Privateer Press Seeks Web Professional

Privateer Press is seeking a junior- to mid-level web administration and development professional to develop, manage and maintain its web presence in order to facilitate fast and reliable end-user services.

The web professional will be responsible for configuring, securing and maintaining all websites as well as managing their integrations with other SaaS. They will work closely with the graphic design department to implement new pages, and with both internal and external hosting solutions to deliver these pages to the world.

The web professional is also responsible for emergency response and disaster recovery of our servers, working in collaboration with external hosts as needed.

About Us

Privateer Press, Inc. (privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed WARMACHINE® and HORDES® tabletop miniatures wargames, the Monsterpocalypse® pre-painted miniatures game, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, the Undercity™ and Widower’s Wood™ adventure board games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual with excellent IT skills to support our production of high-quality miniatures.

Job Description

Privateer Press is seeking a junior- to mid-level web administration and development professional to develop, manage and maintain its web presence in order to facilitate fast and reliable end-user services.
The web professional will be responsible for configuring, securing and maintaining all websites as well as managing their integrations with other SaaS. They will work closely with the graphic design department to implement new pages, and with both internal and external hosting solutions to deliver these pages to the world.

The web professional is also responsible for emergency response and disaster recovery of our servers, working in collaboration with external hosts as needed.

The candidate should have experience with website administration and management, including hosting and CMS configuration, and should demonstrate an ability to quickly gain expertise in new technologies and procedures.

The ideal candidate should possess sufficient tech-savvy to support web server/IT operational needs on request, such as familiarity with the command line.

This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Duties Include:

  • Supporting and troubleshooting network, web server and website issues.
  • Planning, deployment, and maintenance of website structure and security.
  • Management of internal and external servers.
  • Purchasing, installation, and configuration of equipment and software for specific end use.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact with external developers and vendors.
  • Implementing and administering security and account services.
  • Implementing and administering website/e-commerce platform CMS.

Required Skills and Proficiencies

  • Self-starter, able to quickly learn new skills
  • Resource management
  • Time management and priority setting
  • Integration of emerging technologies
  • Basic PHP and MySQL
  • Intermediate HTML/CSS
  • Basic understanding of Windows and UNIX/LINUX terminal command line interfaces
  • Microsoft Office
  • Basic understanding of server configuration, backplans, and disaster recovery

Preferred Skills and Proficiencies

  • Familiarity with the following:
    • WordPress
    • Magento
    • cPanel with WHM
    • FreeBSD
    • NAS AFP/CIFS
    • Bonus round: SaaS including Fishbowl and Shipstation. CMS including Drupal and Woocommerce.
  • Familiarity with Privateer Press’ properties. These include WARMACHINE, HORDES, Iron Kingdoms, Monsterpocalypse, Bodgers, Grind, LEVEL 7 and Formula P3.

Start Date: Immediate
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Product
Compensation: $40k–$50k depending on experience

Application Process:

To apply for this position, applicants must perform the following steps:
1)   Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (Word is preferred).  Example: Mary_Smith.doc
2)   Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores.  The file must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (again, Word is preferred). Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3)   Send the files to jobs@privateerpress.com and make sure the subject line says “Web Professional – [your name].” Example: Web Professional – Suzy Queue.