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.
Reports to: CEO
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: Del Valle, TX
Reports to: Director of Operations
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...
Who You Are…
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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.
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.
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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