Interior Define is taking a dramatically different approach to sourcing & selling high-design, high-quality furniture. We’re a unique blend of startup: one-part established ecommerce business and one part emerging / venture-backed brand.
At the core of the business sits our deep-rooted passion to deliver a superior user experience in the remarkably stagnant furniture market. Our unique supply chain enables us to serve customers with a highly personalized product at an exceptional value.
While our supply chain / product capabilities differentiate our brand, our eCommerce storefront will serve as the consumer-facing heart of the business. Without the appropriate systems, we are unable to deliver on our unique offering, scale to new category (and consumer) segments, or ultimately become a leading eCommerce furniture brand.
The CTO will play an incredibly important role in the success of our existing business and formation of our new furniture brand / storefront. We are looking for a unique individual to manage dynamic responsibilities.
direct high-level technology decisions, e.g. eCommerce, CMS , programming and product strategies
recruit and manage an in-house development team; initially leading a mix of outsourced and in-house resources
translate business needs into technology requirements
architecting, managing and scaling our production web architecture
Installing, configuring and administering our systems; supporting our internal and external web servers
administering and managing MySQL database servers
monitoring systems and applications
proactively / preventively administering systems and maintenance
writing outstanding documentation
have held a CTO or lead engineering role at another ecommerce brand
have 8+ years of experience: managing in-house developers, outsourced developers and product managers (although, we will consider exceptional candidates at various levels of experience)
have substantial experience developing web applications
are passionate about building unique eCommerce platforms & associated user experiences
are excited about being a part of a growing team & brand
are proficient in all aspects of systems engineering – understanding how to develop features as well as ensure performance, scalability, availability and security
are proficient in one or more common web languages: Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, SQL
have experience with Magento eCommerce software (enterprise edition a plus)
may also have experience with Volusion eCommerce, eCommerce platform migrations
passion for furniture and / or design a plus
Candidates must have graduated from an accredited university with at least a Bachelor's.
Compensation is competitive and includes corporate level benefits (health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance as well as retirement and other benefits). In addition to salary, equity options are available.