Principal Software Engineer, Storefront Platform

| Greater Boston Area
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Our Opportunity                                                 

Chewy is growing! We’re looking for a strong Principal Engineer to join our team developing Chewy.com. Chewy is THE go-to online shopping destination for all things pet and we are continuously striving to delight pet parents with a seamless experience across our platforms.

Are you inspired by innovation? Is complex problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Chewy Storefront Platforms team. We are a smart team of doers who work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in cloud computing and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customer experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Chewy Storefront Platforms, we will give you the tools and support your need to innovate with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

Introduction to Chewy

Chewy Storefront Platforms department is seeking a talented and motivated Principal Engineer within our Discover and Engage division. As a Principal Engineer, you will lead in innovating, designing, building services and frameworks that enable Chewy.com provide solutions to several business and technology initiatives. Delivering reliable and high-performance services and features at Chewy’s scale requires technical leaders with extraordinary expertise and boundless creativity. At Chewy, Principal Engineers are constantly innovating, developing frameworks, establishing governance and defining the architecture for our next generation platforms. They understand our business goals, collaborate with other leaders, innovate rapidly, delivering high-quality and high-value functionality.

What does it take to thrive as a Principal Engineer at Chewy? You need to be innovative, creative, responsible, and curious while leading a team of engineers to move quickly to deliver results for our customers. You’re excited about designing and implementing solutions that scale and engage customers to understand what’s needed to meet their needs. You’re able to think about platforms, architecture, design principles, understand operational implications, and lead us in evolving our service architecture in the course of a single conversation. You’re looking work with engineering leadership and mentor a team of bright, capable engineers to implement your vision.

 

What You'll Do

  • Design, develop and implement large scale distributed systems with large volumes of data focusing on scalability, latency and fault tolerance.
  • Bring an expert understanding of the systems, their dependencies, have the ability to forecast and mitigate challenges every effectively
  • Hold a high bar for the quality of the architecture and design of systems. You have the innate ability to keep it simple too
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development
  • Work with a team of highly skilled engineers, developing and enabling highly scalable platforms to power our e-commerce ecosystem
  • Be the expert when it comes to design principles, service-oriented architecture and developing applications of scale in the cloud while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices
  • Set engineering excellence to the team and have the drive to focus on scalability, resiliency, high availability & performance of applications
  • Actively mentor engineers, build and foster a strong engineering team culture and be a key contributor in raising the bar of the engineering org
  • Generate and analyze engineering metrics to inform leadership in making data driven decisions
  • Champion quality initiatives and best practices to enable the team to continue to develop high quality, maintainable, and performant code
  • Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the enterprise, at all levels of the organization
  • Display excellent verbal and written communication and be able to convey dissenting opinions in a constructive manner, particularly written communications

What You'll Need

  • Exceptional leadership, communication skills
  • 15+ years of industry work experience
  • 10+ years of experience leading and developing large scale projects and initiatives
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience with Java
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse, talented team
  • Strong expert experience in cloud native technology stack (AWS) and service-oriented architecture
  • Clear understanding of emerging technologies and ability to apply those principles in solving critical business needs
  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or another related field
  • Position may require travel

Bonus

  • Strong engineering background building products that are e-commerce scale
  • Prior roles in e-commerce or in technology companies
  • Experience working with AWS technologies
  • Experience in building high performance systems

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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
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
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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