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Jobs @ ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek is hiring! w00t! Open positions are detailed below. Don't be shy, if you've got the skills and want to work hard and have fun with a bunch of geeks and their dogs, we want to hear from you!

Current Open Positions

    Assistant Buyer

    ThinkGeek is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Assistant Buyer to help support our team of amazing buyers. 

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Run Sales and Inventory reports and provide production and ordering recommendations based on analysis
    • Assist in setting up and bringing products “live” on the ThinkGeek.com
    • Develop and manage vendor relationships
    • Work with the Inventory Management group on replenishment
    • Work with other Merchandise buyers & VP of Merchandise on assorted tasks and projects

    Required:

    • 2 or more years as an Assistant Buyer
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Merchandising, or other related major
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel experience
    • Great communication skills. Good on the phone. Great at e-mail and other electronic communication.
    • Very Proactive on a daily basis; strong desire for excellence and personal & professional growth
    • Great Attitude is a must; strong and agile work ethic that allows you to quickly adapt to changing situations/trends
    • Ability to deal with vendors in a professional manner
    • Some travel may be required (one or two times a year)
    • Retail or finance experience a plus

    About ThinkGeek

    ThinkGeek is the world's leading source for unique products that connect people to their passions and stimulate their imagination. We celebrate the geek that exists in everyone while reflecting the interests and values of those on the leading edge. Our X-Ray vision for the future: to create a world where everyone can embrace their inner geek, express their passions, and connect with one another. 

    2013 ThinkGeek Stats: 
    #185 Internet Retailer 500 
    #138 Mobile 500 
    #53 Social 500 - (812,000 twitter followers; 801,000 facebook likes; 127,000 youtube followers!) 

    We're building a company driven by imagination, an inclusive spirit, some irreverent humor, and passionate people. We surround ourselves with awesome products that reflect our interests, from Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Minecraft, Firefly, Game of Thrones, and more. We invite you to check out our open positions and become part of ThinkGeek's plan for world domination. 

    Join In. Geek. Out.

    Geeknet owns and manages Thinkgeek.com and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

    Apply for the Assistant Buyer position

    E-Commerce Marketing Manager, Marketplace Development

    ThinkGeek, the premier e-tailer serving the global geek community (Internet Retailer #185), is seeking an E-Commerce Manager, Marketplace Development to launch and manage third-party marketplace channels.

    Reporting to the Senior Director of Digital Marketing, the E-Commerce Manager will be responsible for maximizing sales through eBay initially with the potential to expand to other marketplaces. The successful candidate has impeccable project management skills and is experienced at driving operational excellence in a digital environment.

    The E-Commerce Manager will launch the marketplace before the holiday season of 2014 in coordination with internal and external partners and then excel at the daily management of product feeds and listings, marketing campaigns, coordination with customer service, and analysis of customer purchase behavior. The successful candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and manages high-volume work with impeccable accuracy. Above all, they are driven by the opportunity to own and manage the sales for a new channel.

    Responsibilities

    • Work with internal IT and creative resources, build and launch eBay storefront for ThinkGeek
    • Using third-party software, effectively manage listings and product feed to ensure accurate listings with a high potential to appear in relevant search results on eBay
    • Coordinate closely with merchandising and inventory to implement pricing strategy effectively and drive conversion.
    • Read and react to business on a daily basis, including but not limited to implementing changes to product titles, descriptions, and pricing
    • Maximize reach within eBay by utilizing all available marketing tools
    • Utilize Daily Deals to drive traffic and conversion for key listings
    • Coordinate with Merchandising and Inventory to test clearance-related strategies
    • Develop and manage timely response and/or resolution processes with customer service and social marketing team around marketplace issues related to customer feedback through social media and other channels
    • Provide the Customer Service and Warehouse Operations teams with actionable insights into customer ratings and feedback in order to achieve Top Seller Status for ThinkGeek on eBay
    • Report on daily sales metrics as well as analyze sales patterns by category and top-selling items
    • Work with analytics and customer marketing team to understand the percentage of new customers that come through eBay as well as repeat buyers within eBay and through the ThinkGeek website.

    Skills and Requirements

    • 3-5 years of e-commerce experience in marketing
    • Experience with third-party channels such as affiliate marketing strongly preferred
    • Experience working with third-party marketplace tools such as ChannelAdvisor, Mercent, or Solid Commerce desired
    • Working knowledge of basic e-commerce concepts around the relationship between sales and margin
    • High proficiency with Excel
    • Experience with high-throughput processes where accuracy is critical
    • Excellent skills in collaboration and influence both internally and with external partners
    • Strong communicator and team player.

    About ThinkGeek

    Since 1999, ThinkGeek has been creating a world where everyone can express and celebrate their inner geek, turn their interests into passions, and connect with one another. We are obsessed with creating and sharing unique and authentic experiences that stimulate our fans’ imaginations and fuel their geek core. We believe there is geek in everyone and invite you to… Join in. Geek out. 

    Geeknet, which owns and manages ThinkGeek.com, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation or any other unlawful basis.

