Sr. Backend Engineer - Operations - Society6 at Leaf Group

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Santa Monica, California

Job Description:

Society6 is an online marketplace of unique wall art, home decor and lifestyle goods featuring designs by independent artists. With artwork from over 400,000 creators and the knowledge that every purchase pays an artist, Society6 allows you to empower creativity around the world and in your everyday life.

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our Operations Team. The Society6 operations team builds and maintains the tools needed for vendor and order management, international shipping logistics, packaging, tracking, and shipping carrier integrations. We're looking for the next generation of tech leaders who understand that simplicity and reliability are aspects of a system to be carefully calculated with every decision made.

A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for a Senior Back End Engineer grows with us. Remote will be considered for this role.

Our platform is built primarily using PHP, Python, NodeJS, React-Redux, MySQL and CouchBase and is hosted on Amazon Web Services. Expertise in these areas is a huge plus, but familiarity with other common web languages (such as Ruby, Go, or Java), other cloud hosting providers (ie. GCP, Microsoft Azure), and other relational databases are fine substitutes.

Leaf Group is a house of brands, creating and cultivating digital-first companies in growing lifestyle categories: Fitness & Wellness (Well+Good,; Home & Decor (Hunker, Society6, Deny Designs), and Art & Design (Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair). Additionally, we have performance focused brands in key categories such as Travel, Pets, and DIY (OnlyInYourState, Cuteness, eHow). Our media and marketplace brands are authentic and authoritative, reaching a large and growing passionate audience.

We work in a fun, collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. We look for proactive, accountable people focused on continuous learning and growth to push themselves and our businesses forward. Check us out here.

What your typical day looks like:

  • You will work with a team of high level dedicated engineers and product managers in the creation of our ecommerce platform, integral tools for the vendor operations team, order management improvements, vendor network management, shipping carrier integrations, cart and checkout

  • You'll collaborate with team members to conceptualize and build well-crafted scalable solutions that will meet the demands of our high volume of daily traffic and daily transactions

  • You'll constructively provide feedback and insights to your peers through code reviews and other discussions

  • You'll produce high-quality results by leading or contributing heavily to large cross-functional projects that have a significant impact on the business.

  • You'll improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

What you have:

  • You have been building web applications professionally for 4+ years.

  • You have built or maintained integrations with shipping carriers or APIs such as EasyPost / Shippo

  • You are comfortable with designing data models that are flexible and scalable

  • Familiarity with TaxJar or similar service preferred

  • You are comfortable communicating with vendors in order to solve logistical problems in real time

  • Experience with payment processor APIs from Stripe, PayPal, or Braintree a plus

  • You have experience with open source frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony, Ruby on Rails, Django, or Express

  • Extensive experience with imperative programming languages -- e.g., PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, C, C# Java.

  • Worked with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure

  • Experience with the ELK Stack, MySQL and CouchBase is a huge plus

  • Strong understanding of OOP principles and design patterns

  • Experience with building large/performant search indexes, and with scalable job queues

  • You write testable, maintainable, and understandable code

  • You have a passion for knowledge, continued learning, and sharing it with others.

  • You are a strong and constructive communicator. You can explain complex topics to peers, the product team, and other non-technical team members. You are open to giving and receiving critical and constructive feedback.

You'll be successful here if you want to be involved in every step of the development process, if you're seeking an environment where you can have ownership, problem solve with other talented engineers, continue to learn, and advance your career.

What We Have:

  • Leaf Group is Built In LA's 2019 Best Companies to Work for in Los Angeles

  • Leaf Group is Comparably's 2018 Best Company Los Angeles Award and 2017 Best Company for Diversity Award

  • Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company's Most Innovative Company Award

  • MyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design

  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K)

  • Cool office environment and culture

  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards

  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time

  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs

Leaf Group is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that reflects our customers and the world we live in. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply for our roles. Leaf Group is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Agency Disclosure:
If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.