Jobs @ TargetX

Interested in working with us? Below you’ll find more information about our available positions.

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TargetX is a fast-paced, dynamic and challenging workplace. We’re a culture of folks who love what we do and love the industry we serve and are the epitome of a work-hard, play-hard organization.

At TargetX, we’ve always been a little different. Different in how we treat our clients, in how we treat each other and in the results we achieve. That difference is best captured in our 6 Fundamentals that are the foundation of our unique culture.

Does this fit what you’re looking for? If so, check out the open positions below.

Positions Available Immediately

CRM Consultant (Sales Development Representative)

Reports to: Associate Director, Sales Development
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Travel Requirements: 20-35%

Job Summary

TargetX is seeking a consultative sales development professional who is passionate about applying technology to improve the recruitment and retention of students in higher education. The CRM Consultant (sales development representative) is responsible for cultivating new business opportunities for selling a suite of technology products and services to colleges and universities, including TargetX’s Recruitment and Retention suite of solutions. The position is entrepreneurial and those who succeed in this role are 1) familiar with and passionate about higher education and higher education technology, 2) excellent problem solvers, and  3) successfully able to build relationships with all levels of staff within a university.  

The CRM Consultant assists the field sales team in all parts of the sales process, from the cold calls and rebuttals, and to the close- with an emphasis on outbound outreach to generate and qualify leads. The key objectives are to establish and grow a book of business while working closely with our field sales team to produce custom proposals and ensure customer satisfaction. The CRM Consultant will be responsible for executing a comprehensive outbound lead generation plan through phone calls, email campaigns, events, social media, and other marketing channels.

Professionals without sales experience will be considered if 1) they have strong experience in higher ed and 2) have relevant experience working with technology within higher ed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a lead generation plan to generate a sales pipeline and support monthly,  quarterly, and annual targets.
  • Develop and support account and opportunity strategies to win new business in collaboration with account executives in their respective territories.
  • Lead prospects through initial sales cycle. This includes prospecting and managing inbound leads.  
  • Discover new business opportunities as well as manage relationships with existing customer base and renewal sales for specific products.
  • Engage with prospects in a consultative process to thoroughly assess their needs and propose appropriate services.  
  • Research the marketplace for new potential customers, as well as identify new marketing content for existing customer base – information usually found by using external information sources i.e. internet, industry publications, competitor websites, referrals etc.
  • Collaborate with Marketing on lead generation projects.
  • Ensure successful sales through professional and timely responses, sound knowledge of services available, and timely sales execution.
  • Travel as required to prospects, customers, or marketing events.

Experience Required and Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • 6 months – 3 years of overall work experience with track record of success in consultative sales and solution selling of SaaS applications or IT consulting services; or background in management consulting, IT strategy, or technical sales support is highly preferred. Professionals without sales experience will be considered if 1) they have strong experience in higher ed and 2) have relevant experience working with technology within higher ed.
  • Strong ability to prospect new contacts within small, medium, and large universities using creative cold calling techniques and online tools such as Linkedin.  
  • Obvious passion for higher ed, technology, and technical sales with deep experience in or serving higher ed.
  • Excellent problem solving skills with experience using technology to improve organizational processes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact and communicate with all levels of an organization both internally and externally at a school.
  • Ability to quickly learn the products, audience profile, and TargetX’s unique selling points.
  • Experience with Salesforce.com, Force.com and AppExchange offerings a huge plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage the execution of several strategic and cross-functional projects.
  • Must thrive in a vibrant, fast-moving, team environment.  Values working with a diverse & intelligent group of people committed to improving student success in higher ed.
  • Must be able to travel (20-30%).
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.

Competitive overall compensation based on base salary and goal achievement. Competitive benefits package included.

Contact: jobs@targetx.com
Please be sure to include a cover letter and a resume when you apply! These documents are critical to our reviewing process, and your application may not be reviewed if they are not included.

