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Rockets of Awesome

We’re making shopping for kids apparel convenient and fun. This is the future of vertical commerce.

  • Founded 2015
  • 16-50 Employees
  • 6-15 Engineers
  • eCommerce

About Rockets of Awesome

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise.

We’re making shopping for kids apparel convenient and fun. This is the future of vertical commerce.

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is a venture-backed startup with extensive expertise. Our founders and senior management team have been founders, CEOs, COOs, and VPs at massively successful companies ranging from Google and Gap to Gilt and JCrew. We're based in New York City.

We are solving challenging problems with some of the most interesting tools available. Cultivating a culture of learning and continuous improvement. Investing in automation and automated testing. Learning from real-world problems and immediately adapting. Sharing what we’ve learned and teaching others. We value fun, simplicity, and teamwork.

We leverage technology, brand, data, and data science to:

  • Deliver a personalized experience — and the perfect communications, merchandise, and assortment — to our customers.
  • Continuously improve the physical and digital product.
  • Optimize merchandise creation, planning, and inventory management.
  • Create a fun, engaging experience for our customers and their kids.
  • Scale the business efficiently.

Ultimately, it’s all about solving problems and creating the best shopping experience for our customers. Some of the ways we’ll do this include:

  • A back-end e-commerce platform with Ruby on Rails (Solidus) at its core, serving our basic catalog and order management requirements.
  • Snappy APIs to serve responsive web and native mobile clients, and to receive messages from external systems. Our are built with Rails, but we’re excited about the potential of Elixir and Phoenix. Plan on learning some compelling new technologies.
  • A resilient, non-blocking architecture.
  • A responsive front-end powered by tools like React/Redux, Sass, and modern tooling (webpack, Babel, PostCSS, etc.).
  • A recommendation algorithm that will start simple and get smarter as we learn.
  • A data science architecture that powers business intelligence and our recommendation algorithm.
  • Tight collaboration with Product and Design and short feedback and release cycles.
  • Digital and physical products integrated in a cohesive user experience.

Enough about us. Let’s talk about you.

  • You’re smart and you get things done.
  • You prefer shipping early and often and tight feedback loops.
  • You know and love Rails.
  • You favor simplicity and optimize for clarity and learning.
  • You believe in automated testing -- and automation in general, when it makes sense.
  • You have broad experience, but have deeper expertise in a few areas. We all have different strengths, and we’re filling out a multi-discipline team.
  • You have experience with or a desire to learn more about tools like Elixir, Elm, and Kafka. We're building some components to scale efficiently with cutting-edge technology.
  • You care about code quality, expressiveness, and refactoring.
  • You're mindful about continuously improving, teaching, and learning. No tool, pattern, or process is sacred.
  • You enjoy working with other developers, pair programming as much as you’re comfortable with, and participating in constructive code review.
  • You know a good API when you see one, and can explain what's so great about it.
  • You have experience with PostgreSQL or other relational and NoSQL databases.
We take Halloween very seriously!
Rockets of Awesome - We take Halloween very seriously!
Our founder, mother of 2, Rachel Blumenthal.
Rockets of Awesome - Our founder, mother of 2, Rachel Blumenthal.
Creative studio where our in-house team designs all the clothes
Rockets of Awesome - Creative studio where our in-house team designs all the clothes
The "Awesome Committee" plans regular team outings like axe throwing in Brooklyn!
Rockets of Awesome - The "Awesome Committee" plans regular team outings like axe throwing in Brooklyn!
You'll find our iconic blue box all over the office (plus, get discounts on all our clothes as an employee perk!)
Rockets of Awesome - You'll find our iconic blue box all over the office (plus, get discounts on all our clothes as an employee perk!)
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We welcome our furry friends in the office — some of them even get featured on Rockets of Awesome t-shirts!
Rockets of Awesome - We welcome our furry friends in the office — some of them even get featured on Rockets of Awesome t-shirts!
We couldn't live without astronaut ice cream
Rockets of Awesome - We couldn't live without astronaut ice cream
Welcome to Awesome — our bright, open headquarters in Flatiron.
Rockets of Awesome - Welcome to Awesome — our bright, open headquarters in Flatiron.
Community giveback collaboration event with State Bags
Rockets of Awesome - Community giveback collaboration event with State Bags
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Tech Stack
  • Ruby on Rails
  • React/Redux
  • Sass
  • PostgreSQL
  • Heroku
  • AWS

Perks
  • Generous PTO policy (24 PTO days + 9 company holidays)
  • commuter benefits
  • significant discounts on Rockets of Awesome product
  • company outings and events (past examples: axe throwing; city scavenger hunt; ice cream sundae making; game night)

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/401K Plan Retirement/401K Plan
  • Life & Disability Coverage Life & Disability Coverage