The Third Place (W21)
Subscriptions for neighborhood businesses

Senior Software Engineer

$140 - $200

San Francisco / Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About The Third Place

Your favorite coffee shop, restaurant, or store holds a special place in your life. The Third Place brings that neighborhood of important places together on a platform that’s built to support the strengths of small businesses and the communities they serve.

Think of The Third Place as a secret weapon in the corner of neighborhood businesses, giving them the tools, the insights, and the e-commerce capabilities they need to build lasting relationships with their customers and grow to sustainable subscription programs.

Our team includes ex-founders, Product and Engineering leaders from LinkedIn and Khan Academy, and artists who have exhibited internationally. We are supported by investors including Goodwater Capital, Tribe Capital, Jeff Weiner (Chairman of LinkedIn), Terrence Rohan (early investor in Patreon, Robinhood), Peter Deng (Airtable), Dylan Field (Figma), Soleio (Combine), Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad), Ben Narasin (NEA), Siqi Chen (Runway, Sandbox VR), Y Combinator, and others.

About the role

Skills: JavaScript, Software Architecture

About The Third Place

Your favorite coffee shop, restaurant, or store holds a special place in your life. The Third Place brings that neighborhood of important places together on a platform that’s built to support the strengths of small businesses and the communities they serve.

Think of The Third Place as a secret weapon in the corner of neighborhood businesses, giving them the tools, the insights, and the e-commerce capabilities they need to build lasting relationships with their customers and grow to sustainable subscription programs.

Our team includes ex-founders, Product and Engineering leaders from LinkedIn and Khan Academy, and artists who have exhibited internationally. We are supported by investors including Goodwater Capital, Tribe Capital, Jeff Weiner (Chairman of LinkedIn), Terrence Rohan (early investor in Patreon, Robinhood), Peter Deng (Airtable), Dylan Field (Figma), Soleio (Combine), Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad), Ben Narasin (NEA), Siqi Chen (Runway, Sandbox VR), Y Combinator, and others.

About the Role

You will be one of the earliest engineers hired at The Third Place, giving you the chance to both build critical internal infrastructure as well as create incredible customer experiences. You’ll be collaborating closely with the founders to prototype new product features as well as architect and grow The Third Place’s technology.

You’ll be the expert of the tech stack, and help set the foundations of our engineering culture through your actions in your role, and your mentorship towards others.

At our core, we seek engineers who love the craft that goes into product and engineering. We’re looking for fundamentals, a track record of launching high-quality, time-tested products and an unwavering commitment to a high-level of quality.

The Details We Love To See

  • Details and polish matter to you. You enjoy tweaking a layout, an animation, a sentence or an interaction until it feels just right.
  • You are comfortable working with medium-fidelity designs, and can use your best judgment to fill in the blanks.
  • You enjoy holding complexity in your head, and navigating to solutions involving many moving pieces.
  • You value an iterative process to continuously improve code and product, and try to combat ego or past effort as reasons to hold on to things for too long.
  • You like unit tests and want to see more of them.
  • You have experience building highly-trafficked, consumer-facing applications.

Nice-to-haves

  • You have worked with GraphQL before, e.g. designed a GraphQL schema.
  • You have experience in one of or both native Android and iOS development.
  • You have experience in one or more of: optimization and combinatorics, architecting content-management systems, or real-time messaging.

Technology

We use Python on the backend and React and React Native for our frontend and mobile apps, respectively.

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