Lead Developer (Full Stack/CRM/Mobile Apps)

Location: Oakland, CA

Why Join Us?

We are a hot start up in SF East bay and we are the market leader for CRM and mobile applications for over 400 colleges and universities. With plenty of growth opportunities for employees and customers, we are fun, driven, passionate and we love our customers and take care of our employees.

We Have:

  • Market leading CRM and mobile apps for 400+ customers
  • Various technologies and platform including Java, JavaScript (Angular/Ember JS, Ruby-on-Rails, iOS, Android, Salesforce, SOAP, jQuery, HTML, Jenkins etc
  • Amazing and fun technologists to work with
  • An open mind for new ideas and passion for customers
  • Generous vacation plan, free lunches and great company culture

You Are:

  • An expert in web software development. Minimum 10+ years of software development experience with web-based Java, JS, Salesforce or Ruby-on Rails experience.
  • Obsessed with Web Performance Optimization.
  • Expert in Front-end web technologies and trends.
  • Excited about multi-tier large scale web architecture, browser tuning and optimization techniques/tools, object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills and go the extra mile to do things right and fast.
  • Experienced in Node.js, Mobile technology/performance.
  • Passion for technologies, team work, customers and quality.
  • Experienced in web security, SEO, accessibility and internationalization.
  • Deep familiarity with what is required to consistently and repeatedly deliver high quality products on the Salesforce Platform.
  • Undergraduate degree from computing science preferred
  • Authorized to work in US (no visa sponsorship needed).

You Will:

  • Lead and motivate a team of developers (local and remote).
  • Learn large scale complex systems quickly.
  • Help shape the company’s product future.
  • Wear multiple hats and learn new technologies.
  • Work in an agile development environment and understand the importance of designing sleek products with scalability and performance in min.
  • Have free lunches on Mondays, attend company retreats, 24+ days of vacations a year etc + great people to work with

What You’ll Need to Win:

  • Experience in leading, creating and releasing open-sourced projects.
  • Previous experience as a web engineer or technical lead and bachelor degree in CS.
  • Change is not a scary word to you. You thrive in organizations that constantly adapt and evolve.
  • Self driven and self motivated. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You take ownership and truly make a difference.
  • You love tackling difficult problems and find creative solutions. You have grit – you won’t quit until you dig and figure it out.
  • Strong knowledge of core libraries and design patterns, best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

Contact: techjobs@targetx.com
The inclusion of a cover letter with your resume is preferred.

Platform Product Manager

Location: Oakland, CA

What does success at TargetX look like?

  • Your team and manager love you, you get them, and you’re invaluable to them
  • We’ve continued to grow as the most trusted and innovative company in higher education  
  • We’ve successfully built SaaS apps that our customers can’t wait to use
  • We’ve grown to be smarter about data, and our customers can effectively use sophisticated metrics and analytics to drive their success

For this job, you need to have worked with multiple SaaS CRM technologies and you can fly through a discussion about Product Management roles, responsibilities, and philosophy.

What would you do?

  • Define product vision and strategy for platform components
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate
  • Coordinate sprint planning scrum teams
  • Prioritize product requirements, requests, bugs, and features
  • Clearly write requirements to ensure product development efficiency
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders, in order to push out the best solutions possible

Bonus Points:

  • Hypergrowth is a word that excites you and doesn’t scare you (yes, we’re growing quickly!)
  • You like downtown Oakland and can appreciate a fantastic lunch or walk around Lake Merritt

About TargetX:

TargetX is an innovative force in the field of higher education, helping colleges and universities customize and implement effective technology solutions. A leading CRM company, TargetX provides a campuswide solution to help colleges build relationships and forge lifelong communications with their most important constituencies, including prospective students, current students, and alumni.

