Senior Software Engineer, Catalog at Drizly

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Who we are

Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits. Our customers trust us to be part of their lives – their celebrations, parties, dinners and quiet nights at home. We are there when it matters - committed to life’s moments and the people who create them. We partner with the best retail stores in over 1300 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection and competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. That is what we do. Who we are is a different story.

We are more than just another tech company. There is an intellectual curiosity that occurs at Drizly. We have a desire to question, to understand, to figure it out. Bottom line, we solve it. We value not just the truth but the process to get to the truth, to deliberate, decide and then act. Most importantly, we care. We care about our customer. We care about our company. We care about our team. There will be long days and incredible challenges.

We are blazing a trail in an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly a century, and that doesn’t scare us (well, not all the time) -and even when it does, it doesn’t stop us, it energizes us.

Do you see yourself here? Read on.

Who you are

You are a tech-savvy engineering leader that thrives on the balance of coaching teams while also building things with real-world applications that you and your friends could talk about. Comfort with learning and adopting new technologies helps you keep your technical skills fresh, so you’re someone who’s comfortable experimenting until you find the tech that works. You also get energized from imparting those learnings on junior team members. You enjoy optimizing current processes and designing new processes that allow you to get work done efficiently. You have the experience, instincts, and analytical mindset to make quality, timely decisions.

Coworkers would describe you as a flexible, open communicator who can plan, align, and drive results with a strong engineering team. You are also someone who takes personal responsibility for your work and holds others accountable to do the same. You are passionate about designing systems that power great end-user experiences. You care deeply about system performance, especially where it impacts customers. You have worked in environments where you owned system design from the database to the API. You enjoy discussing these decisions with your peers and can explain their significance to external stakeholders.

You like to provide technical guidance to more junior team members. You are constantly looking for ways to improve the team's development practices. You are a believer in the value of thorough code review and test coverage.

You ideally have three to five years of experience working with back-end web technologies. We write most of our core systems in Ruby and Javascript, but we are flexible on your specific experience; we care more about general engineering acumen than any specific tech. We would be really impressed if you had experience in eCommerce, payment systems, or the food and beverage technology space.

What the role is

The Catalog team is responsible for making sure we have a complete catalog of beverages for our Retailers that represents the market, and ensure that we can sustainably keep up with new products in a fast-moving industry. We are also building a fast and flexible Catalog Search API that powers the rest of the Drizly platform, as well as our partners. 

In our Senior Software Engineer role, you will be an integral part of the engineering team, responsible for executing on our product roadmaps against the back-end of our consumer and retailer (think liquor store operations) tools with aggressive timelines during rapid growth. By partnering closely with product managers, customer experience, sales, and account management teams, you will balance “having your hands on the keyboard” with leading design discussions for large projects and informing some of our largest decisions. You will also recommend new ways of doing things as we expect Senior Software Engineers to raise the bar for the team. 

Please note: this role can be performed remotely anywhere in the United States with the exception of Colorado.

In this role you will:

  • Have strong proficiency in Elasticsearch
  • Work with Product, UX, and other stakeholders to design, implement, document and maintain features for different properties of the Drizly platform
  • Participate in technical design and architecture discussions with the team
  • Write well tested, performant code and participate in code reviews with the team
  • Provide technical guidance to more junior team members
  • Work with the engineering organization to level up technical processes, code quality, and system design
  • Consult with the business on the feasibility and/or level of effort required for certain projects

The Other Stuff

  • Competitive salary
  • One-on-one professional coaching with an external expert
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match
  • Equity
  • Added perks

You do you.

Drizly is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

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Location

334 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

An Insider's view of Drizly

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Drizly is unlike anywhere I have ever worked before. We are a welcoming bunch of super intelligent people that are all working towards the same goals. We have a lively and dynamic atmosphere where we encourage people to truly be themselves. We have a ton fun, but we do what we're here to do- make Drizly the option for alcohol, period.

Shawn

Account Executive

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work closely with the product and engineering teams on a daily basis to design features for the people who use our products. I often loop in other teams to get their expertise on our users and different parts of the business. Everyone is constantly striving to make improvements and I get great ideas from people on every team at Drizly.

Annalyse

Product Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I identified a need for deeper knowledge of alcohol when I joined Drizly’s Customer Experience team 2 years ago. With the support & encouragement of my team, I became our first Certified Cicerone® taking a new role in Category Management. Now I'm leveraging my unique experience to help build the best-in-class catalog for alcohol one beer at a time.

Talia

Merchandising Associate

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

As I work on complex policies and laws in the alcohol space, I try to speak very plainly when explaining the history and concepts that matter to Drizly so people don’t feel intimidated. I also try to participate in as many company events and Slack discussions that I can to build relationships which should translate to being more accessible overall.

Jaci

Vice President, Legal, Regulatory & Industry Affairs

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have helped out on the frontend, been on our infrastructure team, and worked extensively with our Rails API. In all of these roles I got to learn while doing high impact work. More recently, I was given the opportunity to be a technical lead. Drizly has made me a solid generalist that can help drive a startup’s tech forward.

Will

Senior Software Engineer

What are Drizly Perks + Benefits

Drizly Benefits Overview

At Drizly we believe people are our greatest asset and we’re building an environment where our team can authentically do their best work. As the business grows, we recognize the value of investing in our people through benefits that support their day to day at Drizly to greater perks that foster their life outside of work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Drizly is involved with a variety of local organizations including, but not limited to, Cradles to Crayons and Pine Street Inn.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Drizly matches 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of annual salary.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Drizly hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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