How often do you come across a company that has redefined an entire industry? Maybe even created one from scratch? And what if that company’s main focus is a simple yet profoundly powerful product that unites family and friends, creates rich and memorable experiences and is becoming a staple of the American dinner table more each day?
We’re Lot18 , the company that’s helped hundreds of thousands of Americans discover and buy wines in a completely new way. Wine is a $40 billion industry in the U.S., larger than music and Hollywood, and is growing every year. But until the launch of Lot18 two years ago, family-owned producers and discerning wine lovers had no way to find each other. In less than two years, Lot18 has helped our members purchase and receive more than 1 million bottles from more than 500 wineries around the world. And we’re just getting started.
Our team comprises deeply passionate and experienced wine and startup veterans, and our investors – FirstMark Capital, Accel Partners and New Enterprise Associates –who have contributed over $50M to Lot18– are behind almost every big-name Web brand you can think of, including Salesforce, Gilt, Facebook, Dropbox, Spotify, Bonobos, Stubhub, Kayak and Pinterest, to name but a few.
Innovation is woven into the fabric of our company. No idea is immune to questioning or testing, and every day we push our team to take risks and experiment. We look for folks who think in the same way and can build further on our philosophies, helping to evolve the way we create, engineer and deliver the most elegant, educational, sophisticated and gratifying wine-buying experience in the world.
Does engineering an application that is completely isolated from the browser excite you? Ever built a recommendation or a ratings system? Interested in social API integration? Our Platform (Back-end) Development team integrates every piece of data in the company – and there's a lot it! Every project across every business unit has a platform component to it, and every piece of business data flows through our fingers. Still reading? Our team powers both the public facing web application and mobile too. We're the engines behind this company; we've got a ton of mental horsepower and drive at high speeds.
We are looking for well-rounded back-end Platform Engineers to join our talented group. Our team is still small enough for each person to work independently, though big enough to be supported by your peers in cross training, code review and motivation too. You will influence architecture decisions, bring new methodologies to our development process and have an important and impactful say in how we build our platform.
Code primarily in Python
Build API's to integrate internal and external data and vendor systems
Build high-performance caching mechanisms to increase site performance
Work within a continuous integration environment and push your own code into production
Work with lots of open source technologies
Have a big voice and proactive mindset toward enhancing our platform and your technical perspective every day
BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent
Fluency in Python (desired)
Experience with relational databases
Experience with cloud computing
Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation
Experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems and performance analysis
Entrepreneurial spirit and a preoccupation with staying on top of industry technology
Demonstrated interest in web technologies, especially in building highly scalable platforms
Why you should come work with us:
Medical, dental, vision
Cell phone paid in full
Top-of-the-line computer setup
10% time to work on projects outside of your daily responsibilities
Well funded by top tier venture firms
Many technical and business challenges to solve
Plenty of wine to drink and a fun office environment (Ping-Pong, Foosball, Xbox, DJ Booth)