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Staff Software Engineer - Big Data, Machine Learning

Bellevue, Washington, United States
Our Opportunity:

Chewy is seeking a talented and motivated Staff Software Engineer to join our team in Bellevue, WA. As a Staff Software Engineer with a focus on Big Data & ML, you will serve as a technical lead to design and build a new data lake to store and process large volumes of data collected from various sources. You will determine how to best surface insights from these data via analytics and machine learning models. This data lake will power new product features across This is an opportunity to be one of the founding engineers of a new team challenged with delivering a greenfield project that will wow our customers and deliver on our mission to be the most trusted and convenient online destination for pet parents (and partners), everywhere.

What You'll Do:
  • Serve as a technical lead on business critical, cross-functional projects.
  • Design, develop, and implement systems that process and serve large volumes of data.
  • Determine when to apply various machine learning models (e.g. multi-armed bandit, propensity modeling, natural language processing) to optimize recommendations, improve a product feature, surface insights, detect anomalies, etc.
  • Hold a high bar for the quality of the architecture and design of systems.
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.
  • Decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions that operationally scale and are easily maintained.
  • Instill engineering excellence in the team and have the drive to focus on scalability, resiliency, high availability and performance of systems.
  • Actively mentor engineers, build and foster a strong engineering team culture, and be a key contributor in raising the bar of the engineering org.
  • Analyze data and create insights to inform leadership and make data driven decisions.
  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication and convey dissenting opinions in a constructive manner.
  • Contribute intellectual property through patents.

What You'll Need:
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related field.
  • 8+ years of industry experience.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals (OO/functional design, data structures & algorithms)
  • Proficiency in Java, Kotlin, or another modern programming language.
  • Proficiency with designing data lakes and using big data frameworks (Spark, Flink, Heron)
  • Proficiency in system-level design - microservices and service oriented architecture at scale.
  • Experience using various machine learning models.
  • Experience developing software in an agile environment with CI/CD.
  • Expert understanding how to build and scale applications in the cloud (AWS) with a focus on devops.
  • Position may require occasional travel.

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science or related field.
  • Experience with AWS big data services (Lake Formation, Athena, EMR, Kinesis, Glue, SageMaker)
  • Experience taking a project from inception through launch. Includes influencing the vision, communicating with leadership, stakeholders, and technical teams to disambiguate requirements, describe software product features, and produce technical design documents.

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

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