We automate pricing for companies like Walmart and Britannia

Founding Engineer

Bangalore, Karnataka, India / Remote (India)
Job Type
1+ years
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Rashmi Bala
Rashmi Bala

About the role

About the role

We are looking for someone who can lead and also build from scratch. You would be working 0-1 to define key decisions around architecture and engineering decisions to set a scalable foundation for Anakin’s tech. We are working on interesting problem statements from ML’s and also from a development perspective. If you enjoy building applications from the ground up, then you've found the right place.

You are the engineer other engineers can count on. You embrace every problem with enthusiasm. You remove hurdles, are a self-starter, team player. You have the hunger to venture into unknown areas and make the system work.

Your Responsibilities would be to:

  • Help us shape the product from definition to release.
  • Deeply own the lifecycle of software, including rolling out to operations, managing configurations, maintaining and upgrading, and supporting end-users.
  • Build and Lead a team of engineers to evolve the current solution.
  • Analyze data and bugs that require in-depth investigations.
  • Architect new and optimize existing software codebases and systems used to crawl, launch, run, and monitor the Anakin family of app crawlers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Extremely effective, self-driven builder.
  • 2+ years of experience as a backend software engineer.
  • Experience in working with small teams and helping the peers.
  • Has worked on projects or products with complete ownership.
  • Ability to move quickly, but carefully.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Broad understanding of the landscape of software engineering design patterns and principles
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately in a highly stressful environment during removing bugs in run-time within minutes.
  • Worked at a startup, led end to end product launches before.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends when needed to meet critical deadlines.
  • Must have an aversion to politics and BS. Should let his/her work speak for him/her.
  • Must be comfortable with uncertainty. In almost all the cases, your job will be to figure it out.
  • Must not be bounded to comfort zone. Often, you will need to challenge yourself to go above and beyond.

Our tech stack

We use Node.JS, Python, and AWS but this is not a filter. Anyone from any stack can apply.

About the interview

  • Intro call, to talk about our experiences and to do a quick eval if there is a mutual fit (30 min).
  • Technical round - With the CTO: A 30 minute tech interview followed by a 60 minute not-so-difficult coding round. This is also a chance for you to understand where Anakin stands in terms of its tech. (90 min)
  • (Optional) Technical round - Take home assignment: A system design based assignment which will help us understand your track record of acting with high agency and delivering on complex technical projects autonomously. (2-3days).
  • Final Round with the CEO: Culture + Product sense interview (60 min)

Why you should join Anakin

Anakin is building a fully automated pricing engine for large eCommerce companies such as Flipkart, Walmart, and Uber. We help companies like Uber and Flipkart increase their revenue by upto 12% by optimizing the pricing, products and trends data of their competitors.

We do that by collecting data and generating actionable insights. Our pricing engine automatically changes the prices of hundreds of millions of products across 15+ countries in real-time. Anakin is profitable and growing 24% every month with 6 multi-billion-dollar eCommerce companies as clients.

Team Size:20
Location:New York
Rashmi Bala
Rashmi Bala
Mohit Prateek
Mohit Prateek