MakersPlace

remote, sf
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Pre-Series A

MakersPlace is the premier rare digital art marketplace. Collectors discover and collect unique and authentic digital artworks by the world's leading digital creators.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • Our team was founded by a team of world-class engineering leaders and entrepreneurs.

    Yash Nelapati (CTO) was employee #1 at Pinterest and the first technical lead who built and scaled their infrastructure to hundreds of millions of users.

    Dannie Chu (CEO) was Pinterest's Head of Growth Engineering responsible for growing Pinterest from 20M users to over 200M users, as well as a YCombinator alumnus.

  • We are the fastest growing marketplace for digital art. We are home to over 6K digital artists and collectors, and to date have transacted over $90M in volume. We recently facilitated the largest sale of a digital artwork ever, in partnership with global auction house Christie's and artist Beeple for $69.3M. We have also worked with well known artists and influencers such as deadmau5, Tenacious D, Patrick Mahomes and more.

  • We raised $2M from Uncork Capital (seed investors in EventBrite, SendGrid, Postmates and more), Draper Dragon Fund, Abstract Ventures and early leaders from Pinterest, Facebook and Coinbase. We are also profitable.

  • We're building on the latest blockchain technologies, and helping to set new standards to move the blockchain ecosystem forward. We regularly partner with leading blockchain platforms to define the future of standards such as Non-Fungible Tokens.

  • We're not building another web application, we're tackling a bold, world-changing mission. We believe that the future of digital creativity relies on empowering the world's digital creators, the very creators that offer you the art, music, photographs and more that you enjoy every day online.


Engineering at MakersPlace

Engineering team and processes

You will work directly with our CEO and CTO to build new product features, infrastructure and internal systems.

We don't adhere to strict processes in our product development. We operate on bi-monthly sprints to set a clear direction for our product and engineering milestones, and hold daily stand-ups to help the team stay informed. Other than that, we're highly communicative and operate in a flexible manner so that we're always working on the highest impact initiatives.

Technical Challenges
  1. We build simple and intuitive web and mobile experiences that deliver a fun and engaging experience for collector and creators of digital art. You wouldn't know that we're built on top of blockchain technology.

  2. Blockchain technology is nascent and unstable. We build infrastructure on top of the Ethereum blockchain to be resilient to failures and issues that may arise. (e.g Geth and IPFS)

  3. We securely manage thousands of digital wallets (and growing) in cold storage and need to build both processes and infrastructure to be resilient to all possible attack vectors.

  4. We build and optimize ranking and recommendation algorithms to surface the most relevant digital creations to potential buyers.

  5. We build fraud preventing and detection systems to facilitate the sale of high valued artworks (sometimes $1M+).

Projects you might work on
  • Develop and ship new product features from ideation to implementation, working across the full tech stack (Javascript to Python / Django).

    Projects could include: building a new marketplace experience to improve discovery of artworks, building new auction features to launch new artworks, building improved an improved search experience.

  • Improve and scale our ranking and recommendations pipeline for our growing collection of digital artworks, to deliver the most relevant digital creations for collectors to purchase.

  • Improve our architecture to scale the number of Ethereum transactions by 100x and be resilient to issues that arise with blockchain technologies.

  • Improve our cold storage architecture and security mechanisms to ensure the safety of the digital wallets we host on behalf of our customers and creators.

Tech stack
Python
Django
Celery
Redis
MySQL
Bootstrap
Solidity
Geth
IPFS

Working at MakersPlace

We're a passionate, mission-oriented, world-class team who believes in a better future for digital creativity. Everyone takes ownership over our mission and is given a lot of autonomy to have significant impact and grow.

Every member of the team is a maker. As makers, we're always pushing the boundaries of what's possible, looking to make what seems impossible, possible.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    We have a flexible vacation policy. If you need time off, take it!

  • Flexible Hours

    The team works together between 10am and 6pm, but we're flexible. We value impact over face-time.

  • Health Insurance

    We cover 90% of your medical insurance.

  • Team Activities

    We regularly hold team outings, events and happy hours.

  • Relocation
  • Work from Home

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