Chewy: Distinguished Engineer Ecommerce Platforms

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is looking for a Distinguished Engineer Ecommerce Platforms to join our Ecommerce Engineering Team based in Boston, MA. Chewys mission is to empower people to make smarter decisions about buying products used by Pets. We do that by making the industry transparent through highly engaging platform that is driven through artificial intelligence and data. The Ecommerce Engineering team builds the platform to become the best in class ecommerce platform. This role will report directly to the VP of Software Engineering. The Distinguished Engineer will lead the architecture of the ecommerce team that is responsible for The team builds the website to support discoverability of products, registration of users, and helps pet owners purchase products.

Distinguished Engineers are

  • Deep technical experts and thought leaders that help accelerate adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices
  • Visionaries, collaborating on Chewys toughest issues, to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of our customers
  • Role models and mentors, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community
  • Evangelists, both internally and externally, helping to elevate the Distinguished Engineering community and establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities
  • Leaders who gain the trust and confidence of those around them, from hands on engineers to executives

What you'll do:

  • Develop Systems , Component architectures and APIs that meet the test of time. Articulate and evangelize architectural principles reciprocally with engineering teams that ensure that system components fit and last and align with companys business direction.
  • Work with engineering teams to provide continuous architecture and design mentorship / leadership and be a source of support that ensures successful product delivery and operational excellence in production.
  • Leverage sound judgment and problem solving techniques to tackle some of most mission-critical problems and connect the dots to broader implications of the work
  • Promote a culture of engineering excellence and being well-managed, using opportunities to reuse and innersource solutions where possible
  • Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the enterprise, at all levels of the organization
  • Design, develop and implement large-scale distributed systems with large volumes of data, focusing on scalability, latency, and fault-tolerant
  • Lead research initiatives for cloud native designs and implementation within public and private clouds, working in a cloud infrastructure ecosystem consisting of VMs, Kubernetes, and containers.
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.
  • Conduct design and code reviews and raise the bar on engineering rigor and standard
  • Debug production issues across services and tech stack
  • Continuously measure and optimize the performance, effectiveness, and uptime of backend services
  • Operate as a trusted advisor for a specific technology, platform or capability domain, helping to shape use cases and implementation in an integrated manner
  • Strike the right balance between lending expertise and providing an inclusive environment where others ideas can be heard and championed

What you'll need:

  • 15+ years of industry work experience
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies, such as AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud.
  • Strong programming language experience in any of the following languages Java , Python
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent, with 15+ or more years in software engineering, design and architecture
  • Experience presenting to Senior Leadership
  • Position may require some travel


  • Strong engineering background building Products that are ecommerce scale
  • Prior roles in Ecommerce or in technology companies

Employee Testimonials

Bill Poitras
Software Engineer

It’s amazing working with such a diverse group of talented people at Chewy! I really love the culture of fun, collaboration, hard work, and innovation that I’ve seen throughout the company. I especially am impressed the lengths our company strives to wow our customers. I’ve witnessed first-hand how our customer service representatives not only encourage the passion of pet parents, but share their own. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn so much new technology and the world of e-commerce.

Becca Litwack
Affiliate Marketing Manager

The environment at Chewy is energizing and there is a strong sense of purpose. Our focused attention to the customer leads to great enthusiasm for the work we get to do. There is real comradery on the teams as well – our team frequently lunches together which lends to a friendly work environment, collaboration, and innovation. Having dogs in the office doesn’t hurt either!

Shantesh Kanekar
Director of Software Engineering

The company known for best in class Customer Service knows how to keep its internal customers (our team members) happy, too. There is a positive energy and vibe the moment you set foot in the office. The workforce at Chewy is a vibrant mix of diversity in all aspects but one thing that is common is the shared belief of being the best in class at whatever job function one is in.

Chris Foley
Senior Software Development Manager

Working at Chewy is fast-paced, challenging, and very fulfilling. Each person here has the opportunity to have a profound effect on how we wow both our internal and external customers. We place a very high value on customer service here at Chewy and regardless of what you are working on, the customer satisfaction is always going to be #1. By everyone working towards the same common goal, teamwork organically happens in everything we do.