior-level people, with technical ability and understanding, who can lead the charge in creating, managing, and growing a huge catalog of products and services. The catalog will contain almost every product and service that K-12 schools and districts might purchase.

We understand that there are many ways to solve a problem and there are many combinations of talented people who can solve it. You may be a technical product manager or a senior engineer. You might even consider applying as a team of two or three individuals who have worked together in the past and have succeeded together.

The challenge presented here requires managing the existing product suite and developing a next-generation platform around data ingestion, including the development of intelligent large-scale scraping systems and external facing data products such as APIs.

The team ultimately formed will work closely with Data Science and Engineering, as well as other functional leaders and stakeholders in the company.

For all candidates, we expect:

  • Working knowledge of SQL and noSQL querying
  • Experience with different kinds of databases (MySQL, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Previous experience as a technical product manager or engineer
  • Experience with Github
  • Experience in the SDLC and Agile methodology
  • Experience with a language such as Python, PHP, R, JavaScript
  • The ability to communicate product plans and translate them into clear deliverables for development team in an agile/scrum environment
  • The desire to own the data management flow from end to end
  • The ability to own the data definition and master the backend schema so that he/she can maintain data validation and data quality

For product management-oriented folks, you’ll:

  • Work with a team of technologists (engineers and data analysts) to scrape, or acquire through other means, data and build better software tools for ingestion.
  • Provide hands-on project management for data ingestion efforts
  • Manage external data collection vendors to meet project commitments
  • Research and analyze new data opportunities that will enhance the quality and value of identity data
  • Coordinate the team’s goals, priorities, plans, and schedules with those of product and other engineering teams
  • Establish and monitor qualitative and quantitative benchmarks to measure product results, including usage, costs, revenues and contribution
  • Work directly with vendors to help manage their listings
  • Make complex and powerful data sets consumer friendly and easy to use.
  • Work with external engineering resources that support data collection
Sales Team

Account Executive

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Experienced

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Noodle Markets (www.noodlemarkets.com) is an education-technology company that will revolutionize procurement in K-12 schools.  Our mission is to transform dramatically the way school districts and educational agencies buy products and services; to level the playing field for vendors; to spur innovation; to improve procurement processes; and to promote best practices.

Noodle Markets is seeking an Account Executive to join the Noodle Markets sales team.  S/he will be a self-starter who can hit the ground running to meet and exceed sales targets. S/he will possess a deep knowledge of the K-12 education industry and will have previous experience as a procurement or purchasing director at a school or district. The right person is excited about solving the challenges of helping schools and districts getting the right products and services into the hands of teachers and students, as quickly and efficiently as possible.    This position will report to the SVP of Sales.

What you will do:

  • Meet and exceed monthly, quarterly, and annual new business sales quotas.
  • Identify sales prospects for state, district, charter, and independent school sales.
  • Manage state, district, charter, and independent school pipelines to meet both short- and long-term sales goals.
  • Accurately forecast sales projections and anticipated results.
  • Leverage dashboards and reporting to report sales results, activity, and pipeline development on a weekly basis.
  • Identify opportunities, move prospects through a documented process, and effectively communicate company solutions verbally and in writing.
  • Discover new leads through relationships, conferences, internet research and social media monitoring/commenting.
  • Engage with prospects via web chat on the Company website.
  • Maintain accurate updated account records (daily) via Salesforce CRM.
  • Travel, as needed, to support successful execution of sales goals.

What you need to be successful:

  • BA/BS required.
  • 10+ years in sales with at least 1 year of working in a K-12 procurement or purchasing department.
  • Experience in K-12 education market required.
  • Start-up company experience preferred.
  • Well versed in the use of technology, i.e., web-based presentations and demonstration tools, preferred.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM preferred.
  • Experience with marketplace sales is a plus.
  • Ability to build strong personal relationships with prospects, customers, and teammates.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in-person, through email, and via telephone.
  • Have received training in sales techniques similar to Consultative/Strategic selling.
  • Experience managing representatives with large territories requiring territory management and prioritization.
  • Must have a great work ethic and be organized.

