Engineering Lead

About Mystery:

Mystery is a managed Marketplace powered by Surprise and Delight.

With the onset of covid-19 Mystery expanded its product offerings to include Mystery for Business, which offers companies of all sizes a way to connect with and show appreciation for their colleagues through a variety of online virtual events as well as team gifting options. Since launching in September 2020, Mystery for Business has grown to work with 150+ companies including Amazon, Apple, Stripe, T-Mobile, Convoy, Tableau, Microsoft, and many more. 

For its B2C customers, Mystery offers an at-home date night option, called Mystery Night In. This is a box filled with a variety of surprise goods and activities, that gets shipped straight to your front door and is designed to provide hours of fun.

Mystery’s flagship product line, Mystery Night Out, uses human-in-the-loop matching to create a curated outing based on a customer’s preferences and price point (you like to be outdoors and hate seafood? We will plan you an awesome adventure with an outdoorsy activity and dinner at a great restaurant with many non-seafood options, all at your price point!). This product line is currently on pause due to the pandemic, but we hope will be reinstated in late 2021.

Since its founding, Mystery has raised over $3M from notable investors like Founder’s Co-op, Liquid 2 Ventures, Scooter Braun’s venture fund, Greg Greeley (ex-President of Homes at Airbnb), David Rosenthal (of the Acquired podcast), and more. 

Mystery is a post-seed stage company currently operational nationwide. Come join a dynamic and innovative team that’s bringing surprise and delight back into people’s lives!

You are a:

  • Talent magnet - when people meet you they want to work with you
  • Technically strong EM - members of your team look to you for technical guidance and feel like they can become a better engineer working for you
  • Player coach - while it's not your primary focus, you're not afraid to get your hands dirty and build along with the team.
  • Data nerd - you love working with / using data to better build, understand, and executive technical processes

You will:

  • Grow and mentor our engineering team to improve their skills, improve their knowledge of our systems, and their ability to get things done
  • Lead a fast paced engineering org to build products from the ground up
  • Co-own strategy with product to execute on the roadmap
  • Collaborate effectively across teams, including outside of engineering
  • Recruit top level engineering talent to Mystery
  • Ensure your team meets deadlines and launch dates through an effective sprint planning process and standups

You have experience in:

  • Developing and deploying products for enterprise or consumer markets
  • Recruiting diverse, high performance teams - you have hired and built strong teams and stood up management machines to produce excellent business outcomes
  • Creating scalable software architecture and design
  • Managing a nimble and high-output team

It’s a huge plus if you have:

  • Our tech stack: Typescript, Jest, React, React Native, Node.js, Express, Graphql
  • Experience working with marketplace businesses
  • Experience with the enterprise HR space
  • Built data platforms in the past
  • Worked with high-output small teams

Mystery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life to apply.


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