Job Description

Title: Lead API Platform Engineer

Location: Remote, USA

At Stitch Fix, our goal is to help our customers look great and feel great about themselves by revolutionizing how people shop. In a time-starved world where shopping often feels overwhelming, our business connects customers to clothes they love. Whether it’s helping someone dress for success at a new job or taking the stress out of packing for a family vacation, we fix clients’ closets and they love us for it!

We’ve built unique, innovative software for merchandising, warehouse and inventory management, remote styling, and logistics. We leverage vast amounts of client data to make decisions throughout the company. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our clients and a very successful business. We believe we are only scratching the surface of our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people to contribute!

About Engineering

Our team is made up of people from varied backgrounds, including engineers who built and scaled organizations like Google, Netflix, eBay, GitHub, and LivingSocial. We build modern software with modern techniques like TDD, continuous delivery, DevOps, and service-oriented architecture. Cross-functional partnerships are deeply meaningful to us and are how we’ve built up immense trust with the people running the business. We focus on high-value products that solve clearly identified problems but are designed in a sustainable way so that value continues to deliver in the long term. In fact, some of our proudest moments come from solving business problems without writing a line of code.

About the Role

Stitch Fix’s API platform engineering team is looking for an experienced engineer to join our team to help propel the next generation of API tooling and infrastructure forward for our evolving audience of engineers. We strive to enable our product development teams by building quality platform tooling, so they can focus on the most pressing product problems instead of fighting with infrastructure. We accomplish this by building infrastructure and tooling that enables teams to easily and safely make changes to their APIs with autonomy. We’re motivated by our ability to help our engineering partners continue delivering value and providing an enjoyable experience for our consumers.

You will work as a valuable member of the engineering team building key API infrastructure supporting customer- and internal-facing systems across the company. You will spend your time helping guide solutions to problems that face us as we continue to grow and scale the business.

You’re excited about this opportunity because…

  • You will have the opportunity to help guide, develop and continue to grow infrastructure and tooling that directly supports product development teams.
  • You will have a significant impact on the API offerings at Stitch Fix by helping guide API infrastructure and tooling development.
  • We work collaboratively as a distributed team across the US, and we use GitHub, Slack, and Zoom extensively to collaborate.
  • You will help us continue to develop new methods of collaborating with close partners across engineering and other teams.

We are excited about you because…

  • You get excited about solving hard problems in GraphQL, RPC or other technologies
  • You treasure helping your team members grow and learn.
  • You believe in clear and honest communication.
  • You believe that strong teams are built on trust.
  • You clearly set and share your priorities with your team and partners.
  • You understand and focus on what is right for your customer.
  • You are passionate about building high-quality solutions, but know when to be pragmatic.
  • You are flexible, dedicated to your craft and curious.

About the Technology

Technologies we rely on to pursue solutions to business problems include things like:

  • GraphQL
  • Apollo Federation
  • Node.js
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Golang

While experience with any of these is a bonus, our primary focus is hiring an engineer with a passion for solving problems first and foremost.

You’ll love working at Stitch Fix because we…

  • Are a successful, vibrant, fast-growing company
  • Are a technologically and data-driven business.
  • Are at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining shopping for the next generation.
  • Are passionate about our clients and live/breathe the client experience.
  • Get to be creative every day.
  • Have a smart, experienced, and diverse leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas.
  • Believe in autonomy & taking initiative.
  • Full support for remote work and you get to visit our SF office every few months to connect with your peers and partners.
  • Offer transparent, equitable, and competitive compensation based on your level to help eliminate bias in salaries, as well as equity and comprehensive health benefits.
  • Are serious about our commitment to work-life balance, and have generous parental leave policies.

About Stitch Fix

At Stitch Fix, we’re about personal styling for everybody and we believe in both a service and a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. We’re the first fashion retailer to combine technology and data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts an extraordinary collection of talented people who are both thinkers and doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, and kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface on our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

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