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Zuora is a hot, venture backed startup pioneering the subscription billing industry, with an impressive customer list that includes HP, Dell, Financial Times, Reed Business Information and Box.net. Zuora is built from the ground up by SaaS industry visionaries and veterans from salesforce.com, WebEx, Accenture and Oracle and our investors include Benchmark Capital, Shasta Ventures, Index Ventures and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com. Here at Zuora we pride ourselves on having the best customers, the most impressive investors, the most comprehensive ecosystem, and the only true SaaS based application leading the subscription economy.
Our fast-paced SaaS organization is based in Redwood City, CA and we currently growing rapidly worldwide. We are searching for a high energy, results-oriented, Solution Consultants, with the ability to design, develop and deploy custom solutions for our clients. This position requires very strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with end-users, fellow developers, members of the Zuora Professional Services, and technical and non-technical management teams.
Designing, developing and implementing high-quality code in order to meet project expectations and deadlines.
Independently completing development projects through all life cycle phases (Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net and Python)
Becoming a subject matter expert in the area of subscription billing
Working on several, concurrent projects, which could include coding and design, coordinating new releases, or documenting projects.
Developing and testing programs that are easily maintainable.
Working with your Solution Architect and other team members to ensure proper application of all phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC), and that completion dates are met.
Bachelor's or Masterâs degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related major that includes a substantial programming / software development curriculum.
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 and a 3.2 in your major.
Experience in an Agile development environment preferred.
Solid understanding of object oriented technologies to develop software applications.
Ability to accurately scope, plan and estimate level of effort for tasks, with appropriate balance of risk and effort
Demonstrated strength with complex problem decomposition
Ability to work well with a team of highly talented software professionals in a rapid development environment
Very good analytical and problem-solving skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies
MS Office proficiency (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint)
High level of dependability
US work authorization; sponsorship is not available
APEX quoting experience is a plus
Salesforce experience is a plus
This is a potential contract to perm opportunity
Zuora provides an online subscription billing and management platform, delivered via a SaaS model, for companies to build, run, and operate their subscription and recurring revenue businesses. Our subscription management platform allows them to focus on top line revenue growth, operational efficiency, and automation. Zuora provides this service to any business that has a subscription and/or recurring revenue model including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, and traditional enterprises that offer recurring revenue products and services. Why was Zuora started? Zuora was started to help fuel the subscription economy. Today's subscription businesses require speed and flexibility to launch new products to market, automation to eliminate manual processes, and key metrics to make accurate business decisions. Until Zuora, subscription businesses were limited in their technology options and were forced to (a) build custom billing systems which become obsolete and require internal resources to build and manage or (b) purchase expensive telco billing systems which require lengthy implementation cycles and a large team of consultants to deliver. Our founders started Zuora with a SaaS approach to ensure that our customers achieve rapid time to market and lower TCO (total cost of ownership) with a billing and subscription management platform that continues to scale and evolve on an ongoing basis. What are Zuora's products? Zuora's product suite helps businesses manage the entire lifecycle of a customer subscription, including subscription orders originating from a website, a CRM application, or from a channel partner, as well as subscription changes due to upgrades, renewals, cross-sells, and up sells. The Z-Commerce Platform, the foundation of Zuora's suite of subscription billing services, is an open web services platform, providing customers and the developer community with the tools and APIs to interoperate the Zuora suite with any operating platform. Z-BillingT is the application that allows customers to price and package their products and rate plans, manage subscriptions and change orders, and automate billing operations. Z-PaymentsT pre-integrates with leading payment gateways such as PayPal, Authorize.Net, CyberSource, and Fidelity eFunds to automate the processing of credit card, debit card, ACH, PayPal, and wire transfer transactions. Z-ForceT includes a native set of Force.com objects for seamless integration with salesforce.com to give customers a best of breed approach to managing quotes, upgrades, renewals, up sells, and cross sells. How can the subscription model help my business thrive in a down economy? Subscriptions give you more consistent and predictable revenue streams, and are important for your customers, as they offer flexible options to consume your goods and services. Subscription business models can be seen everywhere today from Netflex to ZipCar to Starbucks and United Airlines. In addition, Gartner predicted that the market for SaaS will reach $8 billion in 2009, a 21.9 percent increase from 2008, signaling a shift in the way that businesses purchase software via a subscription versus a perpetual license.