    Apply for the E-Commerce Marketing Manager, Marketplace Development position

    MySQL Database Administrator

    ThinkGeek is looking for a MySQL DBA will to be responsible for maintaining and designing our databases and troubleshooting related database code.

    What you'd be doing:

    • Working as part of the larger engineering team that produces custom solutions for our internal business units as well as the ThinkGeek.com e-commerce platform.  This requires working closely with the Perl development and the technology operations team.  
    • System monitoring, database backup/recovery, and performance tuning. You will also be participating in designing new database schemas and creation of different types of database objects. 
    • Responsible for database capacity planning, performance tuning and creation of database maintenance plans. 
    • Working on a variety of challenging and complex problems in a fast pace production environment; providing direct support to the application development teams as well as the database systems.   

    What we're looking for:

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science MIS, CIS, or related field or combination of work experience is required
    • Minimum 3+ years of supporting databases using My SQL
    • Proficient in SQL query language
    • Experience with Percona 5.6, Mod Perl, and report creation are all plusses
    • Extensive experience with database management/monitoring, ETL operations, query performance tuning and optimization, and bulk data imports/exports is required
    • Experience with DB management in a high-transaction, high-availability environment is required.
    • Experience supporting customer facing web applications a plus but not required.
    • In depth knowledge of MySQL replication management and monitoring is required
    • Working knowledge of fault-tolerant technologies including MMM clusters is a plus
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to achieve results within tight deadlines

    About ThinkGeek

    ThinkGeek is the world's leading source for unique products that connect people to their passions and stimulate their imagination. We celebrate the geek that exists in everyone while reflecting the interests and values of those on the leading edge. Our X-Ray vision for the future: to create a world where everyone can embrace their inner geek, express their passions, and connect with one another. 

    2013 ThinkGeek Stats: 
    #185 Internet Retailer 500 
    #138 Mobile 500 
    #53 Social 500 - (812,000 twitter followers; 801,000 facebook likes; 127,000 youtube followers!) 

    We're building a company driven by imagination, an inclusive spirit, some irreverent humor, and passionate people. We surround ourselves with awesome products that reflect our interests, from Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Minecraft, Firefly, Game of Thrones, and more. We invite you to check out our open positions and become part of ThinkGeek's plan for world domination. 

    Join In. Geek Out.

    Geeknet owns and manages Thinkgeek.com and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

    Apply for the MySQL Database Administrator position

    Packaging Designer

    Are you a Graphic Designer with a love of internet and geek culture? If so, your dream assignment awaits! ThinkGeek is looking for a few graphic designers with packaging experience to help design beautiful homes for the coolest products on the interwebs.

    Most importantly, you'll get to work on some of the top sci-fi and gaming licenses in the world including Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Portal, Game of Thrones, Minecraft, and DOTA.

    What we’re looking for:

    • Mad graphic design chops. No fooling!
    • Exceptional typography and logo skills
    • High attention to detail
    • Good knowledge of geek pop culture
    • Self-starter, deadline focused, easy-going personality
    • Expert use of Photoshop and Illustrator
    • A portfolio of your work

    Bonus Points:

    • Exposure to working with brand guidelines
    • Experience with retail packaging

    Our Graphic Designers work out of our Fairfax VA headquarters, Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week. .

    SUPER IMPORTANT! You must submit a portfolio of work to be considered for this position. 

    Geeknet, owner of ThinkGeek.com, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

    Apply for the Packaging Designer position

    Part-time Wholesale Coordinator

    Are you super detail-oriented & organized with a knack for process improvement and problem solving? Then you may be interested in ThinkGeek’s Wholesale & Compliance Coordinator position.  We’re looking for someone to work part-time (20-25 hours/week) supporting our Wholesale and Safety teams.  If you’ve had any experience with warehouse/shipping administration, EDI, or order fulfillment, we’re probably looking for someone like you. Read on for more information.

    What you’d be doing:

    • Providing updates to wholesale & compliance teams on shipments from warehouse  
    • Wholesale Retail Customer Communication
      • General account support
      • Maintaining Retail Customer Details
      • Retail Customer onboarding
    • Retail Customer Compliance:
      • Providing required documentation
      • Communicating rules & regulations
      • Investigating & troubleshoot shipping discrepancies  
      • Working with Finance and Accounts Payable on payment issues
    • Shipping Compliance:
      • Daily communication with warehouse on sales order status
      • Shipment tracking

    What we’re looking for:

    • 1-3 years administrative, project management, warehouse/shipping administration experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or other related field preferred
    • Ability to problem solve and adapt to change
    • High proficiency with Excel
    • Experience with high-throughput processes where accuracy is critical
    • Excellent skills in collaboration and influence both internally and with external partners
    • Strong communicator and team player
    • Huge plus: experience with EDI (but if you don’t have this, we can train you)

    This part-time position is ineligible for benefits, but there’s a chance to be hired full-time depending on individual and business performance.

