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Based in the Bohemian Cowboy capital of the world, Austin, TX, Literati is a new kind of bookseller. We’re focused on solving the specific challenges parents face when finding the best books for their children. We work with top educators and librarians and pour thousands of hours into obsessively researching the best children’s books from around the world. Our mission is simple: to make parents and children love reading together by building a vibrant product & community that sparks life into life, builds intellectual curiosity, and encourages audacious imagination.

Our team is made up of world-class product people, perfectionistic designers, philosophical hackers, and straight-up hustlers on a mission to build revolutionary excitement in literature. We’re teeny tiny. We have more investors than employees, so if you’re a team player, an expert with a beginner’s mind, a Rainmaker, or have a hint of alchemy up your sleeve, give us a shout. We’d love to meet you.

Current Job Openings

Technology

✎ Edit job opening "Data Analyst, Business Inte..."

Reports to: CEO

Essential…

We are looking for an exceptionally thoughtful, detail-oriented, and fast executing Data Analyst.  The right candidate will be passionate about working with huge datasets, and charged with solving complex business problems by looking at customer data in new and innovative ways. 

You’ll partner with various teams in drawing insight from our data. This includes creating dashboards, visualizations, algorithms, and business tools for use across the Literati. 

The right candidate is excited to join a fast-paced, data-driven team and become our in-house expert on data analytics & data science. If you're passionate about technology, love to learn, enjoy collaborating cross-functionally, and are excited to work with massive amounts of data, we’d love to talk to you.

What You’ll Do...

  • Develop and influence a long term BI strategy/analytics/tools roadmap and self-service reporting capabilities, and drive the implementation end-to-end
  • Create and deliver metrics, reporting platforms and analytical models critical for tracking and managing the business. This will include daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly revenue, inventory, procurement, receiving and financial reporting and planning
  • Work with Marketing, Finance, Operations (and more!) to build scalable processes and metrics
  • Build reports, dashboards, and other data representation models from scratch 
  • Looker (on top of python) for reports, data and visualizations
  • Understand various teams’ objectives, the metrics that are the most important to them, and how they measure their performance
  • Turn business requirements into technical requirements
  • Find and understand the correct data sources for a given analysis
  • Learn from, and share knowledge and skills with your teammates to grow BI’s total impact to the organization

Who You Are…

  • Humble. Very Humble. Ego? Not your amigo.
  • Data driven. You believe that great data enables you and others to make better decisions.
  • A Talented Juggler. You successfully manage competing priorities, and you make it look easy.
  • Methodical and Efficient. You consider a variety of ways to approach an issue before diving in.
  • A Contributor. You like to do more than just build dashboards. You want people to use the insights you generate and enjoy educating others.
  • Driven by Details. You're meticulous, thorough, and enjoy being extra-precise
  • Someone who gets things done. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where decisions are made on the fly. You’re willing to get gritty & roll up sleeves.
  • A Fast learner. You can speed up the learning curve to master a new marketing channel.
  • A Communicator.  You understand the importance of being able to both brainstorm with the wider team as well as articulate your individual decisions. You’re all about efficiency and are able to work in a fast-paced environment and rely on strong communication skills to keep on task & flag project inconsistencies. You are always accountable for your own tasks but not afraid to ask for help when needed. You are proud of your work but humble in your role. You can take criticism and put it towards to bettering your work while giving constructive feedback that empowers your team.
  • Experienced. You're still learning—as we all are—but you have proven experience as an Analyst.
  • Adaptable and Self Driven.  You adjust to changes with ease and are up for a challenge.

