Bright Cellars (www.brightcellars.com) is the monthly wine subscription startup designed to help new wine drinkers discover and define their taste in wine! We curate wines from around the world with the goal of making wine fun, accessible and educational.
How Bright Cellars works
Our members join Bright Cellars by taking a 7 question-quiz to share their taste preferences. The Bright Points learning algorithm evaluates these preferences to determine the best wine matches for each member’s taste. Each month, members receive four or six unique bottles in the mail, which they are then able to rate and provide personalized feedback on their profile. Similar to Netflix’s collaborative filtering algorithm, Bright Cellars’s algorithm uses this feedback to improve members’ monthly matches going forward.
The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a highly collaborative culture and adapts in a rapidly changing environment. To succeed in this role, you should be a self-starter who is constantly challenging yourself and your colleagues to grow.

What You’ll be Working On:

    • Crafting a frontend dashboard using React, Redux, Highcharts, and any other JS libraries identified along the way that’ll help supercharge the product (e.g. D3.js)
    • Designing and implementing a backend API using Python’s Flask framework

Key Technical Skills You’ll Bring:

    • JS, ReactJS, Redux
    • HTML, CSS, SASS / SCSS, Webpack
    • Python, Flask, unittest, flask_testing, MySQL, PostgreSQL
    • AWS ECS, RDS, Redshift
    • Docker, nginx
    • Git, Github, CircleCI

Additional Skills:

    • Data ETL experience, Apache airflow
    • Experience with advanced data visualization tool  (e.g. D3.js, observable, and vega)
    • Experience with designing and implementing REST APIs

Experience You’ll Bring:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or a related field) and 3+ years of relevant experience
    • Proficient with HTML, CSS, React (or a similar frontend framework), Python, and MySQL
    • Experience with AWS and CI / CD processes
    • Knowledge of other programming languages a plus
    • Writing testable code

A Successful Full-Stack Engineer at Bright Cellars Will:

    • Be comfortable working in an agile-inspired environment
    • Collaborate closely with the team to brainstorm ideas and gather requirements
    • Communicate implementation details and evaluate technical feasibility in the development cycle
    • Review teammates’ code and provide feedback leading our systems to be more resilient, improving our developer experienceParticipate in the recruiting process — conducting interviews and reviewing tasks
    • Take ownership of your work by testing it thoroughly before and after launch, fixing bugs where needed
    • Lead or be part of the current project as needed to design solutions that enable our business
    • Engage in team discussion as we highly value your participation and feedback to support team growth
    • Enjoy getting your hands dirty and be willing to take ownership of the outlined goals and make things happen
    • Have the ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision, yet actively interact with other team members in person or over the Internet (chat, video conference, email)
    • Be intellectually curious and interested in researching tools

Perks of Working at Bright Cellars:

    • Flexible hours
    • Unlimited paid vacation and sick days
    • Bike rack and subsidized parking
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Fully stocked sandwich and salad bar with local ingredients
    • Weekly wine tastings led by our resident sommelier
    • Relaxed dress code
    • A fun, friendly office atmosphere in our brand new office space in the heart of Milwaukee’s Third Ward
    • Unlimited access to Ward4’s co-working space
    • Opportunity to build something incredible while being surrounded by intelligent, hardworking, and motivated coworkers
    • Creative time every Friday to work on unique projects
Bright Cellars is a fun, fast-growing startup with a work hard, play hard attitude. We look for smart, motivated individuals who are excited to build something incredible from the ground up!