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Senior SEO Specialist (USA)



Marketing & Communications
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Neon is an open-source company on a mission to create a cloud-native Postgres database as a service for every developer

As a Senior SEO Specialist at Neon, you will be pivotal in shaping our online presence and driving organic growth. We are looking for an experienced SEO professional with over 5 years of proven expertise in optimizing websites for search engines. This role requires a deep understanding of SEO strategies, strong analytical skills, and collaboration with cross-functional teams, including developers.

Key Responsibilities

SEO Strategy Development: Develop and implement advanced SEO strategies to increase organic traffic, improve search engine rankings, and enhance user experience.

Keyword Research: Conduct comprehensive keyword research to identify opportunities and create content strategies that align with business goals.

On-Page and Technical SEO: Optimize website structure, content, and technical elements for SEO, including metadata, schema markup, and site speed improvements.

Content Optimization: Collaborate with content creators to ensure content is search engine-friendly, engaging, and aligned with SEO goals.

Backlink Strategy: Develop and execute a backlink acquisition strategy to improve domain authority and credibility.

SEO Reporting: Monitor and analyze website performance using industry-standard tools like Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and SEO-specific software. Provide regular reports and actionable insights to the marketing team.

Collaboration with Developers: Work closely with the marketing and product team to implement technical SEO improvements, resolve issues, and ensure best practices are followed. Proficiency in developer tools is essential.

We are looking for someone who has

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Over 5 years of experience in SEO, with a proven track record of driving organic growth.
  • In-depth knowledge of SEO best practices, algorithm updates, and industry trends.
  • Proficiency in SEO tools (e.g., SEMrush, Moz, Ahrefs) and Google Analytics.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working closely with developers and using developer tools.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

About Neon

Neon is building open-source cloud-native PostgreSQL. Our architecture separates storage from compute, allowing for stateless and serverless Postgres. We’re a well funded startup with deep knowledge of Postgres internals and decades of experience building databases. We are a systems company; we work on low-level code with strict performance and correctness requirements.

Neon was created by a team of Postgres hackers and led by CEO Nikita Shamgunov (co-founder of SingleStore). Neon is built on open-source principles and is focused on giving back to the Postgres and developer communities.

Our Team

  • We are a distributed team of 65 people working from 23 countries (concentrating around North America and Europe time zones)
  • We are a team built on open sources cultural principles (transparency, contribution, accountability, proactivity)
  • Team with decades of experience building databases and deep knowledge of Postgres internals. We are deeply technical
  • We have experienced Postgres committers and hackers on the team (check Heikki, Anastasia, Arseny, Matthias profiles)
  • We believe in the efficacy of collaborative open source
  • We aim for a diversity of thoughts and backgrounds
  • We are keen to be a fast-moving flat org and avoid hierarchical structures

Our Investors

  • Top-tier investors backed up Neon's vision:
    • We raised $104 million in funding from Menlo Ventures, GGV, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Founders Fund.
    • Venture vehicles of Snowflake and Databricks invested in Neon.
    • Our angels investors are prominent technologists, and ecosystem players. More than 20 awesome angels supported Neon, including Nat Friedman, Elad Gil, Mike Ovitz, Ajeet Singh, Guillermo Rauch, Søren Brammer Schmidt, and Wes McKinney.
    • Our Board includes Quentin Clark, Glenn Solomon, Joe Morrissey, and Tim Tully.

Our Offer

  • You have an opportunity to be an early employee in the fast-scaling ambitious team
  • You can work 100% remote: we'll handle all formalities to arrange work from your home
  • We pay top of the market in most parts of the world
  • We grant equity (stock options) to all full-time hires
  • We offer a competitive benefits package in line with all tech companies (top-notch equipment, unlimited vacations, paid parental leaves, and much more)
  • We are distributed, yet make our bonds during regular offsites (the last one was in Cyprus)