Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Technical Lead



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.
Owning at least one or more applications
Leading the design, architecture, and development of complex software systems, frameworks, and libraries, and ensuring that they meet the highest standards of quality, performance, and scalability.
You will help develop a robust roadmap for ensuring engineering operational excellence
Conducting performance analysis and optimization of software systems, and ensuring that they are performant and scalable.
Participating in software development project planning and estimation, and ensuring that deadlines and milestones are met.
Collaborating with other teams and stakeholders to define and refine software requirements, and ensuring that they are translated into actionable software development tasks.
Providing technical leadership and guidance to junior engineers and other team members, and contributing to their professional growth and development.
Participating in code reviews and ensuring that coding standards and best practices are followed across the team.
Staying up-to-date with new technologies, frameworks, and best practices in software development, and sharing this knowledge with the team.
Hiring the best talents for Quince.
Skills : (What do you need to demonstrate consistently)
You have excellent computer science fundamentals
You have been working on backend web technologies for 6+ years
You have at-least 4+ years of experience working in Java, Spring/Spring Boot, SQL/NOSQL
You have experience building and maintaining highly reliable distributed web applications that operate at high scale.
You have a good understanding of concurrency and multithreading
You have knowledge of design principles, the fundamentals of architecture, quality processes, and estimation techniques.
You are an advocate for maintaining the highest standards in terms of code quality, latency, and observability.
You understand the hustle of a startup and are good at handling ambiguity
You can effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
You are a curious, quick learner, scrappy, and someone who loves to experiment
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.