Short Story

Modern ecommerce for petite women

Software Engineer (Front End)

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

About us:

Short Story is a modern ecommerce tech company. We’re a fast-growing startup on a mission to reinvent apparel retail, with a focus on helping petite women finding the perfect fit. We've built a data-powered, vertically integrated retail machine that uses customer data captured upfront to create winning products. Our goal is to build the most efficiently run retailer in the world and in particular one that delivers a magical perfect fit experience to women of all shapes and sizes.

The role:

The Software Engineer will be responsible for working within the engineering lead to deliver polished front end designs for use by both internal and external consumers, creating trustworthy user experiences, and turning the company vision into an executable roadmap in partnership with senior leadership.

Day to day:

  • Quickly and efficiently iterate on designs to drive company success
  • Engineer reusable components and libraries for regular use
  • Translate designs and wireframes into fully realized, high quality code
  • Troubleshoot user experience issues and designs
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on core company tools and designs
  • Document and manage changes as well as roadmap future changes
  • Participate fully in weekly sprints with knowledge and positivity
  • Set direction for software design internally and externally
  • Take ownership of the user experience and continuously improve user’s experiences

About you:

  • You’re interested in early stage startup experience and growing a company culture
  • Building a company from the ground up is an exciting challenge
  • You’re able to balance design, planning, and coding and manage your calendar
  • You have an eye for detail and quality in product and people
  • Your focus is on doing the right thing for your people, clients, and the world
  • You’re excited about roadmapping for rapid growth and user count
  • You’re happy working in an unstructured environment and excited to build future structure
  • You flourish working independently and collaboratively in a startup environment
  • You’re familiar with product life cycles and eager to build new designs

Your toolkit:

  • Grounding in CS fundamentals - you have a broad based knowledge of all things front end
  • 3+ years React experience
  • 2+ years Typescript experience
  • Python experience preferred
  • PostgreSQL experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills conversationally and via Slack
  • Experience in a startup environment a plus

Why Short Story:

  • The opportunity to be involved in an early stage start-up and build the culture
  • The opportunity to build a unique business from the ground up
  • The opportunity to work on interesting problems around personalization
  • You’re interested in supporting petite women better than ever before
  • You relish the chance to own the development of internal tooling
  • The opportunity to take a start-up from the starting line to success

Benefits and compensation:

  • Attractive early stage compensation and equity package
  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Competitive startup compensation
  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated and experienced founding team
  • Opportunity to work at a Y-Combinator backed start-up

Why you should join Short Story

The average American woman is petite at 5’4”, yet only 4% of clothes are available in petite sizes. Petite women are a hugely underserved segment. So why is no one paying attention? Short Story is a first-of-its-kind platform dedicated to styling petite women and helping them discover new products. We’re a team of curators and problem solvers who are passionate about finding style, quality, and fit. Our mission is to remove the “ugh” from the shopping equation and support petite women in expressing their stories, stylishly and confidently.

Short Story
Team Size:25
Location:San Francisco
Samuel Hoffstaetter
Samuel Hoffstaetter
Isabella Sun
Isabella Sun