Proven Group

PROVEN is using AI, data and personalization to disrupt CPG

Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role


PROVEN is a technology-first consumer company named the ‘Tesla of Skincare’ by Forbes, and the ‘Future of Beauty’ by LA Weekly. Disrupting the $225B skincare market followed by the $2Trillion wellness market through machine learning, and data, PROVEN is the first of its kind to bring forth AI, data, and personalization into the personal care industry.

At PROVEN, we believe that the future of wellness is personalized. We’ve built innovative software solutions to enable unique e-commerce experiences and leverage vast amounts of data to make decisions throughout the company. The result is continuous explosive growth, growing 2400% one year after launch, and having built a world-class team of technologists, marketers, and operators from fastest growing consumer startups to largest CPG conglomerates. We are looking for disrupters to join the team and aggressively grow with us.

About the Job:

As a individual contributor, you’ll join the work force of a fully remote team of software engineers and cross functional partners including product, design, data, algorithms, and operations. You’ll work as technical lead on projects critical to PROVEN’s success, using technology to find high impact solutions to problems. You’ll have ownership within a broad functional area, contributing to the product direction, driving technical strategies and roadmaps, and mentoring junior engineers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Full-stack web development, writing and reviewing code in JavaScript in applications built in React/Node
  • Operate as an engaged member of the team - leading meetings, providing input on technical design documents & project plans, pairing with other engineers to work towards a solution, etc.
  • Design, estimate and review new and refactored software services on the platform. Take ownership for quality of design and implementation of software components to ensure that they run securely, reliably, and at scale
  • Work with internal tech teams to identify and build platform elements required to support key product features
  • Collaborate closely with product, design and growth to conceptualize, design, implement, test and deploy new features for our user base
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve the software development lifecycle and processes
  • Learn about new technologies and discuss potential solutions to problems
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to other members of the engineering team

Who You Are:

  • Hands on experience with running modern web stacks (Node.js, Typescript, React, Postgras, GraphQL, Redis, Kafka)
  • 5+ years of direct industry experience or a MS in CS or related field + 1 year industry experience
  • Solid computer science foundation and coding skills. Ability to write high-performance production quality code. You have worked with Java or C/C++.
  • You write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability and scalability
  • Well-versed in modern cloud platforms, like AWS, and their associated technologies
  • You’re excited about building smart e-commerce and obsessed with bringing the best consumer experience to life
  • Experience with Agile software development and Agile software solutions like JIRA
  • You’re a strong communicator, ready to learn but equally excited to teach

Working at PROVEN:

A couple of years ago, we didn’t exist. Now we’re a small, yet mighty, team of 30. We work hard; we have fun; and we think big. We’re as diverse as we are interesting; amongst us we have lived in over 15 countries; we’re data geeks, operators, beauty aficionados, brand builders, AI experts, high-heel collecting individuals who come together to shake up the status quo:

  • Work flexibly - we are fully distributed with employees in CA, NY, IL, FL, & DC, and you can work from the convenience of your own home
  • Unlimited paid time off (covering vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave) - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family
  • Exclusive employee subscription discounts and SWAG - to ensure you experience the magic of PROVEN’s products (and give us valuable feedback!)
  • Comprehensive health support - insurance for health, vision, dental, FSA, and dependent care - your health comes first, and we’ve got you covered
  • Industry-leading 401k match - we invest in your future
  • Company-wide events & outings - those who play together, stay together!

PROVEN is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

About Proven Group

At PROVEN, we have built the most comprehensive database the beauty industry has ever seen, having analyzed over 8 million skin care reviews, on more than 100,000 products, 20,000 ingredients, and 4000 academic peer reviewed papers. This database is nicknamed the Beauty Genome Project. We then use the data and machine learning to tailor-make beauty products that actually work, because they are formulated specifically for you own individual skin.

Customers fill out an online quiz (questions cover age, ethnicity, lifestyle, and geographic location) to receive a unique skin profile and set of skincare products based on findings from the Beauty Genome Project.

We are changing not just the way that consumers discover and buy beauty products, but also how CPG companies are operated, with less wasteful, more targeted marketing, more efficient inventory turnover, and longer customer life time value using data and personalization.

PROVEN was selected to be in the Oscars gift basket to this year's nominees, and has been featured in New Beauty, Fast Company, TechCrunch, the Verge, and the Huffington Post.

PROVEN had just graduated from Y Combinator. We were also selected to be in this Sephora's Beauty Innovation accelerator, and had just won MIT's AI Startup Idol award of the year.

Proven Group
Team Size:40
Location:San Francisco
Amy Yuan
Amy Yuan
Ming Zhao
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