Java Software Engineer, Mobile Services

| Greater Boston Area

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is growing! We’re looking for a Software Engineer to join our Mobile Services team in Boston, MA. With your technical expertise, you will manage to project deadlines and deliverables. You design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions to power our mobile applications. Provide both technical and systems expertise regarding integration with numerous back-end services. Develop new APIs which support multiple platforms and business services.

At Chewy, you will specialize in building systems that scale to millions of users, providing the best possible customer experience.

What You'll do:

  • Design and implement new features in Chewy’s products based on both technical and business requirements which have a direct impact on the company’s success.
  • Write server-side code for APIs, creating fast, easy-to-use, high-volume production applications.
  • Support diverse platforms in modern service environments which support desktop computers to small-footprint mobile devices.
  • Interact with multiple application services to access and store information in a comprehensive e-commerce ecosystem.
  • Work in an agile development environment, collaborating with development, systems support, release, development operations and architecture teams.
  • Code review and work with other developers on best practices following the latest advancements design patterns and techniques.
  • Work in an agile development environment (Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Integrate the latest best practices and technologies across environments using technical expertise, judgment, maturity, and experience which promote the best interests of Chewy.

What you'll need:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4+ years of working experience with client-side and server-side technologies including Java/Kotlin, and Spring.
  • Experience designing, building and maintaining RESTFul APIs.
  • Strong communication skills as well as experience with educating and working your peers.
  • Performance analysis skills across multiple environments.
  • 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
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals using object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem-solving, and complexity analysis
  • A strong sense of responsibility and an obsession with quality. Committed to seeing tasks to completion and working with others is essential.
  • Common development tools such as mvn, git, github, gradle and related or similar tools.
  • Expertise in debugging/testing and troubleshooting issues across multiple browsers and devices.

Bonus:

  • Experience in multiple programming paradigms
  • Experience in working in the business domain of e-commerce
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Asynchronous programming patterns
  • Functional Programming Paradigms
  • Large scale public facing APIs
  • iOS / Android Experience
  • gRPC / Kotlin experience

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Location

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

Marcus

Senior Product Manager

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!

Eliza

Mobile Product Manager

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!

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 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.

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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