Director of Software Engineering

| Boston

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is looking for a Director of Software Engineering to our Team based in Boston, MA. You will be tasked with building and managing multiple scrum teams, technical product managers and others to deliver high quality software as part of the fastest growing e-commerce company on the market.

 What you'll do:

  • Provide strong technical leadership and build autonomous teams
  • Mentor technical leaders and provide career development and professional growth of our amazing engineers and managers
  • Oversee work of talented cross-functional teams to strategically plan, design and develop solutions critical to Chewy’s business
  • Contribute to technical architecture decisions and lead efforts to build and maintain a highly scalable software platform
  • Contribute and evolve our culture to enable flawless execution and win against all competition

What you'll need:

  • 10+ years of experience building commercial software and relevant experience in leadership roles within engineering organizations
  • Must be a believer in Agile and Lean methodologies and have experience in evolving them at scale
  • A track record of highly influential technical and leadership achievements, strong and current technical contributions
  • Excellent understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and programming in Java
  • Effective communication skills along with strong programming and analytical skills
  • Strategic manager with strong operational, project management and technical architecture skills
  • Ability to excel within a VERY fast paced startup environment with a flat organizational structure, and provide hands-on leadership to our top-tier engineers. Must have start up experience.
  • Experienced in managing managers, as well as, highly skilled senior engineers/architects
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field
  • Position may require frequent travel

Bonus:

  • E-commerce experience
  • Building development teams from ground up
  • Retail knowledge
  • Fulfillment Center and Supply Chain experience
  • development and methodologies in building Search
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • VueJSLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • GRPCFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • VerticaDatabases
    • AerospikeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • UXPinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • dotCMSCMS

Location

Located in the Fort Point neighborhood, home to many of Boston's hip and upcoming restaurants along with emerging technology companies.
343 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

Insider's spotlight

What projects are you most most excited about?

Our team loves working on new app features that are requested by our customers! We get the most excited when our app users send us a request and then that idea comes to life in the next app update. We take our customer’s feedback very seriously!

Eliza

Mobile Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

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

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 makes someone successful on my team is a person who is passionate about technology and has the ability to adapt on the fly. As an engineer you must make data driven decisions to deliver solutions that meet today's needs but be flexible enough to change in the future should we need to pivot.

Paul

Director, IT Operations

Perks of working here

401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Dental Benefits
Flex Work Hours
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet-Friendly Office
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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