Why Noodle Markets?

  • Competitive salary and 401K offering
  • Insurance: medical, dental, vision, long term disability coverage for all employees and dependents
  • Mac or PC? You decide!
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Steeply discounted gym membership to The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers
  • Fully stocked break rooms with snacks and drinks
Product Team

Director, Product Strategy – Procurement

Location: New York, New York  |   Type: Full time
Min. Experience: Senior Manager, Supervisor

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Noodle Markets (www.noodlemarkets.com) is an education technology company that will revolutionize K-12 purchasing. Our mission is to dramatically transform the way school districts and educational agencies buy products and services; level the playing field for vendors and spur innovation; and improve procurement processes and promote best practices.

Noodle Markets is seeking a full-time Director of Product Strategy who will play a lead role in helping us design innovative solutions for our K-12 purchasing platform as a member of the Noodle Markets Product Team.  The Product Team is responsible for defining, guiding, and driving Noodle Markets’ future product vision and strategy.  In addition to helping us design the “future of K-12 purchasing”, this position will play a key role in supporting sales and marketing resources as we tailor pitches and messaging to K-12 procurement resources. This position requires direct work experience in K-12 purchasing/procurement for a school or district perspective.  The right person is excited about solving the challenges of getting the right products and services into the hands of teachers and students, as quickly and efficiently as possible.

This position reports to the Chief Product Officer.  Candidates can either work out of our NYC office or from home-based locations across the US.

What you will do:

  • Lead our product development lifecycle for K-12 bid and proposal management from earliest sketches and business requirements to design and execution.
  •  Provide valuable input into business cases based on in-depth data analysis and insight regarding the way various decisions are likely to impact key product metrics.
  • Exhibit sound product judgment and formulate product strategy with clear objectives.
  • Identify resources needed, timeline, and implementation plans to ensure successful product delivery.
  • Manage complex, cross-functional K-12 bid and proposal management projects that touch multiple teams and balance the sometimes competing needs of each group without sacrificing quality.
  • Work closely with implementation team (designers, data architects, engineers, product marketing) to estimate, quantify, and monitor project scope, architecture and development work streams, and product quality.
  • Serve as the point-person when Noodle Markets team members have questions or issues with the product roadmap, platform integrations, and launch schedules.
  • Support sales and marketing in developing messaging, positioning and joining in on sales calls.
  • Listens to the needs of marketers, content creators, and other procurement stakeholders and uses that knowledge to plan and build new features and integrations.
  • Cultivate a metrics-driven product organization in collaboration with the Noodle Markets Executive Team.
  • Understand and communicate broader implications of implementation decisions for new features.
  • Drive user testing and analytics to continuously improve experience and conversion.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders/customers to maximize effectiveness and influence.
  • Find solutions to complex problems and always think about ways to improve the product.

What you need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of direct experience working in a K-12 procurement office, purchasing department at a school/district or clear responsibilities as a purchaser of K-12 products for a school or district required.
  • 2-3 years experience in product management a plus
  • Experience with, deep knowledge of K-12 procurement, especially bid and proposal management.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to present work to executive-level staff.
  • Ability to create product specifications and white papers.
  • Be a creative problem solver.
  • Ability to act autonomously and excel in a team environment.
  • Must be a self-starter, have a great work ethic, and be organized.
  • Ability to build prototypes for user testing is a plus.
  • Experience in start-up companies is a plus.

Why Noodle Markets?

  • Competitive salary and 401K offering
  • Insurance: medical, dental, vision, long term disability coverage for all employees and dependents
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Commuter benefits
  • Mac or PC? You decide!
  • Beautiful office space at 860 Broadway (we are in the process of moving)
  • Fully stocked break rooms with snacks and drinks