Senior Java Engineer

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About Narrativ

Narrativ is building the commerce and payments infrastructure for the Creator Economy. We make it simple for creators to earn a full time income selling products from brands they love.

50 million people work in the Creator Economy today, but 95% don’t make enough to pay their monthly rent. Creators feel more pressure than ever to keep adding new revenue streams, from fan subscriptions to tips, and churn out a constant stream of new content just to get by.  Narrativ gives creators the opportunity to earn meaningful, reliable income in commerce without needing to have millions of fans.

Narrativ is changing this status quo - our platform gives creators commerce, not affiliate tools, to manage their businesses. Creators who were making less than $25K a year through affiliate are now earning $100K+ through commerce on Narrativ. These creators don’t need millions of followers - the majority of creators earning a full time income on Narrativ have between 50-300K subscribers. 

Narrativ has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and one of Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies alongside giants like Google, Microsoft, and Slack. Narrativ is committed to building a diverse team in a technology ecosystem that is anything but - the team is 42% women and 60% people of color today.

Do you share our vision for making the creator economy dream real for millions of people? Come join our team!

The Position
  • Provide technical and design leadership within an engineering team.
  • Master the code base, toolchain, and development processes of a product team.
  • Work with product management partners to articulate requirements and agree on designs for components.
  • Negotiate interfaces between your components and others in the Narrativ system.
  • Design software components and subsystems for Narrativ’s products or infrastructure.
  • Implement high-quality software components and subsystems with your team.
  • Document the architecture of your designs at the block diagram level.
  • Write technical documents as needed to memorialize design and implementation decisions and rationales.
  • May serve as tech lead (player-coach) of an implementation team.
  • Drive implementation of automated testing for your components.
  • Contribute to refinement and enrichment of development tools and processes.
  • Participate in risk analysis and risk management exercises with engineering leadership.
Experience
  • A successful candidate will have substantial relevant experience in high-tech software development teams.
Education Expectation
  • A bachelor’s or better degree in computer science or software engineering -or-
  • A bachelor’s or better degree in a STEM discipline plus substantial software engineering experience
Narrativ Tech Stack

One of the most frequent questions asked by candidates of Narrativ engineers is, “What is your tech stack?”  This is a brief overview of our tech stack.

Narrativ’s systems are implemented as a modern microservices architecture running on Linux servers hosted in AWS.  We use Kubernetes to manage our containers, we use Flask to construct our Web interfaces.  We build interactivity in our web interfaces using React.  We use Linux, and in particular Debian, Ubuntu, and Alpine distros.

Our favorite programming languages are Python 3, Scala, Go, Elixir, and, of course, TypeScript and JavaScript.  We stash our code in GitHub.

We test each language with an appropriate unit testing tool - JUnit, PyTest, ScalaTest, ExUnit, and Jasmine.  We use Jenkins to run our builds and tests.

Check-ins against the main branch require a code review by another SWE.

We keep some data in Snowflake, some in Postgres, others in DynamoDB, and some, of course, in MySQL.  We build our product graph using Neptune and Gremlin.  We are working to reduce the number of databases we rely on.

We stream data around using Kafka, Spark, and Storm.  Maybe we will prune this list sometime.

We are not hostile to commercial software - we use AirTable, DataDog, Fivetran, Jira, LaunchDarkly, Looker, Matomo, and StoryBook.


Important Notice: Narrativ will be going fully remote in 2021 and anticipate being a fully remote organization moving forward! 

Narrativ is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • JenkinsLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • AWSDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Our office was right in the center of Grand Central and very close to Bryant Park. But now we are operating fully remote!

An Insider's view of Narrativ

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office has an open layout that helps inspire collaboration, conversation and idea sharing. We are a growing start up so there is a mix between heads down work and banter. Some ideas are around how to best service our clients and others are about dooms day prepping and our water intake :)

Nathalie

Head of Talent

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are building a brand new self serve portal to onboard new clients on to the Narrativ platform. This will decrease time and resources needed to get new users on our platform while increasing the immediate value our clients see.

Kavya

Software Engineer/ Data Analyst

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Narrativ we have a culture of deep appreciation and your impact is rewarded. We make sure engineers have measurable and achievable goals that they define based on their own interests. I have seen engineers really up their game during my time here.

Joseph

Senior Data Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

At Narrativ, we believe e-commerce should serve the best in us. We’re building technology that makes it easier for brands to connect with shoppers through honest recommendations from diverse voices across the Internet, not ads. Those who join our team should share our passion for rewiring e-commerce and challenging the status quo.

Shirley

Founder & CEO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One of the biggest challenges we are solving for now is translating our vibrant and collaborative office culture to be as vibrant and collaborative in a remote setting.

Nathalie

Head of Talent

What are Narrativ Perks + Benefits

Narrativ Benefits Overview

We offer competitive benefits (both for health insurance and monthly WFH stipends) that support our team members. It's also extremely important to provide support as we transition to working remote.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We work with external partners to provide mentorship, learning and career opportunties.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Narrativ is led by founder & CEO Shirley Chen. Her experience as a female founder has taught her the importance of a diverse team, a value that is shared by the entire org.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We have a 15% pledge for sourcing when building out candidate pipelines
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We partner with Classpass and NYHRC to offer our employees stipends and discounted memberships
Team workouts
Join us as we Peloton together!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
We have a 200% match on any charitable donations that support the BLM movement or organizations fighting against racial injustices. In 2020, we donated over $40K!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 100% coverage for both primary and secondary caregivers for 12 weeks. The time can also be taken sporadically across the new child's first year!
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
$500 one-time payment and a $50 a month stipend for continuous support
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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