Short Story

Personal styling for petite women

Software Engineer (Full Stack)

San Francisco / Remote
Job Type
6+ years
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Samuel Hoffstaetter
Samuel Hoffstaetter

About the role

About us:

Short Story is the premiere personal styling service for petite women 5’4” or under. We’re a fast growing startup on a mission to reinvent apparel retail for petite women, because they deserve a radically new shopping experience. We believe that one size does not fit all, and we’re passionate about helping women find their perfect fit and their unique personal style. Our dream is to build the best petite community in the world where petite women are heard, supported, and empowered in their everyday lives.

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:

Work directly with a small team building user-facing features

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

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.