Since its founding in 1988, TargetX has helped more than 400 colleges and universities recruit and retain their best-fit students, and engage their alumni. This growth can be attributed to the superior customer service, high-quality solutions, and one of the most experienced teams in the industry. In 1998 TargetX invented email recruiting, in 2003 it redefined interactive recruiting, in 2006 it introduced the “experience” into campus visit programs, and in 2007 TargetX introduced the first comprehensive CRM recruitment solution. Today, TargetX provides a full campuswide CRM solution, built on the powerful Salesforce platform to help recruitment and retention.

Contact: techjobs@targetx.com
The inclusion of a cover letter with your resume is preferred.

Senior Developer (Ruby on Rails / Javascript)

Location: Oakland, CA

Why Join Us?

We are a hot start up in SF East bay and we are the market leader for CRM and mobile applications for over 400 colleges and universities. With plenty of growth opportunities for employees and customers, we are fun, driven, passionate and we love our customers and take care of our employees.

We Have:

  • Market leading CRM and mobile apps for 400+ customers
  • Various technologies and platform including Java, JavaScript (Angular/Ember JS, Ruby-on-Rails, iOS, Android, Salesforce, SOAP, jQuery, HTML, Jenkins etc
  • Amazing and fun technologists to work with
  • An open mind for new ideas and passion for customers
  • Generous vacation plan, free lunches and great company culture

You Are:

  • An expert in web software development. Minimum 5-10+ years of software development experience with web-based Java, JS, Salesforce or Ruby-on Rails experience.
  • Proficient in Ruby on Rails, Angular JS or Ember JS
  • Have experiences with: Java, Web Programming Skills, Web User Interface Design, Object-Oriented Design (OOD), SalesForce, SOAP, jQuery, HTML, Software Debugging, Jenkins
  • Experienced with Web Performance Optimization.
  • Expert in Front-end web technologies and trends.
  • Excited about multi-tier large scale web architecture, browser tuning and optimization techniques/tools, object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills and go the extra mile to do things right and fast.
  • Experienced in Node.js, Mobile technology/performance.
  • Passion for technologies, team work, customers and quality.
  • Experienced in web security, SEO, accessibility and internationalization.
  • Deep familiarity with what is required to consistently and repeatedly deliver high quality products on the Salesforce Platform.
  • Undergraduate degree from computing science preferred
  • Authorized to work in US (no visa sponsorship needed).

You Will:

  • Mentor junior developers.
  • Learn large scale complex systems quickly.
  • Help shape the company’s product future.
  • Wear multiple hats and learn new technologies.
  • Work in an agile development environment and understand the importance of designing sleek products with scalability and performance in min.
  • Have free lunches on Mondays, attend company retreats, 24+ days of vacations a year etc + great people to work with

What You’ll Need to Win:

  • Experience in creating and releasing open-sourced projects.
  • Previous experience as a web engineer or technical lead and bachelor degree in CS.
  • Change is not a scary word to you. You thrive in organizations that constantly adapt and evolve.
  • Self driven and self motivated. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You take ownership and truly make a difference.
  • You love tackling difficult problems and find creative solutions. You have grit – you won’t quit until you dig and figure it out.
  • Strong knowledge of core libraries and design patterns, best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Experience with DevOps tool chains such as Jenkins and New Relic
  • Ability to foster and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with peers, management, support staff, and third party vendors

Contact: techjobs@targetx.com
The inclusion of a cover letter with your resume is preferred.

Senior Developer / Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack/Mobile Apps)

Location: Oakland, CA

Why Join Us?

We are a hot start up in SF East bay and we are the market leader for CRM and mobile applications for over 400 colleges and universities. With plenty of growth opportunities for employees and customers, we are fun, driven, passionate and we love our customers and take care of our employees.

