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Chief Architect

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Shoptelligence Chief Architect

Shoptelligence is looking for a Chief Architect to work alongside our VP of Engineering and own the design and implementation of our core product platform, including applications, devops and data. This means scalable, self-healing servers; rock-solid code and configuration management; repeatable processes that can build from scratch source code to fully provisioned service; full dev-test-release continuous integration; and clean, standards-based application code.

Bring your vision because everything can be on the table: More Docker or move to Kubernetes? Mongo or Dynamo? Leverage AWS SQS or go Python/Gunicorn/Celery? You’ve been around enough to know the first answer is “it depends” and to look for the key capabilities, because everything is a tradeoff. And, we have a business to run and customers to serve, so we have to work on the engines while the plane is flying.

If finding the leading edge and building just a bit further sounds like your kind of work, reach out to us and we’ll see where we can go together.

Shoptelligence Overview:

Our product enables retailers to present ensembles to consumers that compel purchase decisions by providing a range of complementary products, not just more similar products like everyone else. Instead of showing more shirts, how about pants and shoes? Looking at a couch? Instead of recommending more couches, how about a chair, table, rug and lamp? Shoptelligence is demonstrating compelling real-world performance at major retailers, and moving from a late-prototype phase to scaling elastically for growth, as we achieve product-market fit.

Our culture is all about curiosity and passion for what we do. We are a small but dedicated team looking to grow with the right individuals that embody working hard and having fun while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Our leadership team includes seasoned executives in tech and advanced analytics and a former e-commerce software CEO, who previously founded a leader in the sector that was valued at over $100M, and drove all revenue and operations as COO for a public e-commerce software company.

Candidate Profile:

Senior developer to architect. 10+ years’ experience. You’ve been doing software for a while and have worn a number of hats – heads-down coding, team leadership, research, and even some project, product or resource management. You’re looking to go all-in with a small team where you can make a major difference in the company and help determine its success or failure.


As a critical member of the development team, you provide a strong and flexible delivery framework to enable all developers to quickly and safely move from development to production, with quality and reliability.
You are a team player and can also develop high quality code for the core product, create toolsets to help the business scale, and actively participate in R&D in adjacent technology areas to allow the business to maintain its cutting-edge product position.
You will learn or become an expert in the APIs, data models, enrichment algorithms, management tools, and capabilities our platform utilizes. You will use this expertise to plan, write and test code for new and enhanced features and offerings, working with Product Management.
You will participate as an active team member in daily scrums as part of our agile software development methodology. This includes joining sprint planning meetings as well as estimating work effort on tasks assigned to you and providing guidance to more junior team members.
As the team grows, you will take on a greater leadership role including running your own scrum team, setting and enforcing standards, and participating in recruiting and hiring decisions.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a computer science
10+ years professional experience in software development.
Experience designing, building and maintaining real-time, large-scale cloud-based applications.
Experience with infrastructure, software and data architecture
Excellence in planning, project estimation and impact analysis skills.
Excellent communication skills to interact with both technical and non-technical professionals.
Strong track record of timely delivery.
Active communicator in discussions, knowing when to contribute, listen and/or ask questions.
Ability to think critically and design elegant solutions to challenging problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with A/B testing tools and processes (strongly preferred)
Experience with Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Image Recognition
Previous experience developing in Retail technology, eCommerce, or AdTech (strongly preferred)
Project or team lead experience
Coding: Python, SQL, NoSQL, PHP, Javascript, Linux
Systems: AWS EC2, RDS, Redis, Cloudwatch, Autoscaling, Load balancing. MySQL/MariaDB, Debian, Apache, Django, Docker. Git, S3, Travis/Jenkins. Elasticache, SumoLogic, Logstash.

Shoptelligence at a glance

Style Discovery Platform

Shoptelligence focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Retail Technology, Image Recognition, and Ecommerce. Their company has offices in Ann Arbor. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.shoptelligence.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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