MakersPlace

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

We're a platform and community to discover and collect unique and authentic digital creations by the world's leading digital creators.

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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.

  • Our platform and community for creatives and artists is growing fast, with thousands of members, growing at over 30% month/month. We're breaking new company records each month!

  • 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'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.

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 video processing pipeline to allow creators to sell video art, building the product experience for collectors to view, trade and sell their video artwork.

  • 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 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 small, passionate and mission-oriented 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.

Finally, 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.

Beautiful Office

We're located in Potrero Hill in San Francisco, in a beautiful co-working community for artists and creators. Our office is surrounded and immersed in creativity, including artist, creators, artwork and regular art showings.

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

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