Staff Software Engineer - Backend, Discovery

Published on January 27, 2023

About the Team
At GOAT Group, the Engineering team is an integral part of our dynamic company. By joining the team, your skills will be front and center, working alongside other passionate individuals to solve problems and build software. From launching compelling new consumer experiences, tackling global logistics challenges to scaling infrastructure to facilitate our rapid growth – technology is essential to driving our vision forward. The work you do will change the way the world shops, while also empowering entrepreneurs, including individual sellers, brands and boutiques.
Role Overview
We are looking for an experienced Staff-Level Engineer to help their team design and implement new features across multiple backend applications. As both a technical leader and a core individual contributor, you will play a key role in enhancing a monolithic Ruby on Rails app at the heart of the business and in building out a new, more scalable service-driven architecture.
In this role, you will:
  • Take point on projects and problems of significant scope, possibly spanning multiple teams and applications
  • Deliver stable, well-tested solutions on time, delegating where appropriate
  • Provide clear technical direction and advocate for improvement while minimizing downtime and risk
  • Adapt to technical change with agility by proposing creative and thoughtful alternatives
  • Coordinate with other leaders and set proper expectations for all parties involved
  • Bring technical leadership and oversight to all teams and projects of which you are a part
  • Successful engineers at this level also look well beyond their specific assignments to help ensure that the whole project gets over the finish line quickly and correctly
We are looking for:
  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering with some background in Ruby on Rails and/or Golang
  • Combined knowledge of Backend Engineering and Machine Learning (ie. working closely with ML teams as a backend engineer or past ML experience) 
  • Experience with search and browse, search experience, or discovery teams
  • Experience working directly with high level executives 
  • Experience working closely with Product Managers
  • Experience with e-Commerce/Web Applications
  • Familiar and comfortable with the technologies, the tradeoffs, and the design patterns emerging in web services
  • A quick learner, a self-starter, able to work independently, and you're willing (and able) to handle the pressures of an increasing level of responsibility
  • BS degree preferred
GOAT is the global platform for the greatest products from the past, present and future. Since its founding in 2015, GOAT has become the leading and most trusted sneaker marketplace in the world. Through its unique positioning between the primary and resale markets, the company offers styles across various time periods on its digital platforms and in its retail locations, while delivering products to over 30 million members across 170 countries.

Established in New York City over 15 years ago, Flight Club revolutionized sneaker retail as the original consignment store for rare shoes. Carrying the rarest exclusives and collectible sneakers, Flight Club has evolved from a one-stop sneaker destination, to a cultural hub for sneaker enthusiasts and novices alike. With three brick-and-mortar locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, Flight Club remains the premier source for authentic, rare sneakers.

The company is backed by strategic investor Foot Locker, Inc. as well as some of the leading names in venture capital including D1 Capital Partners, Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Y Combinator.

We encourage you to apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement. We look for people who are passionate about what we do, not just those who check off all the boxes.

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