We build off each other’s strengths.

We pride ourselves on the diverse team we’ve created here at SparkCognition, where everyone has something different to offer. With our wide range of skill sets, backgrounds, and personalities, we’ve learned to seek knowledge and support from one another. We push for growth in areas of weakness, and celebrate areas of strength. It’s not about competition. It’s about working together to build great things that expand the frontiers of the possible.

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Customer Satisfaction

We don’t rest until we know our clients are happy. See more about the clients we have made safe, secure, and satisfied.

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Timeliness

We understand our clients have important goals and deadlines. We deliver our products on time, every time.

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Quality Work

We take exceptional pride in the quality of our products. Because of this, we offer the best on the market.

We are changing the industry

At SparkCognition, we embrace new technologies. We avidly develop and explore new capabilities, integrating them in  innovative ways into our platforms and products. With this level of drive and enthusiasm, each member of our team encourages others to pursue new ideas and see them through, no matter how challenging. We strive, as individuals and as a team, to make a positive, lasting impact on the field of Artificial Intelligence, Security and Internet of Things technology.

We solve unsolved problems

We’ve made a name for ourselves building systems that solve previously unsolved problems —and we continue to pursue worthwhile, industry changing goals with tremendous drive and commitment. Our team is highly self-motivated, pursuing new innovations at a fast and furious pace. We love nothing more than the thrill of making it through a tough problem and seeing the final outstanding result. By the very nature of the goals we pursue, we push ourselves to go beyond limits perceived by others. Impossible is nothing.

Open Positions

Lead Story Teller

Communications Specialist and Cognitive Times Journalist

Do people say you tell great stories? Do you know how to structure a compelling and engaging story line? Are you driven to understand the psychological factors that pull people into great stories?

If so, were looking for you to help tell SparkCognition’s story and lead journalism and article production for our in-house publication, Cognitive Times.

SparkCognition’s lead storyteller will work directly with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and communicate the company’s story and product dominance. In addition, the lead story teller will be the head journalist for our in house publication, Cognitive Times.

What you’ll do:

  • Serve as the primary writer, content creator, and project manager for the Cognitive Times.
  • Support external communications with research-driven presentation styles and content.
  • Build external communication decks and train Sales and Client Success teams on how to communicate through compelling stories.
  • Drive language development for marketing materials based on research proven methods of communication.
  • Research and write compelling articles for SparkCognition’s in-house publication, Cognitive Times.
  • Draft interview questions for Cognitive Times interviews.
  • Draft interview questions for Sales and Client Success teams which will provide insights into our prospects’ and clients’ preferred communications styles and mediums.

Critical success factors

  • Superb ability to write clear, concise, persuasive and compelling content.
  • Ability to translate technical jargon into intriguing stories.
  • Exceptional written communications skills.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects.

Requirements:

  • Experience, education, or formal training in communications, marketing, journalism and/or psychology.
  • Experience writing and editing content.
  • Organized.
  • Creative.

Bonus credit for:

  • Experience copywriting blog post and infographics.
  • Familiarity with CSS, HTML, Javascript, and WordPress.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop.

Compensation and structure:

  • Position open for full-time or contract.
  • Pay will be determined on merit, experience, and capability.
  • This position is located in-office in Austin, TX.

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Sales Operation Specialist

SparkCognition is looking for a full-time Sales Operations Specialist. This person will be part of the team responsible for sales operations, and is ideally uniquely positioned to leverage data and technology to support sales organization, diagnose issues, and design solutions. This role is perfect for someone with sales ops experience and a sales background.

Preferred Skills:

  • Action-oriented; you have the ability to see gaps in a work environment and fill them (with little direction)
  • Understands process improvement; analytical and creative
  • Optimistic and confident about your abilities and talent
  • Excited around and about uncertain environments
  • Willing to take on any challenge or opportunity
  • Possession of an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to articulate why you have grit
  • Desire to make a big impact to execute on our strategy

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain relevant CRM for SparkCognition
  • Enable the sales team with high-quality proposals
  • Support sales teams with competitive pricing and contracting, fulfilling company and clients objectives, and establish mutual value
  • Work with the senior sales leaders to develop efficient processes and accurate reports and dashboards to enable the organization to respond to market challenges and remain focused on driving revenue

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have:

  • 3+ years experience in sales operations
  • Management experience in CRM cloud-based database applications (preferably Salesforce)
  • Previous work in a fast-paced startup environment
  • A love for metrics and drive to surpass goals
  • A desire to grow and develop within the company
  • A knack for process improvement and documentation
  • Keen interest in high tech innovation
  • Competitive drive and likes being rewarded for wins
  • Humility, and a positive attitude that may surpass your current skill level

Employment: Full time. Must be located in Austin, Texas.

