Senior Full Stack Engineer, Traffic Team

Published on December 27, 2022

Company Description
Reverb is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused e-commerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear.
We love working at Reverb because we're making the world more musical-through our marketplace and through Reverb Gives , which provides musical instruments to youth music education programs. We were named a "Best Place to Work" by Built in Chicago and a "Top Workplace'' by the Chicago Tribune.
Job Description
About Engineering at Reverb
We build primarily in Ruby/Rails and React, but we value identifying the right language/framework for the job. We believe in fast feedback cycles, pragmatic code, continuous deployment, and validating our ideas in production as soon as we can.
Our teams are highly collaborative and empowered to make a better experience for our customers. We rely on our ability to work as a team and incorporate different perspectives in order to ship meaningful and impactful software to our users.
About the Role
This is a full-time position in the product catalog and traffic team. These teams focus on driving organic search and paid traffic to the Reverb marketplace. These teams are responsible for ensuring our sellers get connected with the right buyer for each listing. Current and future work for this team includes:
  • Making our product catalog easier to access internal Reverb folks to do their work
  • Using machine learning algorithms to improve matching of listings to canonical products.
  • Maintaining our marketing feeds, so people can find the gear they are looking for
  • Overall website improvements focusing on performance and SEO to help our organic search rankings

Here are the qualities we look for in our potential hires:
Product ownership - We are not just software engineers. At Reverb, you'll be encouraged to follow the performance of features and systems you release, talk to product, research and design. Fix bugs and understand your impact on the business.
Self-motivation - Taking the initiative to get things done by finding ways around potential roadblocks and proactively working with other team members to find right-sized solutions. You own your work.
Learning and Teaching - You are someone who likes to participate in code reviews and mentor other engineers directly. You also enjoy new challenges and learning new things to help you do your work more effectively.
This is a full-time position open to remote candidates within multiple states, as well as candidates local to Chicago, IL. For candidates who will work remotely visit this link for a list of approved locations.
  • 5+ years of professional experience with web technologies. (We mainly use Ruby/Rails and React/GraphQL in Typescript)
  • Deep knowledge of your chosen languages and frameworks, but curiosity and ability to ramp up on new technologies quickly when called for.
  • Ability to lead and break down complex problems into bite sized solutions
  • Comfortable with CI/CD strategies and deployment
  • Experience with unit testing (whether TDD, BDD, or spike it first and test it later) and a desire to push everyone to do better.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn Pair Programming. (It's not 100% of the time, but we like to pair, especially when starting anything significantly new.)
  • Great communication skills and the desire to collaborate across departments and with internal customers. Able to ask clarifying questions and provide tech context when needed

Additional Information
Reverb offers compensation packages that include base, bonus, and equity in the form of Etsy restricted stock units. Some of our key benefits include but are not limited to the following:
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents (you read it right: no premiums!)
  • Life, AD&D, and supplemental long-and short-term disability insurance
  • A matching 401(k)
  • A generous PTO policy that includes vacation, sick/mental health days plus 11 paid holidays and two floating holidays
  • 18 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child
  • Up to $7,500 reimbursement of adoption-related expenses
  • Paid sabbatical program
  • Ways to give back to your community through a charitable contribution match and volunteer time off

We're embracing a flexible work model, which empowers our people to do their best work-wherever they are. You can learn more about this approach throughout our interview process.
At Reverb, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant and resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Reverb is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
We know that the impostor syndrome and confidence gap are real. Please do not hesitate to apply!