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SEO Engineer

About SportsRecruits

SportsRecruits is an online platform providing clubs, athletes and their families access to every college coach in the country. Club organizations use our platform to empower their athletes in the recruiting process and oversee their efforts and communication with complete transparency. Connections made on the platform have resulted in commitments to the best academic and athletic institutions across the country. SportsRecruits is privately held and headquartered in New York City.

 

About the position

We are a team of fun, intelligent, happy, and hardworking co-workers who occasionally take advantage of the office kegerators. We are profitable, funded and giving more high school athletes the ability to play college athletics than any other recruiting tool out there. Your SEO knowledge and problem solving skills will make a direct impact in how we scale and grow the company.

The SEO Engineer is responsible for identifying and executing on opportunities to improve our company’s search rankings for key terms to drive hyper growth in traffic and lead generation across web properties.

SEO now encompasses a lot of different aspects of digital marketing. For this role we are looking for someone with strong engineering and technical SEO skills. You will be expected to regularly identify, troubleshoot and fix technical SEO issues across our digital properties. In addition, you will be expected to help in shaping the direction of our content strategies ensuring we are making efficient decisions with our content efforts.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor and fix all technical SEO issues
  • Configure SEO tools and create dashboards to provide insights to marketing and product teams
  • Architect, design, develop and maintain innovative, engaging and informative sites
  • Maintain and develop the web code to ensure quality and readability by search engines
  • Stay up-to-date on search engine and internet marketing industry trends and developments and report changes as needed
  • Advise, collaborate with, and synthesize feedback from Marketing, Product and Engineering partners to push for technical SEO best practices.
  • Regularly conduct technical SEO audits and share results and recommendations with senior management

QUALIFICATIONS  

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3-5 years of SEO experience
  • 3-5 years of experience developing websites and applications with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experienced with Google Search Console, Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics
  • Experienced user of SEMRush, Moz, or other equivalent SEO tools
  • Experience working with back-end SEO elements such as .htaccess, robots.txt, metadata and site speed optimization to optimize website performance.
  • Experience in quantifying marketing impact and SEO performance and strong understanding of technical SEO (sitemaps, crawl budget, canonicalization, etc.). Proven ability to create and maintain project schedules and roadmaps for digital properties
  • Proven ability to lead and manage SEO initiatives for websites with 500k+ pages
  • Experience in business applications with particular focus on driving traffic to online consumer

 

This is a full time position in NYC, no freelancers please. Principals only, no recruiters please.

Learn more about us at sportsrecruits.com.

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