Software Engineer, New Verticals



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

🚀 Whatnot

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, whether working remotely or from one of our offices. We are building a team that has experience from top tech, retail and payments platforms in the world.

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.

And, we’re growing. Whatnot has been the fastest growing marketplace in the US over the past two years and we’re hiring forward-thinking problem solvers across all functional areas.

📈 Opportunity Size

Retail disruption is one of the largest opportunities in the startup space today. Livestream shopping is taking off around the world – a $300B GMV market in China that’s grown 100% YoY. Whatnot is bringing it to the world through a community-first approach, starting in the U.S. where retail is a $5T market opportunity!

💻 Role

  • Help us launch a world-class live shopping platform into new categories, such as clothing, sports cards, & other new verticals by contributing to the development of both category-specific and platform-wide features and infrastructure.
  • Deliver useful, fun, trusted, and seamless user experiences to help people find what they’re looking for, enjoy their time on Whatnot, and share with their friends.
  • Help recruit and grow successful sellers to Whatnot, by working closely with our marketing & operations teams to identify seller needs, pain points, and opportunities, and designing and implementing effective solutions.

👋 You

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 Full Stack Engineer you should have 3+ years of development experience, ideally in a fast-paced or high-growth technology company, plus:

  • Have a proven track record of building and launching high-quality software products that reach end-users, with an eye for design, and empathy for user needs.
  • Possess strong technical expertise within a domain such as web development, app development, machine learning, or backend development.
  • Demonstrate a desire and ability to quickly learn in new environments, new languages, or new domains, and adapt to changing requirements and constraints.
  • Have experience scaling products from 1K to 1M users, and have a deep understanding of the technical and operational challenges associated with high-traffic and high-scale systems.
  • Have experience working within e-Commerce, live video, or development of other real-time experiences, and are familiar with the unique requirements and opportunities of these domains.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent work experience.

🎁 Benefits

  • Competitive base salary and stock options
  • Unlimited Vacation Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short term disability & Long term Disability
    • Whatnot covers 99% of employee premium costs, and 75% of dependent care premiums for Medical
    • Dental and Vision sponsored 100% by Whatnot for employees and dependents
  • Work From Home Support
    • Laptop provided by Whatnot and home office setup allowance
    • $450 work-from-anywhere quarterly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits
    • $1,350 quarterly allowance on food
    • $1,500 quarterly allowance for wellness
    • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave and gradual return to work
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Professional Development
    • $2,000 annual benefit to invest in your professional development
  • 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts provided by Betterment
    • Employer matching contributions of 100% of up to 4% of contributions on base salary


Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.