Technical Advisor for Ecom Platform

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Posted on May 8, 2020

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Project Desciption

Company Background

YSM is a social commerce site that powers the growth of women entrepreneurs. 

We are building a platform that provides a unique shopping experience that connects consumers with innovative and curated products made by women.

The company is founded by Mei Xu, a successful entrepreneur, and founder & CEO of three global consumer product companies, Pacific Trade Internationa, BlissLiving Home, and Chesapeake Bay Candle.

Mei Xu successfully exited Chesapeake Bay Candle to Newell Brands in 2017, to join a portfolio of iconic brands including Elmer’s Glue, Rubbermaid, Yankee Candle and more that have been household mainstays for generations. 

Her journey has appeared on the podcast How I Built This with Guy Raz. 

The Role

YSM is looking for a contract-based technical advisor to guide the buildout of the platform. Although no direct coding will be needed, a deep understanding of technology and e-commerce platforms is a must. Time commitment will be around 20 hours per week to manage and direct the engineering, design, and other relevant departments. 

The ideal candidate will be a former entrepreneur who has experience building out an e-commerce concept, or someone who has experience with multi-vendor retail or brands. 

  • Experience with WooCommerce, WordPress, PHP
  • Managed a multi-vendor experience
  • Understand the challenges associated with early-stage e-commerce platforms, both technical and operational. 
  • Have previously worked with developers and engineers and can break down problems and workflows
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and call out potential roadblocks
  • Previous experience with custom plugins

The ideal candidate should be an independent thinker who can manage complexity and articulate a path forward for management.

Budget and location are flexible. 

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