What You'll Need…

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, computer science, engineering, finance, statistics, or a related technical field or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of Industry experience in a report development, data science, business analytics, business intelligence or comparable data engineering role, including data warehousing and business intelligence tools, techniques and technology
  • 3+ years of SQL. Must have the ability to write complex, highly-optimized queries across large volumes of data
  • 3+ years of solid Python programming skills to cleanse, manipulate, and present data
  • The ability to think big, understand business strategy, provide consultative business analysis, and leverage technical skills to create insightful, effective BI solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and comfort presenting to everyone from entry-level employees to senior vice presidents
  • Knowledge of ETL and data warehouse concepts and processes
  • Ability to explain complicated or technical information in a simple way to non-technical audiences
  • Sensitivity to team needs and able to develop warm client relationships
  • Curiosity and passion about data, visualization and solving problems
  • Strong project management, attention to detail, and a no-task-too-small mentality
  • The ability to thrive in a startup environment 
  • A proven track record of strong communication & data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate and influence both business and technical teams
  • Familiarity with Marketing Analytics KPIs a plus
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Looker, Mixpanel, Heap, Marketo and other platforms a plus
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✎ Edit job opening "Full-Stack Engineer"

The Job...

You will be an engineer behind a very fast-growing brand, working with our lead developer.  Our growing codebase has been carefully built with attention to readability and scalability (we think you'll be pleased with it).  We value well-designed code and getting things done right, but most importantly, getting them done.  We take both technical debt and deadlines seriously.

You’ll need to be able to insert yourself anywhere needed: frontend, backend, everything in between. You won’t have to deal with a lot of bureaucracy and approvals to get product decisions made. You’ll be sharing an office space with the CEO.

We are investing in new digital experiences all the time, and expanding our offerings within the world of literature. You will be laying the technical foundation for long-term success of the company, while rapidly launching new features and iterations.

As a full-stack dev, you’ll...

Work directly with our CTO, CEO, and Creative Director on implementing new features, consumer facing updates, as well as backend tools for our supply chain and inventory.  

Build solutions for appropriate scalability. You're ok building something "hacky" if it fits the need, but can also identify real issues and create well designed, elegant solutions to hard problems.

Explore how technology can enable our company mission.

Who You Are...

At this point, on the "specialist" vs "generalist" front, you tend to lean a bit generalist.  You have the flexibility to move around the stack, from frontend templating and stylesheets to backend/sysadmin/databases.

An ideal candidate would be familiar with the following technologies in our stack: Linux systems administration, Ansible, Python, Django, PostgreSQL, React, jsx, ES6, Webpack, scss, Boostrap, jquery, css, html. Mobile app experience is a plus; you might be leading the development of one.

Okay, so maybe you aren’t familiar with everything above, but you’re a fast learner with enough experience to pick up new technologies quickly. You are comfortable communicating with everyone. You can handle not only technical conversations with our lead developer, but can turn right around and answer a legal question, jam on a new feature with our CEO, launch a last minute update for the marketing team, or sit down with a warehouse worker and talk about ways to make their life a little easier. You are up for a challenge. You derive joy from hard, but meaningful work. You enjoy getting into the flow. You are humble, with a good sense of humor and lot of camaraderie.

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Creative

✎ Edit job opening "UX Designer"

Essential...

We are looking for a talented, down-to-earth UX Designer experienced in both web and mobile. This is a startup: You’ll enjoy donning many hats and work closely with our Creative Director. You thrive on informed iteration in order to design experiences that work at scale. You have an impeccable design sense, and a keen eye for detail and craft. Collaboration is in your DNA, but you aren’t afraid to prioritize, make decisions and communicate. You’ll come in and make an immediate impact to our small (but mighty) design team, and play a large role in representing our brand visually as a whole.  

What You'll Do...

  • Work collaboratively with the Creative team, Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Customer Experience on user experience needs throughout different phases of the project (planning, pre-work, elaboration and post-work)
  • Translate concepts into user journeys, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive and delightful user experiences for web and mobile experiences
  • Quickly implement and fine-tune new and existing workflows that will create and optimize the user experience
  • Design and envision future experiences iteratively in a dynamic environment by being mindful of how the experience needs to evolve over time
  • Leverage user feedback as well as UI/UX best practices to drive and influence design decisions
  • Identify UI/UX problems and devise elegant solutions with creativity (e.g. usability, findability)
  • Support your design work using all available insights including quantitative data and site metrics, customer feedback, and usability findings
  • Provide innovative, customer centric, information and interaction design recommendations that contribute to an enhanced user experience.
  • Always advocate for the consumer's needs, and be able to tell our brand story through creative execution.

