Trumaker

101 - 250 Employees
51 - 100 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series B

We're a menswear brand creating a new shopping experience through a tech-driven experience matching stylists with guys who hate to shop. Our proprietary made-to-measure supply chain enables us to produce garments built to fit someone's unique body shape in as little as a few days.

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Why join us?
  • We're a profitable company that isn't under pressure to grow through burning additional VC capital. This allow us to make level-headed decisions about our future and invest in building technology that grows the business as a whole, versus just impressing investors or hitting arbitrary benchmarks.

  • We own our own factories in Mexico and Los Angeles. You'll be able to work on systems that span consumer interfaces to the nitty-gritty of all 180 individual sewing steps to construct a jacket. Our vision is to make our factories into some of the most tech-driven factories in the world that have seamless views into the customers they are serving, and you'll have the opportunity to play a critical part in building tech for a truly vertically-integrated experience.

  • We're a balanced company that isn't your typical Silicon Valley engineering-heavy company. We're 55% women, have a diverse mix of all ethnic groups, and even our engineers are some of the best-dressed engineers in the city. That doesn't mean we're pretentious at all! Our company was founded on the premise that many guys want to dress better but might not know how, so you'll get to experience your own journey into fashion and understanding style from Day 1 of working with us. And if you're female - don't worry - our proprietary made to measure allows us to style women as well. We simply don't offer it as a consumer product right now, but all the women in our company wear our clothes too!


Engineering at Trumaker
Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team operates on one week cycles. Each cycle begins with a discussion of the progress of last week and discussion of this week's key tech stories. All participants have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion of tech priorities and an evaluation of the week's work load.

We use Pivotal Tracker to document stories and pull requests on GitHub to document code and do code reviews. We try to push code a few times a week to production so we can get our work live as soon as it's good to go.

Technical Challenges

With over 1 million measurements collected, we're now building some unique tools around fit calculations and algorithms to streamline work at the factory and stylist level, while also making an easier experience for our customers.

Because we manufacture our own product in our own facilities, all of this is governed by our own software integrations and home grown systems. So we integrate to generate CAD files, we turn CAD files into clothing, and along each step of the manufacturing we have to monitor production speeds and balance it with quality and quality control. It's just as much a business problem as it is an engineering problem, and the engineers who enjoy it most on our team have loved blending these two together.

Projects you might work on
  • Implementing dynamic fit algorithms for our customers. We have several new projects in the works including made to measure bombers, shirt jackets, trenchcoats, and overcoats. Each of these requires a different set of algorithms to be implemented to deliver a size recommendation to our stylists to shorten the fitting cycle and time of getting new clients in the door and measured up. In some cases, we believe we can nail the fit so accurately using their previous measurement history on other garments that we don't even need to see them.

    This is a very hands on project that links the product development and engineering teams into a tight-knit squad that partners on solving this problem. As an engineer, you'll be called upon to use your mathematical know how, versus simply being given an algorithm to implement. You'll play a vocal role in the testing, setup and development of these algorithms.

  • Creating factory systems that enable operational efficiency in a never-before-designed supply chain: a typical factory works on large bulk orders. That is, they might have to make 500 medium shirts before they start on 500 large shirts, all of the same fabric. The time and money savings from large bulk manufacturing isn't something we are able to apply here at our factories, since every garment is individually made, might have a unique fabric, and has a unique size.

    But: we've already made substantial progress in developing software and systems that enable us to do this super quickly. For example, the roughly 180 steps involved in making a jacket on a sewing line can be batched in different ways to create efficiency. A jacket can be split up into four major pieces and simultaneously worked on before it is delivered to a final island for assembly. It is our software that powers the implementation of new manufacturing processes, since all garments have scan labels that track their progress through a supply chain in order to monitor efficiency.

    Our eventual goal is to get to one-day real time manufacturing of a custom made garment, which is unparalleled in the industry (most competitors take 4-6 weeks, we can do ~ 1 week right now). This is your opportunity to make a big dent here designing something truly unique.a

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
React
Ember.js
JavaScript
Heroku
AWS
Redis

Working at Trumaker

We're a scrappy team of very cross-functional, engineering and process-minded people. We love that we're doing something truly unique and groundbreaking in manufacturing, and relish the opportunity to take our platform and turn it into a unique customer experience as well. We treat each other with respect and don't allow internal gossip or BS to proliferate. It's taken us a few years to get to a profitable state, and all our team members are eager to take advantage of our position as a small team that can be nimble but not worry about running out of cash to do great things.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited vacation policy.

Beautiful Office

We're located in downtown SF. You'll get to work alongside an active fashion brand office that has lots of physical product being developed right alongside you. We also reserve part of our office for stylists to meet customers, so you'll see how the entire company works from soup to nuts.

Health Insurance
401(k) Contribution
Company Retreats

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