Technical SEO Manager

Job description

A better internet, where privacy is the default, is possible. Building this better internet might seem daunting or even unthinkable, but at Proton, this is what we do every day.

Proton was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Our first product, Proton Mail, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service. Subsequent Proton products, such as Proton VPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, give our users full control over how and with whom their data is shared.

Today, Proton makes privacy universally accessible. Journalists from outlets like The Guardian and The New York Times, some of the world’s largest organizations, and people in more than 180 countries have signed up for over 70 million accounts. Our diverse and dynamic team is made up of more than 400 members representing over 40 different nationalities. While we are based in Geneva, Switzerland, we have offices in Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, Taipei, and many more employees working remotely around the world.

Join one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies to help us solve challenging problems and build new products that will reach hundreds of millions of people. We want to create more than just one of the world’s most impactful tech companies; we want to create a new internet that serves the interests of all people. We need you, your voice, your ideas, and your ambition to make it happen.

*Although preferred locations are listed above we will consider strong remote applications from other European countries*

Purpose of the role

As an experienced Technical SEO Manager, you’ll own all activities aimed at optimising and improving search performance through technical SEO and user experience. You will work closely with our web product and engineering teams to ensure our web properties have strong technical SEO foundations and that they can be successfully crawled and indexed by search engines. You'll do regular SEO audits and drive the execution of the optimisations you find. You'll lead domain migrations, re-platforming processes and other types of SEO-impacting changes.

SEO is already a critical part of our acquisition activities and by working closely with the SEO Team Lead, the SEO Content Manager and the Web Product Managers you'll implement scalable solutions that will drive significant user and revenue growth from organic traffic sources.

You are a results-driven digital marketer who brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience in technical SEO. You have a track record of driving initiatives that result in explosive organic growth. You're a natural influencer who can rally people behind your ideas and projects to see them executed.

If you have a data-driven mindset and feel comfortable taking initiative, this is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in a fast-growing company and have a concrete impact on the future of the business as a whole.

What you will do

  • Carry on ad-hoc, in-depth technical SEO audits, prioritise the issues found and drive their implementation
  • Manually monitor and setup automatic monitoring for the site’s technical health performance
  • Work closely with product and development teams to ensure releases are SEO friendly
  • Liaise with product teams to prioritise projects and advocate for SEO product updates
  • Continually evaluate and refine online SEO processes, metrics, and tools
  • Create and present weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports and analyses
  • Keep abreast of the newest trends, innovations, and technologies in the online advertising industry

Job requirements

  • 3+ years of hands-on technical SEO experience and a proven track record of increasing organic traffic
  • Exceptional knowledge across all areas of technical SEO and the ability to articulate them clearly
  • Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, including frameworks such as React
  • Knowledge of languages such as Python, JavaScript or R to automate analysis
  • Proven track record of managing technical SEO projects for large, multi-product, multilingual websites, able to influence people and get things done
  • Power-user of reporting, analysis and SEO tools, such as Google/Adobe Analytics, SEMrush, Ahrefs, Screaming Frog, Deepcrawl (or similar), Data Studios etc...
  • You are proactive and a problem solver, you own your projects and have meticulous attention to detail
  • Flawless written and spoken English communication skills
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced, always-on startup environments

Why you should join Proton

  • Be part of a movement - Proton is not just a product or service but a community-driven movement united by a shared vision of online freedom. Our services are open source, audited, and supported by community contributions. We give back to our community by maintaining core encryption libraries and supporting organizations that advance the same goals as us. Proton is free, open source, neutral, independent, and community first, while remaining financially sustainable.
  • Work with smart and dedicated people - Our team is diverse, collaborative, and tight-knit, with people coming from all walks of life. Many members of our team spent time at the world’s top academic institutions, including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Caltech, Cambridge, and ETH.
  • Join a strong brand - Our encrypted email service – Proton Mail - has grown to be a staple of online security and privacy. Proton has been featured in multiple popular television and film productions, such as Mr. Robot, Knives Out, Sounds of Metal, and more.
  • Grow with us - We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. Our growth gives you limitless career and educational opportunities as well as the opportunity to work side-by-side with many world-leading experts in their fields.
  • Have your voice heard - We value your opinion and encourage you to speak up and share your ideas and thoughts. At Proton, no problem is someone else’s problem. We collectively strive to do the right thing and be the undisputed best in the world at everything we do.
  • Benefits – these vary by location and type of contract but expect support on your vacation, parental leave, refreshment if working from the office, learning and development opportunities, equity for shared success, flexible working hours and remote work, company events, and team-building activities.

Proton uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for a more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. You will receive emails from the email address or other addresses on the domain as part of the recruitment process.

Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation where Proton employs the relevant candidate.

By applying to a role at Proton, you acknowledge that we will process and store your personal data for at least the duration of the hiring process and as necessary to enter a contractual relationship with you.