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Proper Cloth is a startup making it incredibly easy for men to purchase quality custom shirts.

We see a future where people no longer buy clothes in standard sizes that don’t fit, or in styles they don’t love. A future where clothing is made on-demand for each individual’s shape and taste.

There aren’t many businesses like ours. We’re half technology startup and half fashion brand. We’re not venture backed. We’re profitable and growing fast. We’ve doubled in size every year since we started. We’re leaders in our category. We’re experts in our field. We have product-market-fit. We have the stability to do things right. We’re building something to last.

We have tens of thousands of satisfied customers and an excellent reputation. We've been called “Our Favorite Online Custom Shirtmaker" by GQ and “One of the most successful made-to-measure e-commerce sites” by Esquire.

But we want to be better. Smarter. Faster.
And we’re going to need some help.

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Engineering Team

From the beginning, great engineering has been core to Proper Cloth. Founded by an Electrical Engineer with degrees from the University of California and MIT, it’s in our DNA to apply technology to difficult problems. To build tools that automate and streamline business operations. To analyze data for smarter decision-making.

Working on the engineering team at Proper Cloth is particularly rewarding. We’re a lean group. We keep a fast pace, deploying updates several times per week and releasing new features or major updates every 1–2 weeks. Updates immediately benefit the tens of thousands of customers that use our site every day, not to mention our internal operations and customer experience team. Progress is real and measurable.

We’re always learning and looking for ways to improve everything we do. We’re open to new technologies. We support continued education.

We’re looking for extremely capable engineers that bring new expertise and ideas to the table. Joining our team today is an opportunity to join a fast growing startup and to help make an impact building something special that our customers love.

Learn more about our tech stack

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 and Rackspace Cloud
  • 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.

Growth Marketing Analyst

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We’re seeking someone with a passion for data and turning information into insights to help us make informed marketing decisions. You’ll have the opportunity to help build a leading customer acquisition program at a fast-paced consumer brand, leveraging advertising channels such as Google, Facebook, direct mail and radio. This person will work directly with our head of marketing. The ideal candidate is a team player with a keen attention to detail, a love of numbers and data, and the ability to find hidden insights that can drive impactful marketing decisions.

This is a full-time position at our New York office.

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Operations Team

An ecommerce business like ours has many, 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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Customer Experience Team

There's a good reason we have a 5-star rating on both Yelp and Google with over 500 reviews: our incredible customer experience team. This is 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 administrative support customers need with their orders.

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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