Lead Software Engineer - Expert Use Systems (Styling/Merchandising)

MultiThreaded Engineering, UX and Design at Stitch Fix
About Engineering
Our team is made up of people from varied backgrounds, including engineers who built and scaled organizations like Google, Netflix, eBay, GitHub, and LivingSocial. We build modern software with modern techniques like TDD, continuous delivery, DevOps, and service-oriented architecture. Cross-functional partnerships are deeply meaningful to us and are how we've built up immense trust with the people running the business. We focus on high-value products that solve clearly identified problems but are designed in a sustainable way so that value continues to deliver in the long term. In fact, some of our proudest moments come from solving business problems without writing a line of code.
About the Role
You will deliver products and solutions?not just features?by developing an understanding of how Stitch Fix works. We trust you to focus your time and efforts where they are needed most. Your commitment to applying technology to business challenges in clean & innovative ways will make you a trusted advisor to your partners and their teams. You will own projects and influence our team's direction.
You won't do this alone. Your team will collaborate with business partners to define product requirements, plans, and deliverables. You will work with team members to take advantage of learning and growth opportunities in tech and product through real day-to-day work. You will impact the business in tangible, visible ways and you will always have a seat at the table.
We are looking for Engineers for our Styling and for our Merchandising teams. We cannot succeed without creative engineers. Your cross-functional team will propose and build...
(Styling): Platforms for a large remote workforce of stylists who need to be able to work with a great variety of clients and products, and for their managers. You will also work closely with our data science teams to create tools that support and enhance the decisions of the stylists.
(Merchandising): Solutions for assortment management, vendor communication, product development, and product data integrity all for an expanding set of products. You will also work closely with our data science teams to create tools that support and enhance the decisions of our buys and planners.
About the Technology
Technologies we rely on to pursue solutions to business problems include:
Ruby and Rails
Even if you already have experience with these tools, you'll have the chance to get even better with them. And if you don't already use these tools, we will help you learn and become effective with them.
You're excited about this opportunity because...
We work collaboratively as a distributed team?we are a primarily remote team and we use GitHub, Slack, and video conferencing extensively to collaborate.
You will have the opportunity to participate in creating prototypes and exploring alternative designs?we value pull requests, one-pagers, and screencasts to develop rapid prototypes that demonstrate new features.
Our workflow depends on testing and CI?we're working with the usual Ruby gems like Rspec, Capybara and others for unit and feature tests and use CircleCI to bring it all together.
We have a distributed, service-oriented architecture?we're using tools like RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch, and headless HTTP services to scale our team and software.
We use these tools and techniques help us get the job done and we're excited to share our expertise with new members of the team. You will have the opportunity to help us continue to adopt effective practices and technologies and explore their full potential.
We are excited about you because...
You are enthusiastic about technology. You will collaborate to build solutions using the appropriate tools and contribute to design and architecture across multiple systems. You want to build on your experience and help us to adopt new technologies. You'll learn from us, and we'll learn from you. You care deeply about the experience you are delivering.
You have a product-focused mindset. Our team works together to deliver projects that use technology to solve real business problems. Your team members and business partners will seek out your opinion on how the product you're building should work. You aren't afraid to dig deep and ask the tough questions of our customers, company, and executive team.
You are interested in developing your leadership qualities. You should believe in what you're doing and inspire others around you to be their best selves? Do you feel ownership for the projects you are working on?
You have deep respect for your craft. We are dedicated to building software sustainably, using modern techniques. You're always looking for more and better ways to write software, and enthusiastic about sharing them with your team.
You are respectful, empathetic, and humble. We want you to take your work seriously and be open to personal and professional growth. Successful engineers show everyone respect and consideration.
You'll love working at Stitch Fix because we...
Are a successful, vibrant, fast-growing company
Are a technologically and data-driven business.
Are at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining shopping for the next generation.
Are passionate about our clients and live/breathe the client experience.
Get to be creative every day.
Have a smart, experienced, and diverse leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas.
Believe in autonomy & taking initiative.
Have sunny offices in downtown San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX and Pittsburgh, PA, or your home :)
Full support for remote work?and you get to visit our SF office every few months to connect with your peers and partners.
Offer transparent, equitable, and competitive compensation based on your level to help eliminate bias in salaries, as well as equity and comprehensive health benefits.
Are serious about our commitment to life-work balance, and have generous parental leave policies.
About Stitch FixStitch Fix is an online personal style service for men and women combining art and science to disrupt and redefine the retail industry. We're the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a refined and deeply personalized shopping experience. We leverage vast amounts of client data to make decisions throughout the company. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business. We believe we are only scratching the surface of our opportunity; and we're looking for incredible people to contribute! We'd love for you to help us carry on the trend.

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