Working at Sedo - Become part of a success story!
As a global market leader, Sedo offers you excellent prospects for a career in the expanding online market. At our offices in Cologne and Boston, our expert team works diligently in a digital and creative environment. To drive dynamic customer behavior as well as the continuous development of digital technologies, we are looking for you!
Join the Sedo Family
We are a 120-strong international team from a wide range of disciplines related to domains. What connects us: providing domain names to people who want to establish and expand their online presence. Every good idea needs a good name. But practically all promising names are taken. Sedo was founded in 2001 for this very purpose - and has since been instrumental in establishing the worldwide "domain secondary market".
Our common goal is to make domain trading as easy and secure as any other online purchase by creating the best possible user experience for our more than 2 million customers worldwide.
Come as you are
We're all crazy, but each of us has a unique brand of craziness. It is a great attitude characterized by tolerance and diversity. And this is exactly what we live in our beautiful offices in the heart of Cologne and Boston. Our international team and our upcoming projects are as diverse as the subject of domains. We are looking for people with the motivation to rethink and improve the existing. We need people who tackle change and think outside the box. Would those around you describe you as creative and open to new ideas? Then we want you to manage your own projects and make a difference. We are looking for people who bring passion to their work with a high service orientation and social competence. Talents with verve, know-how and ambition to enrich Sedo.
Does that sound like you? Wonderful. If you like teamwork, the right mix of freedom and responsibility, bold thinking and challenges, you've come to the right place.
Benefits for Sedo Members
There is a life at work and a life outside of work. We want you to get the best of both. Our benefits therefore offer you a suitable setting for your successful and fulfilling work as well as advantages in the areas of health, sustainability and leisure.
Our office is centrally located in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, close to MIT, Harvard, and downtown Boston.
The Sedo office has excellent access to public transportation as it is within walking distance of the Red, Green, and Orange lines. Employees who commute via public transit receive a fully subsidized Monthly LinkPass or a partially subsidized commuter rail pass..
We offer our employees a discounted premium membership for the "Cambridge Athletic Club". The recently refurbished fitness center is located near our office building and offers plenty of options and activities to offset any
stressful day you may have had at work.
Drinks & snacks
Coffee, tea, soda, sparking water, and various snacks are stocked weekly and freely available for our employees.
We want our employees to be refreshed and able to carry out their projects with enthusiasm. Therefore, new employees start with 12 days of vacation every year and are entitled to more
(up to 26 days) the longer they stay
Flexible working hours
Take your child to the nursery, sleep in, or get to the office early so you can leave early. You can set your schedule to arrive between 7 a.m. 10 a.m. and arrange your working day around your personal commitments. Our core working
hours are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Open working environment
We are characterized by our open working environment with its flat hierarchies. We communicate with everyone on a level
Whether it's eating out with your department or celebrating with the entire company at the Summer and Holiday parties: building a good team spirit by having fun with colleagues
through team activities is important to us.
An international flavor
Between our offices, we employ 130 people from different countries, who speak 25 different native languages. We encourage everyone to gain some
intercultural experience by working with
colleagues at our office in
Do you have a repairman who can only visit in the middle of the work day? Do you have to run a critical errand close to home? It is possible to make arrangements to work from home, from time to time, so you can continue to make progress on your job while skipping
We provide a 401(k) plan to allow you to contribute to your future retirement and Sedo will match $0.50 on every dollar you contribute up to 6% of your annual salary.
We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and supplemental healthcare plans to support keeping you and your family healthy.
Your first step into our team: (online application)
Have you found a suitable position or would you like to become part of our team on your own initiative? Then don't wait and apply via our online application form.
We will contact you as soon as possible after receiving your application!
The first impression counts: (first interview)
To get to know each other, we invite you to a first interview with your future teamlead and HR - via video or in person. Suit and tie are not necessary. As already mentioned: Come as you are.
Give us a glimpse of your expertise and we'll show you who we are: (mock interview/assessment)
Get to know some of your future teammates and learn more about our daily work routine with the help of a sample task tailored to the position. In a final interview we will discuss your results together.
Tie the knot: (offer letter)
Everything has worked out so far? Wonderful! Then let's get going by signing an offer letter an employment paperwork.
Chemistry has to be right: (get to know the team)
You will get to know your new colleagues in a detailed team meeting via video or on-site and will have the opportunity to ask any open questions.
Getting started @ Sedo: (onboarding)
We are looking forward to meeting you! And you will notice that before and during your first weeks with us: The entire team will accompany you on your way into the domain world with our newbie trainings. Your direct teammates will help you to find your way in your new area of
Data protection information
DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Information on data protection regarding our processing of applicant data in accordance with Massachusetts and German law, including Art. 13, 14 and 21 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
The protection of your privacy is an important concern for us, which we take very seriously. In accordance with the requirements of Massachusetts and German law, including Articles 13, 14 and 21 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), we hereby inform you about the processing of personal data provided by you as part of the application process and, if applicable, collected by us, and your rights in this regard. To ensure that you are fully informed about the processing of your personal data as part of the application process, please take note of the following information.
1. RESPONSIBLE PARTY IN RELATION TO DATA PROTECTION LAW
625 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
2. CONTACT DETAILS OF OUR DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Our internally appointed data protection officer can be contacted at [email protected].
3. PURPOSES AND LEGAL BASIS OF PROCESSING
We process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts law, the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), insofar as this is necessary for the decision to establish an employment relationship with us. In regards to German law, the legal basis for this is Article 88 DSGVO in conjunction with Section 26 BDSG and, if applicable, Article 6 (1) (b) DSGVO for the initiation or implementation of contractual relationships. This includes the application procedure.