Who You Are...

  • A Designer. You have an impeccable design sense, and a keen eye for detail and craft.
  • An Anthropologist at Heart.  You love to research and hypothesize elegant solutions.
  • Passionate. Designing global products that are intuitive and bring joy and value to consumers’ lives floats your boat.
  • Empathetic. You understand your customer’s needs, then skillfully translate them into specific interaction and UI designs.
  • Adaptable. You thrive on informed iteration in order to design experiences that work, and at scale. 
  • A Creator. Building elegant solutions for a beautiful customer experience is in your genes.
  • Tool Agnostic. Sure you have preferences in order to be efficient, but you care more about what you're making than what you're using to make it.
  • A Collaborator. It’s in your DNA, but you aren’t afraid to prioritize, make decisions and communicate with authority.
  • A Communicator. You understand the importance of being able to both brainstorm with the wider team as well as articulate your individual design decisions. You’re all about efficiency and are able to work in a fast-paced environment and rely on strong communication skills to keep on task & flag project inconsistencies. You are always accountable for your own tasks but not afraid to ask for help when needed. You can take criticism and put it towards to bettering your work while giving constructive feedback that empowers your team.
  • Humble.  Very humble.  Ego?  Not your amigo.
  • Experienced. You're still learning, we all are, but you have a solid base of knowledge in working with product, marketing in the e-commerce world, and have a firm grasp of UX design principles. 
  • Impeccable.  Pixel perfection. Sharp, clean design.
  • A Problem Solver. You use business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment to solve problems.
  • Current. You keep your finger on the pulse of UI/UX design. You're constantly seeking ways to create useful, usable, and delightful new experiences as well as innovate our existing presence.
  • Up For A Challenge. You believe that just because something is difficult doesn't mean it should go unexplored. In fact, that might be validation that it’s worth trying, right?
  • Bookish. You live for the infinite ways in which books are a mirror for our humanity.

What You Need...

  • Education: Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in, preference to Master’s Degree in Human Computer Interaction, Engineering, Computer Science, Design or equivalent education/experience
  • Experience: Three or more years of UI/UX design experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for web products
  • Expertise in standard UI/UX software such as Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Adobe, Framer, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet product needs and vision.
  • Extensive experience in using UI/UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of responsive design.
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.
  • Passion for all things UI/UX and other areas of design and innovation to resolve user pain points. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.
  • Previous Mobile design experience preferred
  • Previous eCommerce design experience preferred
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Operations

✎ Edit job opening "Inventory Manager"

Location: Del Valle, TX 

Reports to: Director of Operations

Essential...

Looking for an opportunity to be part of a fast-paced startup within the books space? Literati is looking for an Inventory Manager to join our team. This is a meticulous, data-driven job that requires strategic planning, knowledge of supply chain management, top notch organizational skills, outstanding computer skills, ability to crunch data in excel and make quick decisions, as well as perform physical, hands-on warehouse work. We’re looking for someone highly analytical but also creative, adaptable, hard working, and above all a good natured person with a positive attitude.

What You’ll Do...

