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Principal Software Engineer I - Inventory Management Systems - Stitch Fix

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Job Title
Principal Software Engineer I - Inventory Management Systems
Job Location
Remote, USA
Job Description


About the Team

The Inventory Management Systems (IMS) Team at Stitch Fix is crucial to our mission of delivering personalized styling services and a seamless client experience. Our team is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining advanced inventory management solutions that ensure the efficient tracking, control, and optimization of our inventory across the entire supply chain. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches, we enable Stitch Fix to manage inventory levels accurately, minimize costs, and meet client demand effectively. We build modern software with modern techniques like TDD, continuous delivery, DevOps, and service-oriented architecture. We focus on high-value products that solve clearly identified problems but are designed in a sustainable way and deliver long term value.

About the Role

Stitch Fix’s Inventory Management Systems (IMS) team is looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Principal Engineer who is dedicated to solving complex inventory challenges. You will work within a distributed team of 4-8 software engineers and cross-functional partners including product, design, algorithms and operations. You're expected to have strong written communication skills and be able to develop strong working relationships with coworkers and business partners. This is a remote position available within the United States. We operate in an agile-inspired manner; collaborating across multiple time zones. You will have the opportunity to develop your non-technical skills by mentoring engineers on your team, leading projects your team is responsible for, and influencing the roadmap of our team. You’ll also participate in our team’s on-call rotation. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in engineering-wide initiatives that aim to improve our culture & developer experience.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Work collaboratively as a distributed team—we are a primarily remote team and we use GitHub, Slack, and video conferencing extensively to collaborate.
  • Be at the forefront of tech and fashion, helping Stitch Fix redefine the shopping experience for the next generation.
  • Lead a team in designing solutions that enable our business.
  • Help design, develop, and grow the foundation of client data at Stitch Fix.
  • Have a significant impact on  understanding client needs and preferences by building flexible, scalable systems.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders while leading the technical discovery, decision-making, and project execution.
  • Play a key role in steering design reviews and overseeing solution implementation. 
  • Engage actively in project planning and team ceremonies.
  • Proactively communicate status updates or changes to the scope or timeline of projects to stakeholders and leadership. 
  • Share the responsibility of directing the team’s investment in impactful directions.
  • Contribute to a culture of technical collaboration and scalable, resilient systems.
  • Lead the design of complex systems, recommend solutions and 3rd party integrations, and provide input on technical design documents & project plans
  • Model consistently sustainable results against measurable goals. 
  • Break down projects into actionable milestones.
  • Provide technical leadership, mentorship, pairing opportunities, timely feedback, and code reviews to encourage the growth of others.
  • Invest in the professional development and career growth of your teammates and peers.
  • Frame business problems using high-quality data analysis and empirical evidence for leadership.
  • Find new and better ways of doing things that align with business priorities.
  • Influence other engineers toward right-sized solutions.

We’re excited about you because…

  • Have roughly 10+ years of professional programming experience and are comfortable with multiple modern software development languages.
  • 2+ years of Go experience is preferred.
  • Have strong skills and hands-on experience in backend systems within large-scale service-oriented architectures.
  • Have 3+ years of experience in technical leadership - including driving technical decisions and guiding broader project goals.
  • Experience in integrating and managing third-party APIs, with a strong focus on ensuring seamless data flow, robust error handling, and ensuring business continuity in case of external service failures.
  • Have excellent analytical skills as well as communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Possess an end-to-end mindset, breaking through team silos to deliver best global outcomes.
  • Treasure helping your team members grow and learn.
  • Take initiative and operate with accountability.
  • Are motivated by solving problems and finding creative client-focused solutions.
  • Build high-quality solutions and are pragmatic about weighing project scope and value.
  • Are flexible, dedicated to your craft, and curious.
  • Have expertise in designing high-scale distributed systems, including microservice architecture, containerization and orchestration
  • Might have experience with GraphQL schema design.
  • Might have experience working remotely alongside a distributed software engineering team.

Technologies we rely on to pursue solutions to business problems include things like:

  • Go, Ruby, Rails
  • React, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • GraphQL and Postgres
  • Kafka
  • AWS services such as Lambda, S3, CloudWatch
  • Terraform

Why you'll love working at Stitch Fix...

  • We are a group of bright, kind people who are motivated by challenge. We value integrity, innovation and trust. You’ll bring these characteristics to life in everything you do at Stitch Fix.
  • We cultivate a community of diverse perspectives— all voices are heard and valued.
  • We are an innovative company and leverage our strengths in fashion and tech to disrupt the future of retail. 
  • We win as a team, commit to our work, and celebrate grit together because we value strong relationships.
  • We boldly create the future while keeping equity and sustainability at the center of all that we do. 
  • We are the owners of our work and are energized by solving problems through a growth mindset lens. We think broadly and creatively through every situation to create meaningful impact.
  • We offer comprehensive compensation packages and inclusive health and wellness benefits.

About Stitch Fix

We're changing the industry and bringing personal styling to every body. We believe in a service and a workplace where you can show up as your best, most authentic self. The Stitch Fix experience is not merely curated—it’s truly personalized to each client we style. We are changing the way people find what they love. We’re disrupting the future of retail with the precision of data science by combining it with human instinct to find pieces that fit our client’s unique style. This novel juxtaposition attracts a highly diverse group of talented people who are both thinkers and doers. This results in a simple, yet powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women and kids throughout the US. We believe we are only scratching the surface and are looking for incredible people like you to help us boldly create our future. 

Compensation and Benefits

Our anticipated compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets, and the range below indicates the low end of the lowest-compensated market to the high end of the highest-compensated market. This position is eligible for new hire and ongoing grants of restricted stock units depending on employee and company performance. In addition, the position is eligible for medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external careers site.
Salary Range
$218,000$232,000 USD

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Stitch Fix Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Stitch Fix Company Size

Between 5,000 - 20,000 employees

Stitch Fix Founded Year


Stitch Fix Total Amount Raised


Stitch Fix Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $11,850,773 USD

  • IPO


  • Series C

    $25,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $12,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $4,750,000 USD

  • Seed

    $750,000 USD