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Staff Engineer, Commerce Solutions - Leaflink

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Job Title
Staff Engineer, Commerce Solutions
Job Location
Remote
Job Description

About LeafLink

LeafLink is the largest unified B2B cannabis platform, providing licensed cannabis businesses a suite of tools to manage their business more effectively, sell or order from their favorite brands and accelerate growth. We are one platform, one solution and we’re defining the way thousands of cannabis brands, distributors and retailers streamline their operations. With thousands of brands and retailers across 30+ markets in North America, we are setting the industry standard for how cannabis businesses grow together. LeafLink processes more than $4.4 billion in wholesale cannabis orders annually.

Our team, backed by funding from leading VC's, including Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Nosara Capital, and Lerer Hippeau is poised to define the cannabis supply chain through technology.  LeafLink was named one of Inc. 5000’s ‘Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies’, one of Built In NYC's 'Best Places to Work in 2021', as well as one of Fast Company's 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise for 2020', joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare - and we're just getting started!

The Role

LeafLink is seeking a Staff Software Engineer for Commerce Solutions to join our remote-friendly team, headquartered in NYC. We desire someone passionate about working with teams that solve interesting, large-scale problems at a rapid pace. This role will focus on the design, buildout, and iteration of LeafLink’s existing and emerging eCommerce technology systems, enabling a new and massive revenue stream as well as modernizing LeafLink’s ad technology. As a senior member of our engineering team, you will have a direct and lasting impact everywhere in the business. Your contribution will be immediate and have positive ripple effects across not only our business but each customer’s business, as well!

LeafLink is currently gearing up to tackle a large-scale platform overhaul that will strengthen our position as a leader within the industry. As such, this role has the opportunity to help shape and grow this new platform and work within new and growing technologies. It’s an exciting time to join our engineering team!

Ideal candidates for this position should possess a keen mind for solving tough problems with the ideal solution, partnering effectively with various team members along the way. They should be personable, efficient, flexible, and communicative, have a strong desire to implement change, grow, mature, and have a passion and love for their work. This role comes with the opportunity to be a high performer within a fast-paced, dynamic, and quickly growing department.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Design, build, and iterate on various parts of our Seller Experiences (Inventory, CRM, Product Menu) as well as our ad offerings
  • Architect a robust solution to recommend more relevant products to retailers to help increase discovery and maximize their margins
  • Lead by example for other members of the team as a dedicated, passionate, and flexible technologist who is constantly looking for the ideal solution to a problem
  • Set and drive the architectural design and development objectives that enable us to re-platform and scale our eCommerce marketplace tools based on a flexible product roadmap
  • Review and develop architecture plans based on product-driven goals for both internal and external teams, ensuring our department’s core engineering values remain a priority
  • Be seen as “the person” by team members - leading by example as a dedicated, flexible technologist who is always looking for the ideal, elegant solution to a problem while still making sure to partner effectively with other areas of the department and company
  • Help make critical software design decisions that will have a lasting impact on LeafLink’s platform and products as well as lead and mentor others to do the same
  • Keep up to date on modern technologies and trends and advocate for their inclusion within products when it makes sense
  • Analyze and evaluate existing solutions within the company and make decisions on whether to extend or refactor as needed
  • Drive technical roadmaps that bring commercial value to the company.
  • Work collaboratively with multiple agile teams to help deliver end-to-end products and features, seeing them through from conception to delivery
  • Be able to troubleshoot and diagnose issues quickly and effectively when they arise, bringing calm and rationality to tense situations and providing a clear path forward for team members across multiple areas of the department
  • Provide technical leadership and help mentor engineering, QA, operations, and product staff to deliver the best possible solutions for the company
  • Help define, document, evolve, and evangelize high engineering standards and best practices across multiple areas
  • Move quickly and intelligently - seeing technical debt as your nemesis

What You’ll Bring to the Team 

  • 10+ years working with B2B marketplace or eCommerce technical systems, with an understanding of industry best practices regarding invoicing, reconciliation, order lifecycles, and notification frameworks
  • Ideal candidates will have experience in highly regulated industries with heavy compliance requirements, e.g. Healthcare, Cannabis, Financial products 
  • Expert-level experience and track record of architecting large-scale decoupled, event-driven, service-oriented systems
  • Extensive experience working on high-traffic, international systems
  • Extensive experience refactoring legacy systems in an iterative fashion
  • Experience working in and advocating for agile environments
  • Expert-level experience working with APIs / in an API-driven environment (REST, RPC, GraphQL), ideally including outbound webhooks and the associated self-service infrastructure required to support a productive developer experience
  • Proven track record of practical, thoughtful problem-solving
  • Expert-level experience working with one or more of the following: Python/Flask, Node
  • Extensive experience building applications and underlying systems that work within fully containerized environments (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Extensive experience working with relational and non-relational data structures and stores
  • Advanced experience working in an environment that sees test-driven development as a core value and a path toward ensuring stability
  • Experience working within environments that rely heavily on automation, CI, and CD concepts to rapidly deliver, measure, and iterate on products and features
  • Experience working within cloud-based environments like AWS and GCP - specifically related to networking, computing, database, cache, and storage services
  • Advanced knowledge of front-end technologies like Javascript (Vue, React), CSS (Sass, SCSS), templating engines (JSX, Twig, etc.), and build systems (Gulp, Webpack)
  • Experience working within a collaborative, pair programming-driven engineering environment
  • An active member of the open-source community a plus
  • Well-versed in version control systems (Git)
  • An interest in the cannabis industry and/or the LeafLink brand

LeafLink Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible PTO - you’re going to be working hard so enjoy time off with no cap!
  • A robust stock option plan to give our employees a direct stake in LeafLink’s success
  • 5 Days of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) - giving back is important to us and we want our employees to prioritize cultivating a better community
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • Commuter Benefits through our Flexible Spending Account

LeafLink’s employee-centric culture has earned us a coveted spot on BuiltInNYC’s Best Places to Work for in 2021 list. Learn more about LeafLink’s history and the path to our First Billion in Wholesale Cannabis Orders here.

Base salary range
$200,000$215,000 USD

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Leaflink Headquarters Location

New York, NY

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Leaflink Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

Leaflink Founded Year

2015

Leaflink Total Amount Raised

$229,000,000

Leaflink Funding Rounds

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  • Series D

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $35,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $10,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $3,000,000 USD

  • Angel

    $1,000,000 USD

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