Engineering Manager, Merchandising
thredUP is transforming resale with technology and a mission to inspire a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first. By making it easy to buy and sell secondhand, thredUP has become one of the world’s largest resale platforms for women’s and kids’ apparel, shoes and accessories. Sellers love thredUP because we make it easy to clean out their closets and unlock value for themselves or for the charity of their choice while doing good for the planet. Buyers love shopping value, premium and luxury brands all in one place, at up to 90% off estimated retail price. Our proprietary operating platform is the foundation for our managed marketplace and consists of distributed processing infrastructure, proprietary software and systems and data science expertise. In 2018, we extended our platform with thredUP’s Resale-As-A-Service (RaaSⓇ), which facilitates modern resale for a number of the world’s leading brands and retailers. thredUP has processed over 125 million unique secondhand items from 35,000 brands across 100 categories. By extending the life cycle of clothing, thredUP is changing the way consumers shop and ushering in a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.
How You Will Make An Impact
The thredUP Merch Eng team is responsible for building an e-commerce experience that helps our diverse users sift through an ever-expanding catalog of unique items. As part of the broader Product Engineering org, you will work directly alongside PMs, UX designers, marketers, and data scientists to continuously refine and reinvent the ways customers shop, discover, & buy clothing through thredUP. As an Engineering Manager in this space, you’ll not only build, nurture, and lead a world-class, full-stack engineering team, you’ll also serve as the Engineering thought partner with your cross-functional teammates. You’ll help lead the entire product development process, from conception and architectural design, to development and deployment, to post-production operations and retrospectives. You’ll exercise strong judgment in guiding the team to balance a high technical bar with rapid execution. You’ll work alongside other members of the engineering leadership team to set longer term technical and organizational visions that will mature both our tech stack and product development processes.
In This Role You’ll Get To:
Manage a full-stack team of 8 engineers spanning front-end web apps, native mobile apps and back-end services that power our Search & Browsing UX
Relentlessly refine the thredUP Search UX by helping customers find what they’re looking for as quickly as possible
Be an innovative thought partner in designing and architecting new UXs that set the industry bar for browsing and shopping for clothing online
Promote an inclusive team culture that challenges and empowers everyone to do the best work of their careers
Coach, mentor, and manage the career development of your team members
Drive developer execution by organizing team work, setting goals, and holding the team accountable
Collaborate with cross-functional partners to develop & prioritize engineering roadmaps and proactively drive projects to completion
Participate in technical architecture and implementation ideation that will meet immediate business needs and can function at scale
Effectively communicate feedback and decisions to your internal team and external partners
Identify organizational optimizations that will help improve development speed and quality
What We’re Looking For:
3+ years of experience managing full-stack software engineering teams that employ robust SDLC processes and best practices
Strong Computer Science fundamentals and architectural experience
Particular familiarity with modern search architectures and how to scale them (including but not limited to Elasticsearch/OpenSearch)
Comfort leading teams through microservice decomposition, distributed system design, and event-driven architectures
Experience working alongside Product Managers, Product Designers, Data Scientists, and other Engineering teams
Passion for both Product and People development
Strong interpersonal-skills and a consistent energy that motivates the people around you
A lifelong learner with a demonstrated history of continuous self-improvement
At thredUP, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. This role pays between $150,000 and $230,000, and your actual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.
Many thredUP employees also have the opportunity to own shares of thredUP stock, thredUP employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, as well as a discount when purchasing thredUP stock if voluntarily participating in thredUP’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Subject to eligibility requirements, you’ll also receive other benefits: Comprehensive medical & dental coverage, vision, 401k, life and disability insurance.
What We Offer:
- 4-day work week, with Fridays off
- Hybrid work environment: 3 days in the office and 1 day remote each week
- Competitive salary (we leverage market data)
- Many thredUP employees also have the opportunity to own shares of thredUP stock and are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards
- Employee stock purchase plan
- Flexible PTO (take the time you need) + 13 company holidays
- Paid Sabbatical after 3 years of full time employment
- Generous paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers
- Medical, dental, vision, 401k, life and disability insurance offered
- We live by our Core Values of Transparency, SpeakingUP, Thinking Big, Infinite Learning, Influencing Outcomes & Seeking the Truth
- RaaS - Inc. Magazine, 2022 Power Partner Awards
- Thrift the Look– TIME Magazine, The Best Inventions of 2022
- Winner of Lattice's “People Vision” - recognizing thredUP as a top place to work for our investment in professional development and our innovations in work-life integration
We believe diversity, inclusion and belonging is key for our team
At thredUP, our mission has been built on extending the lives of millions of unique clothing items. Much like our inventory, we are proud to have fostered a workplace that is one-of-a-kind. As a company focused on diversity, inclusion and belonging, we are committed to ensuring our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work every day. A unique perspective is critical to solving complex problems and inspiring a new generation to think secondhand first. Be you.
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