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Staff Software Engineer

Our Opportunity:
Chewy is hiring a Staff Software Engineer for our Customer
Platforms/New Verticals E-Commerce team in Boston, MA. As a Staff
Engineer you will have development and operational oversight over
major systems at Chewy. You will be in charge of evaluating new
technologies, designing, developing impactful software capabilities to
enhance or create new functionality needed to grow Chewy. You will
have the opportunity to be part of a high performing engineering team
where we value broad-based technical skills in cloud-based services,
databases, security, server-less technologies, and more.
What You’ll Do:
* You will participate in working with all of the top engineers at
Chewy to evolve architecture direction of all development at Chewy
* You will have responsibility over major components of Chewy s
architecture both development and operational needs. You will be
the go-to engineer for your part of the platform
* You will be responsible for ensuring your systems are fully CICD
and have responsibility of a plan to get to CICD if not there yet.
* Limiting technical debt will be your key objective
* Hiring, training, mentoring and growing new talent will be a major
part of your job as Chewy is growing all teams at a record pace
* Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative
* Conduct design and code reviews and raise the bar on engineering
rigor and standard
* Debug production issues across services and tech stack
* Continuously measure and optimize the performance, effectiveness,
and uptime of backend services
* You will participate in setting guidelines for evolving
development practices, as well as mentoring junior engineers
What You’ll Need:
* 10+ years of experience in an object-oriented language such as
Java with 3+ years as hands-on Software Architect
* Minimum 5 years of software development in Java8/Spring Boot stack
* Minimum of 3 years of cloud architecture and service development
* Hands-on experience leading the design, development and deployment
of business software at scale or current hands on technology
infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization
* Be a hands-on Engineer spending significant percentage of their
time writing code or debugging tricky issues
* 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
* Proficiency in Computer Science fundamentals object-oriented
design, data structures, algorithm – design, problem solving, and
complexity analysis
* Experience mentoring and training the engineering community on
complex technical issues
* Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills & a working
knowledge of design patterns
* Experience with designing, building and deploying scalable, highly
available systems.
* Strong background with modern tools and environments (e.g., JSON 3
API, Chaos Engineering, web services, version control systems,
bug/issue tracking tools)
* Experience with cloud & orchestration technologies (AWS Services,
Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
* Have or (more importantly) be willing to learn deep domain
knowledge in the area of retail e-commerce.
* Position may require travel
* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or Electrical
* Experience in e-commerce
* Experience with Scrum, XP or other agile methodologies a plus
* Good communication skills with both technical and business
* Experience with OpenAPI, Swagger, or
* Experience with configuration and deployment management via
Terraform or Ansible
* Infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. shell,
Python, Ruby, Powershell)
* Experience with data analysis/mining in large scale database
environments a plus
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