19 Jul 2018

Full-Time Senior Front-End Engineer

AllumeMenlo Park, California, United States

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Job Description

Who We Are

Allume is an online styling service for busy professional women. We combine human connection and data science to provide a WOW experience that clients can’t get other places. Our team is passionate about making clients happy, supporting each other, and building an iconic brand. We are backed by True Ventures and GGV Capital and based in Menlo Park, CA. We are growing fast and looking for amazing folks to join us!

What We’re Looking For

We are working on tons of exciting projects spanning client interfaces (mobile and web), stylist tools, ElasticSearch, payment and order processing, and a data system to support client-stylist match and machine-learning driven recommendations on clothing and looks. Our Front-end code is primarily built with jQuery and deployed on NGINX. Our overall tech-stack is mainly composed of Python/Django, Redis, Docker, Celery and is hosted on AWS. We are seeking an amazing front-end developer who is excited to join a small, early-stage team where he/she can be a critical part of designing and building our client and stylist facing products. In addition to being a great engineer, we want someone who loves creating products that delight users!

What You’ll Do

  • Own, innovate and build great customer experiences across our client and stylist facing interfaces (website, mobile, texting, email, etc.)
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and business teams to understand needs, propose solutions, and deliver final projects.
  • Improve our infrastructure services/components to achieve greater scalability, performance
  • Measure and optimize performance of pages 
  • Write unit/integration tests, and document your work
  • You’ll be in a key position in the early stage of our data science and machine learning initiative.
  • Exercise your passion to craft experiences that delight users.
  • Iterate and ship quickly
  • Teach and learn inside and outside of engineering
  • Opportunities to delve into back-end and data science if that excites you.


What We’d Like to See in You

  • 5+ years development experience, with advanced level knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5
  • Excellent knowledge of jQuery, SASS, Twitter Bootstrap
  • Great feel for UI/UX experience.
  • Awareness of cross-browser and cross-device compatibility issues and client-side performance considerations
  • Experience using web build tools, such as Gulp
  • Experience with unit/integration testing.
  • Great understanding of performance trade-offs
  • Write efficient, secure, scalable code that is highly reusable, maintainable, and self-documenting
  • Deep interest in learning both the theoretical and practical aspects of working with and deriving insights from data. 
  • Self-driven, independent personality with amazing ability to get stuff done.
  • Comfortable transforming loose requirements into deliverable solutions. 
  • Love solving problems in creative and new ways.
  • Comfortable working fast and adapting to changing needs.
  • Strong desire to build products that make users happy.
  • Great team player with excellent communication skills.
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent. 

And for Bonus Points..

  • Knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as as Gimp, Pixelmator, or Photoshop is a plus
  • Experience developing python/Django applications will be awesome!
  • Great visual aesthetic.
  • Mobile experience (iOS or Android) would be cool. We’ll be creating applications for clients and stylist.


Why Join Us

  • We believe that tech will reinvent fashion. The human desire for clothes that make you feel great has always been there. Now, we can use tools and data to give clients deeply personalized service.
  • We believe that we are building a really big company. The $350BN US fashion industry is ripe for disruption. And, we believe that a new way to shop will take a huge part of that spend. We backed this up by being generous with equity. We want our success to be your success.
  • We are passionate about making our customers happy (both clients and stylists).
  • We are committed to each team member’s personal growth. We will give you hard, interesting projects that stretch you. We encourage autonomy and accountability. Your contributions make a big difference.
  • We are committed to everyone’s voice being heard regardless of function or level. We are committed to transparency of information and feedback.
  • We are committed to enjoying the folks we work with. We are a deeply passionate and committed team. We are genuinely happy to be at work each day.
  • We believe in diversity. We celebrate each other’s individuality and unique skill sets. 
  • Learn about cold shoulder, statement pieces, and ombre.
  • Be exposed to strange analogies.

How to Apply

  1. Please take our basic screening quiz at: https://interview.allume.co/
  2. Send your resume to careers-engineering@allume.co
We are excited to talk with you!

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