CAREERS AT SAFFRONART

With 17 years of experience in live and online auctions, Saffronart is committed to serving the growing community of Indian collectors while also creating a cultural bridge to India for both the global Indian diaspora and the international community at large.

Saffronart is looking for new talent to join our in-house departments across our offices. These departments include Client Relations, Technology, Logistics, Operations, Accounting, Editorial, Marketing and Design. Our team comprises seasoned experts in several fields, many of whom have been with Saffronart since its inception and witnessed their careers grow and evolve along with the company.

If you would like to build a career at Saffronart, please email us at careers@saffronart.com with a cover letter and your curriculum vitae. We are currently recruiting in the following areas:

E-commerce Interns for StoryLTD.com
Location: Mumbai

We are looking for three highly motivated and enthusiastic interns to join the StoryLTD team in Mumbai. Educated to degree level, experience of working within the e-commerce sector is desirable, though not essential. This is a six-month, unpaid, full-time position effective immediately. On-the-job training will be provided. Please send in your C.V. along with a covering note to contact@storyltd.com to apply for this position.

Responsibilities:
- Managing merchandise and ensuring timely launch on storyltd.com
- Sourcing merchandise and acquiring relevant content from consignors
- Market research and tracking competition
- Handling online marketing
- Addressing customer queries

Core Requirements:
- Strong interest in e-commerce
- Skilled at handling MS Office
- Excellent communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to deliver within deadlines
- Ability to take initiative and learn on the job

Art Cataloger
Location: Mumbai

As a cataloguer, you will be responsible for cataloguing artworks and other objects. You will identify and enter data in Saffronart’s ERP system in the required format and conduct relevant research. We are looking for a candidate with a background in art, educated to degree level. Experience working in an art gallery or museum is desirable, though not essential.

Core Requirements:
- Knowledge of art and art materials
- Should be a team player and co-ordinate with the auction specialist and the team across all categories to complete tasks within deadlines, and improve the cataloguing process
- The ability to re-organize deadlines according to the highest priority
- A willingness to adjust and adapt to new rules
- Determine appropriate treatments for art works and highlight issues
- Attending to clients and phone calls, responding to queries, and taking on any additional tasks as and when required

iOS Developer
Location: Mumbai

We are looking for an iOS developer with a passion for constantly improving and innovating mobile technologies. You will work with our team of engineers to design and build the next generation of Saffronart’s mobile applications.

Responsibilities
- Design and build advanced applications for the iOS platform
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
- Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
- Work on bug fixing and improving application performance
- Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximise development efficiency

Core Requirements
- BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
- Proven working experience in software development
- Working experience in iOS development
- Have published one or more iOS apps in the app store
- A thorough familiarity with Objective-C and Cocoa Touch
- Experience working with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, Core Graphics and Core Text
- Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
- Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
- Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle

Software Engineer
Location: Mumbai

We are looking for tech leaders to conceptualise and build our auction platform and grow products and categories. The desired candidate will have a BS/MS in Computer Science or related degree, and/or equivalent work experience.

Responsibilities:
- Building robust, scalable applications for the Saffronart website and mobile platform
- Serving as a lead technical resource in the full development cycle, end-to-end
- Executing development projects from conception, design, implementation and testing to documentation, delivery and maintenance

Core Requirements:
- Fluency in one or more of the following: C++, Java, C#; and familiarity with one or more of: Python, Perl, Shell, Ruby
- Ability to work collaboratively with different teams
- Expertise in data structures, complex algorithms and object oriented programming
- Strong analytical, systems and architecture skills
- Working knowledge of web technologies such as IIS / Tomcat / Hibernate / Subsonic
- Experience with web development programme languages such as XHTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Experience with .NET a plus

Marketing Manager
Location: Mumbai

Saffronart is looking for a marketing manager with 3-4 years work experience preferably at a luxury brand. The role will involve using digital channels promote Saffronart auctions. Working closely with related teams - editorial, design and tech will be required.

Requirements:
- Bachelor degree - Excellent written english
- At least 2 years experience in social media
- Experience using Google Adwords and Facebook Adverts
- Selfstarter and multitasker
- An understanding of the Indian art market
- Good understanding of online businesses and websites