Principal Engineer - Merchandise Operations


2 weeks ago

08/04/2019 10:21:23

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: US only

Category: Software Dev

Stitch Fix’s Merchandise Operations Engineering team is looking for a mindful, empathetic, and self-aware Principal Engineer to join our team to help us move thinking forward. We create tools that support and enhance the decisions of our buyers and forecast planners.  We’re motivated by our ability to improve the quality of our inventory while measuring the impact of our work on the business as a whole. 

We prioritize fast iteration without compromising quality while maintaining an attention to detail that creates the personalization Stitch Fix is known for. We are a distributed team that collaborates & pair-programs across 4 time-zones, and we love building relationships that enable everyone to learn & ask questions.  With a strong focus on growth and personal development, Stitch Fix is the ideal place to develop your skills in an environment that is built on mutual trust and respect.


  • You will ship features that will delight our internal users.

  • You will support career development for the members of your team.

  • You will inspire and grow your team through mentorship, empowerment, and by challenging them to do their best work.

  • You will partner with business partners, product management and design to help set priorities and plan the roadmap for your team.

  • You will facilitate technical design discussions, remove blockers and align stakeholders.

  • You will drive programs in engineering reliability, productivity, process, and quality.

  • You will inspire an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.


  • You have 10+ years of leading high-performance engineering teams

  • You have experience in Agile environments and thrive in collaborative teams with a shared goal

  • You have previously worked with remote teams. We use GitHub, Slack, and video conferencing extensively to collaborate.

  • You are empathetic, flexible, dedicated, and curious.

  • You believe in the craft of software engineering, but are pragmatic when necessary.

  • You have a passion for mentoring and coaching engineers.

  • You have a track record of delivering features and functionality on time with high quality.

  • You have excellent communication skills.


  • Ruby and Rails

  • Postgres

  • Redis

  • RabbitMQ

  • Go

  • Swift

  • Angular and React


  • Are a successful, vibrant, fast-growing company

  • Are a technologically and data-driven business.

  • Are at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining shopping for the next generation.

  • Are passionate about our clients and live/breathe the client experience.

  • Get to be creative every day.

  • Have a smart, experienced, and diverse leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas.

  • Believe in autonomy & taking initiative.

  • Full support for remote work—and you get to visit our SF office every few months to connect with your peers and partners.

  • Offer transparent, equitable, and competitive compensation based on your level to help eliminate bias in salaries, as well as equity and comprehensive health benefits.

  • Are serious about our commitment to life-work balance, and have generous parental leave policies.


At Stitch Fix, we’re about personal styling for everybody and we believe in both a service and a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. We’re the first fashion retailer to combine technology and data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts an extraordinary collection of talented people who are both thinkers and doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, and kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface on our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

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