Caper Website | Backend Engineer


About Us: 

Caper builds smart shopping carts - powered by deep learning and computer vision - to enable a seamless grab-and-go retail experience. Caper differentiates from technologies like Amazon Go by creating a plug-and-play solution that does not require store renovation, operational overhaul, heavy compute and endless image labeling & training; retailers can just buy the carts, and the entire store is upgraded with cashierless capabilities. Caper costs less than 1% of Amazon Go's infrastructure, and it is already actively being used in the market. 

Caper is the fastest growing retail automation technology company and is backed by First Round Capital, Y Combinator, and top executives from Instacart, Plated, Albertsons and Walmart. E-commerce only accounts for 8% of total retail transaction volume, and Caper is innovating the other 92% of the untapped offline retail potential. 


We’re a team of incredibly motivated individuals looking to put a dent in the retail industry. We are looking for a founding employee who will add to our talented technical team. You’ll be directly working under the CTO and the opportunity offers plenty of room for rapid internal growth.

Personality Preferences:  - Open-minded and eager to learn  - Highly organized  - Extreme ownership of projects & assignments 

- Hard working 

Technical Requirements:

 - Strong Ruby and Rails experience is required. Strong Python or Nodejs and corresponding framework experience can be equivalent. - Solid knowledge of SQL database - Solid knowledge of Object Oriented Programming - Familiar with Linux/Unix environment and command line tools - Familiar with Git source control - Solid knowledge of Operating System

- Solid Knowledge of data structure and algorithm

Key responsibilities:  - Involve in system and architecture design with project lead and CTO  - Build backend services as well as frontend features based on feature needs  - Communicate with business team/clients to add new features 

- Stay challenged, happy and fulfilled!

Salary: $80 - $110k

Equity: 0.1% - 0.2%

Location: NYC -- Greenpoint, Brooklyn