Senior Fullstack Engineer
100% Remote (U.S. based only)
At StyleSeat, our mission is to help people look and feel their best. We are on the path to achieving this mission by being the go-to portal for consumers to discover, book, and pay for beauty and grooming services (hair stylists, colorists, nail artists, estheticians, barbers, etc). We are also the premier solution for all independent professionals in the industry to run and grow their business. We have powered over 120 million appointments booked and $10B in revenue for small businesses and are on the path to much more.
Our leaders are just as involved in the code as they are with mentoring their team to make StyleSeat the very best place to work. We have a strong value-based culture that serves our community, gives every individual ownership and is diverse. Being a Senior Fullstack Engineer - Python / Django / React means: daily releases, clear ownership, constant learning, data driven decision-making, great partnership with product, serving millions of customers everyday. At StyleSeat, we have shared ownership over problems and team members are encouraged to fill gaps and push initiatives to ensure we’re all driving toward success. Every single Engineer makes a huge impact on our Community and the Company’s growth.
About the Role:
The Senior Fullstack Engineer - Python / Django / React at StyleSeat is responsible for providing technical leadership to the engineering team and steering key decisions. You will build end-to-end features as well as modernize our application written in Python and ReactJS into a more forward thinking approach by using technologies such as Django, React Native, Serverless, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
You will also engage in system design, technology evaluation, prototyping, implementation of key components, DevOps, and training of team members as we move to a more modular, microservice-based architecture. You’ll be self-directed, a critical thinker and an excellent communicator. While not necessarily a backend or frontend specialist, you should be comfortable working across the entire stack and able to dive in to remove roadblocks wherever necessary.
What you’ll do:
* Write well defined, tested, and readable code
* Collaborate with product managers and designers to develop new features in Python and React
* Working with, upgrading and maintaining frameworks, including Django, Angular, and Celery
* Design and build core parts of the platform to deliver robust backend services
* Lead and assist efforts to migrate to a modular, microservices-based future
* Design and implement interfaces and infrastructure for a large-volume services and APIs
* Conduct code reviews and audits
* Help establish our technical philosophy and engineering culture
What you can bring to the table:
You love to learn so you don't need to know everything day one, but some relevant background will help you get going quickly:
* 7+ years of experience in a production environment
* Proven understanding of HTML5, CSS & SASS
* Excellent server-side Python development experience
* Excellent RDBMS and SQL experience
* Expertise to offer for complex challenges: system architecture, scaling tactics, tool choices, etc.
* Experience working at "web scale" providing and evolving always-available services to unbounded user communities including experience scaling software as part of a high-growth company
* Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Docker
* Strong familiarity with at least one modern web application framework (e.g. Django, Flask, Ruby on Rails (RoR), or similar)
* Understanding of common UI patterns, RESTful APIs, NoSQL, SCRUM/Agile Methodologies, and git
* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent experience
StyleSeat is a marketplace that powers over $1b/year in hair and grooming services ($70b TAM). Our mission is to economically empower our entrepreneurs, of which, 80% are Women, and 50% are Black and People of Color. We've powered over $7.2b in revenue for our SMBs, 150m appointments, we're in 16k cities and we power over $200m a year in gross receipts. We give hard working professionals across the country the freedom to run their businesses independently and practice what they love every day.
We are looking for individuals who can step up and be the CEO of their position, a real owner and self starter. Someone who puts the team first, but can also work independently and make decisions confidently. At StyleSeat, you will have a wide range and scope for your role, so you must be curious, data driven and dedicated to winning. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who cares deeply about supporting small business owners and helping people invest in themselves.
At StyleSeat, we have shared ownership over problems and team members are encouraged to fill gaps and push initiatives to ensure we’re all driving toward results and key objectives. Every single Engineer makes a huge impact on our Community and the Company’s growth. All engineers have code in production within their first week. That’s something we firmly believe in. And no matter what department you’re in, you will regularly work on projects that directly touch our community. We promote from within and take chances on our talent; it’s very much a part of our culture. Our CEO asks in every management meeting how we can be supporting and further investing in our team.
Here's what some of out tenured Engineers have to say:
“StyleSeat is a company that cares about its customers and its engineers, visible through its actions rather than just words. Decisions are made with the customer first, and the customer is the center of product discussions. Engineers are given wide latitude to affect decisions and are integral to the overall decision making process. We are a small, relatively flat, tight-knit company, so there are always opportunities to make an impact across a variety of departments.” - Scott Stahl, Sr. Software Engineer
"StyleSeat is a forward-thinking San Francisco business with more women in the C-suite than many other companies. The diversity of the organization is clear not only in its own leadership, but also in the make-up of the beauty professionals on the platform. I love working for a company that supports diverse small businesses like StyleSeat does, and I love working with so many people that have the same passion." - Mike Naughton, Sr. Software Engineer
"I've personally witnessed StyleSeat invest in the employees. I've seem those that joined before me, with me, and after me all grow into new roles and titles in a short time. There are lots of opportunities now, and as the company continues to grow, for career growth. The organization is full of of a very smart set of people that are helpful, and passionate. You can trust the people you interact with to get the job done and the company at large to make the right decisions for its people, product and community. The product is real, has real customers and real dollars flow through it. I find it reassuring that changes are based on data and a/b tested to gather more knowledge before impacting the customer base." - Jim Hribar, Manager of Engineering