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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Job Description

How You Will Make An Impact

thredUP has close to 100 engineers in product engineering, operations engineering, data science & analytics, data engineering, and cloud engineering teams. We’re looking for a seasoned Staff engineer to join our small but mighty Merchandising Engineering team — a team of polyglot software engineers focused on innovating how our users find products they love. Within this team, you will be a resident expert in search, ranking, personalization, and natural language processing. You will extend your influence by leading, educating, mentoring, and coordinating engineering projects to improve our technology, engineering processes, and effectiveness of our engineers.


  • Architect, build, maintain, and improve the systems that power our search, ranking, and inventory-based indexes

  • Collaborate with your peers and other cross-functional teams across time zones to ensure our platforms can scale the business and yield desired results

  • Set realistic timelines with effective communication to technical/business stakeholders

  • Contribute towards improving our processes and engineering culture

  • Serve as an engineering leader for both the Merchandising team, and Engineering Org — levelingUP the skills & expertise of others on the team

What We’re Looking For:

  • A proven track record of delivering secure, product grade JVM services

  • Extensive experience working with search engine technologies, particularly Elasticsearch or OpenSearch

  • Being adept in tactful feedback through code reviews, refinements, and everyday collaboration

  • Effective technical communication & collaboration with engineers across the company

  • A deep understanding of microservice, hybrid, and monolith services and their tradeoffs

  • Experience with continuous integration, test automation, monitoring, and documentation

  • Experience with Kubernetes, AWS, event-driven systems (Kafka), and cloud-based services

  • A direct partner to DS and ML engineers to build new algorithms that scale

  • (Bonus) Ruby on Rails experience

  • (Bonus) ML experience

  • (Bonus) E-commerce experience

What We Offer:
At thredUP, we value infinite learning. We also believe that each person should help drive the business. As a member of the thredUP team, you’ll be encouraged to speakUP, think big, ask questions and seek the truth, and help influence outcomes for our business and customers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with passionate and supportive team members who encourage new ideas, feedback and collaboration. We have a talented leadership team that encourages transparency and they will support you in maximizing your experience and impact.

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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