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Software Engineer (Greater Boston Area, MA)

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Our Opportunity: 

Chewy is growing and we are looking to expand our merchandising systems and services team (MSS) with talented software engineers in multiple locations. If you are a Senior Software Engineer and interested in building a platform from the ground up that will be highly impactful and visible to leadership at Chewy, please apply! This role may sit in any of our FL, WA, MA, or MN office locations and is not 100% remote, but we will be operating in a hybrid model once we return to the office.

About you:

You will be a software engineer with a BS in CS, or related degree/experience, focused on Full Stack Development; a focus on 60% Backend/40% FED. The MSS team is building a inhouse vendor portal platform that will have best in class security features, scale, and the capability to give our 2500+ vendors a great user experience for the 7+ Billion in digital inventory at Chewy. The platform is being built in Java, AWS, NodeJS, Angular and/or React but you will have an engineering foundation like this or will have the ability to adapt to build. This is a role that will support the creation & deployment of new concept prototypes related to application, system & services supporting standardization, optimization, automation, and process infrastructure of the Merchandising business & operations.  

About this team:

Our team’s mission is to be the backbone for Chewy’s Category, Pricing Vendor team by designand develop world-class system prototypes helping them to win long-term customer trust, business growth, and profitability.  This role will give you the chance to use your deep technical expertise to accelerate the adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends, and practices. You will help drive innovation, scalability, light-weight integrations, and maintainability while collaborating with our internal engineering/IT teams.  


What You will Do: 

  • Develop System / Component prototypes(front & back end both) and APIs (Interact with the full application stack) for a rapidly scaling platform for vendor management, while ensuring successful product delivery and operational excellence 
  • Design, develop and implement large-scale distributed systems prototypes with large volumes of data, focusing on scalability, latency, and resiliency 
  • Prototype and develop new customer experiences for internal partners and external vendor applications with web technologies
  • Design and build responsive, accessible and performant UX components for mobile and desktop web experiences
  • Develop cloud native designs and implementation within public clouds, primarily AWS
  • Review code, implementation and provide meaningful feedback that helps other prototype engineers to build better prototypes 
  • Experience in using DevOps principles and techniques to delivery high quality software prototypes with the least technical debt possible



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience 
  • 4+ years of experience for Software Engineer; 6+ for Sr. Software Engineer, or 10+ for Lead Software, 14+ for Principal Engineer; leveling flexibility based on interview data.
  • Project experience using Java, AWS, NodeJS, React, Angular, Vue.JS or similar frameworks and/or libraries. Solid CS Development experience will be considered.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, ambiguous, prototyping environment.
  • High level of innovation and engineering creativity desired, this is a building role not a maintenance role.


  • Understanding of testing automation, including the building of scrappy coding/automation for testing code faster 
  • Experience in Retail, E-Commerce or Technology Industry, Merchandising & Vendor Management focus a plus 
  • Strong engineering background building Products/prototypes that are E-Commerce scale 
  • Experience in Software Quality Processes and Atlassian Tools (Confluence, JIRA, etc.)
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

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • ConfluenceManagement
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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!

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
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) 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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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