Staff Software Engineer at GlossGenius

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Who We Are

GlossGenius is one of the quickest growing solutions powering business owners across the US with elegant, vibrant, and intuitive software. GlossGenius’s complete “business-in-a-box” platform was designed to empower professionals to focus on being creators, not admins. GlossGenius is creating a generational brand that’s empowering offline service providers to be successful entrepreneurs.

Tens of thousands of small business owners have chosen to rely on GlossGenius every day to run their entire set of business operations. With its powerful, intuitive platform, GlossGenius is already reaching millions of end clients and facilitating hundreds of millions of booking GMV on its platform for business owners. 

GlossGenius is backed by a top tier venture investment firm, Bessemer Venture Partners, in addition to a number of other well-known strategic operators and investors.

Check out some content featuring our product and customers here:

  • GlossGenius- New Card Reader
  • Celebrating GlossGenius Business Owners
  • Beauty Industry Update Virtual Salon Summit
Here are some highlights that we’re proud of:
  • With no sales team, our customer base has grown almost exclusively through a robust word-of-mouth channel, which speaks to the strength and design of the product.
  • Customers are obsessed with our design-centric products
  • Scaled to facilitate hundreds of millions $ in appointments and platform activity.
  • Closed deals with the nation’s largest salon partners, validating GlossGenius as an industry-leading choice.
  • Named “Best of the Best Salon Software” by leading industry publication Beauty LaunchPad.
  • Helped small business around the US navigate COVID and build even more resilient businesses

We are a team of over 90 brilliant, ambitious, super smart and talented professionals obsessed with helping our customers grow and thrive with their businesses. While our headquarters is in New York City, we have teams working across the world in a number of countries.

We're currently looking to grow our engineering team significantly and are looking to fill more than 30 new engineering positions at the company.

About the Role

In this role, you will be one of the Staff engineers technically leading one of our "product squads" where you will be responsible for delivering a number of large-scale product initiatives and will be building and owning key features, infrastructure and data that powers our platform. You will have high impact at a relatively small company for our user base. You can expect to:

  • Advise GlossGenius’s leadership team on key technical considerations related to the future of our technology stack and product roadmap
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment developing and executing against immediate and long term roadmaps and making effective tradeoffs considering business priorities, but always with our customers' businesses in mind
  • Build systems that manage customers’ sensitive data and hold GlossGenius to the highest standards for security and compliance
  • Teach and mentor ICs and managers to become the next generation of leaders at GlossGenius
  • See the big picture to design fault tolerant systems so the team can build and move quickly, without ever showing a negative impact to customers
Your Experience
  • You have a strong technical background, including 8+ years of experience with software engineering and designing large scale systems.
  • You have served as the technical lead for large complex projects that span multiple teams and functions.
  • You have developed / been responsible for the technical roadmap for large business areas.
  • Experience working for a leading payments company is a huge plus - you bring expertise in complex payments platforms
  • Innate curiosity and a desire to be responsible for all aspects of reliably moving customers' earnings in a small, highly focused team
  • Understanding and curiosity in creating highly available, scalable, low-latency systems
  • Track record of pursuing self directed side projects, research, or open source projects
  • Full-stack experience a plus, but not required!

At GlossGenius, we celebrate our differences and are committed to creating a workplace where all employees feel supported and empowered to do their best work. We believe this benefits not only our employees but our product, customers, and community as well. GlossGenius is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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An Insider's view of GlossGenius

How does your team reward individual success?

We are very team-oriented but love calling out individual wins! Positive feedback from customers is always shared with the whole company, and leaderboards foster healthy competition and bragging rights for team members leading metrics each week. Employees get company-wide recognition in weekly newsletters and quarterly All Hands sessions!

Sabrina

Head of Customer Experience

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We're building a platform that will power the future of small businesses. We focus on building well-architected apps and services to form a platform that scales horizontally and vertically - supporting the increasing ways we help our customers and the growing number of businesses using GlossGenius. Reliability is key!

Karim

CTO

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team thrives on uplifting energy from curiosity, tenacity, and the drive to enable others. There is a contagious "make it happen" energy that empowers everyone on the team to be a builder, and everyone who leans into this grows rapidly. We’re glued together by our appreciation for each other and for our customers who make our work worthwhile!

Madelynn

Operations Associate

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for GlossGenius is to be the gateway for entrepreneurship, enabling small business owners to focus on helping their guests and achieving their dreams. As the platform of choice that tens of thousands of small businesses already rely on every single day, we're excited about the impact we can have on the world around us

Danielle

CEO

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate in every way! Everything you do here will have a high impact for both our customers and the company, so you will always be collaborating with people from other teams. We have a group of diverse backgrounds here, so I'm always gaining a new perspective or learning something new!

Ernest

Head of Business Operations

What are GlossGenius Perks + Benefits

GlossGenius Benefits Overview

We offer a competitive salary and equity package with comprehensive medical and dental insurance, and an unlimited vacation and time off policy - our team works hard, and we value their health, wellness, and time off to unwind and explore!

In addition to company and team events, we offer Lunch & Learns and cross-functional trainings. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities - learning is core to what we do at GlossGenius.

Our employees also love + wear our unlimited (incredibly cool) GlossGenius team swag.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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