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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

    Builder of LEGO Brick Creations

    Do you love LEGO? Are you a wizard when it comes to building crazy unique creations? Then come help ThinkGeek develop some brick based awesomeness with our own LEGO compatible building sets.

    You'll be working with our internal GeekLabs product design team. You might even 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:

    • Great hands-on LEGO building skills
    • Ability to create accurate building instructions and list of parts for models
    • Good knowledge of geek pop culture
    • Self-starter, deadline focused, easy-going personality
    • 40 hours per week availability Monday-Friday
    • A photographic portfolio of your past LEGO building creations

    Ideally, candidates for this job can be at our Fairfax VA headquarters, Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week. This is a contract position ineligible for benefits.

    WHAT YOU DON'T NEED:

    Previous work experience... but see above, you need to meet all the requirements.

    WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

    • $15-20/hour; one month of work. (Guaranteed initial contract for 20 hours of work per week. Total 80 hours)
    • Expenses to cover any LEGO parts used while working on ThinkGeek projects
    • A place to hang at our Fairfax VA office
    • Friendly geek camaraderie

    But ThinkGeek, what happens after one month?
    Depending on your personal skill level and our internal needs we could continue working with you indefinitely and your hours per week could increase. However remember  that all we guarantee you is 30 days of work at 20 hours per week to begin.

    Super Important!
    We need you to submit photos of your past LEGO building creations to be considered for the position.  If you don't have a photographed portfolio, we're probably not even going to look at your resume, so please be sure you include one.  Feel free to submit a link, upload it, or share it any other way you'd like. 

    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 Builder of LEGO Brick Creations 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

    Freelance 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 freelance 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
    • 40 hours per week availability Monday-Friday
    • A portfolio of your work

    Bonus Points:

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

    Ideally, our temporary Graphic Designers would work out of our Fairfax VA headquarters, Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week. This position is ineligible for benefits.

    What's in it for you?

    • $15-20/hour; one month of work. (Guaranteed contract for 40 hours of work per week. Total 160 hours).
    • Potential for full-time employment, based on performance and business needs
    • A place to hang at our Fairfax VA office
    • Friendly geek camaraderie

    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 Freelance Packaging Designer 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

    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

    UI/UX Designer

    The ThinkGeek UX Overlords are seeking a UI/UX Designer to maximize ThinkGeek Awesomeness™ and contribute to our unique online customer experience. 

    We are looking for a creative and energetic individual deeply immersed in User Centered Design who understands how to wear the multiple hats of front-end web work to help create swoon-worthy experiences with a customer-centric focus. As a candidate, you must be able to work well in multi-disciplinary groups including technical, business, design, operations and customer experience.  You should be comfortable working in an environment that feels like a startup, but is also a mature, widely known leader in the eCommerce space.  You should like to have fun, dress casually, test out gadgets and toys on occasion, play with dogs and work really hard.

    You should:

    • Design clean, fresh and current user interfaces regardless of device (mobile/desktop/tablet/etc.).
    • Develop organized, standards-compliant front-end code.
    • Be knowledgeable and excited about the future of HTML5 and CSS3, and be able to write cross-browser-friendly code by hand.
    • Know your way around project management, including juggling multiple parts of a project and keeping up to date with all the moving parts.
    • Be able to speak the language of back-end engineers, internal business clients and our customers.
    • Be proactive.
    • Understand customer needs and work with team members to design device-agnostic online user experiences.
    • Know where all the magic whistles are in Super Mario Bros. 3.

    The kinds of things you'll likely do in this position:

    • Collaborate with, and support the Customer Experience team to execute both large and small-scale projects in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Use HTML, CSS, and JS to develop new pages, templates, and site content to continuously improve the ThinkGeek site experience.
    • Execute day to day tasks and content updates to keep the site fresh.
    • Assist in the building and launching of landing pages and site-wide promotions.
    • Help the optimization team conduct on-site testing and conversion optimization through installing A/B and Multivariate tests.
    • Assist with user research and data collection as needed (site heat maps, site metrics via Omniture, surveys, etc.)
    • Help identify opportunities to improve the usability of customer interactions.
    • Work with other visual designers, web developers, and programmers to achieve strong visual and technological solutions without sacrificing user experience.

    Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
    • 3-5 years of web design / front-end development experience.
    • Strong HTML, CSS, and JS knowledge
    • Visual design experience a must
    • Experience in a fast-paced, retail eCommerce environment preferred
    • Experience with Agile development methodology
    • Experience with standard design, documentation, and web analytics tools (Adobe, etc.)
    • Keen sense of customer experience and customer needs
    • Experience working on transactional Web sites or software applications is preferred
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Extreme Geeky Awesomeness™ and the desire to geek out with peers that “get” you.

    ThinkGeek is a small, close-knit group of fun, weird, and enthusiastic people who run one of the most successful niche eCommerce sites on the Internets (IR #180).  As part of Geeknet, a publicly held company, ThinkGeek employees receive an excellent benefits package while enjoying the benefits of working in an exciting start-up environment in our Fairfax, Virginia office.

    Please note, this posting is for a permanent, full time position in our Fairfax, Virginia office.  Only local applicants or those willing to relocate will be considered. No outsourcing or freelance positions for this job will be considered. Thanks for asking!

    Geeknet 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 UI/UX Designer position