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Marketing Intern

We are seeking a Marketing Intern to play an integral role in our marketing, media, and corporate communications.  This is a paid internship that requires high level of attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Marketing and Communications team to execute the tactical aspects of our marketing, messaging, and PR plan.
    • Help create and promote social media content regularly to grow the company’s brand awareness (blog posts, contributed articles, etc.)
    • Conduct outreach to evangelize the company’s brand and messaging
    • Work with the marketing team to coordinate product content (e.g. sales enablement documentation, case studies, product videos, website copy, blog posts, Quora/forum responses) to articulate the benefits of our products to the world
    • Assist in the development of a social media content calendar and procedures
    • Reach out to existing publishing partners to ensure they receive a steady flow of original and promoted content, and also work to establish new publishing partner relationships
    • Perform other one-off tasks as assigned when applicable

Qualifications:

    • Sophomore or Junior of a four-year university preferred
    • Availability to work full-time during the Summer and at least part-time during the Fall and Spring academic terms
    • Proficient in writing and editing
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Detail-oriented self-starter who can independently manage deadlines
    • Positive attitude and team player

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Graphic design experience
    • Video editing and production experience

Compensation:

    • Hourly based compensation
    • Pay will be determined on merit and capability
    • This position is for Summer, Fall and Spring terms
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Software Engineer - Austin, TX

We are looking for a collaborative, self-starting, hungry Software Engineer to join our team of engineers, data scientists, and designers to deliver the next generation of cognitive analytics solutions. At SparkCognition, you will work on the latest tools in Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Graph Databases to solve challenging problems.

  • Expertise in Java, Python or similar language
  • Solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming
  • Solid understanding of Web based Programming techniques
  • Experience with databases, webservices
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Independent thinking and desire to learn new techniques/technologies
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
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Data Scientist - Austin, TX

We are looking for a collaborative, self-starting, hungry Data Scientist to join our team of engineers, data scientists, and designers to deliver the next generation of cognitive analytics solutions. At SparkCognition, you will work on the latest tools in Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Graph Databases to solve challenging problems.

  • Expertise in R, Python or similar Machine Learning languages/packages
  • Expertise in Machine Learning/Cognitive Computing algorithms and techniques
  • Experience with High Performance computing
  • Experience with Big Data Analytics, Graphing techniques
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Independent thinking and desire to learn new techniques/technologies
  • Bachelors Degree or higher with relevant experience. Masters and PhD preferred.
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Sales Engineer - Austin, TX

We are looking for a collaborative and client-focused solutions engineer with exposure to data science and machine learning. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of security in Linux/Windows environments. The successful candidate will join our market development team.

In this role, you will work with a growing list of enterprise clients and SparkCognition engineers to deliver next generation analytics and security solutions based on cutting-edge Machine Learning algorithms.

  • Expertise in R, Python and/or Java based Machine Learning and Big Data infrastructure
  • Experienced in data science, statistics and analytics projects; in particular, the reasoning skills to map real-world problems into algorithmic contexts, highlight solutions and present outcomes via effective visualization
  • Experience and understanding of security related issues particularly as they pertain to networks of Linux and Windows systems
  • Familiar with Machine Learning/Cognitive Computing algorithms and techniques (e.g. NLP techniques, Classification etc.)
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills, specifically the finesse andconfidence to present solutions to the executive team and to customers
  • Independent thinking and desire to learn new techniques/technologies
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher with relevant experience. Masters and PhD preferred.
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Account Executive - North East, West, and Mid-Atlantic

Creating and building technology that replicates the human mind is the most fascinating and impactful invention of the modern era.

Preferred Skills

We invest in the best and brightest to execute on an aggressive growth strategy. If you possess the following skills, traits, and attributes, we invite you to compete to join our Sales Team at SparkCognition:

  • Optimistic and confident about your abilities, track record, and talent
  • You get excited when there is some uncertainty in your world
  • Willing to take on any challenge, and to look for opportunities
  • Possess an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to articulate why you have grit
  • You want to make a big impact to execute on our strategy, and to be rewarded generously

Role and Responsibilities

The Account Executive will sell into one of the three territories specified above (North East, West, and Mid-Atlantic). You will have two products to sell across multiple vertical markets identified as energy, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. Joining the team early gives you the benefit of choosing your accounts and working on warm leads the company has produced to date.

