Jobs at Lot18

Lot18 is revolutionizing the way America buys wine.

We're a startup based in New York City. The wine, glassware and other products we offer are selected for their superior quality and value.

Lot18 is a great place for smart people who know how to get things done – and who want to work alongside likeminded teammates. Come make a difference.

Competitive Salaries, Full Benefits

All positions are full time and based in New York, unless otherwise stated, and come with a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Stock options
  • Competitive salary
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Fun office environment with plenty of wine

Work With Awesome People

We run the gamut. Our people hail from a wide range of companies and backgrounds. Experience with wine isn't necessary, but most people who work here learn to love it. That's because we pride ourselves on making wine more enjoyable and accessible. Mostly, though, we attract people who like shaking up convention and trying new things. Wine's been around for thousands of years, but we're just now exploring and discovering better ways to bring wine to people who'll love it.

That doesn't mean we nerd out on wine 24-7. We're an interesting, diverse, fun group of people who travel, write, paint, compose, DJ, compete in sports such as soccer and swimming, home-brew beer, you name it. Oh, and we tend to eat and drink a fair bit, too.

Visit our websites:
www.lot18.com
www.tastingroom.com

If you're interested in joining the team, please email us at jobs@lot18.com.

Marketing Coordinator

Lot18 and Tasting Room are technology-focused, wine e-commerce companies dedicated to enriching both novice and experienced wine lovers. We are seeking a Marketing Coordinator to assist full-time with both online and offline marketing efforts. The ideal candidate should be a detail-focused, design-conscious marketer with strong writing and analytical skills. Working knowledge of digital marketing platforms like Responsys and AdWords is a must.

The Marketing Coordinator will be primarily focused on the expansion and promotion of our wine clubs, with occasional support of the Lot18 retail shop. The role will split time between club retention and acquisition efforts, so previous experience with a subscription-model business is a plus.

An Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrates clear and professional written and oral communication
  • Comfortably manages multiple projects at a time in an organized and efficient manner, including coordination with outside parties
  • Carefully proofs all marketing materials before publishing for errors or issues
  • Constantly seeks to improve the current marketing program through testing and analysis
  • Hits deadlines without fail and tackles last-minute issues with ease
  • Proactively researches marketing trends, news and best practices
  • Is fluent in all things digital, including email marketing, social media, SEM and SEO

Minimum Qualifications Needed:

  • At least one year of digital marketing experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, familiarity with standard marketing KPIs and experience with A/B testing
  • Previous experience managing SEM and SEO campaigns
  • Basic understanding of HTML

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Google AdWords Certified
  • Familiarity with any or all of the following: Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud, SalesForce, JIRA, Optimizely
  • Email marketing platform experience… Responsys experience is a big plus
  • Experience marketing a subscription service
  • Background or interest in wine

Software Engineer

How often do you come across a company that has redefined an entire industry? Maybe even created one from scratch? And what if that company’s main focus is a simple yet profoundly powerful product that unites family and friends, creates rich and memorable experiences and is becoming a staple of the American dinner table more each day?

We’re Lot18, the company that’s helped hundreds of thousands of Americans discover and buy wines in a completely new way. Wine is a $40 billion industry in the U.S., larger than music and Hollywood, and is growing every year. In less than four years, Lot18 has helped our members purchase and receive more than 2 million bottles from more than 500 wineries around the world. And we’re just getting started.

Our team comprises deeply passionate and experienced wine and startup veterans, and our investors – FirstMark Capital, Accel Partners and New Enterprise Associates –who have contributed over $50M to Lot18– are behind almost every big-name Web brand you can think of, including Salesforce, Gilt, Facebook, Dropbox, Spotify, Bonobos, Stubhub, Kayak and Pinterest, to name but a few.

Innovation is woven into the fabric of our company. No idea is immune to questioning or testing, and every day we push our team to take risks and experiment. We look for folks who think in the same way and can build further on our philosophies, helping to evolve the way we create, engineer and deliver the most elegant, educational, sophisticated and gratifying wine-buying experience in the world.

We believe building a strong engineering culture is the key to building a great company and product. Part of that vision is working with the best tools, many of which are open source. Here's a taste: Python, Selenium, Ruby, JavaScript, Flask, Tornado, Celery, Chef, git, Vagrant, MySQL, StatsD, Graphite, Linux (Ubuntu), Apache, nginx, Amazon Web Services, Redis and more!

We are looking for well-rounded Software Engineers to join our talented group. Our team is still small enough for each person to work independently, though big enough to be supported by your peers in cross training, code review and motivation too. You will influence architecture decisions, bring new methodologies to our development process and have an important and impactful say in how we build our platform.

Responsibilities:

  • Code primarily in Python and Javascript
  • Build API's to integrate internal and external data and vendor systems
  • Build high-performance caching mechanisms to increase site performance
  • Develop and maintain frontend user interfaces
  • Work within a continuous integration environment and push your own code into production
  • Work with lots of open source technologies
  • Have a big voice and proactive mindset toward enhancing our platform and your technical perspective every day

Desired Skills:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience with Python / Javascript / Ruby (desired)
  • Experience with CSS / HTML5 / jQuery
  • Knowledge of relational databases
  • Knowledge of cloud computing
  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation
  • Knowledge of web infrastructure, distributed systems and performance analysis
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a preoccupation with staying on top of industry technology
  • Demonstrated interest in web technologies, especially in building highly scalable platforms