Chewy, Inc.

Chewy, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

Staff Software Engineer – New Vertical Pet Health (R8301)

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring a Staff Software Engineer – Java for our Pet Health E-Commerce team in Minneapolis, MN. As a Staff Engineer you will have development and operational oversight over major systems at Chewy.  You will be in charge of evaluating new technologies, designing and developing impactful software capabilities to enhance or create new functionality needed to grow Chewy.  You will have the opportunity to be part of a high performing engineering team where we value broad-based technical skills in cloud-based services, databases, security, serverless technologies, and more.

What You’ll Do:

  • You will participate in working with all of the top engineers at Chewy and the CTO to evolve architecture direction of all development at Chewy.
  • You will have responsibility over major components of Chewy’s architecture – both development and operational needs. You will be the go-to engineer for your part of the platform
  • You will be responsible for ensuring your systems are fully CICD and have responsibility of a plan to get to CICD if not there yet
  • Limiting technical debt will be your key objective
  • Hiring, training, mentoring and growing new talent will be a major part of your job as Chewy is growing all teams at a record pace
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.
  • Conduct design and code reviews and raise the bar on engineering rigor and standard
  • Debug production issues across services and tech stack
  • Continuously measure and optimize the performance, effectiveness, and uptime of backend services
  • You will participate in setting guidelines for evolving development practices, as well as mentoring junior engineers

What You’ll Need:

  • 10+ years of experience in an object-oriented language such as Java and relevant Java ecosystem like Spring Boot based applications
  • Be a Hands-on Engineer who will spend significant percentage of their time writing code creating Framework structure for team 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 & a working knowledge of design patterns
  • Experience with designing, building and deploying scalable, highly available systems
  • Strong background with modern tools and environments (e.g., JSON 3.0 API spec, web services, version control systems, bug/issue tracking tools)
  • 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
  • Position may require travel


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in e-commerce
  • Experience with Scrum, XP or other agile methodologies a plus
  • Good communication skills with both technical and business audiences
  • Experience with data analysis/mining in large scale database environments 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!