Whatnot (W20)

The Community Marketplace

Frontend Engineer (React-Native)

/ Remote
Job Type
3+ years
About Whatnot

Whatnot is a community marketplace where you can buy, sell, go live and geek out with collectors and other like-minded people. Today’s online marketplaces are neither safe nor fun -- they’re full of counterfeits, and you shop by endlessly scrolling through listings. Whatnot verifies every item sold and provides a fun social shopping experience to enjoy with friends and community members.

Whatnot is backed by some of the industry’s best venture capital investors, including Y Combinator, Scribble.vc, Liquid 2 Ventures, and Wonder Ventures.

About the role

Skills: JavaScript, React, React Native

The Role

We are looking for a React Native developer interested in building performant mobile apps on both the iOS and Android platforms. You will be working in a high-growth startup wearing multiple hats. You will work on all parts of the app, from livestream shopping to the core marketplace.


  • Be a part of a lean tight-knit team to expand the native mobile and web experience.

  • Implement brand new features by building out new components and screens.

  • Fix critical issues & bugs.

  • Profile and improve the app and web performance.

  • Keep up to date with the latest trends and continuously evolving land of JavaScript and React/React Native.

  • Deeply understand our product, and immerse yourself in the community we have built to understand our users.

Ideal Candidate

We're looking for capable generalist front-end engineers. The essential skills you’ll need to have are making sound product decisions and shipping high-quality products fast. Because we don’t have product managers, we look for engineers with great product instincts who can own whole projects from start to finish.

The software team has a lot of individual responsibility and many more freedoms, so we need to hire people we can trust. Your ability to make reasonable trade-offs and exercise good judgment is particularly important to us.


  • 5+ years of software engineering experience

  • Expert in React Js, React Native, JavaScript, including DOM Manipulation and JavaScript object model.

  • Familiarity with more current specifications of EcmaScript

  • Hands-on experience with React Native Framework

  • Should be able to work with native modules when required.

  • Knowledge of GraphQL w/Apollo Client.

Bonus Requirements

  • Startup experience at a high-growth company

  • Experience with other JavaScript frameworks like Ember, Knockout.JS & Angularjs

  • Python (Flask/Django)

  • Native iOS/Android experience. Can build native modules for iOS & Android

Location: Remote

Compensation: Full-time and benefits (top-quality healthcare benefits, generous parental leave, unlimited vacation policy, lunch, internet & cell phone expensed, highly competitive salary, equity)

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