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Software Engineer
about 2 months ago | 230 views | 2 applications

Software Engineer


About the company

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We’re building the future of ecommerce, bringing together community, shopping and entertainment. We are committed to our values, and as a remote-first team, we operate out of hubs within the US, Canada, UK, and Germany today. We’re innovating in the fast-paced world of live auctions in categories including sports, fashion, video games, and streetwear. The platform couples rigorous seller vetting with a focus on community to create a welcoming space for buyers and sellers to share their passions with others.

Job Summary


📍Ads is a growing engineering team at Whatnot that is dedicated to building systems & features to help Sellers grow their business. As a software engineer on the Ads team, the most important qualities you'll need are making sound product decisions, navigating new domains seamlessly, taking extreme ownership, and shipping high-quality products fast. We always prioritize the highest impact features and ship them quickly. The software team has a lot of individual responsibility and many more freedoms, so we need to hire people we can trust. 📍Your ability to put customers first, make good trade-offs and deliver impact is essential to us.

In this role, you will: 📍Build ads products by working across the full ads stack including bidding & targeting, ranking/auction, serving, campaign management, and seller tooling 📍Build highly scalable Ads system that handles all aspects of running an online advertising system and helps sellers differentiate themselves on Whatnot 📍Understand our buyer and seller experiences and become an expert in helping them effectively scale their business through ads & monetization products


📍Curious about who thrives at Whatnot? We’ve found that low ego, a growth mindset, and leaning into action and high impact goes a long way here. 📍As our next Senior Software Engineer you should have 5+ years of software engineering experience, ideally with some industry experience in one of the following areas: ads infra, ads delivery or systems, news/home feed ranking systems infra, recommendation/ranking systems, search engines and/or search infra. You also: 📍Are capable of building scalable systems (we primarily use Python, Elixir, JavaScript) 📍Have product instincts. You first think about users rather than the best technical solution 📍Have built systems that scale at a high growth company before, and can do it again with minimal guidance 📍Can ship products and features lightning-fast without sacrificing quality 📍Are an excellent problem solver and don’t need to be told exactly what to do 📍Are comfortable working across the stack (backend and frontend) 📍Have the ability to pick up on new technologies very quickly 📍Have a proven track record of delivering features

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