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Vantage Local is a complete solution provider for online display advertising.  We create high impact banner ads and target local audiences using a cutting edge technology platform.  We are a collaborative team of professional designers, developers, writers, techno marketing enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.  Vantage Local is based in downtown Mountain View, nearby the Caltrain station, light rail, and Castro Street.

Current Openings

Digital Art Director

Junior Visual Designer

Design Intern

Senior Account Executive

Systems Developer

Systems Developer Intern

Ad Operations Manager

Digital Art Director

Digital Art directors drive the visual design of our projects. You will work both hands-on and provide direction to Jr and Senior designers to develop creative ideas and insure a client’s message is communicated elegantly and effectively.

REQUIREMENTS:
• 4-6 years agency or digital agency experience
• A keen sense of design and knowledge of typography
• A passion for new media and digital technology
• A standout designer who can create incredible ads for digital and print
• Can work with designers and other creatives at all levels to maintain creative consistency
• A strong communicator who can present ideas to clients, and solicit constructive feedback
• Expert in Adobe Creative Suite

GREAT TO HAVE:
• Knowledge of Flash, HTML5, and cross browser/device design experience

COMPENSATION:
• Competitive salary and Bonuses
• Close to downtown Mountain View Caltrain
• Daily catered lunches
• Stock options at a mid-stage startup
• Health Insurance
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JUNIOR VISUAL DESIGNER

You look at all things as elements of design. Pixel perfection and details in texture make you smile. Bad ads and websites make you frustrated. Strong icons and symbolism impress you. Style guides are made in attempt to reflect the way you think. Your font list is too long to go through. Your work makes things look better than they really are, inspiring the future. You rule a land of all things Photoshop.

Key Responsibilities:

• Design digital ads for businesses
• Concept, storyboard, polish, revise and deliver
• Create awesome ads regardless of client’s resources
• Work closely with the motion designers
• Design icons & graphics for the sales team and website
• Flash, CSS and Javascript a plus

Qualifications:

• Strong portfolio (the first thing we look at)
• Minimum 3 years professional graphic/visual or web design experience
• Ability to have fun and over-deliver with very fast, client deadlines
• Photoshop expert and Illustrator proficient
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain your design decisions

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DESIGN INTERN (PAID)

Do you want to learn from the leading digital ad agency for local businesses? Grow your visual design skills? Focus on branding, communication, and experience? Do you love Photoshop?

Key Responsibilities:

• Design digital ads for businesses
• Concept, storyboard, polish, revise and deliver
• Create awesome
• Work closely with the motion designers and Creative Director

Qualifications:

• Online portfolio (the first thing we look at)
• Positive attitude
• Excellent Photoshop skills
• Aptitude for learning
• Passion for a career in Advertising
• 40-hrs/wk @ 10/hr

Preferred (not required):

• Strong HTML and HTML5 experience
• Excellent CSS and CSS3
• Flash experience

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Senior Account Executive

Vantage Local is seeking a highly experienced, results-oriented digital sales professional with 3-5 years of online media sales experience.  This individual should be passionate about online display advertising and familiar with new developments in ad tech.

The primary mission of the Senior Account Executive is to drive new business and forge strategic relationships with advertising agencies and brands. Current agency and brand partners leverage the Vantage Local technology platform to launch results-driven audience targeting campaigns. Vantage Local provides both rich media creative development and RTB-enabled audience targeting solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

• Identify, develop and close relationships with advertising agencies and brands
• Consistently build an effective pipeline and execute on each phase of the sales process
• Educate senior decision makers on RTB and communicate the value of Vantage Local’s technology platform
• Maintain knowledge of competitive products’ strengths and weaknesses
• Contribute to the creation and ongoing improvement of sales processes and marketing materials
• Maintain accurate and current records of prospects and activities in Salesforce

Qualifications:

• Fluent with Internet marketing terminology and technology, particularly as it relates to online display and RTB
• Minimum of 3 years of online media sales experience with expertise in digital, online media or technology
• Highly motivated salesperson with a history of above goal sales performance
• Experience with online/remote and in-person sales presentations
• High level of initiative, professionalism, and exceptional communication skills
• Strong presentation, networking, time management and interpersonal skills
• BA or BS in Business, Marketing or related field

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SYSTEMS DEVELOPER

You are interested in learning new technologies and applying them in the work you produce. You enjoy both collaborating with team members and bearing down and getting into the analytical problem solving zone. You know how to manage your own time and keep team members apprised of your progress. You deliver the target functionality with solid code. You would love to be a key player in a cutting edge start-up, developing our core technology and sharing ideas about possible add on benefits you see.

You can be described as:

• A person with a love for programming
• A good communicator
• A top notch troubleshooter
• A fast learner ready to master new technologies
• A person with a strong desire to work in a start-up

Required (don’t apply without) Qualifications & Skills:

• Solid understanding of object-oriented programming, data structures and algorithms, software engineering methodologies, and techniques.
• 2+ year of experience in one modern programming language such as C++, Ruby, PHP, Java
• Experience building dynamic web pages and fully-functional forms from the ground up
• Background and strong familiarity in relational databases and writing SQL queries
• Some experience using source control and bug tracking systems and writing technical documentation
• Bachelors degree with a technical major or minor such as Computer Science or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience

Please tell us if have any of these (nice to have) skills:
• Experience in HTML5, CSS3, web video, web standards, optimizing front-end performance
• Experience with Javascript libraries
• Experience configuring a web server
• Experience with XML/XSLT or JSON, data mining, etc.
• Experience with SEO and Google Analytics
• Experience with email campaigns and cross-client HTML email development
• Experience with Flash and Actionscript
• Experience with mobile app development (iPhone/Android)
• Experience with Google Maps API, Google Charts API, Facebook development, etc.
• Experience with writing APIs or writing your own framework or CMS
• Expertise in networking, shell scripting, system administration or information security

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SYSTEMS DEVELOPER INTERN

Description: coming soon

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Ad Operations Manager

At Vantage Local, our Ad Operations team are key players in our daily innovation and have the opportunity to make big contributions.

RESPONSIBILITES:
• Managing, trafficking and optimizing client digital video, display and mobile ad campaigns
• Ensuring proper communication among internal teams regarding campaigns
• Proactively managing campaigns to ensure strongest possible results
• Troubleshooting campaign issues and quickly resolving discrepancies
• Managing monthly client billing and reporting

REQUIREMENTS:
• 2-5 years of digital ad ops experience in digital video and/or mobile
• Self-starter who can work autonomously
• Outstanding ability to multitask with meticulous attention to detail
• Superb cross-functional, organizational, and analytical skills
• Great depth of understanding of the online advertising industry and video & mobile technologies
• International experience is a plus

GREAT TO HAVE:
• Experience working with ad networks, ad exchanges and demand-side platforms
• Familiarity with ad serving tools and rich-media solutions (DFP, Eyeblaster, Atlas, PointRoll)

COMPENSATION:
• Competitive salary and Bonuses
• Close to downtown Mountain View Caltrain
• Daily catered lunches
• Stock options at a mid-stage startup
• Health Insurance
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