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Spigot Inc Fort Myers Hosted Students Majoring in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship at FGCU

Ryan Stephens, President of Spigot, Inc hosted students from Florida Gulf Coast University today at our Fort Myers office. These aspiring entrepreneurs, who are currently enrolled in the class ‘launching your own business’ at FGCU had an engaging conversation, tour of the office and a glimmer in their eyes.

The Lutgert College of Business launched the program in 2014 and quietly opened its entrepreneurship program to all students at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. “Beginning Fall 2017, students in ANY college can declare an interdisciplinary major in Entrepreneurship.

FGCU is the only school in the state university system offering a full entrepreneurship degree, featuring eight entrepreneurship courses. As a non-business major, the proposed program will be centered on establishing partnerships with other departments throughout the university to promote campus-wide entrepreneurship.”

Spigot, Inc stays involved with FGCU Career Development Services, as they are a huge benefit for students who are preparing to launch their career. Ryan Stephens has spoken to numerous classes at the college. Spigot, Inc also participates in career fairs hosted by FGCU, meeting students who are eager to become interns that later could grow into a full time position.

If you feel like you have the drive and passion to launch your career in a start up environment, send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

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Hiring Business Intelligence Analyst – Spigot, Inc Needs More!

Company Overview

Spigot, Inc is one of the world’s leading digital performance-based marketing companies, dedicated to providing superior results for our advertisers and media partners. Spigot, Inc accomplishes this by combining best-in-class expertise in media optimization and targeting with our in-house analytics and big-data technology.

Spigot, Inc has a strong analytical focus that requires quick reaction in this fast-paced environment. Our success is fueled by employee innovation, data driven decisions and a startup mentality. Our teams are comprised of Software Engineers, Web Developers, Media Buyers, Account Managers and Business Intelligence Analysts. These positions are located in our Fort Myers office. Employees enjoy free lunches, free benefits, unlimited time off, no dress code and company team building trips.

Position Overview

The Business Intelligence Analyst will be responsible for completing profit-driven analysis to provide recommendations on how to increase profits and efficiency on all aspects of the business as necessary; especially those related to product performance. This person is able to present ideas in the morning, implement them in the afternoon and later check the performance of their idea via data analysis. Primary duties include:

    1. Ad-hoc queries using MSSQL Server and other RDBMS
    2. Data manipulation and presentation in Excel
    3. Tracking and analysis of Key Performance Indicators such as profit, user value, click through & conversion rates, traffic volumes, etc.
    4. Development and execution of new reports (trends, opportunities, etc.) to boost the business intelligence of the team.

Performing market place intelligence and refining information into actionable recommendations to Product Development team members.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:

    • Practical experience with Excel (pivot tables, vlookup, etc)
    • Proficiency in SQL (select/from/where clauses, etc)

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

    • Independent Decision Making: Uses intelligence, analysis, consistent rationality and objectivity when making decisions; Anticipates consequences of judgments with the ability to work autonomously with little supervision and a high attention to detail and quality.
    • Energetic: The ability to find solutions and deliver results within a rapid, fast changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture; Passion for technology and a positive, can-do attitude is a must.
    • Adaptability: Capable of adjusting to changing priorities, and possesses the ability to master new technologies in a short period of time.
    • Results-Oriented and Data Driven: Must be a data driven decision maker who loves impacting the bottom line and achieves goals with available resources and abilities.
    • Communication (written & oral): Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain cross-functional business relationships, as well as have excellent presentation and problem-solving skills.

Measurements of Success

There are several key measurements of success this employee will use to benchmark performance including:

    • Improving the effectiveness of the product development team through relevant analysis, planning and reporting.
    • Growing the business through insightful reporting and analysis.
    • Advancing the productivity of the team through skilled planning, research, and operational efficiencies.

If you would like the opportunity to join our team, send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Come join the fun at Spigot Inc.

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Another Web Developer for Hire – Spigot Inc is Growing Like Weeds

Web Developer for Hire at Spigot, Inc.

Spigot, Inc is one of the world’s leading digital performance-based marketing companies, dedicated to providing superior results for our advertisers and media partners. Spigot, Inc accomplishes this by combining best-in-class expertise in media optimization and targeting with our in-house analytics and big-data technology.

