Engineering at Flipp
We are the engineers who are building the future of retail. We love solving hard problems, and we push the boundaries of everything we do. What excites us most is knowing that our work is used by the biggest retailers in the world, and seeing our ideas make it into the hands of millions of shoppers everyday.
We try new things often, we launch early and quickly. We want our ideas to be seen by our partners within days so that we can continue to iterate and innovate. We get to play with the latest technology out there - if we find something cool, we use it.
We developed the #1 weekly shopping app from the ground up. Our ideas have disrupted a massive industry and we have changed the way millions of people shop. Our Flipp app helps families save hundreds of dollars a month. It doesn’t get better than that…and we’re just getting started.
For our team, it’s not about the number of bugs we find, it’s about the number of bugs we fix. We get to test from design to delivery. We pioneer new tools to make sure our systems are the healthiest. We are all about building automation for continuous integration - our team can bring down manual regression on one of our platforms from four days to hours.
We power digital flyers for the biggest retailers in the world so downtime is not an option - that’s why we have built the best infrastructure. Our team has built our servers to scale indefinitely in a matter of minutes. We can handle thousands of flyer requests per second on the busiest shopping days.
We collect terabytes of data every day. Our team creates the tools to process data so that we can show our retailers insights that have never been seen before. We empower retailers to make their flyer content more relevant and exciting to consumers. Our systems are built on top Hadoop and we're excited that we get to work with the latest technologies such as Spark and Parquet.
Our work is helping retailers transform their entire business. Our network reaches tens of millions of people, and we are creating the next-gen experience for shoppers that is used by hundreds of retailers and media partners. Our team loves that we get to work with the most interesting technology like Rails, Web components and Google Closure.
How Engineering Operates at Flipp
Agile is ingrained in our culture. We collaborate with all of the business teams to make sure that we are always finding the best solution for our customers. We have built learning into our processes so that our team improves with every sprint.
Our close-knit teams operate as independent units and have the ability to control the whole stack. We have the freedom to choose the latest and most suitable tools for us. In order to deliver the highest quality products, developers and QA work closely together from beginning to end.
We are the leader in our space because we are always looking for ways to innovate and improve. We face and solve new problems every day. This gives us the opportunity to push the limits and make an impact – both in the retail space and within technology.