Zinc

San Francisco
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$250K - $500K Funding
Pre-Series A

Zinc is the secret backbone of e-commerce. Our team has built listing creation, inventory management, repricing, and fulfillment software currently used by tens of thousands of the top Amazon and eBay sellers. We power the entire product catalog for dozens of US and international e-commerce sites. Our founders and lead engineers hail from MIT and have worked at top-tier Silicon Valley companies including Palantir, Stripe, Dropbox, Nest, and Optimizely.

Thousands of small businesses owners around the world make a living using Zinc's software. As the backbone of these online stores, Zinc's software powers hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales. We offer an unconventional work environment focused on results, not hours. Zinc is backed by Y Combinator and some of the best angel investors in Silicon Valley, but we are also profitable and independent.

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Why join us?
  • We are currently profitable, making $5M in revenue last year with just 11 full-time employees.

  • We enable thousands of online entrepreneurs (Amazon and eBay sellers) to make a living.

  • We give engineers unparalleled responsibility and flexibility about what they work on.


Engineering at Zinc
Engineering team and processes

Our culture is very engineering driven. Our engineers work with our founders, customer support leads, and sales leads to architect new features. Features are largely based on requests from our biggest customers and biggest leads. We deploy early and often, and we've built a robust set of devops tools for continuous deployment and monitoring.

Technical Challenges
  • Ownership over a product that makes $2M ARR and literally pays the bills for thousands of online entrepreneurs (large eBay and Amazon sellers).
  • Scraping sites like Amazon hundreds of times a second for our ultra-high-frequency repricing
Projects you might work on
  • Example project: Implement an onboarding flow for PriceYak based on feedback from users and data we've collected on their usage patterns

  • Example project: Integrate Amazon.de into PriceYak in such a way that makes it easy for us to integrate other European Amazon marketplaces in the future.

Tech stack
Meteor
Python
SQL
Flask
Javascript

Working at Zinc

We have an incredibly strong engineering culture. We value results over face time. Most people work from home on Fridays and travel often. We give unparalleled freedom and ownership to our engineers.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited.

Free Food

Free lunch, dinner, and awesome snacks.

Gym/Fitness
Flexible Hours
Beautiful Office

We're near Union Square in a newly remodeled office.

Pet Friendly
Company Retreats

We take hack weeks every 3 months or so. Past trips have been to Portland, Austin, Tahoe, Monterey, and many more.

Work from Home

Most people work from home every Friday, but you can work from home as often as you'd like.

Health Insurance

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