Nuuly Senior Services Engineer

URBN

Philadelphia, PA Hybrid Aug 4
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We're Nuuly, a clothing rental subscription and a peer-to-peer resale platform, all under one umbrella. Our mission is to support everyone who loves fashion and wants to wear, buy and sell it in ways that are gentler on the planet—and their wallet. We're a creative, welcoming community that helps people to explore a more sustainable relationship with fashion in the way—and at the pace—that feels right for them.

 

Nuuly is a small-but-growing company within a larger company, where creative problem solving is valued and an entrepreneurial spirit encouraged. We custom-built both the Nuuly Rent and the Nuuly Thrift platforms in-house with a tight-knit team of engineers, product managers and data scientists. We created a best-in-class platform tailored to adapt to the needs of a new and growing business—one that isn't like any other offering out there. We're always listening to our customers and our in-house team allows us to be able to react, enhance or evolve that experience quickly based on their feedback.

 

Collaboration across departments is an integral part of working at Nuuly—some of our services engineers have even found themselves pulled into photo shoots and merchandising! We offer competitive compensation, incentive bonuses and flexible work-from-home options, as well as a dog-friendly campus with all the perks at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

 

 

TitleSenior Software Engineer - Services
Reports toSr. Manager of Engineering
OverviewBuilding performant scalable cloud service environments is hard. Nuuly knows this first hand, having built a Cloud Based, KafkaStreams service platform from the ground up to power our online customer experience services and drive the logistics and processing of our garment distribution center.

 

We’re looking for a Senior Engineer with the initiative and expertise to take this platform and help mature it into a stable, scalable, and robust backbone for launching the next wave of Nuuly innovations.

 

You’ll need a conversational grasp of streaming and message processing fundamentals. Solid confidence with JVM-based tools such as Kotlin, Spring, and Micronaut. You’ll also need a reasonable amount of aptitude in designing and integrating Kubernetes services with cloud based platform APIs such as Google Cloud, AWS, or Azure.

As a Senior Engineer you’ll also bring experience that extends beyond personal code contribution: leading design and requirements grooming, driving communication between teams, and providing critical feedback and mentorship opportunities. You should be adept at picking up new technologies and patterns and comfortable discussing and debating the pros and cons of various approaches. Most of all you should be ready and willing to tackle new challenges with a supportive team of creative and hard working professionals.

ResponsibilitiesA typical week at Nuuly in this role may involve:

●  Producing architectural proposals and engaging in discussions and decision making for new features and platform evolution

●  Collaborating with the product team to design solutions for stakeholder features

●  Mentoring junior engineers and engaging in code review and pair coding

●  Delivering the whole lifecycle of deployable features: code, configuration, documentation, and support

●  Contributing to roadmaps and process development to deliver features and evolve our architecture

●  Collaborating with QA and Platform Engineering team to test code and keep our integrated testing environments unblocked

Qualifications●      Knowledge of one or more server-side object-oriented programming languages

●      Able to talk comfortably about streaming data, distributed system design, and relative merits of different messaging technologies and patterns

●      Experience and enthusiasm for testing and test-driven development

●      Able to hit the ground running and quickly familiarize yourself with an existing codebase and toolset

●      Able to propose and walk through solutions in informal tech leadership discussions

Job Skills●      Experience with streaming or asynchronous data processing

●      Experience with major cloud providers, such as GCP, AWS, or Azure

●      Experience with web services standards and related technologies, such as HTTP, JSON, REST

●      Operational knowledge of Java, Kotlin, or Scala or other JVM language

●      Experience with at least one mainstream distributed system (e.g., Kafka, Spark, Storm, Cassandra, etc.)

●      Experience with messaging formats: (JSON, proto, avro, etc)

●      Knowledge of container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes

EducationDegree in a software or engineering-aligned field and/or proven hands-on experience with the full software development lifecycle
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
TravelNo travel required
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
  • 401k with company contribution
Other
  • Access to Coaching (Health, Professional, Life)
  • Fully Remote Options
  • Hybrid Work Options
  • Pet Friendly Office
  • Pet Insurance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Travel Required
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • On Site Gym/Fitness
  • Special Discounts
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Gym Reimbursement/Discounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
PTO/Flexibility
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO
What is the internal culture like at URBN? It’s all about communication and collaboration. There are no silos, no corporate hierarchy. Execs here are normal people who know everyone’s names.   Everything feels very open; open minded, open offices without many doors, open to dogs (on-leash, except at the dog park). And there’s no dress code. You’re encouraged to express yourself through your clothing and be comfortable. What’s great about URBN is that it has the stability of a corporate company with a startup mentality. There’s room to play with ideas, try things out. If they don’t work, the team can try again. There’s a lot of opportunity for creativity. Tell us a little bit about the perks of working on the URBN campus. It’s such a creative company that even if you’re in accounting, there are plenty of opportunities to benefit from the creativity. Here are a handful of the perks available at URBN:           ● Fitness and financial wellness opportunities           ● Alterations and dry cleaning done on campus           ● A company newsletter featuring behind the scenes content, pet profiles, people’s side hustles and more           ● Mobile Vet Service            ● Discounts at the Franklin Institute           ● 6 free sessions with a nutritionist           ● Discounted classes at the Fleisher Art Museum Describe a day in the life of a technologist (or three) at URBN HQ. Yen Duong, Software Engineer at URBN: One of the best things is that most of us are customers of the brands we work on. As a user of my product, it’s easy to understand the feedback we get from customers and the problems we need to solve. No day is the same. We deploy new code every week. There are always new challenges and we’re allowed to research and introduce new technologies. Carolina Fojo, UX Research Manager at URBN: Research is such a strategic place to be at URBN. We’re constantly thinking about our customers and the growth opportunities. There’s no end in sight when you’re dealing with millions of customers. The opportunities are endless, which is really exciting. Than Hedman, Software Engineering Manager for Services and Streams at Nuuly: It’s a collaborative effort between tech and fashion. We talk to everyone from customer service to warehouse buyers to stylists about what the platform needs to do. I work on facilitating that conversation.  It’s so cool to be around people who are passionate about things like packing design and logistics. What do you look for in job candidates? The hiring process is a little different for each brand and department. We don’t expect technologists to know all of our brands inside and out. What we really want to see is your coding experience, your passion for new ecommerce technology and the ideas you have to move us forward. We love to hear suggestions.  Interviews for tech-based jobs will always be project-based. We’ll ask you to do some coding challenges and want to see your GitHub page. We also want to see what you can add within our laid back, yet entrepreneurial culture. We look for good communicators who can interface with all of our brands and who are passionate about what they’re doing.