WELCOME TO PLATPHORM

WE BUILD PROFITABLE INFORMATION MARKETPLACES

About us


Platphorm provides a system that allows businesses to build scalable, reliable, marketplaces where buyers pay sellers for information delivered by voice, mail, chat, SMS, or recorded phone message.

What does our system do? Well, say you just got a puppy and you’re interested in asking questions of a real, live expert on how to best train him. Google can’t help you. Nor can Yahoo, Bing, or any traditional search engine. However, a site powered by our platform can: You type in “puppy training” and instead of getting a list of pages, you get a list of people — real people — ready to speak with you live over the phone to answer your questions or via mail, chat, or SMS. You can browse each provider’s profile, look at their ratings, and read written feedback left by others.

When you find a provider you like, you press a “Call Now” button and our system initiates a call to you, then the provider, and you are connected to talk for whatever price per minute (or call) the provider has set. It’s that simple. We white-label this system for other companies in any vertical, and handle not just the multimodal communications system, but all customer and community support, provider payment, and systems monitoring.

Founded in 2009, by industry veterans with track records of multiple start-up successes, Platphorm is already stable, profitable, and growing. Headquartered in lovely downtown San Francisco, we have global operations staff in six different countries to ensure 24/7 monitoring of critical systems to meet or exceed our 99.99% uptime goals.

Our Platform


Best In Class System

We’ve built our platform using best in class tools and practices. Our multi-modal applications ride on top of Rails. Our telephony system has been built on top of CCXML & VXML. Our setup is geographically redundant. We use a hybrid of cloud and dedicated servers running the latest technologies to ensure the optimal mix of performance and availability. We’re serious about testing. We use RSpec, Selenium and our own homegrown call tester for regression testing. We leverage services like New Relic and Airbrake to monitor the quality and performance of our system.

Customer Service, Community and Risk Management

Our platform isn’t just hardware and software. It’s people, too. Of course, the most important people are the ones you fill it with: Buyers and Sellers. But these people need other people to help them to use the system, resolve issues, and make sure everyone is playing nicely and by the rules. That’s where our people come in. When you white-label our system, you also have access to a team dedicated to customer support, community management, and risk management. These experts and the tools they utilize are included in the licensing fees. All that is really left once you provide a look to the site is to market it!

Careers

If you enjoy working with a small, dedicated team and relish making a huge impact on a product, then we’d love to talk to you. Our San Francisco office is steps from the Powell BART/Muni station!

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer health/dental/vision insurance, 401K, work/life balance, Apple laptops, sit/stand desks, a well stocked kitchen and wine on Fridays.


Senior Technical Product Manager

Platphorm provides an end-to-end system that allows businesses to build scalable, reliable, marketplaces where buyers pay sellers for information delivered by voice, mail, chat, SMS, or recorded phone message.

By leveraging our core technology that facilitates paid information exchange, we’re building a new social entertainment marketplace (iOS / Android / Web). We’re looking for a Senior Technical Product Manager that will help us move new products and features over the finish line.

The top candidate will love working in small teams, is used to overcoming challenges, and thrives on the creation of products.

Founded in 2009 by industry veterans with track records of multiple start-up successes, Platphorm is stable, profitable, and growing. Headquartered in vibrant downtown San Francisco, we have global operations staff in six different countries to ensure 24/7 monitoring of critical systems to meet or exceed our 99.99% uptime goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and launch of fabulous new products from spec development to customer feedback
  • Make the hard calls with data-driven decisions, prioritize requirements and functionality, be able to identify an MVP (minimal viable product) that does not sacrifice customer experience and know how to get there
  • Define and drive the product roadmap
  • Act as the liaison and establish a consensus of priorities between all stakeholders including the executive team, engineering, customer operations, design, and marketing
  • Be the product development point of contact for design, engineering, and QA
  • Be the Product Management team and establish process and procedures that keep everyone motivated and working efficiently

Qualifications:

  • 3 years experience as a Product Manager for an e-commerce and consumer product
  • Demonstrable wireframing/mockup skills and UX knowledge
  • Problem solver with strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Quick learner and results-driven with an eye for details
  • Strong working experience with agile development, ticketing systems, and iterative design

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K
  • Great work-life balance
  • MacBook Pro and 2nd monitor
  • Sit/Stand Desks
  • Snacks and Friday Happy Hours!
  • Great location! Our San Francisco office is steps from the Powell BART/Muni station!