Furthermore, we may process personal data from you if this is necessary for the fulfillment of legal obligations (for example, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO) or for the defense of asserted legal claims against us. The legal basis for this in regards to German law is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. The legitimate interest is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). If you give us express consent to process personal data for specific purposes, the lawfulness of this processing, in regards to German law, is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO. Consent given can be revoked at any time, with effect for the future (see Section 9 of this data protection information).
If an employment relationship arises between you and us, we may, in accordance with Art. 88 DSGVO in conjunction with § 26 BDSG in regards to German law, further process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship, insofar as this is necessary for the implementation or termination of the employment relationship or for the exercise or fulfillment of obligations arising from a law.
4. DECLARATION OF CONSENT APPLICANT POOL
If an application is unsuccessful, we offer you the option of including your application documents (including cover letter, resume, references, applicant questionnaires, applicant interviews) in our applicant pool after the application process has been completed. We will process your application documents for the purpose of job search and filling positions within the company.
If you yourself have provided "special categories of personal data" pursuant to Art. 9 of the EU GDPR in your letter of application or other documents submitted by you in the application process (e.g. a photo that reveals ethnic origin, information about severely disabled status, etc.), your consent also relates to this data. However, we would like to point out that we only evaluate all applicants according to their qualifications and therefore ask you to refrain from including such information in your application if possible.
Your data will be stored for a period of two years. In regards to German law, the storage is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. The consent you have given is voluntary and has no effect on your chances in the application process you have applied for. You can refuse to give your consent without giving any reasons and without having to fear any disadvantages as a result. You can revoke your consent at any time for the future; in this case, your data will be deleted after one year following the conclusion of the application process or after this period with revocation.
5. CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA
We only process data that is related to your application. This may be general data about you (name, address, contact details, etc.), information about your professional qualifications and school education, information about further professional training and, if applicable, other data that you provide to us in connection with your application.
6. SOURCES OF THE DATA
We process personal data that we receive from you in person, or by mail or e-mail in the course of contacting you or your application, or that you transmit to us via our careers site and via external sites of providers such as Xing, Stepstone, LindedIn, Indeed, Google for Jobs, Agentur für Arbeit.
7. RECIPIENTS OF THE DATA
We disclose your personal data within our company exclusively to those areas and persons who need this data to fulfill contractual and legal obligations or to implement our legitimate interest.
We may transfer your personal data to companies affiliated with us to the extent that this is permissible within the framework of the purposes and legal bases set out in section 3 of this data protection information sheet.
In regards to German law, your personal data is processed on our behalf on the basis of order processing contracts pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO. In these cases, we ensure that the processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the DSGVO. The categories of recipients in this case are Internet service providers and providers of applicant management systems and software.
Otherwise, data is only transferred to recipients outside the company if this is permitted or required by law, if the transfer is necessary for the fulfillment of legal obligations, or if we have your consent.
8. TRANSFER TO A THIRD COUNTRY
In many cases, the persons who need this data, pursuant to Section 7, are members of our parent company, Sedo GmbH, located in Cologne, Germany. You hereby consent to your data being transferred to Germany for this purpose.
9. DURATION OF DATA STORAGE
We store your personal data as long as this is necessary for the decision on your application. Your personal data or application documents will be deleted one (1) year after the end of the application process, which corresponds to the announcement of the rejection decision, unless longer storage is legally required or permitted. We store your personal data beyond this only insofar as this is required by law or in the specific case for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims for the duration of a legal dispute.
In the event that you have consented to a longer storage of your personal data, we will store it in accordance with your declaration of consent.
If an employment relationship, apprenticeship or trainee relationship is established following the application process, your data will initially continue to be stored insofar as this is necessary and permissible and will then be transferred to the personnel file.
If applicable, you will receive an invitation to join our talent pool following the application process. This will allow us to continue to consider you in our selection of applicants for suitable vacancies in the future. If we have your consent to do so, we will store your application data in our talent pool in accordance with your consent or, if applicable, future consents.
10. YOUR RIGHTS
In regards to German law, every data subject has the right to information under Article 15 of the GDPR, the right to rectification under Article 16 of the GDPR, the right to erasure under Article 17 of the GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Article 18 of the GDPR, the right to notification under Article 19 of the GDPR and the right to data portability under Article 20 of the GDPR. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
If the processing of data is based on your consent, you are entitled to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in accordance with Art. 7 DSGVO in regards to German law. Please note that the revocation is only effective for the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected. Please also note that we may have to retain certain data for a certain period of time in order to comply with legal requirements (see section 8 of this data protection information).
Furthermore, you have the right to object, insofar as the processing of your personal data is carried out for the protection of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO in regards to German law, and you have the right to object to the processing of this data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO in regards to German law. We will then no longer process this personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing. These must override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing must serve the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
To protect your rights, please feel free to contact us.
11. NECESSITY OF THE PROVISION OF PERSONAL DATA
The provision of personal data in the context of application processes is not required by law or contract. Therefore, you are not obliged to provide information about your personal data. However, please note that these are required for the decision on an application or the conclusion of a contract relating to an employment relationship with us. If you do not provide us with any personal data, we will not be able to make a decision regarding the establishment of an employment relationship. We recommend that you only provide personal data as part of your application that is required to complete the application.
12. AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING
Since the decision on your application is not based exclusively on automated processing, there is no automated decision-making in individual cases within the meaning of Art. 22 DSGVO in regards to German law.
13. STATUS OF DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION
Constant development makes adjustments to our data protection regulations necessary from time to time. We reserve the right to make appropriate changes at any time.
Status: March 2022
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