Careers

We’re hiring, we’re always hiring – because we hire people, not functions.

Our thesis is simple: smaller organizations are more efficient, more fun, and more like family. We’re incredibly picky about who we hire because we believe that if we can find the absolute best candidate – we can accomplish with 100 people what would otherwise take 300.

To work at flytedesk you have to be able to grow into a top 1% performer in your field. That’s mostly a function of hard work, so we don’t ask you to know everything off the bat. We’re proud of what we do to make flytedesk a great place to learn.

We also look for kindred spirits and when we call ourselves band of merry nerds, we’re only half kidding. We want to know what drives you, we want to see where your moral compass points you, we want to know who you are. This sounds really crazy but building a company is hard and we bleed for each other to get where we want to go – we need to believe you’re worth bleeding for. Perhaps it’s worth noting that while we take our work seriously, but ourselves, not so much. If you’re a me-me narcissist, we probably won’t like you.

We look for diverse backgrounds and common threads. There are few things more gratifying than looking around at a group of people who look different, sound different, come from different places and yet all march to the beat of the same drum. flytedesk is made up of grad school valedictorians and class dodgers, Dungeons & Dragons enthusiasts and pro-skiers, sartorialists and people you might mistake for a hobo.

We’re weird, we’re family, and we work harder than anyone else. Come join us.

Every summer we hire 3-7 interns to work from our office in Boulder. The internship is project-based, full-time, and paid. Check back mid-December for details on how to apply!

flytedesk is the largest network of college advertising in the U.S.

flytedesk aggregates and automates all the media on college campuses. Our technology is the easiest, fastest, and most cost-efficient way to access the 20M millennials that live, eat, sleep, work, and play on campus. We currently have $2B of unique inventory that generates 5B monthly impressions.

We’re a Techstars company backed by the founders of CP+B, SpotX, and AOL. Big brands like Nintendo, Trojan, Jimmy John’s, Adult Swim, Dr Pepper, the Peace Corps, NCAA, L.L.Bean, Chacos, etc. rely on flytedesk to access the college audience.

 

Job Description

We’re based in Boulder, CO and on the heels of a rapidly growing client base and fresh funding, we’re opening our first office in NYC. Our clients are the big media agencies and we need someone who can help develop and scale those relationships.

We’re not looking for the classic adtech sales bro – we strive to transcend transactualism and truly align ourselves with our clients’ goals, so that we can build better relationships and do better business.

We want flytedesk to be the voice of the college audience and to channel our deep relationships on campus for the benefit of our clients. Don’t get us wrong, we’re a revenue-driven and sales-focused organization, but we didn’t start a company to do things like everyone else.

We’re also open to hiring a VP-Sales off the bat, but you better be really fucking incredible. (that’s not a challenge to write witty, “show-off-that-swagger” emails, please don’t do that)

 

Culture

We hire people, not functions. Startups are hard, and constantly changing, so you need to be able to carve out your own role to thrive at flytedesk. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit, we work for each other to get where we want to go. We look for kindred-spirits, we’re a family. We don’t take ourselves too seriously – we’re a band of merry nerds that would be unemployable anywhere else. We’re driven by the role we play in student journalism, it’s the best community to fight for.

 

Skills & Qualities

  • Deep experience with media agencies, you have either worked at one owned by a major holding company for 3+ years or have sold into them directly
  • Master relationship builder, you both hate and thrive at networking
  • You have at least one client we can call at any time of day and they will gush about you
  • Outcome oriented, you’re happy to check your ego to achieve your goals
  • Open to feedback and good at providing it to peers

 

The Fine Print

  • Salary DOE + commission + stock options
  • This is a full-time position
  • This position is based out of our NYC office (which doesn’t exist yet and will probably be in a WeWork)
  • Starting asap
  • flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer

 

InterestedApply here.

flytedesk is the largest network of college advertising in the U.S.

flytedesk builds the technology that powers college media. We’re the largest network of college advertising in the U.S. and our technology is the easiest, fastest, and most cost-efficient way to access the 20M millennials that live, eat, sleep, work, and play on campus. We currently have $2B of unique inventory that generates 5B monthly impressions.

We’re a Techstars company backed by the founders of CP+B, SpotX, and AOL. Big brands like Nintendo, Trojan, Jimmy John’s, Adult Swim, Dr Pepper, the Peace Corps, NCAA, L.L.Bean, Chacos, etc. rely on flytedesk to access the college audience.

 

Job Description

flytedesk is looking for a driven and technical engineer to join our dev team in Boulder, CO.

The right candidate will have strong technical capabilities, good verbal and written communication skills, an extreme attention to detail, is hyper-organized and passionate about web development, can meet deadlines, has at least 5 years of engineering experience, and has a burning desire to make sure our users have the best possible experience when using our platform.

 

Culture

We hire people, not functions, as our thesis is simple – smaller organizations are more efficient, more fun, and more like family. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit, because building a company is hard and we work for each other to get where we want to go. We look for kindred-spirits, we don’t take ourselves too seriously – we’re a band of merry nerds that would be unemployable anywhere else. We’re driven by the role we play in student journalism, it’s an incredible community to fight for.

 

Required Skills and Technologies

  • PHP (Laravel framework), MySQL, HTML/CSS, SASS, Linux, AWS, nginx, RESTful web services, git, Jira, Redis
  • Experience with some Javascript Frameworks (ex: VueJS, React, Angular, jQuery, etc.)
  • Experience with multiple databases (ex: Mongo DB, Cassandra, other No SQL, etc.)
  • Experience with Application architecture and Systems architecture

 

Bonus:

  • Python
  • Prior experience with data structure and modeling

 

Qualities:

  • Excellent organizational skills, a self-starter attitude, and the ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Open to feedback and strives for continuous improvement
  • Being flexible. Our users’ needs always come first.
  • Prior startup experience a plus!

 

The Fine Print

  • Salary DOE + stock options
  • This is a full-time position
  • This position is based out of our downtown Boulder office
  • Starting asap
  • flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Benefits: health insurance, unlimited PTO, RTD ecopass, stock options, paid holidays, free snacks and food, and parking assistance

 

InterestedApply here.