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Customer Success Representative

Do you love advocating for customers? Enjoy working with a small, dedicated team? Then we’d love to meet you! We are looking for an experienced Customer Advocate / Customer Support Representative with a strong background in online communities and email-based support with a passion for going above and beyond.

Founded in 2009, Platphorm is a software development firm with an expanding portfolio of niche B2C communications marketplaces and global operations staff in six different countries. The marketplaces we've built enable anyone to provide fee-based advice in their area of expertise, at a price of their choosing, and for others to find them and pay for a conversation. The interaction can take place over the phone, email, text, or chat. Our dog-friendly headquarters with a fully-stocked kitchen are located in downtown San Francisco.

Responsibilities:

  • As an expert on our products and customers, you will serve as a liaison between customers and the rest of the company, and act as the customers' advocate by:
  • Responding to individual customer support issues and ensuring a timely response to all customer support inquiries.
  • Identifying technical issues, suggesting enhancements, and communicating them to the engineering team.
  • Engaging in social media, including forums for internal customers, as the voice of the company.
  • Creating and maintaining documents that answer common support questions.

Qualifications:

  • Have a strong understanding of online communities and experience as an online community member. Experience as a community manager is a plus.
  • Have 1+ year experience in a customer support role focused on online support for a technical product.
  • Have proven success at providing exceptional customer service.
  • Have strong written communication skills.
  • Thrive in a small team environment and are willing to help out with duties outside the scope of your job.
  • Have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Are comfortable with adult content.

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K
  • Great work-life balance
  • MacBook Pro and 2nd monitor
  • Sit/Stand desks
  • Snacks and Friday Happy Hours!
  • Great location! Our San Francisco office is steps from the Powell BART/Muni station!

We welcome applicants with no previous support experience. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a start in an established tech company.

Sounds like you? Send us your cover letter and resume to jobs@platphormcorp.com today!

Freelance Designer

Platphorm is looking for a talented freelance visual/UX designer to work closely with our Product Marketing & Strategy team. You will have the opportunity to contribute to and own the execution of a variety of digital design/production projects that include ads for online marketing/social media campaigns, email marketing templates, landing pages, and web/app/UX design.

Founded in 2009, Platphorm is a software development firm with an expanding portfolio of niche B2C communications marketplaces and global operations staff in six different countries. Our dog-friendly headquarters with a fully-stocked kitchen are located in downtown San Francisco.

Estimated Hours: Will vary based on project pipeline; approximately 20+ hours/week on average to start

Responsibilities:

  • Translate both verbal and written direction into designs that effectively meet project objectives
  • Concept/design ads for social media and online marketing campaigns including:
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Google
  • Snapchat
  • App Store/Play Store
  • Support creative development efforts by assisting with production of ad campaign assets (photos) and maintaining brand/style guides
  • Contribute to UX/UI/interaction designs for new product features across iOS/Android/Web/Mobile Web
  • Concept/design new email templates for user acquisition, retention and reactivation campaigns
  • Ideate/mock-up new landing page designs
  • Design/illustrate new graphics and iconography
  • Support design/production for content marketing programs

Tools / Programs / Skills:

  • Must be knowledgeable:
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • Illustration Design
  • Iconography Design
  • Preferred (but not required):
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe InDesign
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Video Editing / Shooting
  • Flinto (interaction design)

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If this sounds great to you reach out to us today!