Careers

Top Level Design LLC is a domain name company in Portland, Oregon. We are the global registry for three top-level domains (TLDs): .design, .ink, .wiki and we also have a registrar subsidiary, Porkbun LLC. Thus, the company is both a wholesale provider of its own TLDs and an online retailer selling most other domain extensions as well.

Our company is nine people; five of us are busy in the downtown office every day with the others working remotely.

We are a dynamic team that challenges each other with ambitious goals and high expectations. We are proud that our hard work allows us to reach personal goals and enjoy our time outside of the office.


Graphic Designer

There is a daily need for a designer’s eye, skills and design thinking. Immediate deliverables include digital advertisements, .pdf reports, sales and marketing collateral. Long term goals include instilling design language across all of the company’s content and helping team members to think design first in their own work.

Since our most successful product is the new .design domain name, our audience is designers. They expects us, and we expect you, to understand trends across design disciplines, be adept with all major design tools, and create well-designed content.

A successful Graphic Designer for Top Level Design will be a collaborative individual with an ability to extrapolate their own work and needs from high level discussions about sales and marketing goals. Their work will not be merely good aesthetic but will rely on design thinking such as incorporating personas and understanding product lifecycles. This designer will be able to turn loose sales and marketing concepts and long term corporate goals into graphical deliverables and aides. They will be able to work independently as well as welcome extensive feedback from across the team.

Should designers code? Well, for us, ideally. While we would certainly hire the right graphic designer, a unicorn with proficiency in translating designs into front end development is extremely appealing.

We are considering FT, PT and contract based on work and experience for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Create graphic deliverables for sales and marketing
  • Clearly convey a message through text, graphics, image and experience
  • Collaborate on ideation of concepts, follow through to final deliverables
  • Instill a brand language to be used throughout all company communication and mediums
  • Provide a target market perspective for the .design TLD, representing the company and product in appropriate designer fora and suggesting ways for the business to work in community

Qualifications:

  • 3 years of graphic design experience
  • Front end development (HTML, CSS) very welcome
  • Creative writing, videography, UX experience welcomed

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary based on experience
  • Employee benefits
    • Health insurance
    • Federal holidays
    • PTO

To apply:

  • Submit your resume, portfolio website and, in lieu of a cover letter, a short story true or fictional about designing for other designers
  • Submit your application to: careers@toplevel.design

Digital Marketing Specialist

Our business has been growing quickly, having exceeded our 2017 sales goals in just the first half of the year. We know there is still much room for improvement, especially through the help of an expert on digital marketing.

We are defining digital marketing as the emails we send or sponsor, the tracking and landing pages used and the rest of the sales funnel. Of course it should also include advertising strategies and expertise around Google Adwords and other prominent networks. We are currently sponsoring dedicated emails and we want the email itself to be optimized; we want to lose fewer people through the sales funnel; we want to retarget those individuals we do lose and capitalize on their initial interest and we want to consider the strategies we haven’t yet.

A successful Digital Marketing Strategist will be able to quickly learn our industry and our sales tactics to date; they will be heavily data driven, organized and able to use their expertise to improve other departments beyond marketing such as customer support and sales.  This person will identify areas to improve and immediately implement new systems and evaluation metrics.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and optimize all existing customer acquisition points
  • Lead implementation of new customer engagement points
  • Act as head marketer, building a team as necessary

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as a leader in digital marketing
  • Understanding of SEO, SEM, ECommerce, Marketing Automation Earned Media and Social Media
  • College degree or commensurate work experience
  • Impressive work ethic
  • High aptitude for clear communication

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary based on experience
  • Employee benefits
    • Health insurance
    • Federal holidays
    • PTO

To apply:

  • Submit your resume, portfolio website and, in lieu of a cover letter, a short story true or fictional about a marketing campaign gone bad.
  • Submit your application to: careers@toplevel.design

Account Executive

Our business has been growing quickly, having exceeded our 2017 sales goals in just the first half of the year. We have identified a new sales channel and need the right Account Executive to further define it, develop it, and own it and thereby take our business to the next level.

The primary interaction will be with digital content publishers, with us in an advertising role. In that sense much of the work will be ad scouting and placement as opposed to selling product directly. However, a successful hire will have a salesperson’s acumen for relationship building, sales tactics and strategy. While the advertising doesn’t currently include major ad networks such as Google Adwords and Facebook ads, it could be a natural development.

Since we are a small and growing company, you will eventually be given or define other targets, such as professional associations, schools and universities, and prominent individuals and companies in our target markets.

A successful Account Executive will be data-driven, organized, partnership-oriented, and not afraid to pick up the phone. You will want and need to learn everything we have done to date, bringing your own analysis and expertise to help develop future strategy. Your enthusiasm and work will inspire your colleagues to focus their own goals and naturally fit in with our collaborative work environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with team to define advertising and partnership targets
  • Evaluate the potential ROI of every campaign, tracking projections to results
  • Deliver all necessary content to publishers, interfacing with colleagues and outside resources such as designers regularly
  • Hit monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals through ad placement and partnerships
  • Organize and present results, contributing to evolving sales and partnership strategies

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years sales and/or advertising experience
  • College degree or commensurate work experience
  • Impressive work ethic
  • High aptitude for clear communication

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary based on experience
  • Employee benefits
    • Health insurance
    • Federal holidays
    • PTO

To apply:

  • Submit your resume, portfolio website and, in lieu of a cover letter, a short story about a true or fictional experience with domain names to date
  • Submit your application to: careers@toplevel.design