  • Be responsible for organizing and maintaining a vast quantity of books, which need to be sorted, and moved through the supply chain according to a system of flow charts
  • Maintain a count and tabs on all inventory for fulfillment, and coordinate with marketing and growth forecasting and supply chain management to ensure adequate and optimal level of inventory are in stoc
  • Manage a team of 3-5 return specialists processing inventory and returns and ensure all processes are smooth, and optimized, reaching target KPIs 
  • Work closely with publishers & warehouse team for purchase order issuance and management
  • Inform and influence merchandising decisions based on ad-hoc analysis
  • Ensure the success of one or more departments by meeting or exceeding plans for sales volume, inventory turnover and gross margin
  • Help to develop pre-season plans and in-season forecasts for multiple product classifications
  • Assess and evaluate risks and opportunities in a high-growth environment
  • Supply business analyses as well as actionable recommendations to address business needs
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis based on historical performance, product attributes and customer attributes
  • Recap and reconcile actual sales results to plan and forecast subscription sales and inventories on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Lend a hand wherever necessary, including processing returns, packing books into boxes, moving inventory, sweeping the floor

Who You Are…

  • Organized. Finding the best way to organize inventory for maximum efficiency is a fun challenge to you.
  • A Team Player. You aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty.  You’d dive in to help your team to get the job done.
  • Adaptable. As a company in high-growth mode, our processes, product offerings and partners are constantly evolving. We need someone who can not only adapt to change, but drive it and help the company adapt.
  • Data Driven. You’re comfortable using Excel and decisions are always supported by thoughtful data.

What You’ll Need...

  • 3-5 years’ experience in inventory management, warehouse management, supply chain management, accounting and/or analytical role
  • Proficiency in Excel, very comfortable with pivot tables and Vlookups
  • Organizational skills, with both time and projects
  • The ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable results
  • Experience in tops-down, bottoms-up planning
  • The confidence to make decisions and recommendations grounded in data
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment that embraces change
  • A bias towards action, results-focused and detail-oriented
  • A solid understanding of retail math, merchandising financials and profitability KPIs
  • The ability to manage a team, but the humility to jump right in
  • A willingness to do physical hands-on work, including moving books and boxes, packing, processing returns, anything it takes to ensure team reaches its goals

Bonus Points:

  • Warehouse management experience
  • Finance and Accounting Experience
  • Love for Books and Literature
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✎ Edit job opening "Fulfillment Specialist"

Literati is a new kind of bookseller. We run a subscription box service focused on solving the specific challenges parents face when finding the best books for their children. We work with top educators and librarians and pour thousands of hours into obsessively researching the best children’s books from around the world. Every month is a brand new production. A new theme, with new original artwork, new extras, and a brand new set of books. The books are returnable, and our warehouse is a dynamic and creative center with new shipments coming in an out, new beautiful artwork and print jobs going on, and color and light everywhere. The warehouse is the heart of the company.

Literati is made up of world-class product people, perfectionistic designers, philosophical hackers, and straight-up hustlers on a mission to build revolutionary excitement in literature. We're looking for full-time "salt of the earth" types to join our warehouse team in Del Valle.

This is a great opportunity to get in at the ground floor of a fast-growing startup. Compensation is hourly, but our top warehouse members receive salary, benefits and stock options.

The Job

You will personally be responsible for delivering the most important aspect of the business -- the product. This means packing boxes to perfection, dealing with incoming shipments from publishers, processing returns from our customers, as well as being able to handle print jobs and inventory management. Computer skills are a must. Social skills are a must.

We deal with pallets and boxes of books, so we need someone who is capable of lifting 50 pounds comfortably. Also, our fulfillment process involves standing for long periods of time to pack the boxes. Additionally, we are constantly printing -- everything including shipping labels, invoices, artwork in full bleed color, envelopes. Having experience with printers and/or solid computer skills is a huge plus.

We consider everyone on our team part of the team, and that means having a positive can-do attitude. We're less concerned about previous warehouse experience and more concerned with attitude, integrity, curiosity, and being a team player.

Requirements

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs 
  • Positive attitude
  • Team player
  • Basic computer skills strongly preferred

Nice to have

  • Fork lift certification

Compensation and Benefits

This role will start at $12/hour. If you are invited to join the core team, additional benefits, hourly rate increase, healthcare and stock options are on the table. We are looking to build a long term team of the best people.

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