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Senior Software Engineer at Chewy (Minneapolis, MN)

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Our Opportunity:

Chewy Storefront Conversion department is seeking a talented and motivated Senior Software Engineer within the Order management Team. As a Lead Software Engineer, you will lead in innovating, designing, and building services and frameworks to provide solutions for 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, Senior Software Engineers are constantly innovating, developing frameworks, establishing governance, and Contributing to defining the architecture for our next-generation platforms.

What You'll Do:

  • Write simple and sustainable code that reflects a constant understanding of the business impacts.
  • Act in the capacity of a software engineer to actively participate in the definition, design, development, testing, and implementation of software functionality using the Agile methodology.
  • Create or modify complex programs, modules, routines, scripts, and data objects from a detailed design where efficiency, performance, and reliability are critical.
  • Work with and advise both business and technology teams (internal and external) on how best to implement desired features and enhancements.
  • Ensure that technical solutions follow best practices, are reliable, are easily maintainable, and are scalable under sustained load.
  • Participate in design and code reviews.
  • Collaborate to identify, isolate and resolve malfunctions related to software.
  • Conduct knowledge transition on solutions to the designated application support team(s).
  • Create and evolve application documentation as required.
  • Operate in compliance with IT standards, policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Play a critical role in developing a reliable and sustainable automated testing framework to improve engineering quality and velocity.
  • Work in an agile development environment and collaborate with multiple teams while experimenting with new technologies, helping create solutions that put Chewy on the cutting edge.

What You'll Need:

  • 6-10 years of experience as a software engineer.
  • Strong knowledge of Java and other open source stacks (spring, Kotlin).
  • 4 + years of API development or engineering at scale.
  • Experience working across fully automated stacks in a CI/CD ecosystem.
  • Experience with distributed data stores at scale.
  • Strong Experience with lightweight middleware technologies, integration patterns, microservices.
  • Experience building applications using AWS services.
  • Experience in building event Streams with Kafka & No-SQL.
  • Hands-on experience leading the design, development, and deployment of business software at scale.
  • Be a hands-on Engineer spending a 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 & working knowledge of design patterns.
  • Experience with designing, building, and deploying scalable, highly available systems.
  • 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.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.



  • Ecommerce experience.
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture.
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!

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 Benefits
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 Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
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 Benefits
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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