: Staff Software Engineer

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring a Staff Software Engineer for our Pet Health Tech team in Boston, MA. This is a high-profile position that will have exposure across the entire business, influencing the vision and directly owning the implementation of architecture, design and features for this critical business line. As part of a fast-pace and startup environment, you will be responsible to design and build a new product providing advanced B2C and B2B capabilities using a modern Micro Front End and Micro Services using Java and AWS. You will be the overall technology leader of a team of 4-6 engineers with a mission to build reusable and scalable services. You are expected to be an excellent team motivator and mentor always raising the bar on quality and timely delivery in a highly agile environment.

What You'll Do:

  • Design and build reusable, secure and high performing micro services on a scalable AWS platform
  • Work in an agile and fast pace development environment, collaborating with Application Development and Platform Engineering teams
  • Provide technical guidance to your team by providing design and code reviews among other collaboration techniques
  • Experience in using DevOps principles and techniques to delivery high quality software with the least technical debt possible 
  • Continuously adopt and embrace industry best practices in terms of technology and development process

 

What you'll need:

  • 8+ 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 in designing and building service-oriented architectures
  • Experience in web technologies such as JavaScript, JQuery, JQuery mobile, AJAX and HTML5
  • 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

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.

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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.