Art

east_bay
501+ Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$50M - $100M Funding
Late Stage

At Art.com we help Customers find Art that they love and enjoy by offering the world's largest selection of art and decor items for home and businesses, as well as professional custom framing and mounting services. We are a stable and growing eCommerce corporation on the path of continued innovation and growth. We share a passion for excellent customer service, value innovation, creativity and quality of delivered solutions and services. Our recent product releases: ArtView (Augmented Reality) and Gallery Wall Designer have been featured in New York Times and TechCrunch.

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Why join us?
  • We're a vertically integrated company with a very high quality product. We have been a category leader (online wall decor) for about 15 years. We have been profitable for that same amount of time as well. Although we're already the leader in the space, we think there is a lot of room to grow in this $50B market in US alone.

    We have US and European facilities that print, manufacture, and customize the majority of products we offer on the site. A key performance indicator, our customer repeat rate, has significantly increased in the past 3 quarters- that's attributed to the quality of the product, online experience, and marketing.

  • We're grooming a new culture at Art.com that rewards data-driven risk taking, accountability, ownership, and customer-focus. Our leadership team and engineering team previously worked at Lyft, Trulia, Google, Uber, Pandora, Macys.com, Gap, and others.


Engineering at Art
Engineering team and processes

While we have a broad strategic vision for the next 2-3 years, our focus is on quarterly planning. Most major projects are shipped in 1 quarter or less. If we build something new, we'd like to ship the MVP after 3-4 sprints (1 sprint = 2 weeks). We always experiment, whether it's to test new hypotheses, or test new infrastructures and frameworks. Teams manage their own deployment to production through our CI/CD pipeline.

We use Slack, Google Docs, Jira, and Confluence to help with communication and organizing the work.

Our team structure is fluid. Currently, we are looking for new members for our teams focusing on Personalization & Curation, Visualization, Data Platform, and Mobile Apps.

Technical Challenges

We have access to more than a billion licensed Art images and 250 frame styles to choose from. An out-of-the-box recommendation engine doesn't cut it, since it doesn't understand art styles, the interplay between multiple art pieces put together as a gallery wall, or how frames can dramatically change the mood and style. We've had humans curate and categorize over 300K Art images to use as a training data set for our Machine Learning systems: auto-attribution, recommendations, room detection, and many more.

Visualization is also a key area of focus. We're a vertically integrated company, which means that the majority of our products are printed and customized in-house (Ohio and the Netherlands). Customizations may include adding frames, printing on different paper types, canvas mounting, wood mounting, matting, and more. We're very proud of the quality of the products. We believe our sites and apps can do a better job showing off our products. We've implemented ideas, such as Augmented Reality (see TechCrunch and NYTimes links below), Lifestyle Images, Zoomed Corners, and looking to do more on this.

Projects you might work on
  • Recommendation engine for Art and Custom Framing based on factors such as Subject, Style, Room, Artist, Color, Shape, and other attributes.

  • Improve our Augmented Reality and Gallery Wall Designer by incorporating Customer's personal photo or images from other sources.

Tech stack
Elastic Search
Redis
Cassandra
Java
React
Node.js
Apache Spark
AWS
AWS Lambda
iOS Development
Android
Kotlin
Swift
Consul
Kubernetes
Jira
Jenkins
Python
JavaScript
Google Cloud
Redshift
Redux
Express
ES6
Oracle RDBMS
MySQL
Hadoop
WebSockets

Working at Art

We love people who love to learn! Learning is a big part of our culture.

We love when employees share new ideas to delight our customers, especially ones that can be backed up and tested with data.

We like to get things done and ship products.

It doesn't matter what your title is, people will take notice of you if you exhibit all three of the above characteristics.

Gym/Fitness

Free access to an in-house gym. Discount at a nearby gym. Weekly Yoga classes.

Beautiful Office

We're located right next to one of the Marinas in Emeryville. The building is a high-rise and offers an unobstructed view of San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and San Rafael Bridge.

Flexible Hours

Most of our engineers pick 10am-6pm as their core hours, but it's really about getting stuff done around here. Since we're moving fast and we have a high tolerance dealing with uncertainties, we put a lot of premium on communication and encourage the team to spend time working together in person. Our policy is basically: just work it out with your team and get stuff done

Maternal/Paternal Leave

Up to 8 weeks of paid time off

Work from Home

We don't have a set policy on working remotely as long as things get done (see Flex Hours above) . Most team members spend the majority of their time in the office to collaborate with other team members.

401(k) Contribution

The company will match $0.25 for every $1.00 you contribute. The match will be 100% vested after 3 years of employment service.

Health Insurance

We provide Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, as well as a Flex Spending Account.

Relocation

We do offer relocation packages

Team Activities

We have board game nights, ping pong tourneys, running group, and others. We have regular volunteering activities and giving back the the communities, such as MOCHA (Museum of Children's Arts), Oakland Zoo, Food Banks.

Transportation

Company-Paid Parking Space or Commuter Check. There's a bike room in the office, not shared with other companies.

Philanthropic Contributions

Charitable Gift Match

Generous Vacation

We have an unlimited vacation policy

Workshops/Conferences

We encourage engineers to attend workshops and conferences that are meaningful to them and/or their team.


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