Software Engineer at Whatnot (W20)
Livestream shopping platform and marketplace.
Remote
Full-time
About Whatnot

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace where you can buy, sell, go live and geek out with collectors and other like-minded people.

We're focused on product categories that people are passionate about like Sports Cards, Pokemon Cards, NFTs, Sneakers and more.

Whatnot is the fastest growing marketplace ever in the United States and has raised $225M from YC, A16Z, Capital G and others.

About the role

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 reach out!

Ideal Candidate

We're looking for capable generalist engineers. The most important 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 good trade-offs and exercise good judgment is essential to us.  

Requirements

  • 5 years of software engineering experience.
  • Knowledge of at least 3 languages (we primarily use Python, Elixir, JavaScript, and are open to others).
  • Excellent product instincts. You first think about users rather than the best technical solution.
  • You are known for shipping products and features lightning-fast.
  • You’re an excellent problem solver and don’t need to be told exactly what to do.
  • Comfortable working across the stack (backend and frontend).
  • Ability to pick up on new technologies very quickly.
  • Proven track record of delivering features.  

Bonus Requirements

  • Product Management experience.
  • AWS/DevOps.
  • Startup experience at a high-growth company.

Compensation:  Full-time and benefits (top-quality healthcare benefits, generous parental leave, flexible vacation policy, highly competitive compensation, equity).

NOTE: If you are a recruiter or work for a recruiting agency please do not contact us about this job. We will ignore you and it will be a waste of your time. Thank you for your understanding.

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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