We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Lead Backend Engineer at Shedd who wants to make a difference.
Online since Mar 9, 2018
Shedd is an app for buying and selling pre-adored fashion.
Sounds simple enough, right? Our ambitions are significantly bigger. We believe fashion is just the start. The goal has always been to make better use of the world's possessions. What we do after revolutionising the way the planet consume fashion with a heavy bias to minimalism and access over ownership is up to you.
We are Shedd, and we are trying to help the world make better use of its possessions. We see the biggest opportunity right now in the fashion segment, where globalization, increased disposable income in emerging markets, social media obsession and fast fashion are creating consumerism that is spiraling out of control.
We know that over 50% of the average woman’s wardrobe space is made up of unworn or once-worn items in perfect condition, that will never be worn again. So Shedd created a fashion marketplace enabling people to be creative and experimental – but in a more sustainable way. Promoting the buy.wear.shedd. mentality.
A young and hungry company with a global footprint, backed by OLX Group and Naspers – Shedd is an exciting place to work. We are aggressively expanding into new markets, and are still agile enough to test and iterate design systems with pace (as a start-up would), whilst benefiting from the backing and experience of a global powerhouse, to scale quickly.
Are you a people person and genuinely enjoy helping others grow? Are you a thought leader? Can you solve any task thrown at you, irrespective of complexity or scale? Do you mentor and lead those in your team and push the boundaries of perfection? Do you know which corners can and can't be cut? Can you balance technical ambitions with business objectives?
As a Team Lead you present yourself as a strong leader, demonstrate deep practical engineering knowledge and have a proven track record for timely project delivery and project management. You'll be asked to harness your insight into technology and collaborate with Product Managers to make products that enrich the lives of our users, leveraging multiple cross-disciplinary streams to achieve our technological and business vision.
Delivering A-class products that scale to thousands of users, applying new industry trends and challenging your peers are all part of the daily gig. Our Team Leads conceive, design and deliver the innovative products at Shedd. They have an intimate knowledge of the business domain and always put our user's experience first.
A Team Lead is an expert in building great teams: by understanding the dynamics of the teams and harnessing strengths of each team member to make them an efficient unit. She/He understands and believes in our core values, is a proponent of empowering the team to make the right decisions.
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