Working for Syndic8

We're a fast growing company looking for talented individuals who want to help us change the face of e-commerce

Why come work for us?

We're an energetic team of repeat entrepreneurs, and we’re excited to be building the next generation of e-commerce software! Many of us have worked together in the past to build exciting, and successful, software platforms. We wear hats, a lot of hats. It's basically a hat shop. But at the end of the day we're creators who love to work hard and learn from each other. We might debate fiercely in the office, but at the end of the day we'll all share a few pints and laughs. We celebrate our successes and failures equally, and we never let an idea go unchallenged.

Company perks

Flexible schedule

Flexibility is key - we realize that working from home can significantly improve our team's work-life balance, so we're pleased to offer this as an option to the right individuals.

New Apple Machine

Who doesn't love a shiny new laptop?

Paid Holidays

We include a generous combination of paid holidays, vacation time, and rollover options.

Free Meals

Every Monday we have free breakfast, and ad-hoc free meals throughout the week. One of the many perks of our central location at WeWork St. James.

Competitive Salary

Working for a startup isn't easy, and it isn't for everyone. We recognize your hard work with a compensation plan tailored to you.

Generous Benefits

Syndic8 offers generous coverage for health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as commuter benefits and a 401(k). Staff also benefit from a wide range of perks through WeWork, including discounted fitness club memberships and more.

Work With Us

We're constantly searching for talented individuals. If you think you're a fit for a position please email your résumé and cover letter to careers@syndic8.io.

You: 

You are a one-man SWAT team. You are as comfortable designing as you are executing; you’re self-directed and confident, yet flexible enough to roll with the incredible pace of change in a small startup. You enjoy autonomy more than being given a task list (although those are fun too) – you are a true creator. There’s no room for micromanagement here.

 

You’ll work side-by-side with our architect, helping create the Java backend that drives the entire application. You understand that if something hasn’t been laid out for you, that means we expect you to make the appropriate analysis & decisions yourself, own your decision, and run with it. You also understand that, as with any pivot, we often have to scrap the beautiful things we’ve created to create better product-market fit.

 

You’ll be a skills fit if you: 

  • have 5+ years of architecting SaaS software from the ground up, either by yourself or in a small team
  • can code Java in your sleep, and frequently use frameworks such as Jersey
  • thoroughly understand the most common AWS services (e.g. Elastic Beanstalk, Lamda, SQS, Redis, etc.) and have architected using those tools in the past (Kubernetes too!)
  • use JSON every day to build web services, RESTful APIs, etc.
  • are an expert in MySQL – you think beyond simple joins to optimize queries before they cause production slowdowns
  • have worked with Kafka to create elaborate, sequenced data flows
  • have previously built and integrated micro-services
  • bonus points if you have experience with NoSQL and Apache Spark

 

You’ll be a character fit if you: 

  • enjoy the challenges and rewards of working in a *very* early stage startup (very strong preference for someone who has worked in a <50 person company)
  • are constantly tinkering (we love tinkerers!)
  • enjoy challenging the status quo, and constantly come to your team with ideas for improvement
  • know when to check in for approval vs. run with an idea
  • keep yourself organized and communicate well – we primarily use Jira and Slack to keep everyone on the same page, and we develop in coordinated 2-week Agile sprints
  • view working for a large corporation as the death of productivity, innovation, intellectual stimulation, education, and pretty much any other goal of a company/job
  • do not sit idle once a task is complete – you have a constant backlog of tasks, or things you want to learn
  • have worked in a variety of team environments – distributed, remote, off-shore, near-shore, etc.
  • think that TCP/IP is one of the most under-appreciated accomplishments of modern computing
  • want to create (and I really mean *create*) a fun, hard-working environment of peers with whom you’re excited to slay the day
  • don’t get wrapped up in titles, and chip in on things that need doing without asking (even if they have absolutely nothing to do with your responsibilities

 

What you get: 

  • excellent benefits, including top-of-the-line health/dental/vision insurance, 401k, commuter benefits, generous vacation, BYOD compensation, etc. 
  • flexible work environment – e.g. working from home, shifted hours, etc. 
  • potentially, equity shares in the company, depending on your experience 
  • the unique experience, pride and status that comes from being one of the first employees of a software startup 
  • the opportunity to build your own team as we expand, and shape the entire company/product 
  • the opportunity to “do it right” this time. We have all inherited someone else’s mess at some point, and wished we could build something from scratch to meet our own impeccable standards. It’s time to seize the opportunity.

You:

You are not a traditional data scientist.  You sleep, eat, and breath Excel and R, but are tired of working task lists in a slow-moving corporation.  You enjoy the process of discovering new data challenges, and want the freedom to create meaningful solutions in real-time.  You are constantly learning, teaching yourself new disciplines, and you are obsessed with the potential uses of neural networks, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.  You want the autonomy and responsibility that comes with being the company’s go-to resource for all-things data.

