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Chewy Director, Software Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

Chewy is hiring a Director of Software Engineering for our Pet Health Technology team in Boston, MA. This is a leadership position that will have exposure across the entire business, influencing the vision and products for this new and growing line of business. As a technology leader, you will own creating an experience that wows and delights our pet parents and build highly scalable, available platforms that performs at scale. You will be involved in high-impact decisions and initiatives undertaken by the company, giving you a front row seat to shape Chewy’s growth.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage and lead a team of experienced Software Development Managers, Software Engineers and Quality Engineers

  • Recruit, hire, and mentor exceptional software and quality engineers

  • Curate, groom, prioritize and maintain the technical backlog for Engineering driven initiatives

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

  • Drive technical decisions and work with your product managers to manage the backlogs to support multiple teams within the engineering organization

  • Generate and analyze engineering metrics to inform data driven decisions

  • Champion quality initiatives and best practices to enable the team to continue to develop high quality, maintainable, and performant code

  • Build and foster a strong engineering team and positive engineering culture

  • Participate in strategic planning with product management, engineering management, and technical leads

What You’ll Need

  • Demonstrated history of implementing and managing significant software development projects

  • Exceptional leadership, communication and management skills

  • 8+ years of experience in Engineering Management

  • 5+ experience software development experience

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse, talented team

  • Experience designing, building and deploying large scale, cloud native web applications and service-oriented platforms

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and be able to convey dissenting opinions in a constructive manner, particularly written communications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Position may require some travel


  • Experience in Ecommerce or search & recommendations

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

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