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Engineering Manager, Logistics

Company: Whatnot
Location: California City
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:


Whatnot (YC W20) is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We're one of YC's top companies and one of the fastest-growing marketplaces ever, hitting well over 100MM GMV in just our second year. We're laser passionate about crafting an outstanding software company, team, and place to work. You can read our principles here .

Our mission: enable anyone to turn their passion into a business and bring people together through commerce. We're building the future of eCommerce; an interactive community where creators can make a living off their passion.

Did we mention we're high growth? In January 2021, Whatnot had 10 ambitious employees. Today, the Whatnot team is 200+ employees and will exceed 300 by year-end. We're hiring forward-thinking problem solvers across all functional areas. We recruit thoughtfully, can adapt quickly, and are scaling fully remotely.

Opportunity Size

The eCommerce experience has been static for 20+ years and is one of the largest opportunities for disruption in the startup space today. Livestream shopping is a $170B GMV market in China and has grown 100% YoY. Retail is a $5T market opportunity!


The Logistics team works across all facets of fulfillment of product, making sure every buyer gets their goods and every seller can ship, track and get paid out with ease. As a member of the early Logistics team, you will have the opportunity to build systems and platforms that help fulfill over 1B GMV from scratch. We look for engineers with great product instincts who can own whole projects from start to finish.

The software team has a lot of individual responsibility and many more freedoms, so we need to hire people we can trust. Your ability to make good trade-offs and exercise good judgment is essential to us.

  • You will hire and develop engineers, and play a key role in setting and completing an ambitious roadmap for product expansion
  • Lead the development of our applications across mobile and backend systems in multi-functional teams
  • Be actively involved in strategic direction and product decisions

    Curious about who thrives at Whatnot? We've found that low ego, a growth mindset, and leaning into action and high impact goes a long way here.
    • You have 2+ years of engineering leadership experience (at least 2 years in a high growth environment)
    • You have a passion for the measurement and improvement of products
    • Have experience leading teams to build great user-facing mobile/web applications and backend services/APIs
    • You have guided technical decisions for complex products within a web and mobile environment
    • You have experience demonstrating your technical background and hands-on experience in solving large and complex technical problems
    • You have an eye for great products and can work with product engineers, product managers, and designers to effectively deliver them
    • You have a proven history of effectively recruiting, mentoring, and retaining high performing teams
      • Competitive base salary and stock options
      • Unlimited Vacation Policy and No Meeting Holidays
      • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short term disability & Long term Disability
        • Whatnot covers 99% of employee premium costs, and 75% of dependent care premiums for Medical
        • Dental and Vision sponsored 100% by Whatnot for employees and dependents
        • Work From Home Support
          • Laptop provided by Whatnot and home office setup allowance
          • $450 work-from-anywhere quarterly allowance for cell phone, internet, or co-working space
          • Up to $500 monthly to spend within Whatnot App
          • Care benefits
            • $1,350 quarterly allowance on food
            • $1,500 quarterly allowance for wellness
            • Paid Parental Leave
            • $20,000 for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
            • During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Whatnot provides a $20,000 annual allowance towards Nannies, Daycare, and Caregiving support

              Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.

Keywords: Whatnot, Lancaster , Engineering Manager, Logistics, Professions , California City, California

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