Senior Full-Stack Engineer, NFTs at Whatnot (W20)
Livestream shopping platform and marketplace.
Los Angeles / Remote ()
Full-time
6+ 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: JavaScript, Ethereum, Solidity, Blockchain, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

🚀 Whatnot

Whatnot (YC W20) is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We’re one of YC’s top companies and one of the fastest growing marketplaces ever. We’re laser focused on creating an exceptional software company, team, and place to work. You can read our principles here.

Our mission: enable anyone to turn their passion into a business and bring people together through commerce. We’re building the future of ecommerce; an interactive community where creators can make a living off their passion.

Did we mention we’re high growth? In January 2021, Whatnot had 10 ambitious employees. Today, the Whatnot team is 300+ employees and will exceed 350 by year end. We’re hiring forward thinking problem solvers across all functional areas. We recruit thoughtfully, can adapt quickly, and are scaling fully remotely.

📈 Opportunity Size

The e-commerce experience has been static for 20+ years and is one of the largest opportunities for disruption in the startup space today. Livestream shopping is a $170B GMV market in China and has grown 100% YoY. Retail is a $5T market opportunity!

💻 Role

NFTs, are provably unique, ownable assets which can be collected, created, dropped, and interacted with interoperably. Whatnot is capitalizing on a unique opportunity to introduce billions of individuals by providing a new space to discover, connect with, and share your passion.

  • Optimize for the best engineering trade-offs between web2 and web3 for new users
  • Build multi-chain infrastructure to collect cross-chain
  • Consume existing on-chain data to allow sellers to run an entertaining show 
  • Offer a trusted, fun, and easy NFT experience for collectors.

👋 You

Curious about who thrives at Whatnot? We’ve found that low ego, a growth mindset, and leaning into action and high impact goes a long way here.

As our next Senior Fullstack engineer you should have:

  • Strong web2 + consumer product experience (3+ years)
  • Experience with JS/python/postgresql
  • Preferred: Experience w/ Flow and Wax/EOS blockchain

🎁 Benefits

  • Competitive base salary and stock options
  • Unlimited Vacation Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short term disability & Long term Disability - Whatnot covers 99% of employee premium costs, and 75% of dependent care premiums for Medical - Dental and Vision sponsored 100% by Whatnot for employees and dependents
  • Work From Home Support - Laptop provided by Whatnot and home office setup allowance - $450 work-from-anywhere quarterly allowance for cell phone, internet, or co-working space
  • Up to $500 monthly to spend within Whatnot App
  • Care benefits - $1,350 quarterly allowance on food - $1,500 quarterly allowance for wellness - 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave and gradual return to work - $20,000 for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts provided by Betterment Employer matching contributions of 100% of up to 4% of contributions on base salary

💛 EOE

Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.

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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