    About ThinkGeek

    Since 1999, ThinkGeek has been creating a world where everyone can express and celebrate their inner geek, turn their interests into passions, and connect with one another. We are obsessed with creating and sharing unique and authentic experiences that stimulate our fans’ imaginations and fuel their geek core. We believe there is geek in everyone and invite you to… Join in. Geek out. 

    Geeknet, which owns and manages ThinkGeek.com, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation or any other unlawful basis.

    Apply for the Part-time Wholesale Coordinator position

    Production Manager

    Geeknet Acquisition Co., a subsidiary of Geeknet, Inc., is seeking a highly detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated individual to join our Production team based in Denver, CO.  The primary initial focus will be on apparel, but we also produce media, collectibles, artwork, and other products.  You must be able to work on a team in a fast-paced work environment.

    Main job responsibilities:

    • Planning and organizing production schedules
    • Assessing project and resources requirements
    • Estimating, negotiating and agreeing budgets and timescales with clients and managers
    • Determining quality control standards
    • Overseeing production processes
    • Re-negotiating timescales or schedules as necessary
    • Selecting, ordering and purchasing materials
    • Liaison with buyers, marketing and sales staff
    • Supervising the work of junior staff.
    • Creating and updating items on the web stores (descriptions, pre-sale dates)
    • Managing inventory and re-stocks

    Required Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Background in apparel production and buying preferred
    • Understanding of Video Games is an advantage
    • Experience and understanding of eCommerce
    • Must be able to handle responsibility and the pressure of meeting deadlines

    Geeknet owns and manages Thinkgeek.com and Geeknet Acquisition Co, and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

    Apply for the Production Manager position

    Project Manager

    ThinkGeek is looking for a Project Manager to help get licensed products made and into the hands of adoring fans. If you have product management experience paired with a love of Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, or Game of Thrones, we may have the dream job you’re looking for.

    You’d be working within our GeekLabs department, which invents, designs, and develops custom products for sale primarily on ThinkGeek.com. Product categories range from electronics to toys, apparel, kitchen gadgets and appliances. This is the team that brought the Tauntaun Sleeping bag into existence.  

    What you’d be doing:

    • Working with internal and external resources to ensure on-time delivery of products
    • Preparing project status, risks, and issues reports and track project metrics and trends
    • Ensuring that the delivered project remains within budget, is delivered on time, and achieves quality criteria
    • Understanding the project life cycle and taking responsibility for the full life-cycle of assigned projects
    • Communicating with overseas vendors via e-mail and phone to coordinate projects

    What are we looking for?

    • 3-5 years project management experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Logistics, or other relevant field preferred
    • Detail oriented with strong organization skills
    • Experience developing custom manufactured retail products a plus
    • Experience with vendor relationship management
    • Interest and knowledge of various geeky TV, movie and games a plus
    • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and concisely

    About ThinkGeek

    Since 1999, ThinkGeek has been creating a world where everyone can express and celebrate their inner geek, turn their interests into passions, and connect with one another. We are obsessed with creating and sharing unique and authentic experiences that stimulate our fans’ imaginations and fuel their geek core. We believe there is geek in everyone and invite you to… Join in. Geek out. 

    Geeknet, which owns and manages ThinkGeek.com, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation or any other unlawful basis.

     

     

    Apply for the Project Manager position

    Sr. Systems Administrator

    ThinkGeek is looking for a Sr. Systems Administrator to be responsible for all systems monitoring applications. The members of our infrastructure support team an integral part of ThinkGeek’s success.  They maintain all technology hardware/software in use at ThinkGeek.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Configure, manage, and maintain a Linux, Apache, server environment supporting a high volume ecommerce site
    • Monitor performance and resource utilization of physical servers, virtual servers, storage, etc.  Identify resource and performance issues; make and implement recommendations to resolve those issues
    • Configure and manage server management agents and logging
    • Perform basic System Administration functions including: hardware installation, OS installation, OS configuration, Driver updates, Firmware updates, and Patch installation
    • Perform compilation, installation, configuration, and administration functions for Apache web server
    • Work closely with 3rd party hosting providers
    • Manage Security of the Operating Systems
    • Develop documentation on system administration processes and procedures.  Assist in educating others in the IT Department as well as End-users
    • Comply and enforce established security standards to satisfy PCI-DSS requirements
    • Comply with the established computing controls in order to satisfy Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
    • After hours work is occasionally required.  This is estimated at an average of 1-2 hours per week from home.  In addition, the sys admin may be asked to work odd hours or on the weekend as the business requires. 
    • Ability to implement automation tasks in the Unix environment

    Education & Experience Requirements

    • Solid experience managing Linux in a distributed structure is a must
    • Working knowledge of MySQL also required
    • Hardware clustering, load balancing, and virtualization (VM Ware, virtualbox, xen, etc.) are all plusses
    • Experience with perl is preferred
    • Analytical skills and a desire to learn the business processes that they will be supporting  
    • Ability to interact with end business users and application developers

    Geeknet, owner of ThinkGeek.com, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

    Apply for the Sr. Systems Administrator position