Ra Luxury

< 10 employees
< 10 engineers
$0 - $250k funding

Spotlit (www.spotlit.co) is the world's first experiential platform created for consumers who love premium and luxury brands. It has a home-grown influencer ecosystem that engages with the partnered brands in categories like fashion, travel, real estate, home decor, food, electronics, automotive as well as philanthropy and conservation.

Why join us?

  • Bain and Company's forecasted market value of the luxury market in 2023 is between €280 - €320 Billion (that's US$382.4 Billion) - and Spotlit is created keeping in mind exactly that market opportunity!

    Source: https://www.bain.com/insights/pandemic-spurs-transformation-of-luxury-market-infographic/

  • We are at the Pre Seed Stage - our visual platform is ready. The vision is clear. The product has been tested twice earlier with success. We have de-risked the pricing for the SAAS platform. We started fundraising in January 21, and have already received an amazing response!

  • Few facts! - Over 70% Luxury Brands who use Instagram for Influencer Marketing find it 'Not Very Effective'. - Covid hit the Global Luxury Market bad! It's expected to grow 15% in 2021. - Digital/Online Luxury Shopping doubled its share of the market to 23% in 2020 (up by 12% in 2019). It'll exceed 30% by 2025 - becoming the dominant channel for Luxury. - Online Personal Luxury Goods (OPLG) market was €17B (2015), €33B (2019) and will touch €115 Billion in 2025.

  • There is a need for a more enriching platform in the luxury sector because they feel social platforms are more mass, less class. Also, they focus on width of connect. Spotlit, the world's first experiential platform, focuses on depth of connect.

Engineering at Ra Luxury

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team operates on two week cycles. Each cycle begins with a meeting to discuss time estimates for features, and ends with a demo meeting where each engineer can show off the work they've completed. Engineers typically work with a designer and any other interested parties to spec a feature, then work on the feature individually. We use Pull Requests on GitHub to conduct code reviews. All engineers are also empowered to push code to production, which we often do multiple times a day.

Technical Challenges

We're building a machine learning system that needs to handle thousands of events per second.

Projects you might work on
  • You'll get to work on our sync architecture that captures that captures millions of communication data points.

  • You would be building our iOS completely from scratch.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails

Working at Ra Luxury

We value a scrappy, resourceful attitude towards work. We love it when people go out of their way to make our product better. As we are catering to a luxury audience, the awareness of creating art for the world with every line we code is a must for crafting a truly innovative product.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are actively hiring a diverse team. Our aim is to have a good balance of engineers across genders.

An open-door policy that focuses on problem-solving and moving ahead. A zero tolerance policy towards harassment of any kind. As we grow and secure more funding, we aim to have a health bar that provides regular and free health juices to our teams. Health comes first with us!

We will be collaborating with various organisations belonging to under-represented backgrounds and work closely to create a training centre within Spotlit to help students from those backgrounds who are studying engineering find placements within Spotlit with the segue.

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Workshops/Conferences
  • Company Retreats
  • Flexible Hours
  • Team Activities
  • Social impact driven
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Philanthropic Contributions
  • Work from Home
  • Minority-led company
  • Serves underrepresented populations
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
Our Team by the Numbers

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