JOBS @ GLOSE

We are inventing the Future of Reading.
We are a team of passionate product, design and engineering people coming from Google, Eventbrite, and the best research laboratories, working hard on creating the future of reading.
It’s a big mission and an important one – as reading books is the cornerstone of education, knowledge, and human inspiration. Improving the way people read on all devices, making it more efficient, fun, and encouraging,

In order to achieve this mission, we apply the best in product design, collaboration software, content distribution and curation. We submit ourselves to the highest standards in technology, design and community building. Everything we do is powered by cutting edge science in human behavior, neuroscience, data, algorithms, and natural language processing – and an obsession for beautiful and useful products.

We are building a pool of amazing talent from disciplines ranging from back-end engineering to bookstore editing. If you are up for the challenge and want to be part of a cool, diverse, and ambitious team, check out the job openings below!

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Tech

At Glose, we are building a complex platform that integrates layers of technology in a seamless experience : a social network, a smart search and recommendation engine, an ebookstore with hundreds of thousands of references we sell in more than 100 countries, and a next-generation reading interface enriched with unique features. Oh, and this scalable reactive architecture operates across all devices… Ah, and this generates millions of data that makes the system smart and interesting… Uh, the team is built by engineers coming from Google, Eventbrite, and a bunch of cool start-ups. If you’re up for a challenge, this is a platform for you.

As a Full Stack / Front End Software Engineer at Glose, you will specialize in building responsive and elegant web applications that serve readers, writers, and educators around the world. We are based in New York City and Paris. The job is in Paris but mobility could be an option in the future. Our service operated in 250 countries.

Responsibilities

Design and implement new user-facing features in Glose platform and products.
Improve the existing product with your ideas and sense of detail. We are on our way to reaching the next level with a new updated version of Glose in the works.
Optimize web applications to maximize speed and scale,as our user base, catalog, and reach are growing fast.
Write client-side code for web-based applications, create fast, easy-to-use, high volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
Think, prototype, build new applications with an obsession for great code, design, and UX. We just love product and are always experimenting with new ideas (check out our Lab).
Grow this is about building the best product, that impacts the lives of millions in a significant way. Helping people read more means helping people become more inspired and smarter. We are looking for ambitious individuals who match our mission.

Minimum qualifications

BS degree in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
Development experience in modern JavaScript (ES6/7), Node.js, React, Redux.
Knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as Angular 2, Vue.js, Express.
Web application development experience.

Preferred qualifications

Significant experience developing user-facing software.
Experience engineering software systems of medium-to-large scope and complexity.
Some experience with other programming languages such as Python, Ruby or PHP.
Knowledge of JavaScript module bundler and transpiler like Webpack and Babel
Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques.

Team & Purpose

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are enthusiastic about spreading the written word. Glose is a reading platform, but more importantly it's:


A community:
we bring people together through books, making reading both more personal and more social.
A knowledge platform:
we generate content and knowledge through shared annotations from readers and authors.
A place for inspiration:
we are talking about books here, so the environment and experience we create has to be comfortable and delightful for our users

Office

A great place to work in the center of beautiful Paris (Bourse/Sentier) with awesome eateries all around and one of the best terraces in town!
Join a world-class tech team within a diverse group of great people!
Equity plan + Free health insurance + Good salary, but minimum level required at Mario Kart to deserve it.
We are a mission-driven company building stuff that really matters.

As a Back End Software Engineer at Glose, you will specialize in building scalable yet agile tools that serve readers and writers around the world. We are based in New York City and Paris. The job is in Paris but mobility could be an option in the future.

Responsibilities

Design and implement advance features for the Glose backend platforms.
Experiment with exciting and innovative technologies.
Participate in regular design reviews with a world-class team.

