CAREERS AT SAFFRONART
With ten years of experience in auctioning Indian art online, 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.
With online auctions of art and jewelry, a host of technology enabled services for clients, and a global presence in Mumbai, New York and London, Saffronart has broadened and simplified access to Indian art and jewelry, and is working to achieve the same for real estate. Also involved with various institutions, organizations and publications, the company is driven by an endeavour to provide accurate and timely information on Indian artists, designers, events and trends.
Saffronart is always looking for new talent to serve in the many in-house departments across our offices. These departments include Client Relations, Content, Design, Technology, Logistics, Operations, Marketing and Accounting amongst others. 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 email@example.com with a cover letter and your curriculum vitae.
We are currently recruiting in the following areas:
Internship Programme (Location: London)
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic intern to join us at the Saffronart Gallery in London. As an intern, you will learn how to consign art works, write condition reports, set up an exhibition display, and deal with buyers. At the end of the internship, you would possess some knowledge of the auction process. This is a full-time position from May to June (dates are negotiable).
- Planning for auctions and exhibitions
- Researching art works
- Assisting with consignments
- Checking the condition of lots
- Writing condition reports
- Conceptualising the display of art works
- Dealing with buyers
- Any other ad-hoc projects
- Highly motivated
- Attention to detail
- Ability to deliver within deadlines
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to take initiative and learn on the job
- An interest in the Indian art scene
- Excellent command over grammar, spelling and punctuation, and strong writing skills (desirable but not mandatory)
Please send in your C.V. along with a covering note to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for this position.
Senior Software Engineer (Location: Mumbai)
We are looking for some great tech leaders to architect & build our auction platform and grow products and categories. You will be responsible for building robust, scalable applications for both our website and our mobile platform. You will serve 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.
- BS/MS in Computer Science or related field/degree, and/or equivalent work experience
- Fluency in one or more of: C++, Java, C#; and familiarity with one or more of: Python, Perl, Shell, Ruby
- Ability to work collaboratively across different workgroups.
- 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 .NET a plus
Application Engineer (Location: Mumbai)
We are looking for some enthusiastic application engineers to maintain and support our growing auction platform. You will be responsible for troubleshooting, fixing and supporting both our website and our mobile platform. As an application engineer, you will be working very closely with the development team during all stages of software development and completely own the deployment and maintenance phases.
Desired Qualification: BE/B.Tech – Computers/IT
Desired Experience: 1-3 years
The ideal candidate will have these skills :
- BE/ B Tech in Computer Science/IT or an equivalent degree in IT field.
- At least a year of relevant experience in developing web applications.
- Experience in any scripting languages like shell/Perl/Phython/PHP/etc.
- Detailed knowledge of the Windows/ Linux operating system, prior experience with Windows system administration is a plus.
- Working knowledge of web technologies and industry-standard commerce systems.
- Proven ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues.
- Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence.
- Ability to multi-task, retain composure under stressful conditions, communicate effectively with a wide array of individuals and external vendors of Saffronart, and get the right things done.
- Experience in a 24/7 production environment is a plus.
- Experience with .NET a plus
- Responsible for providing multi-faceted services to the development teams, and working on software deployment, release and maintenance.
- Primary point of contact to address and troubleshoot customer-facing software issues and other auction platform related issues.
- Develop tools to aid operations and maintenance.
- Provide effective and detailed documentation for frequently occurring issues and the troubleshooting steps.
- System and Support status reporting for closely tracking the open customer issues.
- Efficient error management, monitoring and alarming to notify the development team/business for high severity issues.