Software Engineer - Lead Front End, Sr Back End

Software Engineer - Lead Front End, Sr Back End

Summary

Our client is a vertically integrated ecommerce company that is changing how parents shop for kids clothes. The founders were previously senior executives at an e-commerce company that had a very successful exit, acquired by Amazon for $545M.

Our client has their sights set on transforming a $30B industry that has seen little innovation in the last 50 years. They are venture backed, and building a team of superstars with significant experience across e-commerce, apparel, and technology. They launched in March 2015 to overwhelming press, customer response and sales momentum (more than doubling revenue every quarter) and are on the way to building an amazing brand that can be part of millions of people’s lives.

We are looking for passionate, driven people who are interested in helping to build the company from the beginning.

A Good Story

This company saw its inception when the founders noticed that there was a gap in the market as they were trying to buy clothes for their children. It was born out of passion to deliver an e-commerce apparel experience that is superior from the perspective of the parents and the kids alike.

Company Size and Health

Savvy devs think like an investor. You can learn new things and meet new people working at any new job. You will learn significantly more, build a stronger network, and accelerate your career trajectory much faster by joining a successful, growing startup.

This startup currently has in the range of ~50 employees. The only way to have a steep career trajectory is by either founding your own successful startup or by joining one. Successful startups grow much faster than they can hire good talent, so naturally there are always opportunities for you to pick up slack and provide additional value if you are so inclined. If you fill a responsibility vacuum well, you will most likely get promoted into that role, and you can keep that going until you rise to the C suite.

With over $27m in funding and explosive revenue growth, this startup is poised to be a place where many people will experience a meteoric rise in their career.

The founding team also enjoys better access to capital than most startups; they secured their first round of funding (a multi million dollar round) within less than a year after the inception of the idea.

Tech Stack

The tech stack strikes a good balance between being modern and with wide job market applicability:
  • Ruby on Rails
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • AWS
  • Postgresql
  • RSpec

Market Size

In 2017, the global childrens apparel market was $203 billion in size. Our client has experienced explosive, exponential growth by focusing on the US only, so the opportunities are enormous even if the market were to not grow.

But that's not likely to be the case... Apparel retail in general is going through a tectonic shift in consumer preferences. Brick and mortar titans are either failing or strained with razor thin margins and ballooning operating costs. Where there is chaos, there is opportunity.

Core Values

We believe that simplicity is beautiful and inspires creativity. That clothes made for kids should be fit for kids, always comfy and never fussy. That words and actions are far more expressive than any slogan or cartoon character. That blue isn’t for boys and pink for girls. That everyone deserves to feel happy and confident in their clothes. That kids shouldn’t be judged by what they’re wearing or not wearing. Because it’s what’s inside that counts.

Open Positions: Front End Lead, Sr Back end Developer

We are looking for passionate, driven people who are interested in helping to build the company from the beginning.

Back End Engineer

We are looking for product focused back end engineers who want to help build an early stage e-commerce brand, with an emphasis on building client facing features, improving site performance, and helping the business achieve its goals.

Front End Engineer

We are also looking for a front end lead. Prior experience as a front end lead is not necessary, but you do need to be very Strong with React. We are moving away from Angular, more into React. You also need to be excited about working with Ruby.

  • Implementing new features on the website with an eye towards performance
  • Developing a more personalized approach to our application
  • Teaching and helping other engineers to make the most of our framework
  • Influencing ongoing design, architecture, and implementation decisions
  • Someone that loves building features that others can use (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Enthusiastic about performance and measuring how your work affects the backend (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Willing to make tradeoffs for scalability (and understand when to make those tradeoffs) (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Someone that has mastered at least one technology stack and eager to continue learning others (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Experienced working with consumer facing websites (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Someone that has worked within a framework and understands the logical separation of concerns (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Have used at least enough Linux to get around easily (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Someone that loves the idea of working with Ruby (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Someone that has led, mentored or has the ability to do so. (both for the front end and back end positions)
  • Very comfortable processing and exploring data using SQL (for back end position)
  • 3+ years experience
  • Not just a willingness, but a love of rolling up sleeves to do the work. Scrappy is your middle name.
  • No sharp elbows. You thrive in a kind/collaborative culture
  • No sharp elbows. You thrive in a kind/collaborative culture
  • Someone that is comfortable and has experience with a startup environment
  • Competency at all levels of the software stack

Interview Process

  1. Apply via this webpage.
  2. If your experience matches our requirements, we will conduct a one-hour technical interview.
  3. If everyone's on the same page, we will send you a two- to three-hour take-home assignment.
  4. The last step is an on-site interview
  5. We'll proceed quickly with an offer.

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