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Senior Software Engineer - Platform

Wish, San Francisco, United States

Mobile commerce platform


Wish is a mobile commerce platform that attracts a global audience. Our mission is to give everyone access to the most affordable, convenient, and fun shopping mall in the world. By leveraging a competitive, global supply chain of direct suppliers and avoiding retail costs, we offer anyone who owns a smartphone access to tens of millions of affordable goods. By making Wish available on smartphones, we are putting this digital shopping mall directly in the pockets of all smartphone owners.

We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our Platform team. The ideal candidate will lead the efforts to scale Wish’s platform and provide leadership within the company. You will work to scale a high throughput set of APIs which handle tens of millions of updates daily. The ideal candidate is comfortable driving architectural decisions to increase the throughput and improve the reliability of Wish’s platform.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Design, build and launch APIs to Wish’s platform partners and internal teams
  • Improve scalability and robustness of the platform to cope with Wish’s increasing scale
  • Have a deep understanding of Wish platform products and its underlying implementation
  • Work closely with our partnership team to aid integrations with Wish’s platform APIs
  • Provide technical leadership and inspire a high performing team of engineers

THE IMPACT YOU WILL MAKE

  • The platform is the economic engine of Wish; your work will directly impact hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide
  • Improve the experience of every Wish customer; our platform processes daily orders in the millions

CRITICAL SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent) from a top university
  • Full stack engineering experience, with strong system fundamentals
  • Experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications
  • Strong industry experience in architecture and development of scalable production quality backend systems
  • Experience with distributed systems, data stores, data modeling, indexing and associated trade-offs
  • Experience developing APIs and SDKs

WHAT IS OUR TECHNOLOGY STACK?

  • Programming language: Python
  • Frontend technologies: JavaScript is the programming language for the frontend / UI. Backbone, jQuery, Require.js, SASS (CSS)
  • Main database: MongoDB
  • Big data systems: Hadoop, Hive
  • Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Company Description

Wish brings together top technical talent from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber, Pinterest, and Yahoo! Wish, www.wish.com, is changing the way people shop by making it more convenient and accessible to everyone on a global scale. We are passionate about connecting relevant products to relevant people. Using our top-notch recommendation system, we create a personalized shopping experience for each of our users. It’s a digital mall, right in your back pocket!

Wish was launched in November 2011 and already has over 200 million registered users, making it one of the top 5 mobile shopping applications, and highest downloaded shopping app on Black Friday 2015!

Learn more about us:

About Wish

Wish is the leading mobile commerce platform in North America and Europe. Our mission is to give everyone access to the most affordable, convenient, and effective shopping mall in the world. By leveraging a competitive global supply chain of direct suppliers and avoiding retail costs we are offering anyone with a smartphone access to tens of millions of affordable goods. By making Wish available on smartphones we are putting this digital shopping mall directly in the pockets of tens of millions of consumers.

Want to learn more about Wish? Visit https://www.wish.com/