Lead Software Engineer - Frontend at Moda Operandi

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You bring

  • 1+ years directly managing an engineering team
  • A devotion to raising the skills, experience, and profile of your direct reports
  • The ability to balance people management, technical planning, and hands-on-keyboard contributions
  • An awareness of costs in a cloud-based environment
  • Excellent experience in web development for both desktop and mobile platforms
  • Strong understanding of web performance, scalability, and implementation constraints
  • Deep expertise in Javascript and its various cross-platform and cross-browser quirks
  • Experience with React or Angular 2, Node.js, Webpack, Jest, HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, RESTful APIs
  • A desire to use the right tool for the job
  • Opinions on GraphQL
  • Familiarity with AWS
  • A strong focus on the end-user experience
  • An understanding that good frontend work extends to the backend

You’ll get to

  • Mentor direct reports and help develop their careers
  • Work with Product to define the squad roadmap
  • Enable the squad to produce high-quality code and systems, from development to prod
  • Build state of the art systems that have real revenue-generating impact
  • Be creative and experiment with new solutions while also being pragmatic and committed to code optimization, maintainability, and quality that can scale to a large user base
  • Help define our development environment, and communicate the best development practices within the organization (code reviews, testing, lighting talks, etc)
  • Develop and implement distributed systems using best practices and tools - including documentation and evangelism
  • Work closely with other teams (business partners, Product, and UX) to drive product development
  • Own everything from development through to production, including AWS assets
  • Lead discussions and contribute to technical architecture decisions

About the Engineering team

The retail space is one of the most rapidly changing industries today, and Moda stays at the forefront of those moves because of its innovative engineering team. They’re working on some of the biggest advances in tech right now: artificial intelligence, big data analysis, machine learning, and customized, innovative tools. The entire tech stack is built in-house, using the latest tools and frameworks.

Moda is a young startup with a dynamic culture, engineers at the company can have an oversized impact with their work – advancing not only Moda’s technology, but the retail industry as a whole. Engineers aren’t told how they should implement new features — Moda has created a great culture for self-driven experimentation, innovation, and fresh ideas.

About Moda Operandi

Moda Operandi brings designer fashion collections, from established and emerging designers, straight from the runway and designer showrooms to consumers through our online marketplace and “Trunk Show” model. We recently brought on a new CEO Ganesh Srivats, ex-Tesla, with experience in building top quality products and technology. He sees us as a global platform connecting creators, curators and consumers; we are redefining how luxury fashion is bought and sold in what is predicted to be a $446 billion market by 2025. We have opportunity to rapidly scale the business globally while also investing heavily in technology, data, and customer experience to innovate on our core platform.

Backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Apax Digital, Adrian Cheng|K11, LVMH, Fidelity Investments and Condé Nast, the company recently announced a $165M Series F growth investment round which it will use to fuel investments in technology and data science, expand the designer offering, continued international expansion, and increased development across several key business verticals. This will fuel our ambition to reach $1B+ in revenue by 2021.

We offer

  • An Agile, Tech/Product-driven environment
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Equity
  • Premium medical, dental, and vision coverage for full-time employees and their dependents
  • 401k matching
  • Dog-friendly office


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