Whatnot
Buy, Sell & Go Live
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Senior Software Engineer - Payments

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🚀 Whatnot

Whatnot (YC W20) is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Y Combinator. 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.

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 160+ employees and will exceed 300 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 perhaps the largest opportunity in the startup space today. Livestream shopping is a $170 billion GMV market in China and has grown 100% YoY. Retail is a $5 trillion market opportunity!

💻 The role

Payments at Whatnot makes the money flow, and orders happen. The team’s scope is large, encompassing pay, fraud & shipping. Engineers own these entire flows from experience, to vendor integrations, to inhouse infrastructure. Last year we moved >$150m through these pipelines and shipped millions of products to users and this year we’re aiming to 10x those numbers. 

A critical piece of technology we are building is Ledger - an auditable high-scale source of truth at the heart of our payments infrastructure. You will bring your creativity, technical expertise and curiosity and make an enormously impactful contribution - early - to one of the fastest growing marketplaces in history. The team in Ireland will own this from initial spec to delivery and operations. 

We're looking for experienced engineers. The most important skills you’ll need to have are making sound decisions and shipping high-quality products fast. 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.


👋 About You

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages (we primarily use Python, Elixir, JavaScript - knowledge of these in particular not required).
  • Excellent product instincts. You first think about users rather than the best technical solution.
  • You can mentor others, and prioritize building inclusive, supportive teams.
  • Project owner - you’ve strong ownership instincts and can own projects from inception to production, and beyond.
  • 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.
  • You’re open to doing work across the stack when required.
  • Ability to pick up on new technologies very quickly.
  • Proven track record of delivering features.  
  • Experience with payment systems, infrastructure or experiences. (nice to have)
  • Startup experience at a high-growth company. (nice to have)

🎁 Benefits

  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback.
  • Competitive base salary and stock options
  • Unlimited Vacation Policy and No Meeting Holidays
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance and Paid Parental Leave
  • Work From Home Support
  • Monthly allowance to spend within Whatnot app
 💛 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 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Frameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement

What are Whatnot Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees

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