Senior Software Engineer (Backend) – Aperture Platform

Department: Engineering

Location: San Jose / Remote

Who is Outward Inc?

Outward Inc. is a visual transformation technology company. Since 2012, our team of inventors, technologists, brand experts, and changemakers, have been reinventing the retail customer shopping journey through innovations in product visualizations.

Using cutting-edge 3D, AR/VR, and web technologies, Outward is bringing the advantages of automated, AI-perfected product photography to our clients — allowing them to produce a large volume of product images at the push of a button and publish them in any format — from e-commerce to traditional media.

These innovations enable a breadth of digital experiences and meaningful interactions between manufacturers and retailers of all sizes, and their customers.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (www.outwardinc.com). Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Role
Outward Aperture Platform’s engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how modern ecommerce participants create, manipulate and utilize product images and data. Our systems, in conjunction with a set of machine learning technologies, provide sophisticated tooling that allows capturing, processing and editing of high quality product visual and nonvisual data. Our technology streamlines digital asset creation and distribution in the ecommerce workflows, allowing participants of all sizes to compete on equal footing with ecommerce “behemoths”.
We are looking for talented engineers who bring skills and fresh ideas from all areas, including image processing, information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, artificial intelligence and UI design, and the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Aperture Platform’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced team grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems as we continue to push technology forward.
With your technical expertise you will manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables. You will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions.

Responsibilities:
Write and test product development code.
Participate in, or lead design reviews with peers and stakeholders to determine appropriate technical approaches.
Review code developed by other developers and provide feedback to ensure best practices (e.g., style guidelines, accuracy, testability, and efficiency).
Contribute to existing and create new documentation.
Triage product or system issues and debug by analyzing the sources of issues and the impact on the system.
Participate in established engineering processes with an eye for gaps and deficiencies, so as to continue improving the overall state of the engineering at Outward.

Experience:
At least six (6) years of experience with Python as a contributing engineer.
Extended experience working with front-end engineers (bonus if you’ve done front-end development).
Strong understanding of SQL and databases.
Experience working with large data sets.
Knowledge of GraphQL and experience building GraphQL services.
Experience integrating back-end logic with front-end elements.
Extensive experience working with Python web frameworks, e.g. Flask.
Experience with image processing is a plus.
Familiarity with machine learning technologies is preferred.
Benefits Just for You
Medical, Dental, Vision
401K
Paid time off
Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
Friendly, caring co-workers and management
Why you will love working at Outward, Inc.
We’re a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
A technologically and data-driven business
Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
We’re at the forefront of tech and eCommerce, redefining technology for the next generation
We’re passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
We get to be creative daily
A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
We have fun!
This position Will Not offer relocation, or Visa Sponsorship assistance.

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