Full Stack Engineer, Catalog Team

Published on January 30, 2023

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 eCommerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has crafted 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.
About Engineering at Reverb
We build primarily in Ruby/Rails and React, but we value identifying the right tools 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 build 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.
Job Description
Do you wish that you could have a gear expert's advice when picking out your next instrument? Us too! That's why we're looking for a full stack engineer to join the Catalog Engineering team.
This is a full-time position reporting to the [manager's job title]. We are open to remote hires 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: https://reverb.com/page/reverb-operating-locations 
This team is working to make fundamental changes to how categories and product data is represented in our marketplace. The work this team does will be at the heart of the future of shopping for musical instruments online, allowing Reverb to build groundbreaking features connecting buyers to the products they're looking for. You'll join this team as it begins to set the new foundation for our product catalog, and will have the chance to quickly make your mark on our team and our business.
Projects you might work on in your first 12 months:
  • Designing and developing a new taxonomy that matches the mental model of buyers
  • Automating the expansion of our catalog of structure product data
  • Devising ways to support rapidly scaling landing pages that help people find gear they're interested in
  • Building tools to enable our product experts to deploy their knowledge across our site

Product ownership: We are not just software engineers. At Reverb, you'll be encouraged to follow the performance of features you release, talk to product 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.
Learning and Teaching: You are someone who likes to participate in code reviews and work with other engineers to learn and to teach. You enjoy new challenges and learning new things to help you do your work more effectively.
  • 2+ years of full-stack experience developing web applications (We primarily use Ruby/Rails, React/Typescript, and GraphQL)
  • You understand that being an effective software engineer is as much about communicating with people as it is about writing code
  • You consider trade offs consider all perspectives when making a technical decision
  • You are always looking to further your own understanding of software development, and for opportunities to grow your own skills as well as those of others

Nice to Have
  • Experience with product taxonomy and/or managing product data at scale
  • Experience with Elasticsearch and SQL

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

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!