Senior Product Engineer


Job Description

Postscript is redefining marketing for ecommerce companies. By introducing SMS as an entirely new channel for ecommerce stores to engage, retain, and convert their customer base, brands are seeing huge ROI with Postscript. Backed by Greylock, Y Combinator and other top investors, Postscript is growing fast and looking for remarkable people to help build a world class go-to-market (GTM) organization. 

As a Senior Product Engineer at Postscript, you will utilize strong software engineering and product skills to build and maintain products across our backend and frontend systems. Our backend stack is a Python (Flask) API with a PostgreSQL database hosted on AWS, and our frontend stack is a modern React app that leverages Styled components, Storybook, and Cypress integration tests. Senior Engineers at Postscript are key members of the team that directly impact the team as an individual contributor and also through critical leadership, mentorship, and decision-making activities. As a Senior Engineer you will guide your team in weighing trade-offs of technical constraints and business priorities to consistently deliver customer value.

Your passion for building great products, especially in early-stage companies, will lead you to have a meaningful positive impact on both the product and the company. In addition, you will have the opportunity to help expand the engineering team and build out architecture and processes as we scale. We are massively scaling and growing our Engineering Team in 2021, and this is one of many positions available. All positions at Postscript are fully remote.

Primary Duties

  • Build products that deliver customer value and/or business value through software engineering and product development skills
  • Lead a team through make technical and product design decisions to get work done including weighting trade-offs of customer value, technical constraints, and business priorities 
  • Work closely with others, including engineers, designers, and product managers as part of a cross-functional product team, to deliver a beautiful, world-class product
  • Take ownership and get creative with your solutions
  • Mentor other engineers on best practices, standards, and learning opportunities
  • Lead group sessions to actively ensure your team is guided by product-focused architecture and implementation to achieve our goals 

  • Experience building or directly contributing to a great product
  • A proven career as a software engineer developing full stack applications
  • Experience  using Python (Flask and SQLAlchemy a plus) and JavaScript (React a plus) 
  • Experience building applications on AWS services (Lambda, Elastic Beanstalk, and others)  
  • Expert with relational databases, proficient in SQL, and experience with database modeling (PostgreSQL a plus)
  • A proven ability to transform complex technical concepts into technical designs and be an expert in software design, architecture, implementation, deployment and support across our stack
  • Holistic understanding of the software development lifecycle and uses this understanding to define best practices for their team and drive improvements in all aspects of the dev lifecycle.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, translating complex technical requirements into easy to follow direction and documentation

What we’ll love about you

  • Experience building or directly contributing to a great product
  • Comfortable working outside your strengths and knowing how to partner with others to get work done 
  • Experience shaping the end product through active contribution in product conversations and other settings
  • Recognized as an experienced professional who is a leader in their team and technical area 
  • Passion for customers/users and delivering value to them
  • 80/20 - regularly achieves 80% of the value with 20% of the work
  • Passion for early stage companies and the opportunity to be responsible for owning and improving a new, fast-growing code base

What You’ll Love About Us
  • High growth startup - plenty of room for you to directly impact the company and grow your career!
  • Fully remote culture - work from home (or wherever!)
  • Fun - We're passionate and enjoy what we do
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for equity
  • Unlimited paid time off 
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Other great perks, such as home office stipend

You are welcome here. Postscript is an ever-evolving place of equal employment for talented individuals.