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Software Engineer III

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Our Opportunity:

We are looking for a Software Engineer III at our facility in Boston, Massachusetts to design, development, testing, and support of software systems and related integrations.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Design and build high complexity components and/or platforms.
  • Partner with technical and business teams on multiple initiatives, provide guidance and mentorship to the existing team, and collaborate to deliver new features and enhancements.
  • Actively guide team members and participate in the definition, design, development, testing and implementation of software functionality using an agile methodology.
  • Create or modify complex scalable distributed software systems.
  • Contribute to code quality requirements, provide feedback, and promote collaborative solutions for the team during code review.
  • Guide team members and advise stakeholders on improvements and optimizations to features, practices, processes, and operations.
  • Work with and advise stakeholders and technology teams on how best to implement desired features and enhancements.
  • Communicate project status, risks, and solutions to team and stakeholders, and act as technical point of contact to influence stakeholders regarding trade-offs.
  • Ensure that technical solutions follow best practices, are reliable, are easily maintainable, and are scalable under sustained load.
  • Collaborate to identify, isolate, and resolve malfunctions related to software.
  • Lead team members by example, advocating for best practices and influencing software engineering team hiring practices as the team continues to grow.
  • Lead technical teams in the development and delivery of projects.
  • Participate in on-call rotations and contribute to operational excellence.
  • Telecommuting permitted. 10% domestic travel required.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related field and 7 years of experience.
  • Will also accept a Master’s degree and 5 years of experience.
  • Experience must include 3 years in the following: software development; and leading the design (data structures, algorithms, performance, reliability, and scalability) and development of new software programs.
  • Experience must also include the following: programming in Java or Python;
  • Cloud native development in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and service-oriented architectures;
  • Messaging and event-based patterns;
  • Designing scalable RESTful services and APIs;
  • Creating and managing CI/CD pipelines including containerization, configuration management, and deployment;
  • Scalable deployment technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes;
  • Design, implementation, and management of database and cache technologies (Sql, noSql, and Redis);
  • Design, implementation, and support of unit, component, and stress tests using libraries, including Junit and Kotest;
  • Using log aggregators (splunk and logstash) and metric dashboards (datadog and Prometheus/Grafana) to troubleshoot and support critical production systems;
  • Scaling projects for large traffic volumes, using technologies/techniques, including serverless computing (AWS lambda and Azure functions); and
  • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation, etc.) for diverse infrastructures and in multiple cloud regions.
  • Telecommuting permitted. 10% domestic travel required.
  • The position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program.

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you need an accommodation during the application process or to perform these job requirements, or if you need a religious accommodation, please contact [email protected].

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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
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
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
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Recreational clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation assistance
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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