We Have:

  • Market leading CRM and mobile apps for 400+ customers
  • Various technologies and platform including Java, JavaScript (Angular/Ember JS, Ruby-on-Rails, iOS, Android, Salesforce, SOAP, jQuery, HTML, Jenkins etc
  • Amazing and fun technologists to work with
  • An open mind for new ideas and passion for customers
  • Generous vacation plan, free lunches and great company culture

You Are:

  • An expert in web software development. Minimum 5-10+ years of software development experience with web-based Java, JS, Salesforce or Ruby-on Rails experience.
  • Experienced with Web Performance Optimization.
  • Expert in Front-end web technologies and trends.
  • Excited about multi-tier large scale web architecture, browser tuning and optimization techniques/tools, object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills and go the extra mile to do things right and fast.
  • Experienced in Node.js, Mobile technology/performance.
  • Passion for technologies, team work, customers and quality.
  • Experienced in web security, SEO, accessibility and internationalization.
  • Deep familiarity with what is required to consistently and repeatedly deliver high quality products on the Salesforce Platform.
  • Undergraduate degree from computing science preferred
  • Authorized to work in US (no visa sponsorship needed).

You Will:

  • Mentor and motivate a team of developers (local and remote).
  • Learn large scale complex systems quickly.
  • Help shape the company’s product future.
  • Wear multiple hats and learn new technologies.
  • Work in an agile development environment and understand the importance of designing sleek products with scalability and performance.
  • Have free lunches on Mondays, attend company retreats, 24+ days of vacations a year etc + great people to work with.

What You’ll Need to Win:

  • Experience in leading, creating and releasing open-sourced projects.
  • Previous experience as a web engineer or technical lead and bachelor degree in CS.
  • Change is not a scary word to you. You thrive in organizations that constantly adapt and evolve.
  • Self driven and self motivated. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You take ownership and truly make a difference.
  • You love tackling difficult problems and find creative solutions. You have grit – you won’t quit until you dig and figure it out.
  • Strong knowledge of core libraries and design patterns, best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Experience working in an agile development environment and understand the importance of designing sleek products with scalability and performance in min, with continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to foster and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with peers, management, support staff, and third party vendors

Contact: techjobs@targetx.com
The inclusion of a cover letter with your resume is preferred.

Senior Salesforce Developer/Application Engineer

Location: Oakland, CA

Why Join Us?

TargetX is hot start up in SF East bay and we are looking for rockstars! We are looking for multiple seasoned developers to lead and develop CRM and mobile applications. The right candidates are versatile and have strong desires to be rockstars, solid experiences in developing front-end and backend enterprise software and proficient at least in two of the following technologies: Java, JavaScript, Ruby-on-Rails and/or Salesforce.

We Have: 

  • Market leading CRM and mobile apps for 400+ customers
  • Various technologies and platform including Java, JavaScript (Angular/Ember JS), Ruby-on-Rails, iOS, Android, Salesforce, SOAP, jQuery, HTML, Jenkins etc
  • Amazing and fun technologists to work with
  • An open mind for new ideas and passion for customers
  • Generous vacation plan, free lunches and great company culture

You Have:

  • Minimum 2-5 years of Salesforce development experience (VisualForce, APEX, admin, packaging etc)
  • Minimum 5-10 years of software development experience with web-based Java, JS, or Ruby-on Rails experience, iOS, Android, Jenkins etc with working knowledge of core libraries and design patterns
  • Passion for technologies, team work, customers and quality
  • Strong complex problem solving skills and an ability to thrive in ambiguity are absolute requirements
  • Experience with automated unit testing
  • Abilities to collaborate and work well cross functionally
  • Grit – you are comfortable working in a high pressured agile environment and at times wearing multiple hats
  • Experience working in an agile development environment and understand the importance of designing sleek products with scalability and performance in min
  • Ability to foster and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with peers, management and support staff
  • Deep familiarity with what is required to consistently and repeatedly deliver high quality products on the Salesforce Platform
  • Undergraduate degree from computing science preferred
  • Authorization to work for any employer n US (there will be no visa sponsorship from TargetX)

Contact: techjobs@targetx.com
The inclusion of a cover letter with your resume is preferred.