Open job position: Junior Onlinemarketing Manager

We are looking for a

Online Marketing Manager

for an interesting and varied activity position at our Hamburg office (Germany).

About us

LimeSurvey is a web-based software for conducting simple and complex online surveys. Beginning as an Open Source project in 2003, the software has been continually developed since 2015 mainly by employees of LimeSurvey GmbH. The software is used by students, market research institutes and companies globally to carry out powerful surveys. Our growing user base has more than 80,000 installations worldwide.

Your tasks

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of our online marketing strategy for the acquisition of new users in the corporate and  consumer area.

  • Planning and controlling SEA activities (AdWords and others)
  • Planning and controlling advertising activities on different social media channels
  • Planning and controlling newsletter marketing
  • Planning and controlling other advertising activities
  • Analysis and optimization of all activities with regard to different performance indicators
  • Preparation of marketing and budget plans and regular reporting of implemented measures
  • Analysis of the existing websites and landingspages with regard to search engine relevant factors as well as with regard to the conversion
  • Support and optimize our social media activities with regard to user generation and PR
  • Support for the generation of content for our websites
  • Support in improving the usability of our services
  • Community service support
  • Support for the design of a platform similar to an App Store
  • Competition monitoring and analysis
  • Observation of trends and innovations in on-line marketing and transfer to our activities

Your qualifications

  • Academic degree in business management, online marketing, communication science or adequate qualifying training
  • Strong analytical thinking, good numerical understanding and a structured way of working
  • Very high affinity to Internet, IT and new media
  • Conceptually strong, ability to implement measures purposefully, high degree of self initiative
  • Knowledge of online marketing processes
  • Knowledge of dealing with tracking tools
  • English or German is your primary language. If German is your primary language then your English skills should also be very good.
  • Good HTML and CSS skills, as well as experience in handling content management systems (Joomla)
  • Good Office software skills
  • Last but no not least: You are reliable, a great team player and you should have proper organizational skills.

Our offer

  • Varied, interesting and challenging tasks
  • Collaboration in a young growing team (currently 5 colleagues)
  • Space for creativity and own ideas
  • Benefitful income with long-term advancement opportunities

If you are interested please send your full application and your salary expectation to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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LimeSurvey 2.06 LTS available to subscribers now!

As announced in your previous blog post the 2.06LTS (Long Term Support) version is now available!
Please note that this version is available on ComfortUpdate and release package download only to our Premium Package subscribers.
This LTS version is only meant for existing users of LimeSurvey 2.06 - if you are a new user please download and use the latest Version 2.50 instead.
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We hire (again)! Apply to join our LimeSurvey coder team!

Are you living within the EU? Do you want to live and work in a big and beautiful German city? We are an established and growing open source software development company that has been developing the open source software LimeSurvey since 2003. LimeSurvey is currently the world's most widely used open-source software for surveys with an estimated 70,000 active installations. To speed up the continued development of LimeSurvey in the future, we are looking for dedicated individuals to join our small team of developers who are true believers in free open source software, ideally with past experience on open source projects.

What you will do:

  • Further development of the LimeSurvey software by developing new modules
  • Refactoring the existing code and frontend
  • Modularization of the software
  • Maintenance and development of existing LimeSurvey services, such as developing a payments gateway, relaunching existing services, etc.
  • Creating and launching new services related to LimeSurvey


What you need to bring:

  • Sound knowledge of PHP (with emphasis on Yii Framework and OOP) and MySQL
  • Sound knowledge of front-end technologies (HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap)
  • Practical experience with Apache, nginx, Cherokee, Joomla desired
  • Ideally experience in open source software
  • Solid spoken and written skills in English
  • Independent, reliable and structured way of working
  • Dedicated, accountable work style


What we offer:

  • Varied, interesting and challenging tasks, the chance to work with a growing team, room for creativity and your own ideas, as well as an appropriate salary package
  • Flextime
  • Great office in Hamburg-Winterhude
  • Sufficient space and opportunities for development
  • Planned as a full-time position, but we are open to other arrangements


Your application:

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LimeSurvey Security Advisory 10/2015

A vulnerability of high severity was found in LimeSurvey which enables an attacker to get unauthorized access to files and data of your LimeSurvey installation.

The LimeSurvey team thanks Pichaya Morimoto (discovery, analysis) from the SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab (https://www.sec-consult.com/) for responsibly reporting the identified issues and working with us as we addressed them.

Affected Versions: All versions between 2.0+ (all builds) and 2.06+ Build 151014

Severity: HIGH

How to fix: Upgrade to LimeSurvey 2.06+ Build 151016 or later.

We stronlgy advise to upgrade to the latest 2.06+ version immediately, either manually or  using ComfortUpdate.

LimeSurvey 2.50 and recent development

LimeSurvey 2.50 released!

In the past users have asked us repeatedly to revamp the administration interface and surveys.
With LimeSurvey 2.50 we made this come true. On top of that we also revamped the survey templates to be completely responsive for any kind of display - be it a smartphone, tablet or a desktop PC.
We had 2.50 in Release Candidate status for more than 4 months and in general we received very few bug reports from the community.
At some point it became clear that waiting even longer would not yield any more considerable amount of reports, - so we decided to release
LimeSurvey to new users exclusively a couple weeks ago. (For a very short time it was also available to 2.06 users on ComfortUpdate but that was not intended - we apologize for this!).

