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Jobs at Betabrand

Betabrand is an online clothing company based in San Francisco's Mission District. Founded in 2010, we've been building a brand through crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, crowd-everything!

Our approach to e-commerce is covered by national and international media nonstop. The result: a very active (and growing) audience of customers and fans, as well as top investors like the Foundry Group and OATV.

We hire creative people who want to push the limits of our already limit-pushing enterprise — to keep things fun, and the rest of us sharp.

Full Stack Engineer: Have you ever written a sonnet in PHP? A limerick in Javascript? Perhaps you’ve chosen the wrong calling… but if not, oh code poet, click here and read on.

Senior Merchandise Manager: Have what it takes to head the spear of fashion-line development? This could be you.

Wanted: Full Stack Engineer

We're looking for an experienced Full Stack Engineer with emphasis on back-end chops. You'll be joining a small scrappy team building and experimenting with new ideas for social e-commerce.

About You:

  • Entrepreneurial and passionate about growing a company (not just taking a job).
  • Work well in a small Scrum team.
  • Willing to wear many hats and collaborate with non-technical creatives.
  • A great sense of humor.

About Your Skills:

  • Strong Linux system administration skills: - Configuration and maintenance of common applications such as Apache, memcached, MySQL, NFS, DHCP, NTP, SSH, DNS, and SNMP - Shell scripting - Experience with tools like Chef, Puppet or Ansible (we use Ansible) - Good understanding of networking in general
  • Proven experience in Web Application development: - Deep understanding of HTTP/HTTPS protocols, as well as DNS - Understand of caching and load balancing concepts
  • Expert knowledge of at least one programming language
  • Knowledge of PHP (we're a PHP shop)
  • Knowledge of Magento a huge++
  • Experience with the following a big plus: Redis, Memcached, Varnish, MySQL, Git, HAProxy, Apache, Docker, Ansible
  • Appreciation of Agile Development and good programming practices
  • Knowledge of UX/UI, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills

There’s a lot of opportunity here to help shape the vision and direction of the company. If that sounds exciting to you, let's chat. Send a resume, cover letter, and anything else that may persuade us to love you to

Wanted: Senior Merchandise Manager

Job Responsibilities:

The Merchandiser must have the ability to analyze the marketplace and identify opportunities for growth. Should have a high understanding/awareness of the competition, identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Research and compile reports on competing product offerings from other brands for cost and feature comparisons. Must possess the ability to perform competitive analysis. Betabrand is looking for a leader with strong design background. Will spearhead development of a balanced line of product that nets sustainable margin but retains margin flexibility, offering suggestions for course-correction if product or price mix becomes imbalanced.

Coordinate Design team efforts with Sales, Customer Service and Retail teams in analyzing selling, customer feedback and historical data. Must maintain a high awareness of the customer, of competition relative to product quality/value relationship, and of fashion trends. Stay current on industry trends and the competitive landscape to forecast and identify upcoming trends that will work within seasonal assortment and overall creative direction. Identify and develop product strategies that support brand positioning. Work with Design and Production to build categories that drive the business while maintaining brand identity.

In collaboration with planning partners, strategically develop and execute SKU plans with financial goals for each collection. Develop seasonal product assortments (concise line plans) that align with sales and SKU projections.

The Merchandiser’s research will help define product line segmentation, price tiers, minimum allowable margin for each style, as well as minimum number of units needed to sell to reach target margin. This person will lead planning partners in quarterly business reviews by collection.

Job Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have proven ability to identify trends and strong track record for successfully driving a business.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design & Merchandising or comparable field.
  • 7+ years in Men’s and Women’s apparel design/merchandising with at least 5 years in management.
  • E-commerce experience preferred.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of apparel design concepts.
  • Functional knowledge of fabric and garment construction.
  • Strong sense of style and fashion trends, as well as current news events.
  • In-depth understanding of Betabrand’s unique business model and customer.
  • Strong Illustrator and Photoshop knowledge is preferred, as well as basic computer literacy.
  • Strong English language skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced, dynamic environment adjusting quickly to changing priorities.

This is a senior position that will be leading Betabrand to its inevitable world conquest. Send your resume and cover letter to:

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