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Senior Engineer

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We’re hiring Senior Engineers to elevate Glossier as an inviting, fun way to buy beauty products. You’ll join a team focused on building a delightful e-commerce and in-store experience, and fostering the most welcoming community to discuss skin care and makeup. At Glossier, we work in product teams that ship features to production early, then iterate based on internal and customer feedback. We pay attention to performance, write tests for our code, and care about design. We are also mindful of building an inclusive culture, where decisions are made transparently and we support each other's learning and growth.

Our technology stack

    Ruby on Rails for the backend
    GraphQL for our API
    React, Redux, Webpack, and Apollo on the frontend
    AWS to host our infrastructure
    Postgres, Redis, and Redshift
    Swift for our point-of-sale application

In this role, during your first month you’ll:

    Connect with an onboarding buddy, who’ll help you settle in by introducing you to team members throughout Glossier.
    Learn about Glossier’s engineering principles through pairing sessions with developers.
    Work within a product team to ship a well-tested feature or enhancement to production. We love using feature flags to control how changes are rolled out.

During your first three months you’ll:

    Deploy frequent improvements, and maybe break something! We have a blameless post-mortem process so that when things go wrong, we can make our systems and processes more resilient.
    Set personal development goals with your manager, using our publicly available Engineering ladder as a guide. We have tracks for Individual Contributors and Managers, so you can grow in your career no matter where your interests lie.

During your first year you’ll:

    Be a flag-bearer of our diverse and inclusive culture.
    Have end-to-end responsibility for projects of increasing complexity.
    Contribute an RFC (Request for Comments) proposal that improves our team's culture, processes, or architecture.
    Give a tech talk. We hold internal talks every two weeks – it’s an opportunity for team members to show their work and present on topics relating to our practice.
    Write a blog post on Into The Tech, our Technology team’s blog.
    Help grow the engineers around you, including those in our apprenticeship program.


    Have a reputation for being inclusive, innovative, clever, fun, and thoughtful. :)
    Are motivated by working in a fast-growing, dynamic, and iterative environment.

About your application and the interview process

If you’re unsure about your qualifications for this position, we still encourage you to apply. We’re looking for engineers who have experience, but know that not everyone’s had a chance to work with the technologies in our stack. What’s most important is that you have a growth mindset, and know how to reliably ship software. Our interview process typically involves a phone screen with an internal recruiter, followed by an exploratory conversation with our VP of Engineering. After that, we’ll invite you to our offices for an on-site interview on a range of technical and interpersonal topics. One of our interviews involves pair programming – we want to see what it’s like to work with you on problems you might encounter in the real world. We know that live coding can be stressful at times, and will do our best to craft a friendly and collaborative experience.

About Glossier

Glossier is a beauty company that lives in NYC, is sold on the internet, and promotes a skincare-first philosophy that celebrates beauty in real life.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Glossier not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignment, benefits, layoff, and termination.
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