Chewy
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Boston, MA

Associate Director of Engineering at Chewy

| Greater Boston Area
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring an Associate Director of Engineering for our Platform Governance team in Boston or Minneapolis. This is a high-profile position that will have exposure across the entire business, influencing the vision and implementation of architecture, design, and features for this new and growing line of business. As part of a dynamic team, this role offers a tremendous opportunity for professional growth in the leading online pet retailer in the US. Reporting directly to the Director of Software Engineering, the role will allow you to act as an individual contributor while leading a team of strong engineers. The role will have tremendous visibility in the technology & business organization of Chewy.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide leadership and governance over CDN, high availability proxy and load balancers.
  • Manage and lead a team(s) of 5-10 experienced Full Stack Software Engineers, SREs, and Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Recruit and hire high-performing engineers and mentor the growth of the existing team
  • Build highly scalable, available platforms that can power millions of hits per day that is extremely fault tolerant and performs at ecommerce scale
  • Iterate quickly in an agile development process
  • Ensure timely and consistent communication to facilitate a clear understanding of ongoing projects and their prioritization within the organization
  • Drive technical decisions and work with your product owner to manage a backlog to support multiple teams within the Chewy Software organization
  • Review code and implementations, provide feedback for individual contributors
  • Establish strong working relationships at all organizational levels and across functional teams
  • Collaborate on design and implementation of scalable test environments for development and testing
  • Must be able to identify and manage priorities within the context of overall corporate objectives
  • Work with others in Engineering Management to drive best practices in software development, testing, and production deployment
  • Create a dynamic, collaborative, and fun team environment

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Systems Engineering or a similar math or engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated history of implementing and managing significant software development projects (mobile or web application development, test automation, or release engineering domains)
  • 12+ years in Software Engineering
  • 7+ years of experience in Engineering Management
  • 5-10 years of experience in software development as a software engineer
  • Experience working across fully automated stacks in a CI/CD ecosystem
  • Experience building highly scalable applications with a sound architecture background
  • Experience with distributed data stores at scale
  • Experience working with emerging technologies
  • Experience working effectively across multiple functional areas in a matrixed environment
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies, such as AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud.
  • Solid fundamental background in multiple testing disciplines (APIs, Functional UI testing, Performance testing, data-oriented systems test, distributed systems, automation, etc.)
  • Familiarity with multiple technology stacks including both static and dynamic programming languages (we primarily use Java/Kotlin but are not limited to Java/JVM tools)
  • Proven delivery experience working under an Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Knowledge of high availability proxy and load balancers (HAProxy)
  • Knowledge of Content Delivery Networks (Akamai)
  • Must be more than proficient at both written and spoken English
  • Position may require travel

 Bonus:

  • Prior roles in Ecommerce or in technology companies
  • Advanced Degree
  • AWS Certification
  • Scrum Master Certification

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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Where we are

Located in the Fort Point neighborhood, home to many of Boston's hip and upcoming restaurants along with emerging technology companies.

Technology we use

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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.

Greg

Senior Technical Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

At Chewy, one of our operating principles is Accelerate Time. We release new features weekly, fail fast, and iterate often to bring incremental progress quickly to our Pet Parents. Our success is driven by a customer first mentality, a culture of collaboration, and empowering individuals and teams.

Heather

Associate Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Chewy gives a significant amount of freedom and autonomy to do your best work. I am able to pursue the most important objectives, and work that I really enjoy. It’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work pay off immediately and have a positive impact on the team—and something that makes life at Chewy really unique!

Rich

Human Resources Business Partner

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.

Mike

VP, Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.

Victoria

Senior Integrated Marketing Manager

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