Underground Cellar (W15)
Upgrading Your Wine Experience

Full Stack Engineer

Bay Area
Full-time
3+ years
About Underground Cellar

Underground Cellar is a Y Combinator and VC-backed startup based in San Francisco that is currently experiencing hyper-growth. We’ve ‘gamified’ wine sales through our addictive e-commerce platform that gives buyers a great value through “upgrades”, allowing wineries to quickly sell wine without resorting to brand-damaging discounts. Since launching in 2014, Underground Cellar has sold over 750,000 bottles of wine, and has sales of $18M per year.

We’re at the forefront of technology, having built our entire e-commerce platform in house. Our tech stack is built on Node.js, React, PostgreSQL and the open-source .NET Core, and we use “serverless” functions in the cloud to assure scalability!

About the role

About Underground Cellar

Underground Cellar is a Y Combinator and VC-backed startup based in San Francisco that is currently experiencing hyper-growth. We’ve ‘gamified’ wine sales through our addictive e-commerce platform that gives buyers a great value through “upgrades”, allowing wineries to quickly sell wine without resorting to brand-damaging discounts. Since launching in 2014, Underground Cellar has sold over 750,000 bottles of wine, and we see sales of more than $1M every month and it’s rapidly increasing.

We’re at the forefront of technology, having built our entire e-commerce platform in house. Our tech stack is built on Node.js, React, PostgreSQL and the open-source .NET Core, and we use “serverless” functions in the cloud to assure scalability!

What you will do and the impact you’ll have:

Our company is skyrocketing in growth, and our small engineering team is ready to level-up -- that’s where you come in. We’re looking for a Senior software engineer who can build core end-to-end features and services that have high business impact and makes a difference!

As a Senior software engineer at Underground Cellar you will succeed if you have a strong sense of ownership and pride in the code you write and with that responsibility comes an opportunity to bring a lot of impact on the business. The team will look to you to help architect clean solutions to complex problems. We believe in open communication and expect you to teach us from your learnings as we will tell you about ours so that we as a team can maximize our competency and continue to develop a state of the art system.

Key Responsibilities:

Prioritize and complete engineering tasks including building new features, improving scalability, security and testability, and reducing tech debt. Help formulate company best practices, documentation, and architecture decisions. Work with the team to roll out and QA releases. Drive the on-time delivery of well-engineered features to meet or exceed functionality, usability, and quality requirements. Maintain high standards of communication within the team and with key stakeholders.

About you:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent. 5+ years of deep experience in: Object-Oriented Programming (For example, Java, C#). Javascript or Typescript on the frontend (We use React.js) RDBMS, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL. (We use PostgreSQL.) Test-driven development, on both frontend and backend (experience with one or more frameworks is needed, i.e. Jest, XUnit, and JUnit). Cloud computing, such as AWS and Azure. We’d love to get something like Terraform set up and running so that we can automate the environment set-up. You are resourceful, a self-starter and you’re able to make things happen, against all odds. You have strong interpersonal skills and excel at working with different groups of people, especially non-technical team members. You are passionate about delivering outstanding experiences for our customers, and team. You are an ambitious top performer, you persevere through intense obstacles. Bonus points if you have experience using: Serverless computing, such as AWS Lambda. We’re going Serverless wherever we can for scale and cost optimization. Containers, such as Docker and Kubernetes.

We’ve Got You Covered:

Underground Cellar is invested in the health and wellness of our family-like team.

Competitive base salary Significant equity ownership Top of the line medical insurance (choice of PPO or HSA plans!) 401k with company matching contributions Company-wide events and travel (we took the whole team to Hawaii once!) Unlimited drinks and snacks, and catered lunch twice a week Monthly health & wellness reimbursement Company-subsidized Uber, Lyft, and public transportation credit Flexible work hours and unlimited paid time off Complimentary wine tastings throughout Napa, and more!

Our Core Values - Ones we actually live by!

Lead with integrity
We operate at a high level of integrity that is deeply rooted in large ways and in small daily activities and practices. We act with honor and truthfulness in all that we do.

Be supportive We achieve the best results through the combined efforts of each individual. Our culture creates an eagerness in employees to take initiative and personal interest in the people with whom they work with.

Foster inclusivity We place a high value on equality and fair treatment in the workplace. All employees are treated with a high level of respect all while ensuring a safe, diverse, and welcoming work environment free of any form of discrimination.

Extreme ownership We own everything in our world, to an extreme degree. We are responsible for not just those tasks which we directly control, but for all those that affect whether or not our mission is successful.

Trust-based culture Our executive team maintains open communication and radical transparency in all aspects of the business. We also provide an open line of communication for all employees to voice their opinions. We welcome all suggestions and improvements by team members.

Be positive We are a team where positivity is contagious. We’re truly passionate about what we do and look for others who approach their work with the same energy. We're not afraid to get messy and view every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow.

We value talent and dedication just as much as we encourage creativity and passion. We also believe diversity drives innovation. We are committed to inclusion across race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. We celebrate multiple approaches, and diverse points of view that drive us forward every day.

If you require an accommodation in order to participate in our hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance to ensure appropriate accommodations are in place.

Technology

Our company is skyrocketing in growth, and our 3-person engineering team is ready to level-up -- that’s where you come in. We’re looking for a proven technology leader who can first and foremost be our senior individual contributor helping hands-on to bring our exciting product vision to life, but to also work with company leadership to help create that vision through creative exploration, roadmapping, mentoring, and building our engineering team.

As part of our core engineering team, you will be responsible for the development, design, and testing of our e-commerce platform and warehouse management system. You will work directly with our small technology team (currently consists of our Founding Engineer, an offshore developer, and our Founding CTO who remains involved on a part-time basis). The team will look to you to bridge knowledge gaps and act as a mentor to the existing engineering team and new hires. Not only will you have a hands-on role in building out our technology, but we will look to you for help to recruit, build and lead a strong team through evolution and change as well as help influence the future of our technology, systems, and processes using your technical expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

Prioritize and complete engineering tasks, which entail building new features, improving scalability, security and testability, and reducing tech debt Help formulate company best practices, documentation, and architecture decisions. Responsible for ongoing coaching and guidance of the Engineering team. Identify short and long-term objectives, evaluate performance and recommend areas of training or extra development Work with the team to roll out and QA releases. Drive the on-time delivery of well-engineered features to meet or exceed functionality, usability, and quality requirements Maintain high standards of communication within the team and with management stakeholders

About you:

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent. 3+ years of deep experience in: Object Oriented Programming (For example, Java, C#). Javascript or Typescript on the frontend (including React.js, and Redux) RDBMS, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL. (We use PostgreSQL.) Test driven development, on both frontend and backend (experience with one or more frameworks is needed, i.e. Jest, XUnit, and JUnit). Cloud computing, such as AWS and Azure. We’d love to get something like Terraform set up and running so that we can automate environment set-up. 1-2 years experience leading small to medium sized development teams You have the ability to empower others. You are resourceful and you’re able to make things happen, against all odds. You have strong interpersonal skills and excel working with different groups of people, especially non-technical team members. You are passionate about leadership and delivering outstanding experiences for our customers, and team. You are an ambitious top performer, you persevere through intense obstacles. Bonus points if you have experience using: Serverless computing, such as AWS Lambda. We’re going Serverless wherever we can for scale and cost optimization. React Native. Our mobile app is React Native, although this position is more focused on our main web app. Containers, such as Docker and Kubernetes.

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