Software Engineer, Fulfillment


Kansas City, MO, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 747 Front Street 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94111

About Minted

Minted is a lifestyle brand and design marketplace connecting you with the world’s best artists to create something one of a kind. Minted crowdsources graphic design and artwork from a global community of independent artists and sells these as products addressing the $10 billion stationery market, $48 billion art market, and $100 billion home decor market.

Job Description

About This Role:
Come join the Fulfillment engineering team at Minted. Minted produces a wide variety of made-to-order cards and custom paper products along with a growing assortment of personalized gifts, so fulfillment goes far beyond the typical tracking of inventory and shipments - we make actual things! In this dynamic, agile environment, you'll have the opportunity to create or improve various aspects of designing, communicating, and fabricating tangible objects. You will tackle engineering challenges both in-house and in collaboration with our expanding network of custom manufacturing partners. We’re looking for software developers who write clean code to make software that creates beautiful, real-world things for real people.
Please note, our Kansas City, MO office is currently closed and our employees are working remotely until it is deemed safe to re-open the office. We are looking for candidates in the Kansas City area who want to work from this location in the long-term.

You Will:

    • Build and maintain backend architecture for our high-traffic e-commerce platform that is scalable, extensible, and efficient in usage of system resources (memory, disk, I/O, etc)
    • Design and develop intuitive and responsive web-based tools for customer operations
    • Collaborate with a world-class product development, operations, production, and marketing teams to deliver projects with measurable business results
    • Ensure a high quality codebase with design and code review as well as automated test coverage
    • Advance your technical knowledge and skill set with talks, training sessions, and 1:1 mentorship of junior engineers

You Are:

    • Able to juggle competing priorities in a fast-moving dynamic environment
    • Enthusiastic about doing the right thing for ensuring customer satisfaction
    • Systematic and meticulous while addressing issues in a scalable way
    • Committed to continuous improvements and eliminating engineering toil

You Have:

    • 1-2 years professional experience as a software developer 
    • Technical design skills with an emphasis on distributed and/or cloud-based design and scaling
    • Experience working on, and an understanding of, client-server-architecture
    • Strong programming skills preferably in Python, PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS
    • Experience with SQL, database modeling, and ORMs
    • Experience dealing with resource contention and scalability issues in multi-threaded web applications

Bonus Points For:

    • Experience programmatically manipulating photos, PDFs, or other graphics formats
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, agile e-commerce environment
    • Experience with scripting, managing and deploying Amazon AWS services such as EC2, ELB and ASG
    • Experience with Apache Kafka, Beam pipelines, or other distributed streaming platforms
    • Experience with ReactJS or other frontend frameworks and libraries
The Company
Minted is a design marketplace, sourcing creative content from independent artists around the globe and selling the best designs to the world in the form of art, home decor, and stationery. Founded in 2007 by Mariam Naficy on the principles of transparency and putting design first, we are early pioneers of crowdsourcing having launched our first design challenge in April 2008 and have held monthly art and design challenges ever since. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to learn more. Our corporate headquarters is located near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, with additional offices in Oakland and Kansas City and we're backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, Primera (angel investors include Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp). We're a team of smart, ambitious, creative, and passionate people who come from all walks of life. Might you be one of us?
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program. Minted's Job Applicant Privacy Policy.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.