Senior Software Engineer - China



Software Engineering
Shanghai, China
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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

  • Growth engineers at Whatnot are responsible for expanding our new user funnel across buyers and sellers to accelerate the rapid growth of our marketplace. We focus on the full funnel, developing opportunities to grow traffic across multiple channels while also creating delightful new user experiences to activate and retain buyers and sellers for the long term.
  • In this role, you will build out our core Incentivized buyer growth strategy, including gamified incentives and offer experiences to continue to accelerate Whatnot’s rapid growth. As a lead engineer, you will design and implement our core incentive management system from the ground up.
  • You will have big ownership and velocity in order to significantly impact the company top-line metrics. We always prioritize the highest impact features and ship them quickly. You will have a lot of freedom to research and find new opportunities to drive the product direction.

👋 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 Software Engineer in Growth you should have 3+ years of software development experience, plus:

  • Experience building E-commerce products.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience building scalable systems (we primarily use Python, Elixir, JavaScript).
  • Excellent product instincts. You first think about users rather than the best technical solution.
  • Proven track record of delivering user-facing features. You are known for shipping products and features lightning-fast.
  • Experience working across the stack is nice to have, but not required!
  • Good communication skills in both written and verbal English.


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.