Minimum qualifications

2 years relevant work experience, including large systems software design and development experience, with extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux.
Experience in asynchronous programming

Preferred qualifications

Experience in designing robust software applications.
Experience engineering software systems of medium-to-large scope and complexity.
Some knowledge of Python and MongoDB
Knowledge of Docker, Google Cloud Engine and Kubernetes is a plus.
Experience with some Linux other than Ubuntu

Team & Purpose

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are enthusiastic about spreading the written word. Glose is a reading platform, but more importantly it's:


A community:
we bring people together through books, making reading both more personal and more social.
A knowledge platform:
we generate content and knowledge through shared annotations from readers and authors.
A place for inspiration:
we are talking about books here, so the environment and experience we create has to be comfortable and delightful for our users

Office

A great place to work in the center of beautiful Paris (Bourse/Sentier) with awesome eateries all around and one of the best terraces in town!
Join a world-class tech team within a diverse group of great people!
Equity plan + Free health insurance + Good salary, but minimum level required at Mario Kart to deserve it.
We are a mission-driven company building stuff that really matters.

As a Android Software Engineer at Glose, you will specialize in building first class native Android applications. We are already on Android and it's growing very fast but we need a star to focus on this full time, take Glose to the next level, and create cutting-edge apps around it. We are based in New York City and Paris. The job should be in Paris but mobility could be an option in the future, and remote is not totally excluded.

Responsibilities

You’ll be in charge of all our Android/Java stack.
Build & maintain a full featured Android application.
Conceive, design and implement new features.
Stay up to date with the latest mobile technologies and be proactive with upcoming SDK & OS features.
Participate in regular design reviews with a world-class team.

Minimum qualifications

BS degree in computer science or related degree, or equivalent practical experience.
2 years experience of native Android development.

Preferred qualifications

Experience with various mobile technologies such as local storage, networking, custom UI, animations.
Experience with Picasso, Volley, Robotium, Stripe...
You like clean and maintainable code.
Master of Android Studio + Gradle. Eclipse is the past.
If you already have some applications on the Play Store it’s a big plus!
iOS development (to measure up the competition!).

Preferred qualifications

Being part of a very international, highly motivated and mobile enthusiastic startup from a very early stage.
Being part of a real entrepreneurial journey - be involved in numerous exciting aspects like imagining new products and tech, building a community, fundraising.
Working with a very ambitious tech team looking to push the boundaries of technology and delight users.
Equity compensation given and negotiable based on commitment.
Shape up the company and product vision as we grow.

Team & Purpose

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are enthusiastic about spreading the written word. Glose is a reading platform, but more importantly it's:


A community:
we bring people together through books, making reading both more personal and more social.
A knowledge platform:
we generate content and knowledge through shared annotations from readers and authors.
A place for inspiration:
we are talking about books here, so the environment and experience we create has to be comfortable and delightful for our users

Office

A great place to work in the center of beautiful Paris (Bourse/Sentier) with awesome eateries all around and one of the best terraces in town!
Join a world-class tech team within a diverse group of great people!
Equity plan + Free health insurance + Good salary, but minimum level required at Mario Kart to deserve it.
We are a mission-driven company building stuff that really matters.

Product

At Glose, we are committed to building the best products that make reading and writing delightful for our users. The better our design and experience, the more people will be encouraged to read and participate, and thereby become more inspired, smarter, better in their lives. As Glose is a multi-layer platform (ebookstore + reading experience + social network + data interface) we have a to bring different services together in an elegant seamless experience. But beyond that, we need to convey the kind of magic that brings emotions and inspiration to our readers. Product design is a huge responsibility in our team and we take this very seriously. If you want to design something beautiful and useful that makes a difference, check out these job openings.

As a web, mobile, UX UI designer. you will be creating amazing user experiences and content that prove both intuitive and delightful. Working with both our editorial and product/tech team, you will be at the heart of our creative process as we build the best experience for readers on web and mobile. We are based in New York City and Paris. The job is in Paris but mobility could be an option in the future.

Your mission

Design and implement new user-facing features in Glose platform and products.
Improve the existing product with your ideas and sense of detail.
Building new products for the web, iOS, Android, smart watches etc…
Design beautiful content to feed our brand content around the book world.
Constantly feed the team with benchmarks and inspiring design.


