Engineer at Shipt (Birmingham, AL)

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At Shipt, we are transforming the grocery shopping experience and giving time back to consumers. Shipt shoppers handpick fresh groceries and household essentials, then deliver them to your door in as little as one hour.

Software Engineer, Driven

Job Description

Shipt is a membership-based marketplace that helps people get the things they need. Our friendly shoppers handpick fresh groceries and household essentials and deliver them to members in as soon as one hour.

We are currently on the lookout for a Software Engineer for our Driven team. This role is on a new team that will help develop a high performing and scalable system to manage last mile delivery. Are you passionate about software development, sharing knowledge, growing your skills, and working with great people? The Shipt engineering team is growing, and we are looking for extraordinary engineers who enjoy building as much as we do. So if you are self-directed, enjoy autonomy in your work, and are an excellent participant in a team, then come join Shipt.

What You'll Gain

You'll join a team of talented individuals who will provide you with hands-on mentorship on topics ranging from design to communications strategy.
  • Design, develop, test (unit/integration/etc), deploy and maintain application code
  • Develop multi-region, high performance services to manage shopper supply, order claiming and more
  • Work with a variety of technologies: Go, Ruby, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, Kafka and more
  • Participate in the design process to build efficient, scalable and maintainable architecture
  • Collect and analyze metrics to drive implementation decisions
  • Design, improve and document processes
  • Review and collaborate with other engineers on their code
  • Support your team through encouragement and by example
  • Engineers have a high degree of ownership for all aspects of their services

  • 2+ Years of Software Development Experience
  • Demonstrated working experience with common backend service languages such as Golang, Python, Ruby, Java, Rust, etc.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of testing discipline
  • Able to apply the SOLID principles
  • Demonstrated experience in performance optimizations and trends
  • Able to explain REST principles and design APIs that follow them
  • Experience with SOA, micro-services, and/or distributed architectures
  • You are interested in continually learning and mastering new skills
  • Able to communicate complex ideas and concepts simply and concisely
  • You are willing to monitor and own the production services the team is responsible for
  • You are empathic and enjoy learning from and mentoring other engineers

Nice to Haves:
  • One or more of the following languages: Ruby/Rails, Python or Golang
  • Open source software and dependency management
  • Object/Document data storage technologies
  • Caching and in-memory database technologies
  • Asynchronous/Multi-threaded Programming Patterns
  • Message queuing technologies/strategies

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
More Information on Shipt
Shipt operates in the eCommerce industry. The company is located in Birmingham, AL and San Francisco, CA. Shipt was founded in 2014. It has 5819 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 11 open jobs at Shipt, click here.
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