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Senior Software Engineer at Chewy (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer based in Plantation, FL, Boston, MA, or Minneapolis, MN. You will be a part of the Authorization/Authentication team that is responsible for the customer’s experience with their Chewy account across Chewy’s properties. This team aims to build tools, systems, and services that provides a secure, world class experience for Chewy’s customers to access their Accounts using modern industry standard practices.

This role is a high-profile position that will have exposure across the entire business, influencing the vision and implementation of architecture, design, and features. You will directly engage with engineering teams that rely on our team's tools and application templates, work with our users to identify gaps in our product offerings, and then own the implementation strategy from measurement to delivery. We support and encourage experimentation and innovation with new technologies that contribute to solving problems at scale. Your expertise in these areas will directly influence team strategy and contribute to the defining of the technology landscape for Chewy. This role offers an excellent opportunity for professional growth and has tremendous visibility in the technology & business organization of Chewy. This role will allow you to act as an individual contributor as part of a team of strong engineers building Tools and Services for Chewy's Tooling Platform.

What You'll Do:

  • Design, build, and both the user to service and the service-to-service authentication and authorization services
  • You will be responsible for the design, development, delivery, and support of large-scale, distributed software and tools
  • Work in an agile development environment, collaborating with multiple Application Development and Architecture teams
  • Provide technical guidance to your team to build quality software
  • Bring industry best practices in terms of technology and process
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development
  • Set engineering excellence to the team and have the drive to focus on scalability, resiliency, high availability & performance of applications
  • Hire, educate, mentor, and help peers and contribute to the open-source engineering community.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and service providers to pursue use cases and assist in ensuring our internal customers' knowledge of our technology remains ahead of the curve.

What You'll Need:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Strong knowledge and proven expertise with Java and the AWS tools and ecosystem
  • Clear understanding of emerging technologies and ability to apply those principles in solving critical business needs
  • Be a Hands-on Engineer who will spend a significant percentage of their time writing code, creating a Framework structure for the team
  • Experience with designing, building, and deploying scalable, highly available systems
  • Strong background with modern tools and environments
  • Working Experience with distributed SCM (GitHub a plus)
  • Experience working across fully automated stacks in a CI/CD ecosystem
  • BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience


  • Experience with authentication services and industry standards including Oath2.0
  • Experience with 3rd party authentications services including Keycloak and Okta.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Experience with Github and AWS or other Cloud technologies
  • Experience building applications using AWS services
  • Working knowledge on React Framework
  • Experience in API development or engineering at scale
  • Ecommerce experience

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you need an accommodation during the application process or to perform these job requirements, or if you need a religious accommodation, please contact [email protected]

If you have a question regarding your application, please contact [email protected]

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

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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.


Senior Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

I'd say our new onboarding program, which educates and immerses Chewy’s new hires in our business, mission, and Operating Principles. I hope new Chewtopians walk away from our revamped onboarding experience with a deeper understanding of what makes Chewy special and that it helps them build connections with their fellow new team members.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

Creating a work environment that is accessible to everyone attracts a diverse talent pool and unlocks talents and skills that might not be available otherwise.


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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.


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What’s the vibe like in the office?

My favorite Operating Principle here at Chewy is “Debate Openly, Commit Fully.” It makes me comfortable having passionate disagreements with my coworkers about a project when appropriate, knowing that we can have a (zoom) beer later that day and feel OK about it. Every company strives for that culture, and it's a part of our DNA at Chewy.


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