tech team working at tableAt Peerceptiv, all of our team members are powered by a passion for critical thinking. We are looking for individuals with a desire to help educators and organizations prepare learners with skills they need for career success. If you are interested in becoming part of a growing Ed Tech company focused on improving learning outcomes for students in all stages of their academic journey, we would like to get to know you.


Current Open Positions:

Director of Sales

Peerceptiv is a leader in peer learning, serving colleges and universities to increase student engagement, improve outcomes, and reduce the amount of time instructors spend grading. Our customers include institutions of all types and sizes, such as University of Virginia, Texas A&M, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, and many more.

The Director of Sales (DoS) will be focused on selling to new prospective clients and expanding sales among current clients. The DoS will be responsible for proactive outreach beginning with lead generation and continue through all phases of the sales process culminating in sale win/close. This position is remote and requires an individual who is highly self-motivated.

What you’ll do:

Key Focus:

  • Opportunity/funnel/pipeline creation
  • Proactive outreach to targeted faculty members and university administrators
  • Build awareness, teach and develop new sales opportunities, both at higher ed and in other domains.
  • Qualify and manage sales opportunities
  • Lead all aspects of the sales process from lead generation through win/close

Essential Functions:

  • The core market focus is at colleges and universities throughout the US and internationally, targeting instructors as well as administrators in offices of technology, teaching and learning.
  • Develop and execute a sales strategy to acquire new prospective clients and grow business at existing clients to achieve sales targets annually.
  • Work to identify market trends, best practices, referrals, and new opportunity areas.
  • Conduct initial qualification and discovery to identify prospective customers’ needs and objectives.
  • Determine Peerceptiv’s fit for prospect’s needs, and define a mutually-agreeable plan for evaluation of our solution (key stakeholders, purchasing requirements, timeline, etc.)
  • Deliver engaging presentations and demonstrations to individuals and groups.
  • Coordinate with Peerceptiv Development, Marketing and Support team members to grow the market and meet customer requirements.
  • Use Copper CRM to track all sales activities properly, keep all contact/lead data accurate, create new opportunities, and move opportunities through all stages of the sales process from lead to win/close
  • Effective management of a sales funnel and forecasting.
  • Participate in industry activities, organizations/associations and trade shows as needed. A low to moderate level of travel will be required.
  • Promote and continue building Peerceptiv’s position in the market as the leader in peer learning.

Skills & Requirements

Who you are?

  • Proven pattern of success in higher education sales (software and/or publishing preferred)
  • Consistent record of outperforming quota in previous field sales position(s)
  • Successful record of managing a sales funnel with deals valuing between $5k – $50k ACV.
  • Working understanding of college/university campus technology ecosystems.
  • Proficient with Google Workspace a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Soft Skills:

  • Exceptional skills in the following: oral and written communication, presentation, negotiation, closing, organizational, and teamwork.
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed; takes initiative, willing to go the extra mile.
  • Ability to work independently as a member of a small team, embracing a role that evolves over time to meet new opportunities.  
  • Appreciates the broad authority and autonomy available in this position, and the impact you’ll have not just in the growth of the organization but also in the lives of instructors and students.

Compensation is competitive and includes stock option equity participation, with excellent health benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity:  Peerceptiv is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.


Lead Software Engineer

Peerceptiv, a leader in SaaS collaborative learning technologies, is looking for a Pittsburgh-based Lead Software Engineer who wishes to have a real impact in the lives of instructors and students.

This is an opportunity to work with a small, closely-knit team to participate in full stack systems development, including needs analysis, prototyping & design, coding, QA/QC, and server deployment, reporting directly to the CTO. Developers aren’t siloed in repetitive technical activities at Peerceptiv; they are exposed every day to an exceptional breadth of development activity and have excellent autonomy in their work.  

We’re seeking a motivated employee who wants real influence in the development of the technology and its strategic direction. You’ll not only see the direct impact your contributions have in the finished work product, but also be a key player in a fast-growing, early stage company.

The Peerceptiv team collaborates using tools like Zoom, Slack and Jira, with the work taking place remotely and an occasional coordination meeting at the Pittsburgh office.

Peerceptiv is ideally looking for a candidate with this background:

  • a B.S. in Software Programming, Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 2 years work experience in Java development
  • a background in Spring, SQL (MySQL), and AWS infrastructure or similar equivalents
  • past experience working with gamification or user engagement
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • currently based in Pittsburgh

 Compensation is competitive and includes stock option equity participation, with excellent health benefits.

Please reach out to us at info@peerceptiv.com with your resume, cover letter letting us know what you are looking for, and preferably a link to your Github repository.

 Equal Employment Opportunity:  Peerceptiv is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.