Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.



We are in the process of revolutionizing a 278-year-old business. We’re looking for highly talented fullstack software engineers who would help reshape the future of Sotheby’s through exceptional engineering practices, software development, and design. 

You have a passion for building elegant and accessible products. You are customer-focused and passionate about delivering products that will delight your users. You believe in collaboration, working with the business, customers, product, design, and other engineers produces the best products. You care about engineering best practices and building an environment that enables your teammates to succeed. You’re comfortable diving into complex technical and architectural problems and providing mentorship for your peers and teammates.  


  • Build, optimize, and maintain user-facing web features that help art and design lovers sell objects online
  • Design elegant abstractions, shareable libraries, and robust APIs
  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, designers, and stakeholders across the company
  • Communicate persuasively with peers to inspire cooperation
  • Mentor, pair, and delegate work to encourage the growth of others
  • Make well-reasoned decisions that inspire and energize others
  • Provide technical leadership so that others can contribute confidently
  • Help recruit, interview, and generally make Sotheby’s a great home for developers


  • 4+ years of industry engineering experience in a product-driven environment focusing on full-stack application development, technologies, and platforms 
  • Excellent communication skills both internally and externally
  • Works collaboratively across functions and teams
  • Must have good knowledge and experience with Golang, Javascript, or comparable languages and modern application development frameworks like React
  • Must have good knowledge of RDBMS such as Postgres or MySQL
  • Working knowledge of GraphQL and GRPC
  • Working knowledge of cloud platforms such as GCP or AWS
  • Working knowledge of messaging queue systems

The proposed base salary for this position ranges from $138,000-$180,000. In addition to base salary successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus, as well as a competitive benefits package. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. 

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