Head of Engineering - Home & Nav

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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is seeking Director of Engineering in Seattle.

Chewy is growing! We’re looking for an Director, Home & Nav to join our team developing Chewy.com. Chewy is THE go-to online shopping destination for all things pet and we are continuously striving to delight pet parents with a seamless experience across our platforms.

  • Are you inspired by innovation?
  • Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA?
  • Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture?
  • Are you excited about developing solutions focused on providing delightful customer experience?
  • Are you able to easily adapt to meet the needs of our continuous business growth?

If your answer is yes, read on...

Storefront engineering team is seeking a talented and motivated Director within our Discover and Engage division to lead our Home & Nav team. Discover and Engage team is responsible for powering Chewy.com’s Home Page, Navigation & Product Details Page. Delivering reliable and high-performance services and features at Chewy’s scale requires leaders with extraordinary expertise and boundless creativity. At Chewy, Director will interact with product leaders, managers, understand our business goals, collaborate with other leaders, and innovate rapidly, delivering high-quality and high-value functionality.

What does it take to thrive as an Director at Chewy? You need to be creative, responsible, and curious while leading the team to move quickly to deliver results for our customers. You’re excited about designing and implementing solutions that scale and engaging customers to understand what’s needed to meet their needs. You’re able to think about business opportunities, understand operational implications, and lead us in evolving our service architecture in the course of a single conversation. You’re looking to lead and mentor a team of bright, capable engineers to implement your vision.


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
  • Lead an engineering team to produce high quality, on-time solutions to address business needs
  • 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 leadership in making 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
  • Take on responsibility for Storefront operational processes and procedures including incident management and on-call rotations 
  • Display excellent verbal and written communication and be able to convey dissenting opinions in a constructive manner, particularly written communications

What You’ll Need:

  • Demonstrated history of implementing and managing significant software development projects
  • Exceptional leadership, communication and project management skills
  • 7+ years of management experience, and a belief in developing the skills and talents of a strong and capable engineering team
  • 5+ experience software development experience
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse, talented team
  • Experience in service-oriented architecture
  • Experience in designing, building, deploying, managing, monitoring, troubleshooting, and supporting large scale web applications
  • Working knowledge of contemporary Cloud specific technology stack (AWS specifically)
  • Familiarity/experience with quality engineering concepts and tools 
  • Experience in identifying and navigating organizational changes, a keen interest in the latest trends in engineering and leadership, and an above average emotional intelligence
  • Degree in computer science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or another related field
  • Position may require travel

Bonus:

  • Strong engineering background building Products that are ecommerce scale
  • Prior roles in Ecommerce or in technology companies
  • Working experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in Test Driven Development
  • Scrum Master Certification

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact [email protected]

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Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, please contact [email protected]. To access Chewy’s Privacy Policy, which contains information regarding information collected from job applicants and how we use it, please click here: https://www.chewy.com/app/content/privacy).
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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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