You will be expected to utilize our CRM, Saleforce.com and to follow our pipeline management and forecasting process.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The ideal candidates will have a proven track record selling new, or early to market products or solutions to enterprises. Rarely (if ever) have deals been handed to you, and you work smarter than your peers.

We do not hire order takers. If you have been successful in sales, or in building a business, your formal education is not so important to us.

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Senior Account Executive - North East, West, and Mid-Atlantic

Creating and building technology that replicates the human mind is the most  fascinating and impactful invention of the modern era.

Preferred Skills

We invest in the best and brightest to execute on an aggressive growth strategy. If you possess the following skills, traits and attributes, we invite you to compete to join our Sales Team at SparkCognition:

  • Optimistic and confident about your abilities, track record, and talent
  • You get excited when there is some uncertainty in your world
  • Willing to take on any challenge, and to look for opportunities
  • Possess an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to articulate why you have grit
  • You want to make a big impact to execute on our strategy, and to be rewarded generously

Role and Responsibilities

The Senior Account Executive will sell into one of the three territories specified above (North East, West, and Mid-Atlantic). You will have two products to sell across multiple vertical markets identified as energy, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. Joining the team early gives you the benefit of choosing your accounts and working on warm leads the company has produced to date.Joining the team early gives you the benefit of choosing your accounts and working on warm leads the company has produced to date.

You will be expected to utilize our CRM, Saleforce.com and to follow our pipeline management and forecasting process.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The ideal candidates will bring existing relationships in large and enterprise accounts, and will have a proven track record selling over $1M in software quota, and/or selling new, or early to market products or solutions to enterprises. Rarely (if ever) have deals been handed to you, and you work smarter than your peers.

We do not hire order takers. If you have been successful in sales, or in building a business, your formal education is not so important to us.

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Channel Manager

SparkCognition is looking for a Channel Manager for the SparkSecure product lines. The right candidate will have experience in the cybersecurity space, handling different types of channel partners including Value Added Resellers, Systems Integrators and Managed Security Service Providers. The position will be involved in every phase of the channel lifecycle journey, including identifying, on-boarding, training, enabling and tracking channel partners.

This is a key position in SparkCognition’s cybersecurity team and offers great potential for future growth and expansion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible to identify the right partners for SparkSecure across channel partner types and geographies
  • Training partners on the value of the product and positioning in the market place
  • Working with the SparkCognition technical team to manage the transfer of technical know-how to partners, including certifications
  • Handholding new partners through sales calls as they learn the product and how it is deployed
  • Tracking and managing the health of the partner program in the security space, through developing and tracking Partner Business Plans
  • Help partners with demand generation with joint SparkCognition – Partner marketing programs
  • Develop and maintain deal registration and other channel conflict management programs to ensure consistency across the partner field and also with respect to field sales
  • Responsible for the overall growth and health and revenue of the partner community
  • Responsible for achieving channel sales goals for the SparkSecure product

The role will include ~20% travel to support partner activities. Preferred location is Austin but all locations considered.

The right candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline, Master’s preferred
  • At least 4 years of experience working in a Channel role in cybersecurity
  • Experience with managing different types of cybersecurity partners and documented history of success through revenue growth or MBOs
  • Experience working with leading VARs, SIs, MSSPs in the US / Canada
  • Understanding of the Cybersecurity ecosystem and latest trends in the industry
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline, Master’s preferred
  • At least 4 years of experience working in a Channel role in cybersecurity
  • Experience with managing different types of cybersecurity partners and documented history of success through revenue growth or MBOs
  • Experience working with leading VARs, SIs, MSSPs in the US / Canada
  • Understanding of the Cybersecurity ecosystem and latest trends in the industry

If you are the right candidate for this role, you want to work for a fast growing startup is revolutionizing how Cognitive Analytics is used across Cybersecurity and broadly across the IoT space. You are excited about pushing the envelope and you want to work with a team that is committed to fast growth. You are self-driven and thrive in a fast paced environment that provides you the opportunity to not just achieve your own goals, but also to build a world-class cyber security channel team.

SparkCognition provides clients with patented AI-powered products to enhance cyber security, and state-of-the-art machine learning technology to identify and prevent equipment failures before they happen. We are industry leaders, creating powerful and meaningful advances in the field of AI technology. We’re not just predicting the future, we’re changing it for the better.

