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Chewy Associate Director, Software Engineering - Purchase in Boston, Massachusetts

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring a Associate Director – Software Engineering for our eCommerce team in Boston, MA. This is a critical part of our custom e-commerce platform that is responsible for all business processes that need to occur on Lower Funnel. This is a high-profile position that will have exposure across the entire business, influencing the vision and implementation of architecture, design and features for this platform. As part of a dynamic team, this role offers a tremendous opportunity for professional growth in the leading online pet retailer in the US.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage and lead a team 1-2 scrum teams with 3-7 experienced engineers responsible for building Chewy’s next generation eCommerce Platform and complimentary products.

  • Drive technical decisions and be accountable for the delivery of solutions on initiatives they own.

  • Technical Savvy with strong System design skills due to previous hands-on knowledge/skill as a Software Engineer.

  • Contribute to road map definition in collaboration with technical and product leadership.

  • Review code and implementations, provide feedback for technical contributors.

  • Must be able to identify and manage priorities within the context of overall company objectives based on data driven decision making.

  • Establish strong working relationships at all organizational levels and across functional teams as the subject matter expert for your team.

  • Partner with our recruiting team to continue to build your team and mentor the growth of the existing team.

  • Work with others in Engineering Management to drive best practices in software development, testing, and production deployment.

    What you’ll need

  • Demonstrated history of implementing and managing multiple software development projects.

  • 5+ years of experience in Software Development as a hands-on Software engineer.

  • 3+ years of experience in Engineering Management

  • Technical savvy, including hands-on knowledge/skill of system integration, databases and business intelligence

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy

  • Agile experience leading Scrum teams.

  • Ability to perform business requirements analysis and design with strong prioritization skills to identify minimal viable/lovable products.

  • Excellent communication, organization skills, influencing skills.

  • Capability to identify and mitigate development and implementation risks.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Operations Management, Business Administration or equivalent fields with relevant experience.

  • Position may require occasional travel


  • Knowledge of Atlassian suite of tools (Jira, Jenkins, Confluence)

  • Experience working in Agile teams (Scrum, Kanban)

  • Project experience using Java, AWS, React, Angular, Vue.JS or similar frameworks and/or libraries.

  • Experience with building retail solutions

  • Ecommerce experience

  • Java & AWS experience

  • Exceptional customer service skills, follows up with clients and team members, and takes initiative to anticipate and solve problems

  • Experience with CI/CD processes and releases management

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

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