GoCollect Open Positions

Are you passionate about comic books? Do you have the drive it takes to work from home?

Comic Book Specialist (Part-time)

The GoCollect comic book specialists are the lifeblood of the web site. They ensure the comic book database is complete and accurate. They organize the price guide to ensure all sales history is accurate and timely.

Responsibilities:

  • Organizing sales data to individual comics
  • Filling holes in the database
  • Fixing flagged sales data
  • Ensuring all variants and printings are properly archived
  • Managing comic cover images
  • Maintain information regarding key issues
  • Organizing comics within appropriate series

Requirements:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Must be an Illinois resident
  • A passion and deep knowledge of comic books
  • Highly organized individual with exceptional time management skills

Perks:

  • Work from home
  • Flexible schedule - Work the times of day that are best for you. Work as may or as few hours per week as you'd like (minimum 8, maximum 30)
  • No hassle vacation time off (unpaid)

How to apply:

Email this application to: jeff@gocollect.com

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Comic Book Historian (Full-time)

GoCollect is seeking a true comic aficionado to oversee all information on the site. This person will ensure the comic book database is complete and accurate by making additions and updates either themselves or by guiding the comic specialist staff.

The comic historian is also responsible for ensuring all sales data is accurately recorded. They track patterns within individual series to ensure algorithms are behaving appropriately.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee actions of Comic Specialist staff
  • Internal consultant on valuation algorithms
  • Manage site suggestions and recommend new functionality
  • Organizing sales data to individual comics
  • Filling holes in the database
  • Fixing flagged sales data
  • Ensuring all variants and printings are properly archived
  • Managing comic cover images
  • Maintain information regarding key issues
  • Organizing comics within appropriate series

Requirements:

  • An in-depth, rock-solid knowledge of the comic book industry as a reader, collector and speculator
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Must be an Illinois resident
  • Highly organized individual with exceptional time management skills

Perks:

  • Work from home
  • Flexible schedule
  • Free comics

How to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to: jeff@gocollect.com

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Comic Investment Speculation Bloggers

Are you a natural writer? Do you enjoy speculating on which comics are heating up and cooling down? Are you good at calling the winners and losers? GoCollect is launching a speculation blog section and looking for several speculators.

This is a contract position. Writers are paid on a per-article basis. Speculators must be willing to submit at least one or up to five articles each week.

How to apply:

Email your resume and a current, sample speculation post to: jeff@gocollect.com

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Full-stack Web Developer (PHP Focus)

GoCollect is in need of a full-time, full-stack web developer. This is a work from home position, so you must be a highly motivated self-starter that's extremely comfortable in all areas of the LAMP stack as well as JavaScript, CSS and HTML (as needed).

Requirements:

  • Must be an Illinois resident
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience
  • 3-5+ years’ experience in object-oriented PHP development
  • Comfort within a PHP framework like Symfony1, Symfony2, Zend, Magento, etc.
  • Front-end JavaScript, CSS and HTML experience
  • Relational database proficiency (MySQL preferred)
  • Comfort at the Linux command line
  • Git version control via the command line
  • Apache web server experience
  • Understanding of server-side and client-side performance

Nice to have, but not required:

  • Advanced MySQL performance tuning at both the table and configuration levels
  • Extensive use of a DBAL with focus on Propel and/or Doctrine
  • Extensive work with a wide variety of APIs
  • Unit and Functional testing proficiency
  • Experience with a modern IDE such as Eclipse, Zend Studio, PHP Storm, etc.
  • Use of PHP templating technologies experience such as Twig, Smarty, etc.
  • Best security practices at both the server and application layers
  • Linux Server Administration
  • Working knowledge of Rackspace OpenStack, AWS or similar IaaS platform

Perks:

  • Work from home
  • Flexible schedule
  • Free comics

How to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to: jeff@gocollect.com

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