Tradesy is a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling luxury fashion, enabling stylish customers to unlock the value in their closet to access affordable luxury. Our mission is to make fashion resale as simple, safe and stylish as retail- at scale. We have millions of passionate members, a product that people love, strong values centered around sustainability and equality, and a team culture that truly supports you- while giving you the freedom to work from wherever you are.

Tradesy is seeking an exceptionally talented Senior Backend Engineer to work closely with other engineers, designers and product owners to develop reliable, performant, secure and scalable systems.
Success in this role requires a willingness to take initiative in discovering all aspects of the back end systems.  It also requires applying that knowledge to debug issues and to develop robust solutions for the business.

This role reports directly to the Backend Engineering Manager.

You Will:

  • Contribute to and lead engineering efforts from planning to execution
  • Drive product initiatives to improve the customer experience by developing, supporting, monitoring, and troubleshooting the PHP application
  • Work closely with QA engineers to maintain excellent coverage of automated tests (unit, functional, integration and performance tests)
  • Take the time to do thorough code reviews and leave thoughtful feedback
  • Design and develop new Python and PHP services to support the migration away from our monolithic PHP application towards a services based approach

You Have:

  • Four or more years of professional work experience writing backend (server side) code
  • A mastery of Python, PHP, Ruby or similar programming language
  • The drive to constantly hone your craft - designing and building robust and maintainable systems
  • The ability to discuss and explain system architecture and component design
  • Knowledge of database design and the ability to manage data across multiple data stores
  • An appreciation for paying down tech debt and avoiding its accrual in the first place
  • A desire to mentor and set a positive example for junior and mid-level engineers
  • Experience building APIs or services using RESTful principles is required
  • Experience building and maintaining a large scale customer facing website is required
  • Experience with Redis or a caching layer is preferred
  • Experience with Elasticsearch is a plus
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a plus

What to Expect:

Apply through our website or any affiliate job boards:

  • You will receive a confirmation email
  • If we don't feel you meet the requirements for this position, we will send you an email informing you of the decision

If we think you meet enough of our criteria, one of our in-house Recruiters will reach out to schedule an introductory call.


  • Competitive salary
    • Commensurate with skill set, experience and the position. What you made at your last job should not dictate your worth. Tradesy is committed to a Basic Living Wage threshold and holds its own $50k Minimum Wage Standard for entry level positions

  • True Opportunity for Growth 
    • We don’t believe in time served or waiting for your manager to get promoted or leave. Carve out your own path, at your pace - there’s room at the top for all of us

  • Individual and Team bonuses
    • Based on performance

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits
    • Several options for Company Paid Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Plans. Tradesy pays 100% of the premiums for individuals - great discounts if you want to add spouse/children/families
  • Wealth Benefits
    • 401k option and Equity (stock options) because every employee should be an owner

  • Flexible Paid Time Off  
    • We coordinate with each other to make sure work and play find a healthy balance.

  • Celebrate Diversity Paid Holiday Program
    • A combination of set and floating Company Holidays - so you can choose the days most meaningful to you
    • Designated Paid time off to serve (Jury Duty) and VOTE as well!

  • Mentorship opportunities
    • Grow within your field, gain valuable skills and experience in a new one or become a change agent for those around you - all on Company time

  • Paid Parental Leave -
    • For Moms, Dads and everything in between

Additional Perks:

  • Remote Friendly Office - Work from the place that best works for you

  • Flexible Working Hours - night owl? Got kids/pets/family obligations? We value your output, not the clock

  • Virtual company-wide happy hours, Product demos, support groups and team events. Philanthropy and community outreach too. We are constantly finding news ways to stay meaningfully connected in this virtual world

  • Monthly Technology Reimbursement - $100 per month (tax free!) to help you stay connected and in touch

  • Free Health & Wellness App Subscription - Fitness, mindfulness, stretching, stress management, nutrition and so much more.

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