Chewy, Inc.

Chewy, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

Principal Software Engineer (R9380)

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring a Principal Software Engineer for Chewy’s Pet Health Technology team. You will be delivering solutions with multiple teams, be responsible for architecture, scalability and deadlines related to overall large scale project delivery. At Chewy engineers drive & you will be in the driver’s seat. Pet Health space is one of the newest verticals at Chewy where expectations for principal engineers is to have the most up to date knowledge of the newest technologies and also opportunity to learn the latest and greatest.

What You’ll Do:

  • You will be working directly with the VP of Engineering on architecture strategy of new products and scaling existing solutions
  • You will be responsible for the success of major development initiatives which will include any and all parts of the ecommerce platform: customer management, order and shipment management, returns management, catalog management, competitive pricing tools, search and personalization services, and operational analytics
  • Design reviews will be a large part of your responsibility, including shepherding designs from inception though implementation to deployment and post production enhancements.
  • Mentoring other engineers and helping ensure cultivation of great talent across the engineering organization.
  • Direct design review and code review process to constantly evolved as the team grows to enable development across many small teams with very little or no dependency between teams.

What You’ll Need:

  • 15+ years of experience in an object-oriented language such as Java or Scala
  • 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
  • Knowledge of front end technologies and frameworks with Javascript (including React, node.js, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Computer Science fundamentals – object oriented design, data structures, algorithm – design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Deep experience in services architecture
  • Experience mentoring and training the engineering community on complex technical issues
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • Experience with designing, building and deploying scalable, highly available systems.
  • Strong background with modern tools and environments (e.g., XML, web services, version control systems, bug/issue tracking tools)
  • Have or (more importantly) be willing to learn deep domain knowledge in the area of retail e-commerce.
  • Familiarity with cloud & orchestration technologies (AWS Services, Terraform, Ansible, etc)
  • Position may require travel


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with Scrum, XP or other agile methodologies a plus.
  • Good communication skills with both technical and business people.
  • Experience in web technologies such as JQuery, JQuery mobile, AJAX and HTML5, frameworks like Django, Flask, Zappa or Serverless
  • Experience with data analysis/mining in large scale database environments a plus.
  • A working knowledge of optimization algorithms (e.g., linear programming) and mathematical modeling a plus.

About Chewy, Inc.

Chewy is revolutionizing the pet industry as one of the fastest growing e-commerce retailers of all time. We offer a convenient way to shop for pet supplies within a highly personalized experience that's fueled by superior customer care. Headquartered in South Florida and Boston, our team of over 17,000 members-dispersed across our customer service centers, corporate offices and fulfillment centers-dedicate themselves to delivering pet happiness nationwide. Whether it's our easy-to-use website, great selection of high-quality products, competitive pricing, speedy deliveries, or award-winning 24/7 customer service, we aim to wow our customers in all aspects of our company. Chewy's environment is dynamic and faster than anything you've ever experienced, built for leaders who thrive on delivering results. We believe in leadership, accountability, relentlessness, and creativity. We work hard with a dogged determination, but we have fun, too…. which isn't hard to do when you have your favorite four-legged friends by your side!