remote, sf
51 - 100 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding
Series B

At StyleSeat, our mission is to help people look and feel their best. We are on the path to achieving this mission by being the go-to marketplace for consumers to discover, book, and pay for beauty and grooming services (hair stylists, colorists, nail artists, estheticians, barbers, etc). We are also the premier solution for all independent professionals in the industry to run and grow their business. We have powered over 120 million appointments booked and $10B in revenue for small businesses and are on the path to much more.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We have a strong value-based culture that serves our community, gives every individual ownership and is diverse. Being a part of StyleSeat means: clear ownership, constant learning, data-driven decision-making, great cross-functional partnerships, and serving millions of customers everyday. We also truly believe in promoting from within so you can take your career to the next-level at StyleSeat.

  • We haven’t needed to fundraise in the past because we have a sustainable business model, but we’re currently looking for new levers to supercharge our growth. StyleSeat became profitable early on, and we were responsible about our growth so now our focus is on building innovative marketplace products to fuel our growth even further. Although we have been able to establish the premier marketplace for beauty and wellness almost entirely organically, we are excited to have just started investing in marketing by hiring our first ever VP of Marketing to build a full marketing team. Not only are we now #21 on Andreessen Horowitz’s Marketplace 100 - we’re also the top beauty marketplace.

  • One of our values as a company is Diversity & Inclusion. We ruthlessly prioritize, but know that good ideas come when people of diverse backgrounds tackle problems together. Some of the greatest product ideas have come from non-product team members across the company. Even though we are San Francisco based, one way we support Diversity & Inclusion is by being a fully-remote workforce. We invest heavily in People & Culture initiatives and provide career-growth opportunities. We regularly have fun team-building events and hack-a-thons where everyone gets to participate to bring us all closer together as a team.

  • We are on the cusp of changing the way beauty and technology work together. We’re building the premiere destination connecting top beauty and wellness professionals with high-end clients.

  • We believe in shared ownership over problems where team members are encouraged to fill gaps and push initiatives to ensure we’re all driving toward success. Every single person makes a huge impact on our Community and the Company’s growth. If you step up and own it, we will recognize that. If you are curious and a self-starter, the sky’s the limit.

  • Our Board Members Include:

    Travis Kalanick - In 2010 he was the first advisor to Melody, StyleSeat's CEO, and has always been an important partner. As the founder of Uber, one of the fastest growing businesses of all time, we value his perspective on how to grow StyleSeat to serve small businesses.

    Linda Kozlowski - Currently CEO of Blue Apron, former COO of Etsy and Evernote, and former director at Alibaba.

    Melissa Kim - Co-founder and President of Minted.

  • The beauty industry generates $500B a year and accounts for millions of jobs. Even in times of economic uncertainty, it tends to stay strong and stable.

  • On average, we help Beauty & Wellness Professionals increase their revenue by 70% in their first year on StyleSeat.

Engineering at StyleSeat

Engineering team and processes

Our Engineering team uses Agile practices to regularly improve our Product and processes. We push to production daily, and update our apps every week. Engineers have code in production within the first few days. Our teams set their own goals every Quarter and are not pigeon-holed into a Product Vertical. We unit test our code, have solid integration test coverage, and treat coding as a craft.

Technical Challenges

We have hundreds of millions of dollars flowing through our platform and millions of appointments booked every month. We build both enterprise-level tools for Beauty Professionals as well as a consumer marketplace for Clients to find and book them.

Projects you might work on
  • We’ve been building our supply side, building powerful business management tools for Beauty Professionals, now we can focus on driving and scaling demand, and building a consumer brand that people are excited about.

  • We are almost complete in our migration from Python2 to Python3, and all new development is 100% ReactJS following React Native best-practices on the frontend.

  • We are implementing infrastructure automation using Terraform, and building a microservice deployment pipeline.

  • We are also continuing to invest in and build our Data Science and Analytics (Datalytics) team so they can build self-service data tools for the rest of the organization to use in making insight-driven decisions.

Tech stack
Elastic Search
React Native
AWS Lambda

Working at StyleSeat

We are a collaborative and ambitious team that is passionate about empowering small business owners. We are scrappy and driven, but we also remember that this company is built by, and ultimately for, people, so we do a great job at creating an environment in which we all want to work. Come check us out and see for yourself.

Diversity and Inclusion

StyleSeat always keeps diversity top-of-mind in our recruiting strategy. We have a strong partnership with 25 Black Women in Beauty - where we post pertinent open roles and utilize their quarterly resume book to actively reach out to candidates. In addition, we regularly post our Engineering roles to National Society of Black Engineers & Society of Women Engineers (NSBE & SWE) and participate in their job-flash emails to ensure we are actively including our openings to these organizations.

StyleSeat recently hosted a company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workshop with an outside consultant, Adriele Parker. We also have a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Squad that regularly comes up with culture initiatives and events for the entire company. Also, all new employees are partnered with an onboarding-buddy from a different team to show them the ropes, answer questions, and get a jump on cross-team collaboration.

StyleSeat is currently developing a Summer 2021 project-based internship program for our Engineering, Data Science, and Data Engineering departments. In addition to partnering with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), StyleSeat is also utilizing Lambda School to find interns. The majority of Lambda School students come from underrepresented backgrounds (34% URM, 25% women and 50% non-white).

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited time off policy

  • Gym/Fitness

    Up to $50 fitness credit each month.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Company Retreats
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Hours
  • Work from Home

    One of our values as a company is diversity, and one way we support that is by having gone fully-remote, and expanding our search for talent outside of San Francisco. We regularly have fun team-building events and hack-a-thons where everyone gets to participate to bring us all closer together as a team.

  • Team Activities

    Weekly Brunch & Banter sessions; Weekly Wine-Down; Fun virtual team-building events; Holiday celebrations - representative of all Faiths & Cultures

Our Team by the Numbers

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