Finally with this 2.50 release we are receiving a good and wanted amount of bug reports and are releasing a new 2.50+ build version almost daily, with latest translations and latest fixes.
These daily releases are there to show that we take your reports very seriously and we want you to get issues fixed as soon as possible.
We are also very thankful for everyone that contributes to the translations as many texts have changed inside LimeSurvey.

To be fully responsive (we are relying on the Bootstrap framework) the new version 2.50 does not have backward-compatible templates, anymore. Also to deal with contemporary characters like emojis the requirements for the MySQL version were raised to 5.5.2 (this should not be a problem with any decent hoster)

We are asking existing 2.0x users to hold their horses for a very short while longer regarding updating to the latest version as we are still clearing update paths.
You will know when it is cleared, because at that point we will start offering the version 2.50 on ComfortUpdate (as we did with previous versions) and on LimeService.

LimeSurvey 2.06 LTS being available soon

We are aware that there are many professional users who have a big amount of running surveys and it will take them some time and preparation to move to LimeSurvey 2.50. For these users we will be offering a LTS (Long Term support) version that we will provide for at least 6 months. This version will mainly include security fixes and (if anything like this should come up) high-impact bug fixes.
This version will only be made available as download package or by ComfortUpdate to users who bought a Premium/ComfortUpdate package starting in March.

Further roadmap

After 2.5 development and issue fixing has calmed down we will merge 2.5 and 3.0 to extend on making LimeSurvey even more modular for the future.
LimeSurvey 3.0 is currently scheduled for Q4 2016.

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LimeSurvey version 2.5 RC available in ComfortUpdate

We recently published the first release candidate of the new LimeSurvey version: LimeSurvey 2.5 . You can read the article we wrote about it few weeks ago to have a quick overview of the changes.

Many of you already downloaded this release, tested it and gave us feedback such as bug reports or new feature requests; we thank all those users for their very useful contribution to the LimeSurvey development. 

To make easier for people to test LimeSurvey 2.5 Release Candidates, we made it available via ComfortUpdate. If your LimeSurvey installation is up to date (and it should because of the security issue found last month), you will now have an update notice about it, and you'll can use ComfortUpdate to test it. If you're not interested, just remove the notice by clicking on its close button. 

LS2.5 RC update notification
LS2.5 RC update notification

As said in the notification, you don't need a ComfortUpdate key to update. If you already have a ComfortUpdate key its update count will not be decreased by this update. This is because LimeSurvey 2.5 is still unstable. By the way LimeSurvey 2.5 is using most of the code of 2.06, so it is yet very reliable, and you should be able to use it for your every day work! Most people who did the move told us that the new interface is very intuitive and easy to use.

LS25 Home PageLimeSurvey 2.5 RC Home Page


In the coming weeks, we'll published a new 2.5 Release Candidate, probably the last one. It will use icons font instead of pictures, and will provide an easy way to customize the admin interface with a theme engine based on Sass. It will also provide a new template engine for the survey, based on Bootstrap, using the no-more-tables technique for array question types. So the survey templates will be responsive and will work fine on most smartphones. The more users will update to the release candidate and provide us feedbacks about it, the faster we'll publish the LimeSurvey 2.5 as a stable release.  

So you should test LimeSurvey 2.5, to report bugs, to request new features, to complain about it, to ask for changes, to troll us, to thanks us or to say how wonderful it is ;-) 
You are the LimeSurvey users, we're doing those changes for you, so just don't hesitate.

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LimeSurvey Version 2.5 RC released!

The LimeSurvey team is proud to present you the LimeSurvey 2.5 Release Candidate!
Click here to download it!

1. Presentation

LimeSurvey 2.5 is based on the good old LimeSurvey 2 code, but using the famous front-end framework Bootstrap to render its admin interface. So now, you'll enjoy a modern and responsive admin interface to build your survey. If you're a loyal LimeSurvey user, you will not get lost, and you'll still find all the functionalities you care and love.
 
The development of the new admin interface pursued four goals:
  • Offer a modern graphical experience
  • Respect the habits of loyal LimeSurvey users and the global ergonomy of LimeSurvey 2
  • Easy to use for new users, thanks to an alert info system providing tips and tricks.
  • Keep as much as possible of the LimeSurvey 2 core code to get LimeSurvey 2.5 working as soon as possible 
Soon, we'll also develop a bootstrap responsive template for surveys.
So, LimeSurvey 2.5 is fully compatible with LimeSurvey 2, and you'll can update to it simply using the brand new ComfortUpdate we just released a few weeks ago...

  • LimeSurvey 2.5 : Edit subquestion

    LimeSurvey 2.5 : Edit subquestion

    This is a full screenshot of LimeSurvey 2.5 when editing some subquestions.

    See it live !

  • LimeSurvey 2.0x : Edit subquestion

    LimeSurvey 2.0x : Edit subquestion

    This is a full screenshot of the same page in LimeSurvey 2.0 (editing some subquestions.)


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