Senior SEO Manager at BigCommerce

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BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been recognized numerous times for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

BigCommerce is redefining the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

BigCommerce, named a 2021 "Best Place to Work" in Austin,

As the Senior SEO Manager in Austin, you will implement our SEO strategy for North American BigCommerce web properties. For this role, we’re looking for someone with a consistent track record of growing organic traffic and leading SEO initiatives for high traffic websites. 

The SEO Manager, NA must be a creative problem solver proficient in standard methodologies (technical, on-site and off-site) who can complete and run long-term SEO growth. The candidate will relish diving deep into SEO-relevant data, building business cases for projects to grow organic traffic, and complete the SEO strategy to drive conversions and MRR. This will be a fun and fast-paced role, so we need an enthusiastic and meticulous standout colleague to join our organization.

What You’ll Do
  • Work closely with the SEO team to lead, implement, run and scale SEO initiatives for our North American web properties.
  • Consistent track record assuming ownership, moving quickly to implement ideas, and delivering results and in a fast-paced online environment.
  • Propose new SEO strategies and solutions based on experience and industry trends.
  • Take ownership in documenting and innovating on our internal processes to drive efficiency.
  • Consistent record in leading SEO projects (from inception to completion) that drives business growth.
  • Communicate, demonstrate, articulate and educate on SEO philosophies and standard methodologies to key partners.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners (Marketing, Content, Product Marketing, Digital, Engineering, UX, and Product) to implement SEO standard methodologies, and demonstrate cross-functional insights in planning and program development.
  • Provide comprehensive keyword research and competitor analysis to create content briefs for our content team to create and update pages to rank organically.
  • Use Google Search Console and additional tools to find quick opportunities for optimization, after publishing content. Includes tweaks to body content, metadata, and more.
  • Plan and deliver targeted outreach campaigns that drive organic traffic and link acquisition.  
  • Produce comprehensive technical SEO audits, specs, and requirements for product, engineering, and editorial teams, guiding projects through conclusion.
  • Apply SEO and analytics tools such as Ahrefs, SEMRush, Clearscope, Botify, Screaming Frog, BrightEdge, Google Analytics, Amplitude, Google Search Console, and so forth.
  • Monitor SEO trends and stay ahead of standard methodologies to identify new opportunities to improve targeting, production, and audience generation.
  • Monitor the organic performance of BigCommerce North American properties as well as competitor sites, SERP features and Google algorithm updates.
  • QA on all SEO changes both in the pre-production environment and on the live site.
  • Experience developing and performing SEO strategies for SaaS companies is an advantage but not required.
  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills, and an ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, drive rationale, discover root causes and find opportunities

Who You Are

  • Experienced SEO Professional - 8+ years of SEO experience, driving organic traffic growth and conversions for high traffic websites..
  • Committed - You enjoy working hard, are full of energy for challenges, and seize opportunities more than others. You have a tremendous work ethic and go above and beyond.
  • Customer Focused - You want to deliver the best experience possible for future and current customers, as helping our customers’ businesses grow is the #1 goal at BigCommerce.
  • Problem Solver - You can see hidden problems and probe a variety of sources for answers, able to look beyond the obvious, and can identify and creatively solve complex problems, including matters related to systems and processes.
  • Systems Automation- You are dedicated to providing high-quality services, committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data, willing and able to re-engineer processes from scratch, open to suggestions and experimentation, and efficient and effective work processes.
  • Process and Project Manager - You can readily design practices, processes, and prioritizations, know what to measure, and how to measure it.
  • Communicator - Excellent written/verbal communication and customer relationship skills are crucial for working with people both internally and externally.
  • Relational - You have demonstrated success working cross-functionally in larger organizations, and have the ability to forge strong bonds and work collaboratively with key external and internal partners.
  • Composed - You know how to implement consistently in a fast-paced, high pressure, dynamic environment and carry out self-directed responsibilities.
  • Personable - You are seen as positive, energetic, and exude a strong sense of partnership by working effectively, respectfully, and efficiently with all team members. 
  • Technical Learner - You pick up on technical things quickly, enjoy learning new skills and knowledge, and are adept at staying ahead of the curve on relevant industry, company, product, or technical knowledge.
  • Ethical - You believe in our mission, share our values and understand that it’s not just about what you do, but how you do it

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
 
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

Learn more about the BigCommerce team, culture and benefits at https://careers.bigcommerce.com.

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Location

Our HQ is set amongst trees and nature trails in the beautiful hills of Austin. We also have a location downtown at 211 E 7th St Suite 500, 78701.

What are BigCommerce Perks + Benefits

BigCommerce Benefits Overview

We empower our employees to think big and do great work by offering a positive work environment and outstanding benefits.

For your health: We offer multiple national medical insurance plans including PPO and HDHP options. We also offer a PPO dental plan and vision insurance.

For your wealth: We offer a 401(k) retirement plan, a Health Savings Account (HSA), a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCRA) as pre-tax benefits. We also offer company paid life insurance up to 3 times your annual salary, as well as company paid short-term & long-term disability insurance.

For your resilient self: We care about your wellbeing in addition to your health and wealth. To assist with that, we offer paid vacation leave (15 days PTO for hourly employees and open vacation for our salary employees). All employees receive paid sick leave, paid volunteer time, and a paid wellness day. We have multiple family benefits for caregivers including paid parental leave, newborn child sick leave, adoption assistance, and a flexible return to work policy. We also offer educational reimbursements, a free BigCommerce ecommerce store, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Last, but definitely not least, we like to enjoy ourselves at work. We have company-sponsored employee programs including Employee Resource Groups, culture clubs, even virtual events.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We encourage our employees to give back to our local communities through volunteer work. BigCommerce provides two paid Charity/Volunteering Leave days per calendar year to all permanent employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Each year, the BC family partners with Partnerships for Children to help kids in the Austin area who have been taken from their homes and are living in protective custody during the holidays.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We empower employees to define our culture in the areas of Wellness, Community/Volunteering and Team Building through our BigCommerce Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Daily sync
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
BEmpowered for women, non-binary people, and allies; BProud for LGBTQ+ and allies; B-United for Veterans and allies; BCinColor for people of color and allies; BigFamily for caregivers and alli
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
National United HealthCare PPO & HDHP plan options with deductibles as low as $500, coverage up to 100% for in-network services and low monthly premiums
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
BigCommerce offers equity to employees through a number of different occasions, including an annual equity performance review period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Subsidized placement services for child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Unlimited vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for non-exempt team members.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees parking in a garage on the property.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
BigCommerce offers a variety of opportunities for learning and development from training sessions and workshops, to different conferences to attend.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Career mentorship is available.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We empower our employees to define culture in the areas of wellness & fitness, community & volunteerism, and team building through local culture clubs that help our employees connect. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our diverse workforce through supportive, inclusive networks that help develop awareness and respect across the company. We sustain our culture by understanding what drives our employees' engagement, measuring that engagement, and implementing initiatives to continue to make BigCommerce an even better place to work.

We empower our employees to define culture in the areas of wellness & fitness, community & volunteerism, and team building through local culture clubs to help our employees connect. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our diverse workforce through supportive, inclusive networks that help develop awareness and respect across the company. Additionally, we use programs to support our learning culture including our Learning Through Sharing Program, Lightning Talks, Lunch and Learns, Book Clubs, and guest speakers. We sustain our culture by understanding what drives our employees' engagement, measuring that engagement, and implementing initiatives to continue to make BigCommerce an even better place to work

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