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Company: Honey to Cocoa

Position: Founding Software Engineer

Location: Remote

 

About Us

The launch of Fenty Beauty in 2017 marked a pivotal shift in the beauty industry. For the first time in a while, a beauty brand launched with 40 foundation shades that accommodated a wide range of brown shades for  deeper complexions. The success of this launch inspired other brands to follow suit, expanding existing shade ranges or launching new products altogether. Today, makeup brands want to capitalize on the increasing buying power of non-white customers, so they continue to expand their color ranges. As a result, people of color have essentially traded one problem for another: not having enough options to having an overwhelming abundance of them. The makeup industry has often become a point of frustration for those with deeper skin tones, and brands have not done enough to  consider the nuance of non-white skin nor assist them in making their experience easier. That’s where we stepped in. Honey to Cocoa leverages artificial intelligence to help People of Color match makeup to their skin tones across a multitude of brands. We simplify and eliminate the guesswork of finding the perfect shade from the convenience of an app. We recognize that equality and equity are very different things, seeking to bring more ease into the digital makeup buying experience by focusing more on the latter. 

 

The Role

We are a pre-seed startup with an MVP looking for a Founding Software Engineer to join our team. You will oversee technology and data resources, and assist the founding team in establishing Honey to Cocoa’s technology vision and strategy. As our team is small (but mighty), this role requires an exceptional level of collaboration, attention to detail, and communication. Since we’re fully remote, you’d need to be 100% self directed and able to work independently. Remember, YOU will be owning all things tech! We’re seeking a highly skilled software engineer who has a background in machine learning, and experience in leading technical projects and/or teams. The right person will have the skills noted below, and embody our company’s core values: 

 

  • Do what’s right, not what’s easy

  • Beauty begets quality

  • Champion equity and justice

  • People over profit

 

The ideal Founding Software Engineer will be passionate about artificial technology, and will have experience in most of these areas:

 

  • Software Engineer 

  • Programming Languages: Javascript, modern reactive javascript frameworks like React and hybrid mobile frameworks like React Native

  • Experience in a machine-learning development role with a solid background in algorithms required

  • Hands-on and theoretical knowledge of various Machine Learning algorithms and tools, e.g. xgboost/LightGBM, Random Forests, SVMs, PCA, t-sne, kmeans, DBSCAN, etc

  • Knowledge of the cosmetics industry is a plus but not a requirement

  • Willing to work for equity at the start

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