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About the job Software Engineer (Remote)

Software Engineer (Remote)

Are you a software engineer starting your career who would like to help us to scale the next generation of AI-powered experiences for thousands of companies and hundreds of millions of shopper sessions?

Who we are

We are an exciting new startup, Product Genius, bringing the power of cutting-edge AI to small and medium-sized businesses so that they can compete online. Our AI-powered mobile shopping experience solves the problem that shopping is still difficult on a mobile phone even though 70% of web traffic is on mobile, 70% of checkouts happen on desktop.

We have proven in A/B tests that our product (Product Genius) removes the friction of shopping on mobile, bringing mobile conversion to desktop rates. Stores can sign up for our Product Genius through a 1-click install. 

We know we are onto something, and now we need to work on scaling as we continue to incorporate our learnings from our initial batches of customers into our offering.

Our lead investor and board member has over two decades of experience in eCommerce, having co-founded and built two >$billion startups, Endeca and Toast, and having funded many other successful eCommerce startups. Our CEO has over two decades of experience building startup products with deep learning-based technology.

Much of our team is located in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. We work together collaboratively over Slack and Zoom, getting together periodically in person.

Who you are

  • Your motivation is to make the experience awesome for the end users. Knowing that your work had a real impact for real-world customers makes you super happy.

  • You love checking stuff off a to-do list, but also appreciate being on a fast-moving team where our to-do list continues to evolve.

  • You love creating beautiful code and refactoring messy code, you get an intrinsic thrill from it. That said, you understand the need of a startup to sometimes deliver functionality to the end user with code that isn't super pretty, at least at first.

  • You are generous with others and collaborate well in a team environment.

  • You are a great team player who enjoys pair-coding with other engineers and researchers.

  • You have a strong interest in being part of a successful high-growth company, and part of a team building AI-first software products.

  • You are proficient in backend software engineering and technologies such as
    • server side Python 3.x,

    • caching,

    • reinforcement learning and/or machine learning architectures,

    • modern database technologies,

    • and cloud platforms such as AWS or GCP

  • A working knowledge of front-end technologies such as HTML5, React, Node.js, Websockets, etc. is a big plus.

  • You have ideally 1+ years of work experience in software development

What you will do

  • Work and learn in our product development team, gaining mentorship from software engineers, machine learning engineers, and product leads to help develop our product for end-users.

  • Ask for help when you need it, make progress when you dont, and learn how to tell the difference.

  • Work in an agile environment, rapidly delivering shippable features into production.

  • Learn to understand and empathize with our customers who are awesome entrepreneurs growing small and medium sized businesses in their communities.

We provide comprehensive healthcare (including dental and vision), remote workspace cash benefit, 401k plan, and stock options.

You may not feel that you have all of the experience and skills listed above, but if you are very excited about this role, please apply anyway. We have found that people who are passionate to join us are also often the people who we are passionate to hire.

We value a diverse team, and we have seen firsthand that as our team diversity has increased, so has the quality of our ideas, teamwork, and delivery.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or other characteristics.