19 Jul 2018

Full-Time Senior Software 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, stylist tools, elastic search, and payment and order processing.  Our “secret sauce” is a deep data system to support client-stylist match and machine-learning driven recommendations on clothing and looks. Our tech-stack is mainly composed of Python/Django, Redis, Docker, Celery and is hosted on AWS. We’re looking for someone excited to join a small, early-stage team where he/she can be a critical part of designing and building out this critical infrastructure.

What You’ll Do

  • Own and innovate features across our entire technology infrastructure
  • 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, efficiency, and reliability
  • Measure and optimize performance of production systems
  • Write unit tests, and document your work
  • You’ll be in a key position in the early stage of our data science and machine learning initiative.
  • Iterate and ship quickly
  • Teach and learn inside and outside of engineering


What We’d Like to See in You

  • 5+ years development experience, with strong Python/Django
  • 5+ years development experience with MySQL
  • Experience with building service-oriented architecture
  • Good understanding of Linux, algorithms, data structures, network protocols and web services
  • Familiar with Docker
  • Experience with concurrency
  • Experience with a range of modern data stores (Redis, ElasticSearch)
  • 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…

  • Experience with some devops work will be awesome! We are using Jenkins, CircleCI and we are fully on AWS.
  • Experience with Front-end development with be greatly appreciated. Though you may choose to only work on back-end.
  • 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

We are excited to talk with you!

Job Categories: Engineering and Featured. Job Types: Full-Time.

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