We’re Looking for the Right People to Join Our Team
April 2, 2018
We’re growing and busier than ever before, and that means, our team is expanding to keep up with the demand. We’re hiring for several positions but our biggest focus is finding the right people to join our team of Geeks.
There are several reasons to consider joining our team, from the rec room and frequent ping pong tournaments, to yoga every Tuesday, to employee benefits, to the people and projects you get to work on, but the biggest draw is our people first value. Our founder and CEO Peter Ladka practices what he preaches and treats the people on our team as individuals worthy of respect and capable of making major contributions to our projects while growing within their roles and careers.
This isn’t lip service, this is how our company functions. As director of digital marketing, I can say that in the two and a half years I’ve worked at GeekHive, I’ve had more growth in my career, and been given more opportunities, than ever before.
Our CTO Jay Oliver was GeekHive’s first hire, starting as a developer and taking on more and more responsibility as time went on. He’s the go to person for strategy and smart insights and the one you want next to you for any client pitches because he blows everyone away with his intelligence and understanding of complex technical concepts.
Our Director of Technology Kevin Varley, who’s been with the company for over 10 years, also started as a developer before moving to a tech lead, showing his aptitude in leading projects and his organizational skills and becoming our Director of Technology. He’s the ring leader that everyone is happy to follow and he offers so much value to everything he touches, it’s unreal.
Our Director of Account Management Tim Butler started at GeekHive 6 years ago as an analyst before becoming a project manager, making our customers so happy that he was promoted to director of our Long-term Engagement Team (ongoing support) and then becoming Director of Account Management. He’s the master of creating positive experience both internally and externally, is technically intelligent and can translate just about any concept to clients in a digestible way, and always has their best interest at heart.
We have several developers who started with us right out of college, were promoted to senior developers, and then became tech leads after showing initiative and stepping up during projects. There’s always opportunities to learn and grow when you’re a hard worker. And that’s what we’re looking for, someone who works hard and plays hard, because we always try to find the balance of both.
These are just a few examples, but the point is, that once you start working here, if you show you are hungry, that you bring good ideas to the table, that you contribute, you’ll move up and find a role best suited for your interests and the company’s goals.
And your contributions will not go unnoticed. We recently had a project that required members of our team to go above and beyond; extra hours, logging in on weekends. This might be typical for a lot of agencies, but we try to keep it to a minimum here, with the expectation that it will happen but it will be the exception not the norm. At the end of a heart felt thank you to the team sent out shortly after the project launched by Project Manager Michael McDermott, he included one last note, recognizing the outside of work sacrifice people made to get the project done, and it was not taken for granted.
“One last note: a profound “thank you” to our husbands/wives/boyfriends/girlfriends and families for their support, patience and understanding as team members contributed evening/weekend time on many occasions. I expect there will be some expensive weekends on the horizon.”
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Our Mission is to facilitate exceptional experiences working with our partners to bring their creative vision to life by sharing our technical expertise. In addition, we provide opportunities for people to earn a happy, healthy living doing what they love to do.
That's not all, once we find the right people, we do everything in our power to help them thrive personally as well as professionally. Peter will often say that he wants to provide us opportunities, through our careers, to be able to accomplish our personal milestones.
Our Director of Human Resources Noreen Condon started at GeekHive 11 years ago with 2 toddlers at home, excited to get back to work. Shortly after, she found out she was pregnant again, this time with twins. When she told Peter, he expressed how excited he was for her and let her know in no uncertain terms what an important member of the team she was. The people that work here are not treated as disposable.
Over the next several years Noreen was able to work just a few hours a week and then when her kids were in school moved to more steady hours that have only increased over time. And do you know what? She's one of the most dedicated employees we have, killer at time management, and doesn't take for granted for one second the way she was taken care of. Now, she takes care of all of us the same way.
GeekHive has been on the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the last 2 years, was named as one of Inc.'s Best Workplaces in 2017 (thanks to staff feedback, something we don't take for granted), has team members that are part of both the Forbes Agency and Tech Councils, and we have a Sitecore Technical MVP on our team. Our company is growing, our employees are driven, and our culture is thriving.
What do you like best about working at GeekHive?
"The people, and culture. That we care so deeply about customer experience and truly partnering with the agencies/companies we work with. Work/Life balance isn't just a cool concept here, it's part of our core values." Mike Caccavano, Chief Experience Officer
"The company culture which puts focus on it's people and takes such pride in them. Secondly, the people - friendly, fun, and passionate about what they do." Joe Balsamello, Project Manager
"A professional work environment in which stuff gets done, while making sure to have tons of fun." Brooker Perry, Developer
So what are some of the roles we are looking to fill? Here's a few to check out below:
Sitecore Technical Lead and Senior Sitecore Developer
As a Sitecore Gold Implementation partner, with over a decade of experience in the platform, we are entrenched in the community and thrilled by the opportunities we have to offer our developers to work on highly nuanced and strategic Sitecore builds. We participate in all major Sitecore events, encourage our developers to contribute to the Sitecore community through blog posts and share them out to be recognized, and support developers to apply themselves to achieve awards like Sitecore MVP amongst others.
Senior Drupal Developer
PHP has always been a part of our wheelhouse, but 2018 has brought more new and exiting opportunities to partner with major brands in the Drupal space, like Acquia, than anytime before. It's a really good time to join our team to focus on this type of work and involve yourself in these opportunities so you can push the bounds of what you've previously done in the platform. And the work we do is not only highly technical, it's also highly strategic, implementing several tools to build out a customer journey that will help our clients engage their customers through technology like never before.
Learn more about all 8 of our open positions here.
Check out our values here.