Chewy
We're on a quest to help people connect through pets.
Boston, MA

Principal Software Engineer - Pet Health at Chewy (Greater Boston Area, MA)

| Greater Boston Area
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring a Principal Software Engineer for Chewy’s Pet Health Technology team in Boston, MA. Principal engineers are the ‘big dogs’ of the engineering world.  You will be delivering solutions with multiple teams, be responsible for architecture, scalability and deadlines related to overall large scale project delivery.  At Chewy engineers drive and you will be in the driver’s seat.  The Pet Health space is one of the newest verticals at Chewy where expectations for principal engineers is to have the most up to date knowledge of the newest technologies and also an opportunity to learn the latest and greatest.

What You'll Do:

  • You will be working directly with the VP of Engineering on architecture strategy of new products and scaling existing solutions
  • You will be responsible for the success of major development initiatives which will include any and all parts of the ecommerce platform: customer management, order and shipment management, returns management, catalog management, competitive pricing tools, search and personalization services, and operational analytics
  • Design reviews will be a large part of your responsibility, including shepherding designs from inception though implementation to deployment and post production enhancements.
  • Mentoring other engineers and helping ensure cultivation of great talent across the engineering organization.
  • Direct design review and code review process to constantly evolved as the team grows to enable development across many small teams with very little or no dependency between teams.

What You'll Need:

  • 15+ years of experience in an object-oriented language such as Java or Scala
  • Bachelor’s Degree (MIS or CS preferred) or equivalent work experience
  • 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
  • Knowledge of front end technologies and frameworks with JavaScript (including React, node.js, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Computer Science fundamentals – object oriented design, data structures, algorithm - design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Deep experience in services architecture
  • Experience mentoring and training the engineering community on complex technical issues
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • 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)
  • Have or (more importantly) be willing to learn deep domain knowledge in the area of retail e-commerce.
  • Familiarity with cloud & orchestration technologies (AWS Services, Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
  • Position may require travel

Bonus:

  • Experience with Scrum, XP or other agile methodologies a plus.
  • Good communication skills with both technical and business people.
  • Experience in web technologies such as 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.
  • A working knowledge of optimization algorithms (e.g., linear programming) and mathematical modeling a plus.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact [email protected]

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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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