Senior Software Engineer

Outer Inc

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time





Glassdoor Rating

3/5 (3 reviews)

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Outer is a venture-backed startup based in Santa Monica, California on a mission to get people outside and inspire healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives by creating innovative outdoor furniture. In addition to being a high growth ecommerce brand, Outer is working to revolutionize retail with its Neighborhood Showroom platform. Just like how Airbnb turns people’s homes into hotel rooms, Neighborhood Showroom (NBS) turns customer's backyard’s into retail showrooms. This allows for people interested in buying products to see/touch/feel products in a real world setting. It also allows for the showroom host to make extra cash on a per visit basis. As a Senior Software Engineer, you are expected to step into the software stack at any level and make an impact.

Types of problems you will tackle

  • How can we build a scalable matching system that connects Neighborhood Showroom guest with the best host based on availability, location, and other factors
  • How can we best facilitate guest/host communications
  • How do we build an operations infrastructure (inventory management, container management, warehouse management, etc) that will maintain 5 day delivery times anywhere in the US
  • How do we enable a point of sale experience for our customers and showroom hosts
  • How can we optimize the application process to onboard hosts
  • What tools can we build to help hosts onboard other hosts
  • How can we go from no showroom presence in a market to fully servicing that market in a matter of months

Minimum Qualifications

  • Love for the art / craft of writing code
  • Proven ability to ship high quality code in ambiguous situations
  • 5+ years experience in the fields of computer science or software engineering -World class written communication skills
  • Experience programming production applications in at least one of the following languages: Javascript, Golang
  • Experience in the following frameworks/runtimes: React, NodeJS
  • Experience using relational and non relational databases
  • Passion for building products driven by data
  • Ability to self motivate and problem solve
  • Must understand the value in writing tests
  • Ability to work in a remote team effectively

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with building or participating in marketplaces (Uber, Airbnb, financial markets)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a technical field
  • Interest in building geographic marketplaces
  • Ability to creatively frame and solve problems
  • Experience building and maintaining devops infrastructure

About Outer

Outer started by creating the perfect outdoor sofa: beautiful, durable, comfortable, and innovative. We also invented a new model for retail because we believe that the furniture buying experience can be much better than stale, traditional showrooms with four walls, fluorescent lighting, and pushy salespeople. Our Neighborhood Showroom platform that turns our customers' backyards into our physical showrooms where our customers can see, touch and feel our products in a real backyard alongside a real customer (think: Airbnb meets retail). Our Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer was the former Head Furniture Designer at Pottery Barn, and our founding team brings decades of experience from Casper, IDEO, Nike, Thrive Market,, and Riot Games. Outer provides a robust total rewards package, including competitive compensation packages, medical & wellness plans, 401(k) contributions, life insurance and more.

Salary or Compensation

$120,000 — $180,000/year


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