Must-haves

High level of knowledge and interest in digital design, including awareness of responsive design principles.
Experience in UX UI design.
Web and mobile design.
Adobe CC skills: Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Indesign.
Good product and culture design (know your classics and references).
Strong appetite for apps and websites. Constant curiosity for other apps – especially the best ones (the best designs are usually those who succeed).
Creative and autonomous.
Hard working and good team player.

Really nice-to-haves



Animation/After Effects experience a huge bonus.
Photography is a great bonus.
Video shooting and editing too.
HTML coding experience/awareness of development issues.

Team & Purpose

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are enthusiastic about spreading the written word. Glose is a reading platform, but more importantly it's:


A community:
we bring people together through books, making reading both more personal and more social.
A knowledge platform:
we generate content and knowledge through shared annotations from readers and authors.
A place for inspiration:
we are talking about books here, so the environment and experience we create has to be comfortable and delightful for our users

Office

A great place to work in the center of beautiful Paris (Bourse/Sentier) with awesome eateries all around and one of the best terraces in town!
Join a world-class tech team within a diverse group of great people!
Equity plan + Free health insurance + Good salary, but minimum level required at Mario Kart to deserve it.
We are a mission-driven company building stuff that really matters.

At Glose, we believe that design and engineering are complementary. Building a product that people want isn't just about creating some kick-ass technology, it's also about finding the right design for the problems we are solving and the people we are solving it for. As it turns out, simple UX tricks can often work much better than complex algorithms, and it's our role to find the right balance between the two so that whatever we build, people love.



Responsabilities

Design and implement new user-facing features in Glose platform and products
Improve the existing product with your ideas and sense of detail

Minimum qualifications



BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.


 Experience in online advertising/digital media and AdWords.


 Ability to speak and write English and French fluently and idiomatically.



Preferred qualifications



Significant experience in a fast-paced industry in digital marketing.


 Experience in marketing and working with agencies.


 Sales experience and knowledge of the agency ecosystem and of call centers operations.


 Demonstrated ability to think strategically about complex issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations, action plans, and campaigns.


 Ability to influence wide audience at all levels and work effectively across functions and geographies. Lead non-hierarchical, cross-functional working teams who don't report into this role.


 Strong analytical skill-set with demonstrated analytical success cases.



Team & Purpose

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are enthusiastic about spreading the written word. Glose is a reading platform, but more importantly it's:


A community:
we bring people together through books, making reading both more personal and more social.
A knowledge platform:
we generate content and knowledge through shared annotations from readers and authors.
A place for inspiration:
we are talking about books here, so the environment and experience we create has to be comfortable and delightful for our users

Office

A great place to work in the center of beautiful Paris (Bourse/Sentier) with awesome eateries all around and one of the best terraces in town!
Join a world-class tech team within a diverse group of great people!
Equity plan + Free health insurance + Good salary, but minimum level required at Mario Kart to deserve it.
We are a mission-driven company building stuff that really matters.

EDITORIAL & COMMUNITY



Glose is a community that connects readers through books and brings

 together readers and authors. We cherish our users and want to help them

 read more and get more out of what they read. Encouraging them to read and

 engage is part of our mission, as well as putting out the most inspiring

 bookstore with original booklists, smart recommendations, great discounts,

 and exclusive content. If you want to foster a community of inspired people,

 

and build the best bookstore in the world, come work with us!.

We're looking for our first full-time bookstore manager! Your mission will be to help build the best bookstore in the world! This is a unique opportunity to rethink the way people discover and interact with books.



Responsabilities





Working with our partner publishers on scheduling, editorial, and pricing




 Creating original booklists for all sorts of readers




 Creating relevant and original content around books and covering some news of the book world.




 Engage with the reader community to get people excited and inspired to read more and better.




 Manage email and social media campaigns along with the social media manager.




 Outreach to authors and players in the book space.




 Manage special operations like special sales, direct sales, bulk sales with partnering companies and brands.




 Anything else is up to your imagination. We need someone with creativity, passion, and leadership.



What we offer





Being part of a very international, highly motivated and mobile enthusiastic startup from the very beginning.


 Being part of a real entrepreneurial journey - be involved in numerous exciting aspects like fundraising, product testing and the launch of new products.


 Equity compensation given and negotiable based on commitment.


