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Staff Software Engineer, Backend

Company: Poshmark
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Poshmark is looking for a talented engineer who is excited about the challenge of building and scaling systems as we rapidly iterate on our product. In this role, you'll be part of the team that is helping evolve the Poshmark platform! We're in the early days of moving to a service-oriented architecture (we're taking our first service live next month), so there's a lot of opportunity to work with new technologies and make a large impact.Responsibilities

  • Build scalable, service-oriented software infrastructure on AWS using the latest open source tools and technologies
  • Design and improve architecture in order to ensure horizontal scalability at all layers
  • Implement APIs and services for use by other developers
  • Resolve issues related to performance at all tiers of the application6-Month Accomplishments
    • Able to drive small/medium complexity projects on your own
    • Regularly provide meaningful design feedback and code review to peers
    • Identify architectural gaps and propose solutions12+ Month Accomplishments:
      • Able to find technical solutions to large complexity problems with minimal supervision
      • Can work independently as well as lead small teams to execute on large complexity projects
      • You've rolled out a high impact project to productionStrongly Preferred Skills
        • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
        • You have experience working with globally distributed architectures
        • You have experience debugging complex problems across an entire stack
        • You have worked on and/or understand distributed systems and large scale engineering challenges
        • You are familiar with either SQL or NoSQL databases and have experience scaling them
        • Solid foundation in computer science with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design
        • Experience with any of: JRuby, Ruby, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, AMQP, Java, and *nix environments#RemoteAbout UsPoshmark is a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, pets, home, and more. By combining the human connection of physical shopping with the scale, ease, and selection benefits of e-commerce, Poshmark makes buying and selling simple, social, and sustainable. Its community of more than 80 million registered users across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and India, is driving the future of commerce while promoting more sustainable consumption. For more information, please visit, and for company news and announcements, please visit You can also find Poshmark on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.Why Poshmark?At Poshmark, we're constantly challenging the status quo and are looking for innovative and passionate people to help shape the future of Poshmark. We're disrupting the industry by combining social connections with e-commerce through data-driven solutions and the latest technology to optimize our platform. We're nothing without our amazing team who deliver an unparalleled social shopping experience to the millions of people we connect each day.We built Poshmark around four core values: 1) focus on people to create empowered communities that drive success; 2) together we grow to support each other to strive for our dreams; 3) lead with love to foster genuine connections built upon a foundation of respect; and 4) embrace your weirdness to accept and empower one another on their own unique journey. We're invested in our team and community, working together to build an entirely new way to shop. That way, when we win, we all win together. Come help us build the most connected shopping experience ever.Here's What We'll Set You Up With
          • A team that is invested in your career growth and training
          • Competitive salary and equity, based on experience
          • Company sponsors up to 100% cost for your health, dental and vision plans and up to 90% for your dependents
          • Work alongside world-class talent
          • Flexible vacation / paid time off policy
          • Parental leave
          • Personal style encouraged (or not, whatever you're in to)Poshmark is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Poshmark, Redwood City , Staff Software Engineer, Backend, IT / Software / Systems , Redwood City, California

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