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Technical Lead

San Francisco, CA

At Rothy’s, we know there’s a better way to do business, and it starts by putting the planet and its people first. More than 166 million single-use plastic bottles and 603,000 pounds of ocean-bound marine plastic have been transformed into our signature thread, creating wardrobe staples that look just as good as they feel. 

Striving for zero waste, we combine 3D knitting technology and handcrafted assembly to create machine washable styles that don’t compromise on comfort. From classic shoes to carry-everywhere bags, we create essentials for wherever you go.

At Rothy’s, building a sustainable future is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on fostering an inclusive environment at our HQ, retail stores and wholly-owned factory, and are growing our community every day. 

As a direct to consumer company, technology is at the center of everything we do, and we couldn’t do it without this team. The expertise of our Technology team helps make Rothy’s a well-oiled machine. These whizzes keep all things tech-related ticking—from expertly engineering our site to providing essential IT assistance to cross-functional teams. As a direct to consumer company, technology is at the center of everything we do, and we couldn’t do it without this team. We are looking for a Full Stack Developer to join our growing team and help ensure that our products are delivered with the highest level of quality possible.

The Technical Lead will be responsible for implementing well tested and thoughtful solutions across a wide range of challenges. We are looking for someone that has deep experience integrating third-party platforms and following modern software design patterns. The ideal candidate has familiarity with (or a willingness to learn about) performance optimization, background queuing, unit testing, CI/CD build outs, iPaaS implementation, REST/GraphQL API architecture concerns and database design best practices, to name a few topics. 

We are looking for someone that has a passion for writing beautiful code in an effort to create clear and systematic solutions that speak to design and technical visions. We are looking for someone that is not scared of experimentation and challenging convention but at the same time excited about peer-review, constructive critique and collaboration.

The Technical Lead will be responsible for implementing articulate backend solutions to solve complex problems for Rothy’s. You will lead and manage a team to architect these solutions, and evangelize best practices and patterns.

What you’ll do: 


  • Develop scalable backend solutions with performance and security in mind
  • Solve problems in the e-Commerce sphere. Dive into complex problem sets with passion and aptitude
  • Collaborate with Product, Design, QA, Data, Technical management and Architecture in the design of these solutions
  • Be responsible for implementing well tested and thoughtful solutions across a wide range of challenges 
  • Drive engineering solutions and level of efforts discussions for stand ups, sprint and quarterly planning
  • Write well-written, self-documenting code that follows best practices and design patterns
  • Partner with like-minded developers in empowered and self-organized product teams
  • Develop, Test, Deploy and support software that meets and exceeds business needs
  • Practice Agile methodologies to deliver the software, which will help in providing faster feedback on business features

People Management:

  • Establish proactive and consistent communication and feedback with their team
  • Experience supporting and growing direct reports
  • Led hiring process
  • Reinforce clear performance expectations for the team
  • Provide continuous feedback to team and individual development, and holds everyone accountable for meeting these expectations.
  • Contribute to developing / streamlining department processes
  • Identify opportunities to support team’s growth and development 
  • Lead by example, coaches team members by sharing knowledge and experiences and acts as a role model
  • Known as someone people want to work for and follow
  • Inspire team to adopt ideas and ways of doing things as well as achieve personal, team and organizational goals
  • Identify team patterns/trends and builds optimal team processes
  • Effectively lead the team(s) through complex and ambiguous situations

You Have: 

  • 7+ years of web development experience
  • 3+ years experience with Shopify as a platform (including adding and building apps)
  • Experience with an iPaaS (Tibco, Boomi, Mulesoft, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience with testing and integrating REST or GraphQL APIs
  • Ability to write concise, cohesive code with test coverage
  • Knowledge of modern frameworks (Rails, postgres, React, Vue, Node.js) alongside a mature understanding of software development principles
  • Have experience with SQL or No-SQL databases with a strong understanding of data structuring
  • Strong knowledge of development patterns and frameworks such as MVC, JAM and MERN
  • Have experience and knowledge on utilizing cloud hosting platforms such as Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure for deployment needs and monitoring performance
  • Working knowledge of continuous integration, continuous delivery pipelines
  • Total comfort working with APIs and 3rd party integrations
  • Great interpersonal communication skills 
  • The ability to manage workload, meet deadlines and speak up when needed
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • A passion for retail and fashion, and a focus on sustainability are a plus

Our Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off
  • 401k matching
  • Comprehensive health plans for you and your family
  • Supplemental mental health benefits
  • Monthly wellness reimbursement 
  • Employee Discount Program!

Pay Range:

$205,000 - $225,000 Annually

Base pay is one part of the total rewards package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work. This role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

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