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Associate Director, Software Engineering - Vendor Partner Portal at Chewy

| Boston, MA
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is looking for an Associate Director, Software Engineering to join our Merchandising Systems & Services team. This team is responsible for building the Vendor Partner Portal (VPP) that may increase Chewy's revenue 120M+ and improve the Gross Margin 20M+ with your leadership. (Location options: Bellevue, WA, Boston, MA, Minneapolis, MN of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Hybrid work style).

This is a high-profile position that will have exposure across the entire merchandising business, influencing the vision and implementation of architecture, design and features for the merchandising platform. You will have great communication skills from technical and non-technical business partners to VP and C-level stake holders. As a Leader you will be leading a team of strong full stack engineers (10-15 FTE Engineers; not contractors or offshore but direct reports) to build out Chewy’s next merchandising platform (3+ Years estimated timeline).

Our team’s mission is to be the backbone for Chewy’s Category, Pricing & Vendor team by design, and 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 (Experience Building Custom Web Apps using the Java tech stack and AWS) 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:

  • Manage and lead a team 1+ scrum team(s) with 10+ experienced engineers responsible for building Chewy’s next generation merchandising platform; Vendor Partner Platform (over 7 billion in digital inventory & 2500+ Vendors)
  • Partner with our recruiting team to continue to build your team and mentor the growth of the existing team
  • Drive technical decisions and be accountable for the delivery of solutions on initiatives they own
  • Contribute to road map definition in collaboration with technical and product leadership
  • Review code and implementations, provide feedback for technical contributors
  • Must be able to identify and manage priorities within the context of overall merchandising business objectives based on data driven decision making
  • 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
  • Experience in using DevOps principles and techniques to delivery high quality software prototypes with the least technical debt possible

Requirements:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in Software Development as a software engineer
  • 5+ years of experience in Engineering Management (Managing teams of 10+ Direct Reports) 
  • Technical savvy, including hands-on knowledge/skill of system integration, database, and business intelligence
  • Experience in communicating software product features, technical designs & product strategy with users, other technical teams, and senior management
  • Working experience with distributed SCM (GitHub a plus), DevOps, AWS
  • Project experience using Java, AWS, React, Angular, Vue.JS or similar frameworks and/or libraries
  • Agile experience leading Scrum teams desired.
  • Ability to perform business requirements analysis and design with strong prioritization skills to identify minimal viable/lovable products.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical skills, and ability to deal with ambiguity in a rapidly evolving business environment
  • Capability to identify and mitigate development and implementation risks

Desired experience

  • 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 related to retail – ecommerce
  • Experience in Software Quality Processes and Atlassian Tools (Confluence, JIRA, etc.)

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact [email protected]

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We look forward to working with you! 


Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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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!

Culture
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
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
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)
401(K) Matching
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
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.

Greg

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.

Heather

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!

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 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.

Victoria

Senior Integrated Marketing Manager

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