Proper Cloth Careers

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Here at Proper Cloth, we’re always working toward the Perfect Fit. From our shirts, to our tech, to our customer service - we want to be the best in the business. Having the most fun while doing it is an added perk! Do you think you’d be a perfect fit on our team? Come work with us in our sunny Soho loft!

Our Values  🎯

We value collaboration, honesty, empathy, and excellence for excellence’s sake. No task is too small or too big, and if we’re going to do something, we want to do it to the highest possible standard. Above all, we treat everyone with respect, and everyone's big ideas are encouraged. If this sounds like you, you’ll fit in great here.

Career Development  💪

We are serious about everyone's personal and professional growth. Not only do we give our people the opportunities to build new skillsets, we give them the tools as well. From lunch-and-learn trainings, to one-on-one coaching sessions, we know that our people are our greatest asset and are proud to invest our time and resources into taking them to the next level.

We Have Fun  🎉

We like to work hard! And we reward hard work with some of the best perks around: Catered lunches, a stocked kitchen, cold brew and kombucha on tap, a clothing allowance (shirts, shirts, and more shirts!), monthly team outings, full health benefits, and competitive PTO. Oh, and did we mention? We’re a dog-friendly office!

Equal Opportunity Employer  ⚖️

This should go without saying, but to be absolutely clear, we are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religion, disability, Veteran status, marital status, gender identity, and citizenship.

Our Positions

Engineering Team

From the beginning, great engineering has been core to Proper Cloth. Our ecommerce platform is built from the ground up to support totally custom, made-to-order clothing. We also build tools to automate and streamline business operations, and to analyze data for smarter decision-making. We're a small, core team building and continuously releasing new features and updates every day. We’re looking for extremely capable engineers that bring new expertise and ideas to the table.

Many ecommerce platforms exist. What makes Proper Cloth’s unique is that it’s built from the ground up to support totally custom, made-to-order clothing. It’s this element of custom that makes what we’re building so powerful: we can quite literally produce a shirt in any style and any size. Quickly and cost effectively. Perfect fit becomes a reality and user experiences become truly personalized. Through it all we generate and collect data about fit and style preferences that other ecommerce companies can only dream of. We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what’s possible.

With so many options, custom clothing can easily become overwhelming. It takes an intuitive, multi-layered front-end design to keep it simple and user friendly for novices, yet flexible for experts. Complex, data powered algorithms make custom sizing a snap. Sophisticated business process flows enable customers to help themselves without assistance. Powerful backend systems keep our operations team lean. Extensive use of data analytics and optimization help us continuously refine and improve our marketing, user experience and even physical products.

Some of the features and tools we’ve built include:

  • Custom shirt configurator
  • Custom size prediction algorithms
  • Wishlist management
  • Custom size management
  • Custom shopping cart and checkout
  • Custom CRM and CMS
  • Order management tools
  • Fraud detection
  • Business analytics tools
  • Continuous feedback systems

Some of the technologies we currently leverage include:

  • Object oriented PHP with ADOdb abstraction layer
  • MySQL
  • Linux based server admin
  • GitHub
  • AWS
  • Stripe and Paypal payment processing
  • LESS CSS Framework
  • Node, jQuery, Vue.js

Senior Full-Stack Developer

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We’re looking for an experienced, senior full-stack developer ready to hit the ground running. We have a long list of features and tools to implement by the end of the year and we need help to get it all done. You’ll be developing complex solutions for challenging problems. You’ll be turning wireframes and specifications into functional web pages and applications. You’ll be working with the entire Proper Cloth technology stack, including front-end customer facing features, admin tools and backend logic.

This is a full-time position. We prefer candidates based in New York, but will also consider remote candidates.

  • Minimum 4-years experience developing fast, scalable software
  • Experience with PHP (including server-side templating), Ruby on Rails or similar language
  • Strong HTML and CSS skills, with an understanding of front-end build tools.
  • Strong JS skills and a deep understanding of JS design patterns and frameworks
  • Experience building responsive user-interfaces for desktop and mobile
  • Experience with Git.
  • Thorough understanding of architecture based tradeoffs
  • Passion for web technologies and keeping up-to-date with new tools and techniques
  • Passion for site performance
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment as a key contributor
  • Experience as a technical team lead
  • Experience working on a large ecommerce site
  • Experience building and consuming APIs
  • Experience with modern JS frameworks such as Node, React, Angular, or Vue
  • Experience with automated testing tools such as Selenium or Mocha.
  • A sense for design, user experience, and an appreciation of the importance of perfecting little details

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Senior Back-End Developer

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We’re looking for an experienced, senior back-end developer to make sure our infrastructure, back end code and dev-ops processes scale smoothly. You will be helping to design a scalable system architecture, setup and manage servers. You’ll be writing the code to handle complex back-end processes and optimize database queries. Scalability, stability and speed are incredibly important and we need someone who can help make sound architecture decisions and implement them.

This is a full-time position. We prefer candidates based in New York, but will also consider remote candidates.

