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Staff Software Engineer


New York, NY, USA
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About the job


About Us

Wizard is revolutionizing the shopping experience using the power of generative AI and rich messaging technologies to build a personalized shopping assistant for every consumer. We scour the entire internet of products and ratings across brands and retailers to find the best products for every consumer’s personalized needs. Using an effortless text-based interface, Wizard AI is always just a text away. The future of shopping is here. Shop smarter with Wizard.

The Role

In this role, you will focus on building Node.js and React web applications that make up our conversational commerce platform. You will work on a variety of projects, including    a real-time conversation management service that helps our team provide the best customer interaction through text, and a mobile-friendly web-app used by customers to review product details. You will work closely with cross functional teams made up of product managers, designers, data scientists, and machine learning engineers to create a zero friction user experience for our customers.

  • Build highly-available and performant Node.js web applications and APIs
  • Ship reusable, testable, and production grade code that follows best practices
  • Architect and build scalable microservices
  • Work with product teams to deliver software solutions for business problems
  • Integrating CI / CD in your development process
  • Leverage well-written and tested open-source libraries when available
  • Write technical documentation
  • Mentor fellow developers in selecting the appropriate technologies, data structures, design patterns, and algorithms for a given problem
  • Write unit and integration tests with high code coverage


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar discipline
  • 5-7 years experience in software development
  • Expertise with JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Experience leading complex projects and delivering products to a highly-scaled user base
  • Proficiency in Node.js and frameworks such as Express or Koa
  • Previous experience in back-end languages and frameworks like Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Python, Django, or PHP
  • Experience with frontend web frameworks like React, Angular, Vue.js, and jQuery
  • Expertise in writing and debugging SQL queries
  • Designing database schemas and migrating them over time
  • Expertise with relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Experience with NoSQL databases like MongoDB
  • Experience with system design and web application architecture
  • Thorough understanding of asynchronous programming (promises, async / await)
  • Experience building and consuming REST and GraphQL APIs
  • Web application development using Javascript for all levels of the stack
  • Familiarity with one or more cloud providers: AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Proficiency with Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Proficiency with Git, GitFlow, and using services such as Github or Bitbucket

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player hungry to learn from and teach fellow team members


  • Early-stage startup with massive growth potential and ability to grow as Wizard grows
  • Competitive compensation packages, including equity
  • Health
    • Comprehensive, high-quality medical coverage
    • Dental & vision insurance
    • OneMedical memberships for you and dependents
    • Spring health platform for mental healthcare personalized to your needs
    • XP Health eyewear benefits ($180, 3x per year)
    • Rightway Health Guide
  • Wealth
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Life & Disability insurance covered by Wizard
  • Work/Life
    • Flexible PTO and sick time to take care of yourself and your family
    • 12 paid holidays
    • 16 weeks parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers
  • In Office Perks
    • Hybrid work environment
    • Monthly team outings
    • Snacks and drinks to keep you fueled throughout the day
Skills required
RubyRuby on RailsPythonGraphQLSQL
Employee location
New York, NY, USA
Experience level
Not specified
Workplace type
Job type
full time
$160000 - 192000 /yr

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