We’re a behind-the-scenes company, helping major retailers target the right product offers to the consumers. We handle massive amounts of data daily. There’s proprietary data science at the core of our system, focused on understanding and normalizing the product universe, and exercising a wide array of personalization algorithms.
I did not want to spend my days “just writing code” but rather, I wanted to make a real contribution to the world. Humans live for an average of 28,000 days, and we want our days to be meaningful and world changing. That’s the harder, more fulfilling path.
It’s easy to read a resume to see if someone has the necessary skills. The harder challenge is assessing whether someone is a cultural fit for the company. When we interview a job candidate we often start by exploring his or her passion for solving the previously un-solved problems. We hire people with a passion for contributing to the state of the art. People who naturally think outside of the box. The tech industry is really a big, open-source project, where we’re inspired by the work of our predecessors. We love inventors, innovators, and disruptors.
A group of motivated and talented developers who are dedicated to creating an innovative product. Half of our engineering team is female and we come from very different backgrounds. We value and nurture these differences and the diverse perspectives they bring. For every candidate, we assess how they’ll add to our culture.
Other than challenging work, fun teammates, traditional pay, stock options and health insurance? We have free, catered lunches 4 days a week, commuter benefits (even if you bike to work!), a design-it-yourself vacation policy, and a kitchen stocked with goodies. You’ll also benefit from our constant efforts to mentor and encourage individuals to continue to grow both professionally and personally.
Think about how do you want to spend your 28,000 days. What do you want to invent? What great contribution will be mentioned in your obituary? Where is team on your list of priorities? I’m a big believer in job fit, and I’m partial to people who have asked themselves these questions.