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Senior Software Engineer (Java), Platform Services

343 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring a Senior Software Engineer for our Platform Services team in Boston, MA. Platform Services is a newly launched team at Chewy, working on building foundational services as Chewy introduces more micro-services to their environment. This is a high-profile position that will have exposure across the entire business, influencing the vision and implementation of designs and features for this critical platform. As part of a dynamic team, this role offers a tremendous opportunity for professional growth in the leading online pet retailer in the US.

What you'll do:

Youll be responsible for supporting the vision, strategic product road-map, and development of Chewys platform service offerings. You will have a significant impact on this critical platform, which consists of authentication (customer facing), authorization, service registry, governance, and many more areas. Working with other technology teams, youll design and build interfaces that integrate with teams like Storefront, fulfillment, back end and many more. Youll write simple and sustainable code that reflects a deep understanding of the business and contributes meaningfully to the success of your team.

What you'll need:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of experience Java
  • Knowledge of modern software development technologies such as Spring, Spring Boot, and Docker
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full software development lifecycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals object oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • SQL and RDBMS experience
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • Work in an agile development environment, collaborating with Application Development and Architecture teams
  • Experience with designing, building and deploying scalable, highly available systems
  • Strong communication skills as well as experience in mentoring and educating your peers


  • Experience in multiple programming paradigms
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience in working in the business domain of e-commerce
  • Hibernate / jdbc experience, Postgres, Vertica, Aerospike
  • Knowledge of protocol buffers, gRPC
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Asynchronous programming patterns
  • Large scale public facing websites
  • Experience working in an agile environment (Scrum, XP or etc.)
  • Experience in web technologies such as ES6, Reactive MVC / MVVM Framework, HTML5, Spring Framework, Play Framework
  • May require travel
Category: Software Engineering/QA

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