Chewy: Staff Software Engineer
343 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110

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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring a Staff Software Engineer - Java for our eCommerce Pet Health Systems team in Boston, MA. As a Staff Engineer you will have development and operational oversight over major systems at Chewy. You will be in charge of evaluating new technologies, designing, developing impactful software capabilities to enhance or create new functionality needed to grow Chewy. You will have the opportunity to be part of a high performing engineering team where we value broad-based technical skills in cloud-based services, databases, security, serverless technologies, and more.

What you'll do:

  • You will participate in working with all of the top engineers at Chewy and the CTO to evolve architecture direction of all development at Chewy.
  • You will have responsibility over major components of Chewys architecture both development and operational needs. You will be the go-to engineer for your part of the platform.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring your systems are fully CICD and have responsibility of a plan to get to CICD if not there yet.
  • Limiting technical debt will be your key objective
  • Hiring, training, mentoring and growing new talent will be a major part of your job as Chewy is growing all teams at a record pace
  • 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
  • You will participate in setting guidelines for evolving development practices, as well as mentoring junior engineers.

What you'll need:

  • 10+ years of experience in an object-oriented language such as Java or Python
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Proficiency in Computer Science fundamentals object oriented design, data structures, algorithm - design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Experience mentoring and training the engineering community on complex technical issues
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills & a working knowledge of design patterns
  • Experience with designing, building and deploying scalable, highly available systems.
  • Strong background with modern tools and environments (e.g., XML, web services, version control systems, bug/issue tracking tools)
  • Experience with cloud & orchestration technologies (AWS Services, Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
  • Have or (more importantly) be willing to learn deep domain knowledge in the area of retail e-commerce.
  • Position may require some travel

Bonus:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in e-commerce
  • Experience with Scrum, XP or other agile methodologies a plus.
  • Good communication skills with both technical and business audiences.
  • Experience in web technologies such as JavaScript, JQuery, JQuery mobile, AJAX and HTML5, frameworks like Django, Flask, Zappa or Serverless
  • Experience with data analysis/mining in large scale database environments a plus.
Full-time

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.