Software Engineer, Customer Experience Engineering

Whatnot

Whatnot

Software Engineering, Customer Service
New York, NY, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Denver, CO, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA · Denver, CO, USA · Arizona, USA · Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 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!

💻 Team

At Whatnot, our first principle is: "Always listen to customers." Ensuring a seamless, fair customer experience, especially after a purchase for the buyer or a sale for the seller, is pivotal. It fosters trust and satisfaction between the communities of buyers, sellers, and Whatnot itself.

Our new Customer Support Engineering team is one of the most customer-impacting, cross-functionally collaborating teams in the company - owning tactical and strategic engineering efforts to make every customer happy, safe and trusting in Whatnot.

💻 Role

As an early member of this new product engineering team, you’ll be working with teams across the business. Armed with deep customer insights, you will define and develop effective, world-class customer support experiences, features and technology which drive top-line customer satisfaction metrics for the company. You’ll be challenged as a Software engineer - making contributions across multiple software projects, our apps, data systems and more. You’ll figure out how to make things work on a near–daily basis.


👋 About 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 a founding member of this new team, you should have 5+ years of backend or generalist software development experience in high growth startups, plus:

  • You can write code, ideally across the stack - (we primarily use Python, Elixir, React, JavaScript, Swift on iOS, Kotlin on Android - these aren’t pre-requisite skills, but we think you’ll pick a few of them up).
  • Excellent product instincts. You first think about users rather than the best technical solution.
  • You’re an excellent problem solver, and can ship features fast.
  • You’re open to doing work at any part of the stack, even in projects and languages you’re not familiar with.
  • Ability to pick up on new technologies very quickly.
  • An interest or experience in Machine Learning solution development.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent work experience.

🎁 Benefits

  • Competitive base salary and stock options
  • Flexible Paid Time Off and Company-wide Holidays (including a Spring and Winter break)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision (Supplementary Private Health)
  • Pension Plan
  • Food, Wellness, Home Office, and Dependent Care Allowance *equivalent to local currency
    • $1,350 quarterly allowance on food
    • $1,500 quarterly allowance for wellness
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
    • Laptop provided by Whatnot and home office setup allowance
    • $450 quarterly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Professional Development
    • $2,000 annual allowance to invest in your professional development
  • Parental Leave
    • 16 weeks of paid parental leave + one month gradual return to work *company leave allowances run concurrently with country leave requirements which take precedence.

💛 EOE

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 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.