Senior Developer

Company mission and vision

Everything you own has value - even old socks. Stuffstr lets you capture the value of your used stuff, regardless of condition. We partner with retailers to buy back everything you’re done using, so it can go on to lead a happy, productive next life.

Stuffstr is built on a vision of “No Unused Stuff”, and we go the extra mile to make it super easy. No listings, no shipping, no hassle: just the instant gratification of knowing you made some money and helped save the planet at the same time.


Stuffstr recently completed a successful pilot with John Lewis, and we’re growing our software and physical logistics capabilities to support more volume and more partners in more locations.

To enable that growth, we are hiring an experienced senior developer to be the core of our Londonbased development organization.

Technology platform overview

  • Ruby on Rails

  • Artificial intelligence engine to determine purchase and sale prices of goods and optimise operations

  • Stuffstr integrates with brand retail partners by providing an API and a web interface via HTML and React UI components

  • Databases

    • Relational for transactions (PostgreSQL)

    • Key-value/document for product catalog and pricing data (DynamoDB)

  • Integration with external services via API

    • Retailer product catalog and financial systems

    • Courier and mail services o Warehouse management systems

  • Hosted on AWS, using RDS, DynamoDB, and Elastic Beanstalk, among other services

Job description

Role and duties

  • Design and develop new features and perform forward-looking investigations of new capabilities in parallel with established sprint schedule

  • Agile, iterative environment with direct user contact

  • Flexible work times and locations, as a leader of a distributed team

  • Frequent physical presence in London, to optimise software integration with physical logistics

  • Understand existing platform code to provide fast response for quick fixes and updates

  • Establish a culture of development excellence

  • Lead the creation of internal development processes

  • Reports to the CTO

Ideal candidate qualifications

  • Full-stack developer with 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Mature and responsible; able to work independently toward a goal with limited supervision

  • A zeal for writing performant, maintainable code that provides experiences that delight users

  • Belief in the Stuffstr mission: no unused stuff


  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • Includes both salary and stock

TechJohn Atcheson