Technical Lead: Platform Engineering

Primary   •  

NY

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods

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Not Specified years

Posted 136 days ago

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About Us
Primary is a vertically integrated ecommerce brand that is changing how parents shop for kids clothes. We have our sights set on transforming the $30B kids clothing industry in the U.S. We are venture-backed, and building a team of superstars with significant experience across ecommerce, apparel, and technology. We launched mid-2015 tooverwhelming press and customer response (82 NPS score), and are on our way to building an break-through brand that can be part of millions of people’s lives. Our founders (both women!) were previously senior executives at Quidsi, the ecommerce company behind Diapers.com, which was acquired by Amazon for $545M.
As a technical lead for the Platform Engineering team you will be responsible for maintaining our Ruby on Rails backend API which consists of our e-commerce component and other backend systems such as our promo module system, user management, inventory management, our A/B testing framework, and our images service. You will be hiring, developing and leading a team of engineers to push the application backend forward and support new business initiatives such as a fully automated returns process, new checkout methods, and transitioning to a new clothing warehouse (3PL). You will identify new services based on business needs, evolve existing code into new components that we can release as open source, and improve and push the architecture of the existing codebase forward. You will be leading an engineering team and provide a high level of technical quality, reliability, and ease-of-use to the group as you drive these initiatives.

As a technical lead at Primary you will be expected to:

    • Continue writing code in addition to representing the group to management, vetting plans for feature delivery/experiments, and managing the tech details of projects at both high and low level
    • Focus on entire team productivity and increase team output and work product
    • Provide mentorship and guidance to members of the team including 1:1s with the team
    • Understand overall architecture of our systems and solid foundation of how to design complex software
    • Experience breaking work into deliverable pieces and get as much productive work done simultaneously

If you fit this description and are interested in joining our powerhouse team, we would love to hear from you!APPLY FOR THIS JOB