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Senior Software Engineer - Java

SparkCognition is looking for strong experienced software engineers to join our team! Are you excited to tackle new problems and have solid experience designing and developing scalable applications? Come join us!

You will be addressing critical issues on some of our most critical products and services which have. You must be able to write coherent, organized code and be comfortable working on a complicated code-base with high levels of abstraction.  .

Required Skills:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent)
  • Extensive Java experience
  • Extensive programming experience
  • Familiarity with various Apache technologies (Solr, Tika, Lucene, …)
  • Strong Object Oriented skills
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design
  • Teamwork, communication and leadership skills
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) experience is a plus
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Creative Content Marketing Specialist

Do you love to create? Are you passionate about telling great stories in creative ways?

Do you have the skills, curiosity, work-ethic, and creativity to deliver in a fast-paced and collaborative environment?  Do you want to be part of building an industry-leading brand at the cutting edge of technology?

SparkCognition is seeking a creative, organized, ambitious, curious, and highly motivated Creative Content Marketing Specialist to help tell the company’s story to the world in a way that improves SparkCognition’s brand awareness and drives new client conversations.

In this role, you will be a key member of the marketing team driving the success of SparkCognition’s brand. This is a critical role within the marketing team and will support almost all aspects of marketing, but with a focus on creative marketing, content generation and distribution, digital media, video production, and demand generation for our unparalleled B2B AI-powered technology.

You will work with product management, sales enablement, marketing communications, and other organizations to define product messaging, create sales and marketing materials, launch products, create campaigns, and develop and execute the overall go-to-market strategy.

SparkCognition is a high-growth Artificial Intelligence industry leader, and we are passionate about providing our customers with world-class products.  We are building a team of highly creative, fun, and professional marketers to accelerate the growth of the SparkCognition’s brand.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and execute a content strategy that drives the SparkCognition brand, our thought leadership, and our marketing goals to new heights and brings better leads into our sales and marketing pipeline
  • Create industry leading creative digital content: videos, podcasts, blogs, articles, etc.
  • Build a content roadmap targeting key audiences across channels and touchpoints
  • Build marketing collateral, including brochures, presentations, case studies and white papers
  • Monitor industry trends and incorporate as appropriate to increase user engagement and content effectiveness
  • Regularly update calls-to-action, landing pages, lead generation content, and other marketing content
  • Perform website updates and maintenance including updating page content, blog postings, and more
  • Support social media content posts across several channels
  • Development of HTML landing pages
  • Assist in development of web and other digital content

Critical success factors:

  • Superstar attitude
  • Creativity
  • Great Design
  • Organization
  • Comfortable with a technical subject matter
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team-player
  • Self-motivated
  • Solution-focused
  • Energetic, innovative, and curious
  • Adaptable to rapidly evolving situations

Requirements:

  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker
  • Ability to translate technical jargon into intriguing stories
  • Ability to rapidly learn and understand SparkCognition’s products, customers, and use cases
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Design Proficiency
  • Proficiency with various forms of digital media
  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite
  • Proficiency in WordPress
  • Background in web design and HTML coding

 Bonus credit for:

  • Familiarity with CSS, HTML, Javascript, and WordPress
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop * Excellent copywriting and editing skills
  • Video production and editing

Compensation and structure:

  • Position open for full-time or contract
  • Pay will be determined on merit, experience, and capability
  • This position is located in-office in Austin, TX.
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Product Manager

SparkCognition is looking for a dynamic, energetic, technical and motivated product strategist to manage and help develop products using Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies. The ideal candidate is a strong leader who loves to build complex products with a team consisting of high performing, talented team.

As a product strategist, you will be working across the board with engineers, customers, and executives to help guide products from conception to launch. Your role will bridge the technical and business worlds as you design deployable products that our customers love. You have a bias toward action and can break down complex problems into steps that drive product development at the speed of innovation. To be successful in this role, you must be self-motivated, driven, and looking to move the frontiers of technology.

Responsibilities

  • Learn the state of the art in advanced algorithmic technologies
  • Gather product requirements
  • Help to define a product vision and strategy
  • Work with world-class engineers

Minimum qualifications

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or an Engineering-related technical field
  • 2-3 Years Product Management Experience
  • Experience developing software products and technologies
  • Basic knowledge of software engineering practices
  • Knowledge of machine learning practices

Preferred qualifications

  • MBA or business-related graduate degree
  • Familiarity with business issues, or the ability to quickly learn
  • Expert knowledge of the security industry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with strong technical abilities

To apply for this position please include the following in your submission:

  • Up-to-date Resume
  • One technical writing sample
  • One Paragraph on why you’re interested in a role at SparkCognition
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Marketing and Events Coordinator

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Are you driven to make a meaningful impact? Are you willing to do what it takes to get the job done right? Do you thrive in situations where you manage multiple projects at the same time? Are you a self-starter?

