Mira

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

At Mira, we're building the next-generation consumer search and discovery platform for the $450B global beauty industry. Find the insights that matter about products you care about; engage with the world's biggest collection of beauty content and an authentic and enthusiastic community.

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Why join us?
  • Highly motivated team from top institutions (Stanford, MIT, Palantir, FB, etc.) with $4.5mm in backing from top investors (Founders Fund, Emily Weiss from Glossier and more)

  • A uniquely data-driven approach to attacking a $450B industry devoid of high-quality technical competitors

  • Rapidly growing and passionate user base that (1) shops for fun, (2) is a highly underserved demographic and (3) buys products that are 90% margin on a weekly basis.


Engineering at Mira
Engineering team and processes

Our team operates on a weekly sprint model. We do a weekly all-hands meeting, followed by sprint planning on Monday morning, accompanied by a sprint retrospective (including a feature showcase!) and scrum grooming session on Friday mornings. Engineers will work in small groups with other engineers and/or designers, depending on the scope of their work. Additionally, we have a daily morning standup where we discuss progress, blockers and give feedback on feature development. All of our code is managed on Github, all engineers are encouraged to review PRs and everyone pushes production features on a weekly basis.

Technical Challenges

We offer intelligent personalization in an incredibly complex domain: beauty users use multimodal data, including text, images, video, ingredients information and more to explore and evaluate products. Therefore, in order to guide users to products and media they will love, we extract semantic representations from all of the above media and use this in order to perform behavior modeling on users, ultimately providing them with content and product recommendations based upon their activity and demonstrated interests. This is a challenge at the intersection of deep learning and artificial intelligence (for video, text, image and behavior representation learning), high performance web stack design (for serving up real-time, reactive content recommendations) and cutting edge UX design.

Projects you might work on
  • Working with a data systems architect to design and productionize a computer vision job that analyzes product images and extracts structured representations of the colors and textures that the product contains

  • Working with a backend engineer and a UX designer to implement a modified search results screen in React/React Native, presenting multi-modal content (e.g. videos, products and other users' activity) with personalized justifications (e.g. this user has the same skin type as you) delivered from a backend API.

  • Working with our head of marketing and our data systems engineers to brainstorm and flesh out an end-to-end user analytics pipeline, shedding light on e.g. how different user acquisition channels produce different user engagement patterns, which users are most promising to target for promotions, etc.

Tech stack
Python
PostgreSQL
React
React Native
Airflow
Flask
Elastic Search
Redis
Redux
AWS Lambda
Numpy
Pandas

Working at Mira

We are high energy and passionate group that goes on frequent social outings and make good humor a part of our daily routine. As a group of engineers and designers in the beauty industry, we have incredible dedication to producing a high quality product while maintaining a fun, positive and creative culture reflective of the demographic we serve.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited vacation! (Take what you need)

Free Food

Lunch and dinner served every day except Fridays; coffee and snacks from local cafes covered on company credit cards up to $200/month, and snacks/coffee available in office as well

Travel

Twice yearly team retreats, including (most recently) a team trip to BeautyCon in LA (the world's largest consumer-oriented beauty festival) and a three-day retreat to Cabo San Lucas

Beautiful Office

Located in South Soma, right at the head of the Mission!

Pet Friendly

Our Team dog will be delighted to meet you.

Company Retreats

Twice yearly, including to tropical locations! (See Travel, above)

Flexible Hours

We have a daily standup at 10am and twice weekly meetings for sprint planning/all-hands and sprint retrospectives, but otherwise are very flexible on timing.

Health Insurance

United healthcare, dental and vision. Includes 20 free chiropractic appointments per year, which we highly recommend taking advantage of!

Team Activities

Bi-weekly team social events, including a recent weekend camping trip to Big Sur, frequent dinner outings, escape the room, etc.

Work from Home

We encourage people to work from home if it will cause them to be more productive and as long as it doesn't inconvenience other team members

Relocation

We offer a $5,000 relocation stipend if you are coming in from out of state and have helped two team members secure local housing thus far.

Other

Hackathons, the poetry slams of the developer world, are a staple of our culture and we encourage everyone (even non-technical folks) to get creative and generate interesting moon-shot concepts. We also have free makeup lying around the office for personal usage, friends and family!


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