Software Engineer, Global Trust & Safety

Whatnot

Whatnot

Software Engineering
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 · Arizona, USA · Denver, CO, USA · Toronto, ON, Canada · Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

🚀 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, and as a remote-first team, we operate out of hubs within the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, 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.

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.

💻 Role

Trust & Safety is an engineering team at Whatnot that is dedicated to building systems and features which ensure our users have positive, safe experiences on Whatnot - we believe everyone is entitled to thrive on our platform.

As a software engineer on the Trust & Safety team, you can expect to build systems and products that allow our users to better moderate their shows, help our internal team action and mitigate issues, solve complex systems problems to monitor & detect bad behavior from reams of data, and build solutions that scale to our next 20x of growth.

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 make good trade-offs and exercise good judgment is essential to us.

👋 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.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience, ideally some experience in a Trust & Safety domain.
  • Excellent product instincts. You first think about users rather than the best technical solution.
  • You’ve built systems that scale at a high growth company before, and can do it again with minimal guidance.
  • Ship products and features lightning-fast without sacrificing quality.
  • Excellent problem solver and don’t need to be told exactly what to do.
  • Comfortable working across the stack (backend and frontend).
  • Ability to pick up on new technologies very quickly.
  • Proven track record of delivering features.

💰Compensation

For US-based applicants: $185,000/year to $245,000/year + benefits + stock options

The salary range may be inclusive of several levels that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be based on a number of factors including, level, relevant prior experience, skills and expertise. This range is only inclusive of base salary, not benefits (more details below) or equity in the form of stock options.

🎁 Benefits

  • Flexible Time off Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Work From Home Support
    • $1,000 home office setup allowance
    • $150 monthly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits
    • $450 monthly allowance on food
    • $500 monthly allowance for wellness
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Retirement; 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts in the US (employer match up to 4% of base salary) and Pension plans internationally
  • 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 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.