As the Marketing and Events Coordinator, you will be exposed to a wide range of tasks that will help our company and marketing team operate as a well-oiled machine.  We are searching for a detail-oriented, organized, and creative contributor to manage a our administrative efforts, coordinate all internal and external event logistics, and support the execution of our marketing activities.

What you’ll do:

  • Planning and coordinating all logistical details for internal and external events. This could include scheduling social media, equipment coordination, booth space acquisition, organizing travel, arranging company lunch, etc.
  • Provide administrative support to the marketing team
  • Proactively coordinating our event calendar, including necessary communications
  • Collaborating with relevant teams, e.g. Marketing, Sales, IT, Executive Teams to identify and execute specific event needs
  • Building relationships with venue coordinators and negotiating for the best deals possible
  • Working to an established budget and closely tracking expenses
  • Proactively coordinate and manage event and award abstract, paper, and speaker submissions
  • Consistently measuring and quantifying results, and incorporating lessons learned into future events
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Critical success factors:

  • Fun and lighthearted personality
  • Strategic thinker with superb attention to detail
  • Ability to manage logistical details across multiple projects
  • Love of learning and pride in resourcefulness – If you don’t know how to do something, you’ll figure it out or you know who to ask

Requirements:

  • Previous event management experience
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills and speaking
  • Organized
  • Creative

Bonus credit for:

  • Experience with trade show logistics
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with design
  • Experience with website development and management

Compensation and structure:

  • Position open for full-time
  • Pay will be determined on merit, experience, and capability
  • This position is located in-office in Austin, TX
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Partner Sales Rep

This role will lead SparkCognition’s success with alliance and channel partners to broaden market penetration.

The Partner Sales leader will be a seasoned business development person with channel sales background. The ideal candidate is experienced navigating complex relationships in large organizations. The channel executive will have knowledge of emerging technologies, such as Big Data, Predictive Analytics, or Artificial Intelligence. (S)he brings critical creative thinking in identifying channel needs for success and process definition bringing our services into understandable solutions for their clients.

The ideal candidate will have a multiyear track record of success for their firm and their partner’s firm(s) and is adept in aggressively growing partner relationships. (S)he is experienced in new revenue generation as new alliances are created. Client relationship management is a core skill of this candidate. They must have a track record of working with all levels and interacting in multi-layered environments. Further, the person brings experience creating invaluable internal relationships to ensure establishment of best solution, collaboration, and client satisfaction.

The Position

This position will be directly responsible for revenue stream generated from channels and alliances. (S)he will guide the sales leaders of SparkCognition partners to successfully move services through their sales teams to clients. Therefore, the person will learn and develop deep knowledge of:

  1. SparkCognition’s offerings and their value to channel’s prospective clients
  2. Internal support/materials/solutions required to support channel success
  3. Current and evolving technical and business trends
  4. Channels’ businesses and targeted/existing clients

Identification and establishment of new potential relationships is also desired.

Principal Responsibilities

Under supervision of the Vice President, Sales and Business Development, the role will have primary responsibility for managing major channels and alliances, such as GE Digital, IBM, and AT&T. Successful Channel management includes revenue attainment, client (channel) success and satisfaction, and uncovering new growth potential.

Requirements for this position

  • Exhibited success in managing channels and alliances; meeting/exceeding revenue targets
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience delivering Client Relationship Management at the highest levels: acting as a trusted advisor and evolving/maintaining the relationships
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial person, who is comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Adeptness in effectively prioritizing and managing tasks within a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate within high-performing teams
  • Strong critical thinking
  • Key traits: assertive, persistent, persuasive, high energy, drive to succeed
  • Passion for emerging technologies
  • Multiple years in selling and supporting channel sales of complex solutions — in Technology or Software
  • Industry depth in Utilities, Energy, or Industrial is a plus

Compensation 

SparkCognition will offer an attractive compensation package comprised of base, bonus based upon revenue performance, and equity.

Location

The successful candidate will be ideally west coast based with easy access to key partners.

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