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Full Stack Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About ThredUp

ThredUp is transforming resale with technology and a mission to inspire the world to think secondhand first. By making it easy to buy and sell secondhand, ThredUp has become one of the world's largest online resale platforms for 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. With ThredUp’s Resale-as-a-Service, some of the world's leading brands and retailers are leveraging our platform to deliver customizable, scalable resale experiences to their customers. ThredUp has processed over 172 million unique secondhand items from 55,000 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.

Recognized on TIME Most Influential Companies of 2023, Digiday's WorkLife 50 2023, TIME's Best Inventions of 2022, and Lattice's People Success Awards 2022.

About the Role:

At ThredUp, we have built the most powerful resale platform in the world. We have a team of engineers working to revolutionize the clothing industry towards a more circular fashion future under the Resale-as-a-service partnership program. We have already established sound partnerships throughout 2019-2022, and we are rapidly extending our partnerships.

We're looking for a full-stack engineer to help bring the Resale-as-a-service to the next level. You will be working with a highly interdisciplinary team of polyglot software engineers, product designers, product managers, creative designers, business stakeholders and external partners. Leading full-stack full-cycle engineering projects in this domain could be your primary area of responsibility. If you want to join a team that moves fast and operates like a small start-up, but has the resources of a mature business, this role is for you.


  • Build, maintain, and improve our platform.

  • Collaborate with your peers and other cross-functional teams across time zones to execute on business initiatives.

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

  • Contribute towards improving our processes and engineering culture.


  • 3+ years of production level software engineering experience.

  • Strong back-end engineering experience (Preferably JVM eco-system and/or Ruby on Rails).

  • Proficiency with front-end web development with at least one JS framework (We use React/Apollo GraphQL).

  • Track record in delivering quality engineering solutions at different levels of the JVM stack.

  • Experience in distributed systems design and best practices.

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

  • Strong experience providing APIs with ensuring high availability and proper downtime handling.

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team and strong product comprehension.

  • (Bonus) E-commerce experience.

What We Care About

  • Ownership, trust, responsibility and proactiveness.

  • Building scalable systems using best engineering practices, while understanding the tradeoff between time and perfection.

  • Being flexible and nimble to accommodate business needs.

  • Autonomy. The ability to make, own, and carry out decisions.

  • Influencing outcomes. Thinking big. Speaking UP. Infinite learning. Transparency.

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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

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.

If you are a candidate with a disability and have a reasonable accommodation request for the job application process, please email disabilitysupport@ThredUp.com the specific details of your disability related accommodation request. This email address is reserved for candidates with disabilities only. General application inquiries will not receive a response.