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Perch Interactive

Software Engineer at "Future of Retail" Startup at Perch Interactive

New York City · Full Time

PERCH is a small company of exceptionally talented, smart, creative, spirited and friendly people who enjoy the challenge of making something out of nothing. We are as inventive as we are resourceful and we like to make things happen. We are a community of unique individuals, who enjoy each other's company and value each other's contributions. We are excited to be defining an entirely new paradigm and platform for shopper interaction and for brands and retailers to communicate with customers in store.

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Job Description

PERCH, the leader in interactive retail experience, is seeking a Software Engineer to work full-time at our office in Downtown Manhattan.

We are looking for someone who enjoys inventing new technology, who delights in solving challenging problems and who thrives in a collaborative and creative environment. In this role, you would be responsible for designing and implementing clever solutions to demanding real-world problems and continually improving our dynamic technology stack.

For this role, you should have significant experience developing backend services (analytics, content management, data processing, etc.) utilizing the MEAN stack. You should also possess basic front-end skills as well. We are looking for a developer with a minimum of 3 years of work experience.

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+ Develop core backend "PERCH Cloud" services
+ Integrate product-sensing technology
+ Design tools for third-party PERCH implementations
+ Maintain and add to PERCH internal libraries
+ Work closely with CTO, CEO and Senior Software Architect

+ Strong understanding of JavaScript and Node.js
+ Strong understanding of MEAN Stack
+ Strong understanding of HTML5 and CSS
+ Familiarity with of Frontend / UI Development
+ Familiarity with Computer Graphics techniques
+ Familiarity with AWS (primarily S3)

+ Bachelors Degree (ideally in Computer Science)
+ 4+ years of Software Development Experience

If you are interested in applying for this position, please provide a resumé along and links to relevant projects.


PERCH is a startup intent on revolutionizing retail. Our technology unites digital content and physical product to engage consumers and analyze their behavior. Founded in 2012, PERCH exists to solve problems for brands and retailers in the changing retail environment. PERCH is made up of a team of highly energetic, passionate people who believe that retail is on the verge of a digital transformation. Learn more at

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What We're Building

PERCH's award winning interactive retail platform is dedicated to revolutionizing retail by transforming the way shoppers experience products in store. By seamlessly integrating the digital into the physical, the PERCH platform enables brands and retailers to create impactful product displays that attract, engage and inform.

Using 3D sensing technology, PERCH responds with dynamic digital media when customer touch or pick up products. This allows brands to reach customers with the right product message right at the point of purchase -
driving 30-80% product sales lift and 5-10x customer engagement.

Uniting the network of PERCH displays is the PERCH Cloud, a robust online platform for media distribution and data analytics. The PERCH Cloud tracks when shoppers interact with products and makes this valuable data available to brands and retailers for the first time ever.

PERCH has been deployed in over 20 countries across 5 continents with a who's who of the retail industry.

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Jared Schiffman
Founder & CTO of Perch Interactive • Co-Founder of Potion • Studied Computer Science @MIT and Interaction Design @MIT Media Lab • National Design Award Finalist
Trevor Sumner
CEO of Perch Interactive. Founder with 2 decades of experience in startups including an IPO, two $100M+ acquisitions. Product, marketing and tech exec. Angel.
Rafael Diaz-Tushman
CTO. Own a software development shop. MBA from Darden, 2008. Serial entrepreneur.
Ash Grewal
Business Development | Brand Strategy | Strategic Partnership Development ... Current: Director of Partnerships at Perch Interactive
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Edwin Buzzatto
@carXotic, Drive What Moves You. Former CTO of @Blue Star Learning. Investor in @ZoomCar India @Wunder Carpool + Angel Syndicates
Beth Mercante
@Ludian • Worked at @Grubb & Ellis, @AIG Investments • Investor Studied at @University of Washington COO What Women Want Networking
Jean Oosthuizen
Angel Investor
Kai Hansen
Product Manager, MBA, data scientist & passionate technologist.
David Mandel
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Mark Weissman
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