Engineering at Partly - Do the best work of your career here

Tim Grunshaw
Director of Engineering
June 13, 2024

If you're a great engineer ready for your next challenge, you're probably looking for somewhere you can make a meaningful impact, be surrounded by other exceptional minds and work on some of the hardest problems in the world. Partly is that place.

Our mission and impact

We're on a mission to connect the world's parts, starting by building the global platform for auto parts. It's an ambitious mission, but also an important one. Auto parts is a huge $2 trillion industry, but the way people buy them is still stuck in the past. It's offline, time-consuming, and frustrating. These inefficiencies are unsustainable for the industry and planet.

If we succeed in transforming the auto parts industry, we will make it easy for people to find the parts they need, when they need them. This brings value to everyone in the supply chain and will accelerate the world toward a sustainable future.

This will not be easy.

Engineering challenges

The auto parts industry is complex and fragmented. There are thousands of different manufacturers and suppliers, each with their own unique way of classifying parts and fitment information. There are millions of real-world vehicle configurations, resulting in us having to work with massive, unstandardised datasets.

Our culture

Due to the technical nature of these challenges, we think of Partly as an Engineering-first company. We're intentional about cultivating a culture that engineers can thrive in.

1. High performance and expectations

We have a high technical bar and are unapologetic about it. This means you will be surrounded by exceptional team members and world-class talent. We believe your growth at Partly will eclipse the rest of your career.

2. Ownership of the company and your work

Every full time employee at Partly has above-market equity and is invested in the overall mission’s success. We have a flat team structure, where every team is responsible for owning their work, resources and delivery.

3. Low process and high ambiguity

We have a low-process culture, which means that there will often be ambiguity and uncertainty. We have no sprints or scrums. You will be given a problem and expected to work directly with customers to understand the crux of the problem they face. We value feedback and open debate.

Why join us now

We’re in a really pivotal time because recent technological advances have made tackling these problems possible. We’ve been building momentum, validating and solving deep painful problems for some of the world’s largest companies, and raised $36m NZD in the process.

Most of all, we believe we’ve got the best engineering team in APAC. However, we’re just at the start. We’re growing quickly and need more world-class talent to join us. If this excites you, reach out.

I feel incredibly lucky to have found the exact balance between professional challenge and lifestyle that I hoped for when moving to New Zealand.

Adam Moss

Director of Finance, UK

"I fell in love with New Zealand on a holiday a few years ago, and knew I wanted to return to work here. Navigating NZ’s immigration process was initially daunting, but Partly made it seamless."

Aga Dabrowska

Software Engineer, Poland

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