 

In this role, you will translate complex business challenges into data tasks – our managers and clients know what’s wrong, and it is up to you to investigate in the data, determine the cause, and devise an elegant solution.  You will continually refine your models to learn from increasing amounts of available information.  You will decide what data points should be silently corrected, vs. highlighted with intuitive suggestions.  This suggestion engine will be the foundation of the company’s core product.

 

As the quality of data improve, your role will increasingly shift towards predictive analytics – using platform data to drive the high-level business strategies of our clients.

 

You’ll be a skills fit if you:

  • have 5+ years of experience using R, Python, Excel VBA, Apache Spark, Eclipse Deeplearning4j, and similar libraries
  • have significant experience using AI toolkits such as TensorFlow, Pylearn2, and Pattern
  • have significant experience building and training models using web services such as Amazon Rekognition, IBM Watson, and Google CloudVision
  • have experience with image recognition, and image content identification
  • routinely identify high-value data issues, explain their business impact to senior executives, and devise an elegant solution to the problem

 

You’ll be a character fit if you:

  • enjoy the challenges and rewards of working in a *very* early stage startup (very strong preference for someone who has worked in a <50-person company).
  • are constantly tinkering (we love tinkerers!).
  • enjoy challenging the status quo, and constantly come to your team with ideas for improvement.
  • know when to check in for approval vs. run with an idea.
  • view working for a large corporation as the death of productivity, innovation, intellectual stimulation, education, and pretty much any other goal of a company/job.
  • do not sit idle once a task is complete – you have a constant backlog of tasks, or things you want to learn.
  • have worked in a variety of team environments – distributed, remote, off-shore, near-shore, etc.
  • think that TCP/IP is one of the most under-appreciated accomplishments of modern computing.
  • want to create (and I really mean *create*) a fun, hard-working environment of peers with whom you’re excited to slay the day.
  • don’t get wrapped up in titles, and chip in on things that need doing without asking (even if they have absolutely nothing to do with your responsibilities).

 

What you get:

  • Outstanding benefits, including fully-paid health insurance, 401k, commuter benefits, generous vacation, BYOD compensation, etc.
  • Flexible work environment – e.g. working from home, shifted hours, etc.
  • Potentially, equity shares in the company, depending on your experience
  • The unique experience, pride and status that comes from being one of the first employees of a software startup
  • The opportunity to build your own team as we expand, and shape the entire company/product
  • The opportunity to “do it right” this time. We have all inherited someone else’s mess at some point, and wished we could build something from scratch to meet our own impeccable standards.  It’s time to seize the opportunity.

You: 

You are a one-man SWAT team. You are as comfortable designing as you are executing; you’re self-directed and confident, yet flexible enough to roll with the incredible pace of change in a small startup. You enjoy autonomy more than being given a task list (although those are fun too) – you are a true creator. There’s no room for micromanagement here.

 

You’ll work side-by-side with our architect, helping create an elegant front-end for the framework. You understand that if something hasn’t been laid out for you, that means we expect you to make the appropriate analysis & decisions yourself, own your decision, and run with it. You also understand that, as with any pivot, we often have to scrap the beautiful things we’ve created to create better product-market fit.

 

You’ll be a skills fit if you: 

  • have 5+ years of architecting SaaS software from the ground up, either by yourself or in a small team
  • can code JavaScript in your sleep, and use JS technologies such as JQuery, React, Express, and Angular
  • are comfortable with Java, enough to intelligently interact with the backend developer & architect
  • have previously integrated with micro-services
  • have previous experience creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, etc. 
  • bonus points if you can take on some elements of DevOps until we need to hire a dedicated resource for those efforts

 

You’ll be a character fit if you: 

  • enjoy the challenges and rewards of working in a *very* early stage startup (very strong preference for someone who has worked in a <50 person company)
  • are constantly tinkering (we love tinkerers!)
  • enjoy challenging the status quo, and constantly come to your team with ideas for improvement
  • know when to check in for approval vs. run with an idea
  • view working for a large corporation as the death of productivity, innovation, intellectual stimulation, education, and pretty much any other goal of a company/job
  • do not sit idle once a task is complete – you have a constant backlog of tasks, or things you want to learn
  • have worked in a variety of team environments – distributed, remote, off-shore, near-shore, etc.
  • think that TCP/IP is one of the most under-appreciated accomplishments of modern computing
  • want to create (and I really mean *create*) a fun, hard-working environment of peers with whom you’re excited to slay the day
  • don’t get wrapped up in titles, and chip in on things that need doing without asking (even if they have absolutely nothing to do with your responsibilities

 

What you get: 

  • excellent benefits, including top-of-the-line health insurance, 401k, commuter benefits, generous vacation, BYOD compensation, etc. 
  • flexible work environment – e.g. working from home, shifted hours, etc. 
  • potentially, equity shares in the company, depending on your experience 
  • the unique experience, pride and status that comes from being one of the first employees of a software startup 
  • the opportunity to build your own team as we expand, and shape the entire company/product 
  • the opportunity to “do it right” this time. We have all inherited someone else’s mess at some point, and wished we could build something from scratch to meet our own impeccable standards. It’s time to seize the opportunity.