Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Principal Engineer



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024
Quince was started to challenge the existing idea that nice things should cost a lot. Our mission was simple: create an item of equal or greater quality than the leading luxury brands and sell them at a much lower price.
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD NICE THINGS. Quality shouldn’t be a luxury. We’re proud of our mission to bring the world’s highest quality goods to people at affordable prices.
QUALITY IS MORE THAN MATERIALS. True quality is a combination of premium materials and high production standards.
WE FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS. From the perfect crewneck sweater to hotel quality sheets, we're all about high quality essentials that bring enjoyment to daily life.
WE’RE INNOVATING TO MAKE UNREAL PRICES A REALITY. Our uniquely developed factory-direct model lets us offer exceptionally high quality goods for much lower prices than our competitors.
ALWAYS A BETTER DEAL. We believe in real price transparency, for both our customers and factory partners. This way, everyone gets a better deal.
FAIR FACTORIES. We are committed to working with factories that meet the global standards for workplace safety and wage fairness.
Quince is a retail and technology company co-founded by a team that has extensive experience in retail, technology and building early stage companies. You’ll work with a team of world-class talent from Stanford GSB, Wish.com, D.E. Shaw, Stitch Fix, Urban Outfitters, Wayfair, McKinsey, Nike etc.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, problem-solver and successful in combining technology and data into best-in-class outcomes. The candidate is energized by solving complex business problems and consistently effective in making high-judgment decisions at rapid pace amidst the frequent ambiguity that comes with charting a course of action with no precedent. Moreover, the ideal candidate is energized by an environment where strategy, innovation and decision-making are intentionally distributed, where candor, speed and data are highly valued and colleagues at all levels hold each other to unusually high standards on behalf of Quince customers.
Role (What will you do):
1. Propose a long term strategy for the App/Service and drive its fitment into the technology vision
2. Propose projects centered around improving the service(s) and /or fixing design deficiencies.
3. Understand the product impact and take a sound technical decision based on trade-offs in the short/long term
4. Influence the solution design and define a vision for Engineering Team
5. Accountable for non-functional aspects of the services and strive to improve on key technical metrics
(e.g.: availability, scalability, reliability)
6. Lead the way by writing exemplary code that is optimal, easy to test, and maintain
7. Exhibit proficiency in creating RFCs that compare the trade-off between opensource tools and help adopt them in the best way
8. Establish quality standards and SDLC practices within your area
9. Mentor other members in the team and provide guidance/training to help them improve in their professional path (via tech talks, blogs)
Skills : (What do you need to demonstrate consistently)
1. Produce artifacts that are reusable across the teams
2. Show technical entrepreneurship (scrappy) in solving problems
3. Showcase excellence in establishing & following technical practices that lead to cost reduction/improvement in quality
4. Play a significant role in mentoring not only within the team but is looked out for across the sub-department
5. Actively participate and contribute to technical decisions that impact the service(s) positively
6. Contribute to Technical branding for the firm by posting and participating social platforms
Quince seeks to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Security Advisory: Beware of Frauds
At Quince, we're dedicated to recruiting top talent who share our drive for innovation. To safeguard candidates, Quince emphasizes legitimate recruitment practices. Initial communication is primarily via official Quince email addresses and LinkedIn; beware of deviations. Personal data and sensitive information will not be solicited during the application phase. Interviews are conducted via phone, in person, or through the approved platforms Google Meets or Zoom—never via messaging apps or other calling services. Offers are merit-based, communicated verbally, and followed up in writing. If personal information is requested to initiate the hiring process, rest assured it will be through secure and protected means.