Nokking Inc

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

Full JD available on: https://jobs.lever.co/nokbrands/34f15558-ed23-4ae7-9117-8eca21281428

nok's circular supply chain enables scalable try-at-home for free product experiences for consumer brands. Our proprietary infrastructure across major cities enables us to host same day deliveries and return pickups of trial products straight to and from your home.

nok quickly turns around returns of these items at the end of the trials so they can be sent to the next trial customer (in less than 24 hours)...greatly reducing the need for costly returns in eCommerce and doubling up as a new and intimate experiential marketing channel for brands. We are bringing the experience of a physical store inside your home.

We are backed by Village Global and Greycroft and are launching across the United States with world-renowned brands and more importantly aim to surround ourselves with the best talent to re-imagine how people shop.

We offer generous health benefits, 401K plans, and other incentives to stay fit and healthy - let's get nokking!

Active Roles
Why join us?
  • Opportunity to rebuild our product from scratch following our learnings from MVP with mentorship from VP of Engineering at Grubhub

  • Backed by Global Village Capital and Greycroft Capital — landed massive deals with brands like Samsung, Nespresso, Lavazza, Samsonite, etc.

  • Our team is international but driven by the belief we are working on a unicorn that will change the way retail works - we are smart, gritty, passionate and hustlers


Engineering at Nokking Inc
Engineering team and processes

We currently have a completely flat engineering team structure planned. All engineers, full-time and contractors, will report to the leadership of the company. All developers will be involved with architectural and system design decisions as well as technological decisions regarding the stack, libraries, frameworks, and 3rd party integrations we use. All team members are expected to focus on the testing, monitoring, and support of their own code in production and be self-sufficient and proactive.

In regards to processes, we are an agile shop. We design deliverables to be MVPs with fast follows, iterate quickly on ideas, execute POCs where needed, and developers work directly with product and stakeholders to flesh out requirements and right-size development effort. We don't have a defined set of meetings needed each day or each week and fault on the side of development time over ceremony.

Technical Challenges

Nok has unique technical challenges in several areas. First, we use a try with the potential to buy model so the e-commerce flows are unique. Second, we are working with reverse logistics order flows as the default rather than the exception which will require novel order management software. And finally, we are focused on Serverless offerings in AWS as part of our stack and best practice for testing and CI/CD so developers will be exposed to the latest solutions.

Projects you might work on
  • As one of the early developers at Nok you will be leading the technical architecture, best practices, and implementation of revolutionary greenfield projects to enable our proprietary consumer trial and reverse logistics platform. You’ll be working closely with our advisor, Dana Peele, a Director of Engineering at Grubhub with extensive experience in distributed systems and high-throughput cloud applications. The software you design and build will enable nok’s expansion for years to come and scale as we onboard our extensive backlog of consumer brands.

    We’re looking for highly experienced developers with React expertise, full-stack knowledge, and AWS know-how. And although we’re focusing on TypeScript on the front and back ends, React, and AWS PaaS offerings, nothing is set in stone and your opinions, experience, and research will influence system design decisions.

    We expect you to have a strong focus on operational excellence, particularly testing, CI / CD automation, documentation, internal tooling, monitoring and alerting, be self sufficient and able to hit the ground running. You’ll be avid reader and learner, up to date with the latest frameworks, practices, technologies, and design patterns.

    The team is truly focused on building a best in class platform- we won’t be rushing to get something out the door and business, product, and tech are in alignment on maintaining the highest standards. That said, we also value simplicity and pragmatism- best practice doesn’t mean infinitely scalable or complex.

    The short term product roadmap is focused on producing our consumer facing ecommerce site to enable trial sign up by our users while the team gathers data on our reverse logistics to identify pain points and properly prioritize longer term software needs. In addition to your work as an IC, you’ll also provide mentorship to more junior devs and assist with technical blog posts and other evangelism, hiring, and interfacing with product and business at the highest level.

  • Implement a responsive e-commerce web-based application with React on the front end and Cognito, S3, AppSync, DynamoDB, and GraphQL on the back end.

  • Implement an order management workflow for logistics and reverse logistics with order tracking, inventory management, audit, notifications, 3rd party integrations with shipping, couriers, and warehousing, and administration using React on the front end and Cognito, S3, AppSync, DynamoDB, and GraphQL on the back end

Tech stack
AWS
JavaScript
TypeScript
React

Working at Nokking Inc

In our view, happy and driven people are the secret sauce to a successful company, and at nok, we value building the right team of dreamers above all else. In order to maintain happy people, we understand the importance of physical and emotional health, and have created a culture to support the well being of our team. The nature of an early stage startup can be quite demanding at times, but we believe the right group of people with the right mindset can achieve the seemingly impossible together.

Beautiful Office

Located right in the center of Silicon Beach in Venice, minutes walk from the beach

Pet Friendly

We love pets of any kind, the more the merrier :)

Travel

We also have offices in SF and NYC :)

401(k) Contribution

We offer a generous 401(k) policy which you'll rarely find at startups of our stage as we understand it's all about the PEOPLE! :)

Work from Home

We don't care where you work from as long as the work gets done at high quality!

Flexible Hours

We don't care where you work from as long as the work gets done at high quality!

Maternal/Paternal Leave

It's amazing to start or expand a family and we offer a generous leave for you to cherish those moments for ever

Company Retreats

Monthly team events; Quaterly townhalls; Bi-yearly retreats + many dinners, lunches and informal events scattered throughout, be ready to embrace the nok family!

Health Insurance
Generous Vacation
Team Activities

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