Wish is hiring a

Site Engineering Leader

Wellington, New Zealand
Leading eCommerce company Wish (www.wish.com) is exploring the establishment of a Software Development Center in Wellington!  The company is seeking experienced and dedicated Software Engineers to fill a number of roles including a Site Engineering Leader.

About Wish:
Founded in 2010, Wish has quickly grown to become one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies.  With over 500 million users, 1 million merchants and over 200 million items in our marketplace, it’s no wonder that Wish is the #1 shopping app in 40+ countries on the Google Play store, and #1 shopping app in 20+ countries on Apple App Store.  Wish is also the most & best reviewed shopping app (#1 on Google Play & #2 on Apple App Store).

We are transforming commerce by blending traditional, local small business and global eCommerce to deliver an affordable, convenient and personalized, mobile shopping experience. Our sophisticated machine learning algorithms match consumer demand with merchant supply in a fun, interactive and incredibly effective way that drives user engagement and purchases through browsing the app, with many items available for pick-up at local businesses.

Our mission is to offer an unlimited selection of affordable, quality goods on a global scale while delighting our customers and merchants with an unbeatable user experience.  We are also strengthening communities by partnering with small businesses, bringing them new revenue opportunities and new customer relationships.  At Wish you’ll have the opportunity to build and deploy cutting edge technology while connecting the world through inclusive commerce.

About the role:
As the Site Engineering Leader you will be responsible for building and leading a multidisciplinary team of Software Engineers in the development of new features and products for the Wish Commerce ecosystem.  Projects will include back-end development, Mobile UI / UX work and API Integrations.  As the Site Engineering Leader, you will ensure the facility is an active participant in global initiatives and is a vibrant, creative space for teams to work.

At Wish, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the following technologies:

  • Swift, Xcode, Kotlin, MVVN
  • React / Redux
  • HTML / CSS
  • JavaScript  / JS Libraries (angular, etc)
  • Python
  • Go (Golang)
  • Java
  • Spark
  • MongoDB 
  • RESTful API
  • AWS

About you:

This is an opportunity for a dynamic Engineering Leader with experience not only in building & managing teams but also partnering with other Engineering / Development teams around the world.  You will have an advanced degree in Computer Science and experience working in both rapid prototyping & large scale distributed systems.  Although experience with eCommerce is preferred, it is not required.  Most importantly the successful candidate will be a highly competent Engineering Leader who is passionate about both their team and the technical solutions they can deliver, and has the courage to lead the team through a period of growth.

If you are excited by the prospect of building Wish’s presence in Wellington from the ground up, submit your CV to us directly for consideration.  

*Note:  Resume submissions by employment agencies are not welcome and will be considered “gratis” with no fee due should the individual be hired by Wish or an affiliate at any time in perpetuity.

Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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