: Principal Engineer, Storefront Platforms

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is looking for a Full-Stack Principal Engineer to join our Autoship team.  You will lead the design, architecture, implementation, and evolution of our customer facing and back-end services that power Autoship, our subscription-based services. The Autoship team acts as a business-in-a-business and accordingly drives processes and decisions on platforms across Chewy.

This role will give you the chance to use your deep technical expertise to accelerate the adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends, and practices. You will help drive innovation, scalability and maintainability while being a mentor for our engineering teams. Above all, you will be a leader who gains the trust and confidence of those around them, from hands on engineers to executives.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop Systems / Component architectures and APIs for a rapidly scaling platform, while ensuring successful product delivery and operational excellence.
  • Design, develop and implement large-scale distributed systems with large volumes of data, focusing on scalability, latency, and resiliency.
  • Articulate and evangelize architectural principles with engineering teams that ensure that system components align with Chewys business direction.
  • Align with key stakeholders at all levels of the organization, while acting as a trusted advisor for the Engineering organization.
  • Lead research initiatives for cloud native designs and implementation within public clouds, primarily AWS.
  • Conduct design /code reviews while raising the bar for all of engineering
  • Debug production issues across services and tech stack
  • Continuously measure and optimize the performance, effectiveness, and uptime of services

What You'll Need:

  • 15+ years of industry work experience
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies, such as AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud.
  • Experience with containerization
  • Strong programming language experience in Node.js and front-end technologies
  • Experience with Java a plus
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience presenting to Senior Leadership


  • Strong engineering background building Products that are E-Commerce scale
  • Prior roles in E-Commerce or in technology companies

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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.