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MakeSpace // on-demand self-storage
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019
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MakeSpace is a venture-backed startup redefining the storage offering. The $40B storage industry is ripe for change: antiquated business practices & a bad customer experience. MakeSpace is quickly overtaking the category with rapid growth in 20 new market this year. Our business provides truly customer-centric offering & fair pricing, powered by advanced technology & modern business practices. With this exceptional consumer product & strong business framework, we have massive opportunity to scale & grow.

We are just getting started.

The day-to-day:

  • Write & deploy high quality code that directly impacts our operations & consumer experience.
  • Design & document stable REST APIs & asynchronous communications.
  • Integrate with other teams like web, growth to integrate solutions & plan dependencies.
  • Write code that will perform efficiently & accurately in an asynchronous architecture as well as look for opportunities to scale existing architecture & infrastructure components.
  • Work on web & mobile products that are essential to our Operations & Growth Teams.
  • Form & guide technical & architectural decisions.
  • Function as a tech lead & mentor junior engineers in code, design & efficient processes.

Your experience:

  • Youve guided at least three unique products through various phases of growth & inflection at different companies.
  • You are a senior full-stack engineer & strive to have a large impact on your team & the company through your product contributions.
  • Youre motivated by a desire for involvement in product definition.
  • You continually learn & strive towards being the best software engineer you can be. This includes having an impact & learning : reading & writing blogs, participating in meetups, speaking, open-source contributions sharing via brownbags etc.
  • Deep competence in Python & ReactJS; Or at least in either if you can demonstrate quickly learning a new programming stack.
  • Experience in one other programming paradigm - the JVM or a distributed systems language.
  • Competence in asynchronous communications patterns such as via RabbitMQ or other methods, caching via Redis, & AWS deployments & services.
  • You have a willingness to learn, teach & step outside of your comfort zone.
  • An interest in finding tangible solutions to Logistics & Transportation problems that help drive positive customer experiences.

The stack:

Our existing tech stack is a React & Python app, with MySQL/Aurora/Redis, composed of a monolith as well as newer services thats deployed using Terraform/Ansible running on AWS & using Celery, RabbitMQ for async communications.

The perks:

  • A competitive base salary
  • Generous PTO (we believe in our team having a great life outside of work)
  • Competitive parental leave policy
  • Multiple health care options with premium plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts & Commuter benefits
  • Catered lunch on Wednesdays, unlimited snacks, beer on tap, etc.
  • Team happy hours, events, & social clubs
  • Free MakeSpace storage so you can take back your closet
  • Beautiful office in Lower Manhattan with massive outdoor spaces for lunch, work, & play :)

The culture:

MakeSpace culture is built on collaboration & innovation. Theres tons of room to grow & opportunities to take initiative. You will partner with sharp, motivated teammates looking to disrupt a massive industryand have fun while doing it.

If this sounds like you, then let us knowand join a tech company that makes a concrete impact on the physical world every day!

MakeSpace is an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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