Spigot, Inc has a strong analytical focus that requires quick reaction in this fast-paced environment. Our success is fueled by employee innovation, data driven decisions and a startup mentality. Our teams are comprised of Software Engineers, Web Developers, Media Buyers, Account Managers and Business Intelligence Analysts. These positions are located in our Fort Myers office. Employees enjoy free lunches, free benefits, unlimited time off, no dress code and company team building trips.

Position Overview

The Web Developer will be designing and maintaining several web properties with a focus on increasing user acquisition and engagement. This individual will be expected to take ownership and create, test and deploy production-ready code and design. A complete understanding of web design and a desire to create an engaging user experience is a must. Primary duties include:

  1. Design: Focusing on graphic design for ads and landing pages or home pages
  2. Coding: Move your design to production using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  3. A/B Testing: Monitoring performance across multiple variations of a design to determine the top performer
  4. Optimization: Iterate to increase KPIs in each point of the conversion funnel
  5. Competitive Research: Proactively keeping up to date on industry trends

Candidate Overview

The successful candidate will be a KPI focused, confident leader with at least:

  • 3-5 years’ development experience, with advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Advanced graphic design and web design knowledge (you love Photoshop or Illustrator)
  • Experience conducting and monitoring A/B testing and conversion rate optimization
  • Basic knowledge of SQL a plus
  • Understanding of and/or experience with Amazon Web Services is helpful

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Entrepreneurial: Driven and focused on growing the business
  • Adaptability: Capable of adjusting to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for Technology: Excitement for new technology, bleeding edge applications, and a positive attitude towards solving real world challenges.
  • Creativity: Research the latest trends to design competitive ad units.
  • Resourceful: Looks for ways to achieve goals with available resources.
  • Team Player: Demonstrates a strong ability to support department staff members and managers; able to establish collaborative relationships with peers.
  • Passionate: Able to promote design recommendations and sell your ideas

Measurements of Success

There are several key measurements of success this employee will use to benchmark performance including:

  • Quarterly financial goals (revenue and GP)
  • Implementing iterations of our current conversion funnel to hit KPIs and scale quickly
  • Driving both internal and partner conversion rates to increase extension monetization

If you would like the opportunity to join our team, send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. The fun never ends at Spigot Inc.

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Spigot Inc Fort Myers Plowed Through Another Spartan Race

Spigot Inc formed another team and plowed through the Spartan Race in Miami. The race is perfect for Spigot Inc employees as part of our culture encourages is live life to the fullest, and these guys certainly do!

Spartan Race is the leading global obstacle racing series! The type of people that compete in a Spartan race are people looking to live life to the fullest. Anyone who wants to take their life to the next level can race, and see if they have what it takes to become a Spartan!”

These guys definitely work hard and continue taking their career to the next level, not only their physical abilities. Congrats again from the entire Spigot Inc team on another successful race guys. And a special congrats to Tom Jenks who finished 34th out of 5289 participants.

Spigot Inc team (Team Foos): Jesse Stauffer, Bill Tracy, Satish Mahesula, Connor Grevel, and Tom Jenks

Be the next member of the team… send us your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot, Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on our Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Spigot Inc is Thankful for Our Women in Tech

Today Spigot, Inc recognizes International Women’s Day. We are appreciative of the women in the Spigot, Inc family that continue to grow in tech and make a difference in this industry!

History of the Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.

Chronology

  • 1909   The first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.
  • 1910   The Socialist International, meeting in Copenhagen, established a Women’s Day, international in character, to honour the movement for women’s rights and to build support for achieving universal suffrage for women. The proposal was greeted with unanimous approval by the conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, which included the first three women elected to the Finnish Parliament. No fixed date was selected for the observance.
  • 1911   As a result of the Copenhagen initiative, International Women’s Day was marked for the first time (19 March) in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where more than one million women and men attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded women’s rights to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job.
  • 1913-1914   International Women’s Day also became a mechanism for protesting World War I. As part of the peace movement, Russian women observed their first International Women’s Day on the last Sunday in February. Elsewhere in Europe, on or around 8 March of the following year, women held rallies either to protest the war or to express solidarity with other activists.
  • 1917   Against the backdrop of the war, women in Russia again chose to protest and strike for “Bread and Peace” on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). Four days later, the Czar abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.
  • 1975 During International Women’s Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March.
  • 1995 The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments, focused on 12 critical areas of concern, and envisioned a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination.
  • 2014 The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) – the annual gathering of States to address critical issues related to gender equality and women’s rights — focused on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. UN entities and accredited NGOs from around the world took stock of progress and remaining challenges towards meeting the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs have played an important role in galvanizing attention on and resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

To learn more, continue reading here.

