Who are MetaPack?
No we are not a packaging company – that’s Tetra Pack! We are a tech company that works with a lot of the world’s biggest ecommerce players to integrate them with over 450 carriers around the world to make delivery easy. We are a multi-tenant SaaS platform. We give them the platform to help consumers decide their delivery preference and track the parcel’s progress whilst also providing the retailer with intelligent smart decisions about how to send the parcel – all underpinned with lots of data. We work with well-known global retailers and major brands such as ASOS, Adidas, Burberry, John Lewis, Boohoo, eBay, and Zalando. In fact we work with so many retailers and carriers it’s highly likely that you’ve interacted with us at some point when ordering goods online!
In August 2018, we were acquired by Fortune 100’s 2nd fastest growing company, stamps.com. We have super ambitious and exciting plans all centered around our tech. MetaPack will play a role in shipping around 600 million parcels in 2018 and with the wider stamps.com family the number rises to 2.5bn parcels. MetaPack has been growing at 40% year on year over the last 5 years and continues to grow at a rapid rate.
Why would I want to be an engineer at MetaPack?
We work at scale, pace and with the latest architecture patterns and tech. We have a flat and open engineering culture where data & evidence beats opinion and hierarchy, backed by honest and frank discussions. We passionately believe in forming autonomous, cross functional teams who are empowered to deliver our ambitious strategy. With stamps.com ownership comes the ability to operate largely independently away from Board meetings and old world thinking but with the financial support of a high performing tech company. Energy and passion for our business and customers is a part of the MetaPack culture – and we love working with like-minded people.
How we interview & hire for Engineers
Once we reach out to you, its a quick call with myself - the Talent Acquisition Manager at MetaPack, I can give you an overview of us, answer your questions, while finding out a bit about you, and what makes you tick.
Step 1: 45 minute phone interview with Head of Development
Step 2: Circa 2 hour onsite interview with 3 stages generally in this order:
- 30 minute interview with either our CIO, IT Director or Head of Architecture - they can sell they dream!
- Circa 1 - 1.5 hour technical interview including a pair programming session with a Tech Lead and an Engineer or 2
- Final chat with the Head of Development who can answer any further questions you have
All interviewers will be assessing for competency and cultural fit and whether we can all work together and make cool stuff!
We can also move pretty quickly too, just the other day I called an Engineer in the morning, we phone interviewed that afternoon and they come in the next day and we offered them that night!