  • At least 4-years experience developing fast, scalable backend software
  • Creating backends that are effective, simple, well documented and scalable.
  • Expert in relational databases (SQL) and optimizing queries for handling large requests with speed
  • Expert at configuring and maintaining unix web servers, load balancers and AWS
  • Experience optimizing image delivery for millions of static and generated images efficiently
  • Experience playing a major role in the back end development of websites used by millions of users
  • Expert in Git with agile devops experience
  • Experience making complex back-end architecture design choices
  • Experience building easy to use APIs
  • Passion for web technologies and keeping up-to-date with new tools and techniques
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment as a key contributor
  • Experience as a technical team lead
  • Experience working on a large ecommerce site
  • Experience with other databases such as MongoDB or Redis
  • Experience with Docker or container-based architecture
  • Experience with PHP including server-side templating
  • Experience with Node
  • Experience with automated testing

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Product Manager

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We’re looking for an aspiring Product Manager to help manage development of the Proper Cloth technology platform. Over the last eight years, we’ve developed a fully custom ecommerce platform that powers the front-end shopping experience for our customers as well as the back-end functions for our operations team. You’ll be helping us add new features and refining existing function.

This is a full-time position. We prefer candidates based in New York, but will also consider remote candidates.

  • Background in engineering.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate with users and understand their point of view.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment as a key contributor.

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Marketing Team

A great product that nobody’s heard of can’t go very far. It takes a great marketing team to help explain why what we do is so special, and to get the word out. At Proper Cloth our in-house marketing team focuses on generating positive brand awareness, driving new customer acquisition, and continuing to engage with existing clients. Our approach to marketing is a fascinating blend of quantifiable, data driven analysis, and creative, qualitative thinking.

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Operations Team

An ecommerce business like ours has many moving parts and it’s the operations team that holds it all together: making sure items ship on time, products stay in stock, and inventories stay up to date. New products are constantly arriving from all over the world and being prepped for launch. Orders are shipping out to customers daily. With our volume steadily increasing there are always new challenges. We’re working hard to expand our custom shirt service to a global customer base and to add a range of new product types and are expanding the operations team to help do that.

Operations Intern

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Work with the entire Proper Cloth team, learning about retail sales, operations, customer service and product design. The opportunity will require 2-5 days per week at the Proper Cloth showroom in SoHo for a minimum of 6 weeks. This position is based in New York and paid hourly.

This is a position in our New York office.

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Sales & Customer Experience Team

There's a good reason we have over 30,000 5-star ratings: our incredible customer experience team. We're a fun group, full of energy and stories. Every customer experience team member must go through our intensive training program to become an expert on shirting fabrics, styles and how to make a custom shirt fit perfectly. It’s a rigorous program because the customer experience team is standing by to answer the most particular questions about men’s clothing, to provide personalized style advice, to help customers create and tune their custom sizes, and to provide whatever support customers may need.

Customer Experience Associate

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You'll be instrumental in representing the Proper Cloth brand and assisting clients through email and over the phone. Wow customers with kindness and inspire them with stellar service! Learn all about dress shirt fabrics, garment construction, and how to design dress shirts to fit properly. We strive to deliver an extraordinary shopping experience, and as a Customer Experience Associate, this will be your specialty.

This is a full-time position in New York.

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Product Team

At Proper Cloth, we get excited about beautiful clothes. Fabrics, shapes, colors and patterns. Drape and structure. Silhouettes and subtle details. We aspire to create some of the worlds greatest clothing and we have a small internal team dedicated to developing new fabrics and styles.

Technical Designer/Patternmaker

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At Proper Cloth, custom clothing is our specialty and we take perfect fit incredibly seriously. As such, we’re looking for a technical designer to help with improving our patterns and the fit of our shirts, jackets and pants.

This is a very unique technical design position, much more specialized than compiling tech-packs and selecting trims. This position will focus on fine tuning the fit of a garment for a wide variety of cases. With fully custom sizes available to our customers, our patterns need to grade and adjust perfectly at extreme ends of the spectrum and for unique body types.

You will be working with CAD tools, specifically Gerber Accumark Made-to-Measure, which enables automation of pattern modifications through advanced rule-based specifications and order creation. You’ll be working directly with our CEO, Head of Product Design, and some of the most sophisticated factories in the world to fine tune existing patterns, and develop refined solutions for extreme fit cases.

This job requires a unique blend of architectural, structural design thinking, an understanding of fabric drape, and an engineering approach to problem solving. You will be translating 3-dimensional shapes to 2-dimensional patterns and vice versa. You will be working directly with sewing technicians and engineers to create software that can automate perfect pattern generation.

  • Communicate with product and design teams
  • Sketch designs & patterns to create prototypes using CAD tools
  • Develop alteration rules to handle special fit cases and combinations of fit cases
  • Send samples/patterns to our factories for development and production
  • Manage fittings and use feedback to make revisions to patterns
  • Experience in Gerber Accumark or similar CAD system
  • Knowledge of fabrics, garment construction, fitting & draping, grading
  • Knowledge of garment production and manufacturing techniques and processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Engineering approach to problem solving
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Technical Design, Architecture, Structural Design or related field
  • Experience with sewing garments and garment construction

Note: This position has flexibility to be Full Time, Part Time, or by Contract.

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