Software Engineer, Back End

| San Francisco, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 140,000-190,000 Annually
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About Us:

Short Story is an award winning, technology-powered retailer dedicated to petite women 5'4" and under. Our mission is to create a seamless shopping experience for millions of petite women so they can dress with effortless confidence. As a fast-growing startup, we're revolutionizing retail with a data-driven learning system that leverages customer feedback to create exceptional, tailored products. We've been recognized by top publications like Forbes, Fortune and are backed by top institutional investors who share our vision of building the world's next great consumer brand.

At Short Story, we celebrate petiteness, boldness, and modern womanhood. Our culture combines an insatiable hunger for data, an unwavering commitment to creating superior products, and a hustle startup mentality. We have a strong sense of urgency. Since 2019, we've cultivated a team of dedicated problem solvers and fashion enthusiasts. We're excited for you to join us on this exhilarating journey.

At Short Story, you will be a part of a high-velocity engineering team that creates new user experiences, optimizes warehouse and logistics operations, and improves data insights to better serve our customers. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who enjoy tackling ambiguity and can solve complex problems end-to-end. 

The Role:

As an early Senior Backend Engineer, you will build internal and customer-facing services for processing customer orders and establish key design patterns/guidelines for all backend workloads.

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Must Haves

  • 5+ years of software development experience, 2+ Years of Python experience

  • Familiar with infrastructure, CI/CD practices

  • Familiar with the following technologies:

    • A Python web framework 

    • A testing framework (PyTest preferred)

    • A cloud provider (AWS preferred)

    • Containerized workloads (Kubernetes preferred)

    • Relational database (Postgres preferred) and SQL 

  • Focus on communication and documentation

  • Familiar with common API and backend testing patterns

Nice to Haves

  • Worked in a fully remote environment with colleagues from around the world

  • Test suite/pattern creation and automation experience 

  • Managed an engineering team of 3+ people

  • Experience with queue / event-driven systems

  • Worked in sprint-based environments with an OKR framework

Benefits and compensation:

  • 4 weeks of vacation (20 days)

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits

  • Fully remote work; SF and Toronto offices available

  • Employee discount

More Information on Short Story
Short Story operates in the eCommerce industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Short Story was founded in 2019. It has 94 total employees. To see all 5 open jobs at Short Story, click here.
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