Senior Software Engineer

| Austin
Come work at Smarter Sorting!
About You
We are in the midst of transforming our platform to reliably serve our customer's data needs. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer experienced in building Python and Go web services to help us develop scalable solutions. 
Our ideal teammate is a digital carpenter who is excited at the opportunity to craft a platform that serves the increasing demands of our customers. Ultimately, our engineer will take ownership of all data science related areas of our platform and infrastructure.
You will be joining a team of experienced software architects and developers who are creating a data platform to disrupt the compliance space and further our sustainable mission.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Help transform our R&D grade platform to a stable and performant production system
  • Create services to serve the data needs of both internal and external customers
  • Ultimately owning the portions of the platform interfacing with our data scientists

What We're Looking For

  • BA/BS in CS, MIS, Math, Statistics, Engineering or related degree
  • Expert in Python and Go and software engineering fundamentals
  • Experienced building web applications with Python frameworks
  • Experienced with REST and queue based services
  • Experienced working with data scientists and machine learning frameworks
  • Familiar with Postgres, Mongo, ElasticSearch
  • Familiar with Kubernetes and containerized deployment
  • Communicative and able to work independently
  • Approaches ambiguity with a decisive and investigative mind
  • Takes ownership and responsibility of critical systems
  • Enjoys building code that gets deployed and used

Your first month

  • Demonstrate understanding of our system architecture
  • Work on tickets for building out our production data platform
  • Complete organizational onboarding

Your first 3 months

  • Work on new platform features as the transition completes
  • Collaborate with data science team on migration to new infrastructure

Your first 6 months

  • Ownership of infrastructure used by the data science team
  • Ownership of the production platform interface with the data science team

Your Benefits & Perks
Competitive Compensation Packages
401k program
Medical, dental & vision insurance 
Short-term disability insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Unlimited Paid Time Off
Continuing Education Sponsorship
Bi-Annual All-Hands, Volunteering & Special Events (with baby goats in attendance)
Unlimited snacks & drinks
About Us
Smarter Sorting is a purpose-driven company committed to advancing sustainability at every phase of the consumer product lifecycle. Our cutting-edge machine learning technology enables cost-effective, legally compliant decisions for all unsold products, and our process advances our partners’ zero-waste goals.
As a collective group of machine learning experts, successful serial entrepreneurs, data scientists, sustainability experts, and national account program managers, our passion for data-driven sustainability drives us toward a singular goal: to reduce waste through the salvation of unwanted items. Our goal is to minimize valuable product disposal and maximize sustainable alternatives such as donation, reuse, and recycling.
A healthy culture is key to our company’s success and more importantly our employees’ happiness. At Smarter Sorting: We do what it takes. We are driven to become experts. We are not jerks. We are real. We have grit. Our core values drive our culture and in turn, we achieve our vision.
Better decisions. Better data. Greener planet. All made possible by the best people. Come join our team!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • IonicFrameworks
    • SinatraFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DockerDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • WrikeManagement
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

We are in the heart of East Austin right next door to Lustre Pearl and all the best food. Our 2,500 sq ft. office used to be an auto body shop. #ReUse

An Insider's view of Smarter Sorting

What's something quirky about your company?

We always have baby goats, bunnies and chickens attend all of our company events because they've been scientifically proven to sharpen business acumen and bolster synergy.

Jared Robertson

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team is working to develop a product that will bring back of store technology into the 21st century. We are helping clients better manage all of their back of store processes by providing tools that work for them instead of tools that they have to work with. It's fun to be a part of a team that is building out a revolutionary product!

Maya Lozada

Product Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Smarter Sorting is extremely supportive of our career growth. One of our values is 'We will become experts.' This year, Smarter Sorting sponsored my professional HR certification exam fees and a class at UT. Our company is always willing to support continuing education.

Valerie Lara

Director of HR & Recruiting

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Smarter Sorting is to revolutionize the industry with smart technology. I truly want to maximize the salvation of unsold or unwanted items and force people to second guess the word “waste.” Internally, I want to create a culture where genuine, talented people can learn and grow.

Katy

VP of Customer Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At our fast-paced startup, idealistic ideation, sales, & product development are largely one in the same process. It has been gratifying to see ideas and observations communicated in 1:1's or team meetings turn into Smarter Sorting products. Now, these products have been implemented across many of the US's largest companies!

Scott

VP of Sustainability

What are Smarter Sorting Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Daily Stand Up
Open Door Policy
Team Owned Deliverables
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Documented Equal Pay Policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Manifesto
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Continuing Education Stipend
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized development tracks
Paid Industry Certifications
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