 Shape up the company and product vision as we grow.



Team & Purpose

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are enthusiastic about spreading the written word. Glose is a reading platform, but more importantly it's:


A community:
we bring people together through books, making reading both more personal and more social.
A knowledge platform:
we generate content and knowledge through shared annotations from readers and authors.
A place for inspiration:
we are talking about books here, so the environment and experience we create has to be comfortable and delightful for our users

Office

A great place to work in the center of beautiful Paris (Bourse/Sentier) with awesome eateries all around and one of the best terraces in town!
Join a world-class tech team within a diverse group of great people!
Equity plan + Free health insurance + Good salary, but minimum level required at Mario Kart to deserve it.
We are a mission-driven company building stuff that really matters.

We are looking for our first full-time social media manager.





About you



Love to communicate especially over new social media websites and apps


 Crazy passionate about social networking apps and websites


 Business, communications degree or related from top tier school (current students are also ok)


 Talking about books, meeting people around books, being part of book clubs or book blogs is your thing


 You are interested in the future of education, learning, and are looking for a world-changing company with high impact on society


 You have a very entrepreneurial mind and love the idea of starting a new business and community


 Strong leadership skills with the ability to hire and manage/train other local social media managers


 Proficient in English (more languages are a plus)



What we offer





Being part of a very international, highly motivated and mobile enthusiastic startup from the very beginning


 Being part of a real entrepreneurial journey - be involved in numerous exciting aspects like fundraising, product testing and the launch of new products


 Equity compensation given and negotiable based on commitment


 Shape up the company and product vision as we grow



Team & Purpose

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are enthusiastic about spreading the written word. Glose is a reading platform, but more importantly it's:


A community:
we bring people together through books, making reading both more personal and more social.
A knowledge platform:
we generate content and knowledge through shared annotations from readers and authors.
A place for inspiration:
we are talking about books here, so the environment and experience we create has to be comfortable and delightful for our users

Office

A great place to work in the center of beautiful Paris (Bourse/Sentier) with awesome eateries all around and one of the best terraces in town!
Join a world-class tech team within a diverse group of great people!
Equity plan + Free health insurance + Good salary, but minimum level required at Mario Kart to deserve it.
We are a mission-driven company building stuff that really matters.

BUSINESS & PARTNERSHIPS

At Glose, we have all sorts of clients : readers of course, but also book clubs, publishers, schools, universities, brands… More than we can manage! There are as many products and business opportunities as there are reading scenarios and ways to use our platform. We are building a team of ambitious business development team – one that finds the ways to monetize Glose technology and build new features and products for the future.

We're looking for our first Marketing hire (looking to grow into a VP Marketing role), with a skillset around product marketing, content, and community.



Your mission

The goal is to help build the Glose community.
You will work very closely with our CEO on a lot of different initiatives: content marketing, guest blogs, merchandising, branding, social media presence, strategy, digital marketing, partnerships and more.
We are looking for someone with a record in the digital space - tons of enthusiasm, rigor, imagination, creativity, and leadership.
This is a unique opportunity to create a community built on knowledge and inspiration from books.
We have to make it succeed!

What we offer



Being part of a very international, highly motivated and mobile enthusiastic startup from the very beginning.
Being part of a real entrepreneurial journey - be involved in numerous exciting aspects like fundraising, product testing and the launch of new products.
Equity compensation given and negotiable based on commitment.
Shape up the company and product vision as we grow.

Team & Purpose

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are enthusiastic about spreading the written word. Glose is a reading platform, but more importantly it's:


A community:
we bring people together through books, making reading both more personal and more social.
A knowledge platform:
we generate content and knowledge through shared annotations from readers and authors.
A place for inspiration:
we are talking about books here, so the environment and experience we create has to be comfortable and delightful for our users

Office

A great place to work in the center of beautiful Paris (Bourse/Sentier) with awesome eateries all around and one of the best terraces in town!
Join a world-class tech team within a diverse group of great people!
Equity plan + Free health insurance + Good salary, but minimum level required at Mario Kart to deserve it.
We are a mission-driven company building stuff that really matters.

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