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Lead Engineer, Messaging

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Posted 4 months ago

About the Team

Platform Engineering is a family of teams focused on creating the developer platform used by all Application and Service Developers at Stitch Fix.  We focus on creating low friction tools and practices to maximize developer happiness. We believe happy developers write better code. We practice modern platform practices like Infrastructure-as-Code, Immutable Infrastructure, use of Containers, and leverage AWS as well as many other Cloud SaaS offerings.  We are also very forward-looking and are driving the adoption of technologies like Service-Mesh, distributed tracing, and real-time eventing. This role will work with the Messaging team.

About the Role

You’ll be a core member of the messaging team that’s part of the larger platform organization. Messaging team’s mission is to provide the larger Stitch Fix organization with a robust messaging platform that’s critical to Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix has a micro service oriented architecture with messaging being at the center of all data exchange. 

Being part of a brand new team, you’ll get to be part of core architectural decisions and ideation. You’ll also partner heavily with internal teams as we migrate from RabbitMQ to Kafka.

You’re excited about this opportunity because…

  • You will design and write shared libraries and for our internal Platform-as-a-Service.

  • You will build intuitive tools to increase our innovation velocity across the company

  • Your work enables 3.5 million messages a day to be published and subscribed

  • You will partner with our developers to evolve and scale the messaging platform with an eye to enable innovative products and features

    We’re excited about you because…

    • You have experience identifying scalability bottlenecks and implementing solutions.

    • You have a passion for simplifying and automating operational tasks.

    • You have developer empathy and want to improve developers' lives.

    • You are curious, flexible, and are motivated by challenge.

    • You have a track record of managing expectations and delighting your customers.

    • You have excellent communication skills.

      Our Technology Stack

      • Ruby

      • Golang

      • Kafka

      • RabbitMQ

      • Terraform

      • CircleCi

      • Containers

        Why you’ll love working at Stitch Fix because we...

        • Are a successful, vibrant, fast-growing company

        • Are a technologically and data-driven business.

        • Are at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining shopping for the next generation.

        • Are passionate about our clients and live/breathe the client experience.

        • Get to be creative every day.

        • Have a smart, experienced, and diverse leadership team that wants to do it right amp; is open to new ideas.

        • Believe in autonomy amp; taking initiative.

        • Full support for remote work—and you get to visit our SF office every few months to connect with your peers and partners.

        • Offer transparent, equitable, and competitive compensation based on your level to help eliminate bias in salaries, as well as equity and comprehensive health benefits.

        • Are serious about our commitment to life-work balance, and have generous parental leave policies.

          About Stitch Fix

          At Stitch Fix, we’re about personal styling for everybody and we believe in both a service and a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. We’re the first fashion retailer to combine technology and data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts a highly diverse group of talented people who are both thinkers and doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, and kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface on our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

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San Francisco, CA, US Location

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