Are you a woman (or man) in tech? Come join Spigot Inc. Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

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What’s Your Favorite Browser?

The best web browsers

Firefox Quantum catches up with Chrome, Edge struggles in our browser rankings

Picking a web browser isn’t like picking an operating system or smartphone ecosystem. Unlike choosing MacOS, Windows, or Android where your choices are mutually exclusive, switching between browsers isn’t quite so jarring. Picking the best browsers is comparatively easy — in fact, by the time you finish reading this paragraph, you could download each major browser on the market today.Really. You can read all the stats, benchmarks, and speed tests, but the right browser for you is the one that feels right. The one that provides everything you want, where you want it.

If you’re still undecided, or if you’re in the early stages of browser-curiosity, read on. We’ve broken down the best browsers on the market today and boiled them down to their bare bones.

Find out the winners on DigitalTrends

Sr Android Developer(s) – 5+ Years Experience Preferred

Have you ever worked in a cool laid back environment that has recliners, couches, a pool table, foosball, ping pong, darts, free beer and unlimited snacks? If not, Spigot Inc is ready to change that for you! We have amazing healthcare and 401K plans to keep you healthy and prepare for your future. We are building a bigger mobile team

WHO WE ARE

Spigot, Inc specializes in developing, monetizing, and promoting free applications to millions of users every day through all major app platforms: mobile, tablet, social, desktop, and browser. Our Apps team has a strong analytical focus that requires quick reaction in this fast-paced environment.  Spigot, Inc’s success is fueled by employee innovation, data driven decisions and a startup mentality. Our team is comprised of Software Engineers, Web Developers, Media Buyers, Account Managers and Business Intelligence Analysts. This position is in Spigot Inc’s Fort Myers office. Our employees enjoy free lunches, free benefits, unlimited time off, no dress code and company team building trips.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The person is an experienced Senior Android Developer that will create, maintain and scale out both new and existing high-volume mobile applications.  Specific duties include:

  1. Developing, analyzing, troubleshooting high volume mobile systems with Java and Android SDK
  2. Building, maintaining and optimizing the platforms for high volume web systems
  3. Software Development, coding applications using Java, Python, C#, or Javascript
  4. Architect and develop new products and enhance current product features based on market changes and opportunities
  5. Refactor, update, and revitalize codebases as advances in technology allow for more capabilities.
  6. Troubleshoot and fix system failures and system performance, especially as systems scale

CANDIDATE OVERVIEW
The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:

  • 5+ years in Java and Android SDK Development
  • Experience working with launchers or other system level applications
  • Excellent UI Architecture design ability with experience building
    libraries of reusable UI elements
  • Experience working on collaborative engineering teams
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
    Electrical Engineering, or related field of study or comparative experience
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial drive that enjoys fast pace change

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Independent Decision Making: Ability to work autonomously with little supervision and a high attention to detail and quality. Uses analysis, consistent rationality and objectivity when making decisions. Anticipates consequences of judgments.
  • Adaptable: The ability to find solutions and deliver results within a rapid fast changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture. Willing and able to learn multiple, diverse technologies rather than leaning on a single ‘favorite’.
  • Results Oriented: Motivated and able to juggle the dueling needs of a ‘best’ and ‘fastest’ solution. Not interested in the academic process of coding so much as the bottom line impact.
  • Communication (written & oral): Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain business relationships, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams.

Come join Spigot Inc. If you would like the opportunity to travel the world with us, send resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog.

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Spigot, Inc Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day

Spigot, Inc certainly shows appreciation to their employees. We were greeted with a full breakfast buffet that included fruit, donuts, Chic-fila and much, much more. It was a nice surprise and enjoyed by all.

If this sounds like an environment that you would thrive in… send us your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot, Inc blog. Are you a fit? Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on our Spigot Inc lifestyle.