SEO Manager

VSSL is looking for a full-time SEO Manager who can enhance our clients’ web presence and visibility through various optimization strategies. This person must be analytical, willing to stay up to date on new algorithm shifts, and find different ways to gain more visibility to a variety of webpages. Duties include building out optimization priorities, and implementing optimization tactics as well as finding new untapped topic sectors for growth. This person will also be responsible for reporting on key performance indicators as well as being the source of SEO knowledge to our clients. This position offers autonomy, an ability to create your own department within a fun & flexible environment on a small team with plenty of room for growth. The SEO Manager will report to the Director of Demand Generation.

VSSL designs web-based solutions rooted in expert strategy, user-friendly mentality, and proven technology. We build brands, invent campaigns, and create websites for companies ready to invest in their current internet footprint — and expand their digital future. The ideal candidate would help our company grow and would grow with our team as well.


This crew succeeds because we’ve got each other’s backs. We’re quick to offer help and accept it when needed. We’re flexible enough to wear whatever hat needs wearing. And we love a good fight — if it’s for each other, for our clients, or an idea we believe in — and against mediocrity and easy solutions. It’s how we get our clients noticed and remembered, which is always our destination.


  • Aids in formulating strategy, then implement strategy and reports on results
  • Conducts keyword research and competitive research
  • Grows visibility and site engagement through a variety optimization strategies
  • Reports on performance metrics for clients; manage weekly/monthly reporting
  • Ensures all optimization projects are completed and executed accurately and efficiently 
  • Manages SEO communications with clients and become the source of Search Engine Optimization expertise


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required 
  • 3+ years of marketing experience (agency experience preferred)
  • 1-3 years of experience in executing SEO campaigns
  • Stays up-to-date on the latest algorithm changes, trends and best practices
  • Must have strong organization and communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Experience industry tools like Google Analytics, Search Console, SEM Rush etc
  • Must be able to manage high-volume of multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and timely in a remote environment
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, while meeting deadlines
  • Experience with ClickUp or similar project management software is a plus
  • Proactivity, curiosity, creativity and a sense of humor is a must
  • Local to San Diego is a plus!

Our Values

We Are One Crew
The strongest crew is one that works (and celebrates) together. That’s because none of us is as smart as all of us. Through everything, we always have each others’ backs.

Communication is our Compass
Clear communication is our guide. We’re open with our thoughts and open-minded towards others. We’re always respectful—but we don’t sugarcoat s**t.

Quality is our Course
Our people and our work are our greatest assets. That’s why we don’t compromise when it comes to our crew, our clients, and our work. We deliver the best—every damn time.

All Hands on Deck
We know how to solve problems together by staying focused on creative solutions. We aren’t fazed by challenges or risk-taking. In fact, that’s where we thrive.

Up Spirits!
We’re a tight-knit group—we celebrate our wins and have fun along the way. Each crew member contributes to our collective success. “Up Spirits!” is our rally cry when the grog starts flowing.

Caring for our Crew

VSSL was named one of San Diego’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 2018 and 2019. Once you’re aboard, treasures await! 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401(k) match
  • Generous PTO
  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • 9 Paid Holidays, with a holiday shutdown
  • Optional 9/80 schedule to have every other Friday off
  • Free lunch Wednesdays
  • Bi-annual profit sharing
  • Fun monthly company events and volunteer opportunities
  • Communications Stipend
  • Weekly happy hours on our deck overlooking the marina!

VSSL strongly promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion through our grassroots program, VSSL for Change (V4C). V4C cultivates an inclusive workplace and empowers our crew to make positive change through education, discussion, and giving back. This includes regular team learning, with donation and volunteer opportunities. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

PLEASE NOTE: We take hiring very seriously. Although we are unable to follow up with every applicant, we do our best to run a thorough process for candidates to identify potential fits. VSSL provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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