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Here Come Those Cloud Jobs! GramercyOne Expands

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cloud 9 spa Here Come Those Cloud Jobs! GramercyOne Expands

The Wolke 7 Cloud 9, a cloud computing-inspired spa concept. (http://elitechoice.org/)

Yesterday we told you about how the nebulous (or is it cumulus?) cloud computing sector is bringing 60,000 new jobs to New York City, according to one study. Between its nominal shoutout to the neighborhood above the East Village, and its signature service Booker, which started out as SpaBookerGramercyOne truly reps its hometown. The cloud-based startup recently announced a $15 million funding round led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures and is hiring for a dozen positions right now, with plans to add another dozen before the end of the year.

This gives us an opportunity to examine exactly what a cloud-based job looks like. GramercyOne makes Booker, a tool for merchants that is used for booking appointments, hotel rooms, whatever, and counts multi-national enterprises like Hilton Worldwide as users as well as boutique spas, fitness centers, salons, medical practices, and other local service businesses.

According to the company, the software is used by more than 5,800 businesses worldwide and processes more than 1,000,000 transactions per month, averaging more than $2 million a day.

But unlike the Wolke 7 Cloud 9, a spa concept that is an “ode to cloud computing of sorts,” GramercyOne seems pretty well-rooted. The company just hired three vice president level executives to head up customer experience, business development and marketing. “We are now well-positioned to take cloud innovation to the next level and enable more businesses to access new marketing channels, increase sales, and realize their full potential,” CEO Josh McCarter said in a statement.

No need to panic if you forgot to major in condensation, for these “cloud jobs” are strikingly similar to Earth jobs. GramercyOne is looking for an accounting assistant with a “can-do attitude,” for example. This week GramercyOne announced a move to a 16,000 square foot space in Lower Manhattan, and a rebranding as LowerManhattanOne. Nope, that last part was a joke. But you forgive us.

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