Chewy
We're on a quest to help people connect through pets.
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN

Principal Software Engineer at Chewy (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is growing! We’re looking for a Principal Engineer, Storefront Engineering to join our team developing Chewy.com in either Boston, MA, or Minneapolis, MN. Chewy is THE go-to online shopping destination for all things pet and we are continuously striving to delight pet parents with a seamless experience across our platforms.

  • Are you inspired by innovation?
  • Is problem-solving through teamwork in your DNA?
  • Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture?
  • Are you excited about developing solutions focused on providing a delightful customer experience?
  • Are you able to easily adapt to meet the needs of our continuous business growth?

If your answer is yes, read on...

Storefront engineering team is seeking a talented and motivated Principal Engineer within our Storefront Shopping Experience Org. The team is responsible for powering Chewy.com’s Home Page, Navigation, My Account, Product Details Page, Near Real-Time Analytics & Platforms. As a Principal Engineer, you will lead in innovating, designing, and building services and frameworks that enable Chewy.com provide solutions to several business and technology initiatives. Delivering reliable and high-performance services and features at Chewy’s scale requires technical leaders with extraordinary expertise and boundless creativity. At Chewy, Principal Engineers are constantly innovating, developing frameworks, establishing governance and defining the architecture for our next generation platforms. They understand our business goals, collaborate with other leaders, innovate rapidly, delivering high-quality and high-value functionality.

What does it take to thrive as a Principal Engineer at Chewy? You need to be innovative, creative, responsible, and curious while leading a team of engineers to move quickly to deliver results for our customers. You’re excited about designing and implementing solutions that scale and engage customers to understand what’s needed to meet their needs. You’re able to think about platforms, architecture, design principles, understand operational implications, and lead us in evolving our service architecture in the course of a single conversation. You’re looking work with engineering leadership and mentor a team of bright, capable engineers to implement your vision.


What You’ll Do:

  • Lead an engineering team to produce high quality, on-time solutions to address business needs
  • Design, develop and implement large scale distributed systems with large volumes of data focusing on scalability, latency and fault tolerance
  • Bring an expert understanding of the systems, their dependencies, have the ability to forecast and mitigate challenges every effectively
  • Hold a high bar for the quality of the architecture and design of systems. You have the innate ability to keep it simple too
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development
  • Work with a team of highly skilled engineers, developing and enabling highly scalable platforms to power our ecommerce ecosystem
  • Be the expert when it comes to design principles, service-oriented architecture and developing applications of scale in the cloud while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices
  • Set engineering excellence to the team and have the drive to focus on scalability, resiliency, high availability & performance of applications
  • Recruit, hire, and mentor exceptional software and quality engineers
  • Actively mentor engineers, build and foster a strong engineering team culture and be a key contributor in raising the bar of the engineering org
  • Generate and analyze engineering metrics to inform leadership in making data driven decisions
  • Champion quality initiatives and best practices to enable the team to continue to develop high quality, maintainable, and performant code
  • Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the enterprise, at all levels of the organization
  • Display excellent verbal and written communication and be able to convey dissenting opinions in a constructive manner, particularly written communications

What You’ll Need:

  • Demonstrated history of implementing and managing significant software development projects
  • Exceptional leadership, communication and project management skills
  • 15+ years of industry work experience
  • 10+ years of experience leading and developing large scale projects and initiatives
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience with Java
  • Strong expert experience in cloud native technology stack and service-oriented architecture
  • Clear understanding of emerging technologies and ability to apply those principles in solving critical business needs
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse, talented team
  • Experience in service-oriented architecture
  • Experience in designing, building, deploying, managing, monitoring, troubleshooting, and supporting large scale web applications
  • Familiarity/experience with quality engineering concepts and tools 
  • Experience in identifying and navigating organizational changes, a keen interest in the latest trends in engineering and leadership, and an above average emotional intelligence
  • Degree in computer science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or another related field
  • Position may require travel

Bonus:

  • Strong engineering background building Products that are ecommerce scale
  • Prior roles in Ecommerce or in technology companies
  • Working experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in Test Driven Development
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, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, 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!

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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