iOS Engineer at Whatnot (W20)
Whatnot is the largest livestream shopping platform in the U.S.
San Francisco, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Scottsdale, AZ / New York, NY / Remote ()
Full-time
3+ years
About Whatnot

Whatnot is a community marketplace where you can safely buy, sell, go live and build a community with other like-minded people.

We got our start offering a buying and selling experience to collectors of Funko Pops and Pokemon cards. We became the leading marketplace for those communities and have found success launching into categories like sports cards, NFTs, and vintage fashion.

In July of 2022, we raised $260 million in a Series D funding round bringing our valuation to $3.7 billion, a 2.5x increase since our $1.5 billion valuation in September of 2021.

Our mission is to enable anyone to turn their passion into a business and bring people together through commerce. We enable anyone to connect, transact and build a business in one place -- Whatnot is bringing the in-person retail experience online.

About the role
Skills: Swift

About Whatnot

Whatnot is a Livestream shopping and community marketplace where you can geek out with collectors and other like-minded people. Whatnot is backed by some of the industry’s best venture capital investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Y Combinator. If enabling creators to make a living off their passion and building the future of e-commerce gets you excited, please apply!

The Role

We're looking for iOS engineers with a proven track record for building slick UI's that people love. Whatnot is growing very rapidly, so you must be able to deal with the pressure/growth that comes with a high-growth environment. You will be working in a high-growth startup, wearing multiple hats.

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

Responsibilities

  • Build intuitive user interfaces from the ground up.
  • Create modifiable, maintainable, and well-tested code.
  • Investigate and solve issues with bugs and data inconsistencies.
  • Improve the availability and performance of current systems.
  • Work with the engineering team to define implementation strategy, define overall requirements, and redefine a product, if needed.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience
  • 2+ years of experience writing iOS apps
  • Expert in Swift and SwiftUI (or UIKit)
  • You are known for ship lightning fast, making good trade-off decisions
  • Excellent communication/writing skills
  • Self-starter. You will be able to hit the ground running with little direction

Bonus

  • Startup experience at a high-growth company
  • Integrating live video streaming within apps
  • Can also build Android apps
  • Backend development experience in languages such as Python, Elixir
  • GraphQL/Apollo experience

Compensation

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

Technology

Infrastructure: AWS, Kubernetes, Serverless

Databases: Postgres, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis

Backend: Python (Flask), Node, Elixir

Front-End React, GraphQL, Swift, Kotlin

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