Some of the values that we hold dear are:
Dedication to ongoing learning
We believe that the best work environments are where you are constantly learning. Hence, wherever possible, we will assist you to expand and build upon your skills and knowledge; whether that means by in-house training, or sending you on an external course. We expect you to be constantly challenged. You will be assessed by your manager every six months, and your annual bonus will depend on your performance.
Taking personal responsibility for your actions
If you are looking to be micro-managed, then Webgains is not for you. We will make it clear to you what your responsibilities are and then leave you to get on with it. Hence, it follows that you must be able to motivate yourself and comfortable that you have the self-discipline to complete your work on time and to a high standard without your manager constantly checking on you. The buck will stop with you. We do not allow finger pointing or laying off the blame should you not deliver.
Have fun in your work
Life, as they say, is not a dress rehearsal!
These days it is all too easy to let your work passions take over your life. We believe all work, no play is unsustainable and inherently unhealthy. Therefore we encourage outside interests and a balanced lifestyle. We will encourage you to think about the time you give to work, exercise, relaxation, family, social and cultural pursuits.
If you think you are the type of person who would prosper at Webgains, and who has the skills outlined below, please send your cv and a brief covering mail to: email@example.com
About the role
You will be maintaining our high-performance ad delivery, high-availability visitor tracking and real time reporting systems, as well as being involved in the design and build of new features and systems. You will be expected to produce well documented and easy-to-maintain code that is both testable and reliable. Your time will be split between improving existing functionality and building new features.
Our systems run across multiple machines in multiple data centres, running the LAMP stack (Centos), Apache and PHP with MySQL databases. We use Subversion integrated with Trac and aim for a goal of 95% test coverage, both functional and unit. All new code is developed using Zend Framework with strict coding standards. We love Scrum! You will be working alongside other multi-functional developers in agile teams.
- OO PHP5, Patterns and Zend Framework
- Basic Linux skills
Nice to have skills
- Elastic Search
- High Availability
You have plenty of recent commercial experience working with object-oriented PHP and MySQL too. You’re happy using an MVC framework and you want to participate in best practices like unit testing, source control, and continuous integration.
You enjoy working with others and communicate clearly. You participate well in a team but are also able to organise and prioritise your own work with little supervision, always taking responsibility and pride in your work.
You’re looking for a permanent position with a rapidly expanding, successful business, where you can demonstrate the full range of your ability as well as learn new things.
You probably hold recognised computing qualifications, and you might have contributed to Open Source projects.
You love to delight users, providing them with the best possible technology, service and experience.
If you think you are the type of person who would succeed at Webgains, and who has the skills outlined above, please send your resume and a brief covering mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publisher Services Manager
Webgains is looking to hire a brilliant individual to join our team as Publisher Services Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity with a growing company and at an exciting time of product development.
We would like someone with a strong personality, drive and an in-depth understanding of performance marketing and the wider context of online advertising to join us. Our preference is for someone with some technical knowledge too, although this is not paramount.
Webgains Account Managers manage relationships with both advertisers and publishers and are responsible for the efficient running and high performance of their client programs to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction. The current team of UK Account Managers is divided into 3 teams; The Exec Team, The Account Development Team and the Key Account Team. The 600+ clients are split amongst the group according to their size, SLA and sector.
In parallel, we have a Publisher Team who are responsible for the key relationships with our top and mid-tier publishers, our strategic partnerships and the niche / technical partnerships we have.
This role of Publisher Services Manager is about overseeing the relationships with these technical and strategic partners as well as establishing new ones. It is also about coordinating the introduction of these publishers to the Account Management group (educating the AMs and giving them the tools to help them sell to their merchants), fostering and optimising the performance of the programs with these partners and managing this supplier relationship closely (reporting, reviews, budgeting…)
Our Head of Affiliates concentrates on developing our super publishers (Voucher code, rewards and others) and the performance of our programs on the network with these and you would work closely with that person.
This role is also a key strategic position in the Webgains UK Account Management team and provides the opportunity to shape our future and develop the business. You would report to the Managing Director.
- Head Of Affiliates
- Account Management Team
- Managing Director
- Publisher Relationship Executive
To take ownership of key, technical, non-traditional and some selected traditional publisher relationships with the remit of developing revenue.
- Responsible for day-to-day contact with strategic publishers
- Working with the team to identify new publisher opportunities and to then exploit them (Negotiation of contracts and terms)
- Promoting and driving these relationships to the Account Management Team
- Strategy development in conjunction with Client Services Team
- Manage performance, overall analysis and communication to these publishers including reporting, status reports, optimisation and recommendations
- Budget responsibility for publisher performance
- Provide assistance to Sales team to help win new significant advertisers
- Delivery of Publisher team Strategy to the management board
- Minimum three years’ experience working in a media or digital agency / network
- Experienced relationship builder with familiarity with affiliate / display / Search advertising
- Solid understanding of tracking
- Collaborative working style with powerful communication skills
- Line management experience a plus
- Charismatic and stylish people always welcome at Webgains!
- An understanding of the ‘greater good’, a team player…
- Promote team cohesion
- Embrace company values of openness, excellence and integrity
- Strong people skills
- Ability to identify an opportunity and run with it
- Strong communication skills, specifically: excellent written communication and a good public speaker
Webgains’ core values are openness, excellence and integrity. These core values are incorporated into our working environment, and underpin the culture of the company. We employ the best talent and skills available, and ensure that all staff continues to develop their skills by ensuring that on-going learning is at the heart of the work experience. Our other key considerations are fun and the adoption of an appropriate work/life balance.
If you think you are the type of person who would succeed at Webgains, and who has the skills outlined above, please send your resume and a brief covering mail to: email@example.com.
Webgains is an International affiliate marketing network that offers a range of online acquisition and sales solutions for advertisers, publishers and agencies. The platform was developed and launched in early 2005 and now has more than 2000 merchants across Europe and the USA. After merging with ad pepper Media NV in May 2006, Webgains is now present in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, BeNeLux, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and the USA. Expansion to more countries will follow.
Robert Glasgow, MD of Webgains comments, “Affiliate networks are a proven method of increasing revenues for both advertisers and online publishers. However, it is rare that one gets the opportunity to build a complete technology platform starting with a blank piece of paper. We wanted to bring something fresh to the Affiliate arena built on our knowledge and experience with performance based affiliate solutions. “More and more advertisers and publishers are demanding control over their ROI. Only sophisticated reporting and tailored solutions will allow clients’ to maximise profitability.”
Webgains offer a complete ASP solution for both advertisers and publishers based on an advanced, specially-developed technology platform. Peter Dunham, CTO, comments, “We listened to what both advertisers and publishers wanted from a network, added in our own special features and built the platform to suit. ” Peter continues, “Although there are other affiliate networks operating in the UK, we believe Webgains has the most sophisticated and user-friendly technology”.
Webgains is an ‘open’ network, with advertisers and publishers having complete control over their programs online. In addition to real-time and scheduled reporting on all aspects of their programs, advertisers are able set up multiple accounts, multiple commission structures, segmented publisher groups and benefit from sophisticated fraud prevention. Publishers can set up all of their sites under the one account, have access to advanced data feeds of product information, and are paid weekly to address potential cash flow issues.