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.


Designer (Part-Time/Contract)

Platphorm is looking for a talented freelance designer/illustrator to work closely with our Product Marketing & Strategy team. You will be tasked with the design of custom vector graphics/iconography/branding elements for our new mobile app that is currently in development as an initial project, with potential for additional projects that could include: ads for online marketing/social media campaigns, email marketing templates, landing pages, and web/app/UX design (if this type of work should also be within your wheelhouse).

Founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Platphorm is a software development firm with an expanding portfolio of niche B2C communications marketplaces and global operations staff in six different countries.

Estimated Hours: approximately 20 plus hours a week depending on agreed-to scope of work.

Scope of Work:

  • Focus of initial project: Design and illustrate custom/unique/ownable graphics and iconography for our new mobile app
  • Translate both verbal and written direction into designs that effectively meet project objectives

If selected contractor also brings strengths in other areas of design and successfully completes the initial illustration project, there’s potential for additional work as follows:

  • 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 landing pages
  • Support design/production for content marketing programs

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Graphic Design or related discipline
  • Very sharp eye for detail
  • Demonstrated experience in digital illustration
  • Nice to have, but not required: art direction/web/app/interaction design/digital marketing
  • Passionate about all things design
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Independent, but also able to ask for help when needed

Tools / Programs / Skills

  • Must be be experienced and knowledgeable in:
    • Illustration Design
    • Iconography Design
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Sketch
  • Nice-to-have (but not required):
    • Adobe Premier
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe InDesign
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Video Editing / Shooting
    • Flinto (interaction design)

Sound like a good fit? Send us a message at jobs@platphormcorp.com and include: your resume and links to your portfolio/relevant work samples.

Content Manager (Contract)

Are you passionate about creating compelling content that supports innovative product experiences? Do you enjoy solving complex problems? Are you equal parts creative and analytical?

Platphorm is looking for an experienced editorial content manager to join our growing team to help lead content initiatives in support of the upcoming launch of our new advice product, Everclear, which is currently in development.

Working together with other members of the Product Marketing & Strategy team, you will oversee a cross-channel content marketing program and serve as the editor of Lifescopes, a weekly personalized guidance email launched in early June 2018 with 50K+ subscribers to date. Lifescopes is a key acquisition strategy and will be integral to the ongoing engagement of both new and existing customers for Everclear.

You will have the opportunity to make a big impact on a small but nimble team with all the excitement of working on a new product venture—backed by a company that is already stable and profitable.

Founded in 2009 by industry veterans with proven track records in the industry, Platphorm has global operations staff across six countries. Our headquarters are located in downtown San Francisco.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop/manage Lifescopes’ editorial calendar and produce new content on an ongoing basis
  • Manage a team of freelance writing resources and ensure that content produced upholds established product standards and is consistently on-brand, on-message, and in-voice
  • Administer our custom CMS for Lifescopes
  • Serve as copy editor for all content deliverables in your purview
  • Create and execute content strategies based on product and marketing requirements
  • Develop content frameworks, style guides, terminology, taxonomies, program plans, and editorial calendars
  • Cultivate a strong understanding of the product space, including the unique needs and goals of target end-users in order to apply these insights in delivering highly-relevant messaging
  • Oversee the development of content deliverables across the product user experience, customer lifecycle, and across channels (in-product copy, email marketing, social media, blogs and other key touchpoints)
  • Leverage best practices in optimizing content for organic search (SEO)
  • Conduct research and ideate new opportunities for extending content engagement via strategic marketing programs
  • Collaborate closely with the product, customer operations, and tech teams
  • Support the VP of Product Marketing & Strategy on any other content-driven programs

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of content development/marketing/strategy
  • Demonstrated experience in managing successful cross-channel content marketing programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator with outstanding editorial chops
  • Some experience with SEO (preferred)
  • Design sensibility (a plus, but not required)
  • Tenacious problem solver with strong project management skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented, adaptable, fast learner
  • Desire to work on niche B2C products
  • Laser-focused on results
  • Start-up experience (a plus, but not required)
  • Last but not least: a sense of humor, positive “can-do” attitude, and fun to work with

Apply for this opening. Please include your resume, LinkedIn profile, and links to a minimum of 3 professional writing samples.

Senior Software Engineer - Core product team, Full stack Ruby on Rails / React

Are you a team player, looking for a small engineering team to engage with? Somewhere with other open-minded people, where you can advocate best practices, help improve processes and make key decisions in designing our systems? Somewhere where code review is standard practice and seen as a great way to both authors and reviewers to learn?

Platphorm is small, stable, profitable, and growing company. Founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco (right next to Muni/Bart), We are a development company with an expanding portfolio of niche B2C communications marketplaces.

Our team uses agile methodologies (kanban) with continuous delivery to produce communication verticals (chat, messaging, voice, video). As an engineer you'd be responsible for designing and building software, working with the DevOps and QA teams for support in testing and releasing features.

What we’re looking for:

  • Someone who wants to become an integral part of a small upbeat engineering team that’s having fun building things, and to push them to do even better!
  • Someone who knows good design, who’s not scared by scaling.
  • Someone who can take a project spec and run with it (but knows that discussing design with the team before running too far is the better move).

Requirements:

  • Strong CS fundamentals
  • You must be curious and an excellent problem solver
  • At least 4+ years of software development experience
  • A fullstack developer with familiarity of either/both: React or Ruby on Rails

A glimpse into daily life:

  • Spend time figuring out how to implement a ticket
  • Chat with the team on Slack or pair with someone on Zoom as a sounding board
  • Branch your Git fork, code up a solution, and create a pull request
  • Thanks to devops magic, docker, jenkins and kubernetes you now have a staging environment with your changes, along with unit and integration test feedback.
  • Test your solution and then request QA do the same.
  • Do a dance.

Sounds like the right job for you? Send us a message at jobs@platphormcorp.com.

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