Associate Director, Software Engineering at Chewy

| Greater Boston Area
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy’s mission is to empower people to make smarter decisions about buying products used by Pets. We do that by making the industry transparent through artificial intelligence and data. The Pricing Engineering team builds platform to capture competitive signals, builds elasticity models based on data and executes the price to the ecommerce systems through high performant scalable API’s.

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Software Engineering, the Associate Director (hands on Engineer) will lead the team that is responsible for building several systems that work together to help Chewy set price for the site. The team will build products to scan competitor prices, build models to establish product elasticity, create a price management system and create a scalable Pricing API that will power . More specifically, the role will assume the following responsibilities:

What you'll do:

  • Build a scalable Pricing platform that can power millions of hits per day that is extremely fault tolerant and performs at ecommerce scale.
  • Build a powerful price management system that can support multiple price experiments on a day to day basis.
  • Recruit, hire, and mentor exceptional engineers, quality and data scientists.
  • Work with product management, product development, operations, customer support, and other internal stakeholders to define requirements, guide product and architectural vision, and prioritize efforts.
  • Ensure timely and consistent communication to facilitate a clear understanding of ongoing projects and their prioritization within the organization
  • Manage an active research agenda aimed at generating innovations to solve business needs and technical challenges (including outside research)
  • Integrate research into a technical roadmap for product development.
  • Iterate quickly in an agile development process.
  • Create a dynamic, collaborative and fun team environment.
  • Engage team in conferences and external activities that facilitate staying abreast of the latest cutting-edge technologies and approaches.

What you'll need:

  • A thought leader. You can think ahead and build machine learning for the future. You can communicate and command the respect of executives and developers.
  • 12+ years in Software engineering
  • 4+ years API development or engineering
  • 4+ years Kafka, No-SQL development
  • 8+ years of development experience with Java/Spring boot including full life cycle activities
  • 5 + experience in technical lead position and providing technical guidance to team
  • Experience working across fully automated stacks in a CI/CD ecosystem
  • Experience building highly scalable applications with Event Based Architecture
  • Experience with distributed data stores at scale
  • Experience working with emerging technologies
  • Experience working effectively across multiple functional areas in a matrixed environment
  • Experience with test case automation
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies, such as AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud.
  • Master’s degree in computer science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or another related field.
  • Experience presenting to C-Suite
  • Position may require some travel


  • Strong engineering background building Products that are ecommerce scale
  • Prior roles in Ecommerce or in technology companies

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

An Insider's view of Chewy

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It's refreshing being a part of a team dedicated to getting the job done, without quilting you into extra hours. While we are in the retail space, we are always supportive of the team's needs. I don't feel guilty about asking for help if I'm pressed for time and need to get back to my family. The flexibility around working from home has been great


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What projects are you most excited about?

Our team loves working on new app features that are requested by our customers! We get the most excited when our app users send us a request and then that idea comes to life in the next app update. We take our customer’s feedback very seriously!


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

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!


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.


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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We got you covered when it comes to competitive salaries, unlimited time off, medical & dental insurance, 401k and happy hour. True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents. Of course, the biggest perk is being able to work alongside smart, driven and passionate team members who are changing the world every day.

Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Highly Diverse Management Team
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
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games.
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
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